Beyonce at the Super Bowl. Beyonce in “Formation.” Beyonce presenting the final Grammy Award. Beyonce, Beyonce, Beyonce.
Trust me. The recent spate of Beyonce is not a coincidence. I am told that her new album will drop “sometime” before her world tour tour begins on April 27th.
“Formation” is just the lead single and there is much to come. A big pressing question will be: what notice will she give Sony? And will Sony let her stream exclusively or do anything else on Tidal, the streaming service owned by her husband, a Mr. Jay Z?
So far, Tidal has wrecked new releases from Rihanna and Kanye West. Because of the screwed up Tidal situation, Rihanna’s “Anti” may never sell 250,000 copies. It’s going to come in at number 10 this week in its third week. Kanye is a bigger mess, with “The Life of Pablo” a sales mystery at this point.
Something tells me Beyonce is too chart oriented to let even Jay Z destroy her chances of being Number 1 with a bullet. So hold on. The summer of Beyonce is upon us.