Attention Walmart shoppers: Beyoncé is in the building. Queen Bey made a surprise appearance at a Walmart store in Tewksbury, Mass., on Friday evening, to help spread some holiday cheer. She perused the aisles for copies of her new CD, which arrived on shelves just in time for Christmas, and gave 750 customers a $50 gift card, totaling $37,500.
“Hello Walmart shoppers. It’s Beyoncé!” she said over the loudspeaker. “I stopped by the store today because my record just arrived. I wanted to give everyone a little gift. For everyone in the store right now, the first $50 of your holiday gifts are on me. Merry, merry Christmas from Beyoncé!”
She hugged babies and even bought some toys for her daughter Blue Ivy as shoppers snapped photos on their cell phones.
Following its U.S. first-week sales of 617,000, BEYONCÃ‰ is expected to sell 260-280,000 copies in its second week and remain No. 1 on the charts. While retailers like Walmart and Best Buy are stocking the album, Target decided not to carry it after its exclusive iTunes release.
Watch Bey’s big surprise below.