R&B/Pop superstar Beyonce’s fourth studio album, “4,” sprung a leak yesterday (June 7), just two weeks before its scheduled release date on June 28th. The LP’s leak comes after two tracks from the set found their way onto the internet.
Shortly following the appearance of “Party,” a collaboration with Andre 3000 and “Countdown,” which features a sample from Boyz II Men’s track “Uhh Ahh,” a full 12-track LP surfaced online and turned out to be a CD-quality leak of the entire record. Mrs. Knowles-Carter took to her Facebook page to issue a statement about the matter.
“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,” says Beyonce. “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.”
The 29-year-old performer will release a standard and deluxe version of ‘4’ June 27 in the UK and June 28 in the US.
The leak is a trend that we’re seeing happen too often. Perhaps she will use some of those 60+ tracks she recorded to form another version of ‘4’.