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Beyonce New Album 2013 - Release Date and Tracklist: 'Wrecking Ball' Originally Written for Queen Bey

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First Posted: Sep 19, 2013 09:39 AM EDT
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Beyonce Knowles (Photo : Nat Ch Villa via Wikimedia Commons)

Beyonce is set to release a new album in 2013, and "Wrecking Ball," which had garnered 19.3 million views on Vevo in its first day online, could have belonged to Queen Bey, according to Gigwise.

After piecing some clues together, fans of the "Sasha Fierce" diva reportedly discovered that "Wrecking Ball" was originally intended for Beyonce, but the diva scrapped it from the list of her hotly anticipated 2013 album.  

Speculations allegedly arose when fans recalled that in December 2012, songwriter Sacha Skarbek tweeted that the "Single Ladies" singer had rejected a song he had written, and the track has been picked up for recording by Miley Cyrus, as reported by Gigwise. Skarbek wrote on Twitter, "Beyonce song now becoming a Miley Cyrus song?!! Good/bad? I don't know??!!!!" When a fan asked some more questions about the particular song, Skarbek answered back, "Ask Dr Luke."

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Now, "Wrecking Ball" is written both by Skarbek and Dr Luke, so that the logical conclusion is, indeed, that it is the song Skarbek was tweeting about in 2012. The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers lists both songwriters in the credits, so there's no escaping the obvious possibility.

Some fans of Queen Bey, however, agree with the diva's decision that the song is simply not a good fit with the "Halo" singer.  Onepopz writer Emma observed that, "Maybe it was best that Miley Cyrus took it. We just couldn't really imagine seeing Beyonce swinging naked on a wrecking ball, it's just not her thing," as published in Onepopz.

Cyrus released her "Wrecking Ball" video Sept. 9, and the seemingly troubled "Hannah Montana" star performed the song in a series of raunchy poses, including romancing a sledgehammer and sitting naked atop a wrecking ball. (If you lived under a rock and haven't watched the video yet, take a look here).  Cyrus' video broke the record for most-viewed video on Vevo, which was previously held by One Direction for their single "Best Song Ever. "

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