ET EXCLUSIVE: Rare Behind-The-Scenes Access From Beyonce!
By Raphael Chestang
After taking a year off from music, Beyoncé is back with her fourth album, 4, which features killer collaborations with Babyface, Kanye West and ...Target?
ET got a behind-the-scenes look at the superstar while she shot her new Target commercial which debuts June 24, four days before the release of her new deluxe CD, sold exclusively at Target.
"I think the fans are going to be so excited about this Target deluxe version, because I think some of my favorite songs I saved for Target," said the pop diva. "I think people are going to be happy that they have something exclusive."
Having been named the ninth most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine, Beyoncé clearly has many people looking up to her, but she said that her status as a mentor is nothing new.
"Being a role model is something that I've always been," Beyoncé pointed out. "It's not something that I became. It's something I was already, because I had a younger sister."
"I think Target is super cool," said the Grammy winner, who raved about the respect that the company had for her as an artist while developing the idea for the new ad. "I think it's great to be able to buy whatever you want in one store."
Beyoncé described the commercial as "personal," explaining, "We used a lot of my life experiences on my year off and incorporated them in this commercial, so it really comes from the heart."
While on her year-long hiatus, the songstress made a to-do list which she completed before heading back to work. Tasks on that list included "learning to cook" and "spending weeks off alone with [her] husband," rap mogul Jay-Z.
You can go grab 4 when it hits Target stores June 28.