By Sandra Rose  | 

Beyonce thanked her loyal #BeyHive for not downloading bootleg copies of her Renaissance album which leaked in Europe 2 days ago.

In posts on her social media pages, Beyonce wrote:

"So, the album leaked, and you all actually waited until the proper release time so you all can enjoy it together. I've never seen anything like it. I can't thank ya'll enough for your love and protection. I appreciate you for calling out anyone that was trying to sneak into the club early. It means the world to me. Thank you for your unwavering support. Thank you for being patient. We are going to take our time and enjoy the music. I will continue to give my all and do my best to bring you joy. I love you deep."

Beyonce's mother, Tina Knowles told Entertainment Tonight that Bey put two years of sweat and tears into the Renaissance project.

Renaissance is the first of three projects Beyonce plans to release this year.

"I'm very, very excited," Lawson said. "I just posted recently that I really miss her singing, and I do. I'm as excited as everybody else. I can't wait for you guys to hear it. She put two years of love into this. Many, many nights all night working. So, I can't wait for the world to hear it."

Renaissance is Beyonce's first album since 2016's classic Lemonade. The 16-track project features collaborations with Grace Jones, Drake and Nigerian singer Tems.

Listen to the Renaissance stream below.