Tuesday, April 15, 2014

BEYONCÉ: The Album

On December 13, 2013, Beyoncé released the self titles album "Beyoncé" at midnight, with no warning, no promotion, and every track accompanied with a music video to match. Maybe you don't really understand. With NO PROMOTION at all, The Queen released 14 songs and 14 videos that reached number 1 on the Billboard charts, and sold sold 828,773 copies worldwide in three-days becoming the fastest-selling album in iTunes history. 

Let's have a lesson on how to make this happen:

As I was laying in bed on a casual Thursday up way too late with a final the next day, my twitter feed exploded. This is because at midnight Bey announced that she had spent the majority of the last 2 years secretly working on this new project. The album generated more buzz that thought humanely possible. Not only by her millions of fans that were both amazed, shocked, and in aw, but both critics and other celebs were mind blown by the events that had happened.

The buzz made the album undeniably the greatest thing that had hit the waves in ages. Life lesson? Don't tell anyone anything and then take the world by surprise. Not true. But really, I think it is important that people shake things up and Beyonce not only shook things up she shook them up and ripped them apart. She made people, including myself, realize what hard work can lead up to. Beyonce was on tour the entire time she was recording these albums and recording these music videos, that is the tour that I went to, meaning that she was performing sold out shows at night and working hard making videos and in the studio during the day. Hard work pays off, and as I've always said: 

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