Beyoncé's road to pop culture royalty
Beyoncé drops dance track 'Break My Soul' off first new solo album since 2016
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Beyoncé is likely the most well-known singer around the world, and she's one of the few stars who has achieved this legacy through an almost unbelievably clean, uphill trajectory. It seems with each project or performance she outdoes herself, and at this point she really is her only competition at the top. Even in 2021 she broke the record for the most Grammys won by any female artist, as well as any singer ever, with a whopping 28 awards to her name. And she's not even close to being done.
She made us wait since 2016's 'Lemonade' for the arrival of her next and seventh solo album, but it's finally arriving. On June 21, Beyoncé released the first single off of her upcoming album 'Renaissance,' and it's a house track that has become an instant hit. 'Break My Soul' runs over four minutes, samples Robin S's 1993 hit 'Show Me Love' and Big Freedia's 'Explode,' and has lyrics that talk about quitting your 9-5 job, which is sure to fuel the dancefloor energy this summer. As for the long-expected album, it will be arriving on July 29, and fans can expect more dance as well as country-leaning tracks.
To celebrate this sure-to-be big year, why not read some interesting facts about Beyoncé's story so far? From her style inspiration to her favorite film, once you're done here you may as well be a part of the Beyhive (if you aren't already).