Beyonce to Release New Single on Wednesday
After releasing her first single, "Run the World (Girls)," in April and performing "1+1" last week, Beyoncé will unveil the next single from her forthcoming album, "4," tomorrow.
"Best Thing I Never Had," the fourth track on the 12-song full-length, is set to hit radio on Wednesday (June 1). News of the release first broke when Pittsburgh's Kiss 96.1-FM announced that Beyoncé's label, Columbia Records, tipped off the radio station about the song's release. A rep for the pop star has confirmed to Billboard.com that "Best Thing I Never Had" will also be issued via a press release tomorrow at 8 a.m. EST.
After Beyoncé unveiled the music video to "Run the World (Girls)" and performed the track at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, the singer debuted "4" album opener "1+1" on the finale of "American Idol" last Wednesday. The new song precedes the June 28 release of "4," which she said uses "a lot of the brassiness and grittiness in my voice that people hear in my live performances, but not necessarily on my records," in an interview with Billboard earlier this month.