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First listen to Beyoncé’s new ‘4’ full-length album

Here's a song you've heard: "1 + 1." Then we have a bunch you haven't.

By Mark C. Brown Jun 16, 2011 10:08PM

Oh, this is going to be fun.

You heard "1 + 1," the new song from Beyoncé, when she sang it on the season finale of "American Idol." In case you haven't, click on the video above to enjoy the studio version in its entirety. Beyoncé sounds like Janis Joplin for the new century.

The song kicks off her new album, but it also kicks off a run of new tunes here. Over the next seven days, MSN Music and its listeners get an exclusive early peek at Beyoncé’s next album, “4.” We’ll share exclusive images and full song streams in advance of the official June 28 release of "4," courtesy of Columbia Records. We’ll feature these previews both here on the Reverb music blog, but also on our urban counterpart, the Groove blog. Each will unveil a new track every day, along with a unique portrait created for the song in its lavish album package.

The series will continue tomorrow with a previously unheard song, "I Miss You." With the roll-out of a sixth album track on June 22, MSN Music and AOL Music will both share a Web premiere listening party for the full stream.

Meanwhile, you can find more news, photos, videos, fashion and more at her official site.


Jun 23, 2011 1:23AM
I like Beyonce.  However, after listening, it's sounding like I'll buy a few singles as opposed to the entire album.  It seems like she spends so much effort into trying to re-invent the wheel, when she should just give the fans what she's known for.  Plus, another thing I hate is when the music is louder then the voice.  There's so many beats in the music, I can't enjoy the groove.   Hopefully, she'll do some good remixes.   
Jun 20, 2011 2:30PM

Beyonce is the best! She has a beautiful voice, exceptional stage presence and she is a great role model for young girls who adore her.

1+1 - love it!

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