Beyonce album rumors swirl as Mary J. Blige prepares 'My Life II'
April 5th, 2011
05:21 PM ET

Beyonce album rumors swirl as Mary J. Blige prepares 'My Life II'

Mary J. Blige is going back to her beginnings – the R&B songstress is releasing a follow-up to her album “My Life,” according to Billboard.

Blige announced on Monday that “My Life II, The Journey Continues” will arrive on September 20, and will feature production from the likes of Kanye West, Swizz Beatz and Stargate.

“My Life,” which was released in 1994, included the single “Be Happy,” and went on to sell 2.8 million copies and nab a Grammy nod for best R&B album.

“It's a gift to be able to relate and identify with my fans at all times,” Blige said. “This album is a reflection of the times and lives of people all around me." The album’s first single, “Someone to Love Me,” also features Diddy and Lil Wayne.

Less concrete are the details surrounding Beyonce’s next project, with reports suggesting that her fourth solo album will arrive in late June.

According to the U.K.’s Guardian, head of Sony Music Australia Denis Handlin listened to six tracks from the record while handling business in NYC, and Handlin relayed to Australia’s The Daily Telegraph that Beyonce's taking her music to a new level.

"It was just amazing," Handlin reportedly said. "She came in and played us six tracks from the album. She wants to do a big tour off the back of this record, which will include Australia. These songs, the best description I can give is groundbreaking; she's gone to another level."

One thing’s for sure: Beyonce’s father, Matthew Knowles, won’t be managing her. The superstar parted ways with her dad on a business level last month.

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  1. Dr. White

    ogga bogga!

    April 6, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Dr. White

    It is now being reported that Rufus Leroy Washington, a known gay crack smoker and pedophilia fan, is currently blogging from the closet of the motel where his mother turns tricks for the white man(Leroy likes to watch his mom work from the closet). Leroy's mother does this because she is a stanky, classless ho.
    Stay tuned for updates to this story....

    April 6, 2011 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Rufus Leroy Washinngton

    FURTHER UPDATE ON KNEE GROID. The Department of Homey Securty is triangulating your position as we speak. Soon there will only exist a smoking crater where your trailer near the swamp used to be. Now you'll have to move in with your mama at the town dump.

    April 6, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Knee Groid


    April 6, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Knee Groid


    April 6, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  6. B lo me

    @ byron dont hate b/c your wife/sister is ugly as sin get out the backwoods of kentucky live and learn racist coward

    April 6, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Tif

    Beyonce is very talent, but geezzz she wears me out at times. Sometimes I think she is over exposed and I just want her to sit her ass down somewhere. Mary, I love Mary. She can do no wrong in my eyes. What’s up MJB?!?!

    April 6, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  8. B lo me

    Hey racist dumba** nobody picks cotton get your thumb out your a** shut your mouth and learn something

    April 6, 2011 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  9. marian

    Et need to phone home for common up ,grow up and leave the racist comments where they belong in the garbage. You need to go outside make some friends. Get a job than a girlfriend and you will not have time to make hateful remarks.leave your parents basement and enjoy your life!

    April 6, 2011 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  10. B lo me

    @white girl so u like 2 steal blackmen i got a job 4 u can u steal me away but be careful i've been known 2 bang p**sy dry so try if this long pole wont scare u. @xena i believe more goofy white people like u eat more watermelon than blacks. @all u racist cowards do not sit and type something your coward a** wont say or attach your name to

    April 6, 2011 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  11. Frank Zappa

    She had that camarillo brillo
    Flamin out along her head.

    April 6, 2011 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
  12. @get real

    How white women are born with dark skin full lips and a round a** lmao u get real botox white people best friend

    April 6, 2011 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  13. Scott Hughes

    CNN... Much of what you've allowed to be posted here is extremely offensive. While each person has a right to their own opinion, some vile expressions need to be filtered. If I make a political comment that's too truthful, I'm moderated to the point of exclusion; while those that feel free to spew racist/degrading comments with impunity, operate unchecked on this particular blog page? What gives?

