Beyoncé is back with another world-stopping surprise album — and this time she brought her husband, Jay-Z, along for the ride.

With no advanced warning or promotion beyond their ability to grab international headlines with every move, popular culture’s first couple — billed here as The Carters — released its long-rumored and teased collaborative album on Saturday evening following a concert in London. In what has become something of a familiar ritual, the sudden release immediately sent fans and the industry into a tizzy.

“Everything Is Love,” the nine-track joint release, appeared initially only on the streaming service Tidal — owned in part by Jay-Z and Beyoncé — at around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, more than 24 hours after most of this week’s new music, once again separating two of pop’s power players from the pack.