How to Watch Beyoncé's New Visual Album, "Black Is King"

Annie Goldsmith
Photo credit: Robin Harper/Disney+
Photo credit: Robin Harper/Disney+

From Town & Country

Beyhive—the wait is over. Starting today, Beyoncé's new "visual album," entitled "Black Is King" is now available to stream.

The 24-time Grammy Award-winner's much-anticipated film has been in the works for over a year, though Beyoncé Knowles-Carter couldn't have planned a better moment to release the musical movie. "Black Is King" takes inspiration from the Disney classic, The Lion King. The hit animated movie was revamped last year in a live action feature, in which Beyoncé starred as Nala and produced and curated the film's soundtrack, The Lion King: The Gift.

According to Disney, "Black Is King" "reimagines the lessons from Disney’s global phenomenon for today’s young kings and queens in search of their own crowns."

Featuring a diverse cast and crew, along with filming locations spanning from the U.S. to Africa to Europe, the Beyoncé-directed feature is sure to be a hit. Of course, Carter stars in the visual album, but you'll also recognize some other famous faces including Kelly Rowland, Pharrell Williams, Lupita Nyong'o, and many more. Beyoncé also prominently showcases her husband, Jay-Z, and children, Blue Ivy, Sir, and Rumi.

Photo credit: Andrew White/Disney+
Photo credit: Andrew White/Disney+

Watch "Black Is King" exclusively on Disney+.

"Black Is King" is now available to stream, but you'll need to sign up for Disney+ in order to watch it. If you signed up for Disney+ to watch Hamilton earlier this month, your subscription will allow you to stream "Black Is King," as well.

To sign up for the service, subscribers need to pay $6.99 per month. Then, you can access the platform through web browsers, Android and Apple tablets and phones, smart TVs, and other streaming devices, a full list of which are available here.


Photo credit: Robin Harper/Disney+
Photo credit: Robin Harper/Disney+

You can see some clips on YouTube.

Want to get a taste of the feature before subscribing? Luckily, Beyoncé and Disney have both posted clips on their YouTube channels. However, after watching these, we don't know how you'll be able to resist watching "Black Is King" in full.

Watch the music video for "Already," by Beyoncé, Shatta Wale, and Major Lazer:

Watch a clip from "Black Is King":

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