The Beyonaissance is upon us: Beyonce will drop a new album next month

Beyonce has been trying to prepare the Beyhive for weeks/months/years. The hive doesn’t actually need to be prepared though – they’re ready to fight for their queen at a moment’s notice. I know some Bey-stans live in fear that Beyonce will announce something while they’re sleeping and they won’t find out until hours after the hive has been assembled. So it is today – the Beyhive woke up to the news that Beyonce is about to drop an album.

Renaissance act i?? OMG!!! Beyonce has not released a full-length solo album since Lemonade, although I think the Beyhive counts The Lion King: The Gift, the soundtrack album. Bey has been working this whole time though, most recently on the Oscar-nominated song “Be Alive” for King Richard last year. So are we getting another full-length album? I hope so – oh, I just saw that it does appear to be a full-length, 16-track album, yay! It might even be one album in a multi-album series, given “Act I.” The Beyonaissance is upon us.

Photos courtesy of Backgrid, Beyonce’s IG.

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  1. AC says:

    I am so ready for this!!!!👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

  2. s808 says:

    I woke up randomly at 2AM this morning, come to find out she dropped the news. I preordered one of the pose boxes on her website and went back to sleep lmao!

    • rawiya says:

      I read this in the same manner as someone saying, “I woke up at 2 a.m. Went to the bathroom. Had a glass of water. Went back to sleep.” Completely normal. As one does!

    • Green Desert says:

      Love this comment @S808. 🤣

      I’m so ready!!!

  3. Noki says:

    The Beyhive Do Not consider The Gift as a Beyonce album,thats why they kept asking for B7.

  4. eva says:

    My body is ready.

  5. C says:

    Super pumped!

  6. rainbow says:

    Haha, I was literally singing a Bey song today, and thinking she must just be enjoying ‘retirement’ or family life, as she’d not released any songs for ages! (having lived under a rock and missed all her other work referenced by Kaiser).

  7. Beyv says:

    The merch for B7 was accidentally launched on her website a few days ago, so I guess she had to announce but I’m so excited to have another B album regardless 💃🏾

  8. taris says:

    we been ready!!!

  9. Nicegirl says:


  10. Call Me Mabel says:

    Most excited about the music videos that will come from this album.

  11. Sonya says:

    I can’t wait, she was definitely missed.

  12. Fernanda says:

    Unpopular opinion (at least on this site): I like Beyoncé but I am always put off with the pretentiousness of both her and Jay Z. Just to read this “act I” and “renaissance”, it is really off putting. I mean, why do they take themselves so seriously? I like her music and especially the Destiny’s Child stuff, but no need for this over the top-ness…

    • Snuffles says:

      So Beyonce can’t have a theme? She’s historically big on themes when it come to her album. A lot of artists are.

      For example, BTS’s Map of the Soul series was based on Jungian Psychology Theory. Sounds pretentious but they still dropped them bangers.

      • Fernanda says:

        Yes, I guess you’re right. It is a part of the pop star act. I guess I am more into low key performers.

    • Go says:

      Why does an artist take their art seriously? It’s giving hater, sis!

    • Nikki (Toronto) says:

      I’m not a huge Beyonce fan, but I don’t think she’s over the top. She’s super low-key and does the work in the background. This is why the response to anything she does is over the top. Because she gives us damn near perfection, with respect to her effort.

      You can’t blame her for the Hives’ reaction. Her fans stay ready.

      I think her confidence is irking you. I find when Black people don’t shrink, some people get uncomfortable. They’re not pretentious, they’re just very successful.

      • Fernanda says:

        Oh wow, that is too much assumption regarding a simple comment about the perceived pretentiousness.

    • Erika says:

      Agreed 100 percent. Loved her old music but not into her anymore.

    • Tiffany:) says:

      I don’t think it is pretentious. She is truly an artist with massive cultural impact. If it takes 2 parts to express her vision, it takes 2 parts. It’s not pretentious. All she did was list the name of the project! It’s so minimal.

      Additionally, I think one of the big things she has done is hold up how art made by her community is often dismissed as being merely popular. She says, no, this is art and it has meaning and value. Renaissance, to me, continues that connection to art and also themes of rebirth and uprising.

      • eva says:

        As a Beyoncé fan I can tell you: we WANT her to go big!! We don’t want low-key when it comes to her art (and yes, what she does is art – anyone not seeing that is not looking). She can make a big deal about everything because she always delivers. And she delivers with near perfection *because* she takes her work seriously.

      • Tiffany:) says:

        I agree, Eva. She’s never been over hyped because she always exceeds expectations. And that’s why fans get so excited, because they know the level she is working at.

  13. Imara219 says:

    People usually fix their mouths to hate on Beyonce for no reason. Like, lol, “why does an artist take their craft so seriously?” Lol. Because it’s their job and livelihood. Beyonce is a corporation and brand employing hundreds of people. I’m glad she prides herself on her craft and drops masterpieces.

    Anywhoodle, Im excited for new content. My 5 year old son bops out to Brown-skinned girls. Like Im able to use that sound to talk about our culture to my son. Let’s go Beynaissance

    • Tiffany:) says:

      “I’m glad she prides herself on her craft and drops masterpieces. ”

      Yes!!!! I’m glad she puts in the work and makes the best music/videos/films she can. I don’t know why people act like it is a flaw of hers that she’s an insanely hard worker?

      • Imara219 says:

        I watched Black is King last Fall and it was an art piece. It was masterfully done and it spoke so much of Black and African culture. I will never understand why some people are bothered by a Black artist being a perfectionist with their talents. They should. Madonna circa 1999-2006 was the same way and yet people adored her for it. Beyonce does it and she gets told she’s being too much.

    • ChillinginDC says:

      What you said. She can’t even win a damn Grammy for Album of the Year and she’s putting out content better than other artists. Lemonade was a cultural moment and it largely got ignored by the so called powers that be.

    • Green Desert says:

      @IMARA, Nothing triggers a certain type of woman like Beyoncé. I’m always curious as to how hard the moderator has to work when there’s a Bey post. SMDH.

      It’s beautiful, what you said about the music your son listens to and how that can start conversations. ❤️

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  14. Tiffany says:

    I already went to her site and pre ordered my cd set. Don’t even know what the shirt or the box set will look like, and I don’t care.

  15. Julia K says:

    Blue Ivy is adorable and strongly resembles her beautiful mom.