Beyonce's Album 'Black Is King' Features Blue Ivy and Twins

Beyonce's Visual Ode, 'Black Is King,' Arrives

Heading into Friday, the award-winning superstar dropped a new visual off her The Lion King: The Gift project.

Black Is King is an nearly 90-minute visual album from Beyonce, released on Disney+.

The pop star's highly-anticipated new album/short film is based on the music of "The Lion King: The Gift", her 2019 LP inspired by Disney's live-action version of The Lion King, which featured Queen Bey as the voice of Nala.

"The events of 2020 have made the film's vision and message even more relevant", she previously wrote on Instagram.

Husband Jay-Z, daughter Blue Ivy, and twin babies Rumi and Sir all make cameos, and Blue Ivy makes her singing debut.

Others to feature also include Wizkid, Shatta Wale, Burna Boy, Mr Eazi, Tiwa Savage, Tekno, Yemi Alade, Busiswa and Salatiel. "I worked with a diverse group of very gifted directors, actors, and creatives from all over the world to re-imagine the story of The Lion King", she shared. The entire album includes full-length videos for tracks including "My Power", "Brown Skin Girl", "Mood 4 Eva" and "Already".

Available to stream now, the rich and vibrant "visual album" written, directed and executive produced by Beyoncé is "a celebratory memoir for the world on the black experience" and "reimagines the the lessons of the Lion King", according to Disney.

It may have been almost impossible to top the cinematography of "Lemonade" (2016) and "Homecoming" (2018), but the singer has matched - if not surpassed - them with "Black Is King".



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