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As the Lion King hit theaters today, Beyoncé pays tribute to the film with her companion album The Lion King: The Gift. Serving as executive producer and curator, Beyonce gathered some of her favorite artists and today’s most talented African artists including JAY-Z Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino. Blue Ivy WizKid and SAINt JHN, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Tierra Whack, Tiwa Savage, Jessie Reyez, Burna Boy, Mr. Eazi, and 070 Shake.

“The soundtrack is a love letter to Africa and I wanted to make sure we found the best talent from Africa, and not just use some of the sounds and did my own interpretation of it,” Beyoncé, who voices Nala in the remake, told Robin Roberts. “I wanted it to be authentic to what is beautiful about the music in Africa.”

“A lot of the drums, the chants, all of these incredible new sounds, mixed with some of the producers from America, we’ve kinda created our own genre. I feel like the soundtrack, it becomes visual in your mind. It’s a soundscape. It’s more than just the music because each song tells the story of the film.”

Stream the album below.

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As the official Lion King movie soundtrack was released last week. One of the movie co-stars Beyoncé has taken today to unveil the cover and track list for her compilation project – “The Lion King: The Gift.” Excusive produced by Bey, the album serves as a “love letter to Africa.” The new album features guest appearances from Burna Boy, Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z, Childish Gambino, Pharrell, daughter Blue Ivy Carter, Wiz Kid, Tiera Whack, 070 Shake and a number of African artists.

“This soundtrack is a love letter to Africa and I wanted to make sure we found the best talent from Africa, and not just use some of the sounds and did my interpretation of it,” the singer told ABC News. “I wanted it to be authentic to what is beautiful about the music in Africa,” she added “I wanted to put everyone on their own journey to link the storyline. Each song was written to reflect the film’s storytelling that gives the listener a chance to imagine their own imagery, while listening to a new contemporary interpretation. It was important that the music was not only performed by the most interesting and talented artists but also produced by the best African producers. Authenticity and heart were important to me.”

With the album arriving July 19th, Bey pulled another surprised her fans as she dropped the official video for “Spirit” ealier today on ABC tonight during the Lion King 20/20 special hosted by Robin Roberts. Check out the official tracklist below.

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Before the stars hit the red carpet for the Lion King premiere. Disney announced that Beyonce has recorded a new song for the movie soundtrack. Today Queen B unveiled the new song titled Spirit.

Written by IIya Salmanzadeh, Timothy McKenzie, and Beyoncé, and produced by Beyoncé, IIya, and Labrinth. The new song will appear on The Lion King: The Gift is set for release on July 19, the same day the film hits theaters. The song also appears on The Lion King original motion picture soundtrack, which releases on July 11. Check out the new song below.

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After giving us the Homecoming Live album last week, this week Beyonce’s Lemonade is finally available across all major streaming services, including Apple Music and Spotify. The project, originally available exclusively on TIDAL, featured the original demo version of her single Sorry.

The track has a few elements of the song we have grown to love, but it also features a new lyrics as Bey sings “You’ve been running game on the wrong one / I’m running so fast for the long run / Running out the back door / We truly could have been / Living young, wild, and free.” Check out the more atmospheric version of the track below.

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While Beyonce has everyone up waiting for her Netflix special to drop, fans had no idea that she would also be dropping a live album along with it. HOMECOMING: THE LIVE ALBUM features all the songs the iconic entertainer performed during her thrilling Coachella 2018 set.

Beyonce has also added a never before heard new cover of Frankie Beverly and Maze’s 1981 classic “Before I Let Go.” Produced by Tay Keith, the track also samples Cameo’s “Candy.” Teased during the end credits of her newly premiered film, fans can enjoy the studio audio.

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Over the weekend Nexflix shared photo with the word Homecoming which had a lot of people believing it was Beyonce related. Now the anticipation is over add Beyonce has revealed the official trailer for Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé, which will hit the streaming service on April 17.

“Homecoming presents an intimate look at Beyoncé’s historic 2018 Coachella performance that paid homage to America’s historically black colleges and universities. The announcement comes one year after Beyonce Tacclaimed “Beychella” set, which was inspired by the HBCU homecoming weekend experience.

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Today Adidas announced their new partnership with no other than Queen B herself. In the new partnership The singer and actress will retain ownership of her company, said Adidas, which mentioned the importance of women in leadership, noting Beyoncé would continue “her journey as one of the first black women to be the sole owner of an athleisure brand.”

“This is the partnership of a lifetime for me,” said Beyoncé in a statement. “Adidas has had tremendous success in pushing creative boundaries. We share a philosophy that puts creativity, growth and social responsibility at the forefront of business. I look forward to relaunching and expanding Ivy Park on a truly global scale with a proven, dynamic leader.”

 

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Beyonce first launched Ivy Park in 2016 partnering with Topshop in 2016, Bey bought back the fashion firm’s half last year and in the process assumed total control. While there is no set launch date fans can expect to see footwear, clothing, and more.

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Jay-z and Beyonce may be on tour right now but they still keep their fans happy as they unleashed their surprise joint album “Everything is Love.”

Coming in at nine tracks (plus the TIDAL exclusive bonus track “SALUD”), the joint project includes titles like “SUMMER,” “713” and “BLACK EFFECT.” Available now on TIDAL, stream the album and watch the official music video for “APES**T” below.

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Last night Jay-z and Beyonce kicked off the highly anticipated On the Run II tour last night in Cardiff, U.K. Lead by 26-person vertical orchestra, and 17 dancers Jay & Bey performed a 43-song setlist, mixed with their solo hits and collaborations.

Celebrating love, family, and culture, The Cater’s shared never-before-seen footage and photos from their personal archives, including pics of Blue Ivy and twins Rumi and Sir Carter. OTR II tour will stop in 15 cities across the U.K. and Europe before hitting North America on July 25 in Cleveland with special guests DJ Khaled and Chloe x Halle.

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Beyonce turned Coachella into Beychella as she made her return to the stage after delivering twins last year. Giving us a performance to remember, King B slayed with a 105-minute set, paying homage to HBCU’s, Bey kicked off the homecoming-themed performance backed by an army of 100 dancers and band members.

As the first African-American female headliner, Beyonce brought along her Husband Jay Z as he joined B on stage for their collaboration “Déjà Vu.” King B was later joined by her former group member’s Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams as the trio performed their hit’s “Lose My Breath,” “Say My Name,” and “Soldier.” The surprises were not done just yet, as Solange joined her big sister on stage for a “Get Me Bodied” dance off.

If you missed last night’s epic performance don’t worry check out the full set below.

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