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Beyonce Previews '4,' 'Run the World (Girls)' Video at Listening Party
At a private listening party on Wednesday (May 11), Beyonce offered a select group of fans a preview of five songs from her forthcoming album, "4," as well as the official video for new single "Run the World (Girls)." "I wanted to do something refreshing and different," Beyonce says of the album. "So I mixed genres and drew inspiration from touring, traveling, watching rock bands, and attending festivals… I was like a mad scientist, putting lots of different songs together." The "Run the World" video, meanwhile, reportedly features a lion walking into a dance number and the singer writhing around in the sand. ( Just Jared)
Kenny Chesney To Donate Alabama Show Profits To Charity
Kenny Chesney has announced that his May 25 concert in Tuscaloosa, Ala. will not only go on as scheduled as planned following the area's devastating tornado, but all profits will be donated to local charity GiveTuscaloosa.com. "When we first heard about this tragedy we were stunned, as we have so many fans in the area and have enjoyed every visit that we've made there over the years," Chesney said in a statement. "But Mayor [Walt] Maddox convinced us that this is a great opportunity to bring the people of Tuscaloosa together in a positive way, and we are grateful for the opportunity to help them in this way."