Beyonce is getting acquainted with an unfamiliar feeling: Disappointment.
The “bootylicious” hitmaker who seems to have everything was left flabbergasted this week when 4, her first studio album since the 2008 blockbuster I Am…Sasha Fierce, leaked online three weeks ahead of its scheduled release date, treating fans to a whole lot more than the three singles legally released by the star. In addition to “1 +1,” “Run the World (Girls),” and “Best Thing I Never Had” links to the remainder of her album, including songs titled, “Party” and “Countdown” and “End of Time” have been surfacing on music sites all over the web, even as her label’s legal department works feverishly to have the leaks taken down.
The “Run The World (Girls)” singer took to her Facebook page Wednesday to address the leak. Beyonce says that she appreciated the positive feedback, even though this obviously isn’t how she wanted the world to hear her latest masterpiece.
“My music was leaked and while this is not how I wanted to present my new songs, I appreciate the positive response from my fans,” Beyonce wrote. “When I record music I always think about my fans singing every note and dancing to every beat. I make music to make people happy and I appreciate that everyone has been so anxious to hear my new songs.”
Last month, the 29-year-old former girl bander — recipient of Billboard’s Millenninum Award — described her fourth solo album as a compiliation inspired by British songstresses Florence Welch and Adele and ’80s pop icon Prince.