Black Is King is a musical film and visual album of 2020, directed, written and executive produced by American singer Beyoncé. The film serves as a visual complement to the 2019 album The Lion King: The Gift, a liaison album curated by Beyoncé for the 2019 remake of The Lion King.
Black Is King was released globally for playback via the Disney + streaming platform on July 31, 2020. It was shown the next day in sub-Saharan Africa, through the M-Net and Canal + Afrique channels. In North Africa and Central Africa, it aired on the OSN television network.
A young African king is separated from his family in an unforgiving world. He subsequently goes on a journey "through betrayal, love and self-knowledge" to regain his throne, using the guidance of his ancestors and his childhood love. The story is told through the voices of black people today.
Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter