Beyoncé surprises fans by releasing brand new album - with 17 videos!

Published Friday, Dec 13 2013, 11:26 GMT  |  By  |  1 comment
Beyoncé proved that she runs the world last night by unexpectedly releasing her fifth studio album, along with music videos to accompany each track!

The superstar songstress has been working hard on her self-titled project for many months, recording with the likes of Frank Ocean, husband Jay Z and R&B singer Miguel.

Beyoncé releases Facebook documentary to reveal thoughts behind her new studio album - 12.12.2013

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But up until now she has given very little away about the details of her upcoming music, instead leaving many fans to wonder whether we would hear anything new and Beyoncé-related before the end of 2013.

Well, we've officially been put out of our misery, as Queen B has treated her Beyhive to 14 brand new songs just in time for Christmas.

And better yet, every track on her 'visual album' already has a fierce video to go with it!

Beyoncé, 32, simply announced the exciting news via a short Instagram clip and an alluring Facebook documentary.

The documentary opens with the chart-topper saying: "I see music, it's more than just what I hear" and we then watch as various stunning images are flashed onto the screen, including shots of Beyoncé herself - as a child and as we know her today.

Bey's new music plays in the background, as she explains the importance of creating a visual album.

She continues: "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."

Also included in the Facebook footage are clips from her various 17 music videos, which were shot around the world, from Houston to New York City to Paris, and Sydney to Rio de Janeiro, all before the album's release yesterday (12 December).

Fans are then given behind-the-scenes access to the set of her latest music videos and get a glimpse of Queen B's creative process.

Beyoncé releases Facebook documentary to reveal thoughts behind her new studio album - 12.12.2013

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"I didn't want to release my music the way I've done it. I am bored with that," she adds. "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."

The 14 songs include contributions from former Destiny's Child bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, as well as Justin Timberlake, producer Timbaland and even Beyoncé's daughter, Blue Ivy!

However, the accompanying provocative music videos can only be enjoyed in 30-second previews at the moment.

BEYONCÉ is available to download now on iTunes.

Are you excited for the return of Queen B? Let us know below, as the best comment from across the website each week wins £50!

Watch the video preview for her track with Blue Ivy, titled 'Blue', below.

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