Shortly after setting the internet on fire with her sexy GQ photos, the queen Bey has announced that not only is she planning to release her highly anticipated fifth album, she is also reuniting with Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams for a new Destiny's Child album.
Bey revealed in GQ that her upcoming solo album will feature collaborations with Justin Timberlake, The Dream, Pharrell and Timbaland, while the new DC album will be called Love Songs.
The singer tweeted, “I am so proud to announce the first original Destiny’s Child music in eight years!”
There were rumors that Kelly and Michelle will join Bey on stage during her Super Bowl half time show, but now that a new DC album is confirmed the Super Bowl is the best place in my opinion to promote the album. It might be also shady to say (but true), but Kelly and Michelle's solo careers have been lackluster at best. Maybe the new DC album is a favor from Bey, who in my opinion should have left that group in the dust like JT did with N*SYNC.
Love Songs will be in stores on January 29. Check out the album cover and highlights from the GQ interview below...
Beyonce talks about reaching her goals: “I worked so hard during my childhood to meet this goal: By the time I was 30 years old, I could do what I want. I’ve reached that. I feel very fortunate to be in that position. But I’ve sacrificed a lot of things, and I’ve worked harder than probably anyone I know, at least in the music industry. So I just have to remind myself that I deserve it.”
Beyonce Talks the Super Bowl: “One of the reasons I connect to the Super Bowl is that I approach my shows like an athlete. You know how they sit down and watch whoever they’re going to play and study themselves? That’s how I treat this. I watch my performances, and I wish I could just enjoy them, but I see the light that was late. I see, ‘Oh God, that hair did not work.’ Or ‘I should never do that again.’ I try to perfect myself. I want to grow, and I’m always eager for new information.”
Beyonce talks fifth album collaborators: “I’ve been working with Pharrell and Timbaland and Justin Timberlake and Dream. We all started in the ’90s, when R&B was the most important genre, and we all kind of want that back: the feeling that music gave us.”
Beyonce talks upcoming album’s influences: “Mostly R&B. I always have my Prince and rock/soul influences. There’s a bit of D’Angelo, some ’60s doo-wop. And Aretha and Diana Ross.”
Beyonce talks her dominance in pop culture: “I now know that, yes, I am powerful. I’m more powerful than my mind can even digest and understand.”