If you’re not aware, you’re about to fall crazy in love with the news that Beyoncé is dropping a new visual album on the streaming platform Disney+ on Friday, July 31.

That’s only two weeks away, Beyhive!

This will be Bey’s 6th solo studio album and 3rd solo visual masterpiece after she literally broke the internet with the surprise release of her visual album Beyoncé in December of 2013.

She then released a second ‘music film’ in April of 2016 , the highly acclaimed Lemonade album.

Album cover of Beyoncé’s 2016 visual album “Lemonade”. Photo credit: Facebook/@beyonce

Recently, she released a ‘side-B’ type studio album The Lion King: The Gift – an album inspired by the 2019 remake film, The Lion King.

Then, on June 29 2020, Queen Bey revealed the first SURPRISE trailer for her upcoming project “Black is King” along with a lengthy caption describing the visual album.

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I typically keep comments short and sweet, but I just watched the trailer with my family and I’m excited. 🎶please don’t get me hype🎶🤪 “Black Is King” is a labor of love. It is my passion project that I have been filming, researching and editing day and night for the past year. I’ve given it my all and now it’s yours. It was originally filmed as a companion piece to “The Lion King: The Gift” soundtrack and meant to celebrate the breadth and beauty of Black ancestry. I could never have imagined that a year later, all the hard work that went into this production would serve a greater purpose. The events of 2020 have made the film’s vision and message even more relevant, as people across the world embark on a historic journey. We are all in search of safety and light. Many of us want change. I believe that when Black people tell our own stories, we can shift the axis of the world and tell our REAL history of generational wealth and richness of soul that are not told in our history books. With this visual album, I wanted to present elements of Black history and African tradition, with a modern twist and a universal message, and what it truly means to find your self-identity and build a legacy. I spent a lot of time exploring and absorbing the lessons of past generations and the rich history of different African customs. While working on this film, there were moments where I’ve felt overwhelmed, like many others on my creative team, but it was important to create a film that instills pride and knowledge. I only hope that from watching, you leave feeling inspired to continue building a legacy that impacts the world in an immeasurable way. I pray that everyone sees the beauty and resilience of our people. This is a story of how the people left MOST BROKEN have EXTRAORDINARY gifts.❤️✊🏾 Thank you to Blitz, Emmanuel, Ibra, Jenn, Pierre, Dikayl, Kwasi and all the brilliant creatives. Thank you to all at Disney for giving this Black woman the opportunity to tell this story. This experience has been an affirmation of a grander purpose. My only goal is that you watch it with your family and that it gives you pride. Love y’all, B

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She writes, “I typically keep comments short and sweet, but I just watched the trailer with my family and I’m excited.”

“Black Is King” is a labor of love. It is my passion project that I have been filming, researching and editing day and night for the past year, she continued.

“It was originally filmed as a companion piece to “The Lion King: The Gift” soundtrack and meant to celebrate the breadth and beauty of Black ancestry. I could never have imagined that a year later, all the hard work that went into this production would serve a greater purpose.”

She added, With this visual album, I wanted to present elements of Black history and African tradition, with a modern twist and a universal message, and what it truly means to find your self-identity and build a legacy.”

Promo image for Beyoncé’s upcoming “Black is King” visual album. Photo credit: Facebook/@beyonce

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We literally cannot wait to see this and get some new Beyoncé music to jam to!

“Black is King” will be available to stream exclusively on Disney+. You can sign up for the platform here – perfect timing to check out Disney’s incredible titles as well as have access to Beyoncé’s exciting new film!

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