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Yesterday's re-launch of the streaming service Tidal has got the entire music industry talking, but Lily Allen believes that the business model might inadvertently drive fans back into the arms of illegal downloading sites.
The biggest music news of the last few days has been the launch of the subscription-only streaming service Tidal, and the stars have been lining up to give their differing opinions on the controversial business model.
Jay-Z re-launched the service at a star-studded press conference including the likes of Kanye West, Rihanna and Daft Punk on Monday (March 30th), promising that Tidal would be a “better experience for both fans and artists”.
Lily Allen has expressed concern about Tidal's business approach
Jay-Z has launched his streaming service 'Tidal'.
Jay-Z's rival to Spotify, the streaming service Tidal, got a major publicity boost over the weekend when Kanye West, Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Madonna and Coldplay all changed their Twitter profile photos blue to raise awareness about the service. Arcade Fire, Jack White, Daft Punk and Calvin Harris also showed their support for the new venture.
Jay Z has launched his new streaming service 'Tidal'
"Together we can make music history. Show support and make your profile photo blue. Turn the tide. #TIDALforALL" said Arcade Fire.
Continue reading: Jay-Z Gets Support Of Big Guns To Launch 'Tidal' Streaming Service
Jay Z now has a stake in a whole new pie.
After multiple artists have expressed gripes with streaming services like Spotify, it seems like Jay Z’s Tidal is offering an alternative. Big name performers like Madonna, Kanye West, Jack White, Rihanna and Cold Play are uniting behind the music mogul’s new venture, which promises a more artist-friendly way to publish and stream music.
Jay Z's new business aims to take care of the artists, moreso than previous streaming models.
The rapper's first ever Glastonbury performance will be as the Saturday night headliner, it was confirmed on Monday.
Kanye West has been unveiled as the second headline act for Glastonbury 2015. The controversial hip-hop artist will top the bill on the Pyramid Stage on Saturday night, joining Friday’s headliners Foo Fighters. The third and final headliner for Sunday has not yet been confirmed.
Strong rumours emerged earlier on Monday (March 16th) that West was getting the prestigious Saturday night spot, and this was confirmed via the official Glastonbury Twitter feed and by the festival’s organiser, Emily Eavis.
Kanye West will headline Glastonbury
Continue reading: Kanye West To Headline Saturday Night At Glastonbury
The 'Happy' star spoke to GQ Style magazine about his recent success.
With pretty much the whole world at his feet having had the biggest selling single of the last few years, you could perhaps excuse Pharrell Williams for being immodest. But in a new interview he was very humble when comparing himself to one of his musical idols Jay-Z.
Speaking with Germany’s GQ Style magazine, the 41 year old said he would “sound braggy” if he were to rap like Jay-Z and use the same lyrics that he does. He believes that all artists should find their own style and that imitating someone else is unlikely to pay off.
Pharrell Williams performing live in 2014
Continue reading: Pharrell Says He Could Never Rap Like Jay Z
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?
The 45-year-old rap star recently said NYC Governor Andrew Cuomo's new plan is a "huge step forward in restoring fairness, protection, sensitivity and accountability for all under our justice system."
Jay Z has finally spoken out in support of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to improve police relations, which he addressed in Wednesday's State of the State speech by outlining a six-point reform package that aims to restore trust between the police and the community.
Jay Z supports New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to improve police relations
The 45-year-old rap star called Cuomo's proposed plan a "huge step forward in restoring fairness, protection, sensitivity and accountability for all under our justice system," in a statement via Capitol Confidential.
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 rapper was speaking as part of Oprah Winfrey's ‘Master Class’ series.
Rapper Jay-Z has spoken about the enormous impact he believes hip hop has had on racial relations in America, saying he feels the music has done more than most cultural icons to bring people together. The 45 year old was speaking on the latest episode of Oprah Winfrey's ‘Master Class’ series on her OWN network.
Jay-Z has spoken about hip hop's cultural impact
"I have a very interesting take on the cultural impact of hip hop and it's a strong one, so I just want to prepare people at home,” began the rapper. "I think that hip hop has done more for racial relations than most cultural icons. And I say save Martin Luther King because his 'Dream' speech we realised and President Obama got elected, but the impact of the music, this music didn't only influence kids from urban areas; it influenced people around the world. People listen to this music all around the world and took to this music.”
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
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 cast of 'Annie' lead New York City in a collective happiness in a moving video.
If anything's going to cheer you up today, let it be the heartwarming video for Sia's rendition of 'Annie' song 'You're Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile'. Released ahead of the movie re-boot, it's got us all a little bit choked up.
Sia never fails to make us smile
As part of the soundtrack for the new film, Sia has recorded an exceptionally uplifting update on the original song which first featured in the 1977 Broadway run. In the run-up to the new movie's release, an adorable promotional video premiered on 'Good Morning America' alongside the track, featuring the colourful cast doing their best to get commuters and shoppers to smile while out and about in New York City. With signs reading 'Smile' and other encouraging messages, the young actors hand out drawings of smiley faces to strangers as well as free lemonade in return for smiles, high fives, flowers and, for the dedicated joggers of the city, bananas and water.
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.
Kanye West used his Made in America platform to fire a few shots back at Jay Pharaoh.
So Jay Pharaoh’s Kanye West impersonation from the VMAs is still fresh in everyone’s mind, right? Cool. Just checking. Apparently it was still on West’s mind too, when the rapper/designer/artist/superior human being took the stage at Budweiser’s Made in America festival. Instead of bringing out his pal and festival curator Jay Z, or maybe premiering some new music, ‘Ye chose to perform some old favorites and set the record straight on the Jay Pharaoh situation.
Loved Pharaoh's spoof? Kanye had a few issues with it.
“I called Jay Pharaoh right after the MTV awards,” ‘Ye told the crowd, disapproving of the “Saturday Night Live” comedian’s impersonation of him at the August 24 award show.
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.
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.”
Beyonce has hit back at suggestions her marriage to Jay-Z is on the rocks by posting a cute family photo on Instagram.
Rumours that a seperation is imminent have plagued the music power couple for months, ever since that night at the Met Costume Gala when Beyonce's little sister Solange attacked her brother-in-law in a lift. Even as recently as today headlines globally suggest the pair are to split, yet Beyonce seemed to hit back at her critics without using her words; instead, she took to her Instagram account and simply shared a sweet photo of herself and beau Jay-Z taking a stroll with their adorable daughter Blue Ivy.
The couple wowed the public back at the Met Gala, and it wasn't just because of their attire
Beyonce and Jay-Z have been together for twelve years and married for six, with Blue Ivy born in 2012. Together they are one of the most influential celebrity couples in the world, dominating the music scene and currently performing together on their global 'On The Run' tour. They hit headlines the other day when they treated their entire crew to a surprise rollerskating party at a rink Beyonce used to visit as a child. Their joint tour concludes in September in Paris, and will also be streamed live in a special broadcast on American network HBO.
Continue reading: Beyonce Fends Off Divorce Rumours With Cute Instagram Snap
Budweiser Made in America is coming soon, but what's it like to be made in Denver, Colorado?
Budweiser Made in America
We explore the diverse Denver music scene as Budweiser unveil the latest in their series of documentaries ahead of the fast-approaching Budweiser Made in America festival.
When Jay-Z embarked on his Budweiser Made in America project, the ethos he wanted to represent was simple; bringing together bands and artists of all genres to celebrate the rich variation that has become the US musical community. And where better to enjoy this multi-genre theme than Denver, Colorado, home to the likes of everyone from gentle folk rock crooners The Lumineers to industrial Goth collective Velvet Acid Christ?
We hit the Minnesota music scene in the run-up to Jay-Z's new summer festival.
Budweiser Made In America Press Conference at Los Angeles City Hall on April 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California - Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Budweiser
Budweiser Made in America festival is on its way and, to celebrate, the beer brand unveil a series of music documentaries in different States: this week we explore Minnesota!
Being such a huge part of the world, America has always borne a massively diverse music ethos. In almost every part of the country you can come across a different musical culture and it's with this idea in mind that world famous rap star Jay-Z decided to create Budweiser Made in America festival. It's sole purpose is to bring together a choice selection of both up-and-coming and well-established artists spanning all genres including rock, hip hop, R&B, electronic, punk... the list goes on.
No tickets? No matter! You'll be able to watch Beyoncé and Jay Z's live tour from the comfort of your own home.
Feeling glum because you didn't manage to get tickets to see Beyoncé and Jay Z present their "On The Run" world tour? Well, worry not: HBO will be bringing the couple's eagerly anticipated live shows to the small screen after taping their two French concerts. While it may not be the same as being there in the throng, HBO's coverage should be the next best thing.
"This is a major musical event that belongs on HBO," said HBO programming president Michael Lombardo. "It's going to be a night to remember," via Variety. HBO announced the exciting news on Thursday (10th July) at the Television Critics Association summer tour.
The footage will reportedly be filmed during the Parisian leg of the tour - the pair's only European appearances - on the 12th and 13th September.
Continue reading: Beyonce And Jay Z's World Tour French Show To Be Broadcast By HBO
Something for everybody! New York's 2014 Global Citizen Festival has announced an eclectic line up.
Jay Z, No Doubt and Tiësto have been announced as the main acts to perform at this year's Global Citizen Festival in New York. The annual charity event, which will take place on September 27th on the Great Lawn in New York's Central Park, aims to cater for all musical tastes whilst raising awareness of key world issues.
Rapper Jay Z Has Been Announced As A Headliner Of The Global Citizen Festival 2014.
"Change only takes place when and where there is action," rapper Jay Z said in a statement, via Rolling Stone. "I'm joining the 2014 Global Citizen Festival because I believe through actions, whether it be by raising awareness, getting involved or educating ourselves, the goal to end extreme poverty by 2030 is possible."
Continue reading: Jay Z, No Doubt, Tiesto Excited To Headline Global Citizen Festival
It’s time to start saving your pennies, these guys don’t come cheap.
Having your favourite band play at your birthday party or wedding would be a dream come true for any music fan, but sadly it doesn't come cheap. Business Insider has recently worked with booking agency Celebritytalent.net to publish a list detailing just how much various artists will charge to play a show. If you’re a Prince fan, it’s pretty bad news.
