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Beyoncé (stylized as BEYONCÉ) is the self-titled fifth studio album by American singer-songwriter Beyoncé, released on December 13, 2013 by Parkwood Entertainment and Columbia Records. Described by Beyonce as a “visual album”, the record consists of fourteen tracks, each having an accompanying music video. Musically, the album explores electro-R&B and pop elements, combining minimalist production, loose song structure and emotive vocals. Beyoncé revisits her common theme of self-empowerment, but takes on much darker themes previously unexplored in her music, such as postnatal depression, insecurities of womanhood and frank, often explicit, discussion of sex.