Beyoncé Knowles has moved out from any label.
She is a moving target that cannot be described or contained in one idea. She is not just a pop superstar icon; she is way beyond that.
Saturday Night Live (SNL) suggests she is a national figurehead and Beyoncé-worship has become a necessity in the US. Intellectuals argue that she is antifeminist and educational institutions have even included her in their curriculum creating a course titled “Politicizing Beyoncé.” Yes, black women have always dominated the American pop music, but no one has ever reached the heights that Beyoncé achieved. Her fans or her worshipers aren’t just excited about what her next music would be like anymore; they are deciphering what “Beyoncé” truly mean in the songs that she sings.
People are used to the notion that Beyoncé is the superior diva with impossible glamour and a talent for dramatic entrances, but nothing could ever prepare them for the midnight of December 13, 2013.
Before that date, the press has been speculating for months that Beyoncé is facing a lot of problems while producing her fifth solo album, which allegedly is the main reason for its delay. Little did they know that the delay was a part of her orderliness, which lets her stride from hit to hit.
Out of stealth, she airdropped her fifth solo album, “Beyoncé,” the “visual album” in iTunes on Dec. 13, 2013 with 14 songs and 17 videos.
This is a move that the entertainment industry has never seen before, leaving other pop divas dumbfounded, especially that their albums, which they carefully prepared for months, quickly became unlikely out of fashion.
Beyoncé teaches the world to have a whole new view of music as she slung a number of sophisticated alter egos in the 17 videos in her latest album. The characters you see in those tracks could give you nothing but a hint of what “Beyoncé” truly means.