Beyoncé Knowles’ Album Leaked on Internet, Responds on Facebook Page

Posted June 8, 2011 by J Matthew Cobb in News

Knowles’ fourth album leaked weeks before drop date, the diva responds cheerfully on Facebook

4, Beyoncé Knowles‘ fourth album, is slated to drop on July 28, but some people associated with her camp (obviously) decided to drop the album eight weeks before its due date. On June 7, the album was leaked to the Internet.

Not sure if it was intentionally used to be a publicity stunt, probably to get some kind of momentum or major buzz to counteract the commotions around Lady Gaga’s million seller Born This Way, but Knowles and her management have responded to the news…and are actually welcoming as if the leak was good news.

Beyoncé responded to the leak on her Facebook Page, saying:

“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. 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.”

Beyoncé’s publicity team also reminded fans that the leaked album isn’t all to 4. Bonus tracks have been stored up for exclusive, expanded editions primed for retail and that the contents for the exclusive expansions have not been finalized yet.

Knowles is still wresting with the recently-released singles from 4. Although big buzz performances on the Billboard Music Awards and Oprah Winfrey’s season finale’ drew much anticipation to Beyoncé’s product, singles’ performance and radio airplay shows depressing results, when compared with singles from I Am..Sasha Fierce (“Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It),” “Halo,” “If I Were a Boy”). Currently, “Run the World (Girls)” has leaped to No. 29 on the Billboard Hot 100, but is still a commercial flop in light of her previous hits and dropping weekly on numerous charts. Her latest single, the Babyface-penned “Best Thing I Never Had,” was released as a digital download on June 1 and hasn’t made any impact on radio to date.


Read what critics had to say about “Run the World (Girls)” and the new single, “The Best I Never Had”
Review Revue: Critics React to Beyonce’s ‘Best Thing I Never Had’ –

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J Matthew Cobb

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