Beyoncé surprised the world by releasing her much-awaited visual album ‘Black is King’ on Disney. The album is directed and executively produced by the Queen of Pop herself. It was "The Lion King" remake in 2019 that served as her inspiration.
The 24-time Grammy Award winner based her visual album to her soundtrack album on the 2019 remake of the Disney film, "The Lion King." The Queen of Pop’s album reimagines the morals that the generation of today could ponder.
On the date of release, Disney+ stated that it is a “celebratory memoir for the world on the black experience.” Adding that the lesson that could be found in the movie and "Black is King" visual is for the “young kings and queens” of today searching for their own crowns.
On July 19, Beyoncé gave hint to her fans about the album by posting a trailer on Youtube. It has garnered more than 2.7 million views and counting. And on July 31, the album was released and streamed on Disney+.
The message of the songs is timely, especially that the world is fighting to end the stigma of killing black lives. Beyoncé featured the beauty and toughness of every black in the world to inflict a clear message of #BlackLivesMatter.
The album took almost a year to be released. It was produced in several places such as South Africa, West Africa, New York, Belgium, London, and Los Angeles, having different casts and crews from these places.
“My Power,” “Brown Skin Girl,” Mood 4 Eva,” and “Already” were the tracks that have full-length videos that were included in the “Black is King” album.
Queen Bey’s visual album made it exceptional when her eldest daughter Blue Ivy appeared on most of the album’s tracks videos. She did not just make an appearance, but she took part in her glittery and fashion-studded outfit transformations. She also showed her dance moves mimicking her mother’s.
And, the eight-year-old even had a solo in “Brown Skin Girl” earning her very first BET Award shared with Queen of pop, WizKid, and Saint Jhn. Her cameo role did not end there because Blue also appeared in the final act in the video of “Spirit”
Blue is not the only one who has brighten the visual album. Lots of other stars also participated to make the "Black is King" shines. Some of the celebrities present in Queen Bey’s album include her husband Jay-Z, her mother Tina Knowles Lawson, and together with Naomi Campbell, Lupita Nyong’o, Pharrell and Kelly Rowland.