Beyoncé Drops Surprise Album on iTunes

BEYONCÉ

Christmas comes early for Beyoncé fans. In an unprecedented move, the pop superstar quietly released her fifth studio album to iTunes on Friday.

“Surprise!” tweeted Bey moments after the midnight launch.

The visual album, simply titled BEYONCÉ, features 14 songs and 17 videos, with contributions from Jay Z, Blue Ivy, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell, Drake, The-Dream, Sia, Ryan Tedder, Miguel, Frank Ocean, Hit-Boy, Ammo, Boots, and Detail.

“I see music,” said Beyoncé about her decision to create a visual album. “It’s more than just what I hear. When I’m connected to something, I immediately see a visual or a series of images that are tied to a feeling or an emotion, a memory from my childhood, thoughts about life, my dreams or my fantasies. And they’re all connected to the music.”

The videos were shot throughout the world in New York, Paris, Sydney, and Rio de Janeiro during her worldwide “Mrs. Carter Show World Tour.”

“I didn’t want to release my music the way I’ve done it,” explained Bey. “I am bored with that. I feel like I am able to speak directly to my fans. There’s so much that gets between the music, the artist and the fans. I felt like I didn’t want anybody to give the message when my record is coming out. I just want this to come out when it’s ready and from me to my fans.”

The surprise release was a strategic move done to prevent leaks. Manufacturing of physical copies begins today and the double disc CD/DVD will be available in stores in time for the holidays.

She started recording the album a year-and-a-half ago. The initial process began in the summer of 2012 after the writers and producers gathered under one roof in The Hamptons to live together, work together, and immerse themselves in Bey’s world.

She has also premiered the first part of Self-Titled, a mini documentary feature that offers a glimpse into the entire project. It details her mind-set and artistic vision throughout the making of BEYONCÉ.

See the tracklisting below and head to iTunes to get your copy for $15.99. Individual songs will be available for purchase on December 20.

Watch 30-second teasers for all 17 music videos from the album.

Self-Titled – Part 1

BEYONCÉ Song List

1. “Pretty Hurts”
2. “Haunted”
3. “Drunk in Love” (Featuring JAY Z)
4. “Blow/Cherry”
5. “No Angel”
6. “Yoncé/Partition”
7. “Jealous”
8. “Rocket”
9. “Mine” (Featuring Drake)
10. “XO”
11. “***Flawless” (Featuring Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
12. “Superpower” (Featuring Frank Ocean)
13. “Heaven”
14. “Blue” (Featuring Blue Ivy)

BEYONCÉ Video List

1. “Pretty Hurts” – Directed by Melina Matsoukas
2. “Ghost” – Directed by Pierre Debusschere
3. “Haunted” – Directed by Jonas Akerlund
4. “Drunk in Love” – Directed by Hype Williams
5. “Blow” – Directed by Hype Williams
6. “No Angel” – Directed by @lilinternet
7. “Yoncé” – Directed by Ricky Saiz
8. “Partition” – Directed by Jake Nava
9. “Jealous” – Directed by Beyoncé, Francesco Carrozzini & Todd Tourso
10. “Rocket” – Directed by Beyoncé, Ed Burke & Bill Kirstein
11. “Mine” – Directed by Pierre Debusschere
12. “XO” – Directed by Terry Richardson
13. “***Flawless” – Directed by Jake Nava
14. “Superpower” – Directed by Jonas Akerlund
15. “Heaven” – Directed by Beyoncé & Todd Tourso
16. “Blue” – Directed by Beyoncé, Ed Burke & Bill Kirstein
**BONUS VIDEO – “Grown Woman” – Directed by Jake Nava

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136 Comments

  1. Avon

    the whole world is about to go crazy, 14 tracks and 17 new music videos!!

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    INCAS Reply:

    @Avon, I can imagine Beyonce having completely owning the charts, like have a song video for all of the positions in a top ten…that’s crazy! Beyonce is like on speed or something, waaaay ahead of anyone else right now

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    CiaraSLAYSthisHOE Reply:

    @INCAS, How about the fact that it’s both Beyonce and Ciara’s 5th studio albums…
    Both self-titled…
    Both had videos recorded for each song.
    Lines up a little too much

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    Blondie Reply:

    @CiaraSLAYSthisHOE, nice try , except for Beyoncé made her first video album in 2007 with the B’Day Anthology .

