Two new Beyoncé projects are forthcoming, Us Weekly is reporting, in addition to Beyoncé’s voice work as Nala in Disney’s upcoming The Lion King live-action film. Multiple sources told the outlet that the singer plans to release a couple new songs this year, along with a Netflix documentary focused in part on her 2018 history-making Coachella performance.
One source told Us that “Beyoncé doesn’t have a new full album,” but she is recording “couple of new tracks [for] a deluxe album filled with old songs.” They will be her first new solo album since Lemonade was released in 2016.
A second source said the Netflix doc “will be tied to her Coachella 2018 performance” with additional footage. That Coachella performance, by the way, had a staggering 26-song set list that spanned her entire career. Beyoncé acknowledged the significance of her performance at one point to the crowd, telling them: “Thank you for allowing me to be the first black woman to headline Coachella.”
Beyoncé was joined by Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland for a Destiny’s Child reunion; her sister Solange Knowles; and her husband Jay-Z at different points during her performance.
Beyoncé’s 2018 performance comes one year after she was originally announced as a headliner for the 2017 show. As she explained to the crowd at Coachella, her pregnancy with twins Sir and Rumi Carter led her to delay the performance by one year.
“I’m so happy that I am here,” she told the audience in 2018. “I was supposed to perform at Coachella [last year] but I ended up getting pregnant—thank God! So I had time to dream and dream and dream with two beautiful souls in my belly.…Thank you guys for sharing this with me. I hope y’all enjoyed the show.”