Friday, Dec. 13, at 2:50 a.m. EST: Did Beyoncé just put out a whole album? YES, Beyoncé DID just put out a whole album with 17 complimentary videos and the whole world was in shock!
And the best thing about it? It's available on iTunes RIGHT NOW!
More news to come in the morning...after I wake up. :)
Friday, Dec. 13, at 8:49 a.m. EST: So, as the world (at least in America, anyways) was winding down and getting ready for bed last night, Pop/R&B superstar Beyoncé decided to shock us all by releasing a brand new, "visual" album exclusively on iTunes.
The self-titled disc includes 14 new tracks, featuring the likes of Jay Z, Drake, Frank Ocean, Pharrell Williams, Timbaland, Michelle Williams, Kelly Rowland, Justin Timberlake and more.
And to top it all off, it also comes with 17 complementary music videos, which "unfold amid an international backdrop of New York, Paris, Sydney, and Rio de Janeiro," according to the editors' notes on iTunes. The notes also refer to the album as a "provocative, unguarded artistic statement--revealing a side of the icon previously unknown to fans."
The diva informed the world of its release by posting a video on Instagram featuring clips of the yet-to-be-seen music videos. Moments later, after the album hit iTunes, she posted an in-depth video on Facebook describing the process behind the album's sudden release.
In a fitting tribute to the Paul Walker, the "Fast & Furious" franchise released a video featuring clips of the star in his role as Brian O'Conner throughout the six films, set to the background music of Diddy's "Coming Home."
The description below the video contained the following message: "Paul Walker's family appreciates the outpouring of love and goodwill from his many fans and friends. They have asked, in lieu of flowers or other gifts, that donations please be made to Paul's charity Reach Out Worldwide (ROWW). Donations can easily be made through their website at http://www.ROWW.org/."