Prince, he's a pricey one
Yes if you’re looking for an intimate performance of ‘Purple Rain’, then you’re going to need some pretty deep products. Prince tops the list of the most expensive artists to book, commanding a massive $2million. Asking for slightly less are rock legends Aerosmith and the Rolling Stones as well as rappers Jay-Z and Usher, Arcade Fire and most surprisingly Nickleback. Yes a private show from Chad Kroeger and co will cost you between $1 and $1.5million.
Continue reading: How Much Does It Cost To Book Your Favourite Band?
You'd think they'd have bothered to double-check the name spelling of the recipient of the 'Lifetime Achievement Award'!
Whoever was in charge of the captioning at last night's BET Awards should hang their head in shame after they misspelled the name of the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement award, Lionel Richie. During the televised coverage of the Black Entertainment Television Awards on Sunday night (29th June), which was watched by millions around the world, the broadcasting team managed to spell Richie's surname as "Ritchie."
Sure, plenty of worse things could have happened, but it's still a pretty embarrassing move considering Richie was practically the guest of honor at the bash. To make matters worse, the mistake flashed on the screen in large lettering as the 65 year-old soul star headed to collect his prize.
Soon the hashtag "#lionelritchie" began trending on Twitter as viewers picked up on the blunder and quickly spread the news leading to embarrassment for the show's production team.
Continue reading: Fail! Lionel Richie's Name Spelled Wrong At The BET Awards
The showbiz royals gave their own - it just wasn't on the BET stage.
Of course Beyonce and Jay Z had to contribute to the BET Awards in some way – even if it was a pre-recorded performance. The power couple graced the BET stage – more or less – with a rendition of Beyonce’s seductive track Partition, recorded at their Cinncinati gig. The sultry performance played at the end of the award show.
Continue reading: Beyonce And Jay Z Grace The BET Awards Stage Via Video Recording
During the opening night of Jay-Z and Beyonce's 'On The Run' World Tour, the couple chose to display a mug shot of Justin Bieber. Fans of the 20-year-old pop icon have been divided with some labelling their choice as "disrespectful" and others considering it highly complimentary.
Jay-Z and Beyoncé have divided Justin Bieber fans when they chose to show his mug shot on stage during their joint On The Run tour. The couple performed on the opening night of their tour in Miami on Wednesday (25th June) and some celebrity cameos were projected onto the backdrop of one of Jay-Z's performances.
The couple kicked off their world tour in Miami on Wednesday (25th June).
20-year-old Bieber's photograph was shown in amongst a montage of famous celebrity mug shots including the likes of 50 Cent, Tupac, Robert Downey Jr. and Jay-Z himself. The images were shown during Jay-Z's performance of 'Izzo (H.O.V.A)'. When the music stopped Beyonce appeared on stage to say "Even the greatest can fall."
The pop superstar and husband Jay Z have kicked off their 'On The Run' world tour.
Beyoncé and Jay Z have kicked off their eagerly-anticipated On The Run world tour in Miami, with an inaugural performance taking place on Wednesday night (25th June). At the Sun Life stadium, the hip-hop couple treated fans to an explosive joint performance and a starry night to remember.
The 'Sweet Dreams' singer's frequent outfit changes were the talk of the evening, with an array of risqué new costumes showcased to dazzling effect. After appearing onstage dressed in a Versace fishnet bodysuit complete with matching balaclava, Bey swapped into a denim playsuit, a Versace leotard and a dominatric-style leather suit.
However, the evening's most widely-shared ensemble was a shining black bathing suit with two holes cut out for buttocks that the star and her backing dancers wore whilst performing the singer's signature booty-shimmy routine.
Hip-hop’s royal couple are beginning their joint tour, but what can fans look forward to?
It’s safe to say that the past few months have not been the greatest for Beyonce and Jay-Z. While the Carters are undoubtedly still hip-hop’s most prolific power couple, some recent bad publicity has seen their star ever so slightly tarnished. First there was the now infamous Solange/Jay-Z elevator fight video and ever since then rumors have circulated that the couple might be experiencing some marital problems. But lets forget about all the drama for now, because Beyonce and Jay-Z are hitting the road together! The ‘On the Run’ tour begins Wednesday night (June 25th) in Miami and expectations are high. But what can we really expect from a joint Beyonce and Jay-Z tour?
Beyonce and Jay-Z are off 'On the Run' together
1. All the best Bey/Jay Duets!
Continue reading: What Can We Expect From Beyonce And Jay-Z’s ‘On The Run’ Tour?
With the "On The Run" tour starting tonight, what do Jay and Bey really have left to prove?
Over the 13 years since their first collaboration, 03 Bonnie and Clyde, Beyonce and Jay Z are doing better than ever career-wise. Both are considered trendsetters and some of the (if not the) best at what they do. Both had innovative, best selling albums released last year. The media follows every move of the high-profile couple and their daughter, Blue Ivy. Now, with this summer’s joint stadium tour, Bey and Jay are about to cement their place as music royalty.
Flawless? They'll have to be, to pull this off.
