Beyoncé has followed up on the release of her Renaissance album with a remix of lead single “Break My Soul” featuring Madonna. Titled “Break My Soul: The Queens Remix,” the new tract samples Madonna‘s 1990 single “Vogue” and shouts out 29 music creatives.
In alphabetical order, music creatives mentioned on the track include Aaliyah, Anita Baker, Alicia Keys, Aretha Franklin, Bessie Smith, Chlöe Bailey, Halle Bailey, Diana Ross, Erykah Badu, Grace Jones, Janet Jackson, Jill Scott (referred to as Jilly from Philly), Kelly Rowland, Lauryn Hill, Lizzo, Madonna, Missy Elliot, Nicki Minaj, Nina Simone, Rihanna, Roberta Flack, Rosetta Tharpe, Michelle Williams, Sade (referred to as Helen Folasade Adu), Santigold, Solange, Tierra Whack, Toni Braxton and Whitney Houston.
While the song included a wide sampling of artists, some fans were surprised to see Mariah Carey received no mentioned, especially since Beyoncé has mentioned her as a big influence. That said, Madonna and Carey are known to have a frosty relationship, so that could be the reason for her exclusion.
Touching back on “Vogue,” the song also references actress Betty Davis, who was mentioned in the original version of the song, along with multiple Vogue houses: Amazon, Aviance, Balenciaga, Balmain, LaBeija, Ladosha, Lanvin, Mizrahi, Mugler, Revlon, Telfar and Xtravaganza.
Beyoncé’s Renaissance has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, making it the biggest debut this year by a female artist. She is now the first female artist to claim a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart for each of seven studio albums.
“Break My Soul: The Queens Remix” is now available on all streaming platforms and can also be purchased for $1.29 on beyonce.com.