Beyoncé Announces New Album Act II, Shares Two New Songs: Listen

Beyoncé Announces Act II for March 29

Beyoncé looks to be going country for the second act of her Renaissance trilogy

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Beyoncé (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage for Parkwood).

Beyoncé has announced a new album: Act II arrives March 29. Beyoncé revealed the news with a video on her Instagram account during the Super Bowl LVIII game. She looks to be going country for the second act of her Renaissance trilogy, based on the footage in the teaser clip. Find that below.

While the album news came as a surprise, Verizon did hint that a Beyoncé-related ad would run this week, and she wore a white cowboy hat to the 2024 Grammys last weekend.

Renaissance was Beyoncé’s seventh studio album overall, and was originally billed as Act I: Renaissance—implying future releases would follow suit—before its release in July 2022. While the album never got traditional music videos, there was a “cliquebait” clip for “Break My Soul,” a “brand campaign anthem film” for Tiffany & Co. that used “Summer Renaissance,” and a concert film that played in theaters worldwide. Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé was the No. 1 movie in the U.S. during its debut weekend and, as of January 11, raised over $44.4 million worldwide.

“Break My Soul” was nominated for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Dance/Electronic Recording at the 2023 Grammy Awards, but Beyoncé only won the latter. That didn’t stop her from taking home four trophies that night anyway, though, raising her overall career tally to 32 wins – breaking the record for the most Grammys won by an artist in the award show’s history.

Read “Regarding Beyoncé, Mother of the House of Renaissance.”

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