Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter popular called Beyonce has hinted a new visual album “Black Is King”.
The Pop Queen teased her fans with a one-minute trailer for the Lion King-inspired visual album. It is also being described as a film on her website.
It reads: “Black Is King” will premiere globally through Disney Plus on July 31 – written, directed and executive produced by Beyonce.
The debut has arrived approximately one year after the theatrical release of the Lion King remake, which featured Beyonce as the voice for Nala.
The film is based on the music of The Lion King: The Gift, which Disney released along with The Lion King film last year.
The album features Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, 070 Shake, Tierra Whack, Jay-Z, Blue Ivy Carter and Jessie Reyez, as well as African artists including Wizkid, Shatta Wale, Burna Boy, Mr Eazi, Tiwa Savage, Tekno, Yemi Alade, Busiswa and Salatiel.
The upcoming film, which has been in production for a year, aims to reimagine lessons from The Lion King for “today’s young kings and queens in search of their own crowns”.
The visual album will highlight “the voyages of Black families, throughout time” and tell the story of “a young king’s transcendent journey through betrayal, love and self-identity”.
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The statement said: “Black Is King is an affirmation of a grand purpose, with lush visuals that celebrate Black resilience and culture.”
Black Is King will star Beyonce and feature appearances by other artists who contributed to The Lion King: The Gift.
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter (39) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actress.
She was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She has performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child and rose to fame in the late 1990s as the lead singer of Destiny’s Child, one of the best-selling girl groups of all time.