Biggest winners and losers of 2013: Beyonce, Jennifer Lawrence, 'Breaking Bad' and more
What went right in 2013: In a year where millions were spent to promote an effort like Lady Gaga's "Artpop," or high-end deals were struck with tech companies like with Jay Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail" or a lead single needs to hit like on Katy Perry's "Prism," Beyonce just showed up to the party with a surprise self-titled effort in the middle of December like NBD. Selling more than 600,000 copies with none of the above, she even managed to make 17 music videos in total secrecy to boot. Even better? The album was good, and she became the first female artist in history to have her first five efforts go to No. 1.
What's ahead in 2014: Mrs. Carter is picking the Mrs. Carter Tour back up in February and March and will likely add more to the spring and summer. Oh, and she'll probably get around to pushing a big single from the album.