Beyoncé made an appearance on MTV‘s TRL this week to give further information on her new album, I Am …, which is set for a November release. Beyoncé clarified that her new album would be a 17-song double disc — the disc comprised of ballads will be called I Am … Beyoncé and the other disc comprised of dance tracks will be called I Am … Sasha — which would explain why B released two music videos simultaneously … one for a Beyoncé ballad track and the other for a Sasha dance track:
Beyonce fans will see a new side of the R&B star with the release of her new studio album on November 18. The singer’s latest will be a double-disc set, according to Entertainment Weekly. But fans could be getting more than just Beyonce on the 17-track release. While the ballad-oriented first disc will be reportedly titled “I Am… Beyonce,” the dancefloor-ready second disc is reportedly rumored to be titled “I Am… Sasha,” after the singer’s on-stage alter ego. And a new Web site, WhoIsSashaFierce.com, is asking fans to call in if they think they know Sasha’s identity for the chance to win a $500 grand prize and a personal message from Sasha – whoever she may be. Beyonce isn’t the first to face off against herself on an album – T.I. tried a similar tactic on 2007’s “T.I. Vs. T.I.P.” Her new CD, the follow-up to 2006’s “B’Day,” will also be offered as a single-disc version priced $4 or $5 less than the double disc, according to Entertainment Weekly. The star recorded over 70 tracks for the album, telling fans on her MySpace page, “I have taken the time so I can create my sound. I have poured my heart and soul into it. It is my baby.” She will also reportedly be releasing a video disc in February with clips for every song along with a Spanish-language version of the album – not to mention a 110-date world tour that’s set to launch in April.
Brills! Beyoncé really knows how to capitalize and I know I, for one, am looking forward to this new bunch of songs. While I have a very hard time believing Beyoncé‘s claim that she really recorded “60 to 70″ songs for her new album, I am starting to believe that she prolly did record a large number of tracks … resulting in this double disc idea. Offering a cheaper single-disc option is also quite brilliant. After the jump, check out the tracklisting for the double-disc album I Am … and see a few photos from Beyoncé‘s appearance on TRL earlier this week …
I Am … Beyoncé:
If I Were a Boy
Smash Into You
That’s Why You’re Beautiful
I Am … Sasha:
Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)
Scared of Lonely
Why Don’t You Love Me
Man … I can tell just by the titles that the songs on the Sasha disc are gonna be slammers. I may give Beyoncé interminable grief for her split-personality nonsense but I am deffo more of a dance diva Sasha fan than a ballad crooning Beyoncé fan.
Here are a few pics of Beyoncé at TRL this week:
It should also be noted that Beyoncé revealed that she will be among the performers on the TRL Finale Show that is scheduled to air in November … which will, most likely, time perfectly with the release of her double album. Brills. Beyoncé is just brills. Sooo … are y’all excited for a double disc? Which of the two do you think you’re gonna prefer?