Beyonce is reportedly gearing up for the release of a joint album, one that is being considered the follow-up to Lemonade, as a collaborative effort with husband Jay-Z.
The couple, who made endless headlines following Beyonce’s latest album release in April, have found themselves in the midst of rumors that they would be divorcing after the 34-year-old addressed her husband’s supposed cheating affairs in several of her newest songs.
Tracks such as “Don’t Hurt Yourself” and “Sorry” were reportedly written with Jay Z in mind, a source explained at the time, and while Lemonade more or less focused on Beyonce’s side of the story regarding the obstacles she’s faced in her marriage, the music mogul feels it’s only right to have his own say.
— BET (@BET) August 23, 2016
According to Hollywood Life, The BeyHive Team, a very popular Twitter account that is operated by die-hard Beyonce fans, who have proven themselves to be the first to break news regarding their idol in the past, revealed that two songs have so far been completed and ready for the world to hear.
While it’s unclear when the twosome plan on finalizing the project in its entirety, Beyonce and Jay-Z have given the impression that new music from the duo will be dropping before the year’s end, in what the Twitter handle explains will be the couple’s first joint album.
“But we’ll give you 2 lyrics from the joint album sessions. 2 different songs,” the account wrote on their page. “Young BB. They hate to see me. Collect my rent from these chicks. Pass it off to my baby….. Blue.”
“Hello…Hello….If you’re looking for me, look up! I”m DRONING!…Flying by all you bitches…Skyin high.” (Prod. by Tricky & Dream). Marriage Counseling. Tennis Courts. Mansion. Therapy. Battle. Screaming. Accusations. Regret. Trust Issues. Celebrity. Visual Album. Film.”
Beyoncé, Jay Z and Usher at the “Hands of Stone” screening in NYC tonight. pic.twitter.com/VNkNgb2A8T
— BEYONCÉ LEGION (@Bey_Legion) August 23, 2016
While the album is expected to see a release date later this year, fans should keep in mind that the record won’t be as heavily focused on the couple’s marital problems — at least not as much as Lemonade, it has been claimed.
Furthermore, the upcoming record could potentially mean that Beyonce and Jay-Z will be heading on the road again, presumably already working out a scheduling plan for a world tour in the early months of 2017. It wouldn’t be too surprising to see this being the case, especially after Beyonce toured the world twice with the Mrs. Carter and On The Run shows in 2013 and 2014.
While her tour isn’t expected to conclude until October, Beyonce has already pulled in over $210 million from the Formation World Tour, Billboard reveals, selling out every single stadium she has performed at. Fans, who’ve learned about the singer’s plans for a joint album release later this year, have already stressed how they cannot wait to see the “Sandcastles” on tour again once everything has been announced.
Jay Z and Beyoncé supported their friend Usher at the premiere of his new film Hands of Stone in New York on Monday. pic.twitter.com/oUQPywcb0U
— AintNoJigga (@AintNoJigga) August 23, 2016
For right now, however, Beyonce’s main focus is completing her current tour, which resumes next month. From what reports have gathered, marital problems, subliminal shots at other singers and fancy rich talk are just some of the things fans can expect from this hip-hop, R&B-driven album.
This will be Jay-Z’s first album since 2013’s Magna Carta Holy Grail, which has sold more than 2 million copies worldwide.
Will you be purchasing Beyonce and Jay Z’s joint album when it sees a release date later this year?
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