WIll You Be Buying: Beyonce’s ‘4’?

Published: Tuesday 28th Jun 2011 by Sam

Today marks the global release of Beyonce‘s ‘4’.

Undeniably one of the most important albums the singer’s career to date, the record has experienced quite the roller-coaster – prior to even hitting shelves. Indeed, while hailed for being her best collective output thus far, the album has also been critiqued for not boasting much in the way of palatable commercial singles (a point, perhaps reflective in the performance of the project’s singles thus far?) Then, of course, there’s the 3-week early internet leak – which, for many, marred the potential success of album.

Despite this, early indications show the megastar to be on course to defy the odds. For, following stunning shows in Nice, London, and Glastonbury, ‘4’ is already perched atop of iTunes in many a European market, and – as we type – in the same position Stateside. With a slew of US promotional spots this week and following, prospects are looking much brighter for the ‘Run The World’ led LP.

That said, we at That Grape Juice are eager to hear your thoughts on the project. Will you be buying? Have you bought it already? If so, why? If not, why?

We’ve had the record on repeat at TGJ HQ and can’t get enough of it. From the lush ‘Party (ft. Andre 3000)‘, to ‘Upgrade U’s sophisticated sister ‘Countdown’, ‘I Care’, ‘End of Time’, ‘I Was Here’…the whole CD! Both musically and sonically, this is the best dish she’s served yet. However, as ever, we want to know what you think…

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  1. JustinKeith June 28, 2011

    DOWNLOADED MY PRE-ORDER LAST NIGHT. BOUT TO HEAD TO TARGET FOR THE DELUXE EDITION!

  2. ABC June 28, 2011

    YESSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Leaked 3 weeks ago and no “hit” single, yet SLAYING the iTunes charts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. carl June 28, 2011

    YES IT’S AMAZING. I GOT 3 COPIES ALREADY!!!!

  4. ABC June 28, 2011

    21 songs on the UK iTunes Chart #KingB

  5. hermione fierce granger June 28, 2011

    OF COURSE YEEEES !!!!!Bey is a living LEGEND I LOVE HER

  6. BC June 28, 2011

    YESSS!!

  7. inevercomment June 28, 2011

    Mrs. Beyonce Knowles is a phenomenal woman, and an incredible artist. “4” is her best work yet, and I will most definitely be buying it. Congrats to you Bey!!!

  8. ABC June 28, 2011

    Best Thing I Never Had #2 on UK iTunes Chart, and it hasn’t been officially released there as a single!!!!!!!!!

  9. Yurges June 28, 2011

    Yess i will be buying it, its a great LOVE album =)

  10. Misfit June 28, 2011

    DUH!! Being shipped to me as I answer this question.

  11. KAT DELUNA FAN June 28, 2011

    YES

    4 WEEKS AFTER THE LEAK

    I SAY YES

    I HAVE LISTEN TO MANY ALBUM THE PAST MONTHS FROM DIVERSE ARSTITS:
    ADELE
    KAT DELUNA
    DRAKE
    RIHANNA
    PERRY
    GAGA
    RAPHAEL SAADIQ
    JANELLE MONOE
    KESHA
    BRITNEY SPEARS
    CEE LO
    BRUNO MARS

    AND I CAN HONESTLY SAY,IT’S THE BEST OUT OF THEM ALL.
    SHE DESERVES HER SUCCESS THIS ERA.

    4 IS A MASTERPIECE

  12. Mr. T June 28, 2011

    Got my 2 copies right now….. and I pre-ordered a copy…

  13. FameKills June 28, 2011

    No i wont buy it

    i downloaded the album 3 weeks ago when it leaked & the deluxe last week when it leaked and i still dont think it was her best album, or anyway close to it

    i’ll just enjoy her music videos and performances

  14. Curtwill June 28, 2011

    I bought at target around 9 and I am listening to it right now. Bought the Standard edition for now, but I will buy the Deluxe sometime this week. Great album and it goes hard when you blast with a nice strong sounding CD player.

  15. Keepin it 100 June 28, 2011

    I’m not gonna lie… I’m not buying it, it was leaked 3 wks ago & have only listened to it once. Theres only like 3 songs I like on her album. She will do just fine in sales… I was looking earlier this morning & she was #2 on itunes Albums.

  16. Paulie DeStar June 28, 2011

    Bought it already! I LOVE IT! I obviously bought the deluxe and the standard….being a HUGE Beyoncé fan that I am….I LOVE THE FULL ALBUM and that includes RTW! it goes hard in the clubs down here in Manchester, UK! if y’all not bought it….WHAT THE F*** IS WRONG WITH YOU!? 🙂

  17. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) June 28, 2011

    I’m undecided.I’ll wait until she makes the deluxe available at more outlets as Target doesn’t ship internationally, but I’m on the fence anyway. She’s got some real gems on the album (1+1, Start Over, Schoolin Life, BTINH) and then the rest of the album is filled with mediocre, semi-catchy or even awful songs (RTW is the prime example, but there are more). It’s an ok record, but not mindblowing

  18. Josy June 28, 2011

    NOPE!! Why would I???

    I got it for free 6 months ago!!! Gotta love the
    Internet!!! 🙂

    But I will buy:

    Kelly’s “Here I Am” !!!!

    07/26 BABY!!!!!!!

  19. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) June 28, 2011

    I seriously can’t understand the love for Countdown.I think it’s one of the most attrocious songs she’s ever done.End Of Time is miles better.And Upgrade U is a full on banger and should not be compared to a song like Countdown

  20. Cayce June 28, 2011

    LOVE IT!!!!

  21. Vuvu June 28, 2011

    NOPE!!
    Why would I???

    I got it for free 6 months ago!!! Gotta love the
    Internet!!! 🙂

    But I will buy:
    Kelly’s “Here I Am” !!!!
    07/26 BABY!!!!!!!

  22. KaQuan June 28, 2011

    Yes, I’m both the deluxe & standard edition as soon as I get off of work today.

    The album is classic. She took a chance with her sound this time around & had a success$

  23. RosaRubbel June 28, 2011

    I have already bought it, but there was no deluxe edition on iTunes. I need to get those songs too, I hope they’ll be there in a few days.

  24. !!!! June 28, 2011

    Ordered!!! It was shipped yesterday!! Hopefully it will arrive tomorrow!!! Deluxe of course!!

  25. G.dee June 28, 2011

    Omg where r all the haters. KingB shut the he’ll out of them. I have my four and listening to it now while cleaning the house. Schooling life playing. Saw yesterday in london. That was a boost. I can see that for the fusty time haters are not slaving off bet on here. Oh maybe they have become converts. Or gaga s sleaziness with charity money chart them up. Beyonce defies the odds.

  26. RosaRubbel June 28, 2011

    I think there are a lot of potential singles on ‘4’ (surely not ‘Run The World’), but why is everyone criticizing the album’s material. Just because it’s not dance/pop like the other rubbish out there, doesn’t mean it’s a bad thing. Open your minds people.

  27. bam bam June 28, 2011

    I am by no means a Beyonce stan. I barely consider myself a fan but I think this album shows.tremendous growth for her as an artist. Even though most of the songs on there are not my cup of tea ( except for “Party”) Beyonce really stepped her game up and stepped away from this gay club music that rules the charts these days………

  28. KAT DELUNA FAN June 28, 2011

    Gaga and rihanna stans wont buy the album because it’s not 0.49 cents like the rumors said

    LMAOOOOO I CANT AT LADY GROUPON STANS & RIHSCOUNT 0.99 cents ,we know 7.99 $ is too much right?

  29. BC June 28, 2011

    ive talked to gaga stans,riahnana stan and britney stans and a lot of them said they r buying 4!

  30. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) June 28, 2011

    I will give her props for not filling the album with generic songs, though

  31. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) June 28, 2011

    I’m undecided.I’ll wait until she makes the deluxe available at more outlets as Target doesn’t ship internationally, but I’m on the fence anyway. She’s got some real gems on the album (1+1, Start Over, Schoolin Life, BTINH) and then the rest of the album is filled with mediocre, semi-catchy or even awful songs (RTW is the prime example, but there are more). It’s an ok record, but not mindblowing

  32. BC June 28, 2011

    yup there r potential hits on here like i care,end of time,BTINH and countdown.the album will have more hits.

  33. the kiddz June 28, 2011

    Just bought it on my way home from the gym. Blasting End of Time now.

  34. CARMELLO June 28, 2011

    No. I rather buy Susan Boyle’s album.

  35. Anne June 28, 2011

    GREAT ALBUM, completely agree with Sam’s review; got it on repeat now!!!

  36. KAT DELUNA FAN June 28, 2011

    I’ll buy it because it’s excellentMostly I bought beyonce album after music videos or live performances of third or forth singleBut this time,I cant skip one track

    ‘Best Thing’ being the least interesting track on the album still got the vocals strong enough to be as good as Bledding love by Leona lewis

    After IASF,HER MOST POP ALBUM EVER,she could have make the transition to POP music easily, But she did.I love this confident !

    GO KING B !

  37. the kiddz June 28, 2011

    @ASAP (AS SINCERE AS POSSIBLE)

    I’ve noticed with Countdown, you either love it or hate it. I personally love it, it’s so fun and those trumpets. God, those trumpets. What in particular don’t you like about it?

  38. Harlem June 28, 2011

    Beyonce Adele and Jessie J have the best albums out right now……….Full of talent vocally, lyrically and classics……………..They have redefined the word POP music to what its about…….not models and gimmickery………….I love my Rihana, but she is a studio hit maker…..

    Beyonce album is a music roller coaster……..Favorties, 1+1, Rather Die Young, Schoolin Life, Party, I mIss you, I was Here and Dance for you…………..But the ALBUM collectively is amazing…..

    Beyonce best album hands down…………….I have 3 copies…one for the house , one for the car………….and the standard on my IPod…………

  39. Honest2Honest June 28, 2011

    I already did. it’s almost sold-out at two of the targets in my city. What is with these haters? 4 is better then BTW,TD,Loud,and FF. Hell even if it wasn’t she still sounds much better than gaga and the usual pop lackeys.Face it haters you said 4 would flop but looks like you will eating your own words It’s a solid album 3.5/5

  40. Beyonce Proves Em Wrong Again June 28, 2011

    “4” is #1 in 21 countries on itunes. Who gone check her boo?

    So much for “Beyonce” “4closing” with “4lop”.

    Where the haters at now? WHere u at Perrylicious? BWAHAHAHA

  41. Katy perry stan June 28, 2011

    HELL NO! Worse beyonce album ever (not like d others were good) queen katy is slaying) *plays teenage dream* beyonce cnt touch katy perry! Lmao

  42. lohb June 28, 2011

    Okay…. PARTY gives me chills.. that s*** sounds so f****** 90s I wanna cry.. reminds me of my childhood.. I will now respect beyonce.. no eletro POP no dumb ass clubs sounds.. let the music and talent speak.for its self..

  43. queenbey will always s*** on ur fave and leave them no option but 2 pout June 28, 2011

    SAM to answer ur question for da 5th time- HELL F*** YEA…..Im on my way to Target NOW 🙂

  44. KATY PERRY STAN IS EMBAREESING HERSELF June 28, 2011

    How is Katy Perry better? Beyoncé has 16 Grammy’s and Katy Perry has um… oh yeah ZERO!! Beyonce’s album is number-one in 2 countries and Katy Perry didnt even so platinum! So you can go somewhere else Katy Perry Stan, because your not wanted here!!!!

  45. Paul June 28, 2011

    I already bought the album on itunes. And, I will buy the deluxe copy later this week. I agree with many of the comments that this is Beyonce’s best work yet. It has a nice grown up sound to it. Great work Bey. I love Beyonce. I’m a Beyonce Fan For Life.

  46. ANTHONY June 28, 2011

    BEYONCE NEVER REALLY HAD ALOT OF NUMBER ONE SINGLES BUT HER CD IS GOING TO SALE

  47. KATY PERRY STAN IS EMBAREESING HERSELF June 28, 2011

    I ment to say 21 countries not 2

  48. SWEETY NATALIE (A.K.A. ICON) June 28, 2011

    4 is totally my favourite album of the year without a doubt. All the songs sounds sonically and musically beautiful and fit so perfectly to together. Every time I hear End Of Time I feel like my soul is floating. The beat is everything. I Was Here made me cry on the first listen. I Miss You is just beautiful but haunting but soft. 1+1 is one of Beyonce’s best ballads. Love On Top is like MJ throwback I love the key changes in the song, it makes the album sound so golly. Countdown is a bad ass track. Also I love the rock influences on Start Over.

    @Katy Perry Stan

    Your a joke lol. I like Katy but do not put her and Beyonce in the same league. Beyonce is a legend who will be remembered forever. Katy is just a pop tart who will probably much longevity.

  49. Chile Please!! June 28, 2011

    The album sucks…so does she! She’s nothing but a f** magnet & all the “GURL” will be buying it. Look at the comments the c**** are already buy 2 and 4 copies….REALLY??? Why….If i was to buy that many copies one would be something to break weed up on, the second would be a cup coaster, the third one would be to put Keke Wyatts CD in just in case her CD case breaks, & the last one would be to wipe my ass with & throw it in the garbage. I’m so tired of her & the same wack ass drag queen hair flinging antics. Yawn!!! NEXT!!! ***Puts my playlist on Kelly Price & Keke Wyatts albums***

  50. Damo June 28, 2011

    This album took it’s time to grow on me. Beyonce took a risk in giving us an album with throwbacks and material that doesnt spew out on the radio. Its a true artists album and Beyonce delievers. I bought the dulexe CD and the songs are outstanding.
    Those saying its not her best, just wanted the old material they are used to… beyonce has mutured vocally and sonically.

  51. SWEETY NATALIE (A.K.A. ICON) June 28, 2011

    *probably not have longevity.

  52. YOOSONDALOOSE June 28, 2011

    LOVE IT, GOT IT QUEEN!

  53. Chile Please!! June 28, 2011

    Hells to the naw…the albums sucks. I’m so over her! Same Drag Queen hair flinging back & fourth moves. All she is…is just a f** magnet…..all the “GURLS” will be supporting her. Look at all the queens up here talking about their buying 2 & 3 copies….REALLY??? Is it that serious???? If i was to buy 3 copies….One would be a coaster, Two would be used to put my KeKe Wyatt “Unbelieveable” cd in, & the Last one would be used to wipe my ass because it sounds like s***. Yawn fest! NEXT!!! ***Sets my playlist for Keke Wyatt, Kelly Price, & Faith Evans***

  54. MaZ June 28, 2011

    I will buy the deluxe edition! 😉

  55. LISA June 28, 2011

    I will buy the 1 or 2 singles I like, just not the whole album.

  56. J’adore Beyonce! June 28, 2011

    Ive had the bootleg for about 3 weeks now and its been on repeat ever since…only skipping a few songs…and yes I did buy the album as well…

  57. keasyy June 28, 2011

    i got 5 copies! BEYONCE stays.

  58. Yall Are Too Fake June 28, 2011

    Yea what’s the point if buying 5 copies? Stans can spend 70.00 on one cd but Gaga can’t sell hers “online” for 99c. I can’t @ u f***

  59. WildChild June 28, 2011

    Nope, not interested. I’m not feeling her this time around. lol @Chile Please!

  60. That’s an N-O June 28, 2011

    I love how when a Legend like Mariah does an album with throwbacks and slow jam ballads (see Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel) she’s considered a “has been” but when Beyonce does it shes considered a genius for going against the grain. Beyonce played this album way too safe filling it with B-Day fillers. I heard so much about how she was experimenting with her music and finding new sounds but besides a couple of drums and old beats I can’t really hear anything that doesn’t already sound played out from Bey. I will not be buying this album but i have faith that she will do well on first week sales.

  61. TJ June 28, 2011

    I will not give her a pass because of who she is… my verdict, this album is a fail…. Will it sell, I’m sure she has a s*** load of fans, but for me… NO

    This album is just not good… from the boring oversang ballads, to the questionable “bangers” The only one is Who Runs the World, but then the only thing that makes that good is the beat… How many straight men will be singing that in a club? Lord Such a disappointment

    I”m glad I downloaded it for FREE yesterday.. I would be PISSED if I spent money on it.. I LIKE BEYONCE.. I really do… However, people saying this is her best effort are just lying. Also for “industry people” to say this, is nothing more than a marketing ploy.

    Sad day …

  62. Yall Are Too Fake June 28, 2011

    It’s a good album but y’all be lyin

  63. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) June 28, 2011

    @THE KIDDZ I find the key changes really disturbing, I think it lacks a strong chorus and I consider the lyrcis immature, while the album is lyrically VERY rich besides this track

  64. Beyonce and Cb fan June 28, 2011

    Yes, already pre-ordered my Deluxe edition. Just waiting on target to send me my digital download.

  65. Cremate June 28, 2011

    i will be copping this MUST have album..love Bey…:)
    …wouldn’t believe how messed up most laptops are… http://goo.gl/A2779 until you get a brand new 1..just glad i didn’t have to pay for it..=)

  66. YOu wish June 28, 2011

    Now when Rihanna is topping the UK charts, the Beystans say the UK doesn’t matter, these people are SICK its clear and NO I won’t be buying it, why would I? They act like her getting a no 1 is going to do something for their life, PATHETIC.COM

  67. musicfan June 28, 2011

    I’m a Gaga Stan an I love this album.

  68. FlopJuice June 28, 2011

    B’Day was her best record. THAT was original.

    I Am… was mainstream, nothing speciel – total forgettable pop music

    4 is just like anything in the market around… I’m going back to listen to B’Day which is one of the best albums of the last decade! 😉

  69. DC3BKM AKA XEMA, DILLA & BEYODEL’S OWNER June 28, 2011

    YESSSSS! B U BE KILLIN EM!!! BEYODEL, LACEFRONCE, SHESDUMB, WHERE YA’LL @???? LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! STAY PRESSED!

  70. Leo June 28, 2011

    Not.

  71. Beyonce and Cb fan June 28, 2011

    Yes, Just got my Digital Deluxe of 4 download from Target . I’m ready to download, so happy!!

  72. Mr. T June 28, 2011

    YOU WISH
    June 28, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Now when Rihanna is topping the UK charts, the Beystans say the UK doesn’t matter, these people are SICK its clear and NO I won’t be buying it, why would I? They act like her getting a no 1 is going to do something for their life, PATHETIC.COM
    ________________________________________________________________-

    STOP lying….no one has ever saud the UK charts don’t matter. But she is also on top of the US charts…so i still dont get what you’re saying

  73. shelly June 28, 2011

    That question should not be asked Sam it should be known!!!!! THAT BEING SAID…… HELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS I AM GOING TO GET MY 5 COPIES

  74. shelly June 28, 2011

    @U WISH THAT WISH FULL B**** IS IN A DREAM LAND RITE NOW SHE WISHING ALL KIND OF S*** TO START UP WITH THE BEEHIVE. DONT HAVE NOTHING GOOD TO SAY AWWWWW U POOR WHATEVER YOU ARE WE WILL LET IT SLIDE OK PUMPKIN LOL IT MAKES ME SO HAPPY TO SEE THEM PRESSED MUCH MORE THAN PRESSED LOL

  75. BC June 28, 2011

    why do some black people dislike beyonce and want her 2 fail when shes making history 4 u?

  76. BC June 28, 2011

    looks like the only people who can sell albums theses days are Beyonce,Adele and Gaga

  77. LET THE TRUTH SET YOU FREE! June 28, 2011

    @flop juice….i agree that b-day was her best work…it seemed more authentic and origional.

    As for 4 I won’t waste my money…there are some songs on there that I do like . As for overall content, it sucks. The album leaked awhile ago and I’m already over it. I’m not a stan for anyone but myself…and I’m not hating on Beyonce. But lets be real this is BEYONCE…I just expected more from her thats all.

    When it comes to sales I know she is going to do good because she has crazy stans buying 2 and 3 copies…which shows how much they are obsessed with her…not how good the album is #just saying.

    I hope she does well…I also hope she comes with something much better the next time but I just can’t get into 4

  78.  Beyoncé ( “4” is the Titanic, and June 28th is the Iceberg.. June 28, 2011

    Now when Rihanna is topping the UK charts, the Beystans say the UK doesn’t matter, these people are SICK its clear and NO I won’t be buying it, why would I? They act like her getting a no 1 is going to do something for their life, PATHETIC.COM
    ———————-
    Although I’m buying her album today, I’m a Rihanna Stan and this is very true..

  79. Kenny June 28, 2011

    No, I will not of course but im sure her fans will purchase mulitple copies being they dont have faith in the numbers.

  80. Diamond June 28, 2011

    @ Chile pleez yeah that’s right. Keep your pressed ass on this post. I know you’ll be one of the ones downloading some of the songs off the album if not the album itself.

  81. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN June 28, 2011

    The song “i was here” is one of my favorite songs of the year! Loveeeeeee it.

  82. Harlem June 28, 2011

    HAHAHHA, look at the haters….LMAO…lmao…

  83. Kenny June 28, 2011

    @BC

    Im black and Beyonce isnt making history for me.. Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Civil Rights leaders who made it possible for us to walk the streets with other races. You fans give Beyonce too much power on a pedestal, she is a singer nothing more… she is not curing cancer. What is Beyonce doing for me? or You?

  84. Beyoncé ( “4” is the Titanic, and June 28th is the Iceberg..)  June 28, 2011

    That’s my problem with Bey stans exactly. They take time out of their day to disrespect and discredit EVERY OTHER ARTIST on the planet, no matter how much effort they put in. BUT when Bey does everything becomes okay and it’s because “The Queen” can do it. It’s disgusting and EXACTLY why I will never be a BEYstan. 

  85. duaniiboii June 28, 2011

    Bought! =]

  86. Tru June 28, 2011

    Lady Gaga is being sued in America for Supposedly
    stealing money from the japanese charity
    that raised money for the earthquake survivors
    the lawers say gaga pocketed the cash earned from the sale of wristabands she promoted and never sent the money onto the chairty
    THIS IS VERY SERIOUS

    Beyonce wouldnt do something like that
    Hope Beyonce keeps Gaga at a Distance

  87. BC June 28, 2011

    @kenny yes i understand r point.but im talking history in the music business.she was the 1st black women 2 be a hard-liner at Glastonbury,those grammys,etc. Beyonce is a trend setter.not many black women the industry get as much attention as beyonce.i do wish more black women got more attention like beyonce.but only 4 the black industry but 4 the industry as a total.white girls and black girls look up 2 beyonce.and 50 yrs. ago that was not nearly as common as it is today.

  88. TOP NOTCH DIVA June 28, 2011

    Kelly should have dropped her new video to Lay It On Me today!

  89. Queen Beyonce Stann June 28, 2011

    Gonna Go Buy My Target DELUX Editon Later On 😀
    *Excited*!!!

    So Far I Love “I Care” And “I Miss You” Cuz I Can Relate…

    #KingB2011

  90. Lady Caca June 28, 2011

    Nope, I’m just gotta get from itunes the songs I like namely Love on Top, Party, Countdown & End of Time. The rest of the songs in the album are just space fillers and a little bit too pretentious for my taste. Just saying.

  91. ISTANN4GAGA(Who run the world??Gaga Who run the world??Bey) June 28, 2011

    Typical hater comment;

    “Weaveyonce an her dumb fans don’t need to be surprised when 4lop sales 3 copys”
    __________________________________________________________

    yea 4lop is flopping STR8 TO #1 in minutes,haters pack your bags,y’all fired from trolling….

    BTW BeHacki was The 1ST person in line at (a small ghetto) walmart to go buy (4 copies.)

  92. Queen Beyonce Stann June 28, 2011

    @TRU

    As Much As I DISLIKE GAGa, I DOUBT She Would Do Something Like That, The B**** Has A LOT Of Money From Her DELUSIONAL Fans Already (Who Buy 100’s Of Copies Of Her Worthless CD), It’ll Just Be Sad & PATHETIC If She Has To Take Some Away From Her Charity Especially Since Japan Needs It!!

    But Then Again, It Would Be Interesting To See If She Did Do It, What Would Happen To Her? && What Would Her Fans Think About Her :)?

    #KingB2011

  93. JR June 28, 2011

    First & foremost I am a true KELLY ROWLAND fan, but I must say I do love Beyonce’s new album. I am a huge DC child fan & love their work. One thing I can say about this album is that it reminds me of the Beyonce from Dangerously in Love, when she was singing with emotion!

    But as far as buying it……NO thanks! I downloaded the album weeks ago & there are so many websites that leaked the bonus songs last week. So I have everything I need. Again its a great body of work, but since I am not a fan…my money will be going to Big Sean & Jill Scott’s album today!

  94. hhhhot s*** June 28, 2011

    only fans r buying this s*** and all the rest is buying it becaust , she had a great album sasha f…….. so they think it should be good too ,,,,,well for me its pure s***

  95. 100% Real June 28, 2011

    I’m not feeling the entire CD. There are only about 3 or 4 songs on the CD that I do like. Therefore, I’ll wait until they are available on itunes to buy them or wait until the songs that I do like are up on YouTube, and then I can download them. If I only like about 3 or 4 songs, I don’t see the point in spending money to purchase an entire CD that I will not be listening to through and through.

  96. ChrisJ June 28, 2011

    i went to target and its sold the f*** out lmfao only beyonce..HATERS WHERE ARE YOU!?

  97. Kenny June 28, 2011

    @BC

    What other black female artist wants to be the headliner at a rock event? Beyonce did it because Jay Z did it last year, and she stated that if he didnt perform she wouldnt have been able to (his connections). I just dont know any black female artist who brags about wanting to perform at Glads. The Grammy’s I pay no mind, Grammy’s are about politics (the reason why a certain amount of members vote) and Beyonce’s dad has had a long history with the Grammy Committee being that he was once involved in the decision making process. My point is saying, she is not doing anything for blacks so to try and even consider that she is making history for “us” is false, even musically being that she takes away from others and claims as her own.

  98. ChrisJ June 28, 2011

    IF YOU DO NOT LIKE ANY OF THE SONGS ON THE ALBUM..YOU ARE A F***** HATERRRRRRRRRRRR!!!! POINT BLANK PERIOD

  99. Kenny June 28, 2011

    On the Gaga topic, dont be fooled to believe that celebs dont have their hands in their charities wallets. Charities are way for the celeb to get a tax return at the end of the year, so when you see them splurging on homes/cars/etc they are using future tax earnings. A charity is another business entity to funnel money, this is why intended victims never recieve funds… it is filtered through hands before it reaches the claiming state. Do I believe Gaga was “borrowing money” from the charity to fund her current projects? Yes.
    They all do it, remember when we were told that the terrorist money Beyonce recieved was given to charity? if you believe that you are an idiot.

  100. ISTANN4GAGA(Who run the world??Gaga Who run the world??Bey) June 28, 2011

    about the whole ‘Gaga Japanese scam’

    1-800-Law-Firm sounds legit (insert sarcasm)

    PS,Gaga’s probably blasting her copy of 4 anyway

  101. nini June 28, 2011

    Boring album…not even worthy of being picked up for free… this is so bad that even the trash bin does not want it.

  102. BC June 28, 2011

    Kenny weather u know it or Beyonce is representing 4 us and i dont care if u disagree.

  103. LACEFRONCE. THE USER FORMELY KNOWN AS BEYAKI. June 28, 2011

    FLOP! Will not be #1 in the US.

    LACEFRONCE has spoken! 🙂

  104. JR June 28, 2011

    I never understood how someone is a hater because they do not like certain songs! If you like 3 or 4 songs thats all you like. Calling a person a hater because they do not like the whole album is lame as hell! Sometimes people need to get your head out of her p**** for a minute and realize you are human first!

  105. nini June 28, 2011

    Of course lady caca would be blasting off to 4. Mediocre people appreciates people of the same.

  106. nini June 28, 2011

    Of course lady caca would be blasting off to 4. Mediocre people agree with eachother.

  107. ISTANN4GAGA(Who run the world??Gaga Who run the world??Bey) June 28, 2011

    Lacefront already back from Walmart I see….

    *looks in bag to find four copies of ‘4’*

  108. Those That Cannot Do, Stan June 28, 2011

    Nah, I’ve only heard 1 song I like so far and I’m not wasting my money, even that song (Best Thing I Never Had) turns me off. How are you gonna sing a ballad about someone showing their ass. SMH, luckilly despite the flaws there I still like the majority of the song.

    From the responses here I’ve also lost some respect for any album sales she makes. Damn, I know some of you live for and love this woman but how can you buy 5 copies of the same album and think that doesn’t skew album sales in her favor? If she’s making 100 bucks off almost 1 individual how do you properly say the majority of sales doesn’t come from 1 individual purchasing multiple copies?

  109. LACEFRONCE. THE USER FORMELY KNOWN AS BEYAKI June 28, 2011

    LACEFRONCE’S prediction:

    Read my predictions carefully as I want you fools to bow to me after it’s proven that my predictions were accurate.

    -Will not be #1 in the US. No way will she surpass Eminem who’s at #1 right now. He’s a proven powerhouse.
    -Will struggle for 1 million in the US
    – BLEACHonce is #1 in 16 countries…on the R&B CHARTS..but this number will drop by tomorrow.

    LACEFRONCE has spoken and you fools should be happy that I’ve graced you with my presence! 🙂

  110. Dane June 28, 2011

    i downloaded the leak and i bought the cd…this cd is amazing and totally different from her previous records although those were amazing also..this has a whole new feel sound and look which i believe will work for her as always shes a trendsetter ..and of course u follow some trends to create your own..She is doing a great job at it…..Team King Bey all the way baby WHO RUN THIS MUTHA!!

  111. PYTFROMAL June 28, 2011

    I thought she said she was going to make her own genre of music with this album.

  112. ISTANN4GAGA June 28, 2011

    BEY IS BAD BEY IS HOOD
    BEY HITS NOTES THAT YOUR FAVS WISH THEY COULD!
    BEY IS BAD BEY IS HOOD
    BEY DOES STUFF DAT YOUR FAVS WISH THEY CULD!
    BEY IS BAD,BETTER THAN YOUR FAVS,SHE IS THE ONE THAT ALL THE LEGENDS CRAVE.
    SHE HAS MORE TALENT THAN ALL YOUR FAVES
    ALL THESE HATERS BITCHING SOUND SAME!!!

    ______________________________________________________

    Slay ’em

  113. BC June 28, 2011

    LACEFRONCE. THE USER FORMELY KNOWN AS BEYAKL
    haaahhhahah u r funny.The album will be #1 in the us.who do u suppose will beat her???
    it will be her 4th #1 album wheather u like it or not.get over it man beyonce is WINNING.KIng B reign ova ya fav as usual..

  114. mesa June 28, 2011

    I downloaded it a few days ago, I couldn’t wait! but im still gonna buy it on friday when I get paid. My favorite track is I miss you and I care! I just love those tracks.

  115. ISTANN4GAGA June 28, 2011

    @PYTFROMAL

    she did…..it’s called Rhythm & Beyonce (R&Beysus for short.)

  116. LACEFRONCE. THE USER FORMELY KNOWN AS BEYAKI. June 28, 2011

    Honey, you’re DELUSIONAL. :). It will not be #1 in the US. She will not beat Eminem. Eminem is a consistent artist who has hit albums and hit singles back to back..unlike BLEACHonce.

    4=FLOP. Will struggle for 1 million in the US. I’m trying to tell ya! LOL!

  117. the kiddz June 28, 2011

    @PYTFROMAL

    She said she was mixing her favorite sounds, her own gumbo. How the hell is anyone going to make a new genre?

  118. KAT DELUNA FAN June 28, 2011

    @ISTANN4GAGA
    DEAD BANANA 😀

    Beyonce just killed the stage at the grand journal tv show.
    She is so beautiful and sweet

  119. ShyKeyz June 28, 2011

    I LOVE THIS ALBUM. 

    I’m proud that she is going her own route and not doing what everyone else is doing (Pop, Techno & Auto-Tune). She went strictly to R&B. This album feels like an 90’s album, but like a modern version. I believe Beyonce is going to do very well. She has alot of fans and I’m sure they will be supporting her instead of downloading the leak songs. I’m a faithful fan as well and I already bought my copy on iTunes. The only question that I want to ask is, Why do people always want to see someone fail? Why? Is it because the person is too good for you? Is it because they are very successful and they are doing something well? Please tell me, I really want to know why you feel this way and have so much hatred to someone. Sometimes, I just don’t understand. If you don’t like someone, then why waste your time commenting on their post? You are not making the situation better, because of course Beyonce fans are going to read this post and comment, but when they see a NON-Fan dissing their favorite artist, of course something is going to be said and it’s going to be nothing nice. All it would do is stir up drama. So, for all those people who doesn’t like Beyonce or any other artist, please just don’t waste you time commenting on their post and keep the peace. I’m pretty sure you don’t act this way (disrespectful) in person, so why act like someone you are not online? And keep in mind, this is coming from a 16 year old. 

    Let’s just keep the peace here online. There is so many things going on in the real world, so many bad things, so, why bring the drama online? It’s just immature. I’m sure alot of people are going through rough times in their life in reality, so why be petty and start up immature arguments online and bring the person more stress than what they already have in real life? 

    Anyway, sorry about this long message you had to read. LOL. I’m always getting in my preaching zone. 🙂

    Anyway, I already got my copy from iTunes and I’m happy!

    And…. ATTENTION BEYONCE FANS!

    If you are planning on buying more than 1 copy of “4” in stores, make sure you buy each copy SEPARATELY. Make sure each album comes with a receipt (however many copies you plan on getting). 

    Thanks in Advance. <3

  120. BC June 28, 2011

    LACEFRONCE. THE USER FORMELY KNOWN AS BEYAKI.
    okay lets make a deal.if her album is #1 then i win.if it not then u win.ok.but im confident i will win.BTW why is eminem in this? Beyonce could slay him too.

  121. PYTFROMAL June 28, 2011

    @THE KIDDZ ……She said “I have a lot of live instruments that I’m putting into the tracks to try to change the sound and make my own genre of music.” ??? I’m just repeating what she said.

  122. BC June 28, 2011

    wow i think there si a Michael jackson stan here

  123. ISTANN4GAGA June 28, 2011

    @The Kiddz…it’s like making the BEST sweet Tea….

    2 parts Rhythm
    3 parts Beyonce
    Add some stans for taste

    Let the combo sit in the refrigerator for a few careers and BAM!There is your NEW GENRE!

    (Replacing Beyonce with lessors will dilute the new genre.)

    LMAO

    @Kat Deluna Fan…Come again???(which post were you referencing???)

  124. PYTFROMAL June 28, 2011

    SHYKEYZ…Really? I’m not buying more than 1 copy of anyone’s album. That’s ridiculous. If it’s going to sell it’s going to sell..no need to by 3, 4, 5 copies.

  125. ISTANN4GAGA June 28, 2011

    oops I forgot where you boil the bandwagoners out and combine the mixture of Stans,Beyonce,&Rhythm lol.

  126. KAT DELUNA FAN June 28, 2011

    @ISTANN4GAGA
    THE ‘MY CHICK BAD’ BEYSUS REMIX 😉

  127. B4REAL02 June 28, 2011

    Nope!!! Downloaded it for FREE and I wan’t impressed…..Only like about 2 songs

  128. B4REAL02 June 28, 2011

    wasn’t**

  129. Beyonce and Cb fan June 28, 2011

    I LOVE THIS ALBUM!

  130. ShyKeyz June 28, 2011

    @PYTFROMAL In my sentence I said “IF YOU WERE BUYING MORE THAN 1 COPY OF ‘4’ (Beyonce Album Name)”

    The key word: IF

    The other key word: 4 (Beyonce album name)

    You got confused with that sentence. Theirs a difference.

  131. Koodzi June 28, 2011

    I’m buying. I love it and I love her.

  132. ISTANN4GAGA June 28, 2011

    lol that was copy/pasted BUT I did REVISE it

    credit S***@BEYDABESS for that lolol

  133. B4REAL02 June 28, 2011

    I think its Frisbee material (Riding down the street “4” flys out my window)

  134. BC June 28, 2011

    if we wanna buy 4 or 5 copies 2 support our girl the we will!! is it yo money we spending?

  135. PYTFROMAL June 28, 2011

    @SHYKEYZ…Yes, and that doesn’t change my statement.

    -“IF YOU WERE BUYING MORE THAN 1 COPY OF ‘4′ (Beyonce Album Name)”

    – I said “Really? I’m not buying more than 1 copy of anyone’s album. That’s ridiculous.”

  136. the kiddz June 28, 2011

    @PYTFROMAL

    She later corrected herself, because she knew people would take literally; “I’m not exactly making my own genre, but mixing together my favorites into my own little gumbo”.

  137. Paulie DeStar June 28, 2011

    @shykeyz I CANNOT believe you are only 16 and have a strong head on your shoulders….I was so overwhelmed when I read your post, you put some of the people here to shame. Your right people are so quick to see others fail, but for what? What does the hater gain in dissing other well established artists? Whether it’s Beyoncé, GaGa, Rihanna or anyone for that matter they are making a living and trying their best, and do not deserve some of the vile outburst some of y’all have…this 16 year old person has just put you all to shame….

    I don’t know when all this hating started? It used to be you either liked an artist or didn’t…there was never any of this s***, calling them whores, and praying for them to fail….SMH…what has happened?

    All I will say is if people wanna buy numerous copies of an album that is their prerogative and no one has the right to question them or diss them for it, it’s THEIR OWN MONEY….and lastly if y’all don’t like a certain artist please don’t comment or read anything on them, that way you won’t feel the need to vomit vulgar, vile accusations about them, trying to force your personal opinion on others….after all the world has no room for hatred against someone doing their job, as there’s enough hatred and other bed things happening in the world already….

    Oh s*** I didn’t even address the fact that people are being homophobic calling others ‘f***’ WTF? I though we were in 2011 not 1911…..that is just wrong, would you men be saying that if you were addressing a lesbian? I think not….

    Last words….keep your ugly a*** hating, hurtful opinions to yourselves….

  138. shelly June 28, 2011

    @B4REAL02 WHO CARES DUMB ASS…… U ALL READY SPENT UR LAME ASS $$$ ON IT SO KING B ALREADY GOT UR HATING ASS LMAO THAT FRISBEE WILL FLY BACK AND HIT YOU IN YOUR S*** FILLED MOUTH LOL

  139. PYTFROMAL June 28, 2011

    @BC…Yes, I love Michael.

    ..?

  140. PYTFROMAL June 28, 2011

    @THE KIDDZ..OK. I never read that statement before.

  141. Jarrett Goer June 28, 2011

    I am huge fan of beyonce and kelly rowland both. After hearing run the world, i was kind of nervous about this album, but omg, i love this record, its very raw, real, and very mature. It really showcases her vocals. Love the mixture of generes, from pop,soul,R&b,hip-hop, african music, adult contemporary, etc. She channels anita baker, babra strinstend, destiny’s child, diana ross,toni braxton, adele, alicia keys,micheal jackson, prince and stevie wonder on this record. She took a risk with the ballads, but i respect her now more as an artist, this is real authentic music, mature and i dont think the justin bieber fans would appreaciate or like this type of music. I just think this album is her second best behind Dangerously In Love. Vocally its her best. I really luv beyonce and i am expecting 250,000 in its first week, it may sell 1 million copies, won’t be her best selling album, but will remain a classic in my book. With just pure rawness and talent. I luv beyonce, she’s amazing. That song called i was here just takes my breath away. Go beyonce

  142. Bey’knight June 28, 2011

    Heck yea i’l be buyin physical copies soon as i get bac from campin. It better not be sold out else somebody in the store gon get it

    Lmao at the haters postin multiple comments, it dont make ur opinion any stronger n jus by seein ur username we kno wer u stand. U bn hatin for a min now bt still not a factor

  143. Big Ro June 28, 2011

    Review: Beyoncé’s ‘4’

    Before all y’all Beweavecye Fans start celebrating check this article out on CNN.com (via Entertainment Weekly):

    Major news outlet has reviewed the album and I got TWO words for y’all NOT GOOD!

    Beyonce has NOT repeat HAS NOT had not even a TOP 10 HIT FROM any of the tracks already officially released. No commercial success at all. If this was another list of artists EVERY one of you Stans would be calling, FLOP this and FAIL that! Sound familiar??? TECHNICALLY she’s has FLOPPED at this point. That’s a FACT!

    DEAL AND DEAL AGAIN!

    Oh well I guess we will see how the sales are next week. Until then have a great 4th of July! I’m out to see the fam in DC!

    Kelly Rowland SLAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYEDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD her BET Awards performance out the damn box!!!!!!!!!! She absolutely KILLED IT! She danced her ass off and sang LIVE!!!! Facts are facts!

    BET viewers OMG Moment votes were: 43% Kelly and 13% Beyonce!

    Now onto the article that DOES NOT give Beyweavecy any positive Feedback (al la Janet..)

    http://www.cnn.com/2011/SHOWBIZ/Music/06/28/beyonce.4.review/index.html

    Review: Beyoncé’s ‘4’

    (EW.com- Entertainment Weekly for you dumbies who don’t know. lol ) — If show business were high school (and isn’t it, really?), Beyoncé would be a front-runner for valedictorian.
    She’s a class act on and off the charts, a can-do girl who shares her gifts with everyone while keeping her beyond-fabulous life — the Obamas on speed dial, Jay-Z at the dinner table — largely to herself.
    Over the course of her three previous records, she’s matured from Destiny’s Child-hood into a formidable solo hitmaker with two of pop music’s most transcendent chart-toppers, ”Crazy in Love” and ”Single Ladies,” tucked in the pocket of her Deréon jeans.
    So why does it feel like Beyoncé is struggling so hard to prove herself on “4?” The album is an every-song-for-itself welter of conflicting ambitions: It wants to be cutting-edge but familiar, accessible but artistic, hot-blooded but strictly impersonal.
    Those tensions hurt most in its lumbering first half, a defiant bird flipped at anyone expecting out-of-the-box radio killers. Instead, we get a sleepy recital of ballads, kicked off by the arid Prince-ipality of ”1+1” and ”I Miss You,” in which Bey pants and sweats and grunts (except, you know, s***-like), her voice climbing ever higher in search of an octave big enough to hold it.
    Beyonce: ‘Love is my foundation’
    RELATED TOPICS
    Beyonce Knowles
    Kanye West
    Jay-Z
    Music
    “I don’t know much about guns/But I, I’ve been shot by you,” she yelps on ”1+1,” as if the love bullet were actually breaking skin. Vocally, she’s never sounded better — throaty and precise — but the songs here just aren’t her equal.
    While those efforts at least aim high, a few of “4”‘s lesser tracks feel like they were unsuccessfully bred in studio captivity for mass consumption. The familiar lite-FM bombast of ”Best Thing I Never Had” proves her 2006 hit ”Irreplaceable” is just that.
    ”I Was Here,” co-written by Diane Warren, reaches Lifetime-movie levels of schmaltz, while the promisingly named ”Party,” featuring Kanye and Andre 3000, turns out to be a slow-jam invitation to an after-work mixer with light refreshments.
    And when the 29 year old mimics Luther Vandross and Diana Ross on the charmingly goofy one-two of ”Love on Top” and ”Rather Die Young,” she gets lost in her idols’ polyester-swathed shadows.
    Unsurprisingly, Beyoncé is at her best when she sounds like no one but herself. She takes her trusty freakum dress out of mothballs for the marching-band funk of ”Countdown,” which includes such joy-inducing non-lyrics as ”Me and my boof, and my boof boof riding.”
    On ”Run the World (Girls),” the first single off the disc, she turns cheesy postfeminism into a martial foot-stomper that crackles like a burst of pirate-radio agitpop. (It bombed accordingly on the mainstream charts.)
    And the terrific ”End of Time” seethes with off-balance harmonies, MJ-style “Off the Wall” horns and a bionic Bo Diddley beat, all while Bey howls her eternal love to everyone and no one in particular.
    It’s exactly the kind of genre-busting risk that few other current pop stars would even attempt, let alone pull off flawlessly with a no-big-thing shrug. With more moments like that, “4” might have been an album fully worthy of her talent. As it is, though, even star students get the occasional B.
    See the original article on EW.com.

