On Wednesday, some members of his devoted fanbase took to social media to complain about the reported leaks and early sales of “Renaissance” and begged people not to listen or share.
Screenshots of flac files appearing to be from the album were also making the rounds on social media, along with tweets from people who shared photos and wrote that they had found the album on sale in early Europe. .
CNN has not confirmed that the files are Beyoncé’s latest project.
A few days later, she previewed her first full album since 2016’s “Lemonade.”
In 2011, her album “4” leaked three weeks before its scheduled June 28 release date. Two years later, she surprised fans with the release of her self-titled album.
CNN has reached out to representatives for Beyoncé and Columbia Records for comment.