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Columbia Prepares For Beyoncé's 4 To Flop…By Reuniting Destiny's Child?!

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Uh-oh! They're already doing damage control!

Columbia Records is reportedly concerned with Beyoncé, because her latest album, 4, isn't as commercial and radio-friendly as they'd like it to be, and she's refused to make any alterations or record new material!

And apparently, they think that the solution to rejuvenating her career is to reunite Destiny's Child!

A source explains:

"They're very nervous about Beyoncé's new record. It doesn't have the hit songs that her fans are used to. They asked her to make changes, but she said no. Beyoncé's career has stalled a bit. Columbia seems to think they can get some mileage out of a comeback record with all of the girls."

According to another source, the girls could be recording a new album, possibly titled Family Reunion, together again as soon as October, but it's now Kelly Rowland who's the hold-out!

The insider reveals:

"She has her own solo career now, why would she want to be singing back up for Beyoncé?"

Very inneresting how the tables seemed to have turned!

But hey! 4 may not be our favorite, but we don't blame her for not wanting to make changes!

Every artist, especially as one as successful as Beyoncé, is allowed to experiment with her sound!

Give her a break, guys!

That being said, however, we would LOVE a Destiny's Child reunion!

It's certainly been long enough!

What do U think?? Should the girls reunite for a new album?

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46 comments to “Columbia Prepares For Beyoncé's 4 To Flop…By Reuniting Destiny's Child?!”



  1. 1

    DC wont reunite. Kelly's doing her thing, and she has to know it would be foolish on her part for her career.



  2. 2

    Beyawnce should get off her high horse, her shit smells too.
    She's old, fat and pathetic, she leaked her album to prove her record company that it was going to be huge. It didn't work out that way, even her most fervent fans said it was horrible. And the record company was right, so they want to add some shitty upbeat songs and sell it as a deluxe to make more money???!!!! SAD.

    Beyawnce has no respect for her fans. Well, the few ones she's got left.



  3. 3

    OMG Moorio, I thought your bullying days were over? Why the sudden hate for Beyonce?



  4. 4

    the comment about rejuvenating her career … she has a career and of course she isn't going to compromise, why would she need to? She is established and her and Jay Z are very clearly in a positive stage of life. I think the label is looking to rejuvenate their profits and maximize their Beyonce ROI.



  5. 5

    my question is, why is beyonce's hair looking more and more blonde every time I see a picture of her? It not only is sending the wrong message to all the young teenagers that admire her but it is also making her start looking like a little cholita from the hood that dyes her hair with hydrogen peroxide!



  6. 6

    ouch! toni braxtons curse worked!



  7. 7

    Maybe her album sucks because she actually wrote her own songs this time, instead of just putting her name on songs that real song writers wrote. I'm a huge fan of her music, but I can't stand the fact that she puts her names on other peoples songs. She can sing and dance, if you're that talented, why do you have to do shady stuff like that? Just sayin'.
    Lol.



  8. 8

    Now that is true artistry. Standing by your art even when people don't. It might not be as commercial but the album is her best.



  9. 9

    This is not going to happen. I don't know about Michelle, but I know for sure Kelly isn't going for it - she's finally getting hot and the spotlight ON HER OWN!
    As for Beyonce - everyone has their ups, downs, and flops in their career. Beyonce is already a mega superstar, a respected artist, and has achieved so much success in herr career and she's not even 30 yet. I don't know how this can possibly hurt her. Besides, I'm gonna go out and buy that album when it comes out - for support. I'm so happy she's not taking a mainstream approach and she's doing something different, something we're not expecting. So far I've loved all the songs she's released (except Girls) so how bad can the whole album be? After this album, she can take a 1 or 2 year break and come back bigger than ever!!! :D



  10. 10

    I would bet money that Beyonce will, in the end, prove the naysayers wrong about this record. Her work ethic alone will save this project. Once people see the videos and all of her performances (like the fabulous one she did for the Billboard Awards), they will be sold. I think her record label is underestimating her big time. Beyonce could sing the phone book and make it spectacular and entertaining. She's freaking Beyonce!



  11. 11

    It's kind of funny how little faith her label has in her fans…

    Gaga has her monsters, britney has her fans, madonna, glee, everyone… But Beyonce…



  12. 12

    Re: ParisIsBurning – Old? She's not even 30 (LOL)! Fat? Only if you believe anything above size 0 is 'fat'. Beyonce knows exactly what she is doing with her career. You think this is going to hurt Beyonce any bit? If she cared about her sales so much or the commercial success of the album, she would've made a mainstream dance album. Despite the expected low sales, Beyonce is standing by her album and releasing it as it is. ALL artists have duds and flops. Who cares? It's all about the material. Beyonce is planning ahead. In a year or 2, she's going to slay and take over.



