Beyoncé is featured inside this month's Time magazine. According to a record label insider, Beyoncé's upcoming album, 4, is her worst album to date. The CD has caused turmoil and divisiveness at Sony/Columbia.

My source, who begged to remain anonymous, said Jay Z and Beyoncé both want the album released on schedule. But label execs don't think Bey's fans will embrace the album due to Jay Z's incompetent A&R.

"This is the worst Beyoncé album ever!," said my source from his home in New York.

"[Jay Z] and his boys are A&R'ing Beyoncé but they're not doing a great job at it. This has been the worst rollout I've ever seen on Beyoncé. She never put out this... I mean, granted, not everybody can put out great singles. But, this is the first time she put out back to back to back bad singles. None of them are working! At least when Mathew was here, he would have put the brakes on it, you know... Sometimes the saying goes: if it's not broke, don't fix it, you know? Mathew might have made some bad judgment calls on his personal life, but as a manager... he was a great manager.

Cover source: TGJ

  • Secret

    I agree it sounds like it is her worst album to date. But maybe her fans will still buy it.

  • MUNCHOSGIRL

    FUNNY THING SANDRA IT WAS SAID BY SONY THERE WERE NO HITS ON HER DANGEROUSLY IN LOVE ALBUM.....WE ALL KNOW WHAT THAT DID. I AM A FAN AND I LOVE THE NEW MUSIC, NOT A LOT OF BOOTY SHAKING MUSIC, WHICH I DON'T MIND. TRUST THERE ARE PLENTY FANS/STANS WHO LOVE THE ALBUM. JUST LIKE THE PARISIANS WHO ATTENDED HER CONCERT TONIGHT. LAST I HEARD JAY WASN'T HER MANAGEMENT OR A&R. IS THIS THE SAME INSIDER WHO SAID THE ALBUM WOULD BE PUSHED BACK TO THE SAME DATE AS KELLY UNHEARD OF ALBUM? #justasking

  • MUNCHOSGIRL

    OH YEAH BEY DOESN'T HAVE THE COVER OF TIME THAT IS A FEATURE INSIDE THE MAGAZINE.......#teamBeyonce

  • cocoa49

    She's sell anyway. She has loyal fans.

  • Feline Feminine

    Well regardless I think she will still sell impressively, but I've been tired of her for a couple of years now and I think every album since 'Dangerously in Love' has been a slow decline....she was an awesome r&b artist and she's an ok pop artist...

  • http://myspace.com/comingouthardandboutit Mzpeach

    who runs the world is jamming! and as long as it all that pop shit like last time Im excited! LOVE BEYONCE!

  • liyah623

    After years of branding herself as a dancer/singer to shallow music and she now wants to try and put out an album that maybe more deep. Unfortunately for her timing is way off. With the likes of Adele who sings amazing timeless music with her non screaming but beautifully singing voice, Beyonce just cant compete in comparison. The composition of her music was both sampled and poorly written. Her screaming often makes her songs sound forced and contrived. She really cant sell this one as a classic because its not even close. Not to mention the bad bad marketing

  • Daisy

    I HATE Run the World BUT every other song I have heard I like, she seems to be going for a more mature (for her anyway) r&b sound this go round

    She will still sell like somebody else already said she has a built in hardcore fan base

    I am getting Jill Scotts cd tomorrow :yahoo:

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    MUNCHOSGIRL says:

    OH YEAH BEY DOESN’T HAVE THE COVER OF TIME THAT IS A FEATURE INSIDE THE MAGAZINE…
    __________________

    I should have known TIME would never put her on the cover. Thanks! :)

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    @ liyah623: I agree. I wanted to enjoy her songs but all that screaming and over singing is just too much. :no:

  • ELove

    :tape:

  • MUNCHOSGIRL

    IS THIS THE SAME INSIDER WHO SAID THE ALBUM WOULD BE PUSHED BACK TO THE SAME DATE AS KELLY UNHEARD OF ALBUM?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLYbDg242EY&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1 His_Mommy623

    I think Beyonce could put out a blank disc and her "Bey Hive Bobbleheads" will eat it up...its ok to admit when ur favorite isn't hitting that hard...

    if she drops a good song I will rock to it but I dnt pretend that she cnt fck up er' now and then...shes human, she wont get it right everytime..
    cute pic tho...

  • STL OPINION!

