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B'day (2006) - Grammy Winner!

Artist: Beyonce
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Format: CD
Sku: 202893860
UPC: 827969092026
UPC 14: 00827969092026
Release Date: 9/5/2006
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Deja Vu ~ Beyonc?
2. Get Me Bodied ~ Beyonc?
3. Suga Mama ~ Beyonc?
4. Upgrade U ~ Beyonc?
5. Ring The Alarm ~ Beyonc?
6. Kitty Kat ~ Beyonc?
7. Freakum Dress ~ Beyonc?
8. Green Light ~ Beyonc?
9. Irreplaceable ~ Beyonc?
10. Resentment ~ Beyonc?
Beyonce's new album is the artist's first full-length solo work since her #1 multi-platinum 2003 solo debut, Dangerously In Love, which earned her five 2004 Grammy Awards including Best Contemporary R&B Album and Best R&B Song ("Crazy In Love"). With her five-in-one-year Grammy win, Beyoncé tied the record for the most Grammys to be won in a single year by a female artist. Dangerously In Love and "Crazy In Love" made chart history when both album and single simultaneously hit #1 in the U.S. and the UK (which hadn't happened since 1983).

The pop music superstar's sophomore studio album premieres all new music produced, written and arranged by Beyonce.

B'Day" will be released worldwide on September 4, Beyonce's 25th birthday.

"B’Day never cools down, and sweaty up-tempo numbers prove the best platform for Beyoncé’s rapperly phrasing and pipe-flaunting fireballs.  Jonah Weiner - Blender Magazine
"B’Day never cools down, and sweaty up-tempo numbers prove the best platform for Beyoncé’s rapperly phrasing and pipe-flaunting fireballs.  Jonah Weiner - Blender Magazine

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Beyonc? (vocals); Espen Lind (guitar); Allen "Al Geez" Arthur, Ronald Judge, Aaron "Goody" Goode (horns); Jay-Z (rap vocals).
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Rich Harrison; Jason Goldstein; Rodney Jerkins; Beyonc? Knowles.
Muze PNote Recording information: Great Divide Studios, Aspen, CO; Lair Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Sony Music Studios, New York, NY; The Record Plant, Los Angeles, CA.
Muze PNote Photographer: Max Vadukul.
Muze PNote Beyonce had little to prove on her second solo outing, B'DAY, having already demonstrated her taste, (solo) vocal prowess, and sparkling star quality on her first post-Destiny's Child release in 2003. Nevertheless, the singer and her crack team of producers and collaborators (R&B's finest, including the Neptunes, Swizz Beats, and Rich Harrison) have come up with a collection that's at least equal to her previous triumphs, and that shows off an almost angry intensity only hinted at on earlier releases.
Muze PNote The club hit "Deja Vu," with an extended rap from boyfriend/producer Jay-Z, boasts an addictive bass line that contrasts dramatically with Beyonce's emotive upper register. The haunting "Ring the Alarm" is a multilayered melodrama built around a dizzying minor-key hook that relies on Beyonce's vocal dexterity and newfound fire. Despite the appealing bravado of most of the tracks on B-DAY, the most memorable song is the beautiful lovelorn ballad "Irreplaceable," on which a wounded Beyonce protesteth too much about an errant lover's dispensability. Her nuanced and soul-deep performance suggests the tearful hurt lying at the center of all that anger.

Producer: Rich Harrison; Candice Nelson; Walter Millsap; S. Smith; Cameron Wallace; Rodney Jerkins; Beyonce Knowles; Sean Garrett; StarGate; The Neptunes; Rich Harrison; Swizz Beatz

Engineer: Jamie Rosenberg; Geoffrey Rice; Walter Millsap; Jim Caruana

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Jay-Z

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Fired Up 3
Muze Music Compilations Viento A Favor
Muze Music Compilations Ultimate Grammy Collection: Contemporary R&B
Muze Music Compilations Futuresex/lovesounds(w/ Bonus DVD)
Muze Music Compilations Here I Stand
Muze Music Compilations Cadillac Records (Music from the Motion Picture)
Muze Music Compilations Cadillac Records (Music From The Motion Picture) ( Deluxe Version)
Muze Music Compilations Remix
Muze Music Compilations 2011 Grammy Nominees
Muze Music Compilations Watch The Throne (Explicit Version) (Jay-Z & Kanye West)
Muze Music Compilations My Life II...The Journey Continues (Act 1)
Muze Music Compilations My Life II...The Journey Continues (Act 1) [Deluxe Edition]
Muze Music Compilations Iv Play
Muze Music Compilations Iv Play
Muze Music Compilations Iv Play(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Talk A Good Game
Muze Music Compilations Talk A Good Game(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Talk A Good Game
Muze Music Compilations Talk A Good Game(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Magna Carta Holy Grail(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Magna Carta Holy Grail
Muze Music Compilations So Amazing:all Star Tribute To Luther
Muze Music Compilations Journey To Freedom
Muze Music Compilations Kingdom Come(Explicit Version)(Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations Iv Play(Explicit Version)

Associated Artists and Works

Beyonce Tribute Band
Gaga, Lady
Original Soundtrack
Slim Thug

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 09/05/2006
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2006
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 90920
Music Label Name Label : Columbia (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00827969092026

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (p.69)
- 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]here is endless pleasure in the gliding transitions from Jay-Z's staccato rhymes to Beyonce's own honeyed flow..."

Entertainment Weekly (p.158)
- "[T]he songs arrive in huge gusts of rhythm and emotion, with Beyonce's voice rippling over clattery beats..." -- Grade: B

Q (p.149)
- 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he Nelly-esque 'Get me Bodied', the Neptunes-helmed 'Green Light', with its marvellously cascading chorus, and the super-taut 'Upgrade U' are turbo-charged..."

Q (p.118)
- Ranked #72 in Q Magazine's "100 Greatest Albums of 2006."

Vibe (p.138)
- "[A] generally exhilarating marriage of pop songcraft and state-of-the-art rhythms."


Beyonce Knowles rose to fame as a member of the R&B ensemble Destiny's Child. With Beyonce's father as a manager, the group garnered massive success with their 2001 album, Survivor. Soon Beyonce, sporting a sexy yet girl-next-door image, broke out on her own, with major roles in the Austin Powers movie Goldmember and a hip-hop version of the opera Carmen. With the release of her more eclectic solo debut, Dangerously In Love, Beyonce became a full-fledged international superstar and role model.

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Beyonce
Product attributeLabel:   Cbs/epic/wtg Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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