Beyoncé is making her own rules. Instead of putting out singles before her album, the pop icon will release the first two singles to radio next week. So just which ones will they be?
According to Billboard, the Pharrell-produced “Blow” will hit Top 40, while the Jay-Z-assisted “Drunk in Love” will go to urban radio.
“XO,” penned by Ryan Tedder and The-Dream, will follow in 2014 as the second single at Top 40. The Terry Richardson-directed video was shot at Coney Island over the summer.
Radio programmers have already started playing Bey’s fifth album in its entirety after its iTunes exclusive release on Friday.
Streaming services including Spotify and Rdio will have access to BEYONCÃ‰ next week and physical copies will arrive in time for the holidays.
The album is already on track to debut at No. 1 with projected sales of over 200,000 in its first three days.
“Drunk in Love” feat. Jay Z