Beyonce Releases Unexpected Self-Titled Visual Album

Beyonce surprises fans with a new album that features Jay Z, Blue Ivy and Drake. Watch previews of "Beyonce's" videos.

Beyonce released an unexpected self-titled album that surprised fans today (December 13). The singer's new project includes collaborations with her husband, Jay Z, and their daughter, Blue Ivy, among others, including Drake, Frank Ocean and Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche. 

Beyonce is a visual album which is available exclusively on iTunes. The songs are slated to be available for individual purchase December 20, according to iTunes. The project includes separate videos for each song. The videos were directed by several people, including Hype Williams and Terry Richardson.  

Beyonce, 2013's most searched musician according to bing.com, performed at the Super Bowl earlier this year. She has also toured around the world with her "Mrs. Carter Show," a tour run that is slated to come to a close December 22 in Brooklyn, New York's Barclays Center. 

Blue Ivy's appearance on Beyonce's "Blue" is not her first appearance on a song. In January, Blue became the youngest artist to appear on the Hot 100 chart thanks to her featured artist billing on Jay Z's "Glory," a selection Jay Z released shortly after his daughter's birth, as per billboard.com

Although not listed on the tracklist, Timbaland, Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams, Justin Timberlake and Pharrell are named as collaborators in a statement via iTunes.  

In October, Pharrell spoke about some of his work with Beyonce.

"B’s album is crazy," Pharrell said during a Billboard interview. "Let me tell you what it is. She’s very particular. She’s a Virgo. And she’s not going to put it out until it’s ready and feels like it’s right to her. She’s got a very specific taste. I guess that’s the reason she’s Beyonce. Her name is recognizable around the globe and that’s huge. That comes from someone that has very particular taste. When you know what you want, you won’t stop until you get it. [Other people are hearing her album] and are like 'Whoa.' And she’s like, 'Yeah, I’m almost done.' And she’s the queen." 

Beyonce's Jay Z collaboration, "Drunk In Love," can be heard below via 2dopeboyz.com.

Beyonce's tracklist can be found below, followed by preview clips of some of the project's videos. 

Songs

1. Pretty Hurts
2. Haunted
3. Drunk in Love (Featuring Jay Z)
4. Blow/Cherry
5. Angel
6. Yoncé/Partition
7. Jealous
8. Rocket
9. Mine (Featuring Drake)
10. XO
11. Flawless (Featuring Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie) 
12. Superpower (Featuring Frank Ocean)
13. Heaven 
14. Blue (Featuring Blue Ivy)

Videos

1. Pretty Hurts - directed by Melina Matsoukas
2. Ghost - directed by Pierre Debusschere
3. Haunted - directed by Jonas Åkerlund
4. Drunk in Love - directed by Hype Williams
5. Blow - directed by Hype Williams
6. Angel - directed by @lilinternet
7. Yoncé - directed by Ricky Saiz
8. Partition - directed by Jake Nava
9. Jealous - directed by Beyoncé, Francesco Carrozzini & Todd Tourso
10. Rocket - directed by Beyoncé, Ed Burke & Bill Kirstein
11 .Mine - directed by Pierre Debusschere
12. XO - directed by Terry Richardson
13. ***Flawless - directed by Jake Nava
14. Superpower - directed by Jonas Åkerlund
15. Heaven -directed by Beyoncé & Todd Tourso
16. Blue - directed by Beyoncé, Ed Burke & Bill Kirstein
17. **BONUS VIDEO – Grown Woman - directed by Jake Nava

Tracklist via Huffington Post

Beyonce's Instagram account announced the visual album. The announcement clip can be viewed below.

