On Friday December 13, Beyonce has released a surprise music album Titled "BEYONCE," with fourteen tracks and seventeen music videos. Following the release of the album, the singer's name is trending highly on the internet and fans swarming to iTunes to download the songs leading to a temporary crash of the site. The most interesting part of this 'exclusive visual album' is that one of the videos features her daughter Blue Ivy. She has collaborated in this self-titled album with husband Jay Z, Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams, Frank Ocean, Pharrell Williams, Justin Timberlake, and Drake.
Without a single word of publicity in the midst of her "Mrs. Carter Show World Tour," the 32-year-old diva has recorded a complete album and shot seventeen music videos. The filming of videos was done primarily during her World Tour in places such as New York City, Houston, Paris, Sydney, and Rio de Janeiro etc. Along with the album Beyonce has released a statement about her surprise course of action and creation she named as "The Visual Album."
"I see music. 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," stated Beyonce.
"That the album is available on the day the world is learning about its release is an unprecedented strategic move by the artist to deliver music and visual content directly to her fans when she wants to and how she wants to, with no filter. I didn't want to release my music the way I've done it. 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. I just want to give my album to the people I love and respect and hope that they feel the same thing I felt when I made the music," continued the singer.
Given below is the full list of "BEYONCE" tracks:
1. Pretty Hurts 2. Haunted 3. Drunk in Love 4. Blow/Cherry 5. Angel 6. Yoncé/Partition 7. Jealous 8. Rocket 9. Mine 10. XO 11. Flawless 12. Superpower 13. Heaven 14. Blue
She has received an overwhelming response from her family, fans and other celebrities on social media. Here are just a few of the best celebrity reactions on Twitter including Beyonce's younger sister Solange:
So my sister is a fucking G. Beyoncé , the visual album out now. — solange knowles (@solangeknowles) December 13, 2013
I'm sitting here watching THE most artful and perfect project ever....@Beyonce — solange knowles (@solangeknowles) December 13, 2013