Beyoncé Calls on M.I.A. Hitmaker Diplo for New Album

Beyoncé and Diplo

Diplo has put his stamp on tracks for M.I.A. and Santigold, but he’s setting his sights on even bigger pop stars. The Philly-based musician revealed that he’s been in the studio with U.K. producer Switch and Sleigh Bells’ Derek E. Miller for Beyoncé’s fourth album.

In a blog post, Diplo wrote that after playing indie duo Sleigh Bells’ raucous LP Treats for B’s team, they ended up going into the studio with the powerhouse performer. “Me and switch was in studio in nyc tryin to make tracks with derek and beyonce last week after we played her team their album,” he wrote. “Dunno if we gonna manage to finish but was good times.”

The “Paper Planes” producer recently lent his hitmaking skills to Chris Brown, co-producing the R&B singer’s Lil Wayne-assisted single “Look at Me Now” for his upcoming album F.A.M.E.

Several high-profile names have been attached to Beyoncé’s eagerly-awaited project, including Ne-Yo, Jim Jonsin, and Sean Garrett. It is expected to be released later this year.

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77 Comments

  1. Music Lover

    OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG. i cant wait!!! *screams*

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  2. Badgirl

    come on Beyonce hurry up shit

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  3. Yeah

    ^^ yeah what Badgirl said

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  4. Scotty

    Chris Brown’s “Look At Me Now” track is the shit… so if he going towards something hot like that for Beyonce….im all ears!!

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  5. jeremydante

    Im very interested to see which direction she takes.

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  6. xedos

    So Rihanna was the first north America artist to talk and do dub step type of music with Rated R. Now Britney and Beyonce jump on the bandwagon. Who’s next?

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    kennedy220 Reply:

    @xedos, actually britney did a dubstep song before rihannas rated r. it was on her 2007 album black out

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  7. vann

    Last week? I guess this album will be a summer release?

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  8. Mya

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I HAVE A FEELING THIS IS GOING TO BE BEYONCE BIGGEST ALBUM!

    SEEMS LIKE HER ALBUM IS GOING TO HAVE ALOT OF DIFF SOUNDS CAN’T WAIT COME ON QUEEN BEY

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  9. carl

    OMGGG yessssssss Bey!!!!!!

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  10. carl

    At Xedos STFU!?! Where did u see him say Beyonce was gonna do dub-step like Rihanna’s wack album? ………….RIGHT!!!

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  11. Mouloudette

    Cannnnnnnt waitttttt! Love u B!!!!!!!!! Round IV let’s go!!!!!!!!! I love u!!!

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  12. music guru

    @ xedos rihanna isn’t even from north america, shes for Barbados an “island” anyways can’t wait for queen bey!!!! So excited for new album and movie…. and not to mention I’m gonna buy 3 copys :)

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  13. Andrew

    YES! cant wait

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  14. xedos

    you know beyonce she’s going to put like 5 good songs then the rest will be fillers like radio and video phone. then she repackage it with 2 more good songs and sell it again. why can’t she do a complete album with all good songs like a rihanna album.

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  15. xedos

    @music guru where does she live? where did she just bought a house? where does she pay taxes. Millons of ppl are from the caribbean ,but living in the U.S and Canada

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  16. TeamTM

    WHY RIHANNA STANS ARE SO OBSESSED WITH BEYONCE
    GET YOUR *SS OUT OF BEY POST !!!!

    CANT WAIT BEYBEY

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  17. derek

    beyonce is fine ass hell goddman!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  18. oso_jo_o

    I hope its good!
    anything Beyonce is good!
    Queen B is back!

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  19. 2011k

    I effin love this woman….

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  20. queen bey

    COME ON BEY BRING IT TO US!!!

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  21. Noringtone

    Can’t wait.

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  22. Mya

    More Grammys that 4th 1 album lets go beyonce

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  23. Beyonce is the Queen !

    I have a feeling this album will be out the same time I Am Sasha Fierce came out. (In November) and we will hear a new single in September/October-ish. But thats a good time to release it because Britney, Gaga, Rihanna, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry and Kesha are all out at the moment and they’re chart toppers.

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  24. thadundun

    @xedos
    don’t get it twisted, riri’s got the hits down pack! but once u listen to the non-single songs, u just wanna dump that cd in tha trash!

    ghet it bey!!!

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  25. Mya

    Beyonce is the Queen

    You saying like Beyonce can’t release when those artist are out Beyonce knows what she’s doing

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  26. boom.BOOM.P0W

    Beyonce is too predictable. After Diplo produced tracks for Kelis and Christina Aguilera, it was so obvious she would jump on the bandwagon.

