That Beyoncé is a sneaky one. After making her fans wait for two years, while she had a baby and went on tour, last night she finally dropped her 5th studio album, simply titled Beyoncé exclusively on iTunes.
She announced the album on her Instagram account and subsequently won the internet for the night…and probably the rest of the week.
Honey, I try not to stan out for this woman… but seriously, can I just take a minute? So many folks were out here calling her lazy, claiming that she was touring the world, resting on her laurels. No honey. Not only was home girl touring the world and raising her daughter, the woman released a friggin’ album and shot music videos. Hustle, hustle hustle. Grind, grind grind. Say what you want about her being overexposed or whatevs, the woman works hard. She deserves this shine and I’ve never spent $16 dollars so quickly in my life. After she spent $0 on advertising and marketing. Bawse. My body is ready.
Aight, back to the details.
Touted as a visual album, there are 14 tracks and then 17 videos plus and then a digital booklet. So now we know what all those video shoots were about. The album features guest collaborations from Jay Z, Drake, Frank Ocean, Pharrell Williams, Timbaland, Michelle Williams, Kelly Rowland and Justin Timberlake. Plus Blue Ivy makes an appearance on a track called “Blue.” Right now, you have to buy the whole album (Smart.) but individual tracks will be available on December 20.
Beyoncé gets a bit trill in this album. In her song “Partition” I do believe I heard her use the f word. And the album has a Parental Advisory warning.
You can preview the tracks here… or download the entire album and watch them videos the world will be talking about in just a few hours.
She’s done it again, ladies and gentlemen.
If you were sick of hearing about and seeing Beyoncé… some of ya’ll are going to be infuriated. Enraged.
You can watch Beyoncé talk about the reason she decided to do a visual album in this video she posted on Facebook.