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FILE - Beyonce performs at a Get Out the Vote concert for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland, Ohio, Nov. 4, 2016. Beyonce teased the possibility of new music during a Verizon Super Bowl ad, and then added a cryptic Instagram video that ended with the words "act ii" and a release date of March 29, 2024. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
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Beyonce says new music, 'Act II,' will drop in March

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By MARIA SHERMAN

Beyonce is.... Back?

After a Verizon commercial starring Beyonce aired during the Super Bowl ended with the superstar saying “They ready, drop the new music,” the question became — was she serious? Later, a cryptic Instagram video with country iconography appeared on her page, teasing “act ii” on March 29.

It appears on her official website as well. Under the “music” tab, two titles are listed — potentially referring to new song titles. They are “Texas Hold 'Em” and “16 Carriages.”

At the end of the clip, a plucky acoustic guitar riff plays, and Bey's unmistakable voice kicks in. She sings, “This ain’t Texas / Ain’t no hold ’em / So lay your cards down down down," in a Southern twang.

Beyonce’s 2022 album “Renaissance” is frequently referred to as “Act I: Renaissance.”

In a mostly fictional Verizon commercial that aired moments before the Instagram announcement, Beyonce tried several tactics to try to break the internet.

With former “Veep” star Tony Hale playing an adviser, she opens a “Lemonade” stand, releases a saxophone album called “Let’s Get Saxy,” does her own version of the “Barbie” movie called “BarBey,” sells a cyborg version of herself, runs for “Beyonce of the United States,” and blasts off in a rocket to become the first woman in space.

After Hale tells her none of that worked, she says on the space ship intercom, “OK, Bey ready: drop the new music.”

Beyonce was also shown on the telecast soon after at Allegiant Stadium watching the Super Bowl with husband Jay-Z.

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its the strangest thing.

Few people will buy it. Few people will listen to it. It will be forgotten almost as soon as its released.

But she'll win 37 Grammy Awards

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Few people will buy it. Few people will listen to it. It will be forgotten almost as soon as its released. 

But she'll win 37 Grammy Awards

That is so true.

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Few people will buy it. Few people will listen to it. It will be forgotten almost as soon as its released.

How dare you disrespect her team of writers like that!

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With former “Veep” star Tony Hale playing an adviser, she opens a “Lemonade” stand, releases a saxophone album called “Let’s Get Saxy,” does her own version of the “Barbie” movie called “BarBey,” sells a cyborg version of herself, runs for “Beyonce of the United States,” and blasts off in a rocket to become the first woman in space.

More! More!

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its the strangest thing. 

Why?

Few people will buy it.

I disagree.

Few people will listen to it. It will be forgotten almost as soon as its released. 

Quite the opposite

But she'll win 37 Grammy Awards

Probably.

Beyoncé has achieved numerous musical accolades, including 28 Grammy Awards, making her one of the most awarded artists. She's known for her powerful vocals, versatile style, and impact on pop and R&B music. Beyoncé's albums, like "Lemonade" and "Beyoncé," have been critically acclaimed, contributing to her iconic status in the music industry. In addition to her Grammy Awards, Beyoncé has received other prestigious honors, such as the MTV Video Music Awards, BET Awards, and Billboard Music Awards. She's recognized for her influence and contributions to the entertainment industry, with achievements spanning multiple genres, including pop, R&B, and hip-hop. Beyoncé's impact extends beyond music, as she's celebrated for her cultural influence and advocacy work. I understand she may not be everyone's cup of tea, but to undermine the raw success of this woman is just simply not dealing with reality. As far as my knowledge in January 2022, Beyoncé has sold over 160 million records worldwide. Not too shabby. She didn't get there by herself, her millions of fans put her there.

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bass - amazing! incredible! Theres an old SNL classic skit called "Name Two" in just this kind of situation.

I'd wager 99.9% of the population couldn't name a single song Bayosay made other than "Put a ring on my finger"

Yet ask them to name a Beatles, Rolling Stones song etc. and you'd get a laundry list even from non-fans.

She didn't get there by herself, her millions of fans put her there.

She "got there" because she was hand-picked by the media industry.

Any one of a thousand singers in the US could replicate what she does. Easy.

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I'd wager 99.9% of the population couldn't name a single song Bayosay made other than "Put a ring on my finger"

If you mean 99.9% of over 50's men you might win a dollar.

She "got there" because she was hand-picked by the media industry.

That is how the entire industry works. You know the music you know because a cast of thousands of industry people put them within your earshot.

I don't usually agree with bass but the numbers don't lie. She is right and you are so tragically wrong.

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@Stan Anyone can copy and paste what you posted below now that is easy!! If anyone can do what Beyonce is doing, or has done the entertainment field would be flooded with entertainers with 28 Grammy Awards or more. Its not that easy, but copying post was!!

Any one of a thousand singers in the US could replicate what she does. Easy.

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