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    Oh Reply:

    @Blondie, B’Day had promo .

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    FormerlyFromTokyo Reply:

    @Avon, Well dang, I think that might’ve worked, because I’m interested in getting it with no buildup at all. I’ve never been neither a stan nor a hater, but I’ve so often enjoyed her work, so now I want to know what this is all about and I’ve always been here for the visual side of music. I like what she did there, just doing it.

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  2. Croqque

    Ha!

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    samu Reply:

    my co-worker’s mother-in-law makes $71 hourly on the internet. She has been without work for eight months but last month her check was $12184 just working on the internet for a few hours. hop over to this website>>>>bay91

    ( COPY bay91 INTO YOUR BROWSER AND ENTER TO SEE Musical MAGIC)

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  3. EL

    New rules, huh?! Okay, Bey. Respect.

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  4. Nick

    OOOOOH BEYONCE YOU SHADEY ASSS BITCH I LOVE YO SMART ASS SO MUCH!!! THIS HOE WAITED TILL EVERY POP BITCHES ALBUM WAS RELEASED WITH FIGIRES AND JUST THROWS AN ALBUM OUT WITH NO INFO AT ALL JUST TO PROVE TO EVERYONE SHE IS THE Q U E E N. SHE JUST ANYALAYED EVERY BITCH IN THE GAME

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    FormerlyFromTokyo Reply:

    @Nick, I just read she made iTunes crash yesterday. I’m so late. :p

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    Dave Reply:

    @FormerlyFromTokyo, Yeah! It went #1 in 75 countries. #Epic

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  5. Frenchie97

    MAN SHE’S A LEGEND!! NO DOUBT

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  6. Morgan

    HERE I LIE. And I thought this Thursday couldn’t get better … but when Scandal went off and I saw this, YESSSSS GAWD!!

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  7. Ashy

    Beyoncé will always be the queen she telling these one be singers that she still slayingggg

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  8. ♪►Muzzac◄♪

    OMG SHE DID A VIDEO FOR EVERY SONG!!!!! YASSSSS FUCKING KING B!!!! SHOW THESE BITCHES WHAT’S GOOD!!!! ALL THESE BITCHES CAN GO CRAWL BACK IN THEIR HOLE NOW!!!!! BEYONCE IS BACK BITCHES!!!!!!!! NOBODY EXPECTED IT!!!!!!

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  9. frijoles refritos

    She about to shut the planet down

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  10. Shutterbug

    2013 was the year that changed the rules:

    Yeezus dropped after ONE MONTH’s notice
    Magna Carta Holy Grail dropped after TWO WEEKS’ notice
    Beyonce’s self-titled album dropped after NO NOTICE AT ALL.

    Shows you what the the upper-echelon artists can do.

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  11. Wayne

    I can’t even deal right now.

    Somebody hold me cuz I’m shivering.

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    Sushi Reply:

    @Wayne, I can’t.. I’m frozen-still!

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    Wow Reply:

    @Wayne, I’m in super Stan mode right now and I’m not even in the Beyhive!!! OMG why has she slayed my existence like this?

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  12. rave4

    Beyonce is a very hardworking woman no doubt but she has never made a classic album.

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  13. rave4

    But maybe this one will be one

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  14. xedos

    nothing exciting on this album. the sudden release is more exiting that the album itself . does not worth $15

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    Beyonce Slay'N Reply:

    @xedos, EVERYBODY WE GOT A MUTHAPHUQN HATER BITCH IN THE ROOM

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    memet Reply:

    @xedos, chill Badgalriri. sit down pls, yo time up

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    Leyla Reply:

    @memet, HAAAAAAAAAA !

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  15. YoMansKeeper

    YASSSS YONCE’ YASSS

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  16. Sushi

    Everything is irrelevant to me now, since I’ve seen this

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    denben Reply:

    @Sushi, please & thank you.

