Beyonce Reveals Album Tracklisting and Opening Track '1+1'

Beyonce Reveals Album Tracklisting and Opening Track '1+1'

The 'Run the World (Girls)' singer is going to perform the opening track of the 12-song album before the winner of 'American Idol' season 10 is announced on May 25.
The songs that make the cut to Beyonce Knowles' upcoming studio album "4" have been unveiled. Twelve songs are listed in the June 28 album, and one of them titled "Party" has one and the only featured guest OutKast's Andre 3000.

Led by women-empowerment single "Run the World (Girls)", the album is opened with a ballad track called "1+1". Beyonce croons on the slow-riding jam, "Hey, I don't know much about guns but I've, I've been shot by you/ And I don't know when I'm gon' die but I hope that I'm gon' die by you."

The song is confirmed to be performed live for the first time ever on the May 25 result show of "American Idol" finale. However, fans don't have to wait any longer to get a hold of the ballad track since it's already on sale on iTunes along with the full album pre-order.

In related news, Beyonce issued statement in response to allegation that she ripped off Italian artist Lorella Cuccarini for her show stopping performance at Billboard Music Awards. "My makeup artist showed me the performance of Lorella Cuccarini a year ago, and it inspired me so much," she told AOL Music.

Beyonce revealed further, "I then met with the talented people who worked on it. The technology and concept were so genius. Thank God for YouTube or I would have never been exposed to something so inspiring. I never worked so hard on anything in my life as that performance for the Billboard Awards."

In line with her statement, graphic director Kenzo Digital who worked on the visual effects also admitted that Beyonce's team indeed was initially inspired by Lorella. "[The Cuccarini artists] are awesome and do incredible work as well, but there are a lot of different inspirations for where our piece came from," he previously said.

"4" tracklisting:
  1. "1+1"
  2. "I Care"
  3. "I Miss You"
  4. "Best Thing I Never Had"
  5. "Party" ft. Andre Benjamin aka Andre 3000
  6. "Rather Die Young"
  7. "Start Over"
  8. "Love on Top"
  9. "Countdown"
  10. "End of Time"
  11. "I Was There"
  12. "Run the World (Girls)"
"1+1" audio stream:

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