    April 6, 2011 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
  14. Black Head Diva In Charge

    You white ppl hv no style. I'm pround to be a part of the ape family.

    April 6, 2011 at 7:01 am | Report abuse |
  15. Get Real

    What does a discussion about hair color have to do with racism? Why even bring that up? But since you pointed that out, what black woman is born with blonde hair? Yeah, thats what I thought. And always remember: Its the man that makes the money. Not the money that makes the man. Who cares how much cash they have? That does'nt make them a better person. Get real.

    April 6, 2011 at 6:19 am | Report abuse |
  16. lacy

    For the record both of these ladies are great talents and have made lots of money from their gifts. You can hate all u like check their paper and compare it to urs. Sorry, there is no comparison. Nite nite

    April 6, 2011 at 1:14 am | Report abuse |
  17. lacy

    Enough with the dumb questions. Who is a natural blonde that's in the spotlight? Get ur self esteem 2gether so u can stop hating on the next person.

    April 6, 2011 at 1:08 am | Report abuse |
  18. narnya

    I luv me some Beyonce and Mary J!! Why do COWARDS come to websites to express their racist thoughts? Some people are soooooo lame! Ewwww...

    April 6, 2011 at 1:03 am | Report abuse |
    • barbara

      i hear ya narnya, they come here to put down racist comments because they are too chicken chit to say it in the face of a black person unless they have 20 back up friends with them. in our face though its "omg , i love your ... you are the best," in beyonce's face they would be "omg, you are the best singer ever" but behind a black person's backs they love to talk chit. stupid mf's don't make me as mad as it used to. they will always just be ignorant. we don't get chit handed to us the way they do, yet they love to blame us for everything. if a black person does something, we have to give 195% to their 42% and then still get flack and have to defend ourselves for our rewards in life. and when i say they, im saying they as in those racists , not the ones who are real and not racist in front of or behind our backs.

      April 6, 2011 at 6:33 am | Report abuse |
  19. Sunshine Girl

    Beyonce isnt a natural light haired woman. She had jet black hair till her 20s. Seen a behind the music on VH1 about her. Old/baby photos say different. Same with Mary. Not a natural blonde either. Check your facts.

    April 6, 2011 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
  20. ISIS


    April 6, 2011 at 12:06 am | Report abuse |
  21. B lo me

    I'm glad mary is releasing a new album. Come kay alread with the racist comments sad but im glad u can at least read

    April 5, 2011 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Kay/Kay/Kay All The Way

    Make the 2 blonde brillo pads....Courtesy of Clairol, I'm sure.

    April 5, 2011 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Lisa Smith

    Loved loved loved Mary J Blige's album "My Life" when it first came out– It was chilling, powerful, vulnerable and it reflected what a lot of women were going through at the time. And Mary's voice was simply unreal. As a fan I'm proud of her growth as a spiritual human being. I'm sure My Life 2 will be great.
    Love You Mary! Keep on "Being Happy" 🙂

    April 5, 2011 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • kane

      Me too, they both have experienced growth unlike some of these "commentators" on this page. They are both multi talented, beautiful, highly desired by ALL men of every nationality, and apparently have jealous people that probably buy their music at every opportunity to ogle at their beautiful, non tanned, non anorexic figures and colors. So pardon me while I "exhale" at these comments that I am too good to even acknowlege. Have a WONDERFUL day everyone!

      April 6, 2011 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  24. Odor Eater

    Stank Ho is the point.

    April 5, 2011 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  25. MRZB

    They are just as natural as Carmen Electra..Cameron Diaz..your point

    April 5, 2011 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • kane

      Good point, checkmate! Also as natural as Demi Moore, and Paris Hilton's tan.

      April 6, 2011 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  26. Redcarpet Downthere

    I'm thinking brillo pads... .

    April 5, 2011 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  27. derp

    I wonder if they are both natural blondes?

    April 5, 2011 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Carlz

      Sorry But... Nope Beyonce Is A Natural Light Browned Headed Women Mary???? Same!

      April 5, 2011 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |

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