It’s been two years since fans, critics and the music industry saw the release of a Beyonce album and everyone is waiting on pins and needles for her 5th album, which many believe has been delayed due to Beyonce’s quest for perfection and ensuring that she creates a musical moment, similar to the global phenomenon that was Adele’s, 21 release.
The anticipation for a Beyonce record is so heightened because Mrs. Carter has had so many high profile events this year, Presidential Inauguration, Pepsi deal, HBO documentary, Superbowl performance and the launch of her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. All these events came and went without an official release of new material. This left everyone baffled. Well, everyone except for Beyonce and Columbia Records because it appears that the Queen is about to bring the heat in 2014 and it will be well worth the wait.
Speaking in a new interview with HITS Daily Double, Columbia Records Chairman, Rob Stringer shared with the outlet what he’s most excited about and what to expect next year.
“At the beginning of next year we’ve got Broken Bells and Bruce Springsteen. Then we’ve got Lea Michele from Glee coming, and we’ve got Foster the People up next. Then we’ve got Pharrell and Solange, and obviously, at some point Beyonce will put a record out, and when she does it will be monumental. So we’re in really, really good shape.”
That’s a pretty bold statement and certainly puts the pressure on Beyonce to one up herself!
Can the Queen B deliver the goods?