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    kennedy220 Reply:

    @boom.BOOM.P0W, lol i doubt beyonce cares that both of those artist used diplo. they pretty much all use whats hot. kelis used david gueleetta after kelly rowland was with him but that doesnt mean that she’s predictable. xtina used linda perry after pink did but that doent mean she’s predictable. like madonna, beyonce simply wanted to change her sound. she doesnt want to be stuck like monica who refuses to leave str8 RB music

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  27. Yeah

    @thadundun

    that’s a totally lie Lmao

    Rih albums >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Bey albums
    true tea
    don’t hate cuz Rih makes better music
    Bey may have the better voice but her music is dull sometimes

    I love both btw, but I rather listen to Rihanna’s music

    Rihsus & Beysus <333

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  28. OR

    Or Beyonce has been in studio all that time planning her project when she said she was on break n now she’s just waitin 4 gaga, britney n the other to release their albums, so she could steal some stuffs n ideas n claim they’re hers.
    she’s a bitch, she’s dishonest, she’s talented, i think i like her, she’s sneaky

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  29. TeamTM

    Rih albums >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Bey albums
    ————————–
    DEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAD rihanna’s stans are DELUSIONALS AND BORN THIS WAY

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  30. eurogirl

    @xedos, what are you talkin about these people in the article that beyonce’s is working with are not dubstep. these people do more indie kinda music and diplo does everything he remixed some songs for kanye west, justin timberlake my love and britney spears circus he’s a songwriter, dj and producer. do you even know wat dubstep. and dont do like dupstep is an american thing its from england. and electo, dance its not gaga that started it. in europe we have these kinda music for ages. and the european dj, producers, are the best in this genre.

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  31. Mya

    Yeah

    16 GRAMMYS RIHANNA’ 3

    ALL OF BEYONCE ALBUMS WON GRAMMYS

    RIHANNA HAS WON ZERO DIDN’T THE GRAMMYS PAY RATED FLOP DUST THIS YEAR LMAO

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  32. Mya

    boom.BOOM.P0W

    Kelis and Christina Aguilera are FLOPS no one cared

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  33. Beystanbish

    Why is rihforehead name even in this post. She doesn’t compare. Next

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  34. asunkee

    @Xedos. Diplo is NOT a dubstep producer. The dub producers on Rihana’s album are called Chase and Status. #ThatIsAll

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  35. Beyonce is the Queen !

    @Mya ofcourse Beyonce can top them but hey i meant, by the time she releases her album (In November probably), those other artists will be working on their next albums. So that’s more number ones for B ! well Gaga and britney will still be out but things will start to slow down for them.

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  36. Yeah

    Lmao all yall Bey stans can stay mad Looooooool

    Rihanna makes better music
    so what if Bey has more Grammy’s, her music definitely doesn’t live up to it though

    You can point out all that Grammy’s shit if you want to, but face the fact her music is dull, Rih music is better

    so what if Rated R flop (which it didn’t) it still was better than IASF

    Rih music >>>>>>>>>> bey’s music

    and like I said I like both of these artists
    I was a Bey fan first though, but Rih music is better :P

    #StayMad :D

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  37. beystanbish

    ^why you pressed though? Call me when Rihanna get co-sign by legends. Hell call me when she learn how to sing. For now bye.

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  38. Yeah

    ^^ pressed! FACE THE FACT!!! Beyonce music SUCKS!!!! LMAO she only has a few good songs,

    i think Xedos said it best, and i quote
    “she’s going to put like 5 good songs then the rest will be fillers like radio and video phone. then she repackage it with 2 more good songs and sell it again. why can’t she do a complete album with all good songs like a rihanna album.” <——– it's true

    Looooool

    her albums are dull and trash!!! :PPP
    I still love her though :D

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  39. missz

    CAN’T WAIT FOR THIS!!!

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  40. GangsterA

    i see rihanna animals still runing talk shit #fuckyall can’t wait to hear bey album shes comin to slay belive that

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  41. GangsterA

    can’t wait shes ready to slay and i see some of rihanna rats are here #Staypressed

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  42. cindy

    @ yeah, you seems you dont know who to stan for girl, both of the ladies are good so i’m fan of both. riri is gettin better and beyonce is a beast live and in concert. riri and beyonce are different. riri and britney are more alike. but offourse riri is way better. lol and chrisina and beyonce are more alike and yes bey is better. we should be proud of our black sisters. they are both good.

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  43. GangsterA

    bey music sux ? lmao that why her album sell is that why she win awards is that why almost everybody with a good ear love it bitch please #Sit

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  44. bangbang

    i can’t effin wait!!!!!
    hfdkslgfh;sjdajkdiwdjc

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  45. Swag.

    She needs to come back now!

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  46. new york baby

    riri didn’t write a single word on the loud album. and beyonce is way more talented then this chick. when i think of beyonce i dont think of rihanna, come on…what an insult. i think of barbra streisand, tina turner to name a few. but these riri stans want to compare rihanna to one of the best now in music. so…, ok i take it as a compliment.

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  47. MaZ

    Producer Switch worked for Christina Aguilera last album.

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  48. a

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSS

    I can’t with so much greatness!

    ROUND IV

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  49. Flakes

    I luv bey, cant wait!
    The lesser Girl doesnt make better music than Beyonce. Hell no! But she sure make more hot generic, bubble gum pop, radio friendly, hot now but forgettable music, That will stick in your head for s long time music.

