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June 18, 2018

Beyoncé and Jay-Z release secret album, 'Love is Everything,' and it's pretty amazing

The pair will be performing next month at the Linc for their On the Run II Tour, reunited and stronger than ever

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Jay-Z performs with Beyonce at the 2018 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival at Indio Polo Grounds on April 21, 2018 in Indio, Calif.

In case you haven’t heard, The Carters, a/k/a Beyoncé and Jay-Z, released an album, “Love is Everything,” without any warning on Saturday and the internet lost its ever-loving mind. 

Their sly and oh-so secretive release was met with positive reviews and obvious excitement. Memes of "literally dying" and shock with a hand on heart was the blanket reaction. (Seriously though, what did we do to deserve such wonderful blessings?) While Jay-Z may be new to dropping secret albums, this is Beyoncé’s third successful secret album, following “Lemonade” in 2016 and “Beyoncé” in 2013.


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The album is a sort of part two to the Jay-Z infidelity scandal. While “Lemonade” and “4:44” dealt with either of their personal struggles of the affair, “Love is Everything” explores the rapper's unfaithfulness with a shared, two-sided approach. Communing in the frustration through bold lyricism and showing the struggle as a team as opposed to an individual struggle, it’s a refreshing take on a topic that can often times be polarized. While there have been many albums about breakups and cheating, few have explored the topic as a unified couple overcoming it.

Jay-Z and Beyoncé will be performing in Philadelphia on July 30 for their On the Run II Tour at Lincoln Financial Field, reunited and stronger than ever.