American singer Beyoncè released her self-titled fifth studio album today, which is exclusively available on iTunes and is notably dominating the digital music store's rotating carousel.
The album, dubbed a "visual album" because each song comes with an accompanying music video, has seen an unprecedented marketing push from Apple within the iTunes Store, receiving all the attention of the promotion carousel at the top of the store and even spawning a "Beyoncè albums" section where users can see her four other albums and anthology album.
Apple has previously offered exclusive streaming for certain albums, like David Bowie's The Next Day, leveraging iTunes dominant position in the digital music landscape.
Beyoncè is available now for $15.99, with individual song and video sales starting on December 20.
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not gonna lie, its refreshing to have an album simply come out without all this countdown and preview clip bs on social media. feels like 2003 again
We aren't haters. Beyonce should be better than that.
Then again, of course the "popular" music is always what's on the front page. The real gems are the music that are not.. that.