Without a marketing budget for her new album, Beyonce dropped her new CD old skool style — from the virtual trunk of her car on iTunes.com.
The new self-titled album contains 14 songs and 17 vanity videos. There were rumors that Beyonce ran through her recording budget by recording hundreds of incomplete songs before going out on tour. Her actions angered executives at Columbia Records who felt that Beyonce was not focused enough on delivering a new album. So execs refused to give Beyonce a marketing budget which would have run into millions of dollars.
Columbia Records denied the rumors.
Surprise! Christmas arrived several weeks early for Beyonce fans at midnight on Friday, Dec. 13.
The powerhouse singer, 32, dropped her new self-titled album, Beyonce, without any warning or indication that the record was even in the works leading up to the iTunes takeover.
“I didn’t want to release my music the way I’ve done it,” Beyonce shared in a press release distributed shortly after her new album dropped Friday. “I am bored with that. I feel like I am able to speak directly to my fans.” Source
I will post my review when I find the full album online later today.