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RENAISSANCE is Beyoncé’s seventh studio album. On June 16, 2022 — the four-year anniversary of EVERYTHING IS LOVE, her collaborative album with her husband JAY-Z, Beyoncé announced the project through her social media bios: In 2013, she released the self-titled album Beyoncé, which was critically acclaimed for its experimental production and departure from her previous work. In 2014, she ranked atop of Forbes'​ Celebrity 100 was listed among the 100 most influential people in the world by Time.

Beyoncé’s ‘Renaissance’ album: Order the vinyl from her UK

Break My Soul” was intentionally released to align with the summer solstice on 21 June and mark the start of a “new era with new anthems”, as reported by Pitchfork. But there is another meaningful date the song release coincides with: Bey’s debut album Dangerously In Love came out on 20 June 2003, the record that saw her become the queen of both pop and R&B – as well as dabbling in country and rap. Looks like she might be closing that chapter, and taking over as the queen of dance imminently. The album took two years of sleepless nights

The date is set — although there’s a chance you might hear it earlier

With all the isolation and injustice over the past year, I think we are all ready to escape, travel, love, and laugh again. I feel a renaissance emerging, and I want to be part of nurturing that escape in any way possible In terms of traditional album sales, with 190,000 sold, Renaissance posts the third-largest sales week for an album in 2022, and the biggest by a woman. The only bigger sales weeks so far this year were captured by the opening stanzas of Harry’s House (330,000) and BTS’ Proof (266,000).

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First announced through Tidal, Renaissance will drop on 29 July – the first time since 2013’s self-titled visual album that Beyoncé has given advance warning of a release. The record’s first single, “Break My Soul”, was expected to premiere on 21 June at midnight EST, but actually dropped three hours earlier on Tidal. Could the same happen for the full album? “Break My Soul” is a taste of what’s to come And when the pandemic hit, Beyoncé caught on to what her fans missed most: the unfettered joy of gathering together in the club, rolling face and sweating as a collective body. As our biggest pop stars increasingly turn to dance music for inspiration, Beyoncé focused her famous work ethic on the nuances of club culture for a challenging, densely-referenced album that runs circles around her similarly minded, Billboard-charting peers. For nearly a decade she has made pop music on her own terms, uninterested in the dusty edicts of the music industry and pointed about her intended audience; now pop fans bend to Beyoncé, not the other way around.

Credits

The full credits were released on 21 July, which show that the album includes features from Jay-Z, Drake, Skrillex, 070 Shake, The-Dream and Tems (!) along with samples of Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder, Teena Marie and James Brown. Get ready to get down! The dates are meaningful

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