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Beyonce Releases Surprise New Album ‘Beyonce’ — Listen

Fri, December 13, 2013 6:38am EDT by 23 Comments

This is why we call her Queen Bey! Beyonce completely surprised fans by releasing her fifth studio album — and videos for each song — on iTunes during the wee hours of the morning on Dec. 13. Click to listen and watch!

Beyonce‘s self-titled and “visual” new album may be the best-kept surprise ever, since the 14-song and 17-video album features hubby Jay Z, daughter Blue Ivy Carter and artists Drake, Frank Ocean and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Little Blue makes an appearance in her song, “Blue” — and Bey even takes on a seductive 1920’s look in “Haunted!”

Beyonce Releases Surprise New Album ‘Beyonce’

Beyonce released a statement to go along with the groundbreaking album’s release, where she explains why she dropped the album the way she did and what the gorgeous accompanying music videos mean to her.

“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.

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.”

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You can check out the track list for Beyonce below:

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)

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WATCH: ‘Drunk In Love’ — ‘Beyonce’

WATCH: ‘Blue’ — ‘Beyonce’

WATCH: ‘Haunted’ — ‘Beyonce’

— Ivy Jacobson

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