    Read on….

  144. Paulie DeStar June 28, 2011

    @shykeyz I CANNOT believe you are only 16 and have a strong head on your shoulders….I was so overwhelmed when I read your post, you put some of the people here to shame. Your right people are so quick to see others fail, but for what? What does the hater gain in dissing other well established artists? Whether it’s Beyoncé, GaGa, Rihanna or anyone for that matter they are making a living and trying their best, and do not deserve some of the vile outburst some of y’all have…this 16 year old person has just put you all to shame….

    I don’t know when all this hating started? It used to be you either liked an artist or didn’t…there was never any of this s***, calling them whores, and praying for them to fail….SMH…what has happened?

    All I will say is if people wanna buy numerous copies of an album that is their prerogative and no one has the right to question them or diss them for it, it’s THEIR OWN MONEY….and lastly if y’all don’t like a certain artist please don’t comment or read anything on them, that way you won’t feel the need to vomit vulgar, vile accusations about them, trying to force your personal opinion on others….after all the world has no room for hatred against someone doing their job, as there’s enough hatred and other bad things happening in the world already….

    Oh s*** I didn’t even address the fact that people are being homophobic calling others ‘f***’ WTF? I though we were in 2011 not 1911…..that is just wrong, would you men be saying that if you were addressing a lesbian? I think not….

    Last words….keep your ugly a*** hating, hurtful opinions to yourselves….

    *corrected a spelling mistake, before hating people start calling me thick or something, (which would be incorrect as I’m doing a degree in university)…#justsaying before y’all start! *

  145. Big Ro June 28, 2011

    Review: Beyoncé’s ‘4’

    Before all y’all Beweavecye Fans start celebrating check this article out on CNN.com (via Entertainment Weekly):

    Major news outlet has reviewed the album and I got TWO words for y’all NOT GOOD!

    Beyonce has NOT repeat HAS NOT had not even a TOP 10 HIT FROM any of the tracks already officially released. No commercial success at all. If this was another list of artists EVERY one of you Stans would be calling, FLOP this and FAIL that! Sound familiar??? TECHNICALLY she’s has FLOPPED at this point. That’s a FACT!

    DEAL AND DEAL AGAIN!

    Oh well I guess we will see how the sales are next week. Until then have a great 4th of July! I’m out to see the fam in DC!

    Kelly Rowland SLAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYEDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD her BET Awards performance out the damn box!!!!!!!!!! She absolutely KILLED IT! She danced her ass off and sang LIVE!!!! Facts are facts!

    BET viewers OMG Moment votes were: 43% Kelly and 13% Beyonce!

    Now onto the article that DOES NOT give Beyweavecy any positive Feedback (al la Janet..)

    http://www.cnn.com/2011/SHOWBIZ/Music/06/28/beyonce.4.review/index.html

    Review: Beyoncé’s ‘4’

    (EW.com- Entertainment Weekly for you dumbies who don’t know. lol ) — If show business were high school (and isn’t it, really?), Beyoncé would be a front-runner for valedictorian.
    She’s a class act on and off the charts, a can-do girl who shares her gifts with everyone while keeping her beyond-fabulous life — the Obamas on speed dial, Jay-Z at the dinner table — largely to herself.
    Over the course of her three previous records, she’s matured from Destiny’s Child-hood into a formidable solo hitmaker with two of pop music’s most transcendent chart-toppers, ”Crazy in Love” and ”Single Ladies,” tucked in the pocket of her Deréon jeans.
    So why does it feel like Beyoncé is struggling so hard to prove herself on “4?” The album is an every-song-for-itself welter of conflicting ambitions: It wants to be cutting-edge but familiar, accessible but artistic, hot-blooded but strictly impersonal.
    Those tensions hurt most in its lumbering first half, a defiant bird flipped at anyone expecting out-of-the-box radio killers. Instead, we get a sleepy recital of ballads, kicked off by the arid Prince-ipality of ”1+1” and ”I Miss You,” in which Bey pants and sweats and grunts (except, you know, s***-like), her voice climbing ever higher in search of an octave big enough to hold it.
    Beyonce: ‘Love is my foundation’
    RELATED TOPICS
    Beyonce Knowles
    Kanye West
    Jay-Z
    Music
    “I don’t know much about guns/But I, I’ve been shot by you,” she yelps on ”1+1,” as if the love bullet were actually breaking skin. Vocally, she’s never sounded better — throaty and precise — but the songs here just aren’t her equal.
    While those efforts at least aim high, a few of “4”‘s lesser tracks feel like they were unsuccessfully bred in studio captivity for mass consumption. The familiar lite-FM bombast of ”Best Thing I Never Had” proves her 2006 hit ”Irreplaceable” is just that.
    ”I Was Here,” co-written by Diane Warren, reaches Lifetime-movie levels of schmaltz, while the promisingly named ”Party,” featuring Kanye and Andre 3000, turns out to be a slow-jam invitation to an after-work mixer with light refreshments.
    And when the 29 year old mimics Luther Vandross and Diana Ross on the charmingly goofy one-two of ”Love on Top” and ”Rather Die Young,” she gets lost in her idols’ polyester-swathed shadows.
    Unsurprisingly, Beyoncé is at her best when she sounds like no one but herself. She takes her trusty freakum dress out of mothballs for the marching-band funk of ”Countdown,” which includes such joy-inducing non-lyrics as ”Me and my boof, and my boof boof riding.”
    On ”Run the World (Girls),” the first single off the disc, she turns cheesy postfeminism into a martial foot-stomper that crackles like a burst of pirate-radio agitpop. (It bombed accordingly on the mainstream charts.)
    And the terrific ”End of Time” seethes with off-balance harmonies, MJ-style “Off the Wall” horns and a bionic Bo Diddley beat, all while Bey howls her eternal love to everyone and no one in particular.
    It’s exactly the kind of genre-busting risk that few other current pop stars would even attempt, let alone pull off flawlessly with a no-big-thing shrug. With more moments like that, “4” might have been an album fully worthy of her talent. As it is, though, even star students get the occasional B.
    See the original article on EW.com.

  146. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) June 28, 2011

    It’s very good that you want to support her and it shows your dedication.But the fact that you’re willing to buy up to 5 copies proves with no doubt that the sales shouldn’t be announced to the public and they must be solely given to labels executives and MAYBE the artists and their team.The only thing that we, the music fans, should know is the chart position, after all

  147. BC June 28, 2011

    PYTFROMAL
    why are u always putting down Beyonce?

  148. PYTFROMAL June 28, 2011

    @BC..How exactly am I always putting her down? Always? I’m not on here much to be putting her down “always”. You have to accept that not everyone is a die-hard fan like you but putting her down ..I’m not.

  149. Von Tae’ June 28, 2011

    YESSSSS Im Buying The Album. Ohh Shoot , I Already Did ! 2 Times Already !!

  150. S*** June 28, 2011

    For the BIASED HATERS saying 4 Sucks then HOW did it get a 71 Score on METACRITIC from even the Most BIASED of Critics??

    http://www.metacritic.com/music/4-2011

    & it got a 9.2 Score from the Ppl the more Important Non-Critics (whom are Far more important & valid Opinions).

    4 = ALBUM OF THE DECADE.

  151. BC June 28, 2011

    yeah but it just seems u r always mad at her 4 something sorry if im wrong.

