Beyoncé’s seventh studio album Renaissance is officially scheduled to drop on July 29th
Fans of Beyoncé are overjoyed. Renaissance, the Grammy Award-winning artist’s seventh studio album, will be released on July 29th, Columbia Records revealed on social media early Thursday morning. The record label simply captioned a photo of a black square with “act I and “RENAISSANCE” written in white on either side: “Beyoncé. RENAISSANCE. July 29.” Around the same moment, Tidal, a high-definition streaming service, posted the same visual on social media. Beyoncé, 40, also changed her Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram biographies to reflect the album’s impending release.
According to BeyLegion, the soon-to-be-released project will include a total of 16 tracks. Beyoncé’s website now has four different box sets available for pre-order, each of which includes a CD, T-shirt, mini-poster, and a 28-page photo booklet. “Upon record release on July 29th, the product will begin shipping.” The star’s first solo album in six years will be Renaissance. Dangerously in Love was released in 2003, followed by B’Day in 2006, I Am… Sasha Fierce in 2008, 4 in 2011, Beyoncé in 2013, and Lemonade in 2016.
Beyoncé also collaborated with their husband JAY-Z on the 2018 album Everything Is Love, as well as The Lion King: The Gift, a soundtrack for Disney’s live-action adaption that includes original music by the singer. In 2019, she also released Homecoming: The Live Album, which coincided with her legendary Coachella performance the year before. Live interpretations of some of the former Destiny Child member’s best hits can be found on the album.
Beyoncé’s next endeavor was revealed after she teased her adoring followers, known as the Beyhive, in recent days. Last week, the “Crazy in Love” singer teased fans with some possibly major news by inexplicably removing her profile photographs from her Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube profiles. Her branding was last wiped, according to The Tab, immediately before she dropped Lemonade years ago.
Beyoncé has a history of using the element of surprise in her solo music career, releasing her self-titled album exclusively on iTunes without warning in 2013. The album launched at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 despite the lack of promotion. Beyoncé previously spoke with Harper’s Bazaar for their September 2021 cover story, during which she discussed her new music.