    Sandra why you photoshop Bee teeth lol... but in other news I HONESTLY dont think bee going to sale too good i mean MAJORITY of ppl already downloaded the leak an alot of ppl are not impressed I like a couple songs on the album but it didnt have me thirsty to keep goin bac to listen I also feel MAJORITY of the ppl who downloaded the leak an sayin oh they still going to buy the album is completely lyin! I see her saleing around 300,000-400,000k first week no more no less but she needs to do major promo'n tho an i mean major

  • platinumdime

    Maybe, just maybe folks are tired of this chick? I know I am :thinking:
    Bey stans please don't attack me #imjustsayin#

  • neek

    That beat from run the world KNOCK.. #2cents :coffee:

  • annabraa

    The album isn't as bad as I thought it would be after hearing "girls", but definitely nowhere near great either. She's a great performer, but as an album artist she's well below average. The problem with the album is that it's not "pop-y"enough to produce a lot of chart toppers and please her fan base, and not deep or well crafted enough to resonate with the critics. The writing is incredibly cliche filled (though we all know she doesn't really write any of it) and her screaming and over singing is annoying as hell.

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  • Fayla

    Music is one thing I really have to hear for myself. So until my ears hear her album I won't speak on it. I thought her stans liked the material released thus far though :shrug:

  • Fayla

    I think Beyonce could put out a blank disc and her “Bey Hive Bobbleheads” will eat it up…its ok to admit when ur favorite isn’t hitting that hard…

    if she drops a good song I will rock to it but I dnt pretend that she cnt fck up er’ now and then…shes human, she wont get it right everytime..
    cute pic tho…
    ____________
    a blank disc tho?? :rofl:

    Hey Hisss!
    GM My TaBew how u durrin sexsay? :kiss:

  • iscream

    Good morning,

    Hey Muncho #teambey

    :rolleyes:

  • bnatural

    Top of the morning to you all....

    Her album will sell however....I wouldn't be surprised if it didn't do as well as the past albums.

    I still like "Best Thing I Never Had".... :yes:

    I can't get with that "1+1" though.... :nono:

  • Mother Jefferson

    :nono: Sasha Fierce was not the tea :coffee:

    If it was not for Single Ladies that album wouldn't have won a single Grammy. I doubt this will be worse than that

  • Tatted Diva

    Fayla says:

    GM My TaBew how u durrin sexsay?
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    I'm sexsay??????? AWWWWW SHYT! *dropped down & made it bounce, hydraulics style*

    I'm well! I'm always well! I'm always positive & happy......until.....well, you know, someone takes me there, which has not happened, SO I'M GOOD! YOU Fay Fay?!

  • Smonae80

    Beyonce gone sell regardless of all this bs these jealous mofos saying,, every time Bey getting ready 2 drop haters wishing for a flop, stating she not gone sell she need 2 give up, no1 can entertain like her, she set the blueprint for these chicks,, she in a lane of her own & everyone else is a non mutha fking factor,, everyones album leaks these days & that don't stop people from buying their music. This insider need 2 find something 2 do other than making ish up, the only people saying the album wack is the mf's who don't like her 2 begin with

  • jazi65

    The delusional stans will buy it just so it won't be a flop. Face the fact that every great artist has had a flop or 2 & bey is not above it. The singles that came out were either DOA or flatlined after a week.

    She talked all that smack about coming out with a new bumpin sound after her break...girl, go finish that break.

  • !*LaKErCHiC@*!

    WE ALL HAVE TO LOOSE SOMETIME RIGHT?? :shrug:
    MORNING LADIES :waves:

  • Danielle

    Funny because I heard most of the album and I liked it! People want Bey to fail so bad it's sad. I like "Who run the world" and the video. I'm sure the new album will do well just like the others and the awards will start rolling in again. #JustMyOpinion

  • prima_donna2163

    I think it was time to switch it up... All the dancing background dancers was/is getting tired. I would like to hear more of her R n B side i.e. Me, Myself, and I... :yes:

  • WUTWUZMISSIN!

    HEYYYY YALLLL
    HEY TATTED!!!

    I lllllike this album (:no:) it is... refreshing and and.... :hurl:

    I'm sorry I tried to say something nice... :shrug:
    *goestorinsemouthoutwithsoap*

  • http://vimeo.com/17630990 LaTechGrad02

    Morning All!

    :offtopic: @Sandra, thanks for running the ad for Jagged Edge's new CD yesterday. I listened to the samples on Amazon, it sounds pretty good. I'll be buying it tonight.

