Beyoncé has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award. Image via Twitter @beyoncehours

Beyoncé’s ‘Be Alive’ teased in movie about Williams sisters [watch]

Actor Will Smith says he was ‘so happy when Beyoncé called’ to add her ‘Be Alive’ ballad to the ‘King Richard’ movie about the famous tennis sisters and their father.


Beyoncé has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award. Image via Twitter @beyoncehours

If the upcoming movie about tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams isn’t enough to warm your heart, then new music from Beyoncé might just do the trick.

One can get a taste of Beyoncé’s new single, Be Alive, in the trailer of the King Richard movie that follows the extraordinary lives of Venus and Serena Williams and their father Richard.

Richard Williams is played by Hollywood A-lister Will Smith who shared that the Williams sisters have been the inspiration for Beyoncé’s new song. 

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Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Will Smith shared that Beyoncé’s new song, Be Alive, came after a screening of King Richard. He explained that she was inspired by the Williams sisters to contribute a song to the movie. 

“The marriage of a movie and a song is a kind of magic that’s unmatched in entertainment. I was so happy when Beyoncé called.”

Be Alive is a powerful ballad that sounds similar to her songs Listen, and 1 +1. 

The 23-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams shared the King Richard trailer on Twitter writing: “I’m SO excited for you to watch the new trailer for #KingRichard starring Will Smith and featuring the song Be Alive by Beyoncé.”


In her Harper’s Bazaar interview in August this year, Beyoncé shared that she had been in the studio for a year and a half. After the world spent so much time in isolation due to COVID-19, Queen Bey felt the world was ready to love and laugh again. 

The songstress often takes her time to perfect her craft when working on new music.

“One chorus can have up to 200 stacked harmonies. Still, there’s nothing like the amount of love, passion and healing that I feel in the recording studio,” she explained.  

Her last album was the 17-track deluxe album, titled The Lion King: The Gift  

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Directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green and executive produced by the Williams sisters, King Richard follows Venus and Serena Williams’ journey from Compton, California, to where they are now in the world of tennis glory. 

The film particularly shines the spotlight on their father, Richard Wiliams, who was Venus and Serena’s first tennis coach.

In a 2015 interview, Williams knew he wanted his two daughters to be tennis stars. 

While watching former professional tennis player Virginia Ruzici receive a cheque for winning a tennis tournament, he knew he wanted to make a significant amount of money. He described Ruzici’s prize as “a hell of a lot of money for four days work”.

“I went to my wife and said that we have two kids, we’ll become rich. They’re going to be tennis players,” he said. 

King Richard is set to be released on Friday 19 November and will be available on HBO Max. Unfortunately for South Africans, we might have to wait a little longer to watch it.