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67 Comments

  • ollie williams

    WOW!! JEALOUSY IS A GREEN EYED MONSTER AND IT IS ALIVE AND KICKING WITH SLIMY VENOM OF HATRED DRIPPING FROM ITS MOUTH -- IN MOST IF NOT ALL OF THE COMMENTS AGAINST BEYONCE. WHY? BECAUSE SHE IS TALENTED, AND HARDWORKING WITH A SUPER SUCCESSFUL CAREER. ALL OF THE HATERS NEED TO SLAY YOUR "CAIN" MENTALITY, SEARCH INWARD FOR YOUR OWN GIFT AND TAKE IT TO THE MAX LIKE BEYONCE HAS DONE. WE ALL ARE BLESSED WITH A GIFT; FIND YOURS AND WORK IT, THEN YOU WOULDN'T HAVE TIME FOR SUCH JEALOUSY AND HATRED THAT CAN END UP GIVING YOU A STROKE, HEART ATTACK, CANCER, OR WORSE!!

  • Anonymous

    Rocket has that Dangelo feel

  • Anonymous

    Why does this bitch look in some videos and pictures white? Problem with your skin color?

    • Anonymous

      To set the record straight, My above comment about jealousy and hatred towards Beyonce was erroneously credited to "Anonymous." But the comment is mine in favor of Beyonce. -- Ollie Williams

    • Anonymous

      WOW!! JEALOUSY IS A GREEN EYED MONSTER AND IT IS ALIVE AND KICKING WITH SLIMY VENOM OF HATRED DRIPPING FROM ITS MOUTH -- IN MOST IF NOT ALL OF THE COMMENTS AGAINST BEYONCE. WHY? BECAUSE SHE IS TALENTED, AND HARDWORKING WITH A SUPER SUCCESSFUL CAREER. ALL OF THE HATERS NEED TO SLAY YOUR "CAIN" MENTALITY, SEARCH INWARD FOR YOUR OWN GIFT AND TAKE IT TO THE MAX LIKE BEYONCE HAS DONE. WE ALL ARE BLESSED WITH A GIFT; FIND YOURS AND WORK IT, THEN YOU WOULDN'T HAVE TIME FOR SUCH JEALOUSY AND HATRED THAT CAN END UP GIVING YOU A STROKE, HEART ATTACK, CANCER, OR WORSE!!

    • ollie williams

      Anonymous: Beyonce's appearing lighter or darker in some of her videos and pictures could be attributed to camera angle and lighting. I am medium brown skin and can appear lighter or darker in pictures, depending on lighting at the time my photo is taken. And, it is not intentional.

  • Anonymous

    She hasn't had a memorable song since Destinys Child ish. In my eyes, her gimmick nowadays, unfortunately is being Jay Zs slut. Nothing else.

  • Tapeworm

    A very euro-centic look she looks more like avril lavigne its a shame a woman already this light skinned still needs photoshop to conform to european standards of beauty

  • Jean Inman

    just before I saw the bank draft four $9641, I be certain that...my... father in law had been realy bringing home money in there spare time at their computer.. there brothers friend haz done this for only thirteen months and just paid for the debts on their appartment and bourt themselves a Mini Cooper. Look At This... www.Fb39.com some teachers nurses try to kill ppl skateborders rappers cops try to kill ppl. ppl gonna kill them insted

  • Anonymous

    not good not good... what is this? right now, there is no difference between beyonce and rihanna

  • bennieddensmore

    I am a producer from Chicago. I would love to be a part of B music. I peeped the snippets. "flawless" I believe should be the first single. It captures who she is and what she represents. I don't want to give all of my ideas up but I have a good sense of directing artists. Please check out my beats. soundcloud.com/bennie-d.

  • Amg

    I watched the preview for the "Drunk in Love" track expecting it to be something great considering all the hype around it. I should have known better the way people exaggerate about everything these days. It sounds just like every other song on the radio, she actually sounded a bit like Kelly Rowland.

