Beyonce is putting the finishing touches on 'I Am... Sasha Fierce', the new full-length double album from the international superstar and cultural icon for a release on Tuesday, November 18.
"The new record is a double album and has two covers, like a magazine would have two covers," Beyonce revealed. "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. 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 only know me see."
One of 2008's most hotly anticipated new album releases, Beyonce's new album is the artist's first new studio collection since the Grammy-winning multi-platinum-selling B'Day debuted at #1 on charts around the world shortly after its international release on September 4, 2006 (in celebration of Beyonce's 25th birthday).
Beyonce's fans got their first taste of the two sides of 'I Am... Sasha Fierce' with the simultaneous release in early October of "If I Were A Boy (from I Am...)" and "Single Ladies" (from Sasha Fierce).
Some songs on Beyonce's 'I Am...' include If I Were A Boy, Halo, Disappear, Broken Hearted Girl, Ave Maria, and Satellites. Beyonce's 'Sasha Fierce' performances include Single Ladies, Radio, Diva, Sweet Dreams, and Video Phone.
'I Am... Sasha Fierce' is executive produced by Beyonce Knowles and Mathew Knowles.