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  17. Coco

    QUEEN

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  18. Ice

    HOLY SHIT

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  19. Amanda

    Yeeeeyyy!! I’m so excited ,I’m a huge Beyonce fan,when can I get it in stores,I’m in South africa.

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  20. Fuckbeyonce

    Its not all that. Relax

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    OVODRAKE Reply:

    @Fuckbeyonce, stfu b*tch

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    LADYGAGALOVER Reply:

    @Fuckbeyonce, No, fuck you.

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  21. lance

    WHAT THE?!?!?

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  22. julian

    Well i’m not going to sleep now.

    That song with her and Jay is FIRE! Song will kill the radio!!

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  23. SHAWTY

    jnsvjbxfklvsdlahbkasllvgdsabvsad

    YESSSSSS

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  24. Creative Minds

    This album is TRASH. Sounds way too rushed. From someone whos listened to one of the best female R&B albums of all time Aaliyahs last album was a masterpiece but Beyonce u gotta come better. The whole idea of you releasing the album with no promo is genius but you need better songs. Aaliyah is still the queen and shes not even alive lol.

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    True Story Reply:

    @Creative Minds, i gotta agree with you. Honestly One In A Million, Are You That Somebody, Try Again, More Than A Woman and Rock The Boat shatter beyonces whole catelog lol and thats the truth. I mean seriously what female would be able to top that?

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    nick Reply:

    @True Story, you also forgot. “Age ain’t nothin but a number” ” 4 page letter” “back and forth” “come back in one piece (feat. dmx), “if your girl only knew” and “we need a resolution”

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    Beyonce Slay'N Reply:

    @nick, @True Story , @Creative Minds OFF with all ur hands point blank period

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    Beyonce Slay'N Reply:

    @nick, @True Story , @Creative Minds heads error on my part dont judge

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    Creative Minds Reply:

    @nick, i know i was just mentioning 5 songs. Honestly 3 of the 5 songs i mentioned shit on Beyonces whole catelog why do i need to mention all of Aaliyahs songs lmao.

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    karamelkisses Reply:

    @True Story, well here’s what you, creative minds & nick should do. grab you a cd player, grab some aaliyah cds, go to her graveyard plot, hold hands, play her music & have a sing along. move the f*ck on … aaliyah didn’t invent music. as a matter of fact NO ARTIST is that creative since everything old is new again. you either like the music & will buy it or not. that’s completely up to you but don’t come on here bringing up someone who beyonce was friendly w/ trying to bash her. #growthef*ckup

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    Sushi Reply:

    @Creative Minds, Honey. Aaliyah dead.

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    Nathan Reply:

    @Sushi, I”m an Aaliyah fan but I laughed so hard at this lmfao. You’re so blunt … haters won’t let Bey have her moment, they’re about to be pressed.

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    Creative Minds Reply:

    @Sushi, Dumb*ss thats why i said Aaliyah is still the queen and shes not even alive can u read?

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    Sushi Reply:

    @Creative Minds, Her songs are “classics” because of her death. Without her death, she wouldn’t be as famous as Beyonce right now. There’s one thing Beyonce won’t mount to what Aaliyah could. Die. A Queen’s death means she’s off the throne. Aaliyah can’t rule R&B charts when she’s dead. Beyonce is Queen.

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    King Fierce Reply:

    @Creative Minds, This album clearly was not rushed..it took a year and a half to create. It is prolific and a complete masterpiece. You may not like it and that’s cool, but don’t slander it. I understand it’s not for everybody but it’s mos def for and everything to me and the rest of the Beyhive and anyone who appreciates good music. I looove me some Aaliyah but it needs to be said…Aaliyah was and is no queen, I’m tired of people comparing her to Beyoncé and using her like a joker card against Beyoncés success..all because she died. She was an amazing R&B artist and influenced many artists today, the songs you mentioned above are a major part of the soundtrack of my childhood. With that being said, her and Beyoncé are two types of artists who slayed and were good at what they do but Aaliyah sadly didn’t even touch Beyoncé’s success with just her first two albums much less the success Beyoncé is experiencing now. Now you could say Aaliyah could’ve but no she couldn’t Love, she is an entirely different artist and in an entirely different lane. She can perform like Beyoncé, she can’t sing like Beyoncé, and she can’t give life like Beyoncé. I don’t say it to hate on Aaliyah, but it’s like I said above…THEY ARE TWO COMPLETELY ARTISTS WITH DIFFERENT GOALS WITH THEIR MUSIC. don’t disrespect Aaliyah but using her name for hate, she respected Beyoncé as a fellow female artist and I’m sure she wouldn’t want to be a part of such negativity.
    /-)

