Beyonce Swaps R&B For Dance On New Album

Published: Thursday 1st Nov 2007 by Sam
R&B superstar Beyonce is to reportedly set swap her urban sound for a more dance-oriented feel on her next studio album. According to Female First, members of the singer’s team have approached dance duo The Freemasons – who remixed her recent hits ‘Deja Vu’ and ‘Beautiful Liar’ – to help Knowles achieve a more ‘international sound’ on the CD – which is slated for a summer 2008 release. The change in musical direction is being largely being attributed to the poor performance of Knowles’ sophomore album ‘B’Day’ – in comparison to her debut. {Source}
With the news last month that Timbaland had been enlisted to produce the majority of the album, this new info is hardly surprising. I feel the whole switching up of her sound as being much needed. Here’s hoping she doesn’t stray too far from her current sound, as, for all it’s shortcomings, ‘B’ Day’ had a few solid tracks i.e. ‘Get Me Bodied’ and ‘Upgrade U’.

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  1. Quick’s November 1, 2007

    …honestly, i thought that B changed her style somewhat for B’Day. It was more energetic than Dangerously in Love, and the music was something different. The album also is like triple platinum…so i thought i did pretty well considering the fact that records sales continue to slump.

  2. Anonymous November 1, 2007

    It went triple platinum because of European sales, and re-releasing her album and to that she released a spanish version of the same album let not forget that.as far as the R&B sound nahh i thought she was more popish than any thing.Her man thing is global dominance she did say she wanted to be DIANA ROSS! And she well on her way

  3. Anonymous November 1, 2007

    it went triple platinum in the US. it was already double platinum then when she re-released it went to triple but neways i hope she does NOT stray to far away from r&b and itd be stupid not to have ne slow jams on the album cus irreplaceable was her most successful song off b’day!

  4. Anonymous November 1, 2007

    it’s funny because B’DAY was promoted sooo much and it didn’t even sold as much as “distiny fulfiled”
    i hope her new stuff is hot cause im getting tired of beyonce
    hey wait michelle williams is bringing her album out during the same period this must be good 🙂

  5. Anonymous November 1, 2007

    ^^^ What sales r u looking at? Bday has sold almost 7 mill worldwide and that’s a huge success considering that most arists can’t get to 1 mill nowadays.

    Beyonce always brings it she’s one artist I never worry about. Love u Bey!

  6. Anonymous November 1, 2007

    Be, go home, you have no soul…just account 😉 Sick of you.

  7. Glitterati von Kunst November 1, 2007

    B’Day’s sales were really unimpressive considering the HUUUGE promotion and expenses it had. They went as far as making a video for almost every song and releasing single after single recluting even Shakira for the promotion. Nope, coming for her steellar selling debut B’day was a huge FLOP. Too much money and promotion involver for 2.7 mill albums. Justin Timberlake, being wayyy worst seller than her is near the 4 mill mark. They will always sell the successful satr image but inside they know it was a FLOP and all the strategies of dadd Knowles didn’t work. Anyways B is a well known star and a product well promoted so she is taking the JLO route wich is less and less music and more and more branding

  8. Anonymous November 1, 2007

    what ever she does is fine with me!

  9. Anonymous November 1, 2007

    i agree destiny fulfilled sold more than bday
    and they over expossed bday album to much thats why people get tired of her but im not tired of my gurl beyonce i just want her to take a brake thats all :O

  10. clevon November 2, 2007

    hahah WHERE ARE YOU GUYS GETTING your numbers from…

    EUROPE is international HAHAHAH the 3 mil is DOMESTIC (U.S.) international its OVER 7 mil..so IT WAS NOT A FLOP…PLUS the concerts SOLD OUT at many places ….not bad at ALL…and how was it ALOT of PROMO when her record company didnt even know she made a album lol remember she did it without their consent…PROMO came MORE for the rerelease and concert….but bday was already doub plat DOMESTIC and close to 4 mil INTERNATIONAL..

