Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, a global music icon, has thanked her fans for not buying or listening to the leaked copy of her recently released album, Renaissance. The well-known performer revealed in June that her 7th studio album would be released on July 29, 2022. Unfortunately, the record was leaked two days ahead of time. On Friday, Beyoncé praised her followers for holding out until the “appropriate release time” on her Instagram page. “So the album leaked, and you all actually waited until the proper release time. So you all can enjoy it together. I’ve never seen anything like it. “I can’t thank y’all enough for your love and protection. I appreciate you for calling out anyone that was trying to sneak into the club early. It means the world to me.”
After the 2016 release of Lemonade, Renaissance is Beyoncé’s first solo album in six years. The sixteen songs on the album include “Break My Soul,” which was released as a surprise in June. The songs on Renaissance are designed for dance floors and loaded with mostly self-assured, frequently sensual lyrics about enjoying your individuality and having fun, in contrast to the intensely personal themes of her previous solo album, 2016’s Lemonade. Beyoncé said Renaissance is the first in a “three-act project” in a message she posted before its release.