With a new album and two movies on the horizon, it appears the Season of Beyonce has begun. Then again, one could argue that it's always Beyonce season. Two years ago, it was all about the release of her second CD, "B'Day" and her starring role in the movie "Dreamgirls." Last year, her "Irreplaceable" was up for a top Grammy and she was on a world tour. And this year, besides a high-profile Grammy performance with Tina Turner, her hush-hush marriage to Jay-Z and appearances on hit remixes with Justin Timberlake and Usher generated headlines.
Though it may have been hard to tell, she actually did take a yearlong hiatus from recording music!
Beyonce is photographed in New York on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008. (AP Photo/Jim Cooper)