US sources claim Beyonce is set to release a brand new single on 3 December 2013, amid a number of huge releases from rival female stars.
Beyonce's fifth solo studio album has been the subject of numerous delays and rumours, with previous reports suggesting that the record had been scrapped and started from scratch. Now, New York Daily news claims the singer will release her first official single of 2013 on 3 December.
"Many in the music industry have gotten intel that Beyoncé will put out a single in the fourth quarter, some time from late November to early December," says a source to the tabloid. "It’s an official single and it’s timed perfectly to push out all the others. It will be out before the end of the year."
Listen to Beyonce's 'Grown Woman' track below
The star has been filming a number of music videos in recent months - including shoots at New York's Coney Island funfair and in a nuclear bunker in London's Greenham Common. If the rumours are to be believed, then Beyonce will be competing with pre-Christmas album releases from the likes of Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Britney Spears.
Below: Beyonce shoots new music video at Coney Island, New York