Beyonce, Jay-Z Drop Surprise Album

And 'Everything Is Love' isn't all love, especially if you're the Grammys
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 17, 2018 6:12 AM CDT
Beyonce and Jay Z in a still image from their video for "Apes---," shot in the Louvre.   (YouTube)

(Newser) – Out of the blue, Beyonce and Jay-Z dropped a joint album that's being described as both unexpected and long-rumored, reports Pitchfork. But Everything Is Love is not all sunshine and rainbows from the duo now going by The Carters, particularly for the Grammys (where Jay-Z went 0-8 at the 2018 awards) and Spotify, which gets a couple of F-bombs from Bey. Jay-Z also confirms that he turned down the Super Bowl halftime show, rapping, well, "I said no to the Super Bowl / You need me, I don’t need you/ Every night we in the end zone / Tell the NFL we need stadiums too." The couple's daughter, Blue Ivy, also gives a shout-out to her 1-year-old twin siblings, notes the AP, and a music video released with the nine-track album features the couple hobnobbing in Paris' Louvre museum. Everything Is Love is available on Tidal. (Read more Beyonce stories.)

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