There aren’t many stars out there who could put out an album, unannounced and out of nowhere, and still have it hit number one on the charts. And yet, that’s what Beyoncé‘s self-titled record, put overnight on Friday the 13th, is set to do. Early sales figures showed that the album sold 550,000 copies in the US alone in just three days. Oh snap!
Beyonce’s surprise self-titled album is all but guaranteed a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart this week. Industry sources suggest its sales have grown to over 550,000 in the U.S. through Saturday (14) night. The album may sell 600,000 by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Dec. 15.
“Beyonce’s” expected debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, along with its official Nielsen SoundScan sales figure (through the end of the tracking week on Dec. 15), will be revealed mid-week.
I’m gonna be honest: you guys know I went off Beyoncé a couple of months back, not for any real reason but the fact that she kinda annoyed me by spamming my Instgram feed with her millions of photos of like, fans holding banners, which she titled “#my work”. I’m not sure why that grated on me, but it did. However, I’m back on the Beyoncé train full steam ahead after this album. It’s so trashy in places, so NOT radio friendly… and really, really fucking good. It’s gonna have girls wearing neon lipstick and applying for gym memberships in record numbers, seriously.
December 16, 2013 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
Everyone figured Beyoncé would be coming out with a new album at some point soon. After all, she’s been releasing songs here and there for months, so it had to be part of a bigger collection, right? Right. Only that album is here sooner than we think, as she never announced anything, just put it out on iTunes at midnight last night all nonchalantly.
Here’s the fun part: Beyoncé’s Beyoncé has 14 tracks, but it’s not just any kind of album… it’s a VISUAL album, and every song is actually a video too, so that you can experience the music just how Bey intended. I’m busy working so I can’t really sit and watch them now, but I’ll admit that I did actually pay for this thing on iTunes, so I hope it’s good.
I’m so torn on Beyoncé. I’ve always been a big fan, and what she’s accomplished is definitely to be admire. But sometimes lately it all just feels like too much. She’s trying too hard to be effortless, if that makes sense. She’s trying too hard to be “artistic” and “different”. Like, this “visual album” seems like something Kanye told her to do because he’s a pioneer and the new Andy Warhol or whatever. Something about it just doesn’t ring true, and I’m having a hard time reconciling that… but maybe that’s just my problem.
Have any of you bought the (visual) album? Will you?
December 13, 2013 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
As you know, Jay-Z and Beyoncé are on a 22-day vegan journey to cleanse themselves of the deliciousness of animal byproducts. Three weeks without bacon, cheese and eggs sounds like absolute torture to me, but they’re all in and truly dedicating themselves to the cause. That’s why Beyoncé, glowing from her new-found luminous complexion which is clearly the results of eating only from the earth, headed out to Native Foods, a vegan restaurant in Hollywood, donning a fur coat. LOLLLLLLLL!
Who else do you know who would have the balls to go to a VEGAN RESTAURANT in a fucking fur coat? And don’t even try to tell me that she’s wearing faux fur. She’s Beyoncé, ya turkey. She doesn’t wear faux fur. This just screams hilariousness to me. 5 out of 5, would view again.
December 7, 2013 at 2:30 pm by Jennifer
I guess even Beyoncé needs a break from it all sometimes, so she hightailed it down to Jamaica with her sister Solange and another friend for a little R&R – and a lot of selfie taking/posting. That’s right, Beyoncé wants you to know that she looks damn good in a bikini and that her life is way more fabulous than yours, and don’t you forget it.
So, what’s a holiday with Beyoncé like? Well, it’s all private jets and fancy villas and lounging on the beach. It’s a beautiful thing. Have a look at some of her snaps below and then look out your window at the rain and wind (if you’re in New York) and hate your life just slightly. (I kid!) I just hope this vacation prepped her for the difficulty of being a 22-day vegan.
December 6, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Jennifer
Beyoncé and Jay Z are going to be vegans — well, for 22 days at least. Could you take the vegan challenge? Jay Z wants to because he’s turning 44 and wants to use it as an excuse to be healthy or some shit. He wrote on his blog:
On December 3rd, one day before my 44th birthday I will embark on a 22 Days challenge to go completely vegan, or as I prefer to call it, plant-based!! This all began a few months back when a good friend and vegan challenged me to embrace a “plant-based breakfast” every day. It was surprisingly easier on me than I thought…
Why now? There’s something spiritual to me about it being my 44th birthday and the serendipity behind the number of days in this challenge; 22 (2+2=4) coupled with the fact that the challenge ends on Christmas day…It just feels right!
So you can call it a spiritual and physical cleanse. I will post my progress…
[...] P.S. B is also joining me.
Are you Vegan? If not, could you be?
(Oh and if you’re wondering “why 22 days?” it’s because Jay Z read somewhere that it takes 22 days to form a habit.)
December 4, 2013 at 4:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Beyoncé recently released the DVD of her documentary Life Is But a Dream, and those who purchased it also got a free download of a new song called ‘God Made You Beautiful’. I feel like the latent Beyoncé stan in me should rise from the ashes and be all over this, but… it’s kinda shit. I guess it’s precious that it’s all about Blue Ivy and how the angels rejoiced when she was born and all that shit, but I just feel a bit bored. I feel like this song should be playing over the closing credits of an animated Disney film, and that’s not really what you want from your divas, is it?
I don’t know, maybe it needs another listen, but I could barely get through the first one. What do you think?