  • ARO

    Beyonce looks more evil... I guess Jay zs satanic worship rubbed off on her

  • t

    Right when I had forgot Beyonce was a 20...She shits on the world. Gawddamn she is so bad fuck you Jay

  • Sarita Guay

    just before I looked at the paycheck which said $5779, I have faith that...my... sister was really taking home money part-time on their computer.. there friends cousin has done this 4 only 11 months and by now paid for the depts on there villa and bourt a brand new Citron DS. check this site out... www.Fb39.Com good synth/production work but some of those synths are way over used. Jay was boss mobbin but Cam is still better

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  • dentaldamboy

    "That's a joke, right. Because it's Beyonce, this will go platinum." No this won't. Where's the promotion for it? Oh wait, Beyonce's broke and can't even give her fans a day notice. YMCMB would always give their fans notice before dropping an album.

    • Anonymous

      Beyonce broke? In what universe? She's worth hundreds of millions of dollars, she's not broke. She doesn't even need to let her fans know about the album, she'll put it out on ITunes and they'll buy it and it'll go platinum. Her strategy of putting this out without any press is genius. No leaks.

    • dentaldamboy

      I'm jealous of that bitch Beyonce...I want Jay Z to fuck ME and give ME a baby!!!

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  • Beauty06

    I swear people always have hate thrown this girl's way and this rich bitch is just laughing at you hating ass hoes!!...If you dont like her then why comment?!!!..I think the problem is that you hoes love Beyonce so much you just express it in a hateful way!! Dumb hoes!

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  • 666 devils

    rappers singers putting hits on ppl with others looking for them suckers puzzy bitches mother fuckers fuckers fuckers

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  • xxxxx

    kill beyonce jay z hang burn em beat them

  • ohhoydaym

    BEYONCE CHEATIN ON JAY-Z WITH DRAKE OH DAMMMNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    I'm kind of getting tired of Beyonce's dance moves. Same ol ting everytime, (shake dat, on her knees, blah blah)

  • She Crown'in

    Flawless starts with Bow Down then goes on a preach then goes in..

  • Anonymous

    hows this related to hip hop..

  • debo

    does beyonce contribute anything except the vocals? i mean, she sure as hell doesnt make the music, the lyrics are written by someone else for the most part, and videos were made entirely by other people.. how can people say shes great? she got looks and lots of power, but thats not really a reason to give her credit haha shes more like a banker, making money without contributing.. whats you guys take on this? am i totally wrong?.. responds appreciated. cheers

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  • jester

    Jay-Z, Blue Ivy & Drake - Who's the daddy

  • Rule Yawk

    Beyonce looks white

  • kennyken

    kanye, jigga, done brought this sweet girl into a massacre

  • Anonymous

    Big Boi did this on Sir Luscious Left Foot. But he's Big Boi and he doesn't have a fat ass.

  • Anonymous

    This seems cool and unique. That being said, I really don't give a flying fuck about beyonce or any of her music. It's cool that she's doing a visual project though, good on her

  • sxxx9

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  • sxxx9

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  • COCA

    I CAN'T EVEN LIE... THIS SHIT GO

  • 1ove

    This bitch tries way too hard to look white lol. Pathetic

  • yeah man

    crazy not to many artist male/female that can do this today can really only think of four with market control like that. Move over rihanna

    • room2roam

      not sure if you;ve seen rihannas numbers. rihanna could definitely do this. & prob outsell B. honestly in some of these vids she kinds steal Riri's swag a lil bit. but B is the queen B right now. i like almost all of the songs and kudos to her for making sure all the vids have a different look. for a min it was just her and drag queens dancin in all of her videos.

    • Anonymous

      true, add Taylor Swift too she's a selling machine, goes 4x-5x plat atleast

    • Anonymous

      Kanye West not, he struggled to get gold, even Born Sinner sold more atm

    • Anonymous

      Adele, Daft Punk, Dr Dre if detox drops

    • yeah man

      those are the exact artist I had in mind when I made that comment

    • NinjaB

      agreed, I give her props on this... just for sake of argument- or let's say discussion, what are the four artists in your opinion? not sure if you're talking just hip hop, but imo besides Beyonce, I could see Kanye, Jay, maybe Eminem? oh and Drake, like him or hate him.

    • NIGGA

      yeah this is kinda dope actually

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