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Beyonce Reveals Name of New Album

KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Beyonce has revealed the title of her new album -- she tells Billboard that it will be called, simply, 4.  She explains that she chose the name because her fans have been calling it "4" -- because it'll be her fourth solo album.

"I had a whole other name and concept," she tells Billboard. "But I keep seeing that the fans love the name '4,' and I think it would be a really nice thing to let them name the record."

In addition to the disc being her fourth album, the number 4 is special to Beyonce because her birthday is September 4, her mother's birthday is January 4, and she married Jay-Z on April 4.

As for the album's sound, Beyonce says it's inspired by everyone from Earth, Wind & Fire and Lionel Richie to the Jackson 5 and New Edition, to Adele, Prince and Florence + The Machine. 

No release date has been announced for the disc.

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