WATCH: Beyoncé releases visual album Lemonade ahead of Stadium of Light gig

For many music fans across the UK, yesterday began like a normal day.

Monday, 25th April 2016, 3:12 pm
Updated Monday, 25th April 2016, 7:08 pm
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That is, until Beyoncé unexpectedly released a new visual album, Lemonade.

Yesterday morning, many of us checking our social media awoke to the bombshell that the new record had indeed arrived.

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In the States, Lemonade was unveiled in the form of an hour-long HBO special on Saturday night - and just days after its release, tongues are wagging over lyrics, memes are flooding Instagram and Facebook and excitement is building to hear the new material live.

While the songs on the new album boast a long line of collaborators, including The Weeknd, Jack White and Kendrick Lemar, the accompanying visuals feature a huge variety of special guests from Serena Williams to Halle Berry, as well as Jay Z's grandmother and the couple's daughter, Blue Ivy.

Beyonc made the gig announcement following her performance at the Super Bowl 50 half time show.

1. Pray You Can't Catch Me

2. Hold Up

Beyonc pictured with husband Jay Z. Many are speculating that lyrics on the new album, Lemonade, reveal that the rapper has cheated on her during their marriage.

3. Don't Hurt Yourself

4. Sorry

5. 6 Inch

6. Daddy Lessons

Beyonc performing onstage.

7. Love Drought

8. Sandcastles

9. Forward

10. Freedom

11. All Night

12. Formation

Beyonc made the gig announcement following her performance at the Super Bowl 50 half time show.

Lemonade is available on TIDAL and also for purchase on iTunes. Have you listened yet? Let us know what you think.

Beyonc pictured with husband Jay Z. Many are speculating that lyrics on the new album, Lemonade, reveal that the rapper has cheated on her during their marriage.
Beyonc performing onstage.