Beyonce Dropped Her Album Without Announcing It, Crashes iTunes


    Beyonce recently released her fifth studio album without warning. Referred to as the “visual album” and entitled Beyonce, it was made exclusively available on iTunes without any announcement and has already made quite an impact. With Twitter going crazy over the release, Daily Mail reports that it “caused iTunes to temporarily crash as fans rushed to download it.” Without any promos or in store sales, Beyonce has sold 1 million copies of her new album worldwide on iTunes. Queen Bey reached platinum status in just six days, with over 600k copies of the album sold in the US alone. The album officially hits stores on December 20th, 2013. A press release notes that Beyonce “has been the target of leaks”, explaining that the iTunes only launch “is a fully designed preventative plan. The album will be offered as a cohesive body of work with every song and every video available all at once for one single purchase.” SEE MORE AFTER CUT>>>>

    The album features 14 tracks without the ability to purchase individual tracks and retails for $16. It features guest appearances from the likes of Frank Ocean, Drake, and Jay-Z. There’s an accompanying music video for each song, hence the “visual album” tag. It will no doubt sell by the bucketload if Apple’s servers keep up. She featured Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on her track Flawless. The author who wrote the hugely successful Half of a Yellow sun novel,now a motion picture has her speech about feminism and the roles women play in the society in the track
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