Beyoncé fans — the Beyhive — have begun speculating about the release of the artist’s next album after 13 mysterious unlisted videos were added to her Vevo site.
The Beyhive said the singer has recruited the help of the parents of Trayvon Martin — a Florida teen killed in 2012 by George Zimmerman — and other parents who have lost children to police brutality, for a new video for the upcoming album.
The singer, dancer and entertainer wowed fans with the surprise release of her single “Formation” last month, leaving spectators wondering what will happen next. According to Digital Trends, Beyoncé’s Vevo site originally had 117 listed videos, but this week that number increased after 13 unlisted videos popped up mysteriously.
Beyoncé’s fans believe the singer’s latest album will hit store shelves and digital weeks — or days — before her Formation World Tour gets underway. Atlanta Black Star reported that the U.S. tour starts in Miami on April 27. Tour dates are below:
April 27: Miami, Florida — Marlins Park
April 29: Tampa, Florida — Raymond James Stadium
May 1: Atlanta, Georgia — Georgia Dome
May 3: Raleigh, North Carolina — Carter-Finley Stadium
May 5: Nashville, Tennessee — Nissan Stadium
May 7: Houston, Texas — NRG Stadium
May 9: Dallas, Texas — AT&T Stadium
May 12: San Diego, California — Qualcomm Stadium
May 14: Los Angeles, California — Rose Bowl
May 16: Santa Clara, California — Levi’s Stadium
May 18: Seattle, Washington — CenturyLink Field
May 20: Edmonton, Alberta — Commonwealth Stadium
May 23: Minneapolis, Minnesota — TCF Bank Stadium
May 25: Toronto, Ontario — Rogers Centre
May 27: Chicago, Illinois — Soldier Field
May 29: Detroit, Michigan — Ford Field
May 31: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — Heinz Field
June 3: Boston, Massachusetts — Gillette Stadium
June 5: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — Lincoln Financial Field
June 7: New York, New York — Citi Field
June 10: Baltimore, Maryland — M&T Bank Stadium
June 12: Hershey, Pennsylvania — Hersheypark Stadium
In a March 20 tweet, the fan Twitter page, The BeyHIVE Team, said the artist’s sixth album and a short film that will accompany the album are complete:
EXCLUSIVE: We just received official word that Beyoncé's sixth studio album and mini film are DONE & rock solid set for an April release! ?
— THE BEYHIVÉ (@TheBeyHiveTeam) March 20, 2016
Over the last 3 years, Beyoncé has attended peace rallies and met with the families of Trayvon Martin & Freddie Gray pic.twitter.com/aZbfN57wZh
— THE BEYHIVÉ (@TheBeyHiveTeam) March 26, 2016
The album’s release is a mystery at this point. Multiple media outs have reported that the next album will be released in a similar fashion to her 2013 album, Beyoncé. That album had no press, no promotion, and it dropped as a surprise for fans December 13, 2013. The album skyrocketed to the top of the charts even though no one knew it was coming.
While “Formation” has inspired and made fans antsy with anticipation, the song, video, and Super Bowl 50 halftime performance has attracted its fair share of critics. Conservative news pundits have come out against the song, claiming that the single portrays police in a negative light. Police unions around the nation have been conflicted about protecting the pop star. She has also been subjected to a tug-of-war of political ideologies between opposing figures in the former Black Panther Party.
As of now, there is only speculation.