With all the talks and anticipation surrounding a new album from international superstar Beyonce, she pulled a fast one on her fans by dropping her fifth solo studio album worldwide exclusively on the iTunes Store.
Beyonce may not have an album out, but she continues to make major dollars in the form of touring. According to Billboard, the "Grown Woman" diva's latest set of dates, in Australia and New Zealand, has raked in over $40 million in earnings.
Will Columbia Records close out 2013 with a bang and enter 2014 with a strong line up of albums, including music from Solange, Pharrell Williams and Beyonce? According to CEO Rob Stringer, that is the plan and for music listeners that is good news.