We let you know that Beyoncé‘s new album was one of our most anticipated releases of the year in our “16 Albums To Sweat in 2016,” but that was before we officially knew it was coming out as early as this spring, and guess what? It is… Well, maybe, it could be, we heard…
According to a new report from industry resource, HITS Daily Double, the superstar’s highly-anticipated album, her final project for Sony Music, is due to arrive in April. The follow-up to 2013’s Beyoncé is led by the Mike WiLL Made-It-produced single “Formation.”
HITS also reports that Beyoncé is close to inking a new worldwide, multi-album deal with Sony Music, where she has released all her solo albums since her 2003 debut Dangerously in Love.
“I’ve heard the new album. It’s beyond awesome, it’s great,” Bey’s longtime stylist Ty Hunter told Andy Cohen on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” earlier this month.
The April release date would coincide with the launch of her “Formation World Tour,” which begins April 27 at Marlins Field in Miami.
Fresh off her headline-making Super Bowl performance, Bey is selling out venues across the globe including two New York shows and two London shows. Nearly one million tickets have been sold for the 39-date tour, which has already taken in over $100 million in ticket sales. Tickets are still available here.
Additionally, HITS claims that Queen Bey still has plans to release her long-rumored joint project with Jay Z before the year is out.