You’d think she had just been elected president of the United States.
Beyoncé dropped her brand new album, Lemonade, on Tidal on Saturday, April 23 — and the universe exploded just a little.
In true Queen Bey fashion, she kept the whole thing a secret until it actually happened. The new album features 12 songs — including “Formation,” which she released with a stunningly stark video in February — and one short film focusing on “every woman’s journey of self-knowledge and healing,” the press release says.
“#LEMONADE The Visual Album. Available now on,” she announced simply on Instagram Saturday night with a photo of the album’s cover.
The 34-year-old pop star’s Formation World Tour starts in Miami this Wednesday. The album’s release comes two months after Bey’s memorable performance in the Super Bowl halftime show and just a week after she teased Lemonade with a mysterious video on YouTube. Excited, frenzied fans took to social media in droves to speculate about what was going on.