Beyonce and Jay-Z release surprise album 'Everything Is Love'

The nine-track album features a shout-out from the couple's daughter Blue Ivy

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2016 file photo, Beyonce performs at a Get Out the Vote concert for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland. Jay-Z and Beyonce have released a joint album that touches on the rapper's disgust at this year's Grammy Awards and features a shout out from their daughter Blue Ivy to her siblings. The pair released the nine-track album "Everything Is Love" Saturday, June 16, 2018, on the Tidal music streaming service that Jay-Z partially owns. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
Beta V.1.0 - Powered by automated translation

Jay-Z and Beyonce are keeping up a family tradition, dropping a surprise album before anyone knew it was coming.

The couple released a joint album that touches on the rapper's disgust at this year's Grammy Awards and features a shout-out from their daughter Blue Ivy to her siblings.

The nine-track album Everything Is Love was released on Saturday on the Tidal music streaming service that Jay-Z partially owns.

The album features Beyonce rapping on songs more than on previous releases.

One song that has a profanity in its title includes Jay-Z lashing out at the Grammys. He was the top nominee at February's awards show, but left empty-handed.

The rapper also says he turned down the NFL Super Bowl half-time show, rapping that the league needs him more than he needs them.

Blue Ivy ends the song BOSS with a shout-out to her 1-year-old brother and sister, Rumi and Sir.

In 2013, Beyonce released the self-titled album Beyonce without previous notice.

_______________

Read more:

Meet the wigmaker to Beyonce and Travolta who is now helping low-income cancer patients in Abu Dhabi

Coachella 2018: Five standout moments from the music festival - so far

_______________

EDITOR'S PICKS
MORE FROM THE NATIONAL