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Michelle Williams on whether she's following Beyonce's lead for new album

Michelle Williams's career is still red-hot years after the end of Destiny's Child. Not only does she have a campaign with Playtex and will be hitting the road for "Jesus Christ Superstar" later this summer, she's also working on her fourth solo album. Inevitably, talk of her solo album leads to comparisons with her former group mate Beyonce. As reported by OK! Magazine in an article posted on Wednesday, April 9, Michelle revealed whether she's following Beyonce's example when it comes to releasing her album.

Singer Michelle Williams performs at the Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Rock Spectacular North American Tour Press Conference at Hammerstein Ballroom on April 4, 2014 in New York City.
Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images

Michelle said that unlike Beyonce, she won't be dropping her album out of the blue without any promotion. This doesn't mean that she didn't like what Beyonce did. She explained that she just feels that she needs promotion and acknowledged that not everyone can do what Beyonce did.

"But I do like what she did. Where she made it all about the music. She’s Beyonce. That was inspiration to every artist. Every artist can’t just dump music out overnight like that but it encouraged so many people to get it back to being about your music," she said.

As for the sound of her new album, she said that it will have "an urban inspirational feel" and will sound "like a pop or R&B record." Gospel fans won't be disappointed however as it will still have "a gospel message." Her fourth album, titled "Journey to Freedom," follows albums "Heart to Yours," "Do You Know," and "Unexpected."

Spreading the gospel message is something that Michelle will do a lot of on the road when she stars as Mary Magdalene in "Jesus Christ Superstar" this summer. The new production is starring fellow singers Brandon Boyd, from Incubus, and JC Chasez, from 'N Sync. The musical's tour begins on June 9 in New Orleans and goes through over 50 cities before ending in Philadelphia on August 16.

Some members of the cast, including Michelle and Brandon, made an appearance on "Good Morning America" last week to promote the musical. Michelle retweeted a photo taken on the set, showing her in her slinky red dress and stiletto heels.

Are you excited for Michelle Williams's fourth studio album and/or starring role in "Jesus Christ Superstar"?

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