Christmas came early for Beyoncé fans when the singer unexpectedly dropped her fifth studio album around midnight on Friday.
Seeing that the visual album -- which features 14 songs and 17 videos -- is her first in two years, the BeyHive quickly stirred to a roar when news of the project broke. Many of King Bey's most loyal subjects took to Twitter to describe their utter joy with the unexpected new album. And we've gathered some of the best reactions below.
"If you play the new Beyonce album backwards you will hear a message from Jesus himself" yes tru
— marky boy (@martmarkinez) December 13, 2013
Rihanna after listening to Beyonce's new album: pic.twitter.com/VYdjII1XOZ
â€” Superpower Beyonce (@tridentlayerz) December 13, 2013
You’re about as irrelevant as Taylor Swift's birthday on Beyonce’s album release date.
— Jenny (@xojennydey) December 13, 2013
Illegally downloading Beyoncé is like taking money out of the church collection plate. God's still gonna see and punish you.
— Darold H. (@KingZeus_) December 13, 2013
If Beyoncé can put out an entire secret album complete with videos without any leaks, then yeah, maybe the moon landing was faked. #kubrick
— John August (@johnaugust) December 13, 2013
So...Beyoncé rolls out of bed, kisses Jay-Z, feeds Blue Ivy, releases an album, washes her face, and goes to sleep. #QueenBey
— Akeem (@VKBAR) December 13, 2013
Beyonce said: Oh ya'll want A single? how bout 14 new songs and 17 new videos at once? BLESS HER SOUL!
— AM I DEAD??????? (@KINGBeysus) December 13, 2013
Treye Green is a reporter for The International Business Times and a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Green has shot, edited and...