In 2011, three years after the release of ‘I Am..’, Beyonce delivered ‘4′- her first predominately R&B piece since 2003’s ‘Dangerously In Love‘.
Laced with Summer soaked medleys, stripped back ballads and Afro centric power jams, the project’s campaign was essentially cut short to make way for the star’s first child, Blue Ivy. This, despite marking the happiest time in Knowles’ life, also left many questions unanswered:
Would the album’s era continue well into 2012?
Would Blue’s arrival put B’s career on hiatus?
However, much to the relief of her fans, Knowles confirmed her return to the stage this month, readying a three day concert at New Jersey’s Revel Resorts in May.
As was to be expected, with this announcement came reports that a ‘re-boot’ of ‘4’ was also on its way- with the promise of singles that would soar to heights their predecessors didn’t. Indeed, despite reaching #1, the album is yet to spawn a Billboard #1 Hot 100 single- meaning 2008’s ‘Single Ladies’ was single by Mrs. C to sit atop the coveted tally.
A fact, much of her ‘Beyhive’ resents.
So, with Rihanna turning up the heat on a singles front and GaGa reportedly releasing her fourth studio LP this year, we ask:
What should Beyonce do next?
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