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    King Fierce Reply:

    @King Fierce, *she can’t perform lie Beyoncé.
    /-)

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    King Fierce Reply:

    @King Fierce, like Beyonce.
    /-)

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    enlightenment Reply:

    @King Fierce, wtf…how can u say “she can’t give life like beyonce?” Has bey cured cancer? Eradicated hiv and ended starvation tooo? Wake up hoe.

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    King Fierce Reply:

    @enlightenment, you don’t know what the term “give life” is? I’m wide awake my dear, I suggest you take your own advice and get off the couch twat.
    /-)

    BeyonceIsAJoke Reply:

    @enlightenment, Take ‘em to church baby cuz these mofos need it #hallelujah

    Creative Minds Reply:

    @King Fierce, So your telling me Aaliyah was no Queen? lmao have several seats. Aaliyah dropped 3 albums, Romeo Must Die Soundtrack and one song on Dr Doolittle Soundtrack (Are You That Somebody) Aaliyah was musical perfection. Her time was up because she was the perfect artist and had the perfect catelog at the time of her death. There is no female artist that can top what she did for music im sorry but she was the ultimate artist. Her music had depth, feeling, took you on a journey, made you think. Im just keeping it real that this Beyonce album is nothing special at all. I listened to all the songs and was like she cant be serious? The shit is boring just admit it

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    King Fierce Reply:

    @Creative Minds, That’s great but Beyoncé still had more success than Aaliyah’s entire career with just Dangerously in Love and B’Day. Beyoncé accomplished waaaaaaaay more than Aaliyah in 5 years. I can give you numbers if you like :-). Cut that “depth” crap, Beyoncé’s music has just as much depth, if not more, as Aaliyah’s music. It has feeling, takes me on several journeys, and mos def makes me think. Beyoncé’s music has growth, she challenges herself with new album. She literally raises the bar with each record. What exactly did she do for music my dear? I’d love to hear this one. Again, not bashing Aaliyah but her name did not need to be mentioned in a post about Beyoncé’s new album. Annnnnd to be honest, I’m pretty sure Aaliyah would’ve gone the way of Mya, Ashanti, and Christina Milian because they are basically all the same type of artists who fell off the second Beyoncé went solo. Take another listen to the album my dear, granted it is not War and Peace but it mos defy I’ll get you thinking…a hell of a lot more than More Than A Woman did.
    /-)

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    BeyonceIsAJoke Reply:

    @Creative Minds, #Amen Aaliyah Dana Haughton was the best that there was and is til this day and its sad baby girl was ripped from us so early, may her beautiful soul rest in peace.

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    Dave Reply:

    @King Fierce, THANK YOU!

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  25. poe

    its all right. Ratchety. probably left over songs from here and there. A lil better than 4 IMO. Get ready for people to be talking about it well into 2014

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  26. CurtisDonDeano

    i’ve just listened guys. I bought the album at like 11:56 and it was worth it. I can’t stop listening and watching. Honestly like most songs, some will have to grow on you. Like the song in the “self-titled doc preview” I didn’t care for, but hearing it again I was like, I like this song. On another note, the only down side is that standing on the sun isn’t on the album.

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    Leyla Reply:

    @CurtisDonDeano, Ikr? I was just think the same… why isn’t SOTS on the album? tf?

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  27. My Ears Dont Lie

    This is beyonces worst album sonically. I just think this album is extremely boring.

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    BeyonSLAY Reply:

    @My Ears Dont Lie, Your ears DO lie.

