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The estate of the deceased rapper Anthony Barre is seeking proper credit on the track
Beyoncé has been riding high on a wave of positivity for some time with her phenomenally successful visual album, Lemonade last year and now with the wonderful announcement of her expecting twins with husband, Jay Z. However, the star has been brought back down to earth recently with a lawsuit over the opening to her song, Formation.
The singer is being sued over a sample in her hit track, Formation
The Independent has reported the estate of deceased YouTube star Anthony Barre - known as Messy Mya - filed a suit against the Crazy In Love hitmaker over her samples of his 2010 video, A 27 Piece Huh?
Continue reading: Beyonce Being 'Sued Over Messy Mya Sample' In Formation Track
Bey took to Instagram to reveal that she and her husband Jay Z are expecting twins later this year.
Five years after they welcomed their first child, Blue Ivy, into the world, Beyonce and her husband Jay Z have revealed that they are expecting twins, after the star announced that she is pregnant for the second time.
The 35 year old star, who is due to headline the Coachella festival in a few months’ time, took to Instagram to reveal the happy news to her fans. Posing in just a bra and underwear with her baby bump, the snap quickly became the most liked photo in Instagram history when she revealed the news on Wednesday (February 1st).
Continue reading: Beyonce Announces She's Pregnant With Twins
He featured on track three 'Don't Hurt Yourself'.
Jack White has finally opened up about his rather unexpected collaboration with Beyonce on her hit 'Lemonade' album. The former White Stripes frontman was listed as a producer, writer and guest vocalist on her song 'Don't Hurt Yourself', and he's only now spoken up about it.
Jack White featured on 'Don't Hurt Yourself'
Currently promoting his acoustic compilation album 'Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016', White spoke to NPR's radio show 'All Things Considered' about how Beyonce approached him to work with her on her scandalous surprise album 'Lemonade'.
The conservative pundit described Jay Z as a ‘drug dealer’ earlier this year during a rant about Beyonce’s Superbowl performance.
Jay Z has hit back at conservative pundit Tomi Lahren on his new track with Pusha T titled ‘Drug Dealers Anonymous’. The song was released last night on Jay’s streaming service Tidal and samples Lahren’s viral rant from earlier this year, in which she labelled Jay a drug dealer and criticised wife Beyonce’s Superbowl performance.
Jay Z has dropped new track ‘Drug Dealers Anonymous’.
Before Jay’s verse Lahren is heard saying: "Your husband was a drug dealer. For fourteen years, he sold crack cocaine.” The sample comes from an online video Lahren made for The Blaze in February in which she criticised Beyonce’s Superbowl performance and in particular the use of Black Panther style imagery.
Futuristic fashion flooded the floor at this year's Costume Gala.
This year's Met Gala hosted probably one of the best themes its ever seen, with celebrities entering in their droves decked head to toe in futuristic fashion; metallics, latex and dark lipstick galore. Some of the best dressed included Beyonce, Taylor Swift and Blake Lively.
Zendaya dons a bowl-cut wig at the 2016 Met Gala
The 2016 Costume Institute Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art featured an interesting fashion theme: 'Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology'. It was a chance to really get to grips with one's inner sci-fi fox, though many stars were disappointingly minimal with their costume execution.
Continue reading: Beyonce, Blake Lively And Kimye Are Tech-Terrific At Met Gala 2016
The star is stuck in the middle of rumours of infidelity between Jay Z and her fashion designer friend
If Beyoncé had wanted to increase publicity surrounding her latest musical offering - visual album Lemonade - she couldn’t have done a better job. Without offering up any interpretation, one line, "Becky with the good hair", has got fans going ga-ga about what it means about Queen B’s marriage to Jay Z.
Kim K loves Lemonade despite the traumas it has put her best friend, Rachel Roy, through
And now Kim Kardashian has waded into the debate by declaring Bey her Woman Crush Wednesday and telling everyone she is "sipping on Lemonade".
Beyonce' - Celebrities at the Los Angeles Clippers game. The Golden State Warriors defeated the Los Angeles Clippers by the final score of 115-112 at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. at Staples Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 20th February 2016
Perry's Prismatic world tour constituted the bulk of her earnings, which were just under $88 million in the 12-month period measured.
Katy Perry has edged out her fierce rival Taylor Swift to be named as the highest-earning female musician of 2015, with estimated income of $88 million in a 12-month period, according to the annual article by Forbes.
Perry’s Prismatic world tour accounted for the substantial part of her earnings, as she took approximately $1.3 million on every stop on the massive haul. Sponsorship deals tied in with the tour also added to this number, with deals with cosmetics brand Covergirl and fashion accessories company Claire’s as well as her fragrances released in conjunction with Coty.
Katy Perry earned $88 million between June 2014-June 2015, making her the highest-earning woman in music
Continue reading: Katy Perry Tops Forbes List Of Highest-Earning Women In Music
Ciara had a truly super 30th birthday.
Ciara was treated to one incredible surprise by her boyfriend, NFL player Russell Wilson, when he threw a party to celebrate her 30th birthday. Wilson arranged for Ciara’s family and friends to dress up as their favourite superheroes and he had a few additional surprises in store for Ciara.
Ciara photographed at an appearance at Topshop in Las Vegas, October 2015.
Continue reading: Russell Wilson Throws Surprise Superhero Party For Ciara’s 30th Birthday
Do you want to be just like Beyoncé? Well now you can, Beyonce’s father and former manager is offering a $199 boot-camp all about getting into the entertainment industry.
Beyoncé’s dad, Mathew Knowles, is offering a one-off lesson on how to become just like his superstar daughter. Knowles, who managed Destiny’s Child and later his daughter in her solo career, will be offering a one day talk on how to make it big in the music industry.
Beyonce at Vanity Fair's 87th Oscars party in L.A., February 2015.
Continue reading: Mathew Knowles Offering One-Day Bootcamp For Beyonce Wannabes
A number of high-profile stars are suing ElevenParis for using their likenesses without their permission to sell clothes.
A range of pop stars including Jay Z, Beyonce, Kanye West and Rihanna are suing a Paris-based clothes retailer and manufacturer for “brazenly” selling merchandise such as hats, T-shirts and mobile phone cases bearing their likenesses without their permission.
A complaint was filed on Tuesday (October 6th) at a federal court in New York alleging that the company ElevenParis has ignored warnings previously issued by the artists to stop the items in question from being sold. According to Reuters, the retailer’s actions “have caused and are causing immediate irreparable harm” to the plaintiffs.
Beyonce and Jay Z are two of the stars behind the legal challenge
Continue reading: Jay Z, Beyonce And Other Pop Stars Sue Paris Clothing Retailer
To celebrate Tidal hitting 1million subscribers, Jay-Z is hosting a star-studded party in Brooklyn.
Jay-Z has just announced a huge concert titled Tidal X: 10/20, which will feature headline performances from the man himself as well as Prince and Beyonce. The gig is to celebrate Tidal hitting 1 million subscribers and will take place on October 20th at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.
Jay-Z has announced a major Tidal X 10:20 concert to take place in Brooklyn.
Also announced so far are Usher, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, T.I., Damien Marley, Fabulous, Thomas Rhett, Indochina, DJ Cipha Sounds and DJ Reflex. The show will also feature Tidal Rising acts including Benjamin Booker, Hit-Boy, Bas, Jidenna, Justine Skye and Raury.
It was a night filled with big name duets at the annual Global Citizen Fest.
Ed Sheeran must have felt like he was dreaming on Saturday night, when he got to join Beyonce onstage at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival for a duet of her hit song ‘Drunk in Love’. Sheeran frequently covers the track but this was the first time he had performed his stripped down acoustic version with Queen Bey herself.
Ed Sheeran joined Beyonce at this year’s Global Citizen Fest.
Beyonce brought out Sheeran mid-way through her set which had already included Destiny’s Child classics and a remix of ‘Crazy in Love’. But the New York crowd went wild for the Sheeran duet, which was a highlight of the already star studded festival.
Beyonce’s performance at the Made in America Festival on Saturday featured strong feminist and body positive messages.
Beyoncé’s performance at Budweiser’s Made in America Festival on Saturday (5th September) was carefully orchestrated to include messages of female empowerment. The 34-year-old singer, who had celebrated her birthday the evening before, headlined the first day at the Festival held at Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia.
Beyonce at the Vanity Fair Oscars party in L.A., February 2015.
Kanye West’s speeches never fail to amuse and terrify in equal measure. Here’s our list of his top five most outrageous speeches and public announcements…
In case you missed it, earlier this week, Kanye West announced he plans to run for President of the United States in 2020. This isn’t the first time West has shocked audiences with his outlandish claims so, in celebration of West’s oratory, we’ve compiled a short list of his most wonderfully bizarre speeches to date.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at the VMAs in Los Angeles on 30th August.
Continue reading: Kanye West’s VMA 2015 Speech & Four Other Of His Most Bizarre Speeches
He'll accept the prestigious trophy at Sunday night's televised ceremony.
According to a statement from MTV, ‘Ye is being honoured with the award on account of his “career-spanning groundbreaking videos, legendary VMA performances and continued impact on music, art, fashion and culture.”
Kanye West performing at Glastonbury 2015
Continue reading: Kanye West To Receive MTV VMAs Vanguard Award
Kim Kardashian is now the most popular person on Instagram.
Kim Kardashian has just surpassed Beyoncé to become the Queen of Instagram, with over 44 million followers as of Monday (August 24th). The reality star has narrowly beaten Beyonce to take the crown, breaking her previous record of 43.95 million. According to the Daily Mail, just two weeks ago Kim was ranked in the number two spot with 42million followers, meaning that she has gained over two million followers in just 14 days.
Kim Kardashian has now got more Instagram followers than Beyoncé.
Last week Kim had celebrated hitting the 42 million followers mark on the photo sharing site, posting a cleavage-centric pic. Kim's Instagram feed is usually filled with her favourite type of image, the 'selfie', which she loves taking so much that earlier this year she published a whole book dedicated to them titled ‘Selfish’. The book contained over 350 pages filled with selfies of the 34 year old from over the years.
Continue reading: Kim Kardashian Narrowly Beats Beyonce To Become The Queen Of Instagram
Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Pearl Jam and Beyonce will be among the performers at the free-ticket event next month in New York.
