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2 weeks, 8 videos: Beyonce's ‘B’Day’ on DVD

“I always wanted to do a video album,” Beyonce said in a recent interview, noting that her fans “can watch it whenever they want and not have to go to YouTube.”
/ Source: The Associated Press

Beyonce may be one of the hardest-working women in show business. She cranked out eight videos in two weeks for her new DVD, “B’Day Anthology Video Album.”

“I always wanted to do a video album,” Beyonce said in a recent interview, noting that her fans “can watch it whenever they want and not have to go to YouTube.”

The 25-year-old singer said she was able to pull it off because everyone was well-rehearsed and prepared.

“I knew all the choreography before I started filming the videos. I knew what every hairstyle was going to be before I did it. I knew what every look (was going to be); as far as the makeup and the wardrobe, we already had the fittings,” she said.

“B’Day Anthology Video Album,” released Tuesday, features songs from her Grammy-winning “B’Day” album. The DVD coincides with the release of a deluxe edition of the disc, with seven tracks in Spanish.

Beyonce, who rides a giant black cat in one glammed-up video for the song “Kitty Kat,” said she got a kick out of reinventing her look.

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“I didn’t want them to look the same,” she said. “Some are in black and white. Some are Super 8. Some are very bright, vivid colors. Some are, you know, they look a little retro.”

“I wore my hair black in some. I wore ’80s makeup in one of the videos. Sixties mod makeup. It was so exciting ’cause I love fashion, I love dressing up, so definitely it was like playing different characters.”

She added: “I can’t believe I did it. But I had a lot of help and a lot of support.”

Beyonce’s world tour, set to open Tuesday in Tokyo, will run through September, Music World-Columbia Records announced Wednesday. North American stops include New Orleans, Dallas, New York, Washington, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas and Los Angeles.