Does This Latest Clue Prove That A New Beyoncé Release Is Imminent? (UPDATE: Yes!)

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One of the most remarkable aspects of Beyoncé's last album (other than this, this, and this) was the airtight secrecy that shrouded it until its surprise release late last year. Even the CIA was jealous.
But, not even Beyoncé can outsmart the spoiler-hungry 24-hour news cycle twice in a row. Or, can she? On Monday, we told you that Vulture may have uncovered a leaked memo hinting toward the imminent release of BEYONCÉ Volume 2, the follow-up to last year's massive visual album BEYONCÉ. The document — which included a possible tracklist and a November 25 release date — has since been deemed a fake.
That's the bad news.
The good news is that Beyoncé will likely be releasing something. Intrepid Internet sleuths noticed that an official Amazon UK listing went up recently for a four-disc BEYONCÉ set that's supposed to be released on November 24. While this may just be an amendment to last year's album (which would include a bunch of remixes and concert footage), fans are hoping the set is made up of all-new tracks and accompanying videos.
Whatever the case may be, we are firm believers that where there's smoke, there's fire. Our guess is that in two weeks, Bey's about to burn it all down.
Update: Well, it's official. We'll be getting new Beyoncé music before the end of the year. With rumors about a possible surprise album swirling, the singer officially confirmed that she'll be releasing a platinum edition box set of her 2013 self-titled album. Though it will only include two brand new songs ("7/11" and "Ring Off"), the new live performance DVD should be enough to keep the Beyhive buzzing until the next album drop, whenever that may be. For now, remember that even just a microscopic amount of new Beyoncé is better than no new Beyoncé.

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