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Beyoncé, photographed on Sat. April 28, 2018 in Oakland, Calif. MediaNews Group/East Bay Times/MediaNews Group via Getty Images hide caption

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Lizzo, Beyonce, and the ways and reasons musicians update offensive art

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Beyoncé returns with Renaissance, her first solo studio album since 2016's Lemonade. Carlijn Jacobs/Parkwood Entertainment hide caption

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Renaissance, Beyoncé's seventh full-length solo album, mines a liberating history of dance music, from Donna Summer-sampling disco to modern Chicago house. Carlijn Jacobs/Via Parkwood Entertainment hide caption

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The best music release in July includes albums by (from top left, clockwise) Maggie Rogers, Caterina Barbieri, Beyoncé, Bear1Boss and Johnny Gandelsman. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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NPR's favorite music of July, from thundering pop to ecstatic electronics

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Beyoncé's seventh album, Renaissance, is now available worldwide. Carlijn Jacobs/Parkwood Entertainment hide caption

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Beyoncé's new album 'Renaissance' pays homage to Black queer music history

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Beyoncé's wildly anticipated new album, Renaissance, tops this week's shortlist of the best albums out on July 29. Mason Poole/Parkwood Entertainment hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out on July 29

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"New Beyoncé is literally good for everybody in the world," Maggie Rogers says of Renaissance, which shares a release date with her own Surrender. "I'm so excited for this record." Olivia Bee/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Beyoncé's long-awaited seventh solo album, Act I Renaissance, is due out Friday, July 29. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The power of Beyoncé is about to change music... again

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Saba (left), Lizzo (center) and Rosalía have released some of our favorite songs of the year so far. Collage by Estefanía Mitre / NPR/Photos courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Beyoncé's 4, Salt-N-Pepa's Blacks' Magic and Fiona Apple's Tidal are featured in our Records That Changed Our Lives series. Photo Illustration by Estefania Mitre/NPR/Getty Images hide caption

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Records That Changed Our Lives, Teen Edition: 'Tidal,' 'Blacks' Magic,' Beyoncé's '4'

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Beyoncé performs in the concert film Homecoming. Parkwood Entertainment /Netflix hide caption

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z, who have been married for over a decade, are the face of a new Tiffany & Co. campaign called ABOUT LOVE. Mason Poole/Tiffany & Co. hide caption

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