Beyonce and Jay-Z Release Joint Album, Nearly Destroy the Internet
This is one way to distract the public from an alleged affair with LeBron James.
On Saturday afternoon, Beyonce and Jay-Z stunned the music universe by releasing a joint album as a rather significant complement to their ongoing “On the Run II Tour.”
Titled “Everything Is Love,” the album was released exclusively Tidal and announced by Beyonce via Instagram.
The announcement footage features the two artists at the Louvre museum in Paris, including shots of them standing in front of the Mona Lisa painting while donning pink and mint suits … as well as glimpses of dancers performing in skin-colored tights and crop tops.
Two performers appear on the cover of the Everything Is Love album.
But this is not even all:
On top of the album drop, Bey and Jay also released a music video for the record’s debut single, “Apes**t.”
The video was filmed on location last month in this same iconic museum, a Tidal rep tells E! News…
… and here it is!
Within three hours of Beyonce confirming this album, her announced has received over 1.2 million Likes on Instagram.
While the Internet went bonkers with the news, Beyonce and Jay-Z were performing in London Stadium, where onlookers have reported the same announcement was made on a big screen behind the singers.
Beyonce and Jay-Z have been together for a decade.
They are parents to three children, including a set of twins, and have overcome at least one Jay-Z cheating scandal.
The global superstars actually renewed their vows in June, aiming to prove to the world that their love could withstand this sort of infidelity and obstacle.
As always, however, the artists have remained mostly close-lipped about their relationship, preferring to let the occasional family photo or mysterious quote do the talking.
That, or a surprise album and music video drop of course.
Beyonce sings and raps in the song “Apes**t,” whose lyrics make a rather clear reference to her marital challenges. To wit:
I can’t believe we made it/This is why we’re thankful.
Jay-Z and Beyonce have collaborated on other tracks in the past — but never on a full album.
The former told the New York Times in 2017 that the pair both “using our art almost like a therapy session,” which helps explains Beyonce’s legendary Lemonade alum and his 4:44 album.
As we said, the record is available on Tidal and its track listing is as follows:
7. Heard About Us
8. Black Effect