Beyoncé and Jay-Z Just Dropped a Surprise Album Called "Everything Is Love"

Beyoncé and Jay-Z surprised released a new album called "Everything Is Love."

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z just released a new surprise album called Everything Is Love. The nine-track collaboration is streaming exclusively on Tidal and it's not just a Beyoncé and Jay-Z (opens in new tab) album; the couple released the new album jointly under the name The Carters.

The first single, "APES**T," is available on Beyoncé's YouTube channel and it's incredible. For the video, directed in May by Ricky Saiz, Bey and Jay took over The Louvre in Paris (you know, as only the Carters could).

The couple, currently touring (opens in new tab) together for their On the Run II Tour, announced (opens in new tab) the album on Saturday night during a concert in London and led the crowd in a countdown to its official release.

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Beyoncé also promoted the new video on Instagram (opens in new tab), not that it needs any extra promotion.

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z's oldest daughter, Blue Ivy, also makes a cameo in the video, sweetly wishing a "shout out to Rumi and Sir, love Blue."

Tidal users are also being treated to a bonus track (opens in new tab), "Salud," which is exclusive to the service.

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Beyoncé is no stranger to surprise albums—her last two records, Beyoncé and Lemonade, were both surprises (the best kind of surprise, to be sure) for fans. Lemonade was released in 2016 and Jay-Z's last album, 4:44, was released in 2017. Bey and Jay are continuing (opens in new tab) the international leg of their On The Run II tour through the fall, and we can't help but wonder if some of the Everything Is Love songs will be worked into the set going forward.

Listen to the entire album (bonus track and all) here (opens in new tab).

Kayleigh Roberts
Weekend Editor

Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.