'Black Is King' Release Date, Plot: Everything to Know About Beyoncé's New Release

Beyoncé at the 'Lion King' premiere in 2019
Beyoncé at the 'Lion King' premiere in 2019 / Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

Black Is King is the new visual album from Beyoncé. It accompanies last year’s Grammy-winning album The Gift, which was released in conjunction with the Lion King live-action remake. The project features Jay-Z, Kelly Rowland, Pharrell, Tina Knowles-Lawson, Lupita Nyong’o, Naomi Campbell, and more. Here’s everything you need to know about the visual album before it comes out. 

Black Is King Release Date

Black Is King will land July 31 on Disney+. 

Black Is King Plot

“The voyages of Black families, throughout time, are honored in a tale about a young king’s transcendent journey through betrayal, love and self-identity,” says Disney. “His ancestors help guide him toward his destiny, and with his father’s teachings and guidance from his childhood love, he earns the virtues needed to reclaim his home and throne.”