There have been several rumors circulating around the reasoning behind Solange’s vicious elevator attack against hip-hop mogul, and husband of Queen Bey herself, Jay-Z that took place in late May of this year. But, perhaps the most recent speculation that Mr. Carter and model turned hip-hop rap artist LIV have been rendezvousing it up for quite some time, will perhaps become the explanation that fans have been so desperately seeking.
LIV, who is allegedly Jay-Z’s mistress, has released a single entitled, “Sorry Mrs. Cater”, a dreadful lyrical open letter to Beyonce, regarding her interactions with Jay-Z within the last 6 years. read more » » » »
The wait to hear the full length version of Beyonce’s ‘Grown Woman’ single is over. The track appeared online earlier this evening, but has since been removed from several sites, including You Tube. Luckily Sound Cloud still has a working link and thus we can provide you with a listen. The track is said to be produced by Timbaland and co-written by Beyonce and The Dream.
Give it a listen below and let us know what you think.
As reported earlier this week, Beyonce Knowles was honored by the New York Association of Black Journalists for “Eat, Play, Love,” an editorial she penned for Essence Magazine about her nine month hiatus from the music industry.
Essence submitted the singer’s piece and it won in the arts and entertainment category. However, because this is Beyonce, you know drama can’t be far behind.
Fending off accusations that Beyonce’s win undermines the value and credibility of the honor, president of the New York chapter, Michael Fenney, said Knowles’ article “won fair and square” and that he believes the win was based on writing and content, not the singer’s celebrity status.
Cori Murray, entertainment editor for Essence, also chimed in, saying “Beyonce is a real writer. We had to edit her, but everyone gets edited, except for Toni Morrison of course.”
Controversy aside, Beyonce took time out of her busy schedule to thank the NYABJ via video. Check it out below.
Marcus Miller and Steve White, co-owners of Armdeonce Ventures, a branding and development company, are looking to build a monument in Houston, Texas that honors the city’s most famous export, singer Beyonce Knowles.
According to the pair, “Our biggest thing is a lot of people get honored when they die, so our goal is to why not honor people why they’re still here? We felt as though it’s her time to be honored,” Marcus Mitchell said.
White says Armdeonce is looking to erect a monument in Harris County that will house Destiny’s Child memorabilia, as well as rare clips of Beyonce performing as a child.
The coup de grâce to all of this is that Miller and White say they already have the blessing of Houston Mayor Annise D. Parker and several community board members.
The project is currently in the developmental stage and looking for investors.
Lest you forget how totally hot Beyonce was before she became pregnant, the singer decided to remind her fans, posting this new image to her website last night.
I first saw this pic while reading my Blackberry email last night, but I passed it by thinking it was a fake. When I got it again this morning, I decided to visit her official website and there it was, all 900 pixels of it splattered across the home page.
So what is Beyonce trying to tell us? Can we expect the singer to return to the music scene just as she left it, or even hotter? Or can we expect a whole new Beyonce, like the one in the above image. I honestly did not recognize the singer and thought someone had photoshopped Claudia Schiffer‘s face onto Beyonce’s body.
Whatever the case, expect the “Beyonce is trying to look white” accusationss to start up all over again..
“He is the reason I do what I do,” says Beyoncé about her musical idol, Michael Jackson.
The singer has been a huge MJ fan since she witnessed his performing genius as a five-year-old fan. One of his early songs, “I Wanna Be Where You Are,” became one of her favorites and she chose it for her first audition.
When the Jackson family honored the “King of Pop” on October 8th at the Michael Forever Tribute Concert in Cardiff, Wales, she taped this special performance of “I Wanna Be Where You Are.”
Michael’s three children honored Beyoncé in calling her an energetic talent who “continues in the legacy of our father by being committed to the art of performing.”
Beyonce’s official Facebook page uploaded this professionally shot video of the performance below… check it out.
