Renaissance (Beyoncé album)

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Renaissance
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 29, 2022 (2022-07-29)
Genre
Label
Producer
  • Beyoncé (exec.)
  • The-Dream
  • Tricky Stewart
  • BloodPop®
  • No I.D.
  • Al Cres
  • BAH
  • Beam
  • Chris Penny
  • Boi-1da
  • Kelman Duran
  • Hit-Boy
  • Mike Dean
  • Luke Solomon
  • Guilty Beatz
  • Raphael Saadiq
  • Sol Was
  • Jahaan Sweet
  • Syd
  • Stuart White
  • Neenyo
  • Leven Kali
  • Jameil Aossey
  • S1
  • Rissi
  • Nova Wav
  • Sevn Thomas
  • Skrillex[2]
Beyoncé chronology
The Lion King
(2019)
Renaissance
(2022)
Beyoncé studio albums chronology
Lemonade
(2016)
Renaissance
(2022)
Singles from Renaissance
  1. "Break My Soul"
    Released: June 20, 2022

Renaissance (styled in all caps) is the seventh studio album by American singer and songwriter Beyoncé. It was released July 29, 2022, by Columbia and Parkwood Entertainment. It is Beyoncé's first solo studio album since Lemonade (2016). The album features sixteen tracks. The lead single, "Break My Soul", was surprise-released on June 20, 2022, and has reached the top ten in several countries worldwide.

For the chart dated August 13, 2022, the album entered the US Billboard 200 album chart at number one, with first-week sales of 332,000 copies in the US. It was the first number-one album by a woman of 2022 there.[3] It also entered at number one in the UK.

Track listing[change | change source]

Renaissance track listing
No. TitleProducer(s) Length
1. "I'm That Girl"  
3:28
2. "Cozy"  
3:30
3. "Alien Superstar"  
3:35
4. "Cuff It"  
3:45
5. "Energy" (featuring Beam)
1:56
6. "Break My Soul"  
4:38
7. "Church Girl"  
3:44
8. "Plastic off the Sofa"  
4:14
9. "Virgo's Groove"  
  • Beyoncé
  • Kali
  • The-Dream[b]
6:08
10. "Move" (featuring Grace Jones and Tems)
3:23
11. "Heated"  
4:20
12. "Thique"  
4:04
13. "All Up in Your Mind"  
2:49
14. "America Has a Problem"  
  • Beyoncé
  • The-Dream
  • Dean[a]
3:18
15. "Pure/Honey"  
  • Beyoncé
  • BloodPop
  • Nova Wav
  • Saadiq[b]
  • The-Dream[b]
  • White[b]
  • Dean[b]
4:48
16. "Summer Renaissance"  
  • Beyoncé
  • Nova Wav
  • Dean[a]
  • The-Dream[b]
  • Kali[b]
  • Sol Was[b]
4:34
Total length:
62:14

Notes[change | change source]

  • ^[a] indicates a co-producer
  • ^[b] indicates an additional producer

Samples[change | change source]

  • "I'm That Girl"
    • contains elements of "Still Pimpin", written by Tommy Wright III and Andrea Summers and performed by Tommy Wright III & Princess Loko.
  • "Cozy"
    • contains an excerpt of "Bitch I'm Black" by Ts Madison
    • contains a sample of "Get With U", written by Curtis Alan Jones and performed by Lidell Townsell & M.T.F
    • contains a sample of "Unique", as performed by Danube Dance featuring Kim Cooper.
  • "Alien Superstar"
    • contains an interpolation of "I'm Too Sexy", written by Rob Manzoli, Richard Fairbrass, and Christopher Fairbrass and performed by Right Said Fred
    • contains a sample of "Moonraker", written by John Michael Cooper and performed by Foremost Poets
    • contains a sample of Barbara Ann Teer's "Black Theatre" speech
    • contains a sample of "Unique", written by Kim Cooper and Peter Rauhofer and performed by Danube Dance.
  • "Cuff It"
  • "Energy"
    • contains an interpolation of "Ooh La La La", written by Mary Brockert and Allen McGrier and performed by Teena Marie
    • contains a sample of "Explode", written by Freddie Ross and Adam Piggot and performed by Big Freedia.
    • contained an interpolation of "Milkshake", written by Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo and performed by Kelis (later removed post-release).[4]
  • "Break My Soul"
    • contains elements of "Show Me Love", written by Allen George and Fred McFarlane and performed by Robin S.
    • contains a sample of "Explode", written by Freddie Ross and Adam Piggot and performed by Big Freedia.
  • "Church Girl"
  • "America Has a Problem"
  • "Pure/Honey"
    • contains a sample of "Miss Honey", written by Andrew Richardson, Count Maurice, and Moi Renee and performed by Moi Renee
    • contains a sample of "Cunty (Wave Mix)", written by Eric Snead and Jerel Black and performed by Kevin Aviance
    • contains a sample of "Feels Like", written by Michael Cox and Kevin Bellmon and performed by MikeQ & Kevin Jz Prodigy.
  • "Summer Renaissance"

Charts[change | change source]

Chart performance for Renaissance
Chart (2022) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[5] 1
UK Albums (OCC)[6] 1
US Billboard 200[3] 1

References[change | change source]

  1. Richards, Chris. "Beyoncé's 'Renaissance' was made to last forever". Washington Post. Retrieved 29 July 2022.
  2. "RENAISSANCE by Beyoncé". Genius. Retrieved 29 July 2022.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Caulfield, Keith (2022-08-07). "Beyonce's 'Renaissance' Bows at No. 1 on Billboard 200 With Year's Biggest Debut By a Woman". Billboard. Retrieved 2022-08-08.
  4. "Beyoncé Removes 'Milkshake' From 'Energy' After Kelis Called Her Out for 'Theft'". www.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2022-11-13.
  5. "Queen Bey takes the throne - ARIA". www.aria.com.au. Retrieved 2022-08-08.
  6. "Beyoncé bags fourth UK Number 1 album with RENAISSANCE". www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2022-08-08.