Sexy singer Beyonce Knowles has brought the release of her debut solo album forward - in a bid to beat internet piracy.

The Destiny's Child frontwoman's anticipated DANGEROUSLY IN LOVE - whose title single is already enjoying success - was originally given a 24 June (03) release, but bosses at record label COLUMBIA will now unleash the album on Sunday (08JUN03).

The album features guest appearances by the likes of her boyfriend Jay-Z, ailing singer Luther Vandross, rapper Missy Elliott, reggae star Sean Paul and Outkast's Big Boi.

Its first single, Crazy In Love featuring Jay-Z, is currently racing up America's BILLBOARD HOT 100 as the chart's fastest growing track in radio for the second-straight week, moving from 27 to 13. It is also up from 15 to 10 on the HOT R'N'B/HIP-HOP SINGLES + TRACKS chart.

02/06/2003 21:07