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Beyonce announces album plans for 2010

U.S. singer Beyonce performs during a concert at Olympic stadium in Athens, November 8, 2009. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

NEW YORK (Billboard) - During the last U.K. stop of her “I Am...” tour at the Trent FM Arena in Nottingham, England, Beyonce announced that she plans to release a new album next year.

“This is my last show for this tour in the U.K., so hopefully, I’ll see you all in a year with a new album,” a raspy-voiced Beyonce told the crowd at the end of the set, before thanking them “from the bottom of my heart” for coming to the show.

Producer Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins confirmed the news on Twitter, recently posting the news that he’s working on some tracks for Beyonce’s upcoming album.

Beyonce’s 2008 album, “I Am ... Sasha Fierce,” has sold 2.5 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.