March 27th 2008 saw a Beyonce number named ‘Beautiful Nightmare’ surface online and “break the internet” as anticipation for her third studio album ‘I Am…Sasha Fierce’ intensified.
Months later would see the cut’s official version emerge under the name ‘Sweet Dreams’ and appear on the first half of the aforementioned double-disk album.
Today, fans of the song and singer will learn that the song took no more than fifteen minutes to record.
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The bop’s builder Rico Love revealed that the singer’s courteous nature is the real reason it was recorded. Indeed, he shares that Beyonce braved one of the worst storms in Miami’s history to reach them as she did not want to renege on her promise to meet him at his studio.
Beyonce shows up, in full Beyonce mode – hair done, makeup, shades, high heels — she’s like, ‘I’m so sorry guys! I cannot stay because Jay Z has a concert, but I didn’t want to not come, because I know you guys have been waiting all day.’ She was super sweet. And I said, ‘I wrote this song for you, would you like to listen to it at least?’
The singer loved the song so much that she recorded it in fifteen minutes, thanked Love and made her back into the storm to catch her husband’s show.
The song has sold over 2 million units in the U.S. since its release and followed the release of her last #1 single in the market, ‘Single Ladies.’