The world stopped once again last night as two previously unreleased Beyoncé projects were uploaded to streaming services, credited to Queen Carter.
While the surprise release of the self-titled visual album Queen Bey dropped back in 2013 was an intentional effort at world domination, these “albums” appear to be the result of unauthorized leaks.
The first, was a 10-track project, titled Have Your Way, that appeared on Apple Music and Spotify. The second also featured 10 tracks, and was dubbed Back Up, Rewind.
Dedicated Beyhive members were quick to point out that the songs on the mysterious LPs, including “After All Is Said and Done,” “Hey Goldmember,” Twerk,” “Black Culture” and “Keep Giving Your Love to Me,” were an assortment of old songs.
In fact, “After All Is Said And Done” is featured on the soundtrack for the 1999 film, The Best Man.
“Queen Carter” wasn’t the only phantom artist to thrive from a security breach last night. Nine unreleased SZA songs made their way to Spotify under the name Sister Solana for a project dubbed Comethru.
President of SZA’s label Top Dawg Entertainment confirmed that the project was not an official release.
“There is no new SZA album out. Old songs were stolen and leaked. We are currently fixing the issue,” he tweeted. “Please feel free to continue enjoying Ctrl until the next album is ready -Punchino from TDE.”
SZA reassured fans that new music was coming soon in a post on her instastory.
“These are random scratches from 2015,” she wrote. “Def not new new! But…creative? And scary? Lol HEARD U THO…I SWEAR the new is coming!”
Let’s hope that both artists are able to put out new music in their own way, and on their own time!