American singer Beyonce released her seventh studio album named Renaissance released on July 29, 2022, via Columbia Records and Parkwood Entertainment. Critics across the world are declaring Beyonce’s Renaissance an “absolutely stunning body of work”.
Kyle Denis of Billboard suggested Beyonce’s Renaissance is her most innovative work, with its “awe-inspiring” combination of genres, experimental sounds, and “most nuanced vocal performances”.
It is her first solo studio release since Lemonade (2016) and serves as the first act of a trilogy project.
Beyonce conceived the album as a product of her feelings during the COVID-19 pandemic, writing and producing it with Nova Wav, The-Dream, Symbolyc One, A. G. Cook, Honey Dijon, Beam, Tricky Stewart, BloodPop, Skrillex, Hit-Boy, No I.D., P2J and various others. Beam, Grace Jones and Tems appear as guest vocalists.
The lead single “Break My Soul” was released June 20, 2022, and reached the top 10 of the singles charts in eight countries, including a peak of number seven on the US Billboard Hot 100.
Beyonce’s Renaissance is an upbeat dance, pop and R&B record with heavy disco, house, hip hop and bounce influences. It received widespread acclaim from music critics for its cohesive and energetic production.
The Atlantic said that thankfully, she’s also staying innovative. When the single “Break My Soul” polished up some of the most familiar keyboard tones in club music, it invited concerns that Beyoncé’s dance phase would be touristic and retro. Instead, she has re-cemented her status as one of America’s edgiest superstars, a sorcerer of synthesis and excess.
Sifting through contributions from dozens of collaborators, she and her team have welded gnarly, sculptural tunes onto gnarly, sculptural beats.
How many Grammys do Beyonce have?
Beyonce, a world-renowned singer, performer and style icon has earned a whopping 28 Grammy awards during her career. She won her first Grammy in 2001 at 19 years old when she was a part of Destiny’s Child.
Beyonce with real hair
Beyonce has some of the most enviable hair on the planet. And since her mother, Tina Knowles-Lawson, posted a video (now removed) of her cutting her daughter’s lengthy locks, it’s clear it’s all natural too. While Beyoncé is known for wearing long weaves and wigs during her shows, it appears her hair reaches her waist.
Beyonce with twins
Beyonce named her beautiful twins Rumi and Sir. She gave birth to her twins on June 13, 2017. Beyonce revealed in a show about her struggles during the nine months she was carrying the babies, revealing it was an extremely difficult pregnancy. She also added to it that she developed Preeclampsia – a serious blood pressure condition that develops during pregnancy.
Stunning pictures of Beyonce with her adorable twins:
Beyonce wished her twin Rumi and Sir a Happy 4th Birthday on her website.
Beyonce Break My Soul
The affinity between this album and the lineage it channels is not just cosmetic. Renaissance will play, too many, as exhausting, as indulgent, as ridiculous, as childish, as oversexed, as too much. But committing oneself to pleasure as fully as Beyonce has here takes defiance and guts—and, more deeply, faith in the preciousness of one’s own experience. Somehow she has found a way to make messages of individual empowerment, which can be so trite in pop, jolt again. “No one else in this world can think like me,” she says, a brag that is true for all of us, whether we embrace it or not, as we cut a trail in this world.
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