Beyoncé is all about surprises, and her latest arrives today (April 17) in the form of a live album.
Coinciding with the arrival of her Netflix documentary Homecoming, Queen Bey has released Homecoming: The Live Album, a 40-song collection recorded during her 2018 headline set at Coachella in California.
Homecoming features live versions of signature Beyoncé hits like Drunk in Love, Run The World and Formation plus Destiny's Child classics Lose My Breath and Say My Name with Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, and collaborations with her husband Jay Z and reggaeton star J Balvin.
One new studio recording also features in the tracklist. Featured on the end credits to the documentary, the 37-year-old has covered Frankie Beverly and Maze's 1981 track Before I Let Go. The song was previously recorded by Destiny's Child yet remained unreleased, leaving fans to initially wonder if this new take was the original girl group version.
Unlike her previous studio album Lemonade, Homecoming follows in the footsteps of her collaborative album Everything Is Love with Jay Z as The Carters by being given a wider release to all streaming services, rather than being a TIDAL exclusive.
Beyoncé has topped the UK's Official Albums Chart on three separate occasions, scoring 35 UK Top 40 singles in the process. View her full UK chart history.