Oh Beyonce. She just won’t let them lessors be great.
Again, proving that pregnancy is little more than a few months of being heavier than usual, the megastar is already putting the wheels in motion for her 5th studio album. This according to hitmaker The-Dream, who she has reportedly enlisted for the project – the follow-up to this year’s ‘4’.
Full story after the jump…
Speaking to AOL’s Boombox, Dream (real name Terius Nash) said of the 30 year old:
“She’s ready to work. She’s crazy! She never stops doing anything. I don’t know if [pregnancy] is going to slow her down. She’s just incredible with doing things, I don’t know how she’s going to do it, she’s just a maniac… in a good way.”
Say what we will about Mr Nash, he and King B are renown for making magic together (‘Single Ladies’, anyone?). As such, we certainly welcome his presence on her new project. A project we’re not altogether surprised is in the works. After all, Ms. Knowles’ work ethic is infallible.
Yet, in keeping it 100, the sales of ‘4’ are also likely a reason why a new album is being cooked up already. Indeed, while critically hailed and sonically cohesive, the set’s 956,000 sales to date are a far cry from the success Bey is used to. Not to mention the lack of any standout ‘hit’ single.
So, while the aforementioned will be skimmed over due this being “the album she got pregnant during”, Bey, her team, and the label, know the drill. The next project has to perform markedly better. As such, don’t be surprised if the material is altogether more radio-friendly than the stellar-yet-not-crafted-for-radio tracks ‘4’ had to offer. 15 years deep, Ms. Knowles-Carter knows the industry is a game that has to be played over and a certain way for continued success.