Beyoncé teases August date

The star's new cryptic teaser suggests she might release new material next month

Beyoncé fans are speculating that the singer is preparing to release her first music since becoming a mother to baby Blue Ivy, after she posted a cryptic message on her official website.

The 'Countdown' star's message promises she will make a big announcement in mid-August causing many to believe this could be the first single from her highly anticipated fifth studio album.

"Leave your footprint on 19th August 2012," the short message on reads.

Beyoncé is believed to have started work on the follow-up to 2011's '4' earlier this year, after OneRepublic singer and song-writer Ryan Tedder revealed he was preparing to head into the recording studio with her to work on new material.