Beyoncé And Jay-Z's Surprise Album Is Here: Listen To 'Everything Is Love'

Jun 16, 2018
Originally published on June 19, 2018 3:50 pm

Please note: The album below contains explicit language.

Just when it seemed June couldn't get any hotter for lovers of rap and R&B, the inevitable has finally happened: After a collaboration built on musical legacy and love for the past 15 years, Beyonce and Jay-Z have released a joint album as The Carters.

The surprise LP, Everything Is Love, premiered Saturday afternoon exclusively on Tidal, the digital streaming platform owned in part by Jay-Z, but appeared on Spotify on Monday morning. The nine-song album, which features Bey and Jay on every track, comes in the middle of a month chock full of chart-topping releases from some of the biggest names in hip-hop and R&B. Less than 24 hours earlier, Nas released his 11th solo album, Nasir, which was executive produced by longtime Jay-Z collaborator Kanye West. And West, of course, is in the middle of a run of five releases which he's executive produced, including his own album, ye, Pusha T's Daytona, West and Kid Cudi's Kids See Ghosts and an album by Teyana Taylor that's due next Friday.

The credits to Everything Is Love appeared online soon after its Tidal premiere, and the producer list is (obviously) impressive. Here's a rundown of the album's tracks with each song's producers and singers.

Everything Is Love

1. "Summer"

Produced by Cool and Dre, with additional vocals by Rory from Stone Love

2. "Apes**t"

Produced by Pharrell, with additional vocals by Migos' Offset and Quavo

3. "Boss"

Produced by Mike Dean, Melo-X, Derek Dixie and D'Mile, with additional vocals by Ty Dolla $ign

4. "Nice"

Produced by Pharrell, with additional vocals by Pharrell

5. "713"

Produced by Boi1da and Jahaan Sweet

6. "Friends"

Produced by Boi1da and Jahaan Sweet

7. "Heard About Us"

Produced by Vinylz, Boi1da, Jahaan Sweet, !llmind

8. "Black Effect"

Produced by Cool and Dre

9. "Lovehappy"

Produced by Dave Sitek of TV On The Radio

Meanwhile, Beyoncé and Jay-Z continue their international On The Run II tour through the fall.

Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit