Beyoncé Documents the ‘Year of 4′ in TV Special [Full Video]

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Beyoncé gave fans a rare look inside her world during the half-hour special “Beyoncé: Year of 4,” which premiered on television earlier tonight. The documentary followed the 29-year-old superstar’s personal and artistic journey over the past year.

After enjoying some down time at the end of her “I Am…” tour, B gets back to business, gearing up for her fourth solo album 4. She is shown practicing choreography, jetting around the world, shooting the video for “Run the World (Girls),” and narrowing down her album with help from her team and Jay-Z.

Old and new fans will gain a new appreciation for the unstoppable diva. “I am a workaholic and I don’t believe in no. I don’t believe in I need to sleep. If I’m not sleeping, nobody’s sleeping,” said the worker B. “I’m one human being. It’s a lot. If I want to be a businesswoman, I’m a businesswoman. Independence is not easy.”

Watch the documentary in full right here.

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87 Comments

  1. LOVE?

    crazy possessed bitch!

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    TKB Reply:

    @LOVE?, Not another J-Lunatic. :/

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    Yaser Lad Reply:

    @LOVE?, What sane person would allow themselves to take notice to someone who is possessed or an ally to the devil? #stopplayinygod

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @LOVE?, Coming from thee one that rushed to comment on her post . Thee nerve of some , I say .

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    iSpeakTruth Reply:

    @LOVE?, YOU MAD?

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  2. Yeah

    :)

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    LOVE? Reply:

    @Yeah, haha im first! idiota!

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    From Tokyo Reply:

    @LOVE?, Umm…you might want to check your position in the comments, and your own intelligence level.

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    LOVE? Reply:

    @From Tokyo, yea im the first comment hoe!

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  3. TRUE TALENT

    I love when she says “I’m just not going for it” lol

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  4. TKB

    :D

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  5. Rihannababy

    gifted and very down to earth person God Bless you Beyonce

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  6. Twitter.com/CiaraMedlies

    *puts clothes in dryer* *yawns*

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    Critic Reply:

    @Twitter.com/CiaraMedlies, when is Ciara doing it? NEVER.

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    All Hail Queen BEY Reply:

    @Twitter.com/CiaraMedlies, has ci-error got a record deal yet ? now thats something to yawn at .. dismissed * sips tea *

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    Yaser Lad Reply:

    @Twitter.com/CiaraMedlies, Your ability to comment yawn, is rather hilarious. I salute you, you have nothing to document or advertise!!! I would love to know how many people would yawn and walk past you if you experienced fame… #godblessyou

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    WRTR? Reply:

    @Twitter.com/CiaraMedlies, I really hope while you’re doing that you’re not listening to anything from Ciara released later than Goodies #bummyswag

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    STFU Reply:

    @Twitter.com/CiaraMedlies, lol

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    ed Reply:

    @Twitter.com/CiaraMedlies, yet you’re on a Beyonce post like always. keep yawning while your fave C-error continues to flop with her 37,000. i’m pretty sure she’s the one who is clearly putting you to sleep.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Twitter.com/CiaraMedlies, Beyonce sold 120K in a foreign state in less than 12 hours .. While your fave sells 37K in her own country in a week . Your life choices just don’t add up .

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    iSpeakTruth Reply:

    @Twitter.com/CiaraMedlies, SHUT UP! UR fave is wack Gimme, gimme,gimme,gimme that FLOP!

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    iSpeakTruth Reply:

    @Twitter.com/CiaraMedlies, Gimme, gimme,gimme,gimme that FLOP!

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  7. TeamTM

    she is so beautiful
    a true talent and a inspiration

    love u king B

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  8. meme

    i wonder what single they are goin to release next? that is the biggest mystery becuz nothing on the album stands out like with IASF the singles was obviously.

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    Name here Reply:

    @meme, i think it will be countdown

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    maya Reply:

    @meme, Be gone.

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    Teya Reply:

    @meme, Beyonce said at her France concert “End Of Time”. But it could be “Countdown” since they’re already playing it on radio and its starting to chart.

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  9. Critic

    B is such a BOSS. In control of EVERYTHING she does instead of being a puppet. She knows what she wants & won’t be told different. I LOVE IT!!

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    Tasha32 Reply:

    @Critic, OMG, read my response, you took the words RIGHT out of my mouth…..:)

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  10. TeamTM

    How can you not love,admire and respect this woman

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    Copyonce Reply:

    @TeamTM, cuz she’s a thief!

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Copyonce, But you stole half her name ! Saxon – Nicki Minaj .. Look it up .