The Global Citizen Festival, which was launched in 2012 as part of 15 year campaign to end extreme poverty worldwide by 2030, made the announcement via its website on Thursday morning (August 13th).
Salma Hayek, Olivia Wilde, Kerry Washington and Deborra-Lee Furness, Jackman’s wife, have also been confirmed as emcees for the free-ticket event which takes place in Central Park on September 26th this year.
Continue reading: Hugh Jackman Among Hosts Of Global Citizen Festival 2015
Nicki Minaj was not happy with her three MTV Video Music Award nominations and took to Twitter to let the world know.
Nicki Minaj is not happy with the MTV Video Music Award nominations. The 32-year-old singer took to Twitter to complain about two of her music videos not receiving enough recognition. Her collaboration with Beyoncé, ‘Feeling Myself’, was completely missed out from nominations and her ‘Anaconda’ video didn’t get a nomination in the Best Video or Choreography categories.
Nicki Minaj has a bone to pick with MTV.
Continue reading: Nicki Minaj Complains About Not Receiving Enough MTV VMA Nominations
Queen Bey could be about to become the fiercest superhero in the Marvel Universe.
After over six years away from the big screen, Beyonce could be set for a spectacular movie comeback as a comic book superhero in an upcoming Marvel movie. Yes, in news which is both surprising and perfectly logical, the singer is reported to be in talks with Marvel and Disney bosses over an upcoming as-yet-undecided superhero role.
Can you imagine Beyonce as a big screen superhero?
According to The Daily Star, Beyoncé is being sought after as a possible new recruit for the Avengers, after the franchise’s latest instalment Age Of Ultron managed to take £1.1billion at the box office in just six weeks.
Continue reading: Is Beyonce Set To Join The Marvel Universe In Superhero Role?
Beyonce among the video stars of Madge's latest offering
Very few people break a trend before Queen of Pop, Madonna but it would seem Princess Pop Taylor Swift has pimped Madge to the post when it comes to video collaborations.
Madonna shows off a lot of friends in her new song, B**ch I'm Madonna
Madonna recently teased a promotional poster on her Instagram for her latest video B**ch I’m Madonna which featured a party of pop perfection including Nicki Minaj, Beyonce, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and Rita Ora.
Continue reading: Madonna Reveals Her Own Line-Up Of Pop Royalty For Latest Video
The star has reportedly rejected a backing singer's claims after he accused her of stealing the hit single 'XO' from him.
She may be a global megastar with 17 Grammys and 118 million record sales to her name, but that hasn't stopped Beyonce getting caught up in a dispute about ownership of one of her best-known hits.
Beyonce has rejected claims she plagiarised 'XO'
The singer has denied stealing her hit single 'XO' from a backing singer, reportedly claiming the track bears no resemblance to the man's song 'XOXO' beyond the similar name, The Mirror reports.
Continue reading: Beyonce Hits Back At 'XO' "Plagiarism" Lawsuit
Does anyone else think Jay-Z might soon really regret Tidal?
Jay-Z could be about to suffer some major embarrassment with his streaming service Tidal, as his wife Beyoncé is among the artists whose music could get removed from the platform if a deal isn't reached with record company Sony.
Beyonce's music could soon be gone from Tidal.
According to a report by Bloomberg Businessweek Sony is threatening to pull all of its artists' music from Tidal including that of Beyoncé who one of the compnay’s co-owners. Bloomberg reports that sources have said Jay-Z is yet to reach a deal on a streaming contract with Sony and the record company is reportedly asking for "large advances" in return for giving Tidal the rights to feature its artists' catalogues.
Continue reading: Could Beyonce's Music Be About To Disappear From Jay-Z's Tidal Service?
Ciara was performing in Atlanta on Wednesday (13th May) when she accidentally kicked a member of the audience in the face.
Ciara accidentally kicked a fan in the face whilst performing in at the Center Stage Theater in Atlanta on Wednesday (13th May). The 'Body Party' singer is currently on her Jackie album tour.
Ciara accidentally kicked a fan in the face whilst performing in Atlanta.
Kim Kardashian and Beyonce - Beyonce Knowles arrives at Schiaparelli and Prada 'Impossible Conversations' Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2012 - New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 5th May 2015
You can always count on the Met Ball to bring out some of the year’s craziest fashions.
Last night the world’s most famous and fashionable descended upon the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York for the annual Met Gala, a celebration of fashion that always delivers some seriously out-there looks. This year the Gala’s official theme was ‘China: Through The Looking Glass,’ but on the red carpet the nearly nude look ruled for some, while for others it was all about making an unforgettable fashion statement.
Rihanna in Guo Pei
First let’s look at Rihanna, the singer who literally stole the show last night. Dressed in an awe inspiring yellow Guo Pei gown, Rihanna had jaws dropping all along the Met’s red carpet. Lined with yellow fur and covered in embellishments Ri-Ri’s dress was an internet meme creator’s dream and it ended up being compared to everything from Big Bird to an omelette online.
Beyonce Knowles - A variety of stars turned out in style for the MET Gala 2015 and the opening of 'China: Through The Looking Glass' which was held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York, United States - Monday 4th May 2015
Cynthia Nixon plays a 'Sex and the City' naming game in a recent TV interview.
