Beyonce still has three weeks to go before her album’s official release date on June 28, but some have already heard her upcoming album “4” in full.
The record leaked in its entirety on Tuesday. It trickled out with the single “Party,” featuring Andre 3000, which was followed by the leak of “Countdown," according to the Los Angeles Times. Before long, the 12-track album was in circulation.
It sounds like from the statement the 29-year-old singer posted on her Facebook page that she’s looking for the positive in this situation.
“My music was leaked and while this is not how I wanted to present my new songs, I appreciate the positive response from my fans,” Beyonce said Wednesday. “When I record music I always think about my fans singing every note and dancing to every beat. I make music to make people happy and I appreciate that everyone has been so anxious to hear my new songs."
But if fans are thinking “4” will be close in kind to “I Am…Sasha Fierce,” they should think again. As Rolling Stone explains, “4” is “a change of pace…a more relaxed, personal set that emphasizes ballads over bangers and showcases the singer’s nuances…the sort of album a pop star makes when she doesn’t feel like she has anything to prove.”
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First, I just have to say there are a lot of negitive individuals,and people who feel the need to speak foolishly. Instead of using there inner spiritual minds and wise positive thinking to comment at there best! (More money then god (jehovajirah) /the creator...okay( to the guy can't remember ya name! Who said hova(jay z) makes more money then god. Ppl be blessed may god bless y'all!.....as he has blessed one talented woman BEYONCE KNOWLES...at her best!
Everybody go to Youtube. Theres a remix of this single produced by this guy name Fyuchur. Its Hot!! Even her fans love it.
B is a good performer, not singer or actress. Regardless if ppl like her albums, she's worth millions and can afford whatever. Hate that she's changing her appearance.Not really a B fan, but JayZ/B r VERY smart business ppl.
People who idolize other people are just pathetic....I mean really people are people!!!!
I don't know about any despute. But she is my favorate singer.
A) WHO CARES
B) SHE IS ONLY SAYING THAT, IN ORDER TO KEEP THE FAN'S SHE ALREADY HAS. WE ALL KNOW THAT SHE IS CURSING WHO EVER LEAKED HER ALBUM.
Betonce is not worth $500 million. Forbes magazines list of the top 100 celebrities has her at about $38 million approx. She didnt even make the top 10 on the list for Christ Sake! The leak was a definate PR stunt done by her/her people. Come on now. How stupid does she really think her fans are? We saw this coming a mile away. And yes she sure is getting whiter and whiter as the yrs go by. Whats up w/that? To me its like shes ashamed to be black. Put away that blonde weave and go back to who you used to be
Hmm the comments are longer then the article.
Forget about the haters she has more talent then all the wantabes here.
The idiots are saying things like doo doo and wiping there asses what are they like 5 years old
I don't like you at all adam hart still your not retarded mostly because your on the computar
I enjoy a lot of the current female artists but who cares what "MALE BASHER" think,feel, and/or goes through.
Well Beyonce has got her wish. She's now a latina, introducing Beykira aka Shakira wannabe. Wow I didn't know Beyonce was white lol
Beyonce and her people leaked this "anticipated" album. She jealous because Kelly is actually singing songs waaaaay better than her stupid songs. Kelly's video is actually a video and not someone swinging a blonde wig around. Now all of a sudden Beyonce wants to do more ballads than bangers, ugh. She trying to derail Kelly, her "friend". She so fake, and that album cover doesn't look like her. Look like she's trying to look like Shakira. I thought she was a black singer she's looking more white as the years go by.
First, Kelly has the #1 RnB record in the country...congratulations! Not the #1 RECORD in the country, That honor belongs to Adele. Second, BEYONCE has held both honors several times, she's not on a mission to derail Kelly's achievements. Third, BEYONCE is worth $500-freakin'-million dollars...everyone else in the industry is trying to catch up/compete with HER! Hate it or Love it, BEYONCE IS KING/QUEEN!!!!!!!!
4th, Lady Gaga is top of the billboard 200 with her .99 cent album, but Adele will reclaim that spot in a couple of weeks since Gaga's album took a nose dive in sales after the first week. As far as Kelly? Not even a contender
I'm 15 just so u know 4 future events
Gary,by the way u spelt what you were looking @ wrong
Whatever there are people hating, can't change that i wasn't going to say anything but how am i retarded hmm give me 1 just 1 good example.
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Her Daddy went to Fisk so whatever so writes is cool.
Feable music for the feable minded. And seriously? Beyonce? You think we don't know you intentionally leaked it? Gasp! The scandal! Please. But then, your fans are indeed feable minded, so I suppose they would buy your stupid scam.
Ummm Beyonce can not sing. She is like Janet Jackson...a artist who can't sing, but can mos def perform! Im not a Beyonce fan...like others, she has about 4 or 5 songs that I like, but majority of her work is garbage. She's popular b/c....wait, why is she popular? I think she is a beautiful woman but she is overrated! And to clear it up, she is not a R&B artist, she's a pop artist!
What kind of security practices does company employ? What a shame, time to fire someone!
Could Beyonce HATE being black anymore than she already does??? I am a 5'11" blonde Swedish-American female and she looker WHITER than I do for crying out loud......LMAO!!!
Aaww poor lil millionaire, her album was self leeked for a little extra attention ,how will this affect all the poor people living in poverty around third world countries........really people!!
N now that kelly has resurfaced....i'll bet my last that this attention hunger overprice fake will suggest a reunion tour.....N kelly should tell her HELL NO!!!
Her album was no more leaked than fantasia bogus affair...put a little drama b 4 ur movie/music release n draw attention...this is a fantasia stunt...she's on her way 2 b a hasbeen..price u. pay 4 kicking ur group 2 d curve...GO KELLY
Its the devils music. Beyonce munches butt rockets.
Kelly n weezy hv d number 1 song...beyonce was out of site n out of mind.now she back n pulled a fantasia...
I haven't heard so many 'grown' people talking about eating, sitting in, smearing and wiping s&*t in a comment thread before.
I'm sure it's gonna be groundbreaking. She a regular friggin' Mozart.
Eminem album Leaked a month before still sold 4 million in the USA... Beyonce could NEVER do that.
it's like she prepares this great dinner and we go into the kitchen and just stuff our faces before it hits the table and then leave. Burp.
There the devils...Beyonce,Jay Z(ring leader...the whole crew...the whole crew....sit it dwn...Crew down instead of man down
Id eat her A$$ clean off
Who gives a crap....I don't need women empowerment from her corny behind...
MOST OF YOU NEGATIVE IDIOTS WHO HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO DO WITH YOUR SCREWED UP LIVES. BITTER IDIOTS!
Just more ooga booga jiveass music for the dumbed down bottome of the barrel black community. The blacks are so stupid they dont understand that the B's, Diddys, Gay-Zs etc of the world produce junk and are laughing all the way to the bank.
I haven't heard the album yet but, i think the first single girls is the jam so keep doing wat ur r doing girl. I LOVE IT BEYONCE.
Juan is a gay doo doo eater.
Beyonce leaked these songs. I help create talk & intrest. Very common in the industry.
I think it's funny, and a little pathetic that so many 'men' feel her songs bash men. She's empowering women, and making it known that you don't have to depend on a man fo have it all. No where on her CD does she indicate that men are beneath or inadequte to her.
So for all the 'men' who feel she's bashing you, go back to your "mama's house" and let the real men come take their place by some of us outstanding ladies!
Yeah, because we have so many outstanding ladies in the U.S. last time I checked only men have become presidents. Please if women were so outstanding half of the presidents would of been females! Men for centuries have created that is a known fact. Men will be the ones to destroy what they have created. If you respond please blog something intelligent.
ugly album cover? i think its fantastic..
I, normally, like Beyonce and her music but the songs I have heard are awful. I won't be buying this album.....
wait...people still buy music?
She probably leaked it herself, or knew about it beforehand.
as long as this talent-less loser stops making movies, let her do whatever the f* she wants. she's hot i'll give her that and not a bad dancer, but she is void of any talent whatsoever. her few movie roles were absolute garbage, I would actually cringe when she was about to speak. ugh. *barf*
Andre 3000 can only make money writing features. He is a liar. He sleeps with women unprotected and sleeps with his employees. He lies to this girl Tiffany Limos all the time. Andre is so broke that he cannot buy a house in Dallas to be with his son Seven Benjamin.
How ironic album leaks when Kelly Rowland single is #1 in the country??? Beyonce is a good entertainer no one can gyrat and sling hair all over the place like she do. Her music is alright she has some hits everything pretty much sounds to same to me!
C'mon now, leaking albums are part of the hype-machine, a modern day online viral marketing tactic. Please.
FURTHERMORE, notice how she doesnt say anything about who may have leaked it or being angry enough to start somekind of investigation, nor the "record company" either, so yeah, its all theatrics and pre-promotion-promotion.
Of course it was leaked...because her team leaked it. With her singles flopping, iy gives her a reason why the album will tank because then her team will point out that it leaked.
This is way better then taylors stuff . im sure it will win 5 grammys
Albums tend to be leaked when the lead off single(s) don't perform as well as other hits the artist has had. Leaking the album gives the record company an idea of which song(s) people prefer. It's a marketing tactic. Honestly her first single off this album wasn't catchy until I saw her perform it. But a good single(to me) is one that I can enjoy without needing an elaborate visual.
You all need to learn how to spell
Come on is beyonce serious she knows good in well she was down with the leak she is pathetic if she thinks people think other wise she has good music some that she did not write but what ever she needs to give her bestfriend jay z a baby before rihanna does lol
I love u Beyonce, its going to be okay. Keep ur head up; I'm still going to buy your album.
Hello people lets go back and look at her need for fame and glory but dony worry ill remind you does anyone remember the original group when those two girls got kicked out of the group then they got two other girls well one got kicked out because she wanted to sing lead and her mother and father will tell you only b sings lead so they got rid of her and she dumps the other two and call it a farewell tour yeah sure and her latest.scam is screwing jz come on no one is that stupid lets just hope jz gets her good and pregant and jz will win the first round.
Adam. Your an idiot. Your mom should have swallowed.
Shes good looking and all,but she needs to stop men bashing.
I BURNED 25 LEAKED COPIES OF THE ALBUM JUST TO THROW THEM AWAY. I WILL BUY THE REAL CD JUST FOR THE PHOTOS OF HER THOUGH. SHE IS GORGEOUS
Katie said it all earlier. PR bull. Nothing more. Nothing less. Yes she is beautiful. Yes she can sing very well. And yes she is an intelligent business woman. Thus the leak stunt. Will bring tons of attention to the album which will bring millions to her bank acct. Very smart if you ask me. Along the same lines as Lady Gaga and the Amazon 99¢ album stunt. Brilliant.
This adam hart ass wipe is truly 'tarded! who gave him a compoter? let him wear his white sheet and go back to burning crosses on lawns. daddy should have had a vasectomy and moma an abortion.
Do some of you love celebrities more than you love yourselves?
@ h.a.m99 so if she can't sing you must wanna be on the edge of trying to slit ur throat everytime u hear rihanna or rebecca black.
I admire her talent and also her beauty.A lady who really did come from nothing and now is just all that.Go beyonce! To all the haters you should take notes or at least get a life.
Beyonce looks more white than Black... Actually she looks Hispanic. Is he bleaching her skin. She looks like it in this video.
I'll still buy it legal eagle.
When is ashanti gonna make another album
PR only.. Whatever..
She cant sing or dance.
Haters ! Haters ! Haters ! Get a life ! Don't be jealous cuz she n JayZ has got it going on ! Love both of yalls music !
She's the best
adam hart just shut up already
Ya that was her 1st album 2.
There isn't that many haters.
Go Beyonce! I can't wait for the release!
She really is 1 of the best female singers.
Beyonce can sing her behind off I like her. She's a well rounded person, there are singers n dancers better than her, but she is dat chick
Jennie, honestly I don't know what to say but still i don't usely pay for any music but still whats the crap again o ya what your downloading.
It was leaked? Great now I can download it for free and not pay her a dime!!! That way if the album sucks I won't feel bad spending my hard earned money on crap.
A.I., it's true even u have to admit there are too many haters
Who's the white girl on her cover. And she's pregnant..
but once again i don't matter so back to the haters.
By the way u really think calling me an idiot is something I don't hear EVERYDAY! FROM MY HOME 2 SCHOOL.
Lauryn hill yeah shes most famous 4 her remake of killing me softly. and sister act. the fugees was alright. but she lost a lot of her fans with her poor interview skills. beyonce is way better than her.
Have you ever heard of her album the miseducation of Lauryn Hill,its one for.the record books, one of the best
blah andlala, I didn't say I don't hate myself or that I have a life also my spelling isn't horrible.like I said I don't like haters thats why i'm here cause of them. now then why are you here
My family loves you sooo...much.Keep sreading your joy,I already know that you're to strong to let any of thesr FOOLS on this bring you down.
beyonce is trash. I3 she wanted me 2 listen 2 her album she would have to pay me. And ur trash if u are even thnkng of buying her album.that is all.
@ adam hart- get a life, and get over yourself. You can hardly spell let alone "bash" people as well as you think you are.
Very 1st commenter,then why r u here.
Alexa, she sings them thats all that really matters
U should know i hate on haters(and idiots)
"U should know i hate on haters (and idiots)"
Look who's talking. You are not only a hater but you're also an idiot. Good job!
Boo hoo to many haters! They are only opinions about the article or not irrelevant about it. Looks like the only idiot is you and me for telling you. I think I lost some brain cells! Beyonce is famous and rich a known fact.
Rudi, your 2 dam random
x, also to your first post lady gaga had to have a lot of fans to get that much money, besides people won't really buy an album of some 1 they don't like.
At 0.99 cents even "non-lil Monsters" might buy it still and probably did. Read some of the reviews on Amazon. A lot of people who weren't even fans bought it because it was .99 cents, not because they were big fans of her. She has a big fanbase, i'm aware of that, and i'm not arguing about her status as a popular artist (so don't go there with the self-defensive act), i'm just saying that harping on about her making 1 million is nothing new or special esp. if she sold it for so cheap (plus she's not the first to sell a million in one week).
Bey Bey , Rih Rih, Jigger, and Kanye are members of the Illumanati. She just wants pubilicty.
1st off x,not really the topic. 2nd off chris, ha really bad of me 2 have to look her up but her songs arn't that good but she doesn't look that bad
I will be most definitely be buying this CD. And fyi a "more relaxed personal set of ballads" is why we love her so. Rock on B!
I don't get why it's reported that an album from a major artist is "leaked" or that he or she may cry a river over lost revenue. The album is always leaked coincidently a week or a couple of days before the album is released. These days, a "leaked" album is a calculated marketing tool, and a successful one at that. Plus, most revenue comes from touring, hence is why no artist does or should complain about losing money from their album being "leaked."
Chris, sorry no offence but WHO?
Go look her up maybe you'll learn something ,no offence
Crapmusic, ironic how your full of the 1st part of your username
I am waiting for Lauryn Hill to make another album and show this booty shakers how its really done!
+1 for Lauryn Hill. I miss her sounds.
I've been waiting for that since the 90s dude. Her first cd was amazing. She recently performed 2 songs on the Jimmy Fallon Show though, and that could hold me over for years to come. It's almost sad that her tv performance was probably better than most live shows I've been to.
I like maybe 5-6 Beyonce (solo) songs total. As a group it was harmonic and catchy, as a solo artist, it's typical female pop. I realize 25 year old straight guys aren't her core demographic, but her albums don't offer much of an eclectic mix of sounds aside from their singles. Sasha Fierce was ok, I enjoyed maybe 3-4 songs total.
Tell her to stop having these babies and get a new album out! lol
I miss her too....
FU, the only close musical perfomance you'll have is when you have to many beans.
Beyonce, u r such a great performer. I saw u in concert and u blew me away! 15 years in the business and u r still on top!!
Who's the Caucasian girl on Beyoncé's album cover?
