With the music world still in shock following Beyonce‘s surprise album release, attention is slowly turning to what singles the diva will roll-out from the self-titled set.
Billed as a cohesive body of work, it’s clear the singer is keen to re-affirm that she sells albums. However, if new reports prove true, she also understands the essence of having a radio presence too.
Details after the jump…
Billboard report that sources close to the project have confirmed that TWO songs from the LP will be serviced as radio singles next week.
It’s presently unknown which tracks, although That Grape Juice would love to see the likes of ‘XO’ or ‘Pretty Hurts’ as the Mainstream pick/s and ‘Mine (ft. Drake)’ or ‘Drunk In Love’ for Urban. (Editor note: ‘Drunk’ is so good, it could/should be serviced to all formats. She and Jay did that).
Also, in other ‘Beyonce’ news, fans eager to pick up a physical copy of the album will be elated to learn that they’ll be able to do just that before Christmas, with a tentative release date of December 21st pencilled in.
The star’s label Columbia Records have confirmed that the LP was deliberately released digitally to avoid the leaks that plagued the launch of prior projects. It appears the staggered release will help ensure that those sales remain consistent over the Holidays. Smart!
What an exciting time for music!