It has been 7 years since Beyoncé surprised the world with her self-titled album. The concept developed a visual album comprised of 14 songs accompanied by short films which illustrate her musical conception of the project. BEYONCÉ was released on December 13, 2013 and it featured dark yet intimate subject matter including her take on sex, monogamous love and relationships. Fans recall their whereabouts when the project dropped and the Beyhive is proudly taking a walk down memory lane over social media. Here are a few of our favorite fan reactions as we celebrate 7 years of BEYONCÉ:
7 years ago today Beyoncè released her iconic and groundbreaking self-titled visual album BEYONCÈ. 💕 pic.twitter.com/EnvQ6uwlXf
— MEFeater Magazine (@mefeater) December 13, 2020
Some fans believe this album changed the way artists release music all together. This thread highlights why fans are led to believe Beyoncé’s self-titled album changed the music industry.
How Beyoncé’s self titled changed the music industry: A THREAD pic.twitter.com/mLZ6OJ5Jl7
— IVYˣ (@IVYPARKSPR) December 13, 2020
Records were broken! The bar was set a bit higher for artists looking to compete with the goat of entertainment.
7 years ago today, Beyoncé's self-titled album was dropped.
It revolutionized the way artists release music. After 0 promotion, a surprised album, no physical CDs, no bundles,the album sold more than 617K , debuted at #1 on BB200.
"Changed the game with that digital drop." pic.twitter.com/JjaO7NiGRU
— Pop Tingz (@ThePopTingz) December 13, 2020
The visual album really shook the table and added the perfect flair to a seamless release. This thread highlights all of the iconic looks Beyoncé shared with the world 7 years ago today.
— Daniël (@bbeyvibes) December 13, 2020
The irony of the unannounced drop of BEYONCÉ is that she casually continued her day as if nothing happened. One of her fans was fed up.
— Mokshᴮ⁷ˣ (@6inchoutsold2) December 13, 2020
Beyoncé reminisces on the debut of her self-titled album and how important it was to share her work under her own company, Parkwood Entertainment. A vulnerable moment where Beyoncé shares her feelings leading up to the release.
— BEYONCÉ LEGION (@BeyLegion) December 13, 2020
Fans react with hilarious photos and videos reminiscing on 7 years of BEYONCÉ and ultimately, how she snatched everyone’s wig in one night.
Me showing up to work the next morning after staying up all night when Beyoncé surprise dropped self titled pic.twitter.com/w18jOdqkrY
— Er!c (@ericthulhu) December 13, 2020
— Yoncé Vocals (@YonceVocals) December 13, 2020
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles Hyphen Carter had some nerve to throw her ***** at us on Self-Titled during the DEAD OF WINTER pic.twitter.com/R4YdnkrceE
— Anastasia Beaverhausen (@cxrodge3) December 8, 2020
— Michelle (@blackxtravagant) December 13, 2020
happy 7 years to self titled
blow is beyoncé’s best visual to date pic.twitter.com/vkkph18cSF
— jess (@bluujaybae) December 13, 2020
— zach choi fan page (@zachchoifoods) December 13, 2020
Beyoncé on the plane getting ready to press “enter” on Self-Titled. pic.twitter.com/2q4mXy1PQz
— Donny. (@yngtaco) December 14, 2020
Beyoncé’s self–titled album sold over 1 million copies worldwide in the first week. The album’s impact on the music industry is undeniable and quite revolutionary. Since the release, the album has sold over 10 million copies worldwide. Seven is the number of completion and surely Beyoncé has given the world so much since, but it is divine timing to celebrate her self-titled album in the biggest way possible. Beyoncé admits that she was unsure of how a surprise visual project would be received, but it is evident she did what needed to be done. Now, it’s your turn. Do yourself a favor and join the Beyhive in streaming Beyoncé’s self-titled album today as we celebrate 7 years of BEYONCÉ.