It’s really happening: Beyoncé reveals new album title and release date

Beyhive, this is not a drill. On Wednesday night, Beyoncé revealed that her highly anticipated seventh studio album, “Renaissance,” is coming July 29. 

The announcement comes shortly after the singer raised fans’ suspicions by wiping the profile pictures on her social media accounts — suggesting something big was on the way.

The “Formation” artist broke the news via her social media bios, which now read, “act i RENAISSANCE 7.29.” Tidal, the music streaming platform co-owned by Beyoncé and husband Jay-Z, also shared the title and release date on social media.

Additionally, a mysterious box set of “Renaissance” merchandise — including a CD, T-shirt and 28-page booklet — is now available for preorder on Beyoncé's website.

Six weeks after the Super Bowl’s hip-hop halftime show, Beyoncé dazzled from a tennis court in Compton, training ground for Serena and Venus Williams.

“Renaissance” is set to arrive six years after Beyoncé's last studio album, “Lemonade,” came out. That seminal project was nominated for nine Grammy awards, including record (“Formation”), song (“Formation”) and album of the year. 

In 2020, Rolling Stone ranked “Lemonade” No. 32 on its list of the 500 best albums of all time.

Since “Lemonade,” Beyoncé has kept busy by famously headlining Coachella (dubbed “Beychella” by fans) in 2018 and releasing a Grammy-winning Netflix documentary about it, “Homecoming.”

She also starred as Nala in Disney’s 2019 remake of “The Lion King” and recorded an entire tandem album — including the Golden Globe-nominated song “Spirit” — for the film.

The following year, Beyoncé co-wrote, co-directed and executive produced “Black Is King,” a visual version of her “Lion King” album. And in 2021, the visionary musician became the most Grammy-winning female artist of all time after accepting the prize for R&B performance for her hit single “Black Parade.”

Most recently, the music icon opened the 2022 Oscars with a stunning live performance of “Be Alive” — her song from the movie “King Richard” — filmed at a public tennis court in Compton.