In case the world wasn’t already impressed by Beyoncé’s surprise visual work known as Beyoncé, Queen B has another secret to spill: She recorded an astounding 80 tracks for the new album!

Beyoncé is already a heavyweight in the music industry, weighing in at 14 songs and 18 videos. To think there are more than five times as many numbers out there with Beyoncé’s signature sparkle...well, consider our minds officially blown.

“When I started picking the songs that I gravitated towards, because I recorded about 80 songs, it was the songs that were more effortless for me that stuck around, that I still loved just as much as I did a year ago when I recorded them,” she explains in a behind-the-scenes YouTube video. The result: flawless.

Bey, of course, released the self-titled record earlier this month on December 13. With no prior marketing or publicity for the album, it was a risky move that’s totally paid off. Sure, the likes of Target and Amazon are pushing back at Beyoncé’s unconventional release but that hasn’t kept it from shattering record after record.

But seeing as Beyoncé still has so many tracks left over from this latest album, should we be expecting another surprise debut anytime soon? Bey doesn’t say but we wouldn’t be surprised if Mrs. Carter’s already cooking up something new for her fans.

Source: Beyoncé on YouTube


Elisabeth Kramer is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident Downton Abbey expert. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!