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Beyonce’s Renaissance Sets New Spotify Record
On its release day, July 29, Beyonce’s Renaissance became the 2022 most-streamed female artist’s music within 24 hours on Spotify. The solo full-length album is her first since the award-winning “Lemonade” release in 2016. The studio album is Beyonce’s seventh. It is the first of three albums; the anticipated two are unannounced.
Though the streaming platform didn’t publish the official figures reached on Spotify, reports revealed that the latest release gained 43.25 million streams, beating the record. Every artist dream about such Spotify numbers grow. Its tracks rank among US Spotify’s top.
Beyonce revealed that it took three years to record her three-act music project. The recording occurred during the COVID pandemic, a period of inactivity. However, it became the artist’s most creative time. The singer’s message to fans explained that she planned to provide a haven-a place devoid of judgment where you will escape from overthinking. A space to relax, feel free, and even scream.
Beyonce’s Debut Release’s Songs
Bey’s 16-track set caused great excitement among fans, resulting in millions of streams in a day. The new release beat the platform’s streaming record. The music, Renaissance, has many representations. It connects people who are interested in history through sampling. Besides, it conveys messages to the black communities.
Renaissance had great dance-music history, including decades of beats and samples. Various tracks and viral clips like Jamaican dancehall, Chicago house, and 1970s disco contributed to its formation. Besides, Bey’s choice of references, collaborators, and particular keyboard sounds brought back club-land memories.
“Break My Soul” is party-ready music and the most recognized Renaissance track. In addition to “Break My Soul”, its hit single, some of the new tracks are “Energy”, “Cozy”, and “Cuff It.” The Renaissance lead track features Beyonce, Terius Nash, and Tricky Stewart. The song has sounds that suggest the island’s music while the artist sings of her new love. It hints at the bounce-style hip hop of New Orleans.
Bey Didn’t Record All Renaissance Songs Over The Pandemic Period
It is possible that the singer recorded most Renaissance songs during the pandemic. However, the producer, Hit-Boy, revealed that they created an early version of “Thique” in 2014. The old iteration was for another Beyonce collaboration, but the artist decided to shelve it for future use. Eventually, the beat got a spot on Renaissance. The music materialized after eight years of delay.
Hit-Boy Has Severally Worked With Beyonce Over The Past Years. He Produced Some Tracks For Her Back In 2013.
Fans Anticipate Upcoming Albums From Bey
The great entertainer hinted that her latest release would have follow-ups. The new album was introduced as “Act I” of a trilogy. In addition, its liner notes established that at least a couple of “Acts” are in the making. The series’ first album resulted from different music and showcased their influence on pop culture. There are predictions that the subsequent releases may be on other aspects of the same subject.
Beyonce has entertained the world for almost three decades and has become successful in her career. However, this is her first time producing a musical trilogy, and fans anticipate the albums.