Beyonce drops surprise new album


The concert film documents Queen Bey’s record-breaking set at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival last year — dubbed “Beychella” — when she became the first black woman ever to headline the Californian music festival.

Queen Bey also surprised fans with an unannounced live album of the performance, titled Homecoming: The Live Album, which features Jay Z and a reunion of Destiny’s Child.

Screening on Netflix for the first time tonight, Homecoming: A Film by Beyonce premiered at two US universities — Howard University in Washington and Houston’s Texas Southern University.

Can you keep up? Beyonce made history at the 2018 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival. Picture: Getty Images for CoachellaSource:Getty Images

Her Netflix doco, Homecoming, has premiered tonight, to the delight of the ‘Bey-hive’. Picture: Getty Images for Coachella

Her Netflix doco, Homecoming, has premiered tonight, to the delight of the ‘Bey-hive’. Picture: Getty Images for CoachellaSource:Getty Images

Of course, Homecoming has caused near-hysteria among Beyonce’s fans, the “Bey-hive”, on social media.

They’ve called the doco “unmatched” with #BeyonceHomecoming trending worldwide.

Netflix described Homecoming as “the emotional road from creative concept to cultural movement” — and it features both behind the scenes, and concert and family footage of the first of her two headline sets at Coachella.

INSANE CELEB FASHION AT COACHELLA

BACKSTAGE AT ‘BEYCHELLA’

Meantime, the live album includes 40 songs from her two-hour set including Crazy In Love, Formation, Sorry, Drunk in Love and Flawless.

Destiny’s Child songs Lose My Breath, Say My Name and Soldier also feature in the release, which is available now on streaming platforms Tidal, Apple Music, Spotify and Google Play.

Her performance at Coachella last year featured custom-made outfits by Balmain. Picture: Getty Images for Coachella

Her performance at Coachella last year featured custom-made outfits by Balmain. Picture: Getty Images for CoachellaSource:Getty Images

Queen Bey also dropped a surprise new live album of her Coachella performance. Picture: Getty Images for Coachella

Queen Bey also dropped a surprise new live album of her Coachella performance. Picture: Getty Images for CoachellaSource:Getty Images

Beyonce had originally been booked to headline Coachella in 2017 after the release of her album, Lemonade, but was forced to postpone after announcing she was pregnant with twins Sir and Rumi.

Less than a year later, she was onstage in the Californian desert to make history in her set, which included the voice of Malcolm X and a version of Lift Every Voice and Sing — a song widely considered to be the black national anthem.

In the lead up to the performance, Beyonce’s mother Tina Knowles said that her daughter had told he, “I have worked very hard to get to the point where I have a true voice”.

“And at this point in my career, I have a responsibility to do what’s best for the world and now what is most popular”.



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