Fans excited about the prospect of a new Beyoncé solo album this year are going to have to wait.
When the Destiny's Child singer recorded her debut, Dangerously in Love, she just couldn't hold back her creative output and recorded 45 songs. There was so much leftover material, she planned on issuing a quick-hit second album early this year (see "Another Beyonce Solo LP Due Before Destiny's Child Reunite").
However, a spokesperson at Beyoncé's record label said on Wednesday (January 7) that she's putting aside her solo aspirations to concentrate on the next Destiny's Child album.
Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams have set the month of March aside to being recording their fifth studio album. That will give Beyoncé time to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl and revel in her 2003 accomplishments at next month's Grammy Awards (see "Jay-Z, Beyonce, Outkast, Pharrell Nab Most Grammy Nominations"). Williams, meanwhile, is currently starring in "Aida" on Broadway (see "DC's Michelle Williams Preps For 'Aida,' Plans To 'Keep It Real' On Next Solo LP").