Provided that this isn’t the biggest April Fools’ prank ever pulled in music, Beyoncé is dropping a new album this week. Queen Bey’s upcoming release will reportedly debut on TIDAL Friday, April 1.
The folks over at Blavity reported the alleged details, including a copy of a release schedule from Parkwood Entertainment (Bey’s company), and a track list that has been floating around the ‘Net for about a month now.
Also, the BeyHive Twitter page hinted at an April drop date last week, with a photo of Brooklyn producer/artist Melo-X who worked with Bey on the new release, and her “On the Run” tour.
Based on this screenshot, the album will be available for TIDAL users on April 1, and April 8 for everybody else. It has 16 tracks, with features from Frank Ocean, Jay Z, Kanye West, Mariah Carey, Adele, and Nicki Minaj.
Being that this rumor has been circling for a minute, Bey should just throw everybody off and drop her album early (i.e. tonight or tomorrow).