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Beyonce to Release New CD Next Month

October 23, 2008

Music World Music/Columbia Records has announced it is releasing “I Am … Sasha Fierce,” the new full-length double album from Beyonce, next month.

“The new record is a double album and has two covers, like a magazine would have two covers,” Beyonce said in a statement.

“One of the covers is named ‘I Am …’ and the second cover is named ‘Sasha Fierce.’ That is my alter ego and now she has a last name. I have someone else that takes over when it’s time for me to work and when I’m on stage, this alter ego that I’ve created that kind of protects me and who I really am,” the recording artist explained. “That’s why half the record, ‘I Am …,’ is about who I am underneath all the makeup, underneath the lights, and underneath all the exciting star drama. And ‘Sasha Fierce’ is the fun, more sensual, more aggressive, more outspoken side and more glamorous side that comes out when I’m working and when I’m on the stage. The double album allows me to take more risks and really step out of myself, or shall I say, step more into myself, and reveal a side of me that people (who) know me see.”

The double album is slated for release Nov. 18.