Appearing on the chat show 'Watch What Happens Live!' last Thursday (30 April), Cynthia Nixon was asked by host Andy Cohen to suggest which 'Sex and the City' characters a variety of famous faces would be. And the results were certainly interesting: the actress was quick to name Queen Elizabeth II as Charlotte, both Oprah Winfrey and Michelle Obama as Carries, and Beyonce as Samantha.
Cynthia Nixon still keeps in touch with all the 'Sex and the City' ladies
But who does Cynthia think would make a good Miranda, the feisty lawyer she played in the popular HBO series? She reckons Hillary Clinton, Lena Dunham and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg would all be a good fit. And then there's Gandhi, who would be - who else - Mr Big, according to Cynthia.
Continue reading: Ever Wondered Which SATC Characters Oprah And Gandhi Would Be?
Tina Knowles married Richard Lawson on April 12th.
Two weeks after her mother Tina Knowles tied the knot with Richard Lawson, Beyoncé has shared intimate snaps from the big day, showing off her not one but two bridesmaids dresses. Bey's mother Tina married the 68 year old actor on board a yacht on April 12th, surrounded by the couple’s friends and family.
Beyoncé has been sharing intimate pictures from her mother’s big day.
Beyoncé shared the wedding images on Tumblr, revealing her two bridesmaids dresses for the occasion. In one group photo (which shows the wedding party all sticking their tongues out) Beyoncé is wearing a form-fitting white lace dress with a plunging neckline. The singer also sports a flower headdress, in keeping with the wedding's bo-ho theme.
The rap megastar at the centre of the Tidal streaming re-launch has removed his debut album from Spotify.
The much discussed Tidal revolution seems to already be taking effect. Having purchased the new streaming service as part of a joint venture and re-launching it as an “artist friendly” business model, Jay Z has removed his 1996 debut album Reasonable Doubt from Spotify.
The rapper removed his album overnight between Monday and Tuesday, and it is currently unavailable to stream in the US and Canada. It is, for the moment, still accessible for UK users. Instead, North American fans can find it on – you guessed it – Tidal.
Jay Z has removed his debut album 'Reasonable Doubt' from Spotify
Continue reading: Jay Z Removes 'Reasonable Doubt' Album From Spotify, Places It On Tidal
Rihanna backed Jay Z and her LGBT fans in Indiana.
Rihanna has dropped a brand new track, the poetically titled American Oxygen, and in the process, declared her allegiance for Jay Z's new streaming service, Tidal. The track is Rihanna's take on the "American dream," but you've probably guessed this from the title already.
Rihanna has also stepped up in support of Jay Z's new service.
The news here is that Rihanna, just like Beyonce before her and Madonna before that has lent her support for Jay Z's artist-friendly alternative to services like Spotify. On Saturday, Beyoncé also debuted her new track Die With You exclusively on the site. American Oxygen is only available to Tidal subscribers, whose numbers are still disappointingly small. Maybe it's the $10 subscription fee?
Continue reading: Rihanna Backs Jay Z With New Track "American Oxygen"
At the height of Williams' solo career, she could count on her Destiny's Child band mates to back her.
Destiny's Child. Stellar Awards. Guys. It happened. The former R&B trio didn't tease their reunion or reveal they were planning anything at all, they just made it happen on Saturday night. Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams took the stage together at Las Vegas' Orleans Arena to perform Williams' Say Yes. Beyoncé and Rowland previously collaborated on the studio version of Williams' single, an EDM-inspired reimagining of the Nigerian gospel song When Jesus Says Yes.
Michelle Williams won big last night - and she had some supportive friends there to back her.
The song was nominated for three Stellar awards, including Urban/Inspiration Single of the Year, Music Video of the Year and Song of the Year, with Williams picking up an extra nod in the Female Vocalist of the Year category for her gospel album Journey to Freedom.
Continue reading: Destiny's Child Surprise Diehard Fans With Stellar Awards Collaboration
An array of high-profile female celebrities, executives and politicians have signed an open letter that aims to "help lift every girl and woman out of poverty by 2030."
More than thirty high-profile women including politicians, executives, activists and celebrities have voiced their support in the fight for women's rights around the world after signing an open letter written by charity ONE.
Beyonce is one of many high-profile women to sign the letter
The letter, titled 'Poverty Is Sexiest,' now bares the signatures of huge stars such as Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Meryl Streep, Charlize Theron, as well as powerful women in business like Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg.
Continue reading: Beyoncé Among Influential Women To Sign 'Poverty Is Sexist' Letter
Beyoncé's fans have not taken too kindly to Kid Rock's remarks in a recent interview and have taken to social media to express their outrage.
Kid Rock has angered many of Beyoncé's devoted fans after he criticised the 33-year-old 'Drunk in Love' singer in a recent interview with Rolling Stone. Kid Rock, A.K.A. Robert James Ritchie, said in was "flabbergasted" by Beyoncé's fame and further criticised her physical appearance. His critical comments have not been well received by Beyoncé's fans who have taken to social media to express their outrage.
Kid Rock has criticised Beyonce in a recent interview.
