"The 12-song album, the singer's sixth, arrived with a short film and is a "conceptual project based on every woman's journey of self-knowledge and healing," Tidal said in a statement.
The album features guest appearances by Kendrick Lamar, Jack White, James Blake and the Weeknd, among others. Before the album's release, Beyoncé teased a mysterious, hour-long HBO special titled Lemonade. In the special, Beyoncé invokes her ancestral roots, dealing with emotionally hefty issues of race and misogyny.
Her proud mum, Tina Lawson, took to her IG page to toast to the release of the album.