Superstar Beyonce told Billboard Magazine why her new album is called…4. The number four is a special number for her, because it was the date of her wedding anniversary.She told the music magazine: ‘We all have special numbers in our lives, and four is that for me. It’s the day I was born. My mother’s birthday, and a lot of my friends’ birthdays, are on the fourth. April 4 is my wedding date.’On her new single Run The World (Girls) she said: ‘I just heard the track and loved that it was so different: it felt a bit African, a bit electronic and futuristic. 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.’