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  28. Queenbeyonce

    I love my Beyoncé but this album nope mad I paid
    15.99 for this but I will play the other albums this was boring and ratchet to me about only 4 songs I like

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  29. Nicki Minaj

    QUEEN!

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  30. BEYONCE CROTCH SPLIT.

    the videos are cute..i really like mine ft drake the song with jayz kinda boring video. over all nice effort beyonce.but it didnt wow me.beyonce need better writers.

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    oldbobcat Reply:

    @BEYONCE CROTCH SPLIT., She had some of the best in the business. She had the best of the best. Maybe she is just done. I really hopes she comes back stronger. She should try for a hit single first.

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  31. BEYHIVE2014

    HELL YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH #KingBey this is how you shut the haters up real quick!!!

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  32. BEDSTUYFLY

    I CAN’T MOVE. DID SHE JUST… OMG

    MUCH RESPECT TO THE QUEEN.

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  33. "Jealous"

    This is an Adult Album!! Beyonce came out of that shell and was her true self on this album. I love it and I respect her for coming with a new and Mature sound! The album has to grow on some but for me right now, this shit right here is FIRE!! Oh and she so H-Town Hood!! I love it!

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  34. MADAME PEPSI

    OMG !!!!

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  35. shelya

    reading all these children comments and laughing… this is a MATURE ALBUM she warned us on Facebook. Immature chicks get off here. #CLASSIC

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    Dave Reply:

    @shelya, Exactly.

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  36. memet

    QUEEN KWEEN GODDESS ETC.
    YOUR FAVE COULD NEVER!!!!

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  37. viciuzurban

    album is garbage. uhhh same old same old.

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    memet Reply:

    @viciuzurban, riri is that u gurl?

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    viciuzurban Reply:

    @memet, riri? wtf? riri is an ant.

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    Marco Reply:

    @viciuzurban, Same old same old? Are you kidding? Has she ever done this type of album.. C’moon son quit playin!!!

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    viciuzurban Reply:

    @Marco, what? release an album of subpar material? yeah check her last three.

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  38. Whatcha_Sayin

    YAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSS THIS IS HOW YOU DO IT GURL

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  39. INCAS

    love BLOW

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  40. elijah

    Like really? How can a hater even… Bey really just killed this album is great and the visuals are definitely pleasing. Solid B+!!!

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  41. H

    THIS IS FUCKING PERFECT!!!

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  42. TristanFan

    she is so hungry for moneyyyyyyyyy wow

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    King Fierce Reply:

    @TristanFan, and with $100 million in tour sales…she gets it!
    #bowdown
    /-)

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    Quis Reply:

    @TristanFan, Not with a $105 MILLION grossing tour this year to add to her $300 MILLION net worth she’s not. Take THE biggest stadium seat.

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    King Fierce Reply:

    @Quis, I dusted it off for him so he will be comfortable during 2014 aka the year of The Return of the King.
    :-)
    /-)

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    FormerlyFromTokyo Reply:

    @TristanFan, You expect people to work and not get paid? Tell you what, if you have a job, from now on please go to work every day and work all day and then, when it’s time to get paid, refuse your check. Because it makes sense to render goods and/or services on nearly a daily – if not daily – basis and not be paid for them. In this economy, you can really afford not to, right?

    So in other words: go home; you’re drunk.

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  43. JD

    OMGOMGOMG What did you just do? What are you doing to me? I was not ready. I am so happy! #Beyonce

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  44. Grant

    Hey, Billboard, THIS IS AN ICON.

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  45. Bobs

    I don’t love bye that much, but I am totally impressed.

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  46. xedos

    This album is like one big mixtape

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  47. was once a bfan

    this is not a good album, only good tracks are those written and produced by Mr. Nash, heres hopes that we get some quality ADULT music from MC, TONI BRAXTON & BABYFACE.

    …AND I AM NO HATER, BE TRUE TO URSELVES!!!! SHE CAN NEVER RELIVE SASHA FIERCE MOMENTS AND HENCE WHY SHE PULLED OFF THIS STUNT.

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    Loserswilllose Reply:

    @was once a bfan, Anybody that has to state “I am no hater” is a hater. Good Bye the hive will not miss you.

