The ‘Beyonce’ Credits: Justin Timberlake, Pharrell & The Mystery Known As Boots

Dec 13th, 2013 // 1 Comment
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Beyonce assembled an army of R&B experts and pop luminaries on her self-titled fifth album. She reunited with producers who had a hand in some previous favorites (The-DreamFrank Ocean, Ryan Tedder), linked up with new blood (Hit-Boy, Chairlift‘s Caroline Polachek) and brought on producers whose names you may not know but whose work you definitely know (Key Wane, frequent Ke$ha collaborator Ammo). Oh, and there’s also some really new blood care of a Blue Ivy feature.

The primary players include Pharrell, the Midas touch trifecta of Justin Timberlake, J-Roc and Timbaland (as with 20/20 Part 2, they left no clunky sex metaphor unturned) and a pop mysterion known as Boots (#whoisboots). Sia, Drake, Noah “40″ Shebib and Miguel also notched credits on the mega-release. As for the videos, everyone from Terry Richardson to frigging Lil Internet to Bey herself had directing duties.

That’s a whole lot of people, and we don’t know what kind of threats were hovering over them to prevent details from leaking out, but it worked and now we have Beyonce. So below, find the full credits broken down in an easier-to-read song-by-song list.

1. PRETTY HURTS WRITTEN BY JOSHUA COLEMAN . SIA FURLER . BEYONCÉ KNOWLES . PRODUCED BY AMMO FOR PRESCRIPTION SONGS . BEYONCÉ KNOWLES . DIRECTED BY MELINA MATSOUKAS . FEATURING HARVEY KEITEL .

2. GHOST/HAUNTED EXPLICIT . WRITTEN BY BOOTS . BEYONCÉ KNOWLES . PRODUCED BY BOOTS . BEYONCÉ KNOWLES . DIRECTED BY PIERRE DEBUSSCHERE (GHOST) . DIRECTED BY JONAS ÅKERLUND (HAUNTED) .

3. DRUNK IN LOVE (FEATURING JAY Z) EXPLICIT . WRITTEN BY BEYONCÉ KNOWLES . NOEL FISHER . SHAWN CARTER . ANDRE ERIC PROCTOR . RASOOL DIAZ . BRIAN SOKO . T.MOSLEY . J.HARMON . PRODUCED BY DETAIL . BEYONCÉ KNOWLES . DIRECTED BY HYPE WILLIAMS .

4. BLOW . WRITTEN BY PHARRELL WILLIAMS . BEYONCÉ KNOWLES . JAMES FAUNTLEROY . T.MOSLEY . J.HARMON . JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE . PRODUCED BY PHARRELL WILLIAMS . BEYONCÉ KNOWLES . CO-PRODUCED BY TIMBALAND FOR TIMBALAND PRODUCTIONS, INC. JEROME HARMON FOR BRONZE AND BRAINZ/TIMBALAND PRODUCTIONS . DIRECTED BY HYPE WILLIAMS .

5. ANGEL . WRITTEN BY CAROLINE POLACHEK . BEYONCÉ KNOWLES . JAMES FAUNTLEROY . PRODUCED BY CAROLINE POLACHEK . BEYONCÉ KNOWLES . DIRECTED BY @LILINTERNET .

6. YONCÉ/PARTITION EXPLICIT . WRITTEN BY BEYONCÉ KNOWLES . TERIUS NASH . JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE . T.MOSLEY . J.HARMON . DWANE WEIR P/K/A KEY WANE . PRODUCED BY TIMBALAND FOR TIMBALAND PRODUCTIONS, INC. . JEROME HARMON FOR BRONZE AND BRAINZ/TIMBALAND PRODUCTIONS . JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE . BEYONCÉ KNOWLES . KEY WANE . DIRECTED BY RICKY SAIZ (YONCÉ) . DIRECTED BY JAKE NAVA (PARTITION) .

7. JEALOUS WRITTEN BY NOEL FISHER . BEYONCÉ KNOWLES . ANDRE ERIC PROCTOR . RASOOL DIAZ . BRIAN SOKO . BOOTS . PRODUCED BY DETAIL . BEYONCÉ KNOWLES . DIRECTED BY BEYONCÉ, FRANCESCO CARROZZINI . TODD TOURSO .

8. ROCKET EXPLICIT . WRITTEN BY MIGUEL JONTEL PIMENTO . BEYONCÉ KNOWLES . JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE . T.MOSLEY . J.HARMON . PRODUCED BY TIMBALAND FOR TIMBALAND PRODUCTIONS , INC. . BEYONCÉ KNOWLES . CO-PRODUCED BY JEROME HARMON FOR BRONZE AND BRAINZ PRODUCTIONS/TIMBALAND PRODUCTIONS . DIRECTED BY BEYONCÉ, ED BURKE . BILL KIRSTEIN .

