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Every Performance From Beyonce's ‘Black Is King,' Ranked: Critic's Picks

4 days ago   |   By Billboard

On Friday morning , Beyoncé once again made the world stop. This time, she did it with her stunning visual album Black Is King on Disney+, an imaginative retelling of The Lion King , through the lens of the Black experience.
Set to the music of Bey's stellar The Lion King: The Gift album released last year, Black Is King is a gorgeous, visually inventive piece of storytelling, exploring the themes of Black legacy and generational learning through the thin veil of The Lion King's story - a young prince is exiled from his home, and he is forced to come to terms with his past and take back...
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To Get the Perfect Visuals, Beyoncé's Black Is King Couldn't Be Filmed in Just 1 Location

To Get the Perfect Visuals, Beyoncé's Black Is King Couldn't Be Filmed in Just 1 Location

4 days ago   |   By Pop Sugar

In order to tell the story of a young king's journey to reclaim his throne in Black Is King , which dropped on Disney+ on July 31 and serves as a visual companion to The Lion King: The Gift , Beyoncé took things to a global level. Black Is King was filmed in the US, the UK, Belgium, Nigeria, Ghana, and South Africa, with Vogue noting that Beyoncé " partnered with talent in each destination ."
Ghanaian-American creative Joshua Kissi, who contributed to and directed the Ghana portion of the film, tweeted that "there was nothing like contributing to this vision through narratives on the...
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What's Your Favorite Song on Beyoncé's ‘The Lion King: The Gift' Deluxe Edition? Vote!

4 days ago   |   By Billboard

Beyoncé released the deluxe edition of her 2019 album The Lion King: The Gift on Friday .
With three new songs including her Juneteenth anthem “Black Parade” and a Melo-X-assisted remix of “Find Your Way,” the deluxe LP celebrates pan-African identity while loosely telling the story of The Lion King across its 17 tracks. And now that the album and its accompanying visual feast have been unleashed on the world by Queen Bey, Billboard wants to know which track you love the most.
Is one of Beyoncé's solo offerings, like “Bigger,” “Otherside” or “Spirit” the song you have on repeat? Do you...
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Beyoncé Releases Deluxe Edition of The Lion King: The Gift, Shares “Already” Video: Watch

4 days ago   |   By Consequence of Sound

Beyoncé knows how to orchestrate a promotional cycle better than almost anyone in the game. So we probably shouldn't be surprised that there's more than just her new visual project, Black Is King, arriving today. In addition, the Queen Bey has shared an expanded deluxe edition of The Lion King: The... Please click the link below to read the full article. Beyoncé Releases Deluxe Edition of The Lion King: The Gift, Shares “Already” Video: Watch
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Celebs Are Loving Beyoncé's ‘Black Is King': ‘Holy S-t'

Celebs Are Loving Beyoncé's ‘Black Is King': ‘Holy S-t'

4 days ago   |   By Billboard

Beyoncé unveiled her latest visual album, Black Is King , at 3:00 a.m. on Friday and famous members of the Beyhive are buzzing over the much-hyped release.
“Beyoncé, thats it send tweet,” wrote Zara Larsson on Twitter upon seeing the film, while Queen Bey's proteges Chloe x Halle tweeted, “black is king really comes out tonight omg” leading up to the premiere.
And speaking of premieres, Lizzo threw her very own premiere party at home to celebrate the release of Black Is King, and documented the entire thing on her Instagram Stories. The affair came complete with a shimmering black carpet...
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Every One of Beyoncé's Black Is King Outfits Was Fit For a Royal Goddess

4 days ago   |   By Pop Sugar

Beyoncé released her Black Is King visual album on July 31 via Disney+, along with a handful of stills from the empowering 90-minute film and a video introducing the year-long project to her fans, all posted on Beyonce.com. "The narrative unfolds through music videos, fashion, dance, beautiful natural settings, and raw new talent - but it all started in my backyard," Beyoncé said of the story she tells here, which is a re-imagination of The Lion King. "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...
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Beyoncé Releases 'Black Is King' Visual Album

4 days ago   |   By Pop Crush

Queen Bey slayed again!
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5 Crowning Achievements in Beyoncé's ‘Black Is King' Film

4 days ago   |   By Billboard

Early Friday morning , fans joyously unwrapped Beyoncé 's visual album Black Is King on Disney+.
Designed to be a re-imagination of the 2019 film The Lion King , Queen Bey looks to recreate the Black experience, mainly for young African American boys and girls on the project.
Studded with an army of talented dancers, actors and famous guest stars, Beyoncé's passion project is a crystal-clear illumination of the importance of Black pride and excellence.
Trekking through various countries to shoot the film, Bey nimbly revisits her 2019 soundtrack The Lion King: The Gift to help explore the...
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