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Album: I Am... Sasha Fierce (Deluxe Edition) (CD2)

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I Am… Sasha Fierce is the third studio album by American recording artist Beyoncé Knowles, released on November 14, 2008, by Columbia Records. In its initial release, the album was formatted as a dual disc, intending to market Knowles’s contrasting facets of artistry. The first disc, I Am…, contains slow and midtempo pop and R&B ballads, while the second, Sasha Fierce (named after Knowles’ on-stage alter ego), focuses on more uptempo beats that blend electropop and Europop genres. In composing the songs’ lyrics, Knowles worked with many writers, with each session accompanied by live orchestration.

Knowles credited both her husband, rapper Jay-Z, and jazz singer Etta James for inspiring her to push the limits of her songwriting and artistry. Musically, I Am… drew inspiration from folk music and alternative rock, while blending acoustic guitar elements into contemporary ballads. The tracks on the first disc were written and produced by Knowles, during collaborative efforts with Kenneth Edmonds, Christopher Stewart, Terius Nash, andRyan Tedder. Sasha Fierce boasted production from Rodney Jerkins, Sean Garrett, andSolange. Critically, the album was met with generally lukewarm reviews from professionals. Many commented on the album’s failure to properly differentiate the double-discs contrasts and goals.

I Am… Sasha Fierce debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of 482,000 units, earning Knowles her third consecutive US number-one solo album. Commercially, the album earned at least seventeen platinum, and one diamondcertifications in separate worldwide markets. As of March 2013, I Am… Sasha Fierce had sold over eight million copies worldwide, with its digital tracks accounting for an additional 25 million units. The album garnered eight Grammy Award nominations at the 52nd annual ceremony, eventually collecting five wins. To promote the album, Knowles made several award show and televised appearances across Europe and America, and embarking on the worldwide I Am… Tour.

Track listing

Disc 2: Sasha Fierce
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. « Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) » Stewart, Nash, Thaddis Harrell, Knowles Stewart, The-Dream 3:13
2. « Radio » Scheffer, Rico Love, Dwayne Nesmith, Knowles Jim Jonsin, D-Town, Love, Knowles 3:39
3. « Diva » Knowles, Shondrae Crawford, Sean Garrett Bangladesh, Garrett, Knowles 3:21
4. « Sweet Dreams » Knowles, Scheffer, Wayne Wilkins, Love Jim Jonsin, Wilkins, Love, Knowles 3:28
5. « Video Phone » Knowles, Crawford, Garrett, Angela Beyincé Bangladesh, Garrett, Knowles 3:35
Deluxe edition
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
6. « Hello » Knowles, Ramon REO Owen, David Quiñones, Bogart Ramon REO Owen, Knowles 4:17
7. « Ego » Elvis Williams, Harold Lilly, Knowles Blac Elvis, Lilly, Knowles 3:56
8. « Scared of Lonely » Rodney Jerkins, LaShawn Daniels,Crystal Johnson, Love, Solange Knowles, B. Knowles Jerkins, B. Knowles 3:43