Beyonce | ‘Beyonce’ Surprise Album.

0313-VO-WELL58_144335562936It seems Jay Z is rubbing off on Beyonce. First he shocked the industry when Magna Carter went platinum before its release and now Beyonce just surprised everyone with the release of her self titled fifth solo album, which is now available exclusively on iTunes. The “visual album” includes 14 songs — featuring musical collaborations with Jay Z, Drake, Frank Ocean, Pharrell Williams, Timbaland, Michelle Williams, Kelly Rowland, Sia, Justin Timberlake, and yes, even Blue Ivy. The album also comes complete with 17 videos from directors like Jonas Akerlund, Hype Williams, @lilinternet, and Terry Richardson, making this one of the most monumental album releases in history. 

“I see music. It’s more than just what I hear. 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.” – Beyonce

You can watch previews for all 17 videos below.

All hail the queen.