All of the world was set ablaze when the self-proclaimed King, Beyonce dropped her 5th studio album with no promo, no word, 14 songs, and 17 videos!
The album self titled "Beyonce" hit iTunes at midnight on the 13th of December and has sold over 800,000 copies in all of just 3 days. The album is set to take the number one spot in next weeks album count.
Beyonce had said no word on the release of this album til the day of; she hadn't even spoken on its release to any of the people involved in the filmings of the videos.
Finally, Bey decided to break her silence and said the following about the album:
I feel like right now, people experience music differently. I remember watching Thriller on TV with my family, it was an event, we all sat around the TV and now looking back, I am so happy I was born around that time. I miss that immersive experience. Now, people only listen to a few seconds of a song on their IPODS, they don’t really invest in a whole album. It’s all about the single and the hype. There’s so much that gets between the music, and the artists and the fans. I felt like, I don’t want anybody to give the message when my record is coming out. I just want this to come out when it is ready, and from me to my fans.I told my team, ‘I want to shoot a video for every song and put them all out at the same time!’ Everyone thought I was crazy, but we’re actually doing it, it’s happening!’I wanted to make this body of work, and I feel like it’s something that’s lost in pop music. I wanted people to hear things differently and have a first impression. Not just listen to a 10 second clip, but actually be able to see a whole vision of the album. It was important that we made this a movie, we made this an experience.I wanted everyone to see the whole picture, and to see how personal everything was to me. I will make my best art and just put it out. And that’s why it’s out today!