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  11. Tasha32

    I loved the documentary it just further shows how much of a dedicated, driven person she is. I like the fact she has a hand in ALL she does which is why she’s now managing herself. I like the fact she’s neither a “yes” woman nor a puppet. She has a direction and brings A LOT to the table versus certain artist who only go into the studio and sing songs with no creative input, or show up to a music video and do as they are directed instead of putting their own spin or creativity in it. I also loved the part where she said people become complacent and are often told how high they can go and she’s determined to push herself. I her words “she’s not having it”

    She is SO adorable and towards the end when she started to cry when the Tofu dancers left, touched my heart. She’s SO appreciative and humble and I think that’s a beautiful trait seeing as though she’s SO huge but doesn’t look down on people, she speaks her mind and does it in a manner where she’s not talking down on you, she knows what she wants, she doesn’t need people to tell her how to think. And the fact she tracked those dancers down to learn the choreograph the RIGHT way shows how determined she is. She and Jay are TOO cute. And LOVE her and her mother’s relationship.

    Lastly, I love the ending where she said she doesn’t have ANYTHING to prove to anyone, she’s an artist who’s serious about her shi*

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    keoshawn Reply:

    @Tasha32, i agree100% she is the best at everything she do anit nobody fuckin wit KING Bey & i love the album

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    WRTR? Reply:

    @Tasha32, I saw you on Beyonce World, #BeeHive #fulleffect

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    Tasha32 Reply:

    @WRTR?, LOL you already know it. Represeting…..

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Tasha32, Amazing post !

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  12. Tasha32

    *in her words

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  13. Tyrique D.Rashad

    I already got 2 copies and an illegal download of 4,but this documentary just made me go out and buy another copy for my cousin Shareefa,lol :)she told y’all she an artist & she sensitive about her sh*t (jz like Erykah did),so haters, be gone!

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  14. maya

    I liked seeing this side of Bey. She’s very private which I respect but we only see her on stage. To see her just being herself made me love her even more. So happy I bought the album. Love on Top <3

    Omg that dress she is wearing while be interviewed! The one that's blue, white, & black…I WANT IT <3

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  15. Teya

    Wow! that was just beautiful… I feel like I’ve just seen the Beyonce’s real life.. lol And she cried OMG! it made me wanna cry a bit..lol

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  16. LNDN..

    AMAZING WOMAN! HOW CAN YOU EVEN HATE HER,,,

    THAT WAS SO INSPIRING..

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  17. #JetSettersUp

    i admire her SOOO much. i have total respect for her.

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  18. music guru

    Omg I wanna cry *tears of joy*

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  19. Keira

    I love her but sometimes her fans makes me hate her. I HATE HER FANS!

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    meme Reply:

    @Keira, thats the same way i feel. i love beyonce and i will always love her. but i find myself agruing with her fans all the time. they are true at all.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @meme, Girl – You love Beyonce ? You throw shade at her every day . Cut thee bs .
    & Yess – We are true . Thanks for that .

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    maya Reply:

    @Real Issh, Basically took the words out of my mouth. @Meme just STFU!

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    yooo Reply:

    @Keira, yeah like Real Issh

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @yooo, Yess boo .

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  20. Jrizzel88

    AMAZING!!!….so inspirational…Behind the scenes are cool thanx Rap-Up!

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  21. maya

    Real Issh…is ur real name Makael?

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @maya, Noooo – Brittany . Who’s Makael ?

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    maya Reply:

    @Real Issh, Makael is from the skorpion show. It’s a youtube blog. Makael stans for Beyonce just as hard as you do. Their show is pretty funny, u should check it out.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @maya, I’ma check him out .. Thanx love !

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  22. ed

    this makes me love and appreciate 4 even more. i love her, she is one of the greatest artists of our time & i am proud to say i look up to her.

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  23. ANGGÉR

    KING B KING B KING B KING B KING B KING BKING B KING B KING B KING B KING B KING BKING B KING B KING B KING B KING B KING BKING B KING B KING B KING B KING B KING BKING B KING B KING B KING B KING B KING BKING B KING B KING B KING B KING B KING BKING B KING B KING B KING B KING B KING BKING B KING B KING B KING B KING B KING BKING B KING B KING B KING B KING B KING BKING B KING B KING B KING B KING B KING BKING B KING B KING B KING B KING B KING B

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  24. Travis Lee

    Pure Inspiration!!! Thank you & God Bless you B. Ps. Keep Running The World.

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  25. Real Issh

    That dress is too cute ! I need to find it – Lol .. & She gives me life . You guys just don’t knowwww .

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    maya Reply:

    @Real Issh, so ur a female? Oh…

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @maya, Yess !

