July 25, 2013 15:30

New Beyoncé album delayed as she reportedly 'scraps over 50 songs'

Fans will have to wait for follow up to 2011 album '4'

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Beyonce has reportedly scrapped around 50 songs for her next album, setting the project back months.

The Hollywood Reporter claims that Beyoncé has received songs from writers such as Ryan Tedder, The-Dream, Sia, Diane Warren and Ne-Yo but that she has decided to "scrap them all and start over". The source close to the singer backs up comments made by Ne-Yo and producer Diplo in recent weeks, both of whom seemed to suggest that Beyoncé is far from ready to release the follow up to her 2011 album '4' and that a planned autumn release may not happen.

Speaking earlier this month, Diplo, who worked with Beyoncé on her hit single 'Run The World (Girls)', revealed that he was approached to work on the new album by the former Destiny's Child singer but that he believes the ideas he contributed were part of a batch of songs which have subsequently been scrapped. "I just did two songs for her new album, well, I tried. I think she scrapped the record. The record was supposed to be done and they have been hitting me up for brand new ideas."

Meanwhile, Ne-Yo claimed that Beyoncé is still "trying to figure out" what she wants from the album back in June.

Elsewhere this week Beyoncé soldiered through a concert at Montreal's Bell Centre – part of her Mrs Carter world tour – after her hair became entangled in the blades of a fan. The accident happened while Beyoncé was performing her track 'Halo' – but she continued her encore regardless while security guards attempted to free her.


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