A guy was speeding 120 M/H a policeman chased him for 20 mile till the guy did not have gas and stopped….the cop approached the window to talk to the driver…he asked him: did you see that I told you to stop? Yes said the guy. So why you did not stop? And the guy answered:
2 weeks ago a cop run away with my wife…and I was so afraid that he wants to return her to me…….
This will be the closest she will ever come to orchestrating anything musical...
What to say or not to say about Beyonce?
She can't cry over lost revenue her Hova has more money than God!
Hold your head up b.people do stupid things to get heard and money is nothing you and your husband are truely blessed.
Oh her head is up ,she b shoppin n splurging in grotesque amounts , I read that she would scold anyone who outdid her ,in her old band....eeeeewww
I think in some cases, an album leaking out can be a good thing. Gaga took control of this and previewed many of her own songs, and 'Born This Way' sold gangbusters.
In Lady Gaga's case, she sold as much as she did for Born This Way because it sold for .99 cents on amazon.com. Any major artist can sell millions by charging so little, it's not really that hard or incredible.
Yeah beyounce i wish you would marry me and buy me things and your music is off da chain lil mama you go gurl I salute 2 u sista...
This article is about beyounce not Lil mama!
Why would she care? It's not like it's her music. She doesn't write, play an instumenf or sing anything relevate to our generation. Just background noise when you are out shopping or the beach.
Beyonce does write her own songs. And she wrote many of the Destiny Child hits.
Agreed Beyonce is a good performer but no singer and we've seen all her dance moves and most her body already so there's nothing really more to be happening. Its like she's doing the same thing which isn't really exciting just wearing new clothes well hardly wearing. She's not saying anything new and not a soul singer so its kinda boring. Same old same old but guys like her its always a show for them most don't care what she sounds like anyway... Not a hater just keepn it real, there is a difference. I can say how I feel. Like I said she's a great performer.
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B i love ur music n i love you...u run the WORLD l.o.l
Beyonce rocks and I can't wait to hear the album, the first song Girls is hott and the video is great. So Haters – hate on!!!!
she looks like britney spears on the album.?
Thats what i thought when i first saw the cover too
Columbia, her record company, leaked the album on purpose because the response to her initial single, Girls (Who Run the World) was so negative. They needed to prove that the album was actually good, which it is.....but what a horrible choice for a first single.
Quite sure it was a joint decision to leak the album....between her and the reps at her record label.....i just don't get why people still waste time making these stories up about an album being mysteriously leaked......are we to believe that an artist of her caliber can't protect her music? Yeah right.....
Put your clothes back on honey. You arent that hot.
Somebody with Beyonces fame should expect things like this to happen. Shes by no means the only artist that has to deal w/things like this. She should be happy/thankful that her fans are that anxious to hear her music. Personally I think it sucks. But thats just my opinion.
I want to wipe my rear-end with this album cover.
I don't think she sing or dance. Most of her songs are men bashing.. 15 minutes is up. Go have some babies.
LoL. Wow. So how are things in the 1950s?
I can tell you're "not happy"....with life
Your an idiot!! If you don't have anything good to say don't say anything at all.
AGREED! She's overexposed and only talks $*** about men, can't she find something else to whine about in her songs?
"15 minutes is up?" She's not a Kesha or an Ashlee Simpson, I think it's more than obvious she isn't some fad
on the brinks of fading out, she a music icon and worked hard to where she is at. I mean she is married to Jay Z for god's sake.
What does Jay-Z have to do with anything? She's more succesful than he is, anyway.
B eat her own doo doo.
I like that it doesn't seem to bother her much. Some musicians would already be crying about lost revenue.
Beyonce? She's a Horse.
Just a little more clorox and she will almost be white.
i have the album and it is so good. i will be buying the album so you go gurl
This album cover will make a great doormat.
Laying a doodee pile on her flat manchest would be fun.
Beyonce, because she responded.
You do you read the article and posted a comment
Dont believe the hype. B leaked it and she did it on purpose. Otherwise thats one ugly album cover. YUCK!
She needs to look "within" her own people. Thats the only way it could have been leaked initially.
She looks white
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