Surprise! Beyonce Releases 'Visual' New Album On iTunes

Beyonce shocked the music world Friday, releasing a new album via iTunes, and we’ve got a look at it right here for you right here on

The eponymous-named record, her fifth, has 17 videos and 14 songs, including “Blue,” an homage to her toddler daughter, Blue Ivy, who makes a cameo in the song itself.

Drake, Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche and Frank Ocean team up with the Single Ladies singer on various tracks, as does her hubby, Jay-Z.

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The songstress said in a statement that she considers the new release an “exclusive visual album.”

“I see music. It’s more than just what I hear,” she said. “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.”

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“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.”

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