Beyonce sets date for new album

Beyonce looks set to release her new album in June.

The R&B star premiered a total of six songs from the currently untitled record to executives at her label last week, at a special listening party in New York.

'It was just amazing,' Sony Music Australia chief Denis Handlin told the Daily Telegraph down under.

'She came in and played us six tracks from the album. She wants to do a big tour off the back of this record... these songs, the best description I can give is groundbreaking; she's gone to another level.'

The release would coincide with her forthcoming headline performance at Glastonbury that month.