NEW YORK — Rumors loom that Beyonce’s label fears her new album “4” will face underwhelming record sales, and are suggesting the superstar reunites with her Destiny Child’s bandmates to boost momentum.
According to the NY Post, Columbia Records executives are expecting the worst, as they have grown concerned with the lack of hit songs her fans are used to. Beyonce was allegedly asked to return to the studio to re-record new tracks for the album, but refused.
The Post reports that execs have been having “quiet discussions” to reunite Destiny’s Child, the world’s top-selling female group, and have them in the studio as early as October to record a new album entitled “Family Reunion.”
Beyonce’s first single “Run The World (Girls)” failed to reach chart-topping status, and even worse, her album recently leaked before its release date on June 28.
Sources, however, suggests that former Destiny’s Child member, Kelly Rowland, may not be so eager to return to the group just yet, as her solo-career has met significant success. Her single “Motivation” reached #1 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop chart, and she recently booked a judging gig on the UK’s Ex-Factor talent competition.
A Columbia rep for Beyonce has denied all allegations.
From <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/12/22/sandra-bland-family-non-indictment/" target="_blank"><strong>Sandra Bland</strong></a> to the shootings in <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/06/20/why-is-south-carolina-using-a-judge-in-the-charleston-church-massacre-who-has-used-the-n-word-before/" target="_blank">Charleston, South Carolina</a>, African Americans were sadly reminded that being <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/12/13/police-brutality-2015/" target="_blank">Black in America</a> is much harder than it ought to be. And yet in the same breath, 2015 was a year of Black joy during which our culture dominated not only in our lives, but in the mainstream consciousness. From <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/07/16/lee-daniels-and-taraji-p-henson-emmy-empire/" target="_blank">Cookie Lyons</a> to the <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/10/17/ebony-editor-comments-cosby-cover/" target="_blank">Cosby <em>Ebony </em>cover</a>, our brilliance helped to push the conversation, affirm our greatness, make history and most important, make us laugh.
So to celebrate that greatness, we put together this list of the most defining Black pop culture moments of 2015. And don’t worry: <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/12/08/rachel-dolezal-interview/" target="_blank">Rachel Dolezal </a>is nowhere to be seen.