  152. Beyonce Killed Her Haters With Greatness and Pure Talent June 28, 2011

    Big Rore An Asshole!!!! Someone Should Slap Void On Your Empty Ass Head!!!! SMDH “I Bet It Sucks To Be You Right Now” What A Nice Sack Of S*** You Are!!!! GTFOH Same Tired S***!!!! LMAO!!! I’m Like What Are You Trying To Prove? Have you checked the ATRL Charts #1 in 17 countries!!!!! Just Can’t Stop Making An Spectacle Of Yourself Huh? Void,someone Please Punch Void On Top Of This Evil Trolls Head!!! What A Loser!!!! Lmao

  153. susan June 28, 2011

    @BIG RO THAT IS JUST RIDICULOUS WHAT U JUST POSTED BRO THERE IS THE GOOD REVIEWS AS WELL AS THE BAD JUST AS U GOT THE ONES THAT DOWN GRADES HER MUSIC WHY DONT U ALSO POST THE ONES THAT LOVE HER MUSIC???? I BET MY ASS ON IT YOU WILL MOST CERTAINLY NOT THAT LONG PIECE OF S*** LETTER YOU HAVE THERE WILL NOT CHANGE THE FACT THAT PEOPLE LOVES HER NEW CD SIR U ALL ARE RIDICULOUS WITH THE FILTH I SEE HERE ARE U ALL SERIOUS???? I MEAN AND @BEYAKI U SAID SHE WOULD NOT REACH NUMBER 1 AND GUESS WHAT SHE STILL IS AT NUMBER 1 WHY ARE U CHANGING UP THE SUBJECT ONCE AGAIN WHEN SHE STARTS PROMOTION IN THE US TALK DONE LAME B****

  154. Beyonce Killed Her Haters With Greatness and Pure Talent June 28, 2011

    Typo misspelled The Piece Of S***’s Name Who Cares! Jealous Evil Ass Pig

  155. LACEFRONCE. THE USER FORMELY KNOWN AS BEYAKI. June 28, 2011

    @SUSAN

    LMFAO! You FOOL. I said it wouldn’t reach #1 in the US and it won’t. I said the only place it is charting on itunes is the R&B charts..and it IS! A flop coming near you.

    It will struggle in the US. I’m predicting it won’t even reach 1 million in the US. Now watch my predictions come true. I will be here everyday as it flops to remind you of how I said it would flop. You will bow to me when my predictions are proven to be correct.

    LACEFRONCE has spoken! 🙂

  156. Beyonce Killed Her Haters With Greatness and Pure Talent June 28, 2011

    @Susan Preach Baby Preach! Lmao My cd is on repeat,I’m on my way to Alabama!!!! Yes Love It!! “Sips Mojitos” Yes Ma’am!!!! Lol

  157. Royalkev June 28, 2011

    I brought 3 copies. I’m purchasing a few more later this week (hopefully, I’ll be able to find some more deluxe versions).

    This is Bey’s best album and it’s the best album of the year! Hands Down!

    Thepagewithroyalkev.blogspot.com

  158. LACEFRONCE. THE USER FORMELY KNOWN AS BEYAKI. June 28, 2011

    Hippo Adele will sweep the Grammys. 4 will win 0 Grammys.

    LMFAO@ BIGRO and the review. Bravo! 🙂

  159. My Name Is B.O.B. (B**** On A Budget) June 28, 2011

    Nope! I will be downloading that sh!t 4 free, like the rest of my ‘broke’ peers. I have over 400 songs on my ipod, and I only paid for 5 songs ($.99 each), because they were old school songs, and hard to find on the web. Beside, I only ready have 4 of her songs downloaded (4 free). I played the sh!t out of them. I really don’t see the point of me getting the album now.

  160. susan June 28, 2011

    ok every one is BITCHFRONCESHITCE A BIGGER ASS DUMB B**** SHE IS NUMBER 1 ON THE MAIN CHART DUMB ASS WE DONT GIVE A S*** WHAT U SAID!!!!SO FAR U ARE PROVEN WRONG!!!!!!!ACCEPT IT AND MOVE ON DONT BRING NEW STUFF U ARE TRYING TO PROVE YET AGAIN SUCH A DUMB ASS LMAOO

  161. Justathought June 28, 2011

    Why would anyone buy multiple copies of one album…unless it’s a gift for someone else?? Lol y’all are crazy…like crazy scary. I’m sure beyonce appreciates your support, not to mention your money, but I’m sure she’s terrified of you Stans in real life.

  162. Mayweather June 28, 2011

    Bey will be lucky to sell 200,000 copies but she will be #1 next week then slide off the charts almost as fast as Lady Caca lost her big numbers for BTW.

  163. PYTFROMAL June 28, 2011

    @JUSTATHOUGHT..Same thing I said.Haha.I guess they’re doing that thinking it will make a big difference in the album sales or something.

  164. S*** June 28, 2011

    ITUNES:

    44. Best Thing I Never Had – Beyoncé
    76. End of Time – Beyoncé
    88. Run the World (Girls) [Single Version] – Beyoncé
    92. Countdown – Beyoncé
    94. Man Down – Rihanna

    But, WHO MAD??

  165. Yellow Gorillah June 28, 2011

    The Fact the Beyonce fan are saying they are buying 5 copies is just SMH

    Last week I swear yall said numbers don’t matter but yet you here buying 5 copies loooool this also just shows that the albums success will be run by beyonce fans

    I love me some beyonce but this album is WEAK I kinda understand where she was Trying to go with it but it turned out luckster. Only 3-4 songs are worthy to listening to the rest are just album fillers or old songs she left out of B day this album has to be her weakest effort and the weakest effort this year her stans will praise anythings he does if my fav done this I would drag and complain..

    I don’t think she will FLOP Hard but this will be her lowest selling album to date mark my words. it does not have longevity at all .

    Sam please let me comment now =[

  166. susan June 28, 2011

    HEY BTINH IS NUMBER 1 IN THE UK YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY KING B AND OVER 21 SONGS ON UK ITUNES A DOUBLE YAYYYYYYYYYYY LOL WHERE THE HATERZZZ AT SIPS TEA LMAOOO

  167. Beyonce Killed Her Haters With Greatness and Pure Talent June 28, 2011

    LMAO!!!! What Goes Around Comes Back Around My Baby!!!! Haters I Bet It Sucks To Be You Right Now!!!! So F***** What If She Don’t Make #1 in the US! She has for 15yrs.She Did The Kinda Music That She Wanted To Do! She Still Will Make A Killing Off Of This Cd and Tours!! So What’s Your Point!!! Duckmouth Pigs Still F***** Hating,Why aren’t you on your Faves Post GTFOH and Take Your Hate With You!!!! Bye Bye You Ingrates Are The Weakest Link so Poof and Begone Lmao

  168. LACEFRONCE. THE USER FORMELY KNOWN AS BEYAKI. June 28, 2011

    @S***

    CHILLDDD, sit down. Are you talking about the UK charts? Cause you’re surely not talking about the itunes MAIN song charts where I see BLEACHonce nowhere.

    http://www.apple.com/itunes/charts/songs/

    RiRi

    #30 with California King Bed, #53 S&M

    ‘4’ singles =FLOP

  169. ヅ•·.·´¯`·.·•-ΛALEXISR-BAHAMAS♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ ★ ☆ ✰ T.I.P.•·.·´¯`·.·•ヅ June 28, 2011

    I’m a dude so I don’t usually buy music. But since she tried so hard this time and production is dope, (THOSE HORNS) and the vocals are there. I bought it.

  170. LACEFRONCE. THE USER FORMELY KNOWN AS BEYAKI. June 28, 2011

    @YELLOW GORILLAH

    Your statement is true. The album will have no longevity and this will be her lowest seller yet. I don’t think it will even reach 1 million in the US.

    and LMFAO@ BLEACHonce fans saying numbers don’t matter when her singles were flopping, yet they’re buying 5 copies of her album to prevent it from tanking..which it will anyways. 🙂

  171. 100% Real June 28, 2011

    Beyonce’s CD will sell. I’ve been saying that for the longest. It may even go to #1. However, let’s see how long it will stay in the #1 slot. While it may not be her “best” CD in my book, it’s not as bad as people are making it out to be. I’ve heard worse. I’ve read various album reviews on it. And the reviews are 50/50. This CD will sell, I just don’t think it will be a successful as her previous CD’s.

  172. 100% Real June 28, 2011

    I meant, “I just don’t think it will be as successful as her previous CD’s.”

  173. Beyonce Killed Her Haters With Greatness and Pure Talent June 28, 2011

    Do you people really think her fans give a rats ass about any of the negative comments about her album!!!! “Newsflash” Hell No!!!!! All We Want Is Good Music and Good Performances Live In Concerts.Hell I’ve never checked charts before now and I don’t plan to check anymore.Her fanbase Really Don’t Care!!!! Noone Cares But Her Jealous Haters That Are Praying for her downfall.She’s Already Made,She Don’t Have To prove A Damn Thing!!!! So Keep Reaching,LMAO Flop My Ass

  174. Beyonce Killed Her Haters With Greatness and Pure Talent June 28, 2011

    Anyhoo!!!! Chow Congratulations King B!!!!! Get Em King B!!!! Lmao

  175. DC3BKM AKA XEMA, DILLA & BEYODEL’S OWNER June 28, 2011

    @ Lacefronce

    Sucks to be yoooooou right now! U’ve lost! B is #1 n iTunes all over the place! It will absolutely be #1 next week! Poor baby, might have to put u on suicide watch!

    @ Big Ro

    If u think Kelly was sining live then there is no hope for u at all!

  176. B_stannig 4 okay June 28, 2011

    u haters are going to PASS OUT now because beyonce is coming for yall

  177. LACEFRONCE. THE USER FORMELY KNOWN AS BEYAKI. June 28, 2011

    DC3BKM AKA XEMA, DILLA & BEYODEL’S OWNER

    Everywhere but the US dumbass! LMFAO! It will struggle with 1 million in the US. You BLEACHonce fans will be lucky if the album does 500,000 in the US TOTAL. Caca was #1 in more countries and still FLOPPED in the second week.

    BLEACHonce will be a bigger flop. 🙂

  178. BitchIcantevenspellwelfare June 28, 2011

    Bought my copy at Target this morning at 9! The lady who checked me out joked with me about not getting her one because she feared they would be sold out before she got off.

    I have only made it to “I Miss You” because I keep going back to it- wow, what a song!!!!!

    So proud of her. 🙂

  179. Big Ro June 28, 2011

    @SUSAN &

    @BEYONCE KILLED HER HATERS WITH GREATNESS AND PURE TALENT
    June 28, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    What’s really good H***?! Y’all f***** mad cause I’m cumin for your FAV H** ASS TRICK singer??? Weavable, stripper at the club dance moves, hoochie mama’s favorite & best of all: Brainwashed broads.com!

    Yeah yeah Beyonce is killing it again with the same old tired wack booty stripper moves ANY H** on the East Coast could turn out!
    She’s tired and does the same hoochie mama moves!
    The reason I can’t stand this b**** = She thinks her s*** don’t stink and it completely comes across in her facial expressions and body language. She THINKS she’s Janet or someone ICONIC and have been in the industry for 50 years or something.
    Pattie Labelle
    Aretha Franklin
    Gladys Knight
    Shirley Ceaser….& much more.
    All are talented vocal divas in this industry. Little ole Beyonce and her tired cheating ass low life daddy pimped her the f*** out to get a record deal, radio airplay & promotion all these years. Y’all KNOW this b**** is tired for kicking Latoya and Latavia out the f****** group then interchanged h*** to the roster like it was a can of soup in the cabinet!
    She’s classic diva with a “no one can f*** with me” attitude! Kelly Rowland is her karma BABY! Beyonce could NEVER IN HER LIFE DANCE LIKE KELLY- SHE F****** ROCKED BET OUT OF THE F****** GATE!
    EAT IT ALL UP W/ A SPOON BEYONCE LOVIN LOW LIFE children!

  180. Big Ro June 28, 2011

    I’m gonna IRRITATE AND BOTHER THE HELL OUT OF yall Bey fans this whole f****** week!

    Ready…SET…GO!

    FUCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK

    BEYONCEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE’s

    TIRED FLOP ASS, NO HITS ON ‘4’ ALBUM HOOCHIE MAMA ASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TAG NOW YOUR IT COME AND GET ME BEY FANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    SEE HOW UPSET Y’ALL GET OVER PEOPLES OPINION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    WOULD Y’ALL TEACH YOUR YOUNG DAUGHTERS TO WEAR NOTHING ON STAGE AND ACT LIKE A W**** LIKE BEYONCE??????????? HUMMMMMMMMMMMM……….

  181. CARL June 28, 2011

    @CARL BOOOOOOO HOOOOOOO U SOUND LIKE A B**** ON CRACK GET THE HELL AWAY U DUMB ASS IT SUCKS TO BE YOU RITGH NOW HA HA HAAAAAAAAAA LMAOOOO HE IS SO SADDDD FLOPPPING FOOL STILL FLOPPING WITH UR LAME ASS COMMENT THINK UP SOMETHING GOOD AND COME AGAIN WHAT U SAID THERE B**** WE HAVE SEEN WORSE SO IT FALL FLAT JUST LIKE THE S*** FROM YOUR MOUTH PLOOOPS LMAOOOO

  182. whystillinbusiness June 28, 2011

    Worth every penny I spent on 4 deluxe at Target. Say what you want but it’s a nice album and her live stuff will be out of this world when she delivers. Adele will deserve a Grammy and and so will beyonce cause she brought it on this one she went back and she did not miss a beat…

  183. Big Ro June 28, 2011

    CNN.com Showbiz Tonight!
    Beyonce’s new album drops today. Will you buy it?
    No— 91% 4881
    Yes– 9% 474
    Total votes: 5355
    Where all the Bey fans at? Crickets…………………….. LMAO!!!!!!

    http://www.cnn.com/SHOWBIZ/

    FUCKkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk Beyweavcey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    tired flop h**!

  184. Big Ro June 28, 2011

    @
    ISTANN4GAGA

    WHO ARE YOU H**??????????????????????????????????????

    FALL THE F*** BACK TRICK BEFORE YOU GET STOMPED!

  185. Big Ro June 28, 2011

    MUCH MORE IRRITATING BEYONCE NEWS TO COME….

    THIS JUST IN…

    Beyonce’s new album drops today. Will you buy it?
    No— 91% 4881
    Yes– 9% 474
    Total votes: 5355

    Where all the Bey fans at? Crickets…………………….. LMAO!!!!!!

    http://www.cnn.com/SHOWBIZ/

  186. FameKills June 28, 2011

    very curious as to how these album sales turn out

    i may not buy/like the album but i wish Beyonce the best in sales, as she is one of the greater performers we have amongst us today

  187. shelly June 28, 2011

    @BIG RO AND YET IT IS NUMBER 1 IN A LOT OF COUNTRIES!!!! DUMB ASS BIG RO THINK MAN THEY ARE OUT BUYING HER CD NOT WASTING THEIR TIME TO GO VOTE ON THIS S*** U ARE SO LIKE BEYAKI ARE U ALL SISTERS DUMD AS FLOP S*** ANY HOO U ALL HER ALBUM IS AMAZING AND I COP MY 5 YES 5 COPIES FOR GIFTS AS WELL SHE DONT NEED CHARTS AND PEOPLE VIEW POINT TO DO WELL SHE IS DOING RATHER EXCELLENT I MIGHT ADD @S*** RO

  188. winning June 28, 2011

    Nope wont buy any of her records but will go see her in concert LOL

  189. reno June 28, 2011

    THIS ALBUM IS SLAYING MY EARSS!!! & SOUL I A HELLA GOOD WAY……. i mean party&countdown DAMMMMMMM en not to forget TILL THE END OF TIME…. ok gotta go now my #4 album is waiting for me AYEEEEEEEE……

  190. HEAVYMETALLOVER June 28, 2011

    Boring, uninspired. IMO

  191. ISTANN4GAGA June 28, 2011

    @Big Ro
    Who tha F*** do I look like???

  192. A Nu day has come June 28, 2011

    You stans are so f****** dumb, beguile, just plain retarded ! This album f****** sucks! What the f*** is wrong with ya’ll? I can’t wait till the s*** flops! Nobody but you b****** buying this s***, sorry but Adele is a wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy better singer, and artist than this b****!

    Who runs the world

    4lops!

  193. CARL June 28, 2011

    @BIG RO more AWESOME BEYONCE NEWS YET TO COME LMAOOO

  194. 0123 June 29, 2011

    I never bought a Beyonce CD before, but I went ahead and picked it up today as I shopped. I’m so appreciative that a female pop star of her name value did not jump on that silly, flaky electro/dance bandwagon with a song that any Rihanna or Katy Perry or Gaga or Britney could have mindlessly recorded. She kept it real, remembered that she is BLACK, and gave her fan base something that didn’t act like she was throwing them over for the sake of trying to pander to gay hipsters and their f** hags who like thump-thump s***.

  195. Ziggy Stardust June 29, 2011

    @Carl – Platinum in Brazil is different from how Platinum is here in the States. For an international artist, platinum in Brazil is considered 40,000 copies. Therefore, if Beyonce sold 3 million copies in Brazil, then she only sold 120,000 copies.

  196. Meat & Potatoes June 29, 2011

    @Carl – Platinum in Brazil is only 40,000 copies. If Bey sold 3 million copies, that’s only 120,000 copies by Brazilian standards.

  197. Robier June 29, 2011

    Can’t satisfy everybody but Bey makes no apology for doing it her way. Good…. cause every musician in the industry loves it.

  198. My Name Is B.O.B. (B**** On A Budget) June 29, 2011

    Nope. I’m broke.

  199. B4REAL02 June 30, 2011

    @shelly

    B has never gotten my money, if you read my first post you will see that I downloaded free.
    I am not hating, this is MY opinion of this album and no on else’s and if you don’t like it “STICK IT”. So please take a seat ma’am.

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