Beyoncé's "Already" Music Video Just Told Me That I'm Royalty, So Y'all Better Recognize

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I hope you're ready to shine already because it's time already, thus said Beyoncé. On Thursday night, the 38-year-old singer dropped the melanin-infused music video for her song "Already," and it's everything you'd expect from Queen Bey: gorgeous outfits, mesmerizing choreography, and nods to African culture. Bey is joined by featured artist Shatta Wale as they sing and dance amid a giant party that I, for one, would have loved to attend. The track, originally included on Beyoncé's 2019 LP The Lion King: The Gift, is now on the record's new deluxe version.

The video for "Already" was released just hours before Beyoncé's visual album Black Is King premiered on Disney+. The project, inspired by Disney's The Lion King and music from Bey's The Lion King: The Gift, follows the story of a young king who is cast out from his family and goes on a journey to rediscover his inherent power. The hour-and-a-half film also features appearances from stars such as Beyoncé's husband JAY-Z, 8-year-old daughter Blue Ivy, and 3-year-old twins Sir and Rumi, as well as Tina Lawson, Kelly Rowland, Naomi Campbell, and Lupita Nyong'o. Check out the visuals for "Already" above, then watch Black Is King for clear skin and spiritual rejuvenation!