I Am... Sasha Fierce

2008 studio album by Beyoncé

I Am... Sasha Fierce is the third studio album by American singer Beyoncé. It was released on November 12, 2008 by Columbia Records. It featured a more of a pop and R&B sound with heavy usage of dance music and ballads in its musical direction.

I Am… Sasha Fierce
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 12, 2008
Recorded2007–2008
Genre
Length41:46 (standard edition)
Label
Producer
  • Beyoncé Knowles
  • Amanda Ghost
  • The Bama Boyz
  • Bangladesh
  • Dave McCracken
  • Rodney Jerkins
  • The-Dream
  • Ian Dench
  • Jim Jonsin
  • Toby Gad
  • Rico Love
  • Ryan Tedder
  • Sean Garrett
  • Stargate
  • Christopher Stewart
Beyoncé chronology
Love Letters
(2008)
I Am… Sasha Fierce Above and Beyoncé (Video Collection & Dance Remixes)
(2009)
Singles from I Am…
  1. "If I Were a Boy"
    Released: October 8, 2008
  2. "Halo"
    Released: 2009
Singles from Sasha Fierce
  1. "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)"
    Released: October 8, 2008
  2. "Diva"
    Released: 2009

BackgroundEdit

Knowles worked on the album for almost one year. This is longer than she had spent on her previous solo albums and records with her old group Destiny's Child. She said that she has co-written and co-produced over 70 songs.

In a statement released on Knowles official website, she wrote:

I am in a different place right now and I wanted people to see the many sides of me. The music is upbeat for the dance, fun side and it is reflective, passionate and serious for the personal side. I have taken risks here. I am not afraid and my music will explain it all. There is no label or tag on my sound. It's me and I am so excited to share it with the world on November 18.

Track listingEdit

Disc 1: I Am...
No. TitleWriter(s)Producer(s) Length
1. "If I Were a Boy"   4:10
2. "Halo"  
  • Tedder
  • Beyoncé
4:22
3. "Disappear"  
  • Amanda Ghost
  • McCracken
  • Dench
  • Beyoncé
4:29
4. "Broken-Hearted Girl"  
4:39
5. "Ave Maria"  
  • Beyoncé
  • Amanda Ghost
  • Dench
  • Makeba
  • Eriksen
  • Hermansen
  • StarGate
  • Beyoncé
3:42
6. "Satellites"  
  • Amanda Ghost
  • McCracken
  • Dench
  • Beyoncé
  • Amanda Ghost
  • McCracken
  • Dench
  • Beyoncé
3:07
Disc 2: Sasha Fierce
No. TitleWriter(s)Producer(s) Length
1. "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)"  
  • Stewart
  • Nash
  • Beyoncé
3:13
2. "Radio"  
  • Scheffer
  • Rico Love
  • Dwayne Nesmith
  • Beyoncé
3:39
3. "Diva"  
  • Crawford
  • Garrett
  • Beyoncé
3:21
4. "Sweet Dreams"  
  • Jim Jonsin
  • Wilkins
  • Rico Love
  • Beyoncé
3:28
5. "Video Phone"  
  • Beyoncé
  • Crawford
  • Garrett
  • Angela Beyincé
  • Crawford
  • Garrett
  • Beyoncé
3:35
Walmart Exclusive Release[2]
No. TitleWriter(s)Producer(s) Length
1. "If I Were a Boy"     4:10
2. "Halo"     4:22
3. "Disappear"     4:29
4. "Broken-Hearted Girl"     4:39
5. "Ave Maria"     3:42
6. "Satellites"     3:07
7. "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)"     3:13
8. "Radio"     3:39
9. "Diva"     3:21
10. "Sweet Dreams"     3:28
11. "Video Phone"     3:35
12. "Why Don't You Love Me"     3:37

Platinum editionEdit

In September 2009, an enhanced two-disc version of the album was released, its first disc featuring 16 tracks from the original version with four bonus audio tracks, and its second disc, the video collection from Above and Beyoncé, including seven music videos.[3]

The Bonus Tracks EPEdit

I Am... Sasha Fierce – The Bonus Tracks EP[6]
No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "Video Phone" (Extended Remix featuring Lady Gaga)Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Shondrae Crawford, Sean Garrett 5:04
2. "Why Don't You Love Me"  Beyoncé, Knowles, Angela Beyincé, Bama Boyz 3:37
3. "Poison"  Johntá Austin, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Beyoncé 4:02

SinglesEdit

# Cover Alternate cover
1. "If I Were a Boy" October 8 2008 (Radio)
October 14 2008 (Music video)
October 21 2008 (Digital download)
  November 10 2008
November 11 2008 (CD single)
  • (United World Chart) - 1 [7]
  •   (Euro 200) - 1 [8]
  •   (Polish National Top 50) - 1 [9]
  •   (Billboard 200) - 3 [10]
2. "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" October 8 2008 (Radio)
October 14 2008 (Music video)
  February 9 2009
  • (United World Chart) - 3
  •   (Euro 200) - 11
  •   (Polish National Top 50) - 5
  •   (Billboard 200) - 1
3. "Halo" December 22 2008 (Music video)
  January 20 2009
  February 11 2009
  February 21 2009
  March 9 2009
  • (United World Chart) -
  •   (Euro 200) -
  •   (Polish National Top 50) - 17
  •   (Billboard 200) - 44
4. "Diva" December 22 2008 (Music video)
February 10 2009
  • (United World Chart) -
  •   (Euro 200) -
  •   (Billboard 200) - 20

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/SICP-2405
  2. "Walmart: I Am...Sasha Fierce (With Exclusive Bonus Track)". Archived from the original on 2014-01-09. Retrieved 2015-08-25.
  3. "I Am...Sasha Fierce (Platinum Edition) (Incl. Bonus Tracks and Music Videos): Beyonce: Writer". Amazon Germany. Amazon Inc. Retrieved February 28, 2011.
  4. "I Am...Sasha Fierce (Platinum Edition)". iTunes Store (Australia). Apple Inc. Retrieved May 20, 2014.
  5. "I Am...Sasha Fierce (Platinum Edition)". iTunes Store (United Kingdom). Apple Inc. Retrieved May 20, 2014.
  6. "I Am...Sasha Fierce The Bonus Tracks: Beyonce: MP3 Downloads". Amazon US. Amazon Inc. Retrieved February 27, 2011.
  7. http://www.mediatraffic.de/previous.htm United World Chart
  8. http://www.apcchart.com/ Euro 200
  9. http://euro200.net/Polish-Top50.htm Polish National Top 50
  10. http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/charts/chart_display.jsp?JSESSIONID=gGrsJZjRLjfmcFz0tJqpD1WydhF3HpGs2tJDztJll3L15WLBYWbx!-467228989&g=Singles&f=The+Billboard+Hot+100 Archived 2012-10-26 at the Wayback Machine Billboard 200