While new music from Beyoncé will definitely be coming by way of the four-disc Beyoncé Platinum Edition Box Set, Parkwood Entertainment has decided to directly address rumors regarding the release of Beyoncé—Self Titled—Volume Two, which was supposed to contain 10 new songs. As you may recall, rumors about the Volume Two release began circulating after an image of a purported release confirmation began circulating on social media. Parkwood Entertainment’s general manager Anne Callahan-Longo; however, says that it was completely bogus.
“It’s completely made up,” she told Billboard. “After all the hubbub this weekend, we kind of said, ‘Well, let’s just put it out and say what it is.’ It’s funny, I got a bunch of calls over the weekend and I would say, ‘It’s exciting to know people are excited.’ Even if they’re reporting it wrong, and that people would take their time to go and create a fake one-sheet — right down to using a Columbia logo on it. I would love to know who did it. They clearly knew what a line sheet used to look like – they don’t look like that anymore.”
Although rumors have got to be one of the more frustrating aspects of working on the industry, Anne seemed pretty amused by the lengths that the fan went to in order to create this very realistic looking line sheet. The person went as far as to do ASCAP research. “Cherry” and “Donk,” two of the songs included on the phony list, are actually registered to Bey on the ASCAP website. The other 8 songs; however, came directly from the person’s imagination.
”You could never have imagined their creativity. So seeing some of those [song] names, that was so fun and exciting.”
So yeah, it will be a while before we get a full album from Bey, but we’re still here for this box set.
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