Beyonce throws album release party, Madonna calls her ‘Queen’
Beyonce has a lot to celebrate!
The “Grown Woman” singer reveled at her self-titled album release party at Dave & Buster’s in Times Square on Thursday following her “Mrs. Carter Show” concert at Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn.
The 32-year-old diva posted several photos from the party, which included good old-fashioned arcade games, a bevy of tickets, and a cake and cupcakes replicating the album’s black and pink design. The cute desserts were provided by “Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro, who Bey was sure to give a shout out to on social media.
The singer, dressed in a black and yellow mini dress and thigh-high boots, looked ecstatic and shared at least a dozen photos from the evening on Instagram.
“Mine” collaborator Drake was also at the party and took a moment to give props to Bey and her crew for the successful release.
“I just came out tonight to let you know congratulations to each and every one of you that worked on this ..., for real,” the rapper said in a clip posted on Instagram. “And of course to the queen, the utmost congratulations.”
Bey is currently touring the world and a fellow famous someone was in the audience at her Brooklyn concert Thursday: Madonna.
The Material Girl captioned a sweet Instagram photo of Bey kissing her 7-year-old daughter, Mercy.
“Mercy James gets a big fat one from the Queen. B!” she wrote.
And in another shot, the music icon gave the buzzed-about pop star her due praise.
“Mrs. Carter crushes the BK with her bad ass show! Girls run the world! #srtforfreedom” she said.
The Destiny’s Child alum surprised the media and fans when she secretly released the album on Dec. 12. Since then, in less than a week, the iTunes exclusive, self-proclaimed “visual” album has already gone platinum, selling more than 1 million copies worldwide, according to BET.
“My message behind this album was finding the beauty in imperfection,” the singer said in a second video accompanying the album. “Growth, love, happiness, fun. Enjoy your life. It’s short. That’s the message.”
Album collaborators include her husband, Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, singers Miguel, Ryan Tedder and Frank Ocean, producers Timbaland, Pharrell Williams, the Dream, Sia and Hit Boy on the self-titled album.
Earlier this week, she released the videos for “Grown Woman,” “XO” and the Jay Z duet “Drunk in Love” online. A physical copy of the album will reportedly go on sale on Friday.
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