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'Homecoming': Beyonce reportedly has two more Netflix projects in the works

The full three-project deal is said to be worth $60 million

Beyonce on stage at Coachella, in a still from 'Homecoming: A Film by Beyonce'. Courtesy Netflix 
Beyonce on stage at Coachella, in a still from 'Homecoming: A Film by Beyonce'. Courtesy Netflix 

She caused quite a stir with Homecoming, Beyonce Knowles-Carter's new Netflix documentary and accompanying 40-track live album. The film focused on her performance at Coachella 2018, when she became the first black woman to take the trendsetting California festival’s top billing. Although the 2019 iteration is in full swing, and draws to a close tomorrow, everybody's too busy talking about Queen Bey instead.

More to come

Now, it seems, there's plenty more to come in the Halo singer's collaboration with the streaming giant, as there are two more projects to come, reports Variety. Overall, the three-project deal is said to be worth a whopping $60 million (Dh220.35m).

The first of the three specials was this behind-the-scenes documentary, which premiered on April 17 and gave fans an unprecedented glimpse into the secretive star's working life. It is said to have cost about $20 million. Beyonce was executive producer, writer and director.

'You make me so proud'

It was incredibly well received. Even Michelle Obama congratulated the Grammy Award-winning singer on Twitter, posting a video saying, “Hey, Queen! Girl, you have done it again, constantly raising the bar for us all and doing it flawlessly. I’d say I’m surprised but I know who you are. I’ve seen it up close and personal. Girl, you make me so proud, and I love you."

The former First Lady continued, adding: “I also love that your new Netflix film, Homecoming, is informed by the black leaders, thinkers, and poets who paved the way for folks like us. I love that it’s both a celebration and a call to action. And I love that you’re using this film to inspire the next generation of history-makers and record-breakers who’ll run the world in the years ahead. So, to you my friend, I just want to say, keep telling the truth because you can do it in a way that no one else can.”

Watch the full trailer of the documentary here:

More music and 'Lemonade'

The album that followed the documentary's release featured 40 songs in total, with a full live version of Beyonce's Coachella set from 2018, complete with cheering fans and Beyonce addressing the crowd. Jay Z and J Balvin also both feature, as well as her Destiny's Child band mates Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland.

Beyonce and Jay Z's eldest daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, also sings one song, Lift Every Voice and Sing. It is listed as "Blue's Version".

While Beyonce's representatives and Netflix have both declined to comment on the new revelations, what we do know is that Beyonce's 65-minute Lemonade film will also be available across all music streaming services on Tuesday, April 23, reports Variety. It'll mark the third anniversary of the film's debut on HBO and also the first time ever that all of Queen Bey's catalogue is available for streaming.

Netflix is seemingly continuing its foray into producing exclusive music content. Previous documentaries include Springsteen on Broadway, Gaga: Five Foot Two, and the Quincy Jones film Quincy.

Updated: April 20, 2019 10:27 AM

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