Despite rumors to the contrary, Beyonce's sophomore solo effort, "B'Day," is still scheduled for release on Sept. 5 via Music World/Columbia/Sony Urban, according to the singer's father and manager Ma
Despite rumors to the contrary, Beyonce's sophomore solo effort, "B'Day," is still scheduled for release on Sept. 5 via Music World/Columbia/Sony Urban, according to the singer's father and manager Mathew Knowles.
Knowles dispelled speculation of a conflict between Beyonce and Rihanna, as well as reports that she released her single, "Deja Vu," to compete with former Destiny's Child bandmate LeToya's self-titled solo debut.
"It is apparent that there is a consistent plan by some to create chaos around Beyonce's 'B'Day album release," Knowles stated. "What will be next? Beyonce cuts off all her hair? Dyed it green? Maybe she's singing the songs in reverse with some hidden subliminal message! Unfortunately what it shows is that anyone can go on the Internet and create rumors and the media in some cases will pick up these stories and run with them which influence the consumer's perception."
Knowles further stated that promotional plans for "B'Day" will commence as scheduled. Second single "Ring the Alarm" impacted radio earlier this month. "Our plan is to have three singles on the charts together," he says. "Rather than concern ourselves with purely chart positioning we are focusing on the combined audiences who are listening and are aware of the singles on the album."
"This is about female empowerment," Beyonce told Billboard of the new album in June. "This album is different, it's conceptual, and I do things with my voice that I haven't done before."