Just in case you went to bed at a decent hour on Thursday night, here’s some big news: Beyoncé released a surprise album on iTunes, sending the Internet — and this editor — into a frenzy at around 12:01 a.m. There are 14 new songs and 17 new videos on her fifth studio album, simply titled Beyoncé, so I’ll admit, I was up a wee bit past my bedtime to view them all.
Even if you’re not the biggest fan of Beyoncé, her new videos are all worth a watch — they’re each visually stunning in a different way, and we still can’t wrap our heads around the fact that she was able pull off such a giant production with literally no one in the media finding out. Guess the question of, “Who run the world?” is no longer so rhetorical, huh?
While we’re having a tough time choosing our favorite clip, the video for “Yoncé” is definitely at the top of the list, as it features models Joan Smalls — wearing a grill and lip-syncing the lyrics — Jourdan Dunn and Chanel Iman. Needless to say, it’s pretty hot (watch a 30-second preview below). You can purchase the whole shebang on iTunes right now for $15.99, which, if you ask me, is a fair price to pay for over an hour of glorious Beyoncé footage.
And, if all this somehow doesn’t sell you, there is a song (and corresponding video) called “Blue (feat. Blue Ivy).”