The first single from Beyonce’s upcoming album, 4—the Major Lazer-sampled “Girls (Run The World)“— had a mediocre run on the music charts compared to her I Am…Sasha Fierce hits, like “Single Ladies.” Now, according to Page Six, execs at Columbia are worried that the album will be a flop. So worried, that they are reportedly working on a Destiny’s Child reunion and comeback album to generate some revenue. Sounds like an unlikely story.
A source told Page Six that that execs at Columbia are “very nervous about Beyonce’s new record” because it “doesn’t have the hit songs that her fans are used to” and “they asked her to make changes, but she said no.”
Sure, change in the form of off-the-wall samples don’t always appeal to mainstream, but things get a little ridiculous when the source goes on to add that “Beyonce’s career has stalled a bit” and “Columbia seems to think they can get some mileage out of a comeback record with all of the other girls.” Let’s rewind for a minute. When did Beyonce’s career stall? Was it when she covered the July issues of W magazine, L’Uomo Vogue, and kicked off her new tour in France? Or was it in May when she gave show stopping performances at the Billboard Music Awards and at Oprah’s Farewell performance. Or in April, when she starred in Michelle Obama’s anti-obesity childhood campaign? You get the point.
Even sillier is the thought of a Destiny’s Child reunion/comeback album timed while Beyonce is already on tour, is 6 days away from officially releasing her album, and Kelly Rowland is hitting the peak of her solo career. We’re calling bullshit on this one.