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  50. LOL

    Bey stans are probably the most pressed stans ever, so for them to call anyone else pressed is downright hilarious. Beyonce has been called out many times for trying to take songwriting credit for songs she took no part in writing. Funny how Bey stans never mention that.

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  51. gia

    One or two songs will be okay… OR comment is on point! She need better ears in the room because she never have an album that can be played without eight to ten skips.

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  52. BEEziness

    LOL @ the pressed Rihanna fans

    Queen B’s about to snatch some RED WIGS!!!!!!

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  53. Flakes

    @LOL – Pressed much? why are u here in the first place? U are calling beyonce fans ‘pressed’ when you are the pressed hater in a beyonce post.

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  54. lies

    YES BEYONCE!!! HURRY YP AND COME BACK AND SNATCH WIGSSSS AGAIN LIKE YOU ALWAYS DO!!

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  55. ROUND IV

    I CAN’T WAIT FOR THIS ALBUM!!!!!

    AHHHHHHHHHHHH

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  56. Fan Ov A Fan

    i love beyonce :D but i wasted my money buying her previous albums and i only liked 5 songs from each album :L
    so imma do the right thing… not buy her album :D

    on the other hand i have 3 of rihannas album and i love them :D all of her songs on those albums are AMAZING.

    and i dont give a sh*t if imma rihanna stan IM PROUD :D and please dont say any shit to me like “why u commenting on this when it aint bout rihanna” well your right its not. but you need to read other peoples point of view. thats why they make comment boxes… DUH. its called FREEDOM OF SPEECH people !!

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  57. mimi

    ^ I always did the right thing, by not spending any money on Rihanna albums/songs :)

    Beyoncé albums are CLASSICS!

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  58. Kerry Johnson

    I hope beyonce can outdo IASF, cause pretty much her music is DULL(not hating). I like her so much so i cant wait to see what see brings to the table.I really want her music out now so she can compete with Queen Rihanna,Gaga,Britney, hell even Katy Perry but beyonce single’s are not as strong so thats prob why she’s waiting for these pop artist leave or so.”OH WELL”

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  59. Sade

    She copying christina aguilera who used those producers for her album BIONIC, she can never come up with anything new.

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  60. niko

    @sade, your a dummy and thats a fact your talkin bull…

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  61. Phoenix_Wright

    wow I may be actually looking forward to this album now hmmmm

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  62. Lisa

    She’s so predictable. Christina & Kelis stay setting those trends.

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  63. Flakes

    well, People are listening to music with their eyes and not their ears…

    Thats what wrong with music today: Every artist that actually got talented is called boring and Most are unsuccessful. Beyonce is one of the few all-round talented artist that is overly sucessful todAY – thank god for that! Jazmine Sullivan, Janelle monae, chrisette michele, JHud, Brandy etc… all being overlook because people think they either boring or doesnt have a so-called ‘it’ factor. Its really a shame.

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  64. Flakes

    *talent*

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  65. xxx

    @ xedos

    britney already did dubsteb in 2007 (freakshow)

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  66. eurogirl

    @kerry johnson, now beyonce is not out with an album like some of the oter artist like rihanna, gaga, britney, now you say she’s waiting for them to leave? first everybody saying beyonce’s needs to take a rest and now that she’s taking her time to off and now making her album you saying thats she is waiting for them to leave. give me a break IASF was released in 2008 with, with britney’s circus album, lady gaga was everywhere then also and beyonce still did great.

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  67. mimi

    LOL at people already saying she copying when she hasn’t even released anything ahahahahaha

    PRESSED?? Much!!!

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  68. TeamTM

    @Mimi
    EXACTLY ..THEY R SCARED,THEY JUST HATE TO ADMIT … :D

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  69. OnlyBoy

    im pretty excited for this!

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  70. Halo

    This will be the best album ever, get ready!!! :D

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  71. maya

    Sooooo looking forward to Bey’s new album. She should work w| Drake, he made “unthinkable” & that song was AMAZING! Anyway, I wasn’t into “I am…” that much but I’m excited & I’m ready 4 her 2 show ppl who’s the hottest in the game. Not Gaga, not Rihanna, not Kesha but BEYONCE! Hope this album diff tho b/c I’m tired of hearing the same shit from her.

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  72. RideIn

    When she release a new song i cant wait for it shes so fuckin Hot i like her voice and her sexy Body so much shes Unstobbaple and shes a very good people!!

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  73. Jamail44

    Almost in tears,, I am a die hard Bey fan. You can say im her “Lil Worker Bey”,, but when I first found out about I was so outta my mind,, hope she does a lot of collaborations,, CAN”T WAIT!!!!!*
    Collabo Idea: Ludacris or Trey Songz or even Fantasia

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  74. my

    It better be hot and live up to the hype we keep hearing and reading about. Its getting on my nerves, ‘biggiest album ever”hottiest ever”bout to kill it again’. We’ll see.

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  75. Kenan Petersen

    I cant wait for album number 4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope she keeps it balanced like IASF and I hope she collaborates with a a different sort of people this time round.I think it will be great and I hope she is gonna TOP the charts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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