Beyonce Adopts 'Fierce' Alter-Ego
Beyonce's third solo album will be titled "I Am ... Sasha Fierce," revealing an alter-ego persona which the artist says allows her to "take more risks." The double-disc set is due Nov. 18 via Music WoBeyonce's third solo album will be titled "I Am ... Sasha Fierce," revealing an alter-ego persona which the artist says allows her to "take more risks." The double-disc set is due Nov. 18 via Music World/Columbia.
"Beyonce was adamant -- and she has complete creative control -- about dividing her songs," her father, Music World CEO Mathew Knowles, says. "She felt she couldn't mix the songs together. She's in a much different space now than she was one year ago. She's married and in a really good place and this album reflects that."
The first CD, "I Am..." is filled with mainstream-aimed tracks from pop songwriters like Amanda Ghost (James Blunt's "You're Beautiful") and E. Kidd Bogart (Rihanna's "S.O.S."). The second offers Beyonce's tried-and-true R&B with a fresh electronic tinge, crafted by producers like Bangladesh (Lil' Wayne's "A Milli"), Jim Jonsin (T.I.'s "Whatever You Like") and Tricky Stewart (Rihanna's "Umbrella").
Beyonce says a double album will "reveal a side of me that people only who know me see."
"I Am ... Sasha Fierce" is executive produced by Beyonce the singer co-wrote each song except "If I Were a Boy," which was penned by Toby Gad and BC Jean. A deluxe edition also due Nov. 18 includes five additional songs.
Here is the track listing for "I Am ... Sasha Fierce":
"If I Were A Boy"
"Broken Hearted Girl"
"Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)"