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Weekend Beyonce news report: Where to buy CD, release party, free gift cards

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Here’s the weekend news update on Beyonce and her hot new album, including two places to buy hard-to-find physical copies which are in great demand, release party and New York screening news, Beyonce’s free gift card giveaway, and more. This news report is based on information published Dec. 22 by ABC News, the Boston Globe, Gossip Center, Digital Spy, Entertainment Wise and others

  • Where to Buy Hard-to-Find Physical Copies Beyonce’s New Album

Physical copies of Beyonce’s surprise record-breaking new album are in great demand and very short supply. The refusal of Target and Amazon to sell physical copies of Beyonce’s new self-titled album has fans frantically searching for stores selling copies of the physical CD/DVD. As of now you can buy copies at Walmart – if there are any left. But most fans are not aware that they can also buy Beyonce’s new album at over 7000 Starbucks stores, as well. If you’re desperate to buy a copy, get to the closest Starbucks quickly before they’re all sold out. See Beyonce’s New Album: Weekend News Update on Where to Buy, Where to See Videos.

  • New York Screening at the School of Visual Arts

On Saturday, Dec. 21, Beyonce hosted a private New York screening of the videos from her new album for a select group of fans and the various directors of her 17 new music videos. Since Beyonce refers to her new record-breaking self-titled album as a “visual album, it seems entirely appropriate that it was held at School of Visual Arts Theater Saturday in New York City. Beyonce arrived at the screening in a body-hugging a Tom Ford mosaic black mini-dress and matching over-the-knee boots.

Fans who attended the event were winners of special radio contest. After the screening, Beyonce took the stage and answered questions from her fans, who submitted them via the #AskBeyonce hashtag on Instagram. She also revealed some of the details about how the album came together.

In addition to collaborations with Frank Ocean and writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the album also features Beyonce’s husband Jay Z and their daughter Blue Ivy.

See Beyonce’s New Album: Weekend News Update on Where to Buy, Where to See Videos.

  • Beyonce’s Free $50 Gift Card Giveaway

Beyonce’s record-breaking new album was not her only surprise to fans this month. She also surprised 750 of her fans with $50 gift cards which she personally gave away while shopping in the Tewksbury Walmart Supercenter prior to her concert at TD Garden Friday night. Beyone got on the store’s loudspeaker and announced”

“It’s Beyonce! And I stopped by the store today because my record has arrived. I want to give everyone a gift. For everyone in the store right now, the first $50 of your holiday gifts are on me. Merry, merry Christmas from Beyonce!

The total for Beynce Surprise gift card purchase came to $37,000. Each gift card came in an envelope which read; “Happy Holidays from Beyonce.”

Friday was the first day that CD's of the Beyonce’s self-titled album went on sale at Walmart stores nationwide.

  • Release Party at Dave and Busters

Following Beyonce’s performance at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, she took over Times Square hotspot Dave and Busters for a private party filled with games, music and dancing to mark the success of her surprise new album which has already gone platinum and set the music industry on its collective ear. Beyonce was presented with a cake in the shape of a record, with her name in pink icing, similar to the artwork on her album, from chefs at the nearby Cake Boss Café.

After the celebration, the Beyonce took her Instagram account to share pictures of the night’s festivities with her fans.

  • Beyonce Was Nervous about Surprise Album Release

Prior to the release of Beyonce’s new album which was released quietly last week without prior notice or promotion, Beyonce revealed that she suffered a tack of “nerves.:

Beyonce opened up to reporters about her fears, saying

“I was terrified. I was so scared. I already envisioned like the worst things that could happen. I was really nervous because this was a huge risk.”

She needn’t have worried because the self-titled album turned out to be a roaring success, breaking music industry records on all fronts.

Speaking of the unprecedented way the album was launched, Beyonce confessed

I’ve never done anything so brave in my life,”


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