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Beyonce names new album '4'

Beyonce has announced that her new album will be called ‘4’, which is a rubbish title. However it’s a number that holds special significance for her. So we’ll let her off shall we?

‘We all have special numbers in our lives, and 4 is that for me,' she said. 'It's the day I was born. My mother's birthday, and a lot of my friends' birthdays, are on the fourth; April 4 is my wedding date.

‘I recorded more than 60 songs; everything I ever wanted to try, I just did it. I started off being inspired by (Afrobeat music pioneer) Fela Kuti... I also found a lot of inspiration in '90s R&B, Earth, Wind & Fire, DeBarge, Lionel Richie, Teena Marie... I listened to a lot of Jackson 5 and New Edition, but also Adele, Florence + the Machine and Prince. Add in my hip-hop influences, and you can hear how broad it is.’

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