Beyoncé's new album is coming along just as scheduled, says a representative for the singer, directly challenging a report from The Hollywood Reporter saying the singer's album is still facing delays.
Speaking to The Huffington Post, the rep said that the "Grown Woman" singer is recording music in the studio while she completes her Mrs. Carter Show world tour. The rep added that a press roll out will come with an official release date, along with any announcement of a delay if that occurs after the initial release date is set.
There has been must speculation about the 31-year-old singer's upcoming album. Though she has released several new songs as well as recently teased a video for the new track "Bow Down," there has still been no announcement of an official single or an album release date.
In the THR report, several anonymous sources claimed that Beyoncé's album was several months behind schedule and that Columbia Records had hoped to release the project in the spring.
The star is said to have listened to more than 50 songs for the project, but a source told the site that she decided to scrap all of them and seek new material. This aligns with comments made by both Ne-Yo and producer Diplo who were both previously said to be working on the new album.
In June, Ne-Yo said that the star was "still trying to figure out" things for the album. And just this month, Diplo told the Sun that his submissions for the album had been scrapped and he would hopefully be working on a couple new songs for the project..
A Norwegian journalist presented one of the more solid release date possibilities after asking the singer directly during a meet-and-greet following a show in Oslo. She says Beyoncé told her the new album is coming in November.
But until the realease of an official announcement, questions about the missing album will simply have to continue.
Beyoncé's last album was 2011's "4." The album was her lowest performing project, only selling a total of around 1.4 million copies.
Watch her newly released teaser for the "Bow Down" video below:
Treye Green is a reporter for The International Business Times and a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Green has shot, edited and...