News: Beyonce Reigns "Fierce" Atop Competition, "They Really Can't Get In Her Lane Now"

Friday, Sep 3, 2010 5:35PM

Written by Rosario Harper

R&B singer Beyonce is reportedly hard at work on a new follow-up to 2008's I Am...Sasha Fierce album and paving her own lane atop the competition.

According to hitmaker Ne-Yo, Jay-Z's wife is making progress on the LP.

"It's coming along nicely. I can't speak too much on it, but it's another direction for her, and she's carving out her own niche," he told Access Atlanta. "In a minute nobody will be in Beyoncé's lane. They really can't get in her lane now, but they really can't get in her lane after this album." Mrs. Carter may be enjoying life at home with Jay-Z, but she appears eager to return to the lab. Jim Jonsin hinted that he might be getting back in the booth with B after sending her some music to listen to. "She may be recording, she may not," the "Sweet Dreams" producer told Rap-Up TV in May. (Rap-Up)

Last February, Beyonce opened up about wanting to break away from music for a while.

"I'm ready to take some time off," she said in an interview with television host Tyra Banks. "I actually leave today and go to Brazil (which I've never been there). I'm going there to work which I am finishing my last leg of my tour. I'm filming a video with Alicia Keys there. I'm so excited to work with women. I'm a girl's girl so to show that women that are successful can support each other and have a good time, I'm just so happy to bring that message across with [Lady] Gaga and Alicia Keys." (Necole Bitchie)

In January, she said a six-month break from music was a preliminary goal.

"It's definitely time to take a break, to recharge my batteries," Beyonce, 28, said in an interview. "I'd like to take about six months and not go into the studio. I need to just live life, to be inspired by things again...I've always worked hard, but I feel like I worked harder this past year than I have since I was just starting out. I just had all these great opportunities." (USA Today)

Beyonce's I Am...Sasha Fierce has earned the singer multiple Grammy awards and sold millions of copies since being released in fall 2008.

To date, total worldwide sales are well over six million units, and the digital tracks from the album in the U.S. have sold more than 12.3 million of units. The album garnered eight nominations at the 52nd Grammy Awards, and eventually won five Grammys, including three for one of the album's two lead singles. I Am... Sasha Fierce was promoted with live performances around the world including X Factor in the UK and the final episode of TRL in addition to the global, I Am... Tour. (Wikipedia)

No further details have been revealed as of now.

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