Is Beyoncé Dropping Her New Album Soon?! Here's the Evidence
All signs point to yes!
Members of the Beyhive, brace yourselves!
Beyoncé is the queen of surprises, and the Internet is abuzz with rumors of her latest gift to fans: her new album.
A new surprise project from the superstar wouldn t be a, well, surprise. In 2013, Beyoncé created a fan frenzy when she secretly released her self-titled album.
The star may be “pulling a Beyoncé” once again – here’s the evidence:
1. It’s the Perfect Time
She topped off the week – and the Super Bowl – by announcing her “Formation” world tour, her first since the “Mrs. Carter Show” world tour in 2013.
2. Unlisted Videos on Her VEVO Page
Leave it to Beyoncé fanatics to spy such a detail.
Last week, Twitter users noticed that the singer’s VEVO listing claimed to hold more videos than are actually visible.
On Queen Bey’s VEVO page, 117 videos are listed. But after adding the number of videos in each category (audio, performances, shows, music videos) the number jumps to 130.
3. Her iTunes Page Was Reportedly Down
Always on the prowl, the Beyhive apparently noticed – and tweeted – that Beyoncé’s iTunes page shut down briefly last week.
One user wrote that the page was down, although there was no proof. The tweeter soon posted again, notifying the Twittersphere that the iTunes page is back up.
4. The Album Has a (Rumored) April Release Date
With her “Formation” world tour kicking off on April 27, many have speculated that Queen Bey would release the new album in April – just in time for the tour.
The big day could be April 4, the same day Beyoncé married Jay Z in 2008 (not to mention both she and the rapper’s birthdays fall on the fourth days of September and December respectively).
Keeping fans in “formation,” Queen Bey took to Instagram last weekend to announce an HBO “world premiere event” called “Lemonade.”
She posted the video clip with a simple caption, “#LEMONADE 4.23 9PM HBO,” leaving fans wondering just what the “event” will hold.
She soon released a lengthier clip of the video on her website, but even the full-length footage left fans without a clue.
The longer teaser showed flashes of various scenes, many featured the singer donning different outfits. Beyoncé is heard whispering throughout the clip and the footage even features an appearance from model Chantelle Winnie (aka Winnie Harlow).
6. She Has a New Clothing Line – Ivy Park
The singer debuted the athleisure clothing line in a personal video uploaded to YouTube. She further promoted the new line in a cover shoot with Elle magazine.
Beyoncé’s rep did not immediately reply to PEOPLE’s request for comment. We’ll have to wait and see (lest we hear from The Beygency).