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Beyoncé plotting two albums for 2012?

February 15, 2012 |  1:14 pm

Beyoncé plotting two albums for 2012?

Maternity leave may not be for everyone -- especially not for one of music’s hardest working pop divas, Beyoncé.

Singer-songwriter Ryan Tedder, who landed a Grammy for his work on Adele's mega-seller, "21," told the BoomBox during Sunday’s Grammy ceremony that the singer was readying two projects for 2012.

"The conversations about her next album literally just started and there [are] two projects happening," the OneRepublic frontman said. "All I can say is you kind of feed her the best that you have and she's this phenomenal filter and she takes it all in."

Tedder says he is submitting songs about motherhood. And although he didn’t reveal any details about the singer's second project, it may be a safe guess to say that it will be some sort of soundtrack to her upcoming Clint Eastwood-directed update of “A Star Is Born,” which was postponed after the star announced she was pregnant at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards.

Beyoncé's last album, "4," didn't yield the blockbuster single people expected from the singer, but it still managed to sell more than 1.1 million copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album was also heralded by critics for its genre-blending sounds that pushed the singer outside the boundaries of radio-friendly pop. Tedder said listeners should expect the singer to continue staying away from pop trends on the next project.

"She's not interested in 2012, [she's interested in] what's [going to sound good for] 2013," he revealed. "Without question, she steers the ship. [With] Beyoncé, you just let her go, she's ridiculous, she's the best."

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Photo: Beyoncé steps out one month after having baby Blue. Credit: Beyonceonline.com.

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