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Beyoncé Can Keep A Secret

Posted by Nadine Segal • December 15, 2013 at 02:23 PM
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Aside from being one of the biggest names in pop music, the wife of Jay Z and mother to Blue Ivy;  Beyoncé has something else going for her, Queen Bey can keep a secret. Midnight on Friday a surprising release from Mrs. Carter appeared online.

With no warning, not a single piece of promotion and absolutely no leaks, Beyoncé released what she has referred to as a “visual album”. Not only did she release 14 new songs, but each song has a unique video.

With multiple collaborators and all that goes along with recording the songs and making the videos, not a single person let it slip about the release. The album features artists like Drake, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, as well as Bey’s family; Jay Z and Blue Ivy.

The album is terrific and nothing less than to be expected from the super star. While the industry becomes more and more focused on singles, releasing her entire album without promotion was an interesting move, but if anyone in the world can pull off the move it would have to be Beyoncé.

Beyoncé released a video explaining her choice to release the “visual album”. You can hear what she had to  say about it, including her inspiration from Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”, in the video below.

If you are worried about the success of the self titled album, fear not; word spread like wildfire after its release and it is already topping the charts for downloaded music.

Nadine Segal

About Nadine Segal

I am a writer and editor from New York with a passion for music. I write predominately about music, musical artists and the issues they face.

Dancing for us

Posted by DJ • December 01, 2011 at 09:36 AM

Beyonce is getting all, like, Film Noir on us with this 50′s style black & white new video. Although it’s pretty safe to say that back in the 50′s, nobody really danced the way Beyonce does here, and that even if they did, they would have probably been hospitalized in a mental institution. We’ve come a long way, haven’t we?  Anyway, Dance For You is a new track that appears on the Deluxe edition of her latest album, 4, which just came out this week. Get it on iMesh.

 

 

We have lift off!

Posted by DJ • October 20, 2011 at 12:29 PM

A new Beyonce video is always a good reason for a party, let alone a new post on our blog.  This is Countdown, a dazzling combination of styles and sounds and proof that pop in 2011 can still be fun, challenging, full of surprises and yet insanely catchy.

And don’t forget, her album 4 is still available for download on iMesh

 

The empire strikes back

Posted by DJ • July 16, 2011 at 08:57 AM

The first single from Beyoncé’s new album was a somewhat disputable choice. The new track, however, Best Thing I Never Had, is a classic Beyoncé – soulful yet contemporary, women- empowering yet sensitive and smart, and her majesty is firing on all of her vocal cylinders. And as if that’s not enough, the video features Beyoncé wearing a lingerie outfit and a princess Leia hairdo.

 

She’s irreplacable

Posted by DJ • April 26, 2011 at 07:47 AM

Oh yes, the queen is back. With all due respect to the Gagas, Rihannas and Britneys, there is only one Beyonce. The former child of destiny is gearing up towards a new album and returns with a new single, Run the World (Girls). Hear it right here and let us know what you think.

The new song is actually based on Pon Di Floor, the big dancehall tune by Major Lazer – the UK producer Switch and  his US associate, globe trotting DJ Diplo.

Check out the original, and the far out video too (Sorry, embedding of this video was disabled)