Surprise! Beyonce To Release Album ‘The Lion King: The Gift’ / Single ‘Spirit’ Due TONIGHT

Published: Tuesday 9th Jul 2019 by Sam

In breaking news, it’s been announced that Beyonce will be releasing a new compilation album in support of ‘The Lion King.’

Details below…

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Christened ‘The Lion King: The Gift,’ the set will arrive in tandem with the global release of the film on July 19th.

Via Disney:

“The Lion King: The Gift,” an album featuring global artists & steeped in the sounds of Africa, produced & curated by Knowles-Carter, will release 7/19. “Spirit,” the single from the album & soundtrack for The Lion King, will be available tonight.

UPDATE:

With The Lion King: The Gift album, Beyoncé curated a masterful recording, a robust soundscape bringing together some of her favorite artists with the most talented and important African artists of the day to both pay tribute to the iconic film and bring the authentic sounds of African music to the world.

“This is sonic cinema,” said Beyoncé.  “This is a new experience of storytelling.  I wanted to do more than find a collection of songs that were inspired by the film. It is a mixture of genres and collaboration that isn’t one sound. It is influenced by everything from R&B, pop, hip hop and Afro Beat.”

In planning and recording the album, the artists’ personal connection to the iconic film and its story was highly considered.

“I wanted to put everyone on their own journey to link the storyline,” she continued.  “Each song was written to reflect the film’s storytelling that gives the listener a chance to imagine their own imagery, while listening to a new contemporary interpretation. It was important that the music was not only performed by the most interesting and talented artists but also produced by the best African producers. Authenticity and heart were important to me.”

The Lion King: The Gift, with new recordings by Beyoncé, features a beautiful, multi-genre symphony, steeped in African influences from various corners of the Continent, with unexpected collaborations, pulsating rhythms and crisp production that celebrate the African diaspora. This love letter to Africa highlights the setting of the film, rooted in African culture and wondrous narratives.  Track list and featured artists on The Lion King: The Gift are forthcoming.

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  1. 2bad2bme July 9, 2019

    LET’S GO!!! Watch all the haters who call her overrated be the first checking in.

    • Brent Christopher July 9, 2019

      SHE ALWAYS ACTS AS IF SHE IS DOING SOCIETY THIS BIG FAVOR! It’s truky disgusting how she is morphing a creative, collaborative project into her own personal achievement. She’s making herself the centerpiece of a masterful work that otherwise… has NOTHING to do with her.

      THE LION KING will not be more successful as a result of this very unnecessary “curated” album. NO ONE more than 14,000 consumers will even lend their money to purchasing this very wasteful work.

      Beyonce is NOT and never will be a huge commercial force in being able to push real album units or reaching the top of billboard with individual records.

      This scrapped together SPIRIT single will execute to be nothing more than a big try hard track — laced in stake rhythms, trite lyrics & overdone production.

      Once again… if it’s Emmy, Golden Globe & Oscar glory that Beyonce & her team are chasing with this “BIG SOLO SOUNDTRACK SINGLE”, they can all forget it.

      …much like the public will listen tonight, headlines will feature tomorrow & no one will even be streaming the simple record twice come Friday.

      Beyonce’s music since 2013 has all been forgettable, bland, meaningless & completely sub par beyond the associated visuals.

      • Beylover July 9, 2019

        Girl you wrote all the s*** nobody is going to read and the GAG IS…. Beyoncé is still that chick 23 years later! Stay mad 😂😂😂

      • Brent Christopher July 9, 2019

        @Beylover EVERYONE on this site reads my commentary. EVERYONE. check the level of responses. everything I say is honest, true & supported.

      • Joey July 9, 2019

        You’re white aren’t you?

      • Crystg July 10, 2019

        Fact😎😎😎

    • Brent Christopher July 9, 2019

      SHE ALWAYS ACTS AS IF SHE IS DOING SOCIETY THIS BIG FAVOR!

      It’s truly disgusting how she is morphing a creative, collaborative project into her own personal achievement.

      She’s making herself the centerpiece of a masterful work that otherwise… has NOTHING to do with her. It was a HUGE MISTAKE casting her behinds as Nala in this classic Disney film.

      THE LION KING will not be more successful as a result of this very unnecessary “curated” album.

      NO ONE beyond 14,000 consumers will even lend their money to purchasing this very wasteful work.

      Beyonce is NOT and never will be a huge commercial force in being able to push real album units or reaching the top of billboard with individual records. She sells albums, but not in the realm of DIAMOND status projects held by our Mariah’s, Whitney’s & Janet Jackson’s.