9. MINE (FEATURING DRAKE) EXPLICIT . WRITTEN BY NOAH SHEBIB . AUBREY DRAKE GRAHAM . BEYONCÉ KNOWLES . JORDAN KENNETH COOKE ULLMAN . SIDNEY “OMEN” BROWN . PRODUCED BY NOAH “40” SHEBIB FOR EVDON MUSIC, INC. . DIRECTED BY PIERRE DEBUSSCHERE .

10. XO . WRITTEN BY RYAN TEDDER . TERIUS NASH . BEYONCÉ KNOWLES . PRODUCED BY RYAN TEDDER . TERIUS NASH . BEYONCÉ KNOWLES . ADDITIONAL PRODUCTION BY HIT BOY FOR HIT-BOY MUSIC/VERY GOOD BEATS INC. . DIRECTED BY TERRY RICHARDSON .

11. ***FLAWLESS EXPLICIT . WRITTEN BY BEYONCÉ KNOWLES . TERIUS NASH . CHAUNCEY HOLLIS . REY REEL . PRODUCED BY HIT-BOY FOR HIT-BOY MUSIC/VERY GOOD BEATS INC. . BEYONCÉ KNOWLES . CO-PRODUCED BY REY REEL . “WE SHOULD ALL BE FEMINISTS” COURTESY OF CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE . STAR SEARCH COURTESY OF CBS TELEVISION . THE ED MCMAHON ESTATE . DIRECTED BY JAKE NAVA .

12. SUPERPOWER . WRITTEN BY PHARRELL WILLIAMS . FRANK OCEAN . BEYONCÉ KNOWLES . PRODUCED BY PHARRELL WILLIAMS . FEATURING FRANK OCEAN COURTESY OF ISLAND DEF JAM MUSIC GROUP . DIRECTED BY JONAS ÅKERLUND .

13. HEAVEN . WRITTEN BY . BOOTS . BEYONCÉ KNOWLES . PRODUCED BY BOOTS . BEYONCÉ KNOWLES . DIRECTED BY BEYONCÉ . TODD TOURSO .

14. BLUE . WRITTEN BY BOOTS BEYONCÉ KNOWLES . PRODUCED BY BOOTS . BEYONCÉ KNOWLES . DIRECTED BY BEYONCÉ . ED BURKE . BILL KIRSTEIN .

15. GROWN WOMAN . WRITTEN BY T.MOSLEY . KELLY SHEEHAN . BEYONCÉ KNOWLES . TERIUS NASH . C. GODBEY . J.HARMON . D.PEARSON . GARLAND MOSLEY . PRODUCED BY TIMBALAND FOR TIMBALAND PRODUCTIONS . CO-PRODUCED BY JEROME HARMON FOR BRONZE AND BRAINZ/TIMBALAND PRODUCTIONS . DP FOR ELECTRIQCITY MUSIC . DIRECTED BY JAKE NAVA

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    Updated credits on wikipedia, RapGenius taken directly from her website:

    Producer credits:

    Pretty Hurts:

    Written by Joshua Coleman, Sia Furler, Beyoncé Knowles / Produced by Ammo for Prescription Songs and Beyoncé Knowles / Vocals produced by Beyoncé Knowles /

    Ghost/Haunted:

    Written by BOOTS and Beyoncé Knowles / Produced by BOOTS and Beyoncé Knowles / Vocals produced by Beyoncé Knowles / All instruments by BOOTS / Additional drum programming by Hit-Boy for Hit-Boy Music/Very Good Beats Inc. / Background vocals performed by BOOTS / Additional background vocals by Kwane Wyatt /

    Drunk In Love:

    Written by Noel Fisher, Beyoncé Knowles, Shawn Carter, Andre Eric Proctor, Rasool Diaz, Brian Soko, T.Mosley, J.Harmon / Produced by Noah “Detail” Fisher and Beyoncé Knowles / Additional production by Timbaland for Timbaland Productions, Inc., Jerome Harmon for Bronze and Brainz/Timbaland Productions, BOOTS, and Andre Proctor / Vocals produced by Beyoncé Knowles / All instruments by BOOTS / Additional background vocals by BOOTS /

    Blow:

