It's going to be a hot summer for R&B. Beyonce Knowles is currently eying a June release for her upcoming fourth album, with Sony Music Australia executive Denis Handlin revealing that the R&B diva previewed six tracks off the LP last week for bigwigs at the label's NYC headquarters.

"It was just amazing," Handlin told The Daily Telegraph. "These songs, the best description I can give is groundbreaking. She's gone to another level."

The 'Halo' songstress was recently snapped at a photo shoot in New Jersey on the set of the music video for her untitled album's first single, as revealed by designer Roberto Cavalli who provided Bey with his garments. Photographer Ellen von Unwerth, known as the artistic mastermind behind album art for Rihanna's 'Rated R' and Christina Aguilera's 'Back to Basics,' was also on hand for the vintage-inspired shoot.

While details surrounding the album are scarce, Beyonce has hit the studio with Odd Future's Frank Ocean as well as indie darlings Sleigh Bells. Additional songwriters and producers including Jim Jonsin, Diplo, The-Dream, Ne-Yo and more have spilled the beans that they've also laid down tracks with the R&B powerhouse.

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