Fans were expecting a new album on Monday
Her single "Formation" dropped in February
If you were up at midnight Monday checking Tidal and Beyoncé’s social media accounts for that eagerly awaited new album, you weren’t alone.
It’s April 4, and members of the Beyhive know that the number “4” has special significance to both her and her husband, rapper Jay Z.
The singer was born September 4, 1981, and Jay was born December 4, 1969. The couple married on 04/04/08, got matching tattoos of the Roman numeral four (IV) and named their daughter Blue Ivy (IV, get it?). And let us not forget that she had an album titled “4” that was released in 2011.
Fans have been waiting in “Formation” since that single was released in February, and the superstar’s Formation World Tour begins April 27 in Miami, so surely the album is coming soon, right?
Twitter sure hopes so.
Comments have included prayers and sentiments like, “raise your hand if you’ve ever been personally victimized by Beyoncé waiting to drop her new album.”
Adding fuel to the Beyoncé fire has been the recent release of her new activewear line, Ivy Park.
She told Elle magazine that she chose the name “because a park is our commonality.”
“We can all go there; we’re all welcomed. It’s anywhere we create for ourselves,” said Beyoncé, who is on the cover of the magazine’s May issue. “For me, it’s the place that my drive comes from. I think we all have that place we go to when we need to fight through something, set our goals and accomplish them.”
So when is the album coming? What does the woman who dropped her last project as a surprise in 2013 have in store for the world this time? There’s always April 13 – as in 1 plus 3 equals 4.