4 (Beyoncé album)

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4
Studio album by Beyoncé
Released June 24, 2011 (2011-06-24)
Recorded 2010–11
Genre
Length 46:33
Label
Producer
Beyoncé chronology
Heat
(2010)
4
(2011)
4: The Remix
(2012)
Singles from 4
  1. "Run the World (Girls)"
    Released: April 21, 2011
  2. "Best Thing I Never Had"
    Released: June 1, 2011
  3. "Party"
    Released: August 30, 2011
  4. "Love on Top"
    Released: September 12, 2011
  5. "Countdown"
    Released: October 4, 2011
  6. "I Care"
    Released: March 23, 2012
  7. "End of Time"
    Released: April 23, 2012

4 is the fourth studio album by American singer and songwriter Beyoncé Knowles. It was released June 24, 2011. Seven singles were released from the album. "Run the World (Girls)" was the first single from the album. Pitchfork gave the album a score of 8 out of 10.[1] The single "Love on Top" won the Best Traditional R&B Performance Award at the Grammy Awards.[2] The album has sold three million copies. The third song on the album "I Miss You" was written by Frank Ocean.[3]

Track listing[change | change source]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "1+1"  
  • Knowles
  • Nash
  • Stewart
4:33
2. "I Care"  
  • Bhasker
  • Knowles[a]
3:59
3. "I Miss You"  
  • Knowles
  • S. Taylor
2:59
4. "Best Thing I Never Had"  
  • Knowles
  • Edmonds
  • Dixon
  • S. Taylor
  • S1 & Caleb
4:13
5. "Party" (featuring André 3000)
  • Knowles
  • West
  • Bhasker[a]
4:05
6. "Rather Die Young"  
  • Bhasker
  • Knowles
  • Steele
3:42
7. "Start Over"  
  • Knowles
  • S. Taylor
3:19
8. "Love on Top"  
  • Knowles
  • Nash
  • S. Taylor
  • Knowles
  • S. Taylor
4:27
9. "Countdown"  
  • Knowles
  • S. Taylor
3:32
10. "End of Time"  
3:43
11. "I Was Here"   Diane Warren 3:59
12. "Run the World (Girls)"  
  • Switch
  • Nash
  • Knowles
  • S. Taylor
3:56
Total length:
46:33

References[change | change source]