Beyonce has unveiled two new video performances from her upcoming “Live at Roseland: Elements of 4” DVD. The first is of her single “End of Time,” which debuted earlier this evening via BET’s 106 & Park.
The next is a performance of “I Was Here,” which features backstage and personal footage from the singer’s life- including a glimpse of her on her wedding day and her gown (3:37 mark).
According to Billboard.biz, Beyonce’s pregnancy announcement at last week’s MTV Video Music Awards is having an amazing effect on her record sales.
Shortly after performing “Love on Top,” the song skyrocketed into the iTunes top 10, making it all the way to #5 before eventually falling down to #13. Despite the slight fall however, the track has officially been listed as the third single from “4-” bumping “Party” which had previously been listed at the album’s next single.
Similar results are also expected for “4,” which presently sits at #12 on the Billboard Hot 200 Albums chart. The CD is expected to experience about a 40% jump in sales, easily helping to push it back into the top ten.
According to Neilsen Soundscan, the album had a 17% decrease in sales last week, causing it to fall out of the top 10 for the first time since its arrival nearly two months ago.
Should “4” increase in sales and re-enter the top ten, it will be the first time the album has posted a weekly sales increase since its arrival.
Forbes has compiled a list of the “Most Powerful Black Women in the U.S. and guess who came in at #1? Did you guess Oprah Winfrey? Maybe Michelle Obama? Well if you did, you were wrong.
According to Forbes, 29 year old pop singer Beyonce Giselle Knowles is the most powerful sista in the country. Apparently Beyonce’s (you fill in the blank) is more powerful than the first woman, black or white, to OWN her OWN Network and the first African American First Lady combined.
Forbes doesn’t explain how they came to their conclusion and personally I find it a bit dismissive of black women in general. Lady Gaga, a mere singer, would never be named the most powerful woman in the country. She’d first have to get past real power brokers like Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton to be bestowed with such an honor.
Beyonce however, who influences no one that I know of over the age of maybe 17, somehow manages to be labeled more powerful than Oprah, a woman who had enough pull to get her OWN Network distributed to over 85% of American households.
To add insult to injury, our FLOTUS was also passed over for #1. Michelle Obama, by virtue of being the first black First Lady, has the ability to not only have her voice heard by all Americans, but especially young black women who can now see and picture themselves living a life they may have once thought impossible.
All of that however seems to pale in comparison to Beyonce’s ability to occasionally sell out concert venues.
I ask you- what can Beyonce get done- what real power does she have? Can she influence economic policy as say Michelle Obama can by virtue of being married to one of the most powerful men in the world? Can she get a network off the ground as Oprah did? Can she single-handedly change the mindset of a generation like Debra Lee, were she only willing to use her power as CEO of BET for good?
My answer is no. Beyonce, like Gaga and Rihanna, have power- but it is limited and ultimately only helps to serve those with even more power.
Forbes needs to rethink this list next year. Or maybe they got exactly what they were looking for- a bit of controversy to hype up their annual ‘Most’ this and that issue.
Despite having her “4” album nicknamed ‘4lop’ and ‘4closure,’ due to its lack of hit singles, Beyonce’s new album is actually shaping up to be anything but.
With first week sales predictions being released just moments ago, it appears “4” will easily be the number album in the country next week.
And though sales of anywhere from 275-300k is quite low for an artist of her stature, one must remember that her album leaked nearly three weeks early and got extremely poor reviews from the average listener.
On a high note “4” has also debuted at the top of the charts in the UK., France, Brazil and Germany.
With her album exactly seven days away from being released, Beyonce has hit the road overseas to promote the project with a handful of concerts that lead up to her big headlining gig at this year’s prestigious Glastonbury Festival.
First on the singer’s itinerary was last night’s show at the Palais Nikala in Nice, France. Joined by her all girl band and a slew of back-up dancers, Beyonce performed a medley of her hits, which included “Single Ladies, “Sweet Dreams,” “Halo” and many, many more.
Beyonce also included a number of tracks from her upcoming “4” album, which leaked about two weeks ago.