Beyonce says that she doesn't care about chart success and would rather please critics with her latest album “4.”
Even though Beyonce's new album made it to the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, soaring to the top of music charts just means that the public is buying your music, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's good.
I mean, America watched Rebecca Black's “Friday” video 33 million times and we keep letting teenage country stars win on “American Idol,” so obviously, we the people, have no idea what good music is.
Beyonce says now she cares more about what music critics think of her album, “I really wanted to get the critical acclaim. I feel like the longer I do this - I've been doing it for 15 years now - No.1's are amazing, but to see some of the comments that the “Rolling Stones” and “The New York Times” and all of these credible, amazing, really critical magazines and papers [are saying] has really made me my proudest.”
Maybe she's just trying to compete with hubby Jay-Z. Ask any music critic who some of their favorite artists of all time are and they will generally say “The Beatles” followed by “Jay-Z.”
Beyonce's happy with all her hits in the past, but this album was less about making singles and wanting to make an album that people could listen to “beginning to end.”
Although she's only 30, Beyonce is basically a veteran, she's paid her dues, she doesn't have to make another “Single Ladies” if she doesn't want to. “Just getting the respect from my peers and reading the really tough, tough critics, them acknowledging my growth and my bravery 'cause that was really what I wanted to do, is go against the grain.”