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Is Beyonce Plotting December Single Release?

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The pop world is all about the divas right now. Miley Cyrus just dropped ‘Bangerz,’ while Katy Perry preps ‘Prism’ (Oct. 22) and Lady Gaga readies ‘ARTPOP’ (Nov. 11).

Britney Spears will deliver ‘Britney Jean’ in December, as Mariah Carey plans to unleash the title track to ‘The Art of Letting Go’ on Nov. 11. Celine Dion is also in the mix with a new album on Nov. 5.

What about that other big voice – the Queen Bey known as Beyonce? Word is she is plotting a December single and video release.

The New York Daily News reports that Bey wanted to wait for the clutter to pile up on the charts so she could swoop in and show ’em all who’s boss. The diva had planned to release a huge single in early 2013, but kept pushing it back because she wanted to drop a song in the middle of the melee and assert dominance and reign supreme amidst the fierce competition.

“Many in the music industry have gotten intel that Beyonce will put out a single in the fourth quarter, some time from late November to early December,” an insider revealed. “It’s an official single and it’s timed perfectly to push out all the others. It will be out before the end of the year.”

We sorta lurve that Bey chose not to release a song when the traffic on the charts was light. She wanted a battle and she’s going to get one!

Her endorser Pepsi is believed to have bankrolled the project, and it’s suggested that Bey is purposefully keeping things quiet. She has not shared the music but filmed the video in Coney Island in August, with Terry Richardson, who has worked with several of the aforementioned divas.

“There is a noticeable hole in Columbia Records’ Q4 release schedule and it’s going to be Beyonce’s release,” the insider said. That hole is expected to be filled on Dec. 3, when Bey will supposedly drop her track. That’s the same day that Brit returns with her album!

Paws up. Claws out. Get ready for stilettos to start flying.

Bey’s PR rep said that she does have a project in the works but that there are no confirmed dates. Bey has shared new music but nothing was on a grand, “This is my single, b—hes” scale.

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