Beyoncé was in Phoenix park in dublin at the playground with blue and jay z and a woman was standing beside her and the woman didn’t realise it was Beyoncé and she goes “ah jaysus your man over looks the image of jay z” and Beyoncé started wetting herself and the woman goes into shock and starts stuttering “it’s not you is it” and bey was like Its me ! And Blue ivy was playing with the woman’s son and when Beyoncé, jay z and blue left they all waved to the woman…. This shit would not happen in America PLEASE VISIT MORE OFTEN BEYONCÉ we love you
It was around 9 PM on Thursday, December 12th when I saw my friends Facebook Status, “BEYONCE DROPPED FULL ALBUM WITH VIDEOS ON ITUNES”
There was just no way. I hadn’t heard about her releasing a new album – nor had the press covered it. Wanting to see if the information was true, so I quickly opened the iTunes store, only to see that the home page was covered in pictures of the Queen.
Her self titled album, “Beyoncé” had been out for less than 24 hours before it dominated the charts, coming in at number one AND two. For most artists, promotion is a huge deal – it helps guarantee that people will hear about their album, that it will create the buzz, and generate sales. Beyoncé completely disregarded the norm. We shouldn’t be surprised. Here’s an artist who in one night manages to beat the status quo, release an album without promo, and have everyone talking about it – from Facebook to Twitter, where celebrities like Demi Lovato and Sarah Hyland took to write about their excitement:
“I’m literally FUH-REAKING OUT over this new #BEYONCE… The music vids?!!?! I CANT HANDLE THIS MUCH FIERCENESS…. #NOJOKE#DYING”
The experiment paid off and the risk factor did not go unnoticed by others in the industry.
“Beyoncé just spent zero dollars and zero minutes on marketing this new album” tweeted YouTuber, Tyler Oakley, “knowing we’d do it for her”.
Most artists don’t even think to put out albums while their touring, but Beyoncé proves to be quite the unique, individual.
I suppose it’s safe to say that Beyoncé is the Queen. One more boundary conquered and she should just be called BeyonSLAY as she is slaying her own record-breaking sales. It was just announced that her album has become the fastest selling album ever on iTunes, downloaded 828,773 times in just three days. With 617,213 sold, she also breaks country-pop artist, Taylor Swift’s record for the most (first week) albums sold in the U.S. And if you have seen Beyoncé perform, you would know why.
Just a few weeks ago, from the floor of Staples Center I watched the Queen dance, sing, fly from stage-to-stage, and put on one of the best shows I’ve ever seen. From the light display to the simple production of her videos, the show was flawless. Beyoncé’s concert was more than just a show. It was about empowerment. Beyoncé has shown us that behind every man there is a good woman and behind every woman is the innate ability to EXCEL! Her message displayed what it means to be a woman, and the many ways one can do it. I left fully convinced that I could do anything. It was inspiring, motivating, captivating and above all FUN! I don’t think that we have had an artist in our generation to do so much to captivate us all. What could be better, right? Little did I know that the Queen was not done with having us and the industry to “bow down.”
With her power concert and the latest surprise release, Beyoncé has once again let us know that she is not just reinventing Superwoman for us all but may be redefining the industry as well. I am sure there is more to come.
Also to my surprise, she featured me on her Tumblr! (Being a HUGE Beyoncé fan, this was the cherry on top to a perfect experience, making it truly memorable!)
The new album features 14 new songs, with features from husband, Jay-Z, daughter, Blue Ivy, rapper, Drake and many more. It also includes 17 new music videos. For more information on the album or her tour check out www.beyonce.com/