Beyoncé Songs Surface Online Under The Name Queen Carter
No one pulls off surprise releases like Beyonce. The 37-year-old’s last couple of projects (including this year’s Everything Is Love with Jay-Z) appeared online with little to no advance warning. So, fans justifiably lost their minds when two new albums of material surfaced yesterday (December 20). The LPs, titled Have Your Way and Back Up, Rewind, were credited to the pseudonym Queen Carter and were comprised of previously unreleased tracks. At first it was unclear if this was an intentional move by Team Bey. However, Billboard reports they appear to have been unauthorized leaks. At the time of publication, both have been removed from Apple Music and Spotify.
Bey’s team has yet to comment on the releases. But their rapid removal makes it seem like they were not intentional. It’s worth noting that the “Formation” legend was not the only artist plagued by leaks yesterday. Several songs by SZA appeared on streaming services under the pseudonym Sister Solana. The hitmaker took to Instagram to explain the situation to her fans. “These are random scratches from 2015. Def not new new,” she wrote. “But…creative? And Scary?” Unfortunately it seems like we’ll be waiting a bit longer for new material from Beyonce. In the meantime, revisit her jaw-dropping “APESHIT” video below.