Bey­oncé gets vis­ual in al­bum

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US POP singer Bey­oncé trumped fans by re­leas­ing an un­her­alded self-ti­tled fifth solo stu­dio al­bum fea­tur­ing 14 new songs and 17 videos, her la­bel Columbia Records said.

“I see mu­sic… It’s more than just what I hear,” Bey­oncé said when ex­plain­ing the large num­ber of videos, which were shot in Houston, New York City, Paris, Syd­ney and Rio de Janeiro.

The Texas- born singer, whose given name is Bey­oncé KnowlesCarter, is one of the most suc­cess­ful singers in the world, reg­u­larly sell­ing out con­cert tours and al­bums hit­ting the num­ber one sales spots.

She is famed for her en­er­getic stage shows, the an­themic All the Sin­gle Ladies (Put a Ring on It) and her pro­mo­tion of fe­male em­pow­er­ment.

“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 says.

So far the al­bum has only been re­leased dig­i­tally via iTunes, an at­tempt, Columbia said, to al­low fans to form their own opin­ions first.

“I didn’t want to re­lease my mu­sic the way I’ve done it,” Bey­oncé says. “I am bored with that. 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.”

Among the artists, song­writ­ers and producers in­volved with the al­bum are Bey­oncé’s hus­band, Jay Z, Tim­ba­land and Justin Timberlake.

The iTunes re­lease was also in­tended as a “pre­ven­ta­tive plan” against the al­bum be­ing leaked be­fore the of­fi­cial re­lease. – Reuters

MUL­TI­TASK­ING: Gisele Bünd­chen posted this pic­ture on In­sta­gram show­ing her feed­ing her daugh­ter Vi­vian, 11 months, while get­ting her hair, makeup and nails done.

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