Beyonce drops surprise live album

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Beyonce gave us not one but two gifts this week!

Her new documentary on Netflix titled Homecoming just went live on Netflix and along with it, comes a new album featuring live versions of all songs she performed at Coachella previous year.

Rumors of a new album called "B7" spread in the hours before the live album's release based on a cover image of an album bearing that title taken from the Genius lyric-decoding website, however that may have been a placeholder built by the website in anticipation of a possible "Homecoming" soundtrack album; a search on "Beyonce B7 Genius" led to the "Homecoming" lyrics on Wednesday morning.

Beyoncé announced that she was bringing her stunning 2018 Coachella performance to Netflix just a short time ago. Featured on the end credits to the documentary, the 37-year-old has covered Frankie Beverly and Maze's 1981 track Before I Let Go.

You can listen to Homecoming: The Live Album now on all your regular streaming apps including Spotify and Apple Music.

Bey's last solo album, Lemonade, was released in 2016, and earned rave reviews from critics and fans alike for revealing a new side to her and offering insight into her marriage to JAY-Z. Since the surprise release of her self-titled album, rumors (credible and otherwise) of imminent Beyonce albums have circulated several times.