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Beyonce New Album 2013 Release Date and Tracklist: Features Ne-Yo and Sia

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First Posted: Sep 02, 2013 09:12 AM EDT
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Beyonce Knowles still figuring out direction of new album. (Photo : flickrphotouser2009)

Beyonce's new album reportedly features hot artist collaborations with Ne-Yo, Sia, Ryan Tedder, The-Dream, and Greg Kurstin, among others. Other details of the album remain a great mystery to fans however, as the 31-year-old "Irreplaceable" singer is currently working on her follow-up album. The "Sasha Fierce" diva has been recording a rich material of tracks in a Hamptons Studio in New York.

In July, it was reported that Beyonce scrapped 50 new songs for the 2013 album, forcing writers and other artists to go back to the drawing board. In June, Ne-yo was quoted saying Knowles continues to figure out the direction of her 2013 album.

Knowles' album is so wildly expected that fans sometimes even believe faked leaks. In March, a list of tracks attributed to her 2013 album surfaced online that revealed Beyonce was supposedly collaborating with her husband Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake and even with her fashion icon of a sister, Solange Knowles. The fake tracklist was leaked online appearing as a photo of a hand-written document. Days after its leakage, Knowles' representatives confirmed that the tracklist was a huge fake.

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Beyonce is no stranger to online leaks. Tracks on her 2011 album "4" were leaked online by a Swedish man 16 days before the official launching of the album. Sony Music has since sued the man, who used The Pirate Bay, a torrent website, as the platform for downloading the tracks. A 47-year-old Gothenburg resident, the man is connected to the music industry and had been sued by Sony Music for as much as $233,000. Despite the leak, however, Beyonce's "4" sold a total of 310,000 copies in the first week of release, and landed in the Billboard Hot 200 Albums chart.

Beyonce is currently on world tour, with her mega-hit "Mrs. Carter Show."

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