On Wednesday some members of her devoted fan base took to social media to complain about reported leaks and early sales of “Renaissance” and beg people not to listen or share.
Screen shots of flac files appearing to be from the album were also making the rounds on social media, as well as tweets from people who shared photos and wrote that they had found the album on sale early in Europe.
CNN has not confirmed that the files are indeed Beyoncé’s latest project.
Days later she gave some insight into her first full-length album since 2016’s “Lemonade.”
In 2011 her album “4” leaked three weeks before its planned June 28 release date. Two years later, she surprised fans with the release of her self-titled album.
CNN has reached out to reps for Beyoncé’s and Columbia Records for comment.