Beyonce To Retire After Next Album?

By Liz "Red" Thomas  |  04/15/2008

BeyonceJust two weeks after exchanging vows with longtime boyfriend Jay-Z, it looks like Beyonce is following in his footsteps -- calling it quits from music, like Jay-Z attempted after the release of the Black Album.

According to a report from New York's Daily News, the singer's cousin, Angelica Knowles, claims that Beyonce's next album will be her last as a recording artist, as she takes on a role behind the desk.

Apparently, Beyonce will help her new husband scout talent for Jay-Z's new label.

Jay-Z is said to be on the verge of inking one of the biggest deals in music history with Live Nation Inc., reportedly worth $150 million.

Via the deal, Live Nation would obtain a stake in everything from Jay's music to his music-related business for 10 years, as well as publishing, licensing and other rights.

The company would also finance Jay'z entertainment venture, Roc Nation, which is rumored to include a record label, music publishing, talent consulting and managing projects.

This is where B would fit in, searching for new talent.

Beyonce's first protégé is rumored to be an R&B artist named Chelsea Thomas.

Reps for the singer could not be reached for comment.