Singer Beyonce returns with new album 'Renaissance'

By: AFP
Published: 03:55 PM, 16 Jun, 2022
Singer Beyonce returns with new album 'Renaissance'
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Beyonce is back with a new album, "Renaissance", due on July 29 -- her first since 2016. 

The singer's website showed what appeared to a new solo album available for pre-order, with further details to be published soon. 

Her social media profiles were also updated to read "act I ... RENAISSANCE", suggesting there may be multiple releases. 

Beyonce has not given much away ahead of previous launches, dropping her self-titled album in December 2013 out of the blue, and giving a teaser trailer for 2016's "Lemonade" just one week before it appeared. 

The 40-year-old has kept busy in the intervening years, collaborating with her husband Jay-Z on 2018's "Everything is Love" and releasing a live album and film, "Homecoming" the following year. 

The latter featured her already-mythic performance at Coachella in 2018, considered one of the greatest festival performances ever. 

She also contributed a song, "Black Parade", to the live-action remake of "The Lion King", which won her her 28th Grammy -- breaking the record for a female artist.

AFP

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