Beyoncé's first solo album, released after almost a decade of work with Destiny's Child when she was still only 22, was (not surprisingly) immediately a huge hit.
Beyoncé has never done anything that could be described as a "flop," but her second solo album didn't exactly take off the way she probably hoped. Jay-Z's un-interesting rap on this album takes a little bit away from the Queen B, but it's still fun to hear them together.
This version of the album includes a couple of extra tracks since the original release.
The last really good album put out by Beyoncé's original trio.