*Although new music from Beyoncé is due in the near future, the leaked track list from last week – showing collaborations with Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Justin Timberlake and more – was entirely fake, reports E! News.
“It’s completely made up,” says Anne Callahan-Longo, general manager of Beyonce’s Parkwood Entertainment. “After all the hubbub this weekend, we kind of said, ‘Well, let’s just put it out and say what it is.’ It’s funny, I got a bunch of calls over the weekend and I would say, ‘It’s exciting to know people are excited.’ Even if they’re reporting it wrong, and that people would take their time to go and create a fake one-sheet—right down to using a Columbia logo on it.” [See pic below.]
Callahan-Longo also said she’d be interested in finding out who put all the time and effort into creating the fake mock-up. “I would love to know who did it. They clearly knew what a line sheet used to look like—they don’t look like that anymore.”
The music exec revealed that Bey most likely won’t be dropping surprise albums anymore—because been there, done that.
“You can only be first once, so I’m not sure we’d want to do it again. We typically at Parkwood like to look at projects where, if it isn’t unique or different in some way, it’s really not interesting to us.”
And while the star-filled follow-up album to Beyoncé won’t be hitting the shelves any time soon, it was announced earlier this week that a platinum version of her 2013 self-titled album will be dropped later this month and is slated to include two new songs.