The tour kicks off Wednesday, June 25, in Miami and will hit 16 US cities – not exactly a full run, but it could be that Mr and Mrs Carter are just testing the waters for a larger endeavor down the line.
The seemingly perfect family may not be entirely how they appear. Beyoncé and Jay-Z's relationship has been heavily scrutinised since the Met Gala elevator incident in which Beyoncé's sister, Solange, was caught on camera assaulting her brother in law. The couple are rumoured to, not only be divorcing, but also having another child together.
Has Beyoncé scrapped her reported plans to divorce Jay-Z as she is pregnant? The 32-year-old singer and her husband of 6 years Jay-Z AKA Shawn Carter are rumored to be divorcing following allegations that Jay-Z is frequently unfaithful.
Beyonce and Jay-Z attended the Met Gala together but trouble with Solange shortly followed.
The veneer of happy family life began to crack earlier this year when Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Beyoncé's sister Solange Knowles appeared together at the Met Gala in New York. The event, held on May 5th, saw Solange attack Jay-Z whilst they were in an elevator at The Standard, a Manhattan hotel. Footage was obtained by TMZ which clearly shows Solange hitting and kicking her brother-in-law.
Continue reading: Beyonce Divorce Delayed Over Pregnancy No.2? - Report
It wasn't a snub, and apparently Kris Jenner wasn't too bothered.
The Kardashians' momager wasn't worried about Mr. and Mrs. Carter missing the wedding.
Metallica are choosing to replicate Jay Z in performing a version of Wonderwall at their Glastonbury headline slot, but what are the best Oasis covers?
In a similar fashion to the announcement of Jay Z in 2008, metal titans Metallica’s headline slot at the iconic Glastonbury Festival has been met with a wave of criticism and derision from commentators who have deemed the Metallica’s headline position as both a lazy, predictable booking and one that is incompatible with Glastonbury’s demographic. However, whereas criticism towards Jay Z in the vein of what was unleashed by the Gallagher brothers was a scathing attack on hip hop as a genre, laced with a degree of barely concealed racism, Metallica’s backlash largely stems from elsewhere.
Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher performing at the Universal Ampitheatre in 2000. [Photo: Getty Images, Credit: Dan Callister]
Firstly, this is a band that hasn’t produced an album of any merit for well over a decade and what’s more, considering they were announced long after tickets had sold out, how many of Glastonbury’s middle class bohemians will actually want to watch the band? Metallica have themselves responded to the criticism by announcing they may open their set with a cover of “Wonderwall”, copying Jay Z’s act of protest back in 2008. However, it does appear that Jay Z’s version carried a greater amount of symbolism, given that it was the Gallagher brothers who were the most vocal opponents of his appearance.
Solange has been keeping herself hidden away after attacking Beyoncé's husband Jay Z in an elevator.
Beyoncé and Solange Knowles have been pictured together for the first time since the embarrassing and disturbing bust-up between Beyoncé's little sister and husband Jay Z in an elevator after the Met Gala earlier this month.
Leaked footage showed Solange, who is also a pop star, lashing out at the rapper whilst he shielded himself but did not hit back. The group's bodyguard hit the emergency stop button and hauled Solange away from Jay Z with Beyoncé demurely avoiding the melee.
The Knowles-Carter family have been pictured together in happy photos to reassure their fans that all is well again but Jay Z was a notable absence from last night's Chime For Change event that the two sisters attended together.
Continue reading: Awkward? Beyonce And Solange Attend First Party Since Elevator Bust-Up
Beyonce and Jay-Z chose not to attend Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's wedding on Saturday (24th May) and we have a few possible reasons why.
It was meant to be the wedding of the year, some may even say the century with the amount of fuss surrounding the day almost rivalling a royal wedding, yet Beyoncé and Jay-Z chose to miss Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's ceremony. Why?
Beyonce and Jay-Z at the Met Gala.
We can't be entirely sure but Beyoncé and Jay-Z decided to spend their weekend thousands of miles from the newlyweds in the Hamptons rather than trek to Florence via Paris. Jay-Z is ranked amongst Kanye's closest friends, so it seems somewhat bizarre that they would have missed his wedding!
Continue reading: Why Did Beyoncé And Jay-Z Miss Kim & Kanye's Wedding?
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West married in Florence yesterday (Saturday 24th May) but we still don't know all the details about the lavish ceremony. But guests are already letting information slip and there's certainly some family absences the Klan haven't been able to hide. So here are the details we know so far!
Fans of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West will be delighted to hear news of their nuptials is finally trickling through from leaking guests and awaiting paparazzi. The couple married yesterday (Saturday 24th May) in Italy after months of speculation surrounding their wedding. So here's what we know so far.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian married in Florence yesterday (24th May).
Paris Or Florence?
Continue reading: Kim Kardashian Marries Kanye West - Details We Know So Far
Chart-crushing blues rock and building-smashing monster movie antics: another week in news brings shocks and laughs.
Cannes Continues: We're nearly at the end of the second week of the Cannes Film Festival and have been mentally noting which new movies have soared or been scorched at the hands of critics. Map to the Stars, Two Days, One Night, Mommy and Foxcatcher have all received glowing reviews whilst Lost River, Grace of Monaco, and The Search... well, less so. Click on links for reviews highlights and details for each movie.
