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Beyonce and Jay-Z Release Joint Album, Nearly Destroy the Internet

Welp. 

This is one way to distract the public from an alleged affair with LeBron James.

On Saturday afternoon, Beyonce and Jay-Z stunned the music universe by releasing a joint album as a rather significant complement to their ongoing “On the Run II Tour.”

Titled “Everything Is Love,” the album was released exclusively Tidal and announced by Beyonce via Instagram.

The announcement footage features the two artists at the Louvre museum in Paris, including shots of them standing in front of the Mona Lisa painting while donning pink and mint suits … as well as glimpses of dancers performing in skin-colored tights and crop tops.

Two performers appear on the cover of the Everything Is Love album.

But this is not even all:

On top of the album drop, Bey and Jay also released a music video for the record’s debut single, “Apes**t.”

The video was filmed on location last month in this same iconic museum, a Tidal rep tells E! News…

… and here it is!

Within three hours of Beyonce confirming this album, her announced has received over 1.2 million Likes on Instagram.

While the Internet went bonkers with the news, Beyonce and Jay-Z were performing in London Stadium, where onlookers have reported the same announcement was made on a big screen behind the singers.

Beyonce and Jay-Z have been together for a decade.

They are parents to three children, including a set of twins, and have overcome at least one Jay-Z cheating scandal.

The global superstars actually renewed their vows in June, aiming to prove to the world that their love could withstand this sort of infidelity and obstacle.

As always, however, the artists have remained mostly close-lipped about their relationship, preferring to let the occasional family photo or mysterious quote do the talking.

That, or a surprise album and music video drop of course.

Beyonce sings and raps in the song “Apes**t,” whose lyrics make a rather clear reference to her marital challenges. To wit:

I can’t believe we made it/This is why we’re thankful.

Jay-Z and Beyonce have collaborated on other tracks in the past — but never on a full album.

The former told the New York Times in 2017 that the pair both “using our art almost like a therapy session,” which helps explains Beyonce’s legendary Lemonade alum and his 4:44 album.

As we said, the record is available on Tidal and its track listing is as follows:

1. Summer

2. Apes

3. Boss

4. Nice

5. 713

6. Friends

7. Heard About Us

8. Black Effect

9. Lovehappy

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Prince Fans Destroy Justin Timberlake for Halftime “Tribute”

Justin Timberlake performed a medley of his most beloved hits at halftime of Super Bowl 52.

Did you catch the dance-filled act?

Relive it HERE if not.

The 13-plus minute performance featured Timberlake belting out such hits as "Can't Stop This Feeling" and "Gone," but the focus a day later is on the minute or two during which he sat at a piano and played a cover of Prince's "I Would Die 4 U."

What a nice tribute to the late musician, who made his home in the Super Bowl host city of Minnesota, right?

WRONG, many Prince fans are now saying. So very, very, very, VERY wrong.

Scroll down and all around to find out why: 

1. May He Rest in Peace

May he rest in peace
Prince, of course, died in April of 2016. He was famous for his Minneosta mansion and he performed at halftime of the Super Bowl in 2007, leaving many to assume Timberlake would cover a song of his this year.

2. NO HOLOGRAM, JT!

No hologram jt
A song would have been great, but this is where the controversy started, with talk that Timberlake would sing alongside a Prince hologram during his act. Many years ago, Prince said the following about the use of such a device: “That’s the most demonic thing imaginable. Everything is as it is, and it should be. If I was meant to jam with Duke Ellington, we would have lived in the same age. That whole virtual reality thing… it really is demonic. And I am not a demon.”

3. Easy, Folks

Easy folks
Long-time Prince friend Shiela E. said prior to the show that rumors of Timberlake using a hologram were false. She assured everyone this would NOT take place.

4. Okay, Phew

Okay phew
Social media users felt a lot better after reading the message.

5. And She Was Sort of Right

And she was sort of right
Check out the above photo. It’s not a hologram. It’s just a projection of Prince of a giant screen. But try parsing that difference to loyal Prince supporters, who were far from happy about Timberlake’s stunt.

6. Did This Count as a Hologram?

Did this count as a hologram
Yes, it might as well have in the eyes of critics who took to Twitter and blasted Timberlake.

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