Beyoncé’s Black Is King visual album is here and we’re all shooketh to highest level of shook! The Queen gifted us all with a masterpiece that’ll be on repeat during the coming days. And a fashion feast that gave us bawdy and GOALS.  Catch the vibes inside…
 

Beyoncé dropped her Black Is King visual album as promised and it’s EVERY.THING.
Every couple of years, Bey raises the bar for the visual album.
Let’s not forget, Bey’s first real visual album was her sophomore album B’Day. It was the first time she released full-blown music videos for every single track. Then, she stopped the world when she unexpectedly released her 2013 self-titled album, Beyoncé, which def changed the game. Then, she snatched our wigs with her 206 visual album LEMONADE.
It’s 2020 and Mrs. Carter did NOT disappoint with her Black Is King visual album, which was a year in the making. Bey just raised the visual album bar even higher, reaching a level only she can reach. And we STAN.

Black Is King reimagines the lessons of Disney’s The Lion King for today’s young kings and queens in search of their own crowns. The visual album was shot all across the world, from Bey’s backyard to Ghana, Johannesburg, Belgium and the Grand Canyon.
 
look at the material. #BlackIsKing pic.twitter.com/s03In9avmi
— micks. (@byemicks) July 31, 2020
 
Before unleashing her masterpiece, the Grammy Award winning singer spoke with “Good Morning America” about her new film via video conference.
“I worked with a diverse group of very gifted directors and actors and creatives from all over the world to reimagine the story of The Lion King,” she said. “The narrative unfolds through music videos, fashion, dance, beautiful natural settings, and raw new talent.”
“It was truly a journey to bring this film to life and my hope for this film is that it shifts the global perception of the word Black, which has always meant inspiration and love and strength and beauty to me,” she continued. ‘Black Is King’ means Black is regal and rich in history, in purpose, and in lineage.”

Check it:

The 90-minute film draws from last year’s Lion King: The Gift album. Kwasi Fordjour, who is the creative director of Beyoncé’s Parkwood Entertainment, co-directed.

Beyoncé // #BlackIsKing. https://t.co/libVlVBtSl pic.twitter.com/G4pWLj7062
— BEYONCÉ LEGION (@BeyLegion) July 31, 2020

Beyoncé // #BlackIsKing. https://t.co/libVlVBtSl pic.twitter.com/KNXPPuKJYS
— BEYONCÉ LEGION (@BeyLegion) July 31, 2020

Beyoncé // #BlackIsKing. https://t.co/libVlVBtSl pic.twitter.com/5owmfJVs7k
— BEYONCÉ LEGION (@BeyLegion) July 31, 2020

Beyoncé // #BlackIsKing. https://t.co/libVlVBtSl pic.twitter.com/HzNJqrwlsC
— BEYONCÉ LEGION (@BeyLegion) July 31, 2020

 

The project featured Bey’s loved ones and friends, including her mother Tina Knowles Lawson, her husband Jay-Z, her kids Blue Ivy, Sir & Rumi Carter, her bestie Kelly Rowland, Pharrell Williams, Naomi Campbell, Wizkid, Lupita Nyong’o, and several South African artists. 
Beyoncé // #BlackIsKing. https://t.co/libVlVBtSl pic.twitter.com/LM00YQAQv7
— BEYONCÉ LEGION (@BeyLegion) July 31, 2020

 
We stan Blue Ivy Carter in this house. Beyoncé really birthed an icon #BlackIsKing pic.twitter.com/nVcJLwB0mo
— kamala (@seluliwe_) July 31, 2020
 
 
[email protected] // #BlackIsKing. https://t.co/libVlVBtSl pic.twitter.com/GBPhgcz9at
— BEYONCÉ LEGION (@BeyLegion) July 31, 2020
 
 
[email protected] // #BlackIsKing. https://t.co/libVlVBtSl pic.twitter.com/raqX18bAxp
— BEYONCÉ LEGION (@BeyLegion) July 31, 2020
 
