BOWDOWN beyotches! Beysus is on her way back with a single designed to blow her competition off the charts.
Beyoncé isn’t going to let anyone steal her thunder.
With Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus all behind much-hyped fall releases, Bey is planning to step up and knock them all out of the spotlight with new top-secret music she recorded a few weeks ago.
Beyoncé decided to wait until early December so her single will come out right after Gaga, Katy and Miley release their albums. It’s all because she wants everyone to know exactly who the queen is, a source tells Confidenti@l.
Bey had planned to put out a big song in early 2013, but kept pushing it back when she realized she wasn’t going to have any real competition on the charts. Then she got wind of the jam-packed fall release calendar and dreamed up her pop-world power move.
“Many in the music industry have gotten intel that Beyoncé will put out a single in the fourth quarter, some time from late November to early December,” our insider says. “It’s an official single and it’s timed perfectly to push out all the others. It will be out before the end of the year.”
Our source adds that Ole Music Publishing in Nashville is working its magic and will hand the “massive” song over to Columbia Records — Bey’s label. Pepsi bankrolled the whole project.
Another source tells us that Beyoncé has gone to great lengths to hide what she’s been up to in the studio. That’s been very tough, given her status. She played the music only minimally while filming the song’s video, directed by celeb photographer Terry Richardson in Coney Island in August.
Insiders tell us the track and video will land on Dec. 3.
“There is a noticeable hole in Columbia Records’ Q4 release schedule and it’s going to be Beyoncé’s release,” says the source.
That’s the same day Spears is due to release her new album, “Britney Jean.”
The “Toxic” singer’s eighth album is just one of a series of big releases by the top ladies of pop — Gaga’s “Artpop” is due Nov. 8, Perry’s “Prism” will be out Friday and Cyrus’ “Bangerz” landed Oct. 4.
But Beyoncé isn’t just pitting herself against the industry’s new divas. Legendary songbird Mariah Carey is at work on “The Art of Letting Go,” which was postponed this summer after she dislocated her shoulder on a video shoot at 1Oak in Chelsea. Carey is also upping the ante, calling her upcoming record “one of the most important albums I’ve ever made in my life.”
Beyoncé’s rep confirmed to us she has an upcoming project, but said there are “no confirmed dates” for its release just yet.
Do you believe the hype? We sure hope this is true because so far Bey hasn’t dropped anything this year that has amazed us.