Beyoncé announces new album Renaissance after six-year hiatus

The superstar has announced new music is imminent after a six-year hiatus. Photo credit: Getty Images

Music superstar Beyoncé has revealed the title of what appears to be her first solo album in six years, Renaissance, following 2016's critically acclaimed Lemonade.

Taking to social media on Thursday (local time), the chart-topper simply listed the words "act i Renaissance" in her bio, as well as the date July 29. Streaming sites Spotify and Apple also shared artwork for the imminent record.

Fans had anticipated news from the Grammy Award winner after the singer, 40, deleted her profile picture from social media platforms last week.

The 'Crazy in Love' and 'Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)' hitmaker's last studio album, Lemonade, was released to critical acclaim in April 2016, spawning the successful singles 'Formation' and 'Sorry'.

Beyoncé has collaborated with other artists in recent years, including rapper Megan Thee Stallion and singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran. She also curated the soundtrack album for the 2019 remake of The Lion King.

Announcing Beyoncé as the cover star for British Vogue's July issue, editor Edward Enninful said he had listened to her new music at a dinner at the star's house earlier this year.

Recounting the meeting in an article, he wrote: "The creation has been a long process, she explains, with the pandemic giving her far longer to spend thinking and rethinking every decision. Just the way she likes it."

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