She’s set to perform on one of the world’s biggest stages when she will no doubt put on the greatest show on earth during the 2013 Super Bowl.
And as if that wasn’t enough it was also confirmed that Beyoncé has been chosen to sing the National Anthem at President Obama’s Inauguration.But adding a hat-trick to what is set to be a big year for the 31-year-old she announced on Thursday that Destiny’s Child will be releasing new music at the end of January.Making the shock revelation on her website the singer wrote: ‘I am so proud to announce the first original Destiny’s Child music in eight years! – Beyoncé’.
The album which is entitled, Love Songs is set to hit store on Tuesday January 29, just four days before her halftime performance at the Super Bowl XLVII.Love Songs will be a compilation record which features only one new track called Nuclear, which was co-written by Michelle Williams and produced by The Neptunes’ Pharrell Williams.Smouldering on the simple monochrome cover of the album, Beyoncé and her band mates Kelly Rowland, 31, and Williams, 32, stuns as they each wear a wide brimmed hat.
All opting for smokey eyes, the Grammy Award-winning trio look like their ready to reclaim their spot at the top of the charts as they sternly gaze into the camera lens.Taking the spot on the centre of the album artwork, Miss Rowland shows off her toned back in a laced up top as she turns away from the photographer as Williams and Knowles look head on.
Destiny’s Child announced their first hiatus in late 2000 before regrouping in 2004 when they released their last studio album Destiny Fulfilled before dismembering again in 2006 to focus on their individual projects.The Beyoncé clearly has no plans to slow down this year as she is rumoured to be being out her fifth solo album in February.The-Dream and Ne-Yo have already been named as collaborators for her next studio offering.
As the cover star of GQ’s February issue, the mother-of-one told the magazine she has finally fulfilled her life-long ambition to become a symbol of success and empowerment for ladies across the globe, but still finds it difficult to comprehend how much influence she has.She mused: ‘When I was writing the Destiny’s Child songs, it was a big thing to be that young and taking control. And the label at the time didn’t know that we were going to be that successful, so they gave us all control. And I got used to it. It is my goal in life to be that example.
‘I now know that, yes, I am powerful. I’m more powerful than my mind can even digest and understand.’The superstar sacrificed her childhood to make it in the music industry after forming the original Destiny’s Child line-up aged just eight, and believes she is now perfectly entitled to sit back and enjoy her success.She said: ‘I worked so hard during my childhood to meet this goal: by the time I was 30 years old, I could do what I want. I’ve reached that. I feel very fortunate to be in that position. But I’ve sacrificed a lot of things, and I’ve worked harder than probably anyone I know in the music industry. So I just have to remind myself that I deserve it.’
Beyonce also says having her first child, daughter Blue Ivy, with her husband Jay-Z last January gave her a new purpose in life.She explained: ‘I love my job, but it’s more than that; I need it. Because before I gave birth, it was the only time in my life, all throughout my life, that I was lost.’ – DailyMail