You can’t break Beyoncé’s soul, but hackers cracked her album’s release date.
The 40-year-old Irreplaceable icon’s full album, Renaissance – which was due to be officially released at midnight on Thursday – has leaked online and is even already being sold on CDs in Europe, Variety reported on Wednesday.
Representatives for Beyoncé and the album’s distributor, Columbia Records, did not immediately respond to Variety’s requests for comment.
Beyoncé released the tracklist for the album’s 16 songs last week and released her first single, the dancehall-inspired “Break My Soul,” on June 20.
She broke the internet on June 30 when she debuted the album cover, which features the mother-of-three seated on a heavenly, holographic horse, with strategically placed materials covering her private parts.
“Creating this album has given me a place to dream and escape at a scary time for the world,” she captioned the stunning cover on Instagram.
“It allowed me to feel free and adventurous at a time when otherwise little was happening. My intention was to create a safe place, a place without judgment. A place to be free from perfectionism and overthinking. A place to scream, let go, feel freedom. It was a nice voyage of discovery. I hope you find joy in this music. I hope it inspires you to release the wobble. Ha! And to feel as unique, strong and sexy as you are,” she concluded.
Ms Carter reportedly conducted “#MeToo” background checks on everyone on the project after her producer, Detail, who co-wrote “Drunk In Love,” was accused of sexual abuse in 2020. He denied the claims.
Renaissance will be Queen B’s first full-length solo studio album since she introduced us to ‘Becky the Good Hair’ on Lemonade in 2016. Before that, she released Beyoncé in 2013 without warning.
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