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The moment Beyoncé fans have all been waiting for has finally arrived. After keeping an extra close eye on the superstar's social media pages in the last few days, she has officially announced her new album.
This is not a drill - the 'Sweet Dreams' singer, 40, updated her Instagram bio with the name of her upcoming collection of songs, which will be titled act i RENAISSANCE.
The singer's official website has also confirmed the news with links to pre-order the 16-track album and merch before it drops next month.
Those who use streaming services such as Tidal, Spotify and Apple Music can now pre-save the album to ensure Bey's latest bops are added to your music library as soon as they're released.
The social media pages for the these streaming services have also shared a black image with the album's titled emblazoned across it to tease the pending release.
Spotify shared the image with the caption: "The countdown has officially begun. Beyoncé's back July 29 #RENAISSANCE".
As fans already know, Beyoncé is the queen of surprises and while she has not given much away with her announcement, the title suggests there may be a second act on the way, too.
Renaissance will be Beyoncé's first solo album in six years since the earth-shattering visual album Lemonade graced our playlists in April 2016.
Lemonade explored a range of genres including hip hop, rock, and R&B and included the hits 'Formation' and 'Sorry'. It also focused heavily on the infidelity of Beyoncé's husband Jay-Z, who released his own album 4:44 the following year.
Music's biggest couple released a highly anticipated joint album, Everything Is Love, in 2018 and Beyoncé turned her attention to producing a soundtrack album for The Lion King titled The Gift in 2019.
Beyoncé discussed the music she had recorded during the coronavirus lockdown in an interview with Harper's Bazaar last year. "With all the isolation and injustice over the past year, I think we are all ready to escape, travel, love, and laugh again," she told the publication. "I feel a renaissance emerging, and I want to be part of nurturing that escape in any way possible.
"I’ve been in the studio for a year and a half."
The Beyhive were convinced new music was on the way when the mum-of-three removed her profile pictures from all her social media pages.
Now we know Queen Bey is officially back!
Renaissance will be released 29 July.