Beyonce Announces New Album During Super Bowl - And Two Singles Out Right Now
Beyoncé is set to release a new album, 'Renaissance Part II', on March 29th. She made the announcement during the Super Bowl in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Beyoncé Announces 'Renaissance Part II'
Beyoncé, the pop superstar, revealed that she will be releasing a new album titled 'Renaissance Part II' on March 29th. The announcement was made during the Super Bowl in Las Vegas, Nevada. The album is a sequel to her previous record 'Renaissance' released in 2022. In a series of teaser videos, Beyoncé hinted that the new album will have a country sound.
During the Super Bowl, Beyoncé appeared in a Verizon commercial where she was challenged by a character played by Tony Hale. The commercial showcased Beyoncé in various attention-grabbing stunts, including running a lemonade stand and dressing up as 'Barbey' in a pink outfit, referencing the Barbie doll. The commercial concluded with Beyoncé stating, 'OK, they ready — drop the new music. I told y’all the Renaissance is not over.'
Two New Singles Exclusively on Tidal
In addition to announcing her new album, Beyoncé has released two singles exclusively on the streaming service Tidal. The first single, '16 Carriages', is a country ballad featuring contributions from Dave Hamelin, Gavin Williams, and others. The second single, 'Texas Hold ‘Em', is a boot-scooting party song co-written by Lowell, with production and instrumental contributions from Rhiannon Giddens, Raphael Saadiq, Nathan Ferraro, Killah B, and others.
Beyoncé and her husband Jay-Z are shareholders in Tidal, making it the exclusive platform for the initial release of the two singles. The decision to release the music exclusively on Tidal is a strategic move, as it allows them to retain control and ownership over their music.
Super Bowl Commercial and Celebrity Guests
Beyoncé's Super Bowl announcement was made through a commercial aired during the game. The commercial featured Beyoncé being challenged by Tony Hale's character as they discuss her ability to 'break' the internet. The commercial showcased Beyoncé in various roles, including running a lemonade stand and portraying the first female president named 'BOTUS' and the first woman to perform in space.
During the Super Bowl, Beyoncé's husband Jay-Z and their daughter Blue Ivy were among the celebrity guests in attendance at the Allegiant Stadium. The Super Bowl was the last game of the American football season, with the Kansas City Chiefs emerging as the reigning champions by defeating the San Francisco 49ers in overtime with a touchdown.