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Why did Beyonce secretly drop a new iTunes-only album?

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Beyonce performs in concert in Sao Paulo, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010. Beyonce is on her first Brazilian tour and will perform in Florianopolis, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Salvador. Nelson Antoine

Beyonce released a new, self-titled album at midnight eastern time last night, only available on iTunes. This particular song is called "Blow," and the singer certainly blew everyone away, because no one knew the album was coming. The move is generating a lot of buzz among her fans.

RELATED: Surprise! Beyonce drops new self-titled album with 17 music videos

Here to explain is Gerrick Kennedy, writer for the LA Times' music blog, Pop and Hiss.



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