NEW YORK (December 13, 2013) Beyonce announced and then released her fifth self-titled album exclusively on iTunes early Friday.
The album includes 14 songs and 17 videos.
Jay Z, Drake and Frank Ocean are among the collaborators and the closing track, "Blue," features Beyonce’s daughter Blue Ivy.
Beyonce says in a statement that she "didn't want to release my music the way I've done it."
She said she wanted the album to come out when it was ready, from her to her fans.