Beyonce - The 87th Annual Oscars - Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and The Beverly Hills City Hall - Arrivals at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Oscars - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 22nd February 2015
Beyonce - The 87th Annual Oscars - Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and The Beverly Hills City Hall - Arrivals at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Oscars - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Monday 23rd February 2015
Beyoncé - Celebrities attend 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts with City Hall in Beverly Hills. at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 22nd February 2015
21 year old Rymir Satterthwaite, himself an aspiring rapper, claims that Jigga is his father. Pick any '99 Problems' pun you want...
Jay-Z is apparently involved in a legal battle concerning his alleged fathering of a love child over twenty years ago. According to the National Enquirer, leaked court documents suggest that Rymir Satterthwaite, a 21 year old aspiring rapper from New Jersey, filed a request for Hova to undertake a paternity test to prove or disprove that he is his father.
Jay-Z, real name Shawn Carter, successfully fought against this suit five years ago, but in December 2014 a paralegal named Lillie Coley, believed to be Satterthwaite’s legal guardian, filed evidence that the rapper had submitted false information to the court to get out of taking the test.
Jay-Z appears to be embroiled in a paternity lawsuit dating back several years
Continue reading: Jay Z Hit With Paternity Lawsuit Over Alleged Love Child
How did Kim Kardashian spend her Valentine's Day morning? Not with her husband Kanye West as the rapper was off making a special delivery to some fans.
Kim Kardashian shared on Instagram how she spent her Valentine's Day morning. The 34-year-old reality star shared a collection of goodies, including nail polish and 'sole mate' socks, which she claimed were her 'Valentine's Day essentials'. Yet Kardashian's husband, Kanye West, was missing from the festivities. This year is the first Valentine's Day for the couple since their marriage in May 2014, so where was the 38-year-old rapper?
So where was Kanye West on Valentine's Day morning?
In the wake of the Grammys, the Beck-Beyonce mash-up is just what's needed.
The track, entitled ‘Single Loser (Put A Beck On It)’, appeared on SoundCloud late on Thursday. It is discoverable under the artist profile name ‘Beckyonce Knowles-Hansen’, and consists of the vocals of Bey’s 2008 smash hit ‘Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)’ set to the music of rocker’s 1994 breakthrough single ‘Loser’.
Beck pictured at the 2015 Grammys, where he won 'Album of the Year'
Continue reading: Amazing Mash-Up Of Beck And Beyonce Appears Online
The rapper was fuming at the Grammy judges decision to award Album of the Year to Beck, but has clarified some his controversial comments from the weekend
When Beck’s album Morning Phase surprisingly won Album of the Year at the ceremony, beating out multi-platinum records by the likes of Beyonce, Pharrell, Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith, Kanye took to the stage seeming, and afterward denounced both Beck and the Grammys to E! News for not respecting artistry. In that interview, he had said “Beck needs to respect artistry and he should have given his award to Beyonce, and at this point, we tired of it,” prompting masses of reaction on social media in the aftermath.
Kanye West clarified his Grammys comments in a radio interview with Ryan Seacrest
Continue reading: Kanye West Backtracks Over Beck Comments At Grammys
The 33-year-old singer wowed the audience at the 2015 Grammys with her emotional cover of the gospel song 'Take My Hand, Precious Lord.'
During Sunday evening's (Feb 8th) 57th Annual Grammy Awards, held at Los Angeles' Staples Center, Beyoncé performed a mesmerizing and emotional rendition of the gospel song 'Take My Hand, Precious Lord,' but what chose her to sing such a powerful track?
Bey covered the gospal song at the 2015 Grammy Awards
The 33-year-old songstress shed some light on her own personal connection to the song, originally sung by Mahalia Jackson, in a behind-the-scenes video of the preparation leading up to her Grammy performance.
The trio will reportedly perform new single 'FourFiveSeconds' live at the 57th Grammy Awards next weekend.
The 57th Grammy Awards is due to feature a number of high profile collaborations, but the biggest announcement may be still to come. Rumour has it that Rihanna, Kanye West and Sir Paul McCartney will be performing a live rendition of RiRi’s new single ‘FourFiveSeconds’.
The unlikely trio will reportedly take to the stage at the ceremony in Los Angeles next weekend. A source has told ‘The Sun’ newspaper: “Rihanna's seriously pleased to have bagged a big slot at The Grammys and two huge names to kick off her comeback. Paul McCartney's a Grammys regular and it will give Rihanna serious kudos to have a Beatle backing her on stage. It is going to be a huge Grammys moment.”
Rihanna will apparently launch her comeback at the Grammys alongside Kanye and the Beatles legend
Continue reading: Rihanna, Kanye And Macca Rumoured To Perform Together At Grammys
The first family of music might be getting a new member soon.
Babies, babies are everywhere... well, maybe. The question of the hour is, is Beyonce carrying a second child? Photos were recently snapped of the ***Flawless Queen B at the beach with Blue Ivy. Yonce is buried up to the neck in sand, but what immediately attracted everyone’s attention was a very prominent mound of sand atop her belly region.
Beyonce looking statuesque and very not pregnat at the Billboard Women in Music awards less than a month ago.
You see what we’re getting at here, right? Now Beyonce is the calibre of performer, who can afford to not announce anything and just post a cryptic InstaPhoto, leaving everyone to guess. But this one’s pretty obvious, right? Right?