 
[email protected]_Nyongo // #BlackIsKing. https://t.co/libVlVBtSl pic.twitter.com/thhtcJ0LMe
— BEYONCÉ LEGION (@BeyLegion) July 31, 2020
 
Watch adorable Blue Ivy in action below:
 
Just a reminder, yall got nothing on Beyoncé and Blue Ivy #BlackIsKing pic.twitter.com/Mk2ayYaBpH
— carla⁷AgustDynasty (@btsluvuurs) July 31, 2020
 
Once Black Is King hit Disney+, the BeyHive was locked in to see what Mrs. Carter cooked up for them. Needless to say, it was more than what they expected:
 
 
I don’t think y’all understand what this Brown Skin Girl visual means. It just wrecked me. The celebration of every shade of brown skin is resetting the social norm. My god. “We were beautiful before they knew what beauty was.” #BlackIsKing pic.twitter.com/QuBUgeyafz
— Peachez Iman Cummings (@PeachezNYC) July 31, 2020
 
 
Brown skin girl visuals featuring Beyonce, Wizkid, and Blue Ivy
Wizkid always repping #BlackIsKing https://t.co/gyFwqL1ZRc
— TheTaiwo69 (@thetaiwo69) July 31, 2020
 
 
Beyoncé really said “What budget?” #BlackIsKing pic.twitter.com/Ob3V9qAMoO
— Keegs (@keegeepetey4) July 31, 2020
 
 
What Beyonce’ has done is amazing. How many times were black people, my people, stripped of their Beauty? Ridiculed for our looks? Classified as less than?? I think it’s because they knew that if we stepped into our power we would be a force to be reckoned with #BlackIsKing pic.twitter.com/y8uGlHfLt5
— Poetry In Motion (@Zethu42880943) July 31, 2020
 
 
Beyoncé did the damn thing. The queen never dissapoints. #BlackIsKing pic.twitter.com/s9kAI8ak2q
— mami. (@fentyzdiary) July 31, 2020
 
 
I tip my hat off to Beyoncé for using “Mbube” the ORIGINAL version of “The Lion Sings Tonight,” a song written by a South African man named Solomon Linda who died a pauper, his song sold to the world. #BlackIsKing
— Yolanda Sangweni (@YoliZama) July 31, 2020
 
 
Love seeing all the South African artists who were part of #BlackIsKing on the TL today promoting their work. Really cool. What Beyoncé did here is honestly groundbreaking. To more of this international collaboration type projects where everyone really does win.
— Nonjabulo (@NonjabuloZonde) July 31, 2020
 
 
Just to name them the South African talent featured on #BlackIsKing ;
1. @Nandi_Madida
2. @warrenmasemola
3. @trevor_stuurman
4. @GemaenTaylor
5. @connie_chiume
6. @JohnKani2
7. @NyanisoDzedze
8. Mmusi Maxwell
9. Sheli Nyathi-Masondo
A catalogue, darling! pic.twitter.com/WRXmNf999g
— typosuction. (@OfficialYayah) July 31, 2020
 
Oh, and the fashion was a masterclass in itself:
 
Beyoncé’s #BlackIsKing is a fashion masterpiece. – I
Look 1) Custom Mugler SS20
Look 2) Custom Burberry by Riccardo Tisci
Look 3) Molly Goddard FW19
Look 4) Mary Katrantzou FW19 pic.twitter.com/UUhFm8dYSF
— IMONATION (@THEIMONATION) July 31, 2020
 
Before releasing Black Is King…
 

 

 
 

 

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Bey released the “Already” visuals that feature Ghanaian singer-songwriter Shatta Wale and Jamaican group Major Lazer. Get into it above.
 
Thank you My Queen for believing in my talent and giving me a platform to share my good message to the world …God will forever bless you #symbolofhope #Already #BlackIsKing #ShattaIsKing @beyonce pic.twitter.com/iqs3ND80WU
— SHATTA WALE (@shattawalegh) July 31, 2020
 
Black Is King is now streaming on Disney+. Watch party, anyone?