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The-Dream: New Beyonce Music Coming 'Before the Super Bowl'

Singer is nearing completion of fifth album, collaborator says

December 4, 2012 3:25 PM ET
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Beyonce
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Beyoncé will "definitely" be ready with new music before she takes the stage at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans for her Super Bowl halftime show on February 3rd, frequent collaborator The-Dream tells Billboard.

When asked whether she had new songs on the way, The-Dream responded: "Definitely. She's got her stuff going. She took the summer to start recording, and now she's in a place where she's ready to start gearing up to reveal her plan."

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The-Dream (real name Terius Nash) also noted that he's "involved in every part of the process" for Beyoncé's upcoming fifth album, after co-writing five songs on her last album, 4

"She's already gearing up to get ready to put stuff out," The-Dream said. "I'm sure there will probably be a couple records you hear before the Super Bowl gets here." 

Next year is shaping up to be a busy one for Beyoncé. Along with the Super Bowl show, and the growing possibility of a new record, on February 16th HBO will premiere a new documentary, directed by Beyoncé, that explores her performing, recording and, of course, parenting duties. You can get a first look at the footage from the upcoming documentary with this teaser that opens with Beyonce asking: "I always battle with how much do I reveal about myself."

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