    Written by Pharrell Williams, Beyoncé Knowles, James Fauntleroy, T.Mosley, J.Harmon, Justin Timberlake / Produced by Pharrell Williams and Beyoncé Knowles / Co-produced by Timbaland for Timbaland Productions, Inc. and Jerome Harmon for Bronze and Brainz/Timbaland Productions / Vocals produced by Beyoncé Knowles / Background vocals by Pharrell Williams and Timbaland / Horns by Katty Rodriguez, Adison Evans and Crystal Torres and arranged by Derek Dixie /

    Angel:

    Written by Caroline Polachek, Beyoncé Knowles, James Fauntleroy / Produced by Caroline Polachek and Beyoncé Knowles / Vocals produced by Beyoncé Knowles / Additional production by BOOTS / Synths and drum programming by Caroline Polachek /

    Yonce/Partition:

    Written by Terius Nash, Beyoncé Knowles, Justin Timberlake, T.Mosley, J.Harmon, Dwane Weir p/k/a Key Wayne, Mike Dean / Produced by Timbaland for Timbaland Productions, Inc. and Jerome Harmon for Bronze and Brainz/Timbaland Productions, Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé Knowles, and Key Wane / Vocals produced by Beyoncé Knowles / Additional production by Mike Dean #MWA for Dean’s List Productions and BOOTS / Background vocals by Justin Timberlake and The-Dream / Additional synth sounds by Niles Hollowell-Dhar of The Cataracs and Derek Dixie / Spoken words recording by Hajiba Fahmy

    Jealous:

    Written by Noel Fisher, Beyoncé Knowles, Andre Eric Proctor, Rasool Diaz, Brian Soko, BOOTS / Produced by Noah “Detail” Fisher and Beyoncé Knowles / Vocals produced by Beyoncé Knowles / Additional production by BOOTS, Hit-Boy for Hit-Boy Music/Very Good Beats Inc., and Andre Proctor / Background vocals by BOOTS / Instruments played by BOOTS /

    Rocket:

    Written by Miguel Jontel Pimentel, Beyoncé Knowles, Justin Timberlake, T.Mosley, J.Harmon / Produced by Timbaland for Timbaland Productions, Inc. and Beyoncé Knowles / Co-produced by Jerome Harmon for Bronze and Brainz productions/Timbaland Productions / Vocals produced by Beyoncé Knowles / Background vocals by Justin Timberlake / Guitar by Mike Scott / Bass by Dwayne Wright /

    Mine:

    Written by Noah Shebib, Aubrey Drake Graham, Beyoncé Knowles, Jordan Kenneth Cooke Ullman, Sidney “Omen” Brown, Dwane Weir p/k/a Key Wane / Produced by Noah “40” Shebib for Evdon Music, Inc. / Additional production by Majid Jordan and Sidney “Omen” Brown / Vocals produced by Beyoncé Knowles / Additional drum programming by Omen / Intro keys and intro programming by Key Wane /

    XO:

    Written by Ryan Tedder, Terius Nash, Beyoncé Knowles / Produced by Ryan Tedder, Terius “The-Dream” Nash for RadioKillanation.com since 1977, and Beyoncé Knowles / Additional production by Hit-Boy for Hit-Boy Music/Very Good Beats Inc./ Vocals produced by Beyoncé Knowles / All instruments and programming by Ryan Tedder / Additional piano by The-Dream / Background vocals by Ryan Tedder and The-Dream /

    Flawless:

    Written by Terius Nash, Beyoncé Knowles, Chauncey Hollis, Rey Reel / Produced by Hit-Boy for Hit-Boy Music/Very Good Beats Inc. and Beyoncé Knowles / Co-produced by Rey Reel Music / Vocals produced by Beyoncé Knowles / Additional production by BOOTS / Additional arranging by BOOTS / “We Should All Be Feminists” written and spoken by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie /

    Superpower:

    Written by Pharrell Williams, Frank Ocean, Beyoncé Knowles / Produced by Pharrell Williams / Vocals produced by Beyoncé Knowles / Additional production by BOOTS / Background vocals by Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams, Stefan Skarbek and BOOTS / Violins arranged and performed by Margot /

    Heaven:

    Written by BOOTS and Beyoncé Knowles / Produced by BOOTS and Beyoncé Knowles / Vocals produced by Beyoncé Knowles / All instruments by BOOTS “The Lord’s Prayer” recited by Melissa Vargas /

    Blue:

    Written by BOOTS and Beyoncé Knowles / Produced by BOOTS and Beyoncé Knowles / Vocals produced by Beyoncé Knowles / Piano, drums, guitar, keyboards played by BOOTS / Live drums played by Steven Wolf / Violins arranged and performed by Margot / Additional vocals by B.I.C. /

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