Beyonce’s highly-anticipated documentary Homecoming has premiered on Netflix … and with it, a new album.
The concert film documents Queen Bey’s record-breaking set at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival last year — dubbed “Beychella” — when she became the first black woman ever to headline the Californian music festival.
Queen Bey also surprised fans with an unannounced live album of the performance, titled Homecoming: The Live Album, which features Jay Z and a reunion of Destiny’s Child.
Screening on Netflix for the first time tonight, Homecoming: A Film by Beyonce premiered at two US universities — Howard University in Washington and Houston’s Texas Southern University.
Of course, Homecoming has caused near-hysteria among Beyonce’s fans, the “Bey-hive”, on social media.
They’ve called the doco “unmatched” with #BeyonceHomecoming trending worldwide.
Netflix described Homecoming as “the emotional road from creative concept to cultural movement” — and it features both behind the scenes, and concert and family footage of the first of her two headline sets at Coachella.
Meantime, the live album includes 40 songs from her two-hour set including Crazy In Love, Formation, Sorry, Drunk in Love and Flawless.
Destiny’s Child songs Lose My Breath, Say My Name and Soldier also feature in the release, which is available now on streaming platforms Tidal, Apple Music, Spotify and Google Play.
Beyonce had originally been booked to headline Coachella in 2017 after the release of her album, Lemonade, but was forced to postpone after announcing she was pregnant with twins Sir and Rumi.
Less than a year later, she was onstage in the Californian desert to make history in her set, which included the voice of Malcolm X and a version of Lift Every Voice and Sing — a song widely considered to be the black national anthem.
In the lead up to the performance, Beyonce’s mother Tina Knowles said that her daughter had told her, “I have worked very hard to get to the point where I have a true voice”.
“And at this point in my career, I have a responsibility to do what’s best for the world and not what is most popular”.