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Fuse will air all the new Beyonce videos exclusively on Dec. 23

Unless you have one of those future TVs that can stream stuff from the internet, you’ve been relegated to watching Beyoncé’s “visual album” on your computer, tablet, or Zune. Which is fine, we guess, but can screens that small really capture all that Beyoncé?

Probably not, so Fuse is doing something about it. The network has announced that it will air all 17 of the album’s videos on Dec. 23, just in time for Christmas. The program will be titled Beyoncé: The Visual Album and will air at 8 p.m., timed perfectly to make sure you can watch Beyoncé in roller-girl shorts with your parents.

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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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Beyonce's surprise album shatters iTunes sales records

Well, that was fast: That new Beyoncé album that came out last Friday has already broken an iTunes record or two, Apple has announced.

The singer’s self-titled “visual album” — which, of course, was available exclusively on iTunes — sold a ridiculous 828,773 copies in just three days, making it the music platform’s fastest selling album ever. The release also broke the U.S. first-week album sales record, with 617,213 units sold in America.

That shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise, though: in addition to being sold only on iTunes, there are no a la carte singles or digital downloads; fans either have to purchase the whole thing or go on living their lives without new Beyoncé music, a fate that was clearly too unthinkable for many.

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Beyonce's brand new album -- stream samples of all the songs and videos here

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Ah, what innocents we were—going to sleep last night in a world with only four Beyoncé studio albums, and waking up to the bizzonkers news blitz that is her self-titled no. 5. (Read Nick Catucci’s review here.)

“I see music,” Beyoncé said in a statement about the many videos that accompany the album. “It’s more than just what I hear. When I’m connected to something, I immediately see a visual or a series of images that are tied to a feeling or an emotion, a memory from my childhood, thoughts about life, my dreams or my fantasies. And they’re all connected to the music.”

She also talked about the irregular nature of Beyoncé‘s sudden release. “I didn’t want to release my music the way I’ve done it,” she said. “I am bored with that. I feel like I am able to speak directly to my fans. There’s so much that gets between the music, the artist and the fans. I felt like I didn’t want anybody to give the message when my record is coming out. I just want this to come out when it’s ready and from me to my fans.”

EW’s music critic Nick Catucci is hard at work in his music-critic terrarium, prepping a full review of the album which will be up on EW.com this afternoon. (Update: Here’s the review!) In the meantime, though, you can take a look at the full run of the album’s video snippets (there are visual clips for each of Beyonce‘s 14 tracks, plus three bonuses), and draw your own conclusions:

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Beyonce releases surprise album

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Beyoncé has delivered the ultimate holiday surprise.

Just after midnight on the east coast, the singer suddenly dropped a brand new 14-track self-titled studio album  on iTunes. That’s right — without any pre-promotion. (Read Nick Catucci’s review here.)

As if this bombshell — which, in her Instagram announcement, she described as a “visual album” — needed anything else, each song also comes with a music video and the download of BEYONCÉ will also score you three additional videos.

Here is the full track list. Notably, there’s a duet with husband Jay-Z and a cameo from daughter Blue Ivy:

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Beyonce sings to Blue Ivy on 'God Made You Beautiful' -- LISTEN

Beyoncé has another “Halo” on her hands. The superstar singer released the new song “God Made You Beautiful” over the weekend, and the soaring ballad will be the perfect soundtrack to an inspirational movie scene or emotional American Idol audition.

The lyrics are clearly written for Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s daughter, Blue Ivy. “Lucky me, you were brought into my life/ I kiss those little feet and watch for your perfect smile,” Bey sings to her little girl.

There’s no word yet when Beyoncé will release another album — her last record, 4, dropped in 2011 — or whether “God Made You Beautiful” will be on that album. This year, three other Beyoncé songs have been released or leaked online: “Rise Up,” “Grown Woman,” and “Standing on the Sun.”

Listen to the song below:
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Jay Z talks Blue Ivy, wooing Beyonce and more in 'Vanity Fair' cover profile

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Jay Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail didn’t please everyone, but it’s all good — Blue Ivy loved it.

In a new Vanity Fair cover story, Hov addresses a range of topics, from his days as a crack dealer to his current situation as a fortysomething rapper — as well as his daughter’s music tastes. Read on for some of the highlights:
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Beyonce gets tugged off stage by shirtless fan in Brazil: VIDEO

It ain’t easy being Beyoncé — at least not on stage.

The woman’s endured all sorts of indignities lately, from getting her hair caught in a (mechanical) fan to getting her butt slapped by a (human) fan. And just yesterday during a concert in Sao Paolo, a pesky one stuck again, this time nearly pulling her off the stage and into the crowd during her performance.

The incident actually looked pretty intense: marooned alone on a rather small island of a stage, Bey leans into the crowd to show them some love when an aggressive shirtless fellow basically tries to kidnap her in front of the entire stadium. Yet she breaks free from his grasp and, to her credit, barely misses a beat as she jumps back into the spotlight.

Meanwhile, security briskly apprehends the half-naked troublemaker, and Queen Bey shoots him a look of appropriately regal disdain, before going back to singing and catching a Brazilian flag.

Brush that dirt off your shoulder, Bey. Watch it all go down in the video below: READ FULL STORY

Beyonce at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn: Who runs this mother?

“Brooklyn! Welcome, Brooklyn.”

Brooklyn, in fact, had already been hyping itself up for approximately 75 minutes when the first thundering notes of the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour rung out in the sports stadium formerly partially owned by Mr. Carter – and frankly, seemed about ready to collectively pee its pants. (Or more accurately, its fancypants; a Beyoncé crowd does not stint on the Saturday-night spangles.)

Because, of course, neither would the guest of honor: Emerging in an intricately iced-out onesie that can best be described as Razzle McDazzle Goes to the Fierce-Capades, she launched immediately into a frenetic “Run the World (Girls),” on through “End of Time” and B’Day‘s “Flaws and All.”

It took a minute to process what was different about her version “If I Were a Boy” — basically, that she was weaving it through an instrumental refrain of  the Verve’s “Bittersweet Symphony,” which mostly weirdly worked. READ FULL STORY

Beyonce holds moment of silence for Trayvon Martin

Beyonce called in a concert for a moment of silence for Trayvon Martin, Young Jeezy released a song in Martin’s memory, and Russell Simmons called for peace after George Zimmerman was acquitted by a Florida jury in the death of the teenager.

There was a wide range of reactions by celebrities after jurors cleared Zimmerman late Saturday of all charges in the 2012 shooting death of the unarmed 17-year-old Martin.

Beyonce took a moment to honor Martin during her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour concert at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Her concert started about 30 minutes after the Zimmerman verdict began to circulate.

“I’d like to have a moment of silence for Trayvon,” the pop star said as the stage grew dark with just a few key lights shining. READ FULL STORY

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