Unreleased Music From Beyoncé Leaked and Somebody's Probably Getting Fired

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It’s no secret that Beyoncé has no respect for our edges, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that she’d release music at some ungodly-ass hour. We learned that when the Beyoncé digital album dropped in 2013, and ever since that faithful night, we’ve all been on the edge of our seats in anticipation for new music from Bey.

On Thursday, new tracks from the King of Music popped up on Apple Music and Spotify under the moniker “Queen Carter.” Allegedly, the tracks were leaked, but I’m not sure how that could be a thing, since Beyoncé’s security is tighter than the White House’s.


After hearing of a leak in the Beyoncé camp, this is all I can think about:

Fortunately, there’s no need to ring the alarm, because the 10-track project was composed of unreleased tracks and old music that didn’t make the King’s previous albums.

If you’re like me, then you missed out on this alleged Christmas miracle because these tracks swiftly left the streaming services like a thief in the night. Was it a sweet dream or a beautiful nightmare? We all should’ve known that this wasn’t an official Beyoncé release because it didn’t debut on TIDAL. May I suggest starting your free trial membership now?


This unreleased album was the best thing we never had and now the countdown begins for the King to once again take her rightful place on the throne.

Chief Beyoncé Content Officer @ TheRoot. I aspire to be as steadfast & unmovable as Solange's wig. Former President of Hogwart's Black Student Union.

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Old white guy

I agree with your security comment, which makes me wonder if this was a misunderstanding between management and someone in the digital department. Considering how she “dropped” (I’m trying to use hip gems like the kidz do) lemonade, with video, without the least ounce of foreknowledge of the fans, it’s hard to imagine this was just some guy with some old copies of music.

On the other hand, I find it very warming that, during the holiday seasons, the person or persons responsible might only get fired, rather than just disappear. Or maybe the music industry only condone such actions when it’s the back street boys.