Kelly Rowland, Lupita Nyong'o and More Star in Beyoncé's Black Is King Trailer

Beyoncé's upcoming visual album is going to be one to remember, especially since it features her famous friends and loved ones.

By Alyssa Morin Jul 19, 2020 6:32 PMTags

Beyoncé has blessed us once again!

It's safe to say the 38-year-old songstress is coming out with a visual album to remember. On Sunday, Disney released the official trailer for Black Is King and it's clear the Grammy winner brought out the star power for her special project.

Queen Bey's film features her loved ones, including her husband, Jay-Z, and mother, Tina Knowles-Lawson. Moreover, her famous friends and frequent collaborators are also part of the project, like Naomi Campbell, Lupita Nyong'o, Kelly Rowland, Pharrell Williams, models Aweng Ade-Chuol and Adut Akech, and so many others.

According to Disney, artists featured on The Lion King: The Gift album will also make appearances throughout the film.

"You were formed by the heat of the galaxy," Beyoncé began her narration in the trailer. "What a thing to be, both unique and familiar. To be one and the same... and still, unlike any other."

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"Life is a set of choices. Lead... or be led astray," she continued. "Follow your light... or lose it."

In a press release sent to E! News, Disney described the film as "a celebratory memoir for the world on the Black experience."

"Black Is King is an affirmation of a grand purpose, with lush visuals that celebrate Black resilience and culture," a previous statement from the studio read. "The film highlights the beauty of tradition and Black excellence."

The statement noted, "The film is a story for the ages that informs and rebuilds the present. A reunion of cultures and shared generational beliefs. A story of how the people left most broken have an extraordinary gift and a purposeful future."


While details about the film's visuals have yet to be shared, Disney revealed the project will include  full-length videos for songs: "Already," "Brown Skin Girl," "Mood 4 Eva" and "My Power."

Back in June, the songstress took to Instagram to share the exciting news about her upcoming visual album.

"Black Is King is a labor of love. It is my passion project that I have been filming, researching and editing day and night for the past year," she began her caption. "I've given it my all and now it's yours. It was originally filmed as a companion piece to The Lion King: The Gift soundtrack and meant to celebrate the breadth and beauty of Black ancestry. I could never have imagined that a year later, all the hard work that went into this production would serve a greater purpose."


"The events of 2020 have made the film's vision and message even more relevant, as people across the world embark on a historic journey. We are all in search of safety and light," she continued. "Many of us want change. I believe that when Black people tell our own stories, we can shift the axis of the world and tell our REAL history of generational wealth and richness of soul that are not told in our history books."

Adding, "I only hope that from watching, you leave feeling inspired to continue building a legacy that impacts the world in an immeasurable way. I pray that everyone sees the beauty and resilience of our people."


In closing, she wrote, "This experience has been an affirmation of a grander purpose. My only goal is that you watch it with your family and that it gives you pride."

Black Is King will premiere globally on July 31 on Disney+. Bey's latest project will release two weeks after the one-year anniversary of The Lion King, which the singer voiced the character Nala and released the studio album.

Watch the full trailer here.