Beyonce cemented her status as the queen of surprise releases on Saturday, releasing a completely new album and videos called "Lemonade" via a widely anticipated one-hour special on cable network HBO.
During the show, which ignited social media as fans breathlessly enthused about, and debated, the program and its content, Beyoncé appeared to address long-standing rumors of trouble in her marriage with rapper Jay Z.
After leveling accusations in her song lyrics about being cheated on, Beyonce made clear in the last tracks of the new album that she has decided to reconcile with him and continue in the marriage.
In a preview earlier this week, the singer teased fans with a snippet promoting the show, mysteriously intoning "The past and the present merge to meet us here. What are you hiding? Why can't you see me? You're the love of my life."