[116][117][118][119], "Get Me Bodied" was released as the fifth single from B'Day on July 10, 2007. [195] Most of the videos were accompaniments for the uptempo songs on B'Day;[75] which featured retro stylization, use of color and black hair styles, as Beyoncé thought it would create a resemblance between herself and the character she played in Dreamgirls, Deena Jones. According to most reasonable criteria, Beyoncé's second album B'Day is a success, outpacing her solo debut Dangerously in Love.Here, Beyoncé … [168] It remained within the top ten the following week at number ten,[169] before falling to number thirteen on the chart dated February 10, 2007. [167] The album re-entered the top ten again, at number six, on the chart dated January 27, 2007, while Dreamgirls: Music from the Motion Picture, on which Beyoncé performed, was at the top. American singer Beyoncé rose to fame in the late 1990s as the lead singer of the R&B girl … [140], In a mixed review, Jon Pareles of The New York Times found the album "tense, high-strung and obsessive", and said that it was neither "ingratiating or seductive". In Canada, B'Day reached number two on the Canadian Albums Chart, staying at that position for two weeks. The music video for its lead single "Déjà Vu" caused controversy due to its sexually suggestive content. [3], In 2002, Beyoncé had productive studio sessions while making her debut album Dangerously in Love, recording up to forty-five songs. Beyoncé's official video for 'Deja Vu' ft. Jay-Z. There is nothing desperate or weak about this album. Beyonce Knowles has certainly had her funky moments – need we even mention “Crazy in Love”? It was released to coincide with her twenty-fifth birthday on September 4, 2006 in various countries and a day later in the United States by Columbia Records, Music World Entertainment, and Sony Urban Music. I wrote the lyrics, I wrote all the lyrics. [175] As of July 2014, the album has sold 3.4 million copies in the United States. A news article published by Hindustan Times reported that a particular scene in the video is suggestive of oral sex. The song, tellingly, was co-written by Ne-Yo, who may not be the powerhouse vocalist Beyonce is, but has significantly stronger songwriting skills. B'Day is the second studio album by American R&B singer Beyoncé, released by Columbia Records on 1 September 2006 outside North America, on September 4, 2006 worldwide, and on September 5, 2006 in Canada and the United States. Beyoncé rented the Sony Music Studios in New York City, New York, and was influenced by her now-husband Jay-Z's method of collaborating with multiple record producers;[13] she used four recording studios simultaneously. [174] It became the eleventh best-selling album in the United States of 2007. [12][16], Many of the themes and musical styles of the album were inspired by Beyoncé's role in Dreamgirls. Beyoncé portrays Deena Jones, the lead singer of the group and the wife of Taylor, and is emotionally abused by him. 82796 90920 2; CD). [39] Richard Cromelin of the Los Angeles Times observed that Beyoncé "heads into a new, more challenging terrain", but "some of the experiments don't click". [203][204] Concerned that someone was trying to sabotage the release of B'Day, her father and manager Mathew Knowles released an official statement: It is apparent that there is a consistent plan by some to create chaos around Beyoncé's B'Day album release on September 4 in the US. [14] She booked Harrison, Jerkins and Garrett, each with a room to work in. Music News' list "Real Turkeys: The Worst Videos of All Time", which pointed to the negative fan reaction and stated: "It's probably the least horrific video listed ... but as far as Beyoncé videos go, it is a stinker. Upon its release, B'Day received generally favorable reviews from critics and earned several accolades, including the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards in 2007. [7][8] It was first released in Austria, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Poland and Switzerland four days prior to the release in the United States, on September 1, and was released in various countries to coincide with Beyoncé's birthday on September 4. Footage from this show was filmed and released on November 20, 2007 as a live album titled The Beyoncé Experience Live. [184] B'Day remained on the charts for twenty and twenty-five weeks, respectively,[184] and was certified platinum by both the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) and the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ). [199] Additionally, fans complained about sexual theme depicted in the video, describing that some scenes as "unacceptable interactions [between Beyoncé and Jay-Z]" while also complaining of a "non-existent sexual chemistry" between the two.