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With just a few hours till we see the Disney+ exclusive visual album from Beyonce, the icon has unleashed a little surprise to us as she released the video for “ALREADY” featuring Shatta Wale and Major Lazer.

Inspired by last year’s remake of The Lion King, the epic visual is a celebration of being Black and features stunning fashion and choreography, with a cameo from Shatta Wale.

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Last night it leaked that Beyonce has a new project coming to Disney+ July 31st, but the official announcement came tonight after Queen B accepted her Humanitarian Award at the BET Awards. Written, directed, and executive produced by Beyoncé, Black Is King, inspired by The Lion King. After accepting the award Beyonce gave us a little more insight into the new visual experience via Instagram.

 

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I typically keep comments short and sweet, but I just watched the trailer with my family and I’m excited. 🎶please don’t get me hype🎶🤪 “Black Is King” is a labor of love. It is my passion project that I have been filming, researching and editing day and night for the past year. I’ve given it my all and now it’s yours. It was originally filmed as a companion piece to “The Lion King: The Gift” soundtrack and meant to celebrate the breadth and beauty of Black ancestry. I could never have imagined that a year later, all the hard work that went into this production would serve a greater purpose. The events of 2020 have made the film’s vision and message even more relevant, as people across the world embark on a historic journey. We are all in search of safety and light. Many of us want change. I believe that when Black people tell our own stories, we can shift the axis of the world and tell our REAL history of generational wealth and richness of soul that are not told in our history books. With this visual album, I wanted to present elements of Black history and African tradition, with a modern twist and a universal message, and what it truly means to find your self-identity and build a legacy. I spent a lot of time exploring and absorbing the lessons of past generations and the rich history of different African customs. While working on this film, there were moments where I’ve felt overwhelmed, like many others on my creative team, but it was important to create a film that instills pride and knowledge. I only hope that from watching, you leave feeling inspired to continue building a legacy that impacts the world in an immeasurable way. I pray that everyone sees the beauty and resilience of our people. This is a story of how the people left MOST BROKEN have EXTRAORDINARY gifts.❤️✊🏾 Thank you to Blitz, Emmanuel, Ibra, Jenn, Pierre, Dikayl, Kwasi and all the brilliant creatives. Thank you to all at Disney for giving this Black woman the opportunity to tell this story. This experience has been an affirmation of a grander purpose. My only goal is that you watch it with your family and that it gives you pride. Love y’all, B

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Just as we thought the Juneteenth festivities were winding down Beyoncé gets things started back up as she drops her Juneteenth anthem ‘Black Parade.’ Proceeds from the song will benefit BeyGOOD’s Black Business Impact Fund, which supports Black-owned small businesses. Check out the song below.

Megan’s song Savage took over Tiktok as the dance went viral, today the Houston rapper gives new life to the single as she recruits the one and only  Beyonce for the remix. The track has been given multiple new verses from both Meg and Bey. All proceeds from the remix will benefit Bread of Life’s Houston COVID-19 relief efforts, which Beyoncé’s BeyGOOD organization recently announced a $6 million donation to in partnership with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s #startsmall.

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Life can be a motherfucking rollercoaster and it can either break you or make you into a stronger individual, which is why it`s so damn good to have some inspirational music to lean on as you go through your hardship to give you a pep talk whenever your branches are beginning to droop, giving you a mood boost. So to help you find your motivational mojo back I`ve picked some songs that also allow you to be honest with yourself and breakdown to build yourself up again and be part of your evolve.

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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.