Beyoncé and Jay-Z Deliver a Surprise Album: ‘Everything is Love
Beyoncé is back with another world-stopping surprise album — and this time she brought her husband, Jay-Z, along for the ride.
With no advanced warning or promotion beyond their ability to grab international headlines with every move, popular culture’s first couple — billed here as The Carters — released its long-rumored and teased collaborative album on Saturday evening following a concert in London.
In what has become something of a familiar ritual, the sudden release immediately sent fans and the industry into a tizzy.
“Everything Is Love,” the nine-track joint release, appeared initially only on the streaming service Tidal — owned in part by Jay-Z and Beyoncé — at around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, more than 24 hours after most of this week’s new music, once again separating two of pop’s power players from the pack.
Beyoncé first posted news about the record to Instagram and Twitter. As the couple’s show at London Stadium concluded Saturday night, a large sign announced: “ALBUM OUT NOW.”
A representative for Jay-Z said “Everything Is Love” was being released by the artists’ labels, Parkwood and Roc Nation, in tandem.
The album also came with a video (the song title is unprintable), directed by Ricky Saiz, shot on location at the Louvre in Paris last month, representatives for the couple said.