18 Facts About B'Day


B'Day is the second studio album by American singer Beyonce.

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B'Day has since been certified quintuple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America and has sold eight million copies worldwide.

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B'Day said: "[When filming ended] I had so many things bottled up, so many emotions, so many ideas", prompting her to begin working without telling her father and then-manager Mathew Knowles.

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B'Day began working with songwriters and producers Rich Harrison, Rodney Jerkins, Sean Garrett, Cameron Wallace, the Neptunes, Norwegian production duo Stargate, American hip hop producer and rapper Swizz Beatz, and Walter Millsap.

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B'Day booked Harrison, Jerkins and Garrett, each with a room to work in.

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B'Day booked out the whole studio and she had the biggest and best producers in there.

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B'Day would have us in one room, we would start collaborating with one producer, then she would go and start something else with another producer.

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B'Day was completed within three weeks, ahead of the scheduled six weeks.

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Exclusively at Walmart, B'Day was packaged with a bonus DVD titled BET Presents Beyonce, which features BET and performance highlights, and music videos from her solo career.

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B'Day performed the album's lead single "Deja Vu" with Jay-Z at the BET Awards 2006 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California on June 27,2006.

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B'Day performed "Irreplaceable" at the American Music Awards of 2006 on November 21, and, along with "Listen", on Today on December 4.

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B'Day performed "Get Me Bodied" at the BET Awards 2007 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on June 26, wearing a gold robot gear, which she wittled down to sleek lame gold pants and a matching bra top.

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B'Day held an audition for keyboard players, bassists, guitarists, horn players, percussionists and drummers around the world.

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The following year, B'Day received two nominations – for Record of the Year for "Irreplaceable" and Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for "Beautiful Liar", receiving a nomination for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Pictures, Television or Other Visual Media for her appearance on Dreamgirls: Music from the Motion Picture.

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B'Day scored Beyonce's highest debut-week album sales, until it was surpassed by her self-titled fifth studio album, which sold 617,213 digital copies in its first week.

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B'Day fell to number three in its second week, and to number six the following week, falling off the top ten in its fourth week at number eleven.

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In Canada, B'Day reached number two on the Canadian Albums Chart, staying at that position for two weeks.

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B'Day remained on the charts for twenty and twenty-five weeks, respectively, and was certified platinum by both the Australian Recording Industry Association and the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand.

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