Exclusive: Beyoncé’s Camp Insists 4 Will Arrive On June 28

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Over the last few days, the Internet has been running wild with rumors that Beyoncé‘s latest album, 4, had been pushed back by Columbia Records from its planned June release date to the fall. According to unsubstantiated reports that appeared on various gossip blogs, an “emergency meeting” was called after execs at her label declared the album to be “too concept edgy and extreme” for American tastes. After the difficulty that the first single from the record, “Run The World (Girls),” had gaining traction on radio and in sales, these rumors seemed especially viable.

Adding fuel to the fire was Beyoncé’s Facebook statement last week after 4 leaked and started appearing on file sharing services, a message that included her stating that “this is not how I wanted to present my new songs.” Some interpreted that to mean that she was just upset about the leak, while others theorized that she had not completed work on the songs yet.

However, we here at VH1 decided to go straight to the source to find out once and for all whether or not 4 was officially being pushed back until fall. Sony Music, the parent company of Columbia Records, has yet to make an official statement on the matter, but we went directly to Beyoncé’s publicist this morning and received this statement from her team:

“BeyoncĂ©’s album, 4, will be released on June 28.”

Well, Beyoncé fans, there you have it! Important distinction: As you’ll note, they didn’t say “is scheduled to be released on June 28,” they definitively said “will be released on June 28.” We will keep you abreast of any further developments to this story as they happen.

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  1. dan says:

    FAKE!!! thats not beyonce its some white lady in the picture….

  2. s4watson says:

    she may want to push it back if the rest of the songs are as whack as the 1st single. im a big bey fan, but this may b a mess!

  3. Sandy says:

    Look at that album cover. Beyonce hates being black.

  4. lady says:

    how sad i actually thought that was a white woman on the cover.

  5. Gary says:

    She’s allegedly apart of the Illuminati New World Order to brainwash people and dumb them down. See TRUTHQUAKE.COM for more info. Other members poison our water and food and release disease on people. They want to decrease the population and keep people from attaining enlightenment.