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    was once a bfan Reply:

    @Loserswilllose, hahaha wake upto urself!!!! seriously u have no musical taste. There is nothing but fluff with this album….no true meaning/depth etc…kinda like JTs 20/20 albums, long tracks that spark no real feelings/emotions. will u wake upto it when Kanye announces this? please dont rely on others opinions to kerb ur understanding. give urself a chance to think for urself.

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    was once a bfan Reply:

    @was once a bfan, oh and instead of being a bey hive…lol bey urself!!!!! think for urself, and dont feel pressured to not critique her music because u’ve been a fan for x amount of years. good critiquing will hopefully help produce better albums in the future..unlike this fluff nonsense.

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    enlightenment Reply:

    @was once a bfan, totes agree.

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    Loserswilllose Reply:

    @was once a bfan, How arrogant of you. I guess you’re one of those people who think listening to Mozart makes you a genius huh? Music is subjective and a form of entertainment as are most things art related. Just because YOU think the album is trash does not make it trash. That is simply your perspective so instead of trying to lecture me about me about “being myself” how about you think about not coming off condescending and being as narrow minded as to tell me what MY taste of music is or isn’t when you have no clue what I even listen to lol I’m no kid and I’m quite capable of forming my own opinions rather I like the artist or not.

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    was once a bfan Reply:

    @Loserswilllose, hahaha u are seriously hard to enlighten, but hell no…i never listen to mozart…maybe the “Black mozart” aka Ryan Leslie (an artist who makes art…and the first to release a visual album) unlike this hoe who does things and makes it out as she’s the first….bitch please….Frank oceans channel orange was a surprise release tooo!!!! Which takes me back to my own argument, her album lacks depth and emotion, hence why she need to drops these stunts to make her name more relevent and thus making her album a commercial success…good for her… but the lack of quality will reflect on awards nights, when she gets no major awards in recognition of her music ( remembering “4″ moments) hahahahah.

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    karamelkisses Reply:

    @was once a bfan, you have an opinion, you’ve shared it, now move on. just like your entitle to not like the music, the others are entitled to like the music. if you’re so above it & want music w/ depth & meaning, then go listen to whomever you choose & get off this thread cyberbullying. #getalife

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    Rap-Upper Reply:

    @karamelkisses, Exactly. People need to learn how to agree to disagree … AND MOVE THE FUCK ON!

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    was once a bfan Reply:

    @karamelkisses, funny you use getalife….firstly no need to hashtag shit, this aint instgram/twitter/fb….i think someone else really need to get a life!!!! all i want to do i help people think in a different light, epsecially those all consumed in the world that beyonce has created for them…ur making it sound like its some cultish thing…well no it aint, and oyu need to know that u have a brain which should be used to think and make decisions about music!!!

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    King Fierce Reply:

    @was once a bfan, how do you know what songs Mr. Nash wrote??? Are the production and writing credits out already???
    /-)

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    was once a bfan Reply:

    @King Fierce, yes they are out..and this time she didnt pay them off to take their names of their credits..hahahaha

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  48. karamelkisses

    now this is how you know someone has boss bitch status. she’s like no promo, no interviews, no buffers just drop my sh*t & let me tweet a 1 word announcement to the fans & haters. who but the queen? she just took releasing an album to a whole new level and with 2 weeks left on her world tour to boot. i’m dead over here … give me a minute to get my life together. and to all you haters (yes, you w/ negative opinions & the only reason you commented was to verbalize said opinions) just GET OUT and OFF! 2013 was a good year in music … jt, jay z, gaga, katy, jcole, drake and now beyonce. #cantwaitforpromosandliveperformances

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    Keeping It Real Reply:

    @karamelkisses, this beyonce album sucks though

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    nunofyobusiness Reply:

    @Keeping It Real, No promotion or backing from her record label….really means…they did not support the project she put forth. In the meantime, it’s back to the drawing board and re-create another album.

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    karamelkisses Reply:

    @nunofyobusiness, honey, she had to have the backing of her label to record the album (tracks, demos, producers, etc). the only people that knew of her plan was jay, 2 people on her personal team & 10 people at sony total (including 1 of the major execs). when the album was going through the final stages of completion, the label labeled it music by lorry “a new artist”. goodbye child!