  11. Anonymous November 2, 2007

    You guys, she’s jus tryin’ 2 put the rest of her albums out that she owes the label so she can jump off and create the super label with Jay-Z. I can’t wait. It might not even matter if her next album is a flop or not, she’s gonna get paid when she makes a label with Jay-Z.

  12. Anonymous November 2, 2007

    no bday was promoted all over the place and you know it also any awards that would come out she would have performed!!! :O
    don’t get mad at the people that get tired of her cause that’s what everyone should expect :/
    all i got to say it was promoted all over maybe out of this world LMFAO XD

  13. Anonymous November 2, 2007

    I’ve lost all interest in her. She is only big in shallow America, nobody cares about her in the UK.

  14. Anonymous November 2, 2007

    YES BDAY HAS GONE DOUBLE PLATNUIM IN DA U.K SO HOW DO PPL NOT CARE BOUT HER HER ALBUM SOLD DA SAME AS IT DID WIV DANGEROUSLY IN DA U.K SHE STILL SOLD MILLIONS WHICH IS VERI GOOD CONSIDERIN DOWNLAODS!

    ND HER ALBUM ONLI SPENT A SMALL FRACTION CUZ SHE PAID FOR DA RECORDIN TYM HERSELF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    GO BEYONCE UR ALBUM GUNNA BE FYA SHOW DES DUMB SHAVIN HEAD ND FIVE HEAD BICTHES HOW ITS MEANT TO BE DONE LUV U . X

  15. Anonymous November 2, 2007

    I don’t know where ya’ll get your numbers from, but B’DAY only sold 5.6 million albums all together WORLDWIDE.

    Check this site
    http://www.worldwidealbums.net

    And whoever said Justin is a poor seller, his last album “Justified” sold the same amount as “Dangerously in Love”.

    Beyonce needs to go on a vacation before she pulls a Mariah and goes crazy.

  16. Jay3091 November 3, 2007

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!CAN U PLEASE DO R&B PLEASE!!!! THAT’S WHY I MISS DC4!!!! WELL LeToya…Whacha got? LOL!

  17. Anonymous November 4, 2007

    Beyonce is insecure and intimidated after a arrogant period which think that her crown is eternal. But Rihanna impose her style, her beautiful and her s*** appeal. She win the place of Beyonce and the diva a little crazy. BDay have been a success with help Shakira but Beyonce has been victim of monster triumph of Umbrella. BDay has been a “distiny fulfield”. And Jay-Z don`t can to be so absence with the protection of other singers!!! Beyonce have a new threat, the new CD of Michelle Williams. Let´s go to see. I wait more of the diva.

  18. KidKlassic91 November 4, 2007

    WOW. Her B’Day Album was hot to me. Most of her songs were hit. She damn near turn the album into a DVD, well she DID turn it into a DVD. All her hot songs were videos.

    She changing it to dance is a very good idea because if you notice, Rihanna is becoming more popular with her recent album because she had mostly dance tracks. If you can have a song you can play on the radio and then play in the club,she can make a lot more money, Which i’m sure she’s aiming for.

    Timbo won’t disappoint. Good luck B

  19. Anonymous November 5, 2007

    First of all this information is false from the beginning to the end. First of all BDay was a success not only in the US but internationally. bDay was over promoted because she was also staarring in the most anticipated movies of the year, “Dreamgirls” So the promotions of the movie and cd were combined together to make it seem like she was all over the place. Now secondly, her new album will focus more on a R&B side with a international tracks.

  20. say what? November 5, 2007

    3:17 u sound retarded b/c I couldn’t even understand what the hell you wrote. Get off your mama computer.

    FYI Riyawnna’s album was a FLOP Bday sold wayyyyy more than it. People put Riyawnna in the same category as Cassie. No Talent. Don’t even mention her in the same sentence as Bey b/c Bey is better and sells more. Riyawnna who?

    Michelle? Aren’t they band mates? GTFOH It’s no competition b/n them.

    No matter what Bey puts out it will sell b/c she’s Beyonce. She always brings that fire!

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