Beyoncé Wasn't Looking to Score Hits With "4" / by

Beyoncé is nearing the 1,000,000 mark with her new album "4" sales. She tells Access Hollywood that she wasn't looking to score hit after hit with this album, but more over read and hear what critics had to say about the album. She wanted to make this album a classic one. Check out more of that she had to say after the jump as well as the interview.

“I really wanted to make a great body of work and a great classic album, and I focused more on the music from beginning to end,”

“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. 1s 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.”

“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 and try to put chords and bridges and lyrics and music back on the radio and back on albums.”

“I think my first album was a classic album. The other two were great, but I didn’t focus on that,” she candidly stated. “I focused more on singles and this time I said, ‘Let me take it back to when people just listened from beginning to end.’”

She has been saying this from the start. I'm considering her documentary as that start, because it was filmed before the album and singles releases and she was saying that she wanted to take risks and what not. That she did. The outcome is that she isn't scoring hits but she doing what she wants to do. She's doing what makes her feel good and not having to just put out something to please fans and DJs across the world. I would also consider her first album a classic, not only that but I'd consider the last one as a classic one too. B'Day, I didn't too much care for it. But it's good to know that she's happy and that she's in a good place.