  • StillASassyOne

    OMG!!! :mad:

    It's "sell", "sell", "sell" not "SALE"!!! That sh*t drives me crazy!! "Saleing" is not a damned word, it's "selling!!"

    An album goes ON "sale" or is FOR "sale"! An album does NOT "sale" 100K copies, it "SELLS" 100k copies!!

    Why is this sh*t so hard to comprehend! Only recently have I seen people who cannot understand the obvious differences in the use of "sale" and "sell."

    Now somebody done conjugated the verb to be "saleing." WTF?!?!? *throws hands up*

  • Tatted Diva

    @ WUT....."COLE, YOU STOOPID"! LOL

    People always assume when they don't like something that Beyonce does, then they want her to fail! I like Beyonce. I think there will never be another Beyonce. The bish is MAD TALENTED, YO!

    BUT WITH THAT BEING SAID, her album sucked hockey pucks to me! It's opinion. Do I feel it's commendable that she tried something new....YES, but when you step out of your norm, you run the risk of not everyone liking it. Is it fair, NO but it's life!

    #albumsuckhockeypucksinmyopinion

  • http://twitter.com/_Tainted_Love Tainted_Love

    The few tracks I've heard I like. I'm a proud Bey stan!

  • Fayla

    :shocked: TaBew u betta ack like u know & chit. YES U SEXXY CHICA! I am in luv with ur vibe guhl. U stay on the positive & I jus luvs it :yes: I'm aiight, tryn not to let these mofos I work wit work my nerves. Over this job.com

    *damn did da DONK drop in slo mo & chit??*

  • renegadesince1985

    :yawn: It's Beyonce...people will still buy it

  • steph L

    I doubt she will flop, but if she does...remember you can mix business with pleasure. Cough: Jermaine and Janet! :coffee:

  • yvonne79

    (scratches tit and stretches).....Still talkin about Bey??? :yawn:

  • Fayla

    Now somebody done conjugated the verb to be “saleing.” WTF?!?!? *throws hands up*
    _________
    :rofl: I'm the same way, but I just laugh..

    @TaBew..uhm..I'm a DIE-HARD Sade Stan, BUT, let my bish step outta her zone & I don't like it? U think Imma support bs just because she did it? FUUUUGG No! Stan or not, I can admit if my bish if off & move on. But that's just me :coffee:

  • Tatted Diva

    @ Fayfay....thanks for noting the positivity! 'Round these here pahts (lol), bishes be acting all surprised when I finally flip on that ass! They are use to me being nice, hospitable and the like, which I am, but pushover, I'm not! Hell, they better be lucky that I matured w/my age because I LOOOOVES ME SOME HAND TO HAND COMBAT! But's not cute anymore (or was it ever???)

    Anywhoooo, I :heart: me some Sade but I'll cut somebody looong, wide & deep over Jill but if she comes one more 'gen w/a song about some food (be it grits, eggs or whatever) imma hav'ta boycott that album! :rofl:

    #imjustsaying

  • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1335451522 therapist1911

    Good morning everyone! How credible is this source?......I'll wait

    Hell why such a big debate! If it sucks, it sucks. If us "DELUSIONAL" fans want to buy the album....what's the problem?

    Everybody is a "critic" she needs to "switch it up", "remove the dancers", "her lyrics are deep enough", "it's not poppy enough".....damn when yall become employed by Sony, Def Jam, Arista, etc. ....I'll wait

    She gone flop, let her flop....as Lebron stated "you still will wake up with your same miserable/happy life, with the same personal issues so get over.

    Signed,
    Bey Stan #7

  • MUNCHOSGIRL

    iscream says:

    Good morning,

    Hey Muncho #teambey

    GOOD MORNTIN! #teamBey ALL DAY! I STILL WANNA KNOW WHERE THESE UPSET FANS ARE, I HAVEN'T RAN INTO ANY ON BWBOARD......

  • WUTWUZMISSIN!

    Tatted Diva says:

    @ WUT…..”COLE, YOU STOOPID”! LOL
    ---------------------------
    :hahaha:
    ----------------
    @StillSassy
    I can conji, conjo,(scrolls up to see how to spell it again) Oh Conjugate Sell! (rollseyes and pops bubble gum)

    Sell, Sale, has or have saileded
    atlantapublicschoolatitsfinest :grill:

  • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1335451522 therapist1911

    Good Mornings: Rene ( new hair cut?); Tatted, His_M; Daisy; Mamacita; Munch; Iscream, Fayla,Yvonne,SASO

  • WUTWUZMISSIN!

