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Beyonce's secret album surpasses 'Sharknado' in social media buzz

Beyonce surprise album release gets 300 times more tweets than record-setting "Sharknado."

By DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com
Beyonce's album release broke Twitter volume records. UPI/Dennis Van Tine
Beyonce's album release broke Twitter volume records. UPI/Dennis Van Tine | License Photo

Dec. 15 (UPI) -- The surprise drop of Beyonce's new album last week garnered more Twitter posts than the record-setting Syfy film "Sharknado."

Fans of the singer posted more than 1.2 million tweets in 12 hours about the album, "Beyonce," with a tweets per minute rate of 5,300 at its height, the New York Daily News reported. That's more than 300 times the cult film "Sharknado" had during its peak.

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And it wasn't just fans who had a lot to say about Mrs. Carter on Twitter. Her colleagues took to Twitter to express their surprise over the album, which was not advertised ahead of its release.

"X-Factor" judge and singer Demi Lovato tweeted several times about the album, which she said she was listening to on repeat.

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[New York Daily News]

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