The singer has not toured the UK solo since the release of her last album Lemonade in 2016
The streaming service, titled “Renaissance Act i,” and owned by Beyoncé’s husband Jay-Z, confirmed the album’s release date and that it will contain 16 tracks.
The announcement comes amid fan speculation Twitter after the star removed all of her social media profile pictures.
Fans are excited that the Halo singer is releasing new material, Renaissance will be the star’s first album since Lemonade in 2016.
Here’s everything you need to know when Beyoncé’s new album Renaissance comes out.
When will Beyoncé release her new album Renaissance?
Beyoncé announced that her new album will be released in a tweet on Tidal, her husband Jay-Z’s streaming service.
The tweet shows a black screen with the following text: “Renaissance act i and 7.29.”
This means that their seventh album will be released on July 29, 2022.
Fans had suspected the star would soon be releasing a new album after removing all of her profile pictures from social media.
There is still speculation that internet sleuths may not have discovered two landing pages on their website in the first act, one titled “What’s a B7?”. and another titled “B8”.
What does renaissance mean?
Renaissance is a French word that means rebirth in English.
It is also known as a period of cultural revival in Europe during the 14th to 16th centuries.
Beyoncé often hints at her upcoming albums, and the singer has hinted at the name as early as 2021.
In conversation with Harper’s Bazaarshe shared: With all of the isolation and injustice over the past year, I think we are all ready to escape, travel, love and laugh again.
“I can sense a renaissance on the horizon and I want to help encourage that escape in any way I can.”
Beyoncé added, “I’ve been in the studio for a year and a half.
“Sometimes it takes me a year to personally sift through thousands of sounds to find just the right kick or snare.”
Will there be an album tour?
The last time Beyoncé performed solo in the UK was for her Formation World Tour, coinciding with the release of her album Lemonade.
This would indicate that the Crazy in Love megastar plans to tour again in support of the release of her latest album.
There have been reports that a series of “intimate shows and pop-up performances” will take place across the UK this year.
A source for The Sun said they are already looking at UK venues for a tour to promote their seventh album.
However, there is still no confirmation from Beyoncé or her team.
How did the fans react?
Fans had speculated that Beyoncé would be releasing her new album and responded happily on Twitter.
Twitter user @SylviaObell said: “First and foremost I want to thank Beyoncé for announcing the B7 album release date over a month in advance.
“We have plenty of time to mentally and logistically prepare our hearts, minds and schedules. I pray that the industry (once again) will follow suit.”
Another Twitter user @kareemmaliek said: “Gaga tours and Beyoncé drops in the same month. I’m alive.”