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.
“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.