/  05.11.2011

Billboard

Beyoncé is keeping it simple with her new album title. The singing sensation has announced the numeric name for her upcoming release.

In a cover story for Billboard, the 29-year-old megastar revealed that her fourth solo album is called 4. “We all have special numbers in our lives, and 4 is that for me,” she explained. “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.”

In addition, she opened up about cutting professional ties with her father Mathew Knowles, who had managed her career up until this year. “It’s not that anything bad happened between us,” the “Run the World (Girls)” singer told the magazine.

“My family has my support always, and they support me, but when you’ve been working with the same people for 15 years, it’s natural to eventually have your own ideas. I believe that parents prepare their kids for the moment that they’re on their own: at this point, I’m taking everything my dad and my mother have taught me, and I’m able to do things my way. We were at a point where we’d learned so much from each other, and now it’s exciting for me to do this on my own and hire my own team. I’ve started managing myself.”

Beyoncé will be honored with the Billboard Millennium Award at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards on May 22 in Las Vegas.

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