After weeks of ample teasing, Beyoncé’s much-awaited seventh studio album ‘Renaissance‘ has been released.

The 16-track album arrives two days after the complete body of work leaked online, however, it appears loyal Queen Bey fans paid no attention, only waiting till the countdown was over at midnight to take in their first doze of Beyoncé greatness.

Addressing the leak moments ahead of the official release, Queen Bey wrote in a statement:

“So the album leaked, and you all actually waited until the proper release time so you all can enjoy it together. I’ve never seen anything like it. I can’t thank y’all enough for your love and protection.

Adding, “I appreciate you for calling out anyone that was trying to sneak into the club early. It means the world to me. Thank you for your unwavering support.

She went on to thank her fans for being patient, adding, “we are going to take our time and Enjoy the music.” In conclusion, Bey wrote, “I will continue to give my all and do my best to bring you joy. I Love you Deep.”

Renaissance comes with features from likes of Tems, Grace Jones, and Beam, with credits going out to a slew of artists and producers such as Hov, Drake, the Neptunes, The-Dream, No I.D., Hit-Boy, Syd, Mike Dean, 070 Shake, Skrillex, Big Freedia, Labrinth, Lucky Daye, Raphael Saadiq, and more.

Stream Renaissance on Spotify and Apple Music below.

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