Alicia Carroll ’16 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer
Remember that time Beyoncé blew the minds of every Queen B fan on the planet? I do.
In the past year, Beyoncé has been touring around the world, running her own production company, taking care of her beautiful baby Blue Ivy, and oh yeah – recording a new album! Her 5th solo album drops and the entire Internet has a collective nervous breakdown.
The album dropped at midnight on Dec. 13 and from the songs currently blasting from our laptops, it is turning out to be a beautifully produced record. It features 14 new songs and 17 music videos.
It is an experience. Right now, listeners can only download the album in its entirety, but single song purchases will be available on Dec. 20.
Some of the tracks are collaborations featuring Drake, Frank Ocean, Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche, Jay-Z, and the legend, Blue Ivy herself. Yes, her almost two year old child is featured on one of her records. Why? Because Beyoncé does what she wants.
Did you know about this? We sure didn’t. In fact, Parkwood Entertainment and the close circle of music big-wigs that were aware this was happening managed to keep it a secret from absolutely everyone. No promotion. No announcements. No nothing.
Don’t they know that Beyoncé fans need more notice than this? It takes a lot of time to emotionally prepare ourselves for a gift such as this.
Check out Beyoncé’s new self-titled album now exclusively on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/beyonce/id780330041