    @Therapist

    rubs chest with aroma therapy oil

    Breath sweetie, it okay... we just having fun.. Its what we do remember?

  • yvonne79

    Hey Therapist! :wave: (squirts you down w/baby oil)

  • http://twitter.com/_imOther_ Mamacita

    Good Morning The-Rapist! lol...

    :hi: Everyone!

    :on topic: I've liked what I've heard so far so I will be buying the CD. I just don't understnad why I have to be "delusional" or a "stan" just because I like the music. I like what I like and I'll buy what I want. When I'm using YOUR money to buy my CD then you can have a problem with it.

    If you like it, buy it. If you don't, leave it where it is. What's so hard about that? :shrug:

  • Tatted Diva

    GMorning Therapist

    *running to rub your footses while Wut rubs Vicks on your chest & Yvonne squirts baby oil*

  • Tatted Diva

    Mamacita says:

    Good Morning The-Rapist! lol…

    Everyone!

    :on topic: I’ve liked what I’ve heard so far so I will be buying the CD. I just don’t understnad why I have to be “delusional” or a “stan” just because I like the music. I like what I like and I’ll buy what I want. When I’m using YOUR money to buy my CD then you can have a problem with it.

    If you like it, buy it. If you don’t, leave it where it is. What’s so hard about that?
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    EXACTLY........

  • bogart4017

    To be honest i could use a break from Beyonce----reading and hearing.

  • renegadesince1985

    :waves: Hey Therapist! My hair is kinda new in that pic...but since then i've become a red head :yes:

  • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1335451522 therapist1911

    LOL Yvonne , WUT, Mamacita, Tatted

    Yes get your rub on!!! Someone get my back... lower....yes right there. Worked it out last night.

  • Smonae80

    @ Tatted & mamacita agreed everyone is entitled to their opinion,, I think its the people that truly don't like her that are 1st 2 comment on her flopping & just take it 2 another level of hate,, like this soo called insider,, I shouldve sd most who dislike her 2 begin with have the most 2 say,, with that being sd,, I like what's I've heard so far,, will be buying it on the 28th

  • http://twitter.com/jaysreallife Jay Bee

    They said the same thing with usher..moving mounttains regardless these type of artist already have their fanBsae and will sell. its just getting another count under their belt.. all u need is for 1 critic to go to odds with an album and everybody buy into it instead of forming their own Opinion.. #media all sorts

  • CFREE

    Ion know, but that ROCK THE WORLD VIDEO is killn em'!! :danban1:

  • ohpretty1

    I don't think she will 'flop' because she does have a STRONG fan base and in a lane of her own whether or not you like the music.

    On another note, Matthew was a damn good manager. He could only balance one artist :lol: but the man was on the job and some. That man put together a strong team that WORKED to create the brand that is her. I've enjoyed some of her music, but I salute her and Matthews work ethic ALL day.

  • http://twitter.com/eastpointvet eastpointvet

    im not a big fan of her music but i cant say its a bad album its only 2 songs i cant listen to on it

  • Ty

    Unfortunately, the Stans are only concerned with numbers. Hence "she is still going to sell." Of course she is going to sell because the Stans have a point to prove. However, quantity does not equal quality. She can go platinum the first week but the album will still be a HAM and she will be further away from Icon status.

  • http://nwmasssmedia.com Who Gone Check Me Boo?

    I wonder if Matty somewhere laughing with his I told ya so.... #justsaying... I still love me some B.. Who run this mother...

  • DMisses

    As a loyal Beyonce fan I have to say that firing her dad was obviously a big mistake. The direction Jay Z is taking her music in is going to destroy her career! The music industry is trying to force techno pop on black people and it's not working! I haven't heard them play "Who Runs the World" once on the radio stations here in Dallas, not even 106.1 Kiss FM and they play pop! Meanwhile Kelly Rowland's Motivation has stayed in heavy rotation...Bey lost :no:

  • trenee

    i like what i have heard of the album. i only like one line in Run the World, but i still jam to it. but i think she'll be okay. she's probably getting mad at herself for dropping her dad as her manager.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mw1unW4m6DU JayYellaLover

    testing bold