Continue reading: Beyonce Gets Cryptic On Instagram: Is She Pregnant Or What?
The singer waited until Christmas to share the pics from her holiday earlier this month.
Beyonce has given fans a special Christmas treat this year, sharing intimate snaps from her Icelandic holiday with husband Jay-Z earlier this month. The couple visited the wintery paradise ahead of Christmas to celebrate the rapper’s 45th birthday.
Continue reading: Beyonce Shares Snaps From Magical Iceland Holiday With Husband Jay-Z
Instagram's decision to purge its website of millions of fake accounts has left a number of celebrities a million or so short of 'friends'. Justin Bieber and Kim Kardashian have been the worst hit, but which other celebrities have also been affected by the 'Instagram rapture'?
The photo sharing site Instagram has decided to remove millions of profiles which were believed to be posting spam. The website's action, dubbed the 'Instagram rapture', has left a number of legitimate users disgruntled at their seeming lack of online popularity and the purge has seriously affected celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber and Akon.
Kim Kardashian is now the second most followed Instagram user.
Beyonce and Taylor Swift were among the most famous faces to be spotted attending the 2014 Billboard Women in Music Luncheon held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Swift was celebrating receiving the 'Woman of the Year' honour just ahead of her 25th birthday.
The 33-year-old songstress is being sued by Hungarian singer Mitsou, who claims her vocals were used on the beginning of 'Drunk In Love' without her permission.
Beyoncé's hit track 'Drunk In Love,' featuring her hubby Jay Z, from her self-titled fifth studio album is getting targeted with infringement allegations by an Hungarian singer whose vocals are heard at the beginning of the song.
Beyonce is being sued by a Hungarian singer called Mitsou
Monika Juhasz Miczura, better known as Mitsou, claims she never gave permission for her vocals to be used in the duet track, and has now filed a Manhattan Supreme Court suit asking for unspecified damages from the 33-year-old songstress.
Continue reading: Beyoncé Sued Over 'Drunk In Love' Vocals
Beyonce - Shots of a host of female stars from the music industry as they arrive at the 2014 Billboard Women in Music Luncheon which was held at the Cipriani Wall Street in New York City, New York, United States - Friday 12th December 2014
Oh. My. God. Look at her... new album?
Ok, before you read this article, we have to agree on one thing: this is a no Nicki Minaj hate zone. That means that you have to read it with an open mind and hopefully appreciate the majesty that is Nicki Minaj’s hair, music, makeup... everything, really.
Minaj performed three songs in all: 'Bed Of Lies' with Skylar Grey and a medley of 'Only' and 'All Things Go'. Through the magic of the internet, you can now watch all of those online. Somewhere. Not here because, you know. Copyright is a thing. NME has clips of the whole thing, though. Don’t say we never did anything for you.
Um... excuse you?
Continue reading: Nicki Minaj Rocks SNL Ahead Of "The Pinkprint" Release
Beyoncé - Sir Philip Green and Lady Green Host the Topshop Topman Dinner In Celebration of the 5th Avenue New York City Flagship Opening - Red Carpet Arrivals - Manhattan, New York, United States - Wednesday 5th November 2014
Queen Bey and her friends dance around in their underwear to the high tempo rap track.
Beyoncé, the queen of surprises releases, has done it again, unexpectedly dropping the video for new track ‘7/11’ on Friday night (November 21st). The track features on the singer’s next release, Beyoncé The Platinum Edition, which hits shelves on November 24th.
'7/11' shows a different side to Beyoncé
The video is in stark contrast to the glossy, high budget, mini movies which Beyoncé has become known for. Instead for ‘7/11’ the costumes and choreographed routines have been dropped in favour of a more fun, low key video.
Continue reading: Beyonce Unveils Awesome Low-Key Video For '7/11'
Family and friends surround Solange Knowles and she marries Alan Ferguson
Superstar soul singer, Solange Knowles, 28, married her fiancé of five years, video director Alan Ferguson, 51, in New Orleans on Sunday, November 16. Close family and friends including the bride’s superstar sister and brother-in-law, Beyonce, 33, and Jay Z, 44, were there to celebrate the union.
Singer Solange Knowles married her long-term love, Alan Ferguson, in an intimate ceremony on Sunday
It seems white was a theme running strong throughout the ceremony with the bridal party arriving on white bicycles with Solange donning a plunging white pantsuit and cape and Alan looking sophisticated in an all-white suit.
Continue reading: Solange Knowles Weds Her Long-Term Love
The former Destiny's Child star topped the Forbes list for the second consecutive year, more than doubling her earnings from 2013
For the second year in a row, Beyonce has been unveiled as the highest-earning female in the music industry, according to the annual Forbes list. With the help of her most recent album, her enormously successful world tour and a host of endorsement deals, she’s more than doubled her earnings from the previous year.
Beyonce came top of the Forbes rich list of female music stars for the second year in a row
The artist referred to in the list as Beyonce Knowles Carter was top of 2013’s list with an income of $53 million, and this year she’s into nine figures with $115 million. Yikes!
