Beyonce sent Twitter into frenzy when she dropped her new self-titled album at midnight Friday, with no prior notice. The 14-track “visual album” boasts a video for each song and features Jay Z, Blue Ivy, Drake, Frank Ocean and Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The early morning release also included behind-the-scenes shots from each video on her Tumblr, iam.beyonce.com.
The “Grown Woman” singer helped announce the album’s release by posting an Instagram teaser video captioned “Surprise!” Beyonce was not expected to release new music until after the start of 2014.
I’m sitting here watching THE most artful and perfect project ever….@Beyonce
— solange knowles (@solangeknowles) December 13, 2013
— Perez Hilton (@PerezHilton) December 13, 2013
— SEAN KINGSTON © (@SeanKingston) December 13, 2013
“THEY’LL do the work.” — Beyonce, as she throws her delicate head back with soft, shoulder-bouncing laughter.
— Issa Rae (@IssaRae) December 13, 2013