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Beyoncé to release 'Blow' and 'Drunk in Love' as singles from new album

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Beyoncé turned the world on its head last night when she unexpectedly dropped her album self-titled album. Though she intends for "Beyoncé" to be heard as a complete body of work, her label will release "Blow" and "Drunk in Love" as singles, Billboard reported on Friday.

Following her Super Bowl performance in February, many hoped Beyoncé would release a follow-up to 2011's "4" album. After months went by with no new music, she only told fans to "Bey Patient." Just when all lost hope, Beyoncé released her fifth studio album with no prior promotion or announcement last night. The 14-track LP is currently on iTunes with 17 music videos (one for every song and two bonus clips).

Beyoncé's visual album can only be purchased at the moment as a complete set for $15.99 because the singer intends for it to be seen and heard as a one body of work. Her label will still be servicing two songs to radio next week as singles. Billboard confirms that the songs "Blow" and "Drunk in Love" will be sent to Top 40 and R&B/Hip-Hop stations respectively. On Dec. 20, all the songs will be available to purchase individually on iTunes.

Beyoncé wrote the retro romp "Blow" with names like Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams and Timbaland. The last two aforementioned guys also produced the funky, disco-tinged track. She recalls her "Naughty Girl" days with the moans and sensual lyrics like "Can you eat my Skittles? / It's the sweetest in the middle." It's a playful jam that will sound at home on pop radio. (Preview the skating rink music video here)

With "Drunk on Love," Beyoncé teams up with her husband Jay-Z. Heavy hip-hop beats and a drum machine coat the enchanting R&B track. She and Jay come on strong, detailing making love after having a few drinks. That song will be sent to R&B/Hip-Hop radio next week. (Preview the intimate music video here)

Beyoncé's self-titled visual album was released to iTunes on Dec. 13. Physical copies will be reportedly on store shelves by Christmastime.

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