5. ‘Crazy In Love’
We're talking, of course, about the surprise release of her self-titled fifth studio album, a sumptuous visual and auditory feast composed entirely in strict secrecy before Queen Bey unleashed it on the world all at once, with no prior announcement or promotion at all, on December 13, as an iTunes Store exclusive. Not only did the track visual album establish the notion that Bey was an artist truly in a league of her own, able to command such rigid and, frankly, remarkable secrecy from everyone else invited to work on the ambitious project while proving she needed to play the exhausting promo game no longer, but it also made the very concept of the album exciting again. What's more, it also inspired the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry two months later to announce Friday as the new global record release day, changed from Monday. Her impact! And when we put the list together, we were shocked to discover how few came from this last decade.
We asked our readers to vote for their favorite Beyonce songs. Here are the results. As she's grown more famous, the cultural potency of her songs have become more powerful. On the single, she's blunt and aggressive above a throbbing bass line. The emotional ballad "If I Were a Boy" challenged relationship gender roles and gave an intimate look at the pain of a tense relationship where trust is quickly dissolving. Of all the anthems the pop star has made about independence and female power, "Single Ladies" is the most iconic.
She has sold over million albums  and over million records as a solo artist,  and a further 60 million with Destiny's Child ,   making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time. She released her first solo album, Dangerously in Love , during the hiatus of Destiny's Child. Sasha Fierce , was a double CD set , intended to reflect the two facets of her personality. Sasha Fierce sold 3. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Discography of the American singer and songwriter. Retrieved January 10, July 2, Jet :