With Beyoncé’s 4 album official in-stores now, MTV takes a look back at the pop superstar’s year leading up to this point in Year of 4. The special television documentary which aired earlier tonight gave fans a candid behind the scenes look in studio, on set of “Run The World (Girls)”, rehearsals, photo shoots and more as B’ prepared for the release of her fourth solo album.

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After the jump, Beyoncé surprises kids from the Boys and Girls Club in East Harlem, NY during her album release event…..

Previously: Beyoncé Talks With Piers Morgan And Previews ‘Beyoncé: Year of 4′