• Beyoncé Knowles
  • Rodney Jerkins
  • Rich Harrison
  • Stargate
  • The Neptunes
  • Swizz Beatz
  • Sean Garrett
  • Cameron Wallace
  • Walter Milshap

B'Day is the Grammy -winning second solo album by American R & B singer Beyoncé Knowles, first published on September 1, 2006, Columbia Records and Music World. The album's title refers to Knowles ' 25th birthday on September 4, the global release date of the plate.

  • 2.1 bonus tracks
  • 3.1 Déjà Vu
  • 3.2 Check on It
  • 3.3 Irreplaceable



After vorausgegangenem songwriting, the album was recorded in April 2006 within two weeks at Sony Studios in New York City. Knowles and her team had rented the entire studio complex for this purpose, the individual producers ( including Rodney " Darkchild " Jerkins, Rich Harrison, The Neptunes, Swizz Beatz, Sean Garrett and the duo Stargate ) can work in parallel in different rooms at the respective tracks.

In addition to Ne -Yo and Espen Lind, who contributed the song Irreplaceable to the album, the rapper TI and Lil Wayne appeared sometimes to the studio recordings. In the end, however, it managed neither of the two rappers on the final version of B'Day.


The album debuted in September 2006 with more than 543,000 units sold straight to number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 and the Top R & B / Hip- Hop Albums chart and reached within only one week gold status in the United States. While the sales figures continually kept constant, it was not possible B'Day outside the United States, first to build on the worldwide number-one success of its predecessor, Dangerously in Love: The album placed among others in the top 5 of the German, Swiss, British and Irish charts, but sometimes missed the introduction to Austrian, French and Finnish top ten.

After several price reductions and the release of the hit single Irreplaceable B'Day finally managed to re-enter top ten of the Billboard charts. The plate could now sell more than three million copies in the U.S. alone and was previously triple platinum. Media reports of Traffic According to B'Day was the twelve most successful studio album in 2006. To date, Beyoncé has sold about seven million copies of her CD worldwide.

The second most successful single from the album so far with 4.417 million copies sold Beautiful Liar, it owes Beyoncé especially the big success in Europe and Latin America. More successful was the only hit single Irreplaceable. This resulted in ten weeks, the United World Charts on the charts in the U.S. and twelve weeks. In many other countries Irreplaceable was a similar success, including Australia, Brazil, Ireland, New Zealand, Greece, Croatia and Poland. In South America, Irreplaceable was also a great success, but in the Spanish version Irreemplazable. The single has sold worldwide over 5,950,000 times. This Irreplaceable Beyoncé 's biggest success so far. Close behind with 5,800,000 units Crazy in Love, in third place with 4.471.00 units Beautiful Liar.

Deluxe Edition

The album B'Day has been re-released as a Deluxe Edition on 30 March 2007. To date, the revised version contains the original album tracks three unreleased songs, and a bonus CD with recordings in the Spanish language; including collaborations with Mexican singer Alejandro Fernandez and Jay -Z, and also the single from the album Beautiful Liar, a duet with Shakira. Following the release of the Deluxe Edition in the U.S., the album again made a jump into the top ten at number six with 126,000 copies sold. Even more successful it was there on the Hot R & B / Hip Hop Albums chart, here landed the B'Day Deluxe Edition at number one.

The title Kissing You from the soundtrack of William Shakespeare's Romeo Juliet from 1996, which was originally released by the singer Des'ree could be gecovert under two conditions: the title was not to be changed and it could appear no new video clip to it. Since these conditions were both injured, Des'ree procured from the album refusing to sell, who was to initially until May 4 in America. In Europe, a different version was coupled which includes a DVD with twelve video clips and seven previously unreleased songs.

Title list

Bonus pieces


Déjà Vu

Déjà Vu was released in July 2006 as the first single from the album. " Déjà Vu " was nominated for a Grammy in 2007. " Déjà Vu " reached the fourth place in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. The remix version was successful in the U.S. dance charts.

" Déjà Vu " reached the top ten in many European countries.

Check on It

Check on It was a collaboration of Beyoncé with rapper Slim Thug. In addition to the artist Kasseem " Swizz Beatz " Dean, Sean Garrett and Angela Beyince were involved in the development of the title. The song was produced for the film The Pink Panther in 2006, in which Knowles plays the main role.


After the success of Déjà Vu and Ring the Alarm, Irreplaceable was published on 5 December 2006 in the U.S. as a single. Irreplaceable was most successful and was Beyonce's second most successful single after Crazy in Love. The song was ten weeks at the top of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 The single was awarded in the U.S. with multi-platinum and became the fastest-selling single of 2007.

Pictures of B'Day