Beyonce’s B’Day Deluxe Edition Release Announced

Music World/Columbia Records will release Beyonce’s B’Day – Deluxe Edition, an expanded two-CD edition of the pop icon’s best-selling Grammy-winning solo album, on Tuesday, April 3. On February 11, 2007, B’Day won the Grammy for Best Contemporary R&B Album, bringing Beyonce’s lifetime Grammy total up to 10 (seven as a solo artist and three won with Destiny’s Child). In addition to the original 12 tracks from Beyonce’s multi-platinum album, Disc One of B’Day – Deluxe Edition premieres three brand-new songs in English: the album’s first single, “Beautiful Liar,” a superstar duet between Beyonce and Shakira, as well as “If” and “Flaws & All.” Disc Two of the expanded B’Day – Deluxe Edition debuts six new Spanish language tracks including “Amor Gitano,” Beyonce’s sensuous flamenco-pop duet with Latin Grammy-winning superstar Alejandro Fernandez. Cowritten by Beyonce with Grammy-winning songwriters/recording artists Reyli Barba and Jaime Flores and produced by Grammy-winning producer Rudy Perez, “Amor Gitano” will be heard as the theme music for “Zorro: La Espada y La Rosa (The Sword and the Rose),” a telenovela (serialized television soap opera) premiering February 12 on Telemundo (check your local listings). Beginning Monday, February 12, the track may be streamed at Rounding out Disc Two of B’Day – Deluxe Edition are Beyonce’s Spanish language versions of “Listen (Oye)” and “Irreplaceable (Irrempiazable)” as well as three new mixes of “Beautiful Liar.” Also arriving on Tuesday, April 3 is Beyonce’s B’Day Anthology Video Album. Available exclusively at Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the B’Day Anthology Video Album includes Beyonce’s videos for “Kitty Kat (intro)”/”Upgrade U” featuring Jay-Z, “Deja Vu,” “Ring The Alarm,” “Irreplaceable,” “Listen,” “Green Light,” “Suga Mama,” “Get Me Bodied,” “Freakum Dress” and “Beautiful Liar” featuring Shakira. As an added bonus, the video collection features the Spanish-language version of “Irreplaceable” and the Spanglish version of “Beautiful Liar” featuring Shakira. Beyonce’s second solo album, B’Day, closed out 2006 as one of the year’s most successful album, coming in at #7 on Billboard’s U.S. Top 10 Best-Selling Albums chart. Certified RIAA double platinum in the U.S., B’Day has sold more than 4 million copies around the world.


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