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Beyonce Delays 'Run the World' Video Premiere as Single Continues to Fall on Chart

May 13, 2011 01:52:06 GMT

VEVO announces that the premiere of the Francis Lawrence-directed music video has been postponed because Beyonce Knowles is still 'perfecting it.'


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Although "Run the World (Girls)" music video has already been screened at a Wednesday, May 11 listening party, Beyonce Knowles is not ready to release it for public viewing pleasure. She and her team decided to bring the post apocalypse-themed clip to the editing room again to put some more finishing touches.

The Francis Lawrence-directed music video was originally set to make its way out Friday, May 13. However, VEVO later announced the delay, "OK, bad news: 'Run The World (Girls)' won't be out on Friday like we thought. No new date yet. Beyonce is perfecting it. We're disappointed too but wanted to let you know as soon as we knew. We'll out it up as soon as we do get it!"

This delay comes hot on heels of "Run the World (Girls)" disappointing chart performance. After debuting at No. 33 on Billboard Hot 100 earlier last month, the single continues to flop on the U.S. single chart. It's currently sitting at No. 65 on weekly rundown and occupies No. 163 on iTunes chart.

Talking to Billboard recently, Beyonce admitted the risk of picking the song as her first offering. "It's definitely riskier than something a bit more...simple. I just heard the track and loved that it was so different: it felt a bit African, a bit electronic and futuristic," she said.

"It reminded me of what I love, which is mixing different cultures and eras -- things that typically don't go together -- to create a new sound. I can never be safe; I always try and go against the grain. As soon as I accomplish one thing, I just set a higher goal. That's how I've gotten to where I am."

Sampling Major Lazer's "Pon de Floor", "Run the World" is the first single from Beyonce's new album "4" which is named after her favorite number. While waiting for the video premiere, fans can get a sneak peek through a teaser.

© AceShowbiz.com




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posted by fanforever on May 17, 2011
That's because once people reach their "climax" or Legendary status that is not earned by the good of music but by booty shaking and sex appeal. They no longer care about the music they feel that because they have reached superstardim and have an international name. That they name will sell them records. They forget about giving us their best just what's left. Like sloppy left overs. Now im big and got millions im good my bed is made. They use us as fans to get them to the top then like always disappoint us. Im not mad though it always happen.
posted by ...continued on May 13, 2011
A Voice For This Generation...
posted by A Voice For This Gen on May 13, 2011
The music, the movies, the entertainment is just so sad these days. I wish we could all go back to the days when people actually cared and had a heart for the next generation. Most music has lost it's substance for the sake of sales, popularity, acceptance and fame... I just don't get it! Young men are dying everyday. Young girls and young fathers are being left behind due to a lack of financial support or absence of a father or mother within the home. And all we can cry out is.."who rule the worlds, girls"...so sad...just sad.

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