[198]. This was quickly followed by "Ring the Alarm," an angered, atonal, and out-of-character song with an accompanying video that invited all kinds of perplexed analysis, along with debate on whether Beyoncé was being autobiographical or, as the singer claimed, channeling her Dreamgirls character. At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted mean rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 70, based on 23 reviews. [9] During the sessions, Beyoncé would move from studio to studio to check her producers' progress, later claiming this fostered "healthy competition" among producers. "[54], B'Day was titled as a reference to Beyoncé's birthday. [90] At the Los Angeles show on September 2, Jay-Z and Destiny's Child bandmates Rowland and Williams made guest appearances. 1", "The Billboard Hot 100 Singles & Tracks – 2007 Year End Charts", "Best of the 2000s – Hot 100 Decade Songs", "Leaked e-mails reveal MediaDefender's antipiracy woes", "Beyoncé, Shakira And Avril Overtake UK Charts", "Pop queens defeat Arctic Monkeys in UK charts", "Breast cancer patient's pre-surgery "flash mob" goes viral", "Double Mastectomy Patient Has Dance Party to Beyonce's 'Get Me Bodied' in Operating Room", "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: Week Ending July 2, 2011", "Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: Week Ending November 29, 2007", "The Greatest 50 Albums Since '93 – 41. It's a disco-influenced R&B song which speaks of tiredness celebrities sometimes feel. [144] Brian Hiatt of Rolling Stone averred that "while the mostly up-tempo disc never lacks for energy, some of the more beat-driven tracks feel harmonically and melodically undercooked, with hooks that don't live up to 'Crazy in Love' or the best Destiny's Child hits". [90], "Déjà Vu", featuring Jay-Z, was released on June 24, 2006, as the album's lead single. [75][76] Spanish-language extended play (EP) from the deluxe edition was later released under the title Irreemplazable. 2. [7] They would sometimes begin working at eleven o'clock, spending up to fourteen hours a day in the studios during the recording process. [106] "Irreplaceable" was ranked atop the US Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 2007,[107] and was the tenth best-selling digital single worldwide of 2007, having sold over four million copies worldwide by the end of 2007. Along with the release of the single, the remix extended play (EP) Green Light: Freemasons EP was released on July 27, 2007 for digital download;[126] the single was also planned to be released for CD in the United Kingdom, but the plans were cancelled last-minute. [173] The album spent a total of seventy-four weeks on the Billboard 200. [55] The album's cover artwork was revealed on July 18, 2006, and features Beyoncé looking into the distance, wearing a golden low-cut dress and small golden hoop earrings, with a dark eye liner and her hair piled high on her head. [32] The following track "Suga Mama" is a moderate R&B and soul song which displays influences of the 1960s as well as 1970s funk and rock music, also containing limited elements of the 1980s go-go[33][34] and sounds more closely resembling live music than Beyoncé's previous recordings. Beyoncé then embarked on her second solo concert tour, titled The Beyoncé Experience, in 2007; a live album titled The Beyoncé Experience Live was released featuring footage from the tour. [17] The plot of the film revolves around The Dreams, a fictional 1960s group of three female singers who attempt success in the mainstream music industry with the help of their manager Curtis Taylor. Maybe she's singing the songs in reverse with some hidden subliminal message! [75] At the 50th Annual Grammy Awards (2008), "Irreplaceable" was nominated for Grammy Award for Record of the Year. [35] Lyrically, it features the female protagonist offering up the keys to her house and car, and her credit card just to keep her love interest and his good loving at home, presumably so that he can listen to her collection of old soul records. The song is a co-write. Live instrumentation was employed in recording most of the tracks as part of Beyoncé's vision of creating a record using live instruments. It was serviced to urban contemporary radio on September 10, 2006,[97] and was released as a CD single on October 3. "[206], Controversy also arose over the writing credits on "Irreplaceable". Across Oceania, it had the same