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Beyoncé drops surprise single 'Black Parade' on Juneteenth

4 months 1 day 9 hours ago Friday, June 19 2020 Jun 19, 2020 June 19, 2020 11:38 PM June 19, 2020 in News - AP Texas Headlines

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Beyoncé did not let Juneteenth pass without dropping one of her signature surprises in the form a new single called “Black Parade.” The singer's website says the song released late Friday will benefit Black-owned small businesses. It arrived on Juneteenth, an annual celebration of African Americans' liberation from slavery. This year's celebration has taken on a special significance due to sweeping protests over the police killing of George Floyd last month. It’s the latest surprise release from the singer, who along with husband Jay-Z released the nine-track album “Everything Is Love” in 2018 with no notice, and dropped her album “Beyoncé" as a surprise in 2013.

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