She’s performed at halftime of this year’s Super Bowl, she’s discreetly released new tracks onto Soundcloud, as well as through production deals with Pepsi and the likes, but as of 5 PM on December 12, 2013, Beyoncé’s fifth studio album was as mythical as a J.R.R. Tolkien novel. That all changed when the Queen B herself performed the most charitable act of the year with the surprising release of her self-titled fifth studio album.
Buy the album now on iTunes, which features videos for all tracks. You cannot buy the tracks a la carte just yet (that will happen on 20 December). But why buy individual tracks when you can get the whole thing? It’s worth it. So worth it.