  13. 13

    Check this, Sick Dance Video For "Next To You" By Chris Brown & Justin Bieber On My Page

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VL0NT-ZhTI



  14. 14

    Check this, Sick Dance Video For "Next To You" By Chris Brown & Justin Bieber On My Page

    youtube.com/watch?v=8VL0NT-ZhTI



  15. 15

    who cares about single sales, katy sales singles but her album sure has sucky sales same for kesha, taylor swift sales millions and doesnt have number one singles. Its funny actually people with number ones have bad album sales, cause people buy their singles and not their albums haha. Beyonce will sell fine, her tour and future award show performances will help boost her sales too, her last album sucked, but all the songs grew on me once seeing her live.



  16. 16

    Career has stalled?? WTF? This is the woman who just a few weeks ago did that amazing performance at the AMAs and had a tribute in her honor by no less than Michelle Obama…



  17. 17

    her career needs rejuvenating, lols thats bullshit!

  18. Blunt says – reply to this


    18

    Ok am i missing something? I heard her new songs and they are literally her SINGING her ass off. What's the deal folks, isnt that what a singer is suppose to do sing? Oh wait, i get it because her shit isnt cheap pop music with a gay under tone with autotune it's not good music? SMH give me a break she single handedly can take out gaga,britney,katy,rihanna etc…. Why because vocally she schools those girls and stage presence wise she's literally Tina Turner/Diana Ross/Michael jackson in one. Smh you know music is dead when a SINGER decides to do more Ballads than uptempo cheesy songs. SAD



  19. 19

    Destiny's Child wont reunite. Beyonce will do what she always does and re-release the album with a couple of more tracks. Then she'll re-release the re-release with a dvd. Then she'll re-release the whole thing again with a few extra 'bonus tracks' and that'll earn the label more money and beyonce can pretend she was right.



  20. 20

    this is not true. Beyonce has won so many Grammys on her own & has broken so many records on her own, that they would never bring up the words "re-record" or "Destiny's Child" to her EVER. this is probably a planted article from a Beyonce hater. no more no less.



  21. 21

    hahaha, it's karma bitch, i hope they won't reunite and Kelly gets very successfull years in the future while Flopyonce remains as a flop and songstealing whore



  22. 22

    Now post something about Gaga's album flopping fatboy.



  23. 23

    Wow they're completely jumping a head on thinking it's a flop. Isn't every artist allowed at least one record that is either you like it or you don't like it?

    It's surprising how much 'radio friendly' really runs pop albums.



  24. 24

    OMG 4LOP who knew she'd fall so baaaaaaaaad! At least she's taking risks! She doesn't need a Destiny's Child reunion she'll be around for years to come SLAYING! And Kelly Rowland doesn't need one either!



  25. 25

    Firstly, columbia records had over 72 songs to choose from for "4". If they say the songs are not radio friendly then it's their own issue because THEY were the ones who picked the songs on 4.
    Secondly, Columbia have done absoloutely crap promotion for Beyonce. She's only done Magazine shoots which I suppose was her own doing and the odd 30 sec TV ad which is just terrible for any artist.
    Thirdly, Kelly and Bey have BOTH left Michael Knowles record label/management and thus a DC reunion will not happen. Kelly's releasing a brand new album and so is Bey, you telln me they gonna scrap that and re-join? NO way.
    Also to Kelly's people: Kelly was never "just a backup singer". She lead a few songs and they ALL had solo parts in EVERY single. Beyoncé was always reluctant to take the centre light and that was apparent on the album covers AND in the performances
    Beyoncé's videos and performances will sellherslf, as will her charisma while on tour. If she did 200 venues they would ALL sell out just like they did last year with 108 sold out concerts. She is too big a star to flop, unlike some stars who have top 1 singles yet still can't shift tickets *rihanna*

    Also in a day and age where you can download and get a song within 1 minute; it is rather fallacious to be so anal about record sales.



  26. 26

    Beyonce' is the single most overated woman in the business.



  27. 27

    Re: mizzlovely – Karma? Bey and Kelly have never feuded and they are practically sisters, even since childhood. It's not anyone's fault that people took to Bey over Kelly. Even though Bey has been more successful Solo, Kelly has had some mega-hits and i'm sure this album will do incredibly well.

    You are deluded.



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  29. 29

    I am uber glad that her new album isn't going to be radio friendly or commercial…this woman is so talented. Really good artists don't worry about being commercial. She's been there done that with the commercial thing…now she's about to get real. Thank you Beyonce for trying something brave and different…screw the fucking suits at the record company.



  30. 30

    Kelly don't do it!!! you doing your own thing…you ain't gonna be singing back up for B
    love me some B but new stuff is crap. I say she can go on AI while JLO goes back to movies
    to jump start her career again…it worked for JLO can definetly work for B



  31. 31

    My god she has been over rated form the past 5 years!



  32. 32

    Re: pond scum – I second that.



