The long-anticipated wait for Beyoncé’s seventh studio album “Renaissance” may have ended a few days earlier than planned.
Set for an initial release of July 29, what appears to be the full album was leaked on social media Wednesday morning.
Fans had mixed reactions to the yet-unconfirmed album being shared, with some people asking for a link, others urging fans to wait for the official release and others making memes.
has reached out to Beyoncé’s representatives and album’s distributor, Columbia Records, for comment.
The Houston-born superstar revealed the album’s tracklist in a screenshot in her Instagram Story on July 20.
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The only single from the 16-track album officially shared was “Break My Soul,” which made the 40-year-old performer the first woman ever to earn at least 10 top 10 hits as a soloist and 10 or more top 10s as a member of a group, according to Billboard.
Other artists who have achieved this milestone include Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson, Billboard reports.
“America Has a Problem,” “Alien Superstar,” “Thique” and “Church Girl” are among the other tracks on “Renaissance.”
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Beyoncé posted album art for “Renaissance” on Instagram June 30, which showed the singer sitting on an illuminating glass-like horse wearing a barely-there sparkling ensemble. In the caption, she said creating the album allowed her to escape from “a scary time for the world.”
The album could be part of a series as it was also titled “Act I.” on Beyoncé’s official website.
The Grammy-winning artist first teased the “Renaissance” title in an August interview with Harper’s Bazaar, saying she’d been in the studio for a year and a half working on something new.
“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, she said. “Yes, the music is coming!”
Beyoncé’s last solo project, her album “Lemonade,” was released in 2016 and featured hits like “Hold up” and “Formation.” In 2019, she released the album version of her headlining performance at 2018’s Coachella and in 2018, she and Jay-Z teamed up as The Carters to release their “Everything is Love” album.
Contributing: Elise Briscoe