Beyoncé has retained her title as queen of the surprise music drop. This time she had some help, as she and husband Jay-Z released a joint album, “Everything Is Love,” Saturday on his Tidal streaming service.
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— Highley Melanated (@palesa_moloto) June 16, 2018The couple have independently dropped albums that have addressed the storms their marriage has endured. In 2016, Beyoncé’s critically acclaimed “Lemonade” had fans debating its themes of love, betrayal, empowerment, tribalism and family.Decoding Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’The following year, Jay-Z released “4:44,” in which he admitted to cheating on his wife. Jay-Z on mending his marriage to Beyoncé: We chose to ‘break that cycle’ The rapper told The New York Times that music helped him and his wife repair their breach.“We were using our art almost like a therapy session and we started making music together,” he said. The new album is definitely a family project. Their 6-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, makes an appearance at the end of the song “Boss” where she name-checks her infant siblings, twins Rumi and Sir. “Shout out to Rumi and Sir, love Blue,” she says.