reception, debuting at number eight in both Australia and New Zealand during the same week, on September 11, 2006. Genres: Contemporary R&B, Pop. [73] "Amor Gitano" ("Gypsy Love"), a Spanish-language flamenco-pop duet with Mexican singer Alejandro Fernández, served as a soundtrack for Telemundo's telenovela Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about Beyoncé - B'Day at Discogs. [136] Jody Rosen, writing for Entertainment Weekly, commented that the album's songs "arrive in huge gusts of rhythm and emotion, with Beyoncé's voice rippling over clattery beats". A decade after her first #1 solo smash "Crazy In Love," Beyonce revisited the relationship with now-husband Jay-Z in the intensely erotic "Drunk In Love." [3], B'Day was a subject of various controversies. [9] Makeba Riddick, in an interview with MTV News, recounted her experience in the production: [Beyoncé] had multiple producers in Sony Studios. [215] The same day, website EST. El Zorro,[74] and was included in the deluxe edition as well, alongside Spanish re-recordings of "Listen" ("Oye"), "Irreplaceable" ("Irreemplazable") and "Beautiful Liar" ("Bello Embustero"). And even with an entirely bonkers line like "I can do for you what Martin did for the people," "Upgrade U" is the most potent track on the album, a low-slung Cameron Wallace production where Beyoncé wears and buys the pants while making her proposition sound more like empowerment than emasculation. [80] Initially, the DVD was available exclusively at Walmart,[75] but was later released to other retailers. [139] Robert Christgau from MSN Music said "on most of [the songs] she's wronged yet still in control because she's got so much money" and felt that Beyoncé "earns her props" if "opulence can signify liberation in this grotesquely materialistic time, as in hip-hop it can". [98] The single received mixed reviews from the music critics, who noticed it was different from Beyoncé's earlier works; while some commended her willingness to take risks, others were polarized about her aggressive vocals. Beyoncé's 'B'Day': Ranking Every Song, 10 Years Later To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Beyoncé's sophomore studio album (released on her actual birthday, Sept. 4, … Search Subscribe; ... “Ring the Alarm,” B’Day . [155] B'Day scored Beyoncé's highest debut-week album sales,[156] until it was surpassed by her self-titled fifth studio album (2013), which sold 617,213 digital copies in its first week. "[214] In an article published by Revolt on the same day, B'Day was called Beyoncé's "first REAL visual album", as she would later release two "visual albums" Beyoncé (2013) and Lemonade (2016), and as almost every song from B'Day had an accompanying music video, which was "something we hadn't seen before". [12] Twenty-five songs were produced for the album; ten of the tracks were selected for the standard edition track listing, and mastered in early July by Brian "Big Bass" Gardner in Los Angeles. Taken from the back cover artwork of B'Day, the image provoked response from an anti-smoking group, stating that she did not need to add the cigarette holder "to make herself appear more sophisticated". [95] "Déjà Vu" and its Freemasons club mix received three nominations at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards (2007). The B'Day Anthology Video Album, which features thirteen music videos to accompany the songs, was released alongside the deluxe edition of B'Day. [39] Musically, it's a hip hop song, with influences of pop, soul and R&B. [68] Beyoncé opened the 2006 World Music Awards on November 15, with the performance of "Déjà Vu" and "Ring the Alarm", performing "Irreplaceable" later during the show. [83] She performed "Get Me Bodied" at the BET Awards 2007 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on June 26, wearing a gold robot gear, which she wittled down to sleek lame gold pants and a matching bra top. [51] "World Wide Woman" is an uptempo R&B song on which Beyoncé calls herself "a world wide woman", a play on term world wide web. [159] It climbed to number six the following week, becoming the week's "greatest gainer". [49] "Flaws and All", the seventh track, is an R&B and trip hop song on which Beyoncé shows appreciation for the love given by her love interest, who sees through all of her flaws and loves her unconditionally. Popular Song Lyrics. The single's accompanying music video, directed by Sophie Muller, was a subject of controversy due to its sexually suggestive content. Click to listen to Beyoncé on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/BeyonceSpot?IQid=BeyDVAs featured on B'Day. A