In the works: a springtime world tour with Knowles’ singing sister, Solange, after which they’ll begin work on their fourth studio album, according to a Columbia Records spokesperson. A start date for the trek hasn’t been set, and no additional details on the album were available at press time.
In the meantime, the ladies continue to work on solo albums, and Knowles is busy shooting her role of Foxy Cleopatra in the flick “Austin Powers in Goldmember,” due July 26. She also recorded a song, “Hey, Goldmember,” which samples K.C. and the Sunshine Band’s disco smash “(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty,” for the film’s soundtrack.
In the new year, the trio will vie for Favorite Album and Favorite Band, Duo or Group at the American Music Awards on January 9 as well as Outstanding Duo or Group at the NAACP Image Awards on February 23.