Beyoncé surprised her fans by releasing an album at midnight Thursday. It's her fifth solo studio album.
Beyoncé says the release on iTunes allows her to deliver music and visual content directly to her fans when she wants to and how she wants to -- with no filter.
It's also the pop diva's first visual album. This means the 14 songs on it are accompanied by 17 videos. The videos were shot at different locations around the world