Or so said the chairman of Columbia Records, when asked about his 2014: “Obviously, at some point, Beyoncé will put a record out.” That is actually not very obvious, after a year of waiting for an official single. And the “at some point” is not exactly reassuring (unless they’re planning a surprise release?). But anyway, Columbia says Bey will release an album next year. Plan accordingly.
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 03: Entertainer Beyonce performs on stage during “The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour” at the Staples Center on December 3, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/PW/WireImage for Parkwood Entertainment) Photo: Larry Busacca/PW/Getty