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  49. Tyrek Moss

    I’m not a big Beyoncé but I love how she really take a artistic way of doing this and release the album when she was ready.

    Much love & respect
    — Reko ♥

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  50. 21

    I hope she had bonus tracks on this album

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  51. BBM7aa1fcfe

    Writers & producers * meaning she aint right shit ! Lol but the visuals is the only good thing that came out of the ! The songs are not beyonce to me . 4 was better then this ! & her team needs bonuses for kreping that tight lipped tho . Thats amazing & a smart move to pervent leaking ! Every artist should do that !

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  52. Nelson Scola

    ya’ll bitches can’t compete. Da QUEEN is here, and she’s on FIYAH!

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  53. chicago

    BEEEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNCCCCCCEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

    ENOUGH SAID!

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  54. Abdullah

    She did the same thing for Bday so what’s the big hype, it’s just new songs and she made a video for each one.

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    Bitches In Paris Reply:

    @Abdullah, Bday had promotion . Stop trying to discredit the Queen .

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    King Fierce Reply:

    @Bitches In Paris, the only way the haters have any room in this argument is to twist facts and take things out of context. Meanwhile over here in the beehive we got facts, numbers, and straight stories…winning!
    /-)

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    was once a bfan Reply:

    @King Fierce, funny how u think ur winning…bitch u aint winning…maybe beyonce is, but thats because of her ability to control mindless ppl like you that have no ability to think outside of the box and make actual comparisons!!! so quit with the “We” and starting think how “I” can help make a change…not just in the musical industry, but the greater society!!!!!

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    Bitches In Paris Reply:

    @was once a bfan, why are you continually trying to argue with someone on a post about Beyonce when you supposedly don’t like her or you aren’t a fan of her anymore ?

    Get your prioritize straightened . You’re mad backwards . Go get a hobby !

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    was once a bfan Reply:

    @Bitches In Paris, my hobby is to take you bitches back to ur waterhole…and bitch u aint ever been to paris to f*ck outtahere (in french montana voice )

  55. GucciGirl

    Ok now i must admit it, she really is the QUEEN ! Respect !

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  56. Rap-Upper

    HOLY SHIT HOLY SHIT……. HOOOOOOLY SHIT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  57. Notimpressed

    I don’t like the album and neither am I impressed. If it werent for the visuals which I will admit Beyonce looked gorgeous in every video as usual but aside from that there was nothing legendary or standout about this album. I enjoyed a lot of other albums I purchased this year unfortunately this is not one of them.

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  58. Natalie

    She slayed and delivered with this album. She on her grown woman ish with this so proud way better than 4 took her vocals back to dangerously in love. All the haters deal cause this is how u make an album.

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  59. Adam

    Beyonce just got interesting

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  60. Leyla

    She’s genius. The visual of the videos are dope as fuck. It’s also great to to see how she sees her music and I’m glad she directed some of the videos. However I don’t like the songs. To me 4 was more banging than BEYONCÉ . It had a lot of energy. But… I know some of these songs are going to grown on me. I mean Drunk In Love,Yoncé,Partition, Rocket, Mine, Flawless and Grown Woman are already bangers.

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  61. bibi93

    That’s all?…

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    Bitches In Paris Reply:

    @bibi93, bye Felicia

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  62. DIDLY DOO

    … So I guess there wont be an album out next year?

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  63. Shadeed

    I remember the night she released this album & my older sister 1st told me & I didn’t believe her for shit, then she told me again at like 3:00 A.M & showed me the little announcement video & I almost passed out lmao! We’re not even apart of the “Beyhive” but we were definitely “staninning” that night!

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    Maya Reply:

    @Shadeed, it was yesterday..

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  64. Maya

    This album is EVERYTHING!

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  65. nats

    Most of the songs on this album put me sleep. I was expecting so much from her.

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  66. just heard the album

    umm 600k? for this crap

    tamar album is better than this musically

    i want a refund

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  67. jae

    The bitch did all videos on bday album

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