Beyoncé Announces New Album ‘RENAISSANCE’ Will Be Released July 29

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Beyoncé’s new album RENAISSANCE is set for release on July 29, music streaming services including Spotify and Tidal announced early on Thursday, marking her first studio album release in six years that follows multiple teases on social media over the past few days.

Key Facts

The full name of the album appears to be RENAISSANCE – act i, a possible indication the new project may be released in multiple parts.

The official announcement was shared by the social media handles of all major music streaming services including Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal and YouTube Music—indicating that unlike her last album ‘Lemonade’ this will release on all platforms.

The new album will be Beyoncé’s seventh solo album.

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Thursday’s announcement comes after several days of teases on social media which included the removal of Beyoncé’s display pictures from her Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube pages.

Big Number

$450 million. That’s Beyoncé’s total net worth as of June 14 according to Forbes, which puts her 61st on the list of America’s Richest Self-Made Women.

Key Background

Beyoncé’s last studio album Lemonade, released in 2016, was both a massive critical and commercial success. The album received nine Grammy nominations and ended up winning two awards for Best Urban Contemporary Album and Best Music Video for the song “Formation.” Last year, Beyoncé became the most decorated female artist in Grammy history after receiving a record 28th award and tied with Quincy Jones.

Further Reading

Beyoncé Turns 40—Time To Revisit Her Obsession With The Number 4 (Forbes)

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