Beyoncé isn’t going to let anyone steal her thunder.
With Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus all behind much-hyped fall releases, Bey is planning to step up and knock them all out of the spotlight with new top-secret music she recorded a few weeks ago.
Beyoncé decided to wait until early December so her single will come out right after Gaga, Katy and Miley release their albums. It’s all because she wants everyone to know exactly who the queen is, a source tells Confidenti@l.
Bey had planned to put out a big song in early 2013, but kept pushing it back when she realized she wasn’t going to have any real competition on the charts. Then she got wind of the jam-packed fall release calendar and dreamed up her pop-world power move.
“Many in the music industry have gotten intel that Beyoncé will put out a single in the fourth quarter, some time from late November to early December,” our insider says. “It’s an official single and it’s timed perfectly to push out all the others. It will be out before the end of the year.”
Our source adds that Ole Music Publishing in Nashville is working its magic and will hand the “massive” song over to Columbia Records — Bey’s label. Pepsi bankrolled the whole project.
Another source tells us that Beyoncé has gone to great lengths to hide what she’s been up to in the studio. That’s been very tough, given her status. She played the music only minimally while filming the song’s video, directed by celeb photographer Terry Richardson in Coney Island in August.
Insiders tell us the track and video will land on Dec. 3.
Controversial US-based Australian rapper Iggy Azalea has pulled out of three Sydney shows in which she was to support Beyonce on her Mrs Carter Show world tour. That follows Azalea cancelling her own headline shows earlier this month, claiming she'd never agreed to them.
The tour promoter, International Entertainment Group cited an “unforeseen international scheduling conflict” for Azalea's latest cancellations, at Allphones Arena on October 31 and November 1 and 2. Her place will be taken by 2009 Australian Idol winner Stan Walker.
Azalea will however still open for Beyonce at 11 other Australian concerts, including four in Melbourne (October 22, 23, 25 and 26 at Rod Laver Arena), two in Brisbane (October 28 and 29 at the Entertainment Centre), two in Adelaide (November 5 and 6) and two at Perth Arena (November 8 and 9). She will appear at just one Sydney show on November 3 at Allphones Arena.
Beyonce will play all shows as originally announced.
Last month IEG announced Azalea would play her own headline gigs in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney, but the rapper contradicted that schedule on her Twitter at the start of October, saying: “Please don't buy any tickets unless they are to Beyonce.” Followed by, “if I add any shows, I'll be the first to let you know,” and finally, "I'm not doing any sideshows". IEG later cancelled the headline gigs.
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lolllll Iggy's management is like two steps above Sky's - they're just lucky she's got her head in the game. And for the Bey skeptics - sis has been photographed in NYC, Oakland, London, Miami and Paris making music videos. I hope for Britney's sake that Bey's single doesn't come out exactly on the 3rd. :)