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  26. WhiteChocolate

    She’s such a hard worker. Mad respect. Best in the business right there.

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  27. Billionaire

    Ok i so loved this video, it was very touching & surreal but she could’ve left that last remark out!! All in all, this video was inspiring, motivating, innovative and now i realize i could be a fan of both Beyonce & Rihanna without the competitive nature that we build between them. Now i can just respect their art as master-pieces. Much respect to Beyonce. Buying 4 tomorrow!!

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  28. BLAZE

    Amazing I have so much love for her she is one of the best

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  29. music guru

    Oooh killing me softly…..cuz we like to parttyyyy eyyyy…. I was here….come take my hand I won’t let u go, love u like crazy say you’ll never let me go… This is for them twenty somethings… ;)

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @music guru, You are definitely a music guru . Haha .

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  30. Natalia

    I wanna cry . She is AMAZING ! I love Queen B !!!;)) She is my authority .

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  31. Jay

    I loved this. Made me love her more. People always criticize artists but that 22 minutes of how they made that album & I’m so pleased with it! Hope it hits #1 all over the world & that the has some #1s off it too. We all know the tour will sell out!!!!

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  32. Queen Beyonce

    LOVED LOVED LOVED THIS!!!! It’s just endearing & i love seeing the business side of Beyonce & the creative side of her …. shes Beautiful <3

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  33. WonderLand19

    That was powerfull. Wow. I allways want to see the back ground info on how an artist puts things together. Makes it more real. Chris Brown does it with his webisodes and i loved Beys documentry try now. I like that you see her makes decisions and get involved. artist who are just yes men and are puppets really put me off.
    Congrats Bey, this album is stunning!

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  34. Lisa

    I was all choked up, while watching it at 2:00AM! Like Rap-Up already wrote, I’ve gained a new appreciation for Beyoncé as a person and her music. She pours out every bit of pain, happiness or sadness that’s inside her and translates that in her music. I think I will never get tired of her.

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  35. 2XCL

    No matter what your opinion about Beyonce is…at the end of the day, this girl will run business LIKE A BOSS. Yes Sir!

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  36. Hope

    Beyonce is so real and the documentary shows it all. I especially love the fact that she doesn’t hide her failures and even admits that she makes mistakes just like every other human. I love her so much! she’s such a good role model!

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  37. yooo

    she sounds like a 3rd grader reciting lines in the very first few minutes talking about being a mermaid. Regardless, the woman works her ass off and is a true entertainer

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  38. buddyreal

    Beyonce and Jay @ 19:00 = second nature

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  39. Amazing

    CAN SOMEBODY PLEASE TELL ME WHERE SHE GOT THAT BLUE TRIBAL PRINT DRESS FROM? IT’S SO CUTE.

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  40. TeamTM

    i love u Queen B !!

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  41. Sha'Nesha

    Bo$$ Bey. that is all.

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    pierre Reply:

    I paid $32.67 for a XBOX 360 and my mom got a 17 inch Toshiba laptop for $94.83
    being delivered to our house tomorrow by FedEX. I will never again pay expensive
    retail prices at stores. I even sold a 46 inch HDTV to my boss for $650 and it
    only cost me $52.78 to get. Here is the website we using to get all this stuff,
    BidsHit.com

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  42. MACK

    Omg That made me even love her,more and more and more….She is amazing

    Was that Young Jeezy at her video shoot lol

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @MACK, Lmaooo .. That was The Dream ! Close tho .

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    pierre Reply:

    @Real Issh,

    I paid $32.67 for a XBOX 360 and my mom got a 17 inch Toshiba laptop for $94.83
    being delivered to our house tomorrow by FedEX. I will never again pay expensive
    retail prices at stores. I even sold a 46 inch HDTV to my boss for $650 and it
    only cost me $52.78 to get. Here is the website we using to get all this stuff,
    BidsHit.com

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  43. little monster

    u gotta love beyonce cus she dont be hatin on nobody cus notice how when she on the rooftop of the fourth photoshoot and she starts talking they r playing “judas” by lady gaga in the backgorund :)

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  44. Kyle

    Wow, what an amazing documentary. Props to MTV because that was well edited for being cut down into only 2l minutes. For Beyonce being the superstar that she is I can’t help but always think how amazingly humble and down to earth she is; it doesn’t seem possible. When she got emotional when those african dancers were leaving the set, I started getting emotional too because you could see how much she appreciated their hard work. I didn’t think I could love her even more but yea, I DO! Queen B is the SHIT.

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  45. Hugh

    That was amazing and inspiring and beautiful.

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  46. Rosie

    WHERE IS HER DRESS FROM? the one in the picture! xxxxx

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