Beyonce RENAISSANCE Act 1 album: Release date, tracklist, artwork, Grace Jones, BEAM and Tems collaborations, BREAK MY SOUL single details and more

Beyoncé is ready to return with her first solo studio album in six years

The wait is over. After clearing her social media accounts to signal a new era, Beyonc has finally revealed details of her upcoming project RENAISSANCE.

Announcing her first solo studio album since 2016 Number 1 Lemonade, the Destiny's Child star unveiled the artwork for RENAISSANCE (Act 1); set to be released globally on July 29 2022.

The first single to be lifted from the record is Robin S-sampling, Big Freedia-featuring track BREAK MY SOUL, was co-written with husband Jay-Z and released everywhere on June 21. Listen to the song here.

So, let's take a look at everything we know about Beyoncé Knowles' upcoming seventh studio LP - which includes collaborations with Grace Jones, BEAM and Tems - so far.

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When is Beyoncé's RENAISSANCE album released?

RENAISSANCE will be out everywhere on Friday July 29 2022.

What's Beyoncé's RENAISSANCE album tracklisting?

Beyoncé announced the tracklisting via her Instagram on July 20.

1. I'm That Girl

2. Cozy

3. Alien Superstar

4. Cuff It

5. Energy

6. Break My Soul

7. Church Girl

8. Plastic Off The Sofa

9. Virgo's Groove

10. Move

11. Heated

12. Thique

13. All Up In Your Mind

14. America Has A Problem

15. Pure/Honey

16. Summer Renaissance

What producers and writers worked with Beyoncé on RENAISSANCE ACT 1?

With the full credits of the RENAISSANCE ACT 1 tracklist released to the public, we know who Beyoncé worked with in full for her new album.

BREAK MY SOUL producers and co-writers The-Dream and Christopher "Tricky" Stewart show up on numerous tracks, as does acclaimed producer Mike Dean, perhaps best known for his work with Kanye West.

Other producers and writers included are Skrillex, Labrinth, Nija Charles (Rain On Me, Positions), 070 Shake, DIXSON, Hit-Boy and Drake.

Track 13 All Up In Your Mind features credits from pop auteurs BloodPop (Lady Gaga, Grimes) and AG Cook (Charli XCX), and closing song Summer Renaissance includes credits for both Donna Summer and Giorgio Moroder - hinting, perhaps, that Queen Bey has sampled disco classic I Feel Love.

Who is the Executive Producer of Beyoncé's RENAISSANCE?

Why that'd be Beyoncé, of course. Queen.

When is Beyoncé's BREAK MY SOUL single released?

BREAK MY SOUL is out now.

Will Beyoncé's RENAISSANCE album feature any other artists?

The RENAISSANCE album includes collaborations with Grace Jones, BEAM and Tems.

Is Beyoncé's RENAISSANCE a TIDAL exclusive? Is it available on Spotify, Apple Music and other streaming services?

The album will be released across all music platforms simultaneously.

How many songs will be on Beyoncé's RENAISSANCE album?

The record will include 16 tracks, 12 of which are marked 'explicit'.

What does Beyoncé's RENAISSANCE album artwork look like?

Beyoncé has officially unveiled the album artwork on Instagram, featuring her atop what can only be described as a DISCO HORSE.

What does Beyoncé's RENAISSANCE vinyl look like?

Et voila:

Will Beyoncé tour RENAISSANCE?

Again, no official announcement as yet. We'll keep you posted.

In summer 2021, Beyoncé revealed she was working on new music. She said: "I’ve been in the studio for a year and a half. Sometimes it takes a year for me to personally search through thousands of sounds to find just the right kick or snare. One chorus can have up to 200 stacked harmonies.

"Still, there’s nothing like the amount of love, passion, and healing that I feel in the recording studio. After 31 years, it feels just as exciting as it did when I was nine years old. Yes, the music is coming!"

What has Beyoncé said about RENAISSANCE so far?

Writing on Instagram, she teased: "Creating this album allowed me a place to dream and to find escape during a scary time for the world. It allowed me to feel free and adventurous in a time when little else was moving. My intention was to create a safe place, a place without judgment. A place to be free of perfectionism and overthinking. A place to scream, release, feel freedom. It was a beautiful journey of exploration. I hope you find joy in this music. I hope it inspires you to release the wiggle. Ha! And to feel as unique, strong, and sexy as you are."

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