At midnight, June 29th, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter will officially drop her new studio album, “Renaissance: Act 1.”
Unfortunately for Beyoncé, the album ended up leaking days ago & revealed vital details that were meant to stay secret. Most importantly, after rumors circulating for weeks, “Renaissance” appears to be the first album in a 3-part trilogy.
She says in a note found in leaked physical copies, “this three-act project was recorded over three years during the Pandemic. A time to be still but also a time I found to be most creative.” A dominant year is shaping up for the iconic Queen B.
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“Renaissance” Details & Collaborations
Due to news about the album leaking, we know all the musicians from the tracklist now. The album contains 16 tracks in total & some have curious titles. Beyoncé worked on “Renaissance” and the other two confirmed trilogy pieces, primarily during the Pandemic.
Unsurprisingly, Beyoncé goes out of her way to collaborate with tons of stars & talented artists. Some key contributors include Drake, Jay Z, Skrillex, Pharrell, Tems, Lucky Daye & many more. One wonders if both upcoming albums will be just as lengthy & full of content as “Renaissance.”
The Thrive Despite The Early Leaks
Someone as huge of a star as Beyoncé shouldn’t typically experience their music leaking online. While it would’ve been exciting for her to surprise fans with the announcement of an entire album trilogy, she’s still going to succeed at delivering the whole sonic & visual experience for her hive of fans. I don’t think there’s any way she’d sell less than 100,00 units the first week.
Realistically, Beyoncé will probably sell over 200,000 units in its first week of release. Are you excited about the new album coming tonight from the Texas-raised vocalist? Read more of FM Hip-Hop’s featured articles today.