There's prolific, and then there's Beyoncé.
The Grammy-winning icon-in-waiting has spoken out about her upcoming album, a labor of love that she's spent the past 12 months working on and which she claims to have "poured my heart and soul into."
Make that heart and soul and songwriting skills.
Knowles tells fans in a statement on her website that she recorded a grand total of 70 songs—that's seven-zero—for her new album.
"I have taken the time so I can create my sound, something that says who I am at this stage in my life," the 26-year-old says. "It is my baby."