Target and Amazon are refusing to stock Beyoncé's stealth, new self-titled album after the album was being sold exclusively on iTunes for one week, raking in over $9 million.
Wal-mart was glad to take on Beyoncé's sloppy seconds and was rewarded two weeks later, when the songstress made a surprise stop inside Wal-mart's Tewksbury, Massachusetts location. Imagine how surreal it must have been to hear Beyoncé make this announcement over the intercom:
"Everyone in the store right now, the first $50 of your holiday gifts are on me. Merry, merry Christmas from Beyoncé."
Today reports 750 shoppers were in the store, which seems a little steep for a suburban Walmart, but who are we to question numbers. This generous publicity stunt (to the tune of $37,500) erased almost all of the egotistical assumptions we have about the Carter family.
If 14 songs and 17 music videos weren't enough Beyoncé for you, you should consider purchasing some of this amazing Beyoncé fan art we found on etsy:
Beyoncé looks great with Princess Diana hair. 'Lady B' illustration by Kaesthetics on etsy (above).
See also: Dave Grohl Fan Art You Really Must Own
Pucker up with this 'Girls Love Beyoncé' print by AzaleaPatricia.
This print is part of 'Slaughterhouse Starlets', a series of popular celebrities depicted in the realm of horror and slasher films by thePisforPenis on etsy. We won't go into what kinds of issues fans of this print might have...
Duck face, crossed eyes and Terry Richardson's glasses, oh my! Silly face Beyoncé drawing by MunchkinArt.
This handmade Floral Beyonce Ouija Backpack by noslowjams looks straight out of Urban Outfitters!
If you're going to canonize a living person, it might as well be Beyoncé. 'Our Lady Beyoncé' print by FemmeGod.
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Only Beyoncé can pull off blue eye shadow. We can't believe that this is a drawing by SimpleElegantDesigns, and not a painting.