      This scrapped together SPIRIT single will execute to be nothing more than a big try hard track — laced in stale rhythms, trite lyrics & overdone production.

      Once again… if it’s Emmy, Golden Globe & Oscar glory that Beyonce & her team are chasing with this “BIG SOLO SOUNDTRACK SINGLE”, they can all forget it.

      …FORGOTTEN much like the public will listen tonight, headlines will feature the SPIRIT single tomorrow & no one will be streaming the simple record even twice come Friday.

      Beyonce’s music since 2013’s “self titled” album has all been forgettable, bland, meaningless & completely sub par beyond the associated visuals.

      • Lala July 9, 2019

        Gaaaayyyyeeeee fem bottom 😂

      • Jasmine1999 July 9, 2019

        You act like you’re doing if a favor by writing a contrived article about Beyonce in the comment section of a gossip blog. Lmao how dare you think you are anybody to say what’s not going to sell or do well. Hate all you must musty. You’re sitting behind a cheap boost mobile phone screeen trying to spew negativity guess what that s*** only comes back to you. Hope you enjoy the matinee of the movie when it comes out. You know you’ll be there and streaming the music. While you’re at it make sure to check out all the cool African artist on the compilation album bih.

      • Jasmine July 9, 2019

        Shut it Jermaine aka FAKE Jasmine. Don’t speak to Brent like that u fake ass sissy. U will never be me so change ur user name f.ag!

      • Jasmine1999 July 9, 2019

        Lmao this dumb heaux think he’s the only one named Jasmine lmao. I’ll talk to this buffoon Brent Chrissy the way I want. What are you gonna do about it. You and him
        Make sure y’all stream the new music and watch the movie. Who am I kidding y’all already planned on it.

      • Jasmine July 9, 2019

        No you will not speak to Brent that way. You will respect that man u demon sissy! The only ‘buffoon’ is u TROLL sissy. U have no identity! U come on this blog trolling wishing u was me. I’m the ONLY Jasmine on TGJ and unless ur buffoon asss is only here to get read for filth every time I catch ur Skid Row bum ass commenting I suggest u get ur own damn username. I bet u copied my user name because u are seeking attention. Being that I am the most popular commenter on here, u trying to piggy back off of my name. Nope not gonna happen TRASH. Shoo peasant be gone. GUTTER TRASH.

      • Jasmine1999 July 9, 2019

        Gworl I love the name you gave me I’ll wear it on a shirt at next pride event I go to it’ll be cute “Demon Sissy” yooossss anyways I’m Jasmine and will do what I please you can stop writing essays and take your medication now buffoon. Acting like you getting paid to comment lmao

      • Realistic July 10, 2019

        B**** you played yourself!!! TF I look like reading that! YOU DONT KNOW HER

  2. Jasmine July 9, 2019

    What is the point in making an album about the Lion King when it already has its own soundtrack? Bey should be releasing a new solo album.

    • Jasmine1999 July 9, 2019

      Lmao hate on bih!!!!!! I bet you won’t drop your Instagram name. Talking about me like you lost your mind?? Girl you probably definitely don’t live in LA I would fcuk you up if I ran into your dry faced a**. Now make sure to keep commenting on every Bey post and dream the new music and watch the new movie k unt

      • Jasmine July 9, 2019

        Technically, I do not live on the streets of LA digging through trash cans for food like u do TRASH! Me and my family live in Pacific Palisades and love it. It’s safe, secure, private, and we have a special TASK FORCE to keep homeless trash like OUT. Too bad TGJ doesn’t have a block filter so people can block ur copy cat bum ass forever. Peasant.

      • Jasmine1999 July 9, 2019

        Lmao gworl don’t live anywhere in California. You stay in Mobile,Alabama. I live in Burbank though for you ever make it California in your life. Let’s chat off here and see what yuh really look like

  3. J July 9, 2019

    Oh wow!! I’m really excited for this. Sounds like an awesome project!

  4. Shayla Queen July 9, 2019

    Oh Beyoncé, because you’re so deep, aren’t you 🤮

  5. DIABETES UNBOTHERED July 9, 2019

    1 legend + 1 movie = 2 Soundtracks

    (Watch @??? Get mad cuz THE GIFT only sold more than rihscedule’s imaginary never to be released LP 😂)

    • Nicky July 9, 2019

      Lmao! You’re so obsessed with the Richest Female Musician, Rihanna!!! Lmfaoo!!!

      How are you enjoying your Fenty Beauty lmaooooo!!!

    • ??? July 9, 2019

      lmaoooo sit down pork belly, Queen Riri NEVER flopped two albums in a row like that struggle roach you stan. EVER. now watch your insect fave flop another album while Queen Riri collects more coins off that struggle h0 lmfaooooo 😂 😂😂 😂

      • jam July 9, 2019

        b**** when has Beyonce ever flopped outside of that Carters album???

  6. Unnatural July 9, 2019

    Fake😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂. She gets points for trying tho

  7. Boss Up July 9, 2019

    It’s sad how far she will go to make sure ALL of the focus is upon her smh. I’m not here for it. I’m good, y’all can have all these antics 🙅🏾‍♂️

    • Shayla Queen July 9, 2019

      Exactly.

      • Jasmine1999 July 9, 2019

        Good bye to both of y’all who are clearly here for it as you both came to comment on an article about her lmao

      • Jasmine July 9, 2019

        Shut it Jermaine aka skaank sissy wannaby Jasmine. Homeless TRASH. U so lonely and pathetic u had to steal my username. How sad.

      • Jasmine1999 July 9, 2019

        This b**** us delusional TGJ should deject comments from silly unmedicated people like you. Call me every name in the book. You’re not hurting my feelings. It’s laughable

  8. Pedonika July 9, 2019

    The shîthive better pray it’ll sell more than 14k LMAO

    • Shayla Queen July 9, 2019

      No amount of praying gonna help pigs fly!

    • ??? July 9, 2019

      lmaooooo tidal is gonna lie about her streams again, cuz.you know the roach nest can’t afford to buy albums lmfaooooo 😂 😂 😂 😂

      • Shayla Queen July 9, 2019

        Or it gonna get streamed on a monthly free trial 🤣

      • Jasmine1999 July 9, 2019

        Stop making multiple profile names to comment the same thing you’ve been saying for years. You undercover Bey Stan.

      • Jasmine July 9, 2019

        Shut it FAKE Jasmine aka Jermaine!

  9. nobody July 9, 2019

    Childish gambino better have a feature on this my n****

  10. ??? July 9, 2019

    lmfaooooo chile this sh*t gon be her third FLOP in a row, she better hope it sells at LEAST 14k lmfaooooo 😂 😂😂 😂

    • Jasmine1999 July 9, 2019

      You’re a dumb k unt aren’t you you Delusional Beyonce stan? It’s a compilation album meaning there are other artist on the album not just her dimwit. Imagine being so vile and hateful while hundreds are at a premiere here in Hollywood getting their life. While you use someone else’s phone to comment your fake hate for Bey.

    • Jasmine July 9, 2019

      SHUT it FAKE JasMAN! We get it u love ROACHES which is why u a ROACH fan! TGJ needs some RAID yall.

      • Jasmine1999 July 9, 2019

        Here she is again saying the same thing over and over lmao …I’m Jasmine/Jermaine that’s acute drag babe actually

  11. INAMAD July 9, 2019

    Everyone is entitled to their opinions…..
    and Michelle was always my favorite member of DC (I know that’s rare lol) — BUT how can y‘all deny Beyoncé’s level of success with the “flop” rhetoric i see on this blog??

    Every solo project she’s ever put out has gone #1/ went platinum

    🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔

    • ??? July 9, 2019

      lmaoooo the lies, #HomeFLOPPING didn’t even see 20k, everything is FLOPPED barely did 100k nice try bug lmfaooooo 😂 😂😂 😂

      • Jasmine1999 July 9, 2019

        This person said solo projects you idiot. She’s stills successful unlike you. Who’s at a world premiere with all eyes on her? Right

      • Jasmine July 9, 2019

        ROACH! FAKE JASman

  12. What would Whitney do. WWWD July 9, 2019

    Post jayz he refer to her as the second coming. second coming of what ?? She cannot even sing like Whitney Houston….what we’re supposed to forget that he talked this b**** up like she was the s*** and she can’t even sing like Whitney Houston

    • DIABETES UNBOTHERED July 9, 2019

      Lol that’s a big REACH. if bey COULD sing like Whitney she would be completely IRRELEVANT by now. Whitney’s voice is TOO BIG it’s too much for current radio. Bey is still the only performer with a really BIG voice, Maybe not like Whitney but as long as bey can pull off songs like Listen AND single Ladies that’s all that’s required which explains why bey is still relavant after 22 years. Whitney was WASHED UP after 15 years lol. Beys voice is BETTER not biiger than whitneys which is ideal. Bey does songs that only SHE can pull off and that’s been true since Bday. Whitney had far less RANGE than bey vocally and musically.

      • Gworl you betta not July 9, 2019

        “Beys voice is BETTER…than whitneys…” is the most RIDICULOUS and idiotic things I’ve heard in a long time. I usually don’t comment but this was just too outrageous for me to remain silent.

    • DIABETES UNBOTHERED July 9, 2019

      Beys voice is BETTER not bigger than Whitney which is why bey has a bigger career than whitney RIP…

      https://youtu.be/uHUuBvNYk4o

  13. whut July 9, 2019

    I’ll pass.

  14. Beylover July 9, 2019

    I see the 👑 got the girls MAD!

    • Brent Christopher July 9, 2019

      you really are a ghetto, ratchet, RAT! I hate the way you card carrying beyhive members speak. most of you present to be extremely uneducated, classless, lacking poise, void of decorum & very naive. you all are impressed by smoke & mirrors, as most of you are too ignorant to think for yourselves or question the validity of propaganda you’ve been spoon fed.

      THINK FOR YOURSELF, IDIOT!

      • Jasmine1999 July 9, 2019

        Shut up you’re so pressed lmao you probably need to see a therapist. I’m not sure why so many Bey haters comment on anything lost about her instead of skipping it lmao. Whew child

      • Jasmine July 9, 2019

        Leave Brent alone. He don’t want u TRASH. Checkin at the homeless shelter is almost up. U better scurry there before u have to sleep on the park bench again TRASH.

    • Alex July 9, 2019

      @Beylover THEY ARE BIG MAD!!!! I love it!!!! 😂😂😂😂

      • Beylover July 9, 2019

        Meanwhile Beyoncé is UNBOTHERED!
        Let the girls continue to seeth 😂😂😂

  15. Jason July 9, 2019

    🤣🤣 Y’all really get mad when she puts something out! It’s hilarious watching people be upset by someone so successful that she cares less about her sales than the haters. She has nothing to prove, but y’all prove her point about being that B**** every time you throw jabs for NOTHING. Ridiculous.

    • Beylover July 9, 2019

      It’s so sad! Hating on Beyoncé is sooooo 2006 “B-day” era…. Like get over it already Beyoncé is heat to stay! It’s not Beyoncé fault your fav not relevant or hasn’t given their fans an album since 2016 😂😂😂

  16. Mbeachdude July 9, 2019

    Beyonce on the afrobeat? Interesting…definitely gonna be smashing hits to come

  17. ME July 9, 2019

    The Lion Queen 👑

    • Fancy BISH July 9, 2019

      This! ❤️

  18. Tino July 9, 2019

    The surprise antics are getting old lol. Especially for an album about the lion king SMH

  19. SMH July 9, 2019

    A compilation album is not a Beyonce album. Know the difference you idiot.

  20. Ropeburn July 9, 2019

    This is just hilarious at this point 😂 Y’all heaux over here workin yourselves into a frenzy over a damn movie soundtrack! SMDH I’m sure when it finally drops y’all gone say it’s the best song in the history of mankind. 🤣 Whew chile, this is the definition of a cult.

    • Jasmine1999 July 9, 2019

      Whew child you’ll be listening and watching the movie too gworl.

      • Jasmine July 9, 2019

        It is so OBVIOUS u are that sissy ‘JasMAN da bi Asian’ who is OBSESSED with me and wish it could live my life. The thirst for me is unreal. U need MENTAL HELP.

      • Jasmine1999 July 9, 2019

        Says the idiot who has commented on everything I have posted 😆

  21. AdeleFan July 9, 2019

    This lady make everything about her it’s so ridiculous. Why a movie that has a soundtrack needs an album 😂😂

  22. Kevon July 9, 2019

    I’ll listen the song ..but not expecting anything bigger then the circle of life ..lol

  23. Quan_thepoet July 9, 2019

    Smh…. y’all be so mad at Beyonce it don’t make no damn sense. Y’all mad she in the movie cuz y’all say she can’t act, now she doing a soundtrack and y’all mad at that. Just sad, and the ones who be so mad be the main ones streaming and buying albums and concert tickets. I don’t understand if you don’t like her that much then why even bother? Why even read the article? Why even post? It really baffles me. And this is not even her album this is her with other artist. They are just using her name and saying she’s releasing it as a way to get press.

    • #TheTruth July 10, 2019

      Exactly. She’s doing trap, people want vocals.
      She’s serving vocals, she’s being called out for not being a vocalist. Or not enough emotions or whatsoever. Or making the project about herself.
      It doesn’t make any sense.
      You have the right to dislike what she does but at this point it sounds more like b!tching over everything.
      I can’t wait to hear the album, that’s what that article was talking about years ago.

  24. Beyonce is garbage July 9, 2019

    Meh. Garbage like her recent stuff

    • Jasmine1999 July 9, 2019

      Lol hey fan

  25. Wanda Reece July 16, 2019

    Lion King received poor reviews….

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