If you couldn't tell by our decked-out MTV.com home page, today's the day: Beyoncé's "Countdown" video premieres tonight at 7:56 p.m. ET on MTV.com! Since we've just about worn out our mouse by clicking "Play" over and over again on the video's preview, we decided it was wiser to make better use of our time -- by COUNTING DOWN TO "COUNTDOWN." We're so smart!
We put our bedazzled research hats on and gathered 10 numerical facts about Beyoncé, her career and "Countdown," and we're sharing them with you. Take a look through some of our "Countdown" facts below, and set your alarms for 7:56 p.m. (AKA Beyonce o'clock.) Until then, say it with me: "3... 2... 1..."
10 –- After "Halo" hit No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100, Beyonce achieved more top 10s than any other female artist of the 2000s.
9 -- Number of songwriters credit on "Countdown."
8 -- Times Beyoncé says "boo" in "Countdown." -- UPDATE: Rob Markman clears that up in his Rapfix article about confusing "Countdown" lyrics!! We too heard "boo coupe," so that actually makes it 10!!
7 –- Age at which Beyoncé got her first press mention in (the Houston Chronicle).
6 -– Beyoncé collected 6 Grammys in 2010, including song of the year for "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)," making her the most decorated woman in one night in the 52-year history of the show.
+ Check out more of our countdown to Beyoncé's "Countdown" after the jump, and watch the premiere tonight at 7:56 p.m. ET on MTV and MTV.com!
4 -- Number of Beyoncé's studio albums and the title of her most recent album. Ob.Vi.Ous.Ly.
2 -- Number of Beyoncé videos directed by Adria Petty: "Countdown" and "Sweet Dreams."
1 -- Position Beyoncé's "4" album debuted on the Billboard 200.
+ Catch the premiere of Beyoncé's "Countdown" video tonight at 7:56 p.m ET on MTV and MTV.com!