Beyonce's Surprise Album: 20 Tweets From Mind-Blown Musicians

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Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Diplo & Bey's baby sis Solange all expressed their shock after the release of "Beyonce."

Beyonce's fifth album release took everyone by surprise, including the unsuspecting Twittersphere at large. When "Beyonce" arrived fully formed at iTunes minutes before midnight on Thursday (Dec. 12), fans were bestowed 14 new songs and corresponding videos for each of them, in a guerilla-style album release unlike any other from such a high-profile artist. According to data provided by Twitter, Beyonce's unexpected album release generated over 1.2 million Tweets in 12 hours, and in less than 24 hours, mentions of the singing superstar spiked by 500,000-plus tweets.

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The Beyhive was certainly buzzing in the wee hours of Friday morning, and Beyonce's fellow musical stars were hardly shy about getting in on the action. Check out the best tweets from musical artists reacting to the release of "Beyonce":