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Mariah Carey reveals she's dropping a Beyonce-style surprise album, does not know what 'surprise' means

Mariah Carey is taking a page from Beyoncé’s playbook — which we should all take pages from, if it means becoming Beyoncé. The OG Hello Kitty Diva is working on a new album — and plans to reveal its “title, track listing, artwork and music all at once via to-be-announced digital partners,” according to a new Billboard interview. A physical release of the album will reportedly drop the following week.

Beyoncé pulled a similar move with her last album, the self-titled epic Beyoncé, which she unexpectedly put out overnight without any previous promotion. (Because when you’re dropping a secret album, you don’t tell everyone you’re dropping a secret album.)

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Lily Allen calls out Beyonce, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Gaga and Lorde in 'Sheezus' video

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Lily Allen’s at it again. In her new video for Sheezus, the never-not-opinionated Brit takes aim at reigning pop queens: Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Lady Gaga and even sweet little Lorde. (Surprisingly she leaves T-Swift out of it.) READ FULL STORY

Beyonce gets down with grills and girls in new 'Yonce' video -- WATCH

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Still haven’t gone to the trouble of downloading Beyoncé, the star’s self-titled surprise visual album? (Who could blame you — all that clicking!) If so, you’re in luck — because its super sexy “Yoncé” video is now available for free online.

Who, exactly, is Yoncé? Just consider her a fiercer Sasha Fierce — tricked out with grills, a belly ring, and outfits like a bondage-inspired orange bathing suit. She’s also pals with supermodels Jourdan Dunn, Joan Smalls, and Chanel Iman.

“I wanted to do something sexy and provocative, but not so overt,” video director Ricky Saiz told New York Magazine shortly after Beyoncé’s release. “I feel like the Mileys and the Rihannas have that covered and this was more sophisticated. There are a lot of references to nineties eroticism and Madonna videos. We shot it against one wall for the most part, so I was looking a lot of Carlo Molino photos. I feel like they are some of the sexiest photographs ever taken of women. They are so simple and voyeuristic and raw.”
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Watch: Beyonce talks about childhood and crushed dreams in new video

By releasing her latest and most likely greatest album all at once (and exclusively on iTunes) last week, Beyoncé spared us months of advance marketing.

But Beyoncé, it’s clear, will not go forth without some rigamarole: Yesterday, as part of a push leading up to the physical release of the album this Saturday (and presumably continuing through Christmas), she released the second installment of the “mini art feature,” “Self-Titled,” about the making of the album.

Most interestingly, she reveals how she discovered Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s speech, which is sampled on “***Flawless”: by “scrolling through videos about feminism on YouTube.” Beyoncé, in other words, is modest enough to admit that she educates herself on feminism like any one else who’s not in a grad program—and confident enough to claim that knowledge for her art.

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