5 years ago, today: Beyoncé, without any promotion or warning, dropped the earth shattering, innovative, jaw dropping, and most iconic album of her career to date. "BEYONCÉ" was released exclusively to iTunes just before midnight of December 12th, 2013 with 14 new songs, accompanied with 17 new videos. After only 3 hours, it sold over 80,000 copies WW. The album caused iTunes to crash due to the overwhelming demand. Beyoncé credits it to be one of her most personal albums.