definitive ranking of Beyoncé's top 50 songs in honor of her 38th birthday. [96], "Ring the Alarm" was released as the second single from the album exclusively in the United States. "[198] According to an MTV News staff report, as of July 2006, over two thousand people had signed an online petition addressed to Beyoncé's record label Columbia Records, demanding a reshoot for the video. B'DAY (2006)", "AllMusic's Highest Rated Albums of 2006", "The 300 Best Albums of the Past 30 Years (1985-2014)", "Beyonce's 'B-Day' Makes Big Bow At No. Working with Rich Harrison, the Neptunes and Swizz Beatz, the singer has achieved the most unusual transcriptions enriched by the special audio effects and making each song a challenge for her powerful high tone vocals. The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, selling over 541,000 copies in its first week of sales and scoring the second-highest debut-week sales for Beyoncé. "[217] Billboard published "Beyoncé's Best Fashion Moments from Her Decade-Old 'B'Day Anthology Video Album'" on the same day, the list in which editor Da'Shan Smith commented on ten best outfits Beyoncé wore in the music videos, stating: "The project has delivered audiences some of the singer's most iconic looks. "[27] "Get Me Bodied", the second track on B'Day, is a moderate R&B,[28] and bounce song,[29] which displays influences of dance-pop,[30] dancehall,[27] and funk music,[31] which speaks about a female protagonist going out and dressing up suitably to leave a lasting impression and get what she's looking for. In an episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show which aired on September 5, Beyoncé performed "Déjà Vu" and "Irreplaceable". Irreplaceable – 6/10 – This is a nice midtempo track and one of the more popular songs from the B’Day album, although it is my least favourite track on the album. [52] The deluxe edition also includes "Listen", which appeared in the film Dreamgirls, in which Beyoncé starred, and its soundtrack. Two collaborations with Rich Harrison swagger and preen: "Been locked up in the house way too long/It's time to get it, 'cause once again he's out doing wrong" (the blaring/marching "Freakum Dress"); "Don't give me no lip, let mama do it all" (the spectacularly layered "Suga Mama"). The Neptunes assist on "Green Light," an ambitious, fleet-footed number that continually switches tempos and sounds, as well as "Kitty Kat," a deceptively sweet, rainbow-colored track -- where what sounds like purrs are more like claws-out dismissals -- that could've been pulled from one of the first three Kelis albums. [210] The same year, three weeks after their release,[211] the deluxe edition of B'Day and the B'Day Anthology Video Album were temporarily ceased for retail in stores. [50] "Still in Love (Kissing You)", which was later replaced by "If", is a cover of Des'ree's pop ballad "Kissing You". [171] It remained within the top ten the following week at number seven,[172] before falling to number thirteen on the chart dated May 5, 2007. She held an audition for keyboard players, bassists, guitarists, horn players, percussionists and drummers around the world. [120] The single's 1960s-influenced accompanying music video features sister Solange Knowles and former Destiny's Child bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams. [4][5] In late 2005, Beyoncé decided to postpone the recording of her second studio album because she had landed the lead role in Dreamgirls, a film adaptation of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical of the same name (1981). [91] It received mixed reviews from music critics. [7] While Beyoncé and the team brainstormed the lyrics, other collaborators such as the Neptunes, Jerkins and Swizz Beatz would simultaneously produce the tracks. These are the best Beyoncé songs ever. B'day isn't even close to that. A copyright infringement lawsuit was filed due to breach of contract of using "Still in Love (Kissing You)", a cover version of British singer Des'ree's original song "Kissing You". It was certified platinum in Europe by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) for sales of one million copies in the continent. 1 with '4, "BEYONCÉ Shatters iTunes Store Records With 828,773 Albums Sold in Just Three Days", "Beyoncé Breaks U.S. iTunes Sales Record, Sells 617,000 in Three Days", "Lady Gaga and Beyonce: Do New Singles' Soft Numbers Spell Trouble for Their Albums? [187][188] Its deluxe edition peaked at numbers eight and three on the UK Albums Chart and UK R&B Albums Chart, respectively, on April 29, 2007. 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