Continue reading: Beyonce Revealed As Highest Earning Female Music Star
Okay, so maybe it’s more like Beyonce is repackaging her old album and adding a few extras…
We knew something was coming our way from camp Beyonce soon and we right, as Queen Bey has officially announced the release of the Beyonce Platinum Edition Box Set. The four disc set will hit shelves on November 24th and feature a DVD of a concert from her 'Mrs. Carter Show' World Tour.
There's two new Beyonce tracks coming our way!
The box set might now exactly count as a new Beyonce album, but it will feature two new tracks ‘7/11’ and ‘Ring Off’. As well as four new remixes, including the Nicki Minaj collaboration ‘Flawless’.
Continue reading: Beyonce Announces 'New' Album! Well, Sort Of
Last night the stars swapped couture for costumes, but whose dress was the fanciest this Halloween?
If there’s one thing better than dressing up for Halloween, its looking at everyone else's amazing costumes. But in Hollywood, with unlimited funds and stylists this must be quite the sport come October 31st. So we’ve trailed through all the celebrity pictures from last night and found the ones you just have see. So can you guess who was who this Halloween?
Bow to the queen, Heidi Klum
First we have to start with the undisputed queen of Halloween Ms Heidi Klum, who this year hosted her annual Halloween party in NYC, as the most colourful and beautiful of all the butterflies. This one must have taken absolutely ages as the transformation video Heidi posted to twitter showed. But doesn't she look amazing?
Celebrities leave Harry's Bar, after a private party. Adele was first to leave at 12.30am, followed by Beyonce at 4.15am. Jay-Z and Will.i.am left together at 4.25am
Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z enjoy a dinner date at Harry's Bar in Mayfair
Beyonce - Pop star Beyonce and her husband rapper Jay Z were photographed with their daughter Blue Ivy as they arrived at St Pancras train station in London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 14th October 2014
Gigs in the park are fun and all, but can they really help to end extreme poverty?
So there’s SXSW for the hipsters, Coachella for the fashionable crowd… and then there’s the Global Citizen music festival, which has a different vibe altogether. Held in Central Park, the third annual event featured the likes of Beyonce, Jay Z, Alicia Keys, No Doubt, Sting and fun. The star-packed festival is free to attend and sets itself the ambitious goal of “erasing poverty by 2030.”
After their On The Run success, Bey and Jay graced the Central Park stage in honor of a good cause.
So here’s how it works. The acts all performed for free, with brief speeches by the likes of Jessica Alba, Hugh Jackman and Olivia Wilde speaking in between performances. It was an exercise in raising awareness and putting pressure on world leaders to enact more effective policies on equality. Attendees were also encouraged to take the pledge, which would earn them points to put towards VIP entry.
The duo performed he track together for the first time on Friday night in Paris.
Beyonce gave fans at her Paris concert an extra special treat on Friday night when rapper Nicki Minaj joined her on stage for a rendition of their duet ‘Flawless’. The performance marked the first time the pair had appeared on stage together, despite releasing the duet last month.
Nicki joined Beyonce on stage in Paris
Dressed in a patterned Versace leotard and a spiked headpiece, Queen Bey was joined on stage by the diminutive ‘Anaconda’ singer who sported a matched catsuit and high ponytail. The performance closed the Paris concert which was part of Beyonce’s ‘On the Run’ tour with husband Jay-Z.
Continue reading: Beyonce And Nicki Minaj Team Up For Flawless Performance In Paris
The singer, who has just celebrated her 33rd birthday shared the four minute clip via her Facebook page.
Beyonce has treated fans to a special look at just what went into making her MTV VMAs performance so spectacular by sharing a backstage video. In the four minute clip, the highs and lows of rehearsals are put on display as Beyonce and her dancers are shown trying to perfect the gruelling routine. First published on her Facebook page, the singer captioned the video, “Flashback Friday! A behind the scenes look at the days leading up to the 2014 MTV VMAs”.
Beyonce shows off her impressive collection of MTV Awards
At the event, held last month, Queen Bey delivered a show stealing 15 minute performance of songs from her self titled album. But the rehearsal process was a difficult as you’d imagine, with the singer's temper being put to the test on one occasion.
This is probably the time to throw out that trigger warning: minor ED references.
Too often it seems like we get only examples of girl hate in media, but Demi Lovato is generally one to spread positivity and support for her fellow female celebs. Miss Lovato did not disappoint when speaking about Kim Kardashian recently. The former Disney girl, who has been very public about her own struggles with an eating disorder, spoke out against restrictive beauty standards in media, saying: "When I was growing up and when I was a pre-teen, the people that I had to look up to [for] body image [were] extremely underweight … [They] were all very bony at that time and that was the in thing.”
Demi Lovato loves her current look and so. Do. I.
Lovato said this for Access Hollywood on Thursday. And here’s where the Kim K part comes in: "I really credit women like Beyonce and Kim Kardashian… [they] completely revolutionized what our generation's view of perception of what beautiful is and I really think that they had a huge impact on that.”
Demi Lovato praised Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian, Sofia Vergara, Jennifer Lopez and Scarlett Johansson for have "amazing figures" and changing how we perceive beauty.
Demi Lovato has credited Beyoncé and the Kardashians with revolutionising how we perceive beauty. The 22-year-old singer recently posted an image on Instagram showing how her figure has changed over the years and how she's now happy to embrace her curves.
