Beyonce Says She Was "Terrified" to Release Her Album

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Jay-Z's wife gets candid about how scared she was to self release her latest album and why she decided to do it that way
She may be the Queen, but even Beyonce gets scared sometimes!

The "XO" singer, who recently broke records when she self-released her chart-topping visual album, opened up during a special appearance at the School of Visual Arts in NYC, admitting she was "terrified" about the nontraditional way she debuted her fifth album.

"I was terrified," the 32-year-old told the audience. "I was so scared and I already envisioned the worst things that could happen like, 'People are gonna hate it' and 'Why didn't I say anything?' It's just things we all go through. I was just really nervous because this was a huge risk."

Clearly, the risk paid off big time since Bey made history as the first woman to have five consecutive albums debut at number 1 on the Billboard charts and have the fastest-selling album on iTunes ever.

"I've never done anything so brave in my life and the amount of personal growth from this project is unlike anything I've ever done," she said. "I just hope that I continue to move forward and challenge myself, and I think now that I've become a mother, I just want my legacy to inspire people."

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