Beyoncé kept us waiting for her next studio album for six full years, but she’s finally ready to unleash some new music upon the world. Queen B broke the internet with the announcement of her multi-part album Renaissance, set to come out in July.
Beyoncé first sparked rumors about a potential new project when she deleted the profile pictures and bios from her social media accounts, and it turned out this wasn’t a coincidence. She replaced an empty bio with the words “act i Renaissance 7.29.”, hinting at the release of her seventh studio album.
According to Variety, Renaissance will include dance and country-leaning tracks and it will feature contributions from songwriters Ryan Tedder and Raphael Saadiq. It will be released on July 29, through Parkwood Entertainment and Columbia Records.
Renaissance will be Beyoncé’s first album in six years, since the release of her critically acclaimed record Lemonade in 2016. Even though she hadn’t dropped any LPs in the meantime, Queen B stayed pretty busy.
Her Netflix documentary Homecoming was accompanied by a live album, and she was also the mastermind behind the soundtrack albums The Lion King: The Gift and Black Is King. She also received several Grammy Awards for collaborating with Megan Thee Stallion on the “Savage” remix and received an Oscar nomination for the song “Be Alive” from the film King Richard.