August 5, 2012 12:45

Beyonce begins work on new album

Singer is believed to be in the studio with Jay-Z producer Hit-Boy and Kanye West

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Beyonce has reportedly begun working on a new album, the follow-up to 2011's '4'.

According to The Sun, the singer is currently holed up in a New York studio with Jay-Z's producer Hit-Boy and Kanye West recording tracks for her fifth studio album, the first since the birth of her daughter Blue Ivy earlier this year.

Security is said to be tight around the studio as the 'Countdown' singer has left nothing to chance with the potential for her new material to be leaked early, and has even booked out the whole studio complex to prevent such an occurrence.

A source told the newspaper: "She's spent thousands hiring out the whole studios. She's got security on the doors to ensure no one hears a whisper. She's being strict with proceedings too, putting in 14-hour days and declaring nobody leaves until it's perfect."

While she may be hard at work on her new album, Beyonce has donated 'I Was Here', from last year's '4', for World Humanitarian Day (August 19). The singer will film a video for the track at the United Nations General Assembly Hall in front of a live audience on August 11.

In a video message in support of World Humanitarian Day, which you can see at the bottom of this page, Beyonce said: "Do one thing for another human being. Not one thing is too small. Make your mark and say 'I was here'."

Meanwhile, Beyonce is reportedly in talks to release a documentary about her life with concert and interview footage, according to the LA Times. The film is likely to cover all noteworthy events in the singer's life including her rise to fame with Destiny's Child, her successful solo career, her marriage to Jay-Z and the birth of Blue Ivy Carter this year.


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