Beyoncé fans are speculating that a country album may be the superstar singer’s next offering, now that she’s seemingly wrapped all things Renaissance.
According to Billboard, the word around the BeyHive is that Bey will be dipping into her Houston roots for her next body of work – though there is no concrete evidence to base this on. Instead, fans are piecing together small crumbs that may or may not be related.
One thing that has been confirmed in the past is that her 2022 Renaissance album is meant to be a trilogy, and currently, her website seems to speak to this by reading, “act i | Renaissance.”
As fans look ahead to the next acts, they’ve cited things like of Bey’s country-inspired look at the 2024 Grammy Awards, as well a lyric on her 2019 single “Black Parade” where she sings, “I’m going back to the South, where my roots ain’t watered down” as potential proof that Act II will be a country LP.
In November, New York Times reporter Kyle Buchanan wrote in a since-deleted tweet that Act II would be an “acoustic album,” and that Act III would be a collaboration with JAY-Z. This was neither confirmed nor denied from Bey’s camp.
In confirmed news, though, Beyoncé is ready to release a line of cosmetic products that she has been teasing since last year.
On Tuesday (February 6), the icon shared a trailer for her new hair care line Cécred (pronounced “sacred”). The commercial features a range of hair styles and the different stages of upkeep.
“Hair is sacred. The journey begins Feb 20. Visit CECRED.COM,” she wrote in the social media post’s caption.
The Houston native first hinted at the above plans in an Instagram post last year, though she didn’t specify what exactly she was working on.
“How many of ya’ll knew my first job was sweeping hair in my mama’s salon?” she wrote in a digital note. “Destiny’s Child got our start by performing for clients while they were getting their hair done.”
“I saw firsthand how the ways we nurture and celebrate hair can directly impact our souls,” she wrote. “I watched her heal and be of service to so many women. Having learned so much on my hair journey, I’ve always dreamed of carrying on her legacy. I can’t wait for you to experience what I’ve been creating.”
A search of the US Patent and Trademark Office database reveals that “Cécred” has been trademarked for a wide variety of products beyond hair care, including jewelry boxes, cosmetic bags, bed sheets, clothing, and sleep masks.