Carter-Knowles Camp Content?: The Jay Z/Solange brouhaha confusion still hasn't been publically illuminated but the Carter-Knowles family seems to be intent on proving to the world that everything is just fine, fine, fine, thank you very much after footage leaked showing the singer attacking her rapper brother-in-law in a lift. Beyoncé's statement did little to explain her sister's violence but her newly-posted family photos do a good job of sweeping it all under the rug, for better or worse.
The pair have been pictured together for the first time since their vicious Met Gala altercation.
Beyoncé has posted a new set of pictures on her Tumblr page to let the world know that she, her husband Jay Z and her sister Solange are still part of a happy family despite the shocking violence witnessed last week. The Knowles-Carter family drama was plastered all over the new when CCTV footage showing Solange attacking Jay Z inside an elevator after the Met Gala leaked online.
Jay Z & Beyoncé Have Been Dealing With The Aftermath Of The Vicious Met Gala Fight & Footage Leak.
It's still unclear what caused the singer to attack her brother-in-law but there has been a cryptic back and forth between Beyoncé and Solange since the incident. The pair have posted photos of each other on their respective Instagram pages as if to show that they're still united and have moved on from the baffling incident.
Jay Z and Beyonce have released a mock-trailer for a 'never coming' out movie called 'Run,' to promote their upcoming joint tour. Here are our ten highlights from the 'trailer.'
In a pretty spectacular move to distract us from the Solange vs. Jay Z saga, the power couple have released a mock-film trailer to promote their upcoming joint tour. The clip, which claims to be a trailer for a film called 'Run,' was released on Saturday and hot damn, it's a smorgasbord of all the Beyonce and Jay Z stuff we love so much. But what are our highlights from the 'Run' trailer, you're asking? Well, we'll tell you.
Beyonce and Jay-Z have released a three and a half minute "trailer" promoting their upcoming joint tour
1. Bonnie and Clyde ’14?
Continue reading: Ten Things We've Learned From Jay Z And Beyonce's 'Run' Trailer
Had enough of the Carters yet? Yeah, we didn't think so.
We’d totally pay to see Beyonce and Jay Z’s new action flick. Music’s first couple just released the trailer for Run this past Saturday – with no prior warning or promotion, in classic Mr. and Mrs. Carter style. The trailer is a star-packed event, featuring the likes of Jake Gyllenhaal, Don Cheadle, Blake Lively, Emmy Rossum, Sean Penn, Guillermo Diaz and Rashida and Kidada Jones.
Bey and Jay are pros at keeping everyone talking. This time, it's about their creative endeavors.
The trailer continues the couple’s favorite Bonnie and Clyde theme and sees them shooting guns, evading the law and generally looking really cool. But no action flick would be complete without a couple of emotional moments, so the short clip also features numerous heart-to-hearts with the aforementioned co-stars.
Continue reading: Beyonce And Jay Z Are On The "Run" In New Star-Packed "Trailer"
Beyoncé is ensuring no one has the wrong idea about her relationship with her sister Solange. The singer posted a series of pictures of the pair together on her Instagram account following Solange’s highly publicised fight with Beyoncé’s husband Jay-Z.
Beyonce and Jay-Z mere hours before Jay-Z's fight with Solange.
Solange and Jay-Z appear to have had a disagreement which ended in blows at the beginning of May. The incident occurred the night of the New York Met Gala on Saturday (3rd May) and Solange appears to have attacked Jay-Z in an elevator at the Standard Hotel. Surveillance footage seemingly shows a tuxedo clad Jay-Z being kicked and punched by Solange before the two security men accompanying the pair forcibly hauled Solange away from the rapper. We’re still not sure what the disagreement was about and, although the pair and Beyoncé have released a statement, they did not allude to the reasons behind the fight.
The world is still wondering what caused Solange Knowle's sudden outburst against Jay Z at the Met Gala. Here's some explanations that have been offered up.
So, this whole Jay Z/Solange thing? We’re still trying to get our heads around it. Beyonce has gone from having the most outwardly perfect family life to being embroiled in some sort of Jerry Spring family feud. Here are the facts. Along with a lot of finger pointing, Beyonce’s little sister, Solange Knowles, launched herself at Jay Z in a lift at the Met Gala. Held back by a bodyguard, Solange spent around 3 minutes trying to punch and kick the rapper, while a bodyguard held her back. Beyonce calmly stood between the two, while Jay appeared to try talking to the furious Solange, occasionally blocking himself from her attempted blows.
Solange spent three minutes shouting, finger pointing and attemping to hit her brother-in-law Jay Z
The whole world’s been wondering what Jay Z did (if anything) to rile Solange up so much. The hashtag #WhatJayZSaidToSolange was packed full of funny suggestions about what could have started the fight, but we’re inclined to think that Jay didn’t insult Solange’s afro, or comment that his lips are bigger than her career.
Continue reading: Is Solange Angry Jay Z Hasn't Helped Make Her As Famous As Beyonce?
Beyonce has released an official statement regarding the altercation between her sister Solange and her husband Jay Z, which took place after the Met Gala.
