The single's accompanying music video features the debut performance of her all-female band Suga Mama. International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Archived from on January 4, 2008. As of July 3, 2011, B'Day has sold 385,078 copies in the United Kingdom. Archived from on October 15, 2007.
The album spent a total of seventy-four weeks on the Billboard 200. Most of the videos were accompaniments for the uptempo songs on B'Day; 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. Beyoncé portrays Deena Jones, the lead singer of the group and the wife of Taylor, and is emotionally abused by him. Most of the lyrical content of the album was inspired by Beyoncé's role in the film, with its musical style ranging from — influences and to elements such as and. Archived from on December 9, 2008. Archived from on February 2, 2007.
In the United Kingdom, B'Day debuted at numbers three and one on the and , respectively on September 11, 2006, selling 35,012 copies in its first week. 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. The booklet of the deluxe edition is highly similar to the standard edition one, also featuring some new images. Beyoncé named the band Suga Mama, after. Footage from this show was filmed and released on November 20, 2007 as a live album titled.
Archived from on October 25, 2007. Meaning my contribution and her contribution made that song what it is. Archived from on December 18, 2007. The , which features thirteen to accompany the songs, was released alongside the deluxe edition of B'Day. In every frame she appears in, Beyoncé oozes a radiant confidence, wearing stunning outfits and costumes to match. Not intended for the album's inclusion, Des'ree's deal also stipulated that the title of the song was not to be altered, and a music video was not to be made. Internationally, B'Day was met with similar success.
Archived from on May 22, 2011. Beyoncé then embarked on her second solo , titled , in 2007; a live album titled was released featuring footage from the tour. Beyoncé's cut off all her hair? The shooting of the videos was completed in two weeks; they were directed by , , , Cliff Watts, , , and Beyoncé herself. B'Day was completed within three weeks, ahead of the originally scheduled six weeks. Archived from on January 27, 2014.
It became the eleventh best-selling album in the United States of 2007. As of September 2013, B'Day has sold eight million copies worldwide. Humans and alligators are not natural bedfellows, and the two should not mix at events such as photo shoots. Archived from on December 24, 2011. Beyoncé recorded three songs a day, finishing recording within two weeks in April 2006. Archived from on September 16, 2006. Seven months after the release of the standard edition, an expanded double-disc deluxe edition of the album was released in the United States on April 3, 2007.
Demos and unreleased songs are allowed so long as the links go to reputable sites, such as YouTube or SoundCloud. Archived from on October 3, 2012. Once I realized how the song comes across if sung by a guy, that's when I decided to give it away. Archived from on May 21, 2014. It was rumored that Jay-Z had always been faithful to Beyoncé until he met Rihanna, whose popularity grew considerably during that year and that she tempted Jay-Z to be in a romantic relationship with her while he was still with Beyoncé.
Archived from on March 7, 2016. Some songs have and styles, inspired through record. The single's accompanying , directed by , was a subject of controversy due to its sexually suggestive content. Archived from on May 25, 2009. Archived from on May 27, 2012. Archived from on December 23, 2007. A news article published by reported that a particular scene in the video is suggestive of.
We would bounce around to the different rooms and work with the different producers. Archived from on October 15, 2007. Archived from on September 25, 2012. She booked Harrison, Jerkins and Garrett, each with a room to work in. Archived from on May 12, 2008.
I wrote the lyrics, I wrote all the lyrics. Archived from on September 5, 2007. As well as singing songs from B'Day, Beyoncé also performed songs from Dangerously in Love and gave a of Destiny's Child songs. She booked out the whole studio and she had the biggest and best producers in there. The album was originally planned as a follow-up to Beyoncé's 2003 solo debut to be released in 2004; however, it was delayed to accommodate the recording of 's final album 2004 and the singer's starring role in the 2006 film. It received mixed to positive reviews from.