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Beyoncé’s ‘4’ turns 5: The album by the numbers

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Five years ago Friday, on June 24, 2011, Beyoncé’s 4 was released. The fourth studio album from the former Destiny’s Child forewoman is packed with forlorn ballads and forceful dance jams, and though sales of 4 were slightly below those of its forerunners, its still-formidable success foreshadowed her forthcoming status as the true Queen Bey of the biz.

In celebration of 4 turning five, we’d like to formally invite you to test your mental fortitude and take our by-the-numbers quiz. Be forewarned: Cheating is forbidden (so hopefully you haven’t forgotten much). Now get in formation, Beyhive, and get quizzing forthwith!

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