We’re no closer to finding out what really happened between Solange and Jay Z at the Met Gala, although the famous family have released a statement regarding the incident. Beyonce addressed the physical altercation, which saw her sister Solange attack her husband Jay Z in a lift after the Met Ball.
Jay Z and his wife Beyonce put on a union front earlier in the evening at the Met Gala
Beyonce explained: "As a result of the public release of the elevator security footage from Monday, May 5th, there has been a great deal of speculation about what triggered the unfortunate incident. But the most important thing is that our family has worked through it…Jay and Solange each assume their share of responsibility for what has occurred. They both acknowledge their role in this private matter that has played out in the public. They both have apologised to each other and we have moved forward as a united family.”
Rachel Roy's name keeps coming up in the Solange/Jay-Z saga, but who is the fashion designer?
Fashion designer Rachel Roy has found herself at the center of speculation surrounding the now infamous Solange Knowles/Jay-Z elevator video. The 40 year old designer has been a fixture on the celebrity scene for years now, but this week her profile has been raised immensely thanks to her rumored part in the Knowles' drama. So beyond the rumors, what do we actually know about Rachel Roy?
Rachel Roy is rumoured to be the cause of Jay-Z and Solange's argument
California native Rachel got her start in the fashion world after moving to New York to work in retail and setting herself up as a stylist for magazines and music videos. But her first big career break came when she landed an internship at Rocawear, the fashion label of Jay-Z and then business partner Damon Dash. Dash and Roy soon became close and in 1999 their daughter Ava was born. However Dash was also in a relationship with singer Aaliyah at the tine which continued until her untimely death in 2001.
Continue reading: We Know Beyonce, Solange And Jay-z, But Who Is Rachel Roy?
The leaked tape was allegedly sold for $250,000 after "being shopped for five days to the highest bidder."
The tape of Solange Knowles attempting to kick and punch her brother-in-law, Jay-Z, in an elevator after the Met Gala, has garnered global interest and has nearly reached 6 million views on YouTube.
So it is little surprise that the individual who leaked the security footage to TMZ would have earned quite a lot of money in the transaction.
After its release earlier this week, reports began surfacing that are putting a price tag on the tape, and it is allegedly a six-figure sum.
As usual, it was more complicated than we all thought.
The story of how Solange Knowles attacked Jay Z after the Met Gala was bizarre enough on its own, but it sounds even stranger since Rihanna’s name was mentioned. According to the New York Daily News, the younger Knowles sister lashed out at her brother in law after he said he was going to Rihanna’s after party without his wife. Apparently the tension had been brewing for a while, but it boiled over when Solange, Beyonce and Jay Z entered the now infamous Standard Hotel elevator.
Solange Knowles - the plot thickens.
According to the Daily News’ source, that was when Jay Z announced that he would attend Rihanna’s party, instead of going home with his wife.
Continue reading: The Plot Thickens: Rihanna's Involved In Jay Z/Solange Knowles Fight?
The 27 year-old singer reportedly became incensed by the music mogul wanting to attend another A-List celebrity's after-party...without his wife.
The answer may be involving the rapper wanting to continue to party into the night, without his wife Beyoncé.
According to the New York Daily News, the intense row started when Jay got angry at Solange after two of her friends tried using his name in an attempt to get into the star-studded after-party at The Standard hotel in Manhattan.
What is the Twitterverse saying about the now infamous Solange Knowles beatdown of Jay-Z?
The internet is a funny place today. Unless you've been living under a rock you've heard all about Solange Knowles and Jay-Z getting in one heck of a scuffle in a lift at the Standard Hotel after the Met Gala. No-one's quite sure what went down, but we do know that Solange launched herself at the rapper before being dragged off him by a man who appears to be a bodyguard.
Solange Knowles Beat Jay-Z In An Elevator
The video was obtained by TMZ, and shows Solange clearly trying to attack her brother-in-law and father of her niece, Blue Ivy. Now, all that everyone is interested in is what provoked Solange's outburst. The footage has no audio, which has led to a global internet campaign to guess what it was that Jay Z may have said to the singer. The hashtag #WhatJayZSaidToSolange has been trending since the video surfaced, here's a few of our favourite tweets on the topic.
Continue reading: #WhatJayZSaidToSolange: Twitter Has Its Say On Solange Vs Jay-Z
Shocking elevator footage shows Solange trying to batter her brother-in-law.
Solange Knowles' relationship with her brother-in-law Jay Z has become the subject of intense public scrutiny today as yet another celebrity family's dirty laundry was aired for the entire world to see. Well, sort of: the soul singer set upon the rapper and husband to her sister Beyoncé behind what she thought were the closed doors of an elevator whilst descending from a post-Met Gala soiree.
After A Night At The Met Gala, Jay Z Was Attacked By Beyoncé's Sister, Solange.
The footage shows the 27 year-old mother-of-one lashing out at Jay Z with both her arms and legs as the group's bodyguard attempts to pull her away. Jay Z doesn't make any move to hit back at Solange, rather he pushes her legs away from his chest when she aims high with a stiletto-footed kick. Solange's limbs reach their target on more than one occasion, prompting the bodyguard to hit what looks like the emergency stop button to prevent the scene spilling out in front of the waiting paps.
Made in America Festival is an annual music event founded by rapper and businessman Jay-Z in 2012. Following its inaugural year, it was announced to take place in Los Angeles for the later events and its arrival has since become an important symbol of unity. Jay-Z created the festival in a bid to join together musicians of all genres, creeds and cultures to emphasise the bond between music-lovers regardless of any animosity that may have existed between hip hop artists, rock artists and pop artists in the past. It is an attempt to build a world of peace and diversity because, in the words of Run DMC star Darryl McDaniels, 'Music succeeds where politics and religion fail'.
'Made In America' is a music documentary based on the new festival of the same name founded by Jay-Z who is also the movie's executive producer. It has been directed by double Oscar winner Ron Howard ('The Da Vinci Code', 'Apollo 13', 'Rush', 'A Beautiful Mind') and features behind-the-scenes clips and interviews of various music superstars including Run DMC, Rita Ora, Kanye West, Janelle Monáe, Tyler The Creator, Skrillex, Santigold and The Hives. The film premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and was nominated for 'Outstanding Television Documentary' at the Black Reel Awards.
Made In America is available on VOD and DVD 19 May 2014
Beyonce and Jay-Z are heading out on tour together, what can we expect from music's most famous couple?
In what promises to be some of the most exciting gigs of the summer, Mr and Mrs Carter ie Beyonce and Jay-Z are teaming up together for the 'On The Run' tour. Arguably music’s most successful couple, the 15 date tour, which is so far only reaching North America, will mark the first time the pair have hit the road together. Whilst no details have been given yet on how the actual shows are going to play out, one thing’s for sure, Beyonce and Jay-Z combined is going to make for one epic tour.
Beyonce and Jay-Z are going 'On the Run' together this summer
Whatever the reason behind the couple touring together, (wanting a big fat payday, wanting to spend time together or most likely both), we can be certain that Beyonce and Jay-Z are going to put on one heck of a show together. If Beyonce’s solo 'Mrs Cater Show' world tour is anything to go by expect a massive production that will surely only get bigger with Hova onboard. As for Jay-Z, he loves the combined tour gimmick. Last year he hit the road with Justin Timberlake for the 'Legends of Summer' tour and previously he teamed with Kanye West for the 'Watch the Throne' tour.
Continue reading: What Can We Expect From Beyonce And Jay-Z Going 'On The Run' Together?
So far there are 15 tour US dates set up, with speculation about a fall European tour still going strong.
They had to do it, just had to. Following weeks of speculation and radio silence on their end, Beyonce and Jay Z have finally announced their joint summer tour dates. The powerhouse couple are planning to go on a 16-city On the Run tour, and tickets have already been made available to a select few. Members of Beyonce’s fan club will be the first to be able to purchase tickets starting Tuesday, April 29 at 8 a.m., followed by Chase debit and credit customers at 10 a.m.
The biggest couple in music are uniting for the summer tour of all summer tours.
According to Variety, Jay and Bey’s Run will start in Miami, at the Sun Life Stadium on June 25th. They will close the tour with a gig in San Francisco – August 5th at AT&T Park. The general public will have their shot at the tickets on Friday, May 2 through Live Nation’s website and mobile app.
Music fans have named Ozzy Osbourne the hardest artist to understand, a poll reveals.
Music fans have named Lady GaGa, Miley Cyrus and Rihanna in their top ten hardest artists to understand lyrically. 2000 people took part in the poll, which was created by Blinkbox music, a music streaming service. The poll aimed to find out which artist's lyrics fans find the hardest to decipher.
Music fans have named Ozzy Osbourne the hardest artist to understand
Ozzy Osbourne bagged first place as the artist whose music is hardest to make out. Fans are often left confused about what the Black Sabbath frontman is saying in his songs. It’s unclear whether they are able to understand him when he isn’t singing, as demonstrated by his bizarre Grammys intro speech.
The rapper is certainly down with his pop culture.
Drake has delighted his fans by unexpectedly dropping new track, 'Draft Day,' which apparently refers to next month's NFL draft. The pop-infused rap track keeps ahead of the curve by namechecking other contemporary stars such as Jennifer Lawrence and Chicago MC Chance The Rapper, over a Lauryn Hill sample.
Drake Has Dropped Brand New Track, 'Draft Day.'
The new song follows another new Drake song, 'Days In The East', played for the first time during a gig at Birmingham's NIA last month (March 21), which could indicate that, like Kanye West, Drake has a follow up to his 2013 album scheduled for release this year. Sampling Lauryn Hill's 1998 hit "Doo Wop (That Thing)," the tune opens with a nod to 21-year-old college football star Johnny Manziel.
Kate Winslet has named her new baby son Bear Blaze, but some of these other celebrity baby names are even more out of the ordinary.
Children of celebrities never have to go to normal schools where the other children will make fun of their wacky names, which means that the stars can go wild when naming their pampered offspring. There must be schools in Beverly Hills teaming with Donatello Zeuses and Princess Bananaramas.
You don’t come across many Janes or Johns in the celeb baby world, but funnily there seems to be a few Bears going around at the moment. Kate Winslet and Alicia Silverstone both have sons called Bear, although to set mini Winslet apart his middle name is Blaze, as a reminder of the house fire that his parents first met in. Romantic. As a side note, Winslet's husband changed his own name to Ned RocknRoll, so we're not surprised that the couple have chosen a name that is a little less out of the ordinary.
Kate Winslet has called her new son Bear Blaze
Continue reading: Kate Winslet's Son Bear Blaze,and Other Bizarre Celebrity Baby Names
Beyonce, Jay Z and Blue Ivy - Beyonce with husband Jay-Z and their daughter Blue Ivy leaving from Cologne/Bonn Airport after performing at her only german concert - Cologne, Germany - Sunday 16th March 2014
Why do celebrities seem to be now all using Samsungs?
Oh dear Lebron James probably didn't make Samsung execs too happy on Wednesday when he took to Twitter to complain about his phone erasing itself. You see, James is being paid big money by Samsung to promote their products so his angry tweet wasn't very good publicity. Of course the tweet was then soon deleted. But James isn't the only celebrity Samsung has on speed dial, lately it seems many celebs have been all to keen to show off their Samsung products.
LeBron James was left unhappy when his phone got erased
Remember when Ellen DeGeneres took that famous selfie at this year’s Oscars? Well, whilst we were all looking to see just how many famous faces we could spot what we were really meant to be looking at was the phone Ellen used, it was a Samsung Galaxy 3 Note. Samsung were big sponsors at the Oscars and their cheeky bit of product placement with Ellen served them very well, the picture she tweeted was then retweeted 3 million times within 24 hours. With those retweets Samsung got an estimated 900 Samsung mentions a minute on social media. Not bad at all, until Ellen sent out her next tweet which happened to come from an iPhone, oops.
Continue reading: Including LeBron James, Samsung Has Many Celebrity Friends
The leaked song is thought to have been recorded before 'Random Access Memories.'
A new Daft Punk/Jay Z collaboration has leaked online and has sent fans into a whirlwind of curiosity regarding the origins of the song. 'Computerized' is a track that sounds more like the old, purely electro Daft Punk, with their vocoders and sterile synths, rather than their new disco direction, as heard on Random Access Memories.
A New Daft Punk & Jay Z Collaboration, 'Computerized,' Has Been Leaked Online.
It seems likely that the track was intended for 2010's Tron: Legacy franchise reboot, for which the French duo memorably provided the soundtrack, but 'Computerized' may have been one of the songs that didn't make Disney's final cut. The song was leaked by a Daft Punk fan on a message board and is said to be from "an old Disney project."
Beyonce, Jay Z and Blue Ivy Carter - Beyonce and husband Jay Z, carrying daughter Blue Ivy, enjoy family time at the Phoenix Park Visitors Centre's playground in Dublin - Dublin, Ireland - Monday 10th March 2014
Jay Z - Beyonce and husband Jay Z leaving Mediterranean restaurant Coppinger Row in Dublin after dining out together. As he was exiting, Jay Z was spotted wearing a 'Mrs. Carter' jacket from Beyonce's world tour. - Dublin, Ireland - Monday 10th March 2014
Jay-Z and Swizz Beatz - Beyonce and Jay-Z leaving The Arts Club in Mayfair at around 5am. They were joined at the private members club by hip hop producer Swizz Beatz - London, United Kingdom - Friday 7th March 2014
Beyonce and Jay Z - Beyonce performs live in concert at the O2 during 'The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour'. Husband and rapper, Jay Z joined her on stage for a special guest appearance - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 5th March 2014
Jay Z - Beyonce and Jay Z arriving at the Arts Club in Mayfair after the Mrs Carter Show World Tour at the O2 in Greenwich. Arriving at around 12:30, they stayed for a couple of hours, departing just after 2.30am. - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 6th March 2014
After Leighton and Adam heres 10 other couple's who's weddings have taken us by surprise.
We were all a bit surprised with the news that Leighton Meester and Adam Brody had tied the knot in a secret wedding ceremony over the weekend, but this isn't the first time a celebrity couple have pulled a fast one on us. Here's 10 other celebrity weddings that we didn't see coming.
The crowd hadn't expected Beyoncé to drop by for a little song.
Beyoncé and Jay Z have taken another step in proving that not only are they the most powerful people in music, they also put on the world's hottest show when they're together. The couple's appearance at New York club Pier 40 on Saturday night echoed the previous weekend's Grammy Awards where Beyoncé's solo performance became a duet when her husband Jay Z arrived.
Jay Z Repaid The Favour To Beyoncé When He Invited Her Onstage Last Saturday.
Guests at DirecTV's Pier 40 party were only expecting a performance from the rapper to celebrate the imminent Super Bowl game so when Beyoncé appeared in a dazzling black gown, they knew that things were about to get a whole lot more fabulous.
Continue reading: Beyonce And Jay Z Raise The Roof In Surprise Pre-Bowl Party
Jay Z brings out his wife Beyoncé for a live performance of their latest collaboration 'Drunk In Love'.
Music's power couple, Beyoncé and Jay Z, have repeated their live double act from this year's Grammy Awards at a pre-Super Bowl concert. Hip-hop mogul Jay Z was performing a live set for DirecTV's 'