Beyonce is releasing Black Is King visual album on Disney Plus next month – The Sun
Beyonce will be releasing her Black Is King visual album on Disney Plus next month.
The actress voiced Nala in the 2019 live-action movie of The Lion King and recorded her own soundtrack for the movie called The Lion King: The Gift.
Beyonce, 38, has further proved she can do it all as she will now be releasing a visual album that she wrote, directed, and executive produced based off The Gift on July 31st, which can be streamed only on Disney+.
Black Is King – which is inspired by and reimagines the lessons of The Lion King – tells the story of a young king's "transcendent journey through betrayal, love, and self-identity," according to Disney and Beyoncé’s Parkwood Entertainment.
The main character's ancestors, father, and childhood love help him earn the virtues needed to reclaim his throne and home and guide him towards the right path to fulfill his destiny.
"These timeless lessons are revealed and reflected through Black voices of today, now sitting in their own power.
"Black Is King is an affirmation of a grand purpose, with lush visuals that celebrate Black resilience and culture.
"The film highlights the beauty of tradition and Black excellence."
It is based on the music of The Lion King: The Gift and is "a celebratory memoir for the world on the Black experience."
Black Is King "is a story for the ages that informs and rebuilds the present.
"A reunion of cultures and shared generational beliefs. A story of how the people left most broken have an extraordinary gift and a purposeful future."
The Sun had previously reported that the singer was in advanced talks to sign a $100million deal with Disney for three major projects.
A source said: “Beyoncé has become a major player for Disney and is the perfect fit for their brand.
“She’s worked on a number of projects for them, including voicing Nala in the reboot of The Lion King, and now they’re keen to secure her for more projects.
“Disney have put forward a deal worth around $100million, which will secure Beyoncé for three major projects, including the Black Panther sequel.
The singer is set to appear on the soundtrack for Marvel film Black Panther 2, which is due for release next year, plus two other blockbusters.
“As part of the deal they are also trying to get her team to agree to have Beyoncé voicing some of the new documentaries coming to Disney Plus.
“After the success of having Meghan Markle voicing the film Elephant on the platform, they have projects coming up which align perfectly with Beyoncé’s brand.
“The negotiations are still ongoing but it’s the final details that are being thrashed out now.”
Beyoncé’s first affiliation with Disney came in 2007 when she appeared as Alice In Wonderland as part of the Disney Dream Portrait series.
Since then the singer, who first found fame as part of Destiny’s Child, has worked with them on a number of projects, including the first Black Panther film, which starred Chadwick Boseman as the title character.
Last month Beyoncé also surprised Disney fans by appearing on a sing-along which was held to raise cash for charity.
Beyonce has been having a busy summer as she surprise-dropped the song Black Parade on Juneteenth with her husband, Jay-Z, 50.
The song represents Black empowerment and empowered the Black Lives Matter protests following George Floyd's death by police.
The Lemonade singer has also been very vocal about people exercising their right to vote and "continue to change and dismantle the racist and unequal system."
She also joined protestors in demanding that the cops who killed Breonna Taylor be charged.
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