  33. 33

    umm Perez is on the anti bey campaign ever since gaga publicly declared that telephone was her least favorite song to do (probably because she had to share the spotlight) ever since more reports started to surface about a fued between the two divas perez has gone above and beyond to bash bey and her album.. such a prick- just like he did with Christina's bionic…



  34. 34

    Re: GaGa86 – Umm you're a gaga fan… Shut up your statements aren't needed here.. and besides isn't that EXACTLY what your beloved gaga did with her first album? Hypocrit much?



  35. 35

    i hear girls about 3 times a day on the radio…..i'm only in my car for about an hour a day….how is that not radio friendly?



  36. 36

    The only reason I would care about a Destiny's Child reunion would be if the original lineup were to reform in some capacity. It would be cool to see Michelle there of course but I couldn't care less about Farrah. Not sure how Latavia would feel about a reunion either. I am sure she could do with any kind of publicity. But yeah, don't care if its only Beyonce, Kelly, and Michelle. Seen it all before and its boring.



  37. 37

    kelly is absolutely right. her new single crushed beyonce's new single, so why would she want to go back to being a back up singer. and michelle has her gospel thing going. if they ever do reunite, they need to have an equal partnership and all of them sing lead on an equal number of tracks. otherwise, leave them be and let them fail on their own.



  38. 38

    Wow. I guess the bigger you are the more haters you get. No matter what, Beyonce always sells. This album came from her heart. She didn't make it to sell, or to please anyone she made it for herself, and for people to know who she really is. Not just some superficial pop star who makes good music just for kicks.
    She already has enough money. what does need to worry about? if she wore worried about selling , she wouldn't have took the risks she took in her album. She wouldn't have done ballads. She would have done 80's Euro pop. And she would have been promoting her ass off in the US. Trust me, the only thing Beyonce' needs is an Oscar. Once she gets that, she has had every recognition in the world.



  39. 39

    Everyone wants Lady Gaga!



  40. 40

    Re: MsJules
    Leave it to you to interject a GaGa comment, you rather obsessed freak. GaGa86 didn't even mention GaGa, but of course your anti-GaGa comment is much more needed than his opinion of Beyonce. For the record, GaGa did quite the opposite of what GG86 stated. She rallied to have the Fame Monster released as a stand alone album so that fans wouldn't have to re-buy the Fame to get the extra songs. As for this story, it's been published elsewhere. You could have a least called out Perez for his copying of other sites than coming up with some conspiracy theory about him trying to sabotage Bey's album. The feud rumours between her and GaGa have been debunked a while back, dear.



  41. 41

    beyonce is not worried about this being a flop. she has sold millions of records, has had several hits. has danced her ass off. she just wants to put out a chill record. plenty of her fans will like it as well as the many that weren't her fans before. Kelly has had two album previous albums. it isnt beyonce's fault that the albums never caught on. i enjoyed both of kelly's previous as well as michelles latest. dc owes the label one more record and i dont think they need dc to set their careers on fire but i wouldnt mind seeing dc.



  42. 42

    Re: bep1976 – Excuse me, DC was no PCD. No-one was ever centre-staged. No-one was ever "just a backup singer" - Go look at their videos, album covers and performances and you'll see Bey NEVER hogged the limelight. You'll also see how they worked as a team when shit went wrong during performances/life

    + You can even tell on the songs who is singing what part and most if not all songs are split into 3 ways to compliment kelly bey and michelle.

    Stop talking shit. Yes the single did well so congratulations to Kelly but to assume that she was nothing but a backup singer to DC is insulting to her, the group and their fans.



  43. 43

    WTF are you guys talking about??? she is number 1 in 4 countries with only pre-order and in top 10 almost everywhere!! imagine the succes she will get when the album officially comes out at 6/28/11… you guys just cant stand her succes… she is and she always will be a legend!! Queen B FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!! die haters ;DD



  44. 44

    WTH to the assholes saying Beyonce is fat needs to go jump off a bridge now. She's far from it. Its called curves…I didn't know someone was supposed to be shaped like a twig. And hypothetically speaking, if her album flops in America, she'll do numbers all around the world. Get real, she's not going anywhere anytime soon. And I'm not even a big fan at all…



  45. 45

    Re: ColombianBoricua – I agree with almost everything you've said! I will be doing the same thing on tuesday. i am going to line up at target and buy multiple albums because i am a true fan and i support her music and her art. and honestly, i really like the fact that she's not trying to blend in with mainstream music anymore. this album is beautiful.

    ps: one thing i didn't agree with? 1-2 year break ahahha. because breaks mean more baby talk. and when the baby comes, her career will go one of two ways: xtina with attempted but flopped comeback, or j-lo with skyrocketting comeback. if she does take another break, i'm hoping she pulls a j-lo



  46. 46

    “I feel that it’s important that I start shaping my legacy and doing things that have a little more substance,” Beyonce

    TAKE THAT PEREZ. REAL ARTISTS HAVE SUBSTANCE AND TAKE A STAND FOR ART.