Demi Lovato: "Curves are beautiful".
Following last year's interesting performance involving Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke, the MTV Video Music Awards are going to be under the watchful eye of the Parent's Television Council.
The line-up for MTV's VMAs has been announced, and now it's time to take bets as to whether this year will serve as any less controversial than last year, following the infamous 'Miley-gate' incident. The performing artists include Jessie J, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande Usher, 5 Seconds of Summer, Maroon 5, Beyonce, Taylor Swift and Sam Smith.
Nicky Minaj is to sing with Ariana Grande and Jessie J for the opeing act of the VMAs
Last year's MTV Video Music Awards sparked off some controversy due to Miley Cyrus' 'seductive' twerking on the then married Robin Thicke while wearing only her underwear and making provocative gestures with a giant foam finger. Then again, controversy is big money these days so if anything, the draw of this year's VMAs is seeing if they will top last year's antics.
Continue reading: The MTV Video Music Awards Line-Up Has Been Announced
Over a year later, the trip has finally been declared legal.
Cue the “no longer On The Run” jokes, as Beyonce and Jay Z are off the hook for their 2013 trip to Cuba. The Treasury Department’s Office of Inspector General released a nine-page report on Wednesday, detailing its decision that Beyonce Knowles-Carter and Shawn Carter did NOT violate any laws, when they traveled to the country last year to celebrate their wedding anniversary.
It's ok, the Carters got the "all clear" from the treasury department.
In April 2013, the Carters’ trip to Cuba sparked widespread controversy. Because of the US embargo, tourism to the country is permitted only under a special license. Suspicions were raised that the couple’s visit to the island nation was in fact illegal – because the two engaged in recreational activities such as a welcome dinner, a walking tour of various Cuban neighborhoods and visits to see student artwork and theater performances, the couple were accused of violating the terms of their educational exchange permit. The story got such wide coverage, that Jay Z was prompted to pen an open letter to his critics and mention the incident in a song (also titled Open Letter). In the song, the rapper implied that he and Beyonce had received clearance from the POTUS himself, although the White House later denied giving permission. The new report rebuffs all claims that the Carters' trip violated the embargo.
From Taylor Swift to Katy Perry, Contact Music looks at pop stars with surprising rap skills
Earlier this month, Beyonce released a remix of her track Flawless - featuring a guest spot from hip hop star Nicki Minaj.The track, which featured the two divas performing together on record for the first time, grabbed headlines for flaunting Queen Bey’s impressive rap skills and for the singer’s controversial lyrics - which addressed the very public fallout of her sister Solange and husband Jay Z. However, Beyonce isn’t the first pop star to surprise fans with her ability to rap - here are some other unexpected stars that shine when they’re given a beat.
Singer Katy Perry covered Jay Z and Kanye West's club anthem
Continue reading: Pop Stars You Never Knew Could Rap
Beyonce performing at the VMAs just unlocked a world of yes.
Umm, Beyonce will be performing at the MTV Video Music Awards... is anyone really , surprised? Bey is everywhere these days. In the wake of her surprise album last December Bey has been at every show and received every music award, basically. But Bey and MTV have always had a special relationship, ever since the Destiny’s Child days. Are you wondering what this is leading up to already? Here it is – Beyonce will receive the Vanguard Video award during this year’s VMAs.
Beyonce and pop-rock band Maroon 5 are to perform at MTV's Music Video Awards at the end of this month.
Beyonce and Maroon 5 have been announced as performers at the MTV Video Music Awards at the end of this month. Whilst Beyonce is no stranger to the ceremony, this is the first time Maroon 5 will hit the stage.
Beyonce on stage at London's O2 Arena
Beyonce will also be receiving a lifetime achievement award for her career, the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, which puts her in the ranks of other megastars including Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, and Madonna, as well as The King of Pop himself.
Continue reading: Beyonce And Maroon 5 To Perform At VMAs
Beyoncé and Jay Z let their music do the talking as they attract a host of stars to their On The Run Tour over the weekend
They might struggle to behave themselves in an elevator but put Beyoncé and Jay Z up on a stage in front of thousands of fans and they know exactly what to do. The power couple once again shrugged off relentless rumours about their marriage troubles to perform the latest set of their On The Run Tour in Los Angeles.
Natalie Portman was one of many famous guests who watched the Carters in action over the weekend
Continue reading: Beyonce And Jay Z Have A Lot Of Famous Fans [Pictures]
The show must go on, despite troubling reports from the tour thus far.
Ok, overly enthusiastic music fans everywhere need to reel it in fast, because this is getting ridiculous. A man reportedly had his finger bitten at Beyonce and Jay Z’s On The Run gig in at the Rose Bowl on Saturday, after he confronted another attendee for groping his girlfriend. Following the bizarre sequence of events, Roberto Alcaraz-Garnica, 25, of San Diego was arrested for sexual battery and mayhem. Here’s how the scuffle allegedly came about.
The power couple have not acknowledged the incident.
“The suspect sexually assaulted the female victim,” Lieutenant John Luna of the Pasadena Police Department told TheWrap Sunday. “The woman's boyfriend confronted the alleged groper, and a fight ensued. During the altercation, the suspect bit the victim, causing serious injury to his finger.”
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