SAN FRANCISCO (CBSSF) – Each Tuesday our friends at Street Date bring us the low down on the hottest albums the very day they drop. Today they bring us a review AND the full stream of Beyoncé’s latest hit.

You know the hits by heart already. “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It),” “Survivor” and “Irreplaceable” are just three of the many female empowerment songs that Beyoncé is responsible for.

It’s also one of the reasons she is a veritable powerhouse in pop music. So it wasn’t surprising when her first single off her fourth studio album 4 was a song championing women to take a stand with “Run The World (Girls).”

Click through now for a full album stream of Beyoncé’s 4 and catch her new videos for the singles “Run The World Girls” and “1-1.”

Beyoncé Releases New Album '4'; Listen HereClick here to link to the entire album!

The early buzz on the street was that “Run The World Girls” might be a flop. However, 4definitely doesn’t fall flat.

It is, of course, predictably Beyoncé and perhaps the only problem is in the fact that she failed to take any risks, never leaving her comfort zone of love ballads and girl-power anthems. Still, the former member of Destiny’s Child sticks with what she does best and you can’t fault her for that.

Hardcore fans of Beyoncé will be pleased with 4 because they are getting exactly what they want from the songbird.

But will it be enough to compete with the other female heavy hitters also releasing albums this summer, including Lady Gaga & Britney Spears? We say don’t fret, because without a doubt you will hear “1-1,” “Countdown” and “End Of Time” nonstop at clubs and they’ll inspire you to get up and express yourself in the form of dance.

So will 4 do better than Beyoncé‘s previous three blockbuster albums? Will it do better than all the other summer albums being released? You’ll have to tell us (leave a comment below, let us know what you think). One thing is for sure, Beyoncé knows what she’s doing in the studio and she’s going to keep on doing it.

(Photo credit by CBS/Columbia Records)

(Photo credit by CBS/Columbia Records)

Beyoncé – ‘4’ Tracklisting

  •     1+1
  •     I Care
  •     I Miss You
  •     Best Thing I Never Had
  •     Party Ft. Andre 3000
  •     Rather Die Young
  •     Start Over
  •     Love On Top
  •     Countdown
  •     End Of Time
  •     I Was Here
  •     Run The World (Girls)

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Comments (3)
  1. obamarocks says:

    Everybody go to Youtube. Beyonce and Nicky Minaj are on a rermix of her leading single Run the World Girls together. This guy name Fyuchur produced it. Its Hot!! Both of their fans love it

  2. whitney says:

    Best thing ever

  3. Hoforepe says:

    you must read mbt , for special offer

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