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Beyonce Surprises Kids at East Harlem Target

By Jeff Mays | July 1, 2011 12:36pm | Updated on July 2, 2011 3:05pm

By Jeff Mays

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

HARLEM — Beyonce is crazy in love with Harlem.

Just months after joining kids during a dance performance at P.S. 161, the "Diva" songstress gave children from the Boys & Girls Club the celebrity surprise of a lifetime Thursday at the Target on East 117th Street.

The kids were onstage dancing to "Countdown," from Beyonce's new album "4," when she suddenly appeared.

"Surprise," she said after the song, hugging the kids and having them introduce themselves.

Beyonce also purchased a few copies of her fourth studio album while at the store and signed the credit card receipt herself, according to TMZ.

Billboard speculates that the songbird's new album could hit number one on the charts.

Crowds lined up a day in advance to hear Beyonce perform in Central Park Friday morning as a part of the "Good Morning America" Summer Concert Series.