Beyonce Dropped A Bomb Today With "Visual", Joining The Three Most Memorable Promotional Stunts Of 2013 [Pictures]

Page 1 of 41234

Beyonce and her management team couldn't have been any sneakier about her new Visual album, dropping a whole record with fourteen accompanying videos right before Christmas. The album, which includes collaborations with the likes of Frank Ocean, Drake and of course Jay Z, didn't drop even the slightest hint prior to the actual release - it's the kind of record industry hijacking that only Beyonce could get away with.

Beyonce Promo Image
Bey released a new album without any warning. Of course she did.

The holiday season isn't typically a busy time for the music industry - with Christmas singles released and assigned their respecive chart positions, yearly industry takings calculated and online traffic dying down, nobody dares to mess with the status quo and release new music in the last two weeks of the year. Nobody except Queen Bey, that is.

Beyonce, Haunted Promo image
Queen Bey keeps proving she can do whatever she likes.

In light of Beyonce's move to just drop an album and say "surprise", this might be a good time to take a look back at some of this year's most promoted comebacks and new releases - there were plenty of those to go around.

Page 1 of 41234

Contactmusic

Tags: Beyonce Knowles - Lady GaGa - Jay Z - Justin Timberlake


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

The Sound Of Seattle: Budweiser Made In America See How Music Has Changed In The Noisy City

Seattle has one of the most legendary music scenes in America so...

The Sound Of Seattle: Budweiser Made In America See How Music Has Changed In The Noisy City

Benedict Cumberbatch Stuns as Alan Turing in 'The Imitation Game' Trailer

It appears Benedict Cumberbatch has thrown his hat in the ring for...

Benedict Cumberbatch Stuns as Alan Turing in 'The Imitation Game' Trailer

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 - 'Mockingjay Lives' Teaser Trailer

Following Katniss Everdeen's escape from the catastrophic 75th Hunger Games...

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Trailer

Guess Which Insects Have Killed the George Harrison Memorial Tree?

A tree planted in tribute to former Beatles guitarist George Harrison has...

Guess Which Insects Have Killed the George Harrison Memorial Tree?

'Fargo' Creator Noah Hawley Teases Season 2 Plot At TCA Press Tour

After Fargo’s very definitive season finale (don’t worry, this article...

'Fargo' Creator Noah Hawley Teases Season 2 Plot At TCA Press Tour

Young Rising Sons - High (Acoustic)

New Jersey band Young Rising Sons perform a stripped down acoustic cover of their single 'High'...

Young Rising Sons - High (Acoustic) Video
Advertisement

Rixton - Me and My Broken Heart Single Review

There's a new boyband on the UK pop scene who have somehow managed to storm single charts...

Rixton - Me and My Broken Heart Single Review

RIP Krusty the Clown? His 10 Best Moments

Krusty the Clown may have chucked his last chuckle and played his last Itchy and Scratchy...

RIP Krusty the Clown? His 10 Best Moments

Bachelorette No Longer: Ashley And JP Rosenbaum Find Out Sex Of Baby On Live TV

After being on The Bachelor or The Bachelorette, some people like to retire...

Bachelorette No Longer: Ashley And JP Rosenbaum Find Out Sex Of Baby On Live TV


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Beyonce Knowles Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Beyonce Knowles

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All