After six long years, at least from her ravenous fanbase’s perspective, pop goddess Beyoncé is about to drop her seventh solo studio album.
The announcement was trumpeted on marquee music companies’ Instagram pages, starting with Tidal, which stated to its 760K followers that Queen Bey’s CD, Renaissance, will be released on July 29, 2022.
Other major American streaming services also posted similar notices to fans about the former lead singer of Destiny’s Child, including Apple Music for its 4.5 million followers …
… and Spotify for its 8.1 million followers.
This should satiate Bey’s vast global followership, which hasn’t had a new album since the celebrated Lemonade in 2016.
Not that Queen Bey has not been attending her throne. She just took a moratorium from the business after churning out music nonstop since she was a teenager. Remember, Beyoncé opened up the 2022 Academy Awards with a enthralling performance of “Be Alive” from the soundtrack to King Richard which had earned Bey her first Oscar nomination.
In 2019, Bey had curated the soundtrack album, The Lion King: The Gift, for the animated remake of The Lion King. One of the songs, “Black Parade,” earned Bey her 28th Grammy Award, a record for a female artist and tied her with musical savant Quincy Jones for the most overall.
And in 2018, Beyoncé became the first Black woman to ever headline the ionic Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in California. Her spectacular performance there quickly inspired the nickname “Baychella.”