Beyonce Knowles surprised everyone last December when she dropped a fully fledged album out of nowhere. The release itself would have gone down in pop music history on its own — but the album, titled simply Beyonce, that accompanied it was what many critics called her best effort yet. Even though it didn’t yield a single quite as huge as “Crazy In Love” or “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It),” fellow artists are still fawning over Beyonce’s brave move to drop a new album with no promotion, not to mention plotting how they can do the same.
But according to a setlist floating around Twitter, Beyonce might have been too busy to bask in the glory of her fourth album’s success. A track list for Beyonce Vol. 2 has fans excited that she might just do it again in a few weeks — on November 14 to be exact. The rumored new album would feature collaborations with Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, and Justin Timberlake.
What if this is real pic.twitter.com/cPjHixH8vo
— no. (@simonefiasco) November 1, 2014
Fans are predictably ecstatic about the fact that Bey-mas might come early this year. A new album less than a year after her last, even if it does come with a Vol. 2 attached to it, just might mean Beyonce wasn’t done upheaving the music industry with her surprise release last year.
However, even the thirstiest of Beyoncé fans are pretty skeptical about a new album getting dropped so soon after new material came out. Beyonce, after all, is in pretty firm control of her image. She no doubt knows the first rule of show business — always leave them wanting more.
Beyonce drops like a thief in the night. I refuse to believe leaked album info when MFs who worked on the last album didn’t know it existed.
— Evil Craig (@CraigSJ) November 1, 2014
Other Beyonce loyalists were not impressed with the tracklist release even if it does turn out to mean a new album is on the way.
Seeing an internal document about a Beyonce album floating around. Lame that trusted people leak that stuff. Ruins the surprise for fans.
— Karlie Hustle (@THEkarliehustle) November 1, 2014
Do you think we’re going to see a new Beyonce album this month?
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