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The Beyhive is abuzz once again about a rumored Beyoncé and Adele collaboration.
Back in November, Adele denied a rumor that she turned down a request from Beyoncé to sing together. Now, though, what appears to be a leaked album release is making its way around the Internet, and it has fans hoping once again that Queen Bey is joining forces with Adele and dropping an album on Friday! But hold on, y'all, there's a pretty big catch...
This supposedly leaked release has Beyoncé dropping this new album, titled Formation, to Tidal users on Apr. 1—otherwise known as April Fool's Day—one week earlier than a wide release slated for Apr. 8. Given that Beyoncé is a Tidal founding member, it's totally plausible that she'd use her album release as a way to promote the streaming service, but on April Fool's Day? Really?
Actually, it's Beyoncé, and she likes to keep us on our toes. That said, the singer has yet to make any sort of announcement in regards to all this, so we're not really sure if we should be setting ourselves up for new music joy or cruel prank disappointment.
If the Formation release making the rounds is, indeed, legit, Beyoncé's new album will feature Adele as well as Jay Z, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey and Frank Ocean. There are 14 total tracks listed on the purportedly leaked set list, one of them being "Formation."
There's speculation that Beyoncé will be pulling a Beyoncé and releasing new songs and music videos like she did back on December 2013. As several astute Twitter users noticed, the video count on Beyoncé's Vevo page is listed at 117. But, if you add up all the videos from the index (music videos, audio, performance & shows), that number jumps to 130. That leaves 13 videos unaccounted for (and presumably, privately listed), and since Bey already released the music video for "Formation" last month, the remaining 13 tracks from her rumored album could theoretically be privately listed and waiting for launch.
There was an Us Weekly report claiming that Beyoncé was filming a music video last week and presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton made a surprise visit to the set. However, per NBC News, a member of the presidential hopeful's camp said this meeting never happened.
As for a new album dropping on April Fool's Day? Your guess is as good as ours. Let us know what you think in the comments!
—Additional reporting by Sara Kitnick and Alli Rosenbloom