Beyoncé releases ‘4,’ her fourth album featuring ‘Run the World (Girls)’ (2011)

Beyoncé‘s ‘4’ feat. “Run the World (Girls)” is her fourth studio album released on June 24, 2011 by Parkwood Columbia.

Track Listing : 1.1+1 (Beyoncé Knowles, Terius Nash, Christopher Stewart) – 04:35 . 2.I Care (Jeff Bhasker, Chad Hugo, Beyoncé Knowles) – 04:00 . 3.I Miss You (Beyoncé Knowles, Frank Ocean, Shea Taylor) – 02:58 . 4.Best Thing I Never Had (Antonio Dixon, Kenneth Edmonds, Larry Griffin Jr., Beyoncé Knowles, Caleb Mccampbell, Patrick Smith, Shea Taylor) – 04:13 . 5.Party (Jeff Bhasker, Douglas Davis, Beyoncé Knowles, Dexter R. Mills, Ricky Walters) – 04:04 . 6.Rather Die Young (Jeff Bhasker, Beyoncé Knowles, Luke Steele) – 03:42 . 7.Start Over (Beyoncé Knowles, Shea Taylor) – 03:19 . 8.Love On Top (Beyoncé Knowles, Terius Nash, Shea Taylor) – 04:27 . 9.Countdown (Michael Davis, Julie Frost, Beyoncé Knowles, Cainon Lamb, Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris, Terius Nash) – 03:21 . 10.End Of Time (Beyoncé Knowles, Terius Nash, David Taylor, Shea Taylor) – 03:43 . 11.I Was Here (Diane Warren) – 03:58 . 12.Run The World (Girls) (Beyoncé Knowles, Terius Nash, Adidja Palmer, Thomas Wesley Pentz, David Taylor, Nick Van De Wall) – 03:55


Ellen Von Unwerth

Musicians : Beyoncé – Vocals, Background Vocals . André 3000 – Vocals, Background Vocals . Pete Wolford – Guitar . Nikki Glaspie – Drums . Lee Blaske – Strings . Drew Sayers – Baritone, Tenor . Chad Hugo – Rhythm Guitar . Jeff Bhasker – Keyboard, Guitar, Keyboards, Drum Programming . Rob Suchecki – Guitar . Cole Kamen-Green – Trumpet . Josiah Woodson – Trumpet . Nick Videen – Tenor, Alto Saxophone . Alex Asher – Trombone . Morgan Price – Baritone Saxophone, Tenor . Shea Taylor – Alto Saxophone . Luke Steele – Guitar . Robert “R.T.” Taylor – Guitar . Pat Thrall – Guitar . Johnny Butler – Tenor Saxophone . Jack Daley – Bass Guitar . Ryan Tedder – Drums, Piano, Programming . Brent Kutzle – Cello, Guitar, Programming . Luke Steele – Background Vocals . Kanye West – Background Vocals . Consequence – Background Vocals . Ryan Tedder – Background Vocals . Billy Kraven – Background Vocals

Production : Produced By Beyoncé Knowles, Antonio Dixon, Babyface, Brent Kutzle, Jeff Bhasker, Diplo, Kuk Harrell, Kanye West, Kaskade, Luke Steele, Los Da Mystro, Ryan Tedder, Shea Taylor, Switch, Symbolyc, One The-Dream, Tricky Stewart Tom Coyne – Mastering . Mark Gray – Assistant Engineer . Jason Sherwood – Assistant Engineer . Steven Dennis – Assistant Engineer . Pete Wolford – Assistant Engineer . Scott Barnett – Assistant Engineer . Tony Maserati – Mixing . Val Brathwaite – Mixing Assistant . Ryan Kelly – Assistant Engineer . Serge Nudel – Mixing Assistant, Assistant Engineer . Gloria Kaba – Assistant Engineer . Serban Ghenea – Mixing . John Hanes – Mixing Engineer . Phil Seaford – Mixing Assistant . Gaylord Holomalia – Assistant Engineer . Christian Mochizuki – Assistant Engineer . Edwin Delahoz – Assistant Engineer . Justin Hergett – Assistant Engineer . Jon Castelli – Assistant Engineer . Ramón Rivas – Assistant Engineer . Chris Soper – Assistant Engineer . Smith Carlson – Assistant Engineer . Eric Aylands – Assistant Engineer . Jon Sher – Assistant Engineer . Kaskade – Mixing . Jens Bergmark – Mixing . Julian Napolitano – Mixing . Dj Swivel – Engineer, Mixing

Package : Tony Duran – Photography . Greg Gex – Photography . Ty Hunter – Fashion Director . Lisa Logan – Glam Team . Adam Larson – Art Director . Raquel Smith – Stylist . Jenke Ahmed Taily – Creative Director . Ellen Von Unwerth asterisques RVM – Photography

Recorded March 2010 – April 2011.

Released On June 24, 2011 By Parkwood Columbia.

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Slant Magazine
It’s certainly going to dilate the cervixes of the demographic among B’s fanbase who can’t hold it in whenever she howls out a slow-burning torch song. In 46 minutes and 12 tracks, 4 suggests a full-term nine months. […]

Pitchfork
It’s a fitting sentiment and song to introduce 4, which largely deals with monogamy and all that comes with committing to one person for a potential lifetime. Which, like a bad marriage, might sound boring, repetitive, staid. […]

The Guardian
This isn’t by any means a bad album. There’s nothing wrong with a song such as Love on Top, which is well written, has a great vocal and will doubtless help ensure Knowles doesn’t have to manage on a mere $35m in the next 12 months. It’s just that it isn’t the album you might have been led to expect. […]

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