Beyoncé's singing birthday
09:30 05 June 2006
Beyoncé Knowles will celebrate her 25th birthday by releasing a new album.
The 'Crazy In Love' singer - whose first solo debut 'Dangerously In Love' won five prestigious Grammys - is set to release the new album, entitled 'B'Day', on September 4 (06).
The first single from the LP, 'Déj Vu', reportedly features the star's boyfriend, rapper Jay-Z.
Beyoncé - who is believed to have co-produced, written and arranged all the tracks on the album - completed the record after shooting her new movie 'Dreamgirls'.
The raven-haired star - whose first big screen appearance was in 'Austin Powers: Goldmember' - plays Deena Jones the lead singer of the Dreamettes, a 60s-style group loosely modelled on The Supremes.
While shooting the movie, Beyoncé revealed she went to great lengths to prepare for the role.
She said at the time: "I looked at everything The Supremes ever did. We rehearsed for two months before we started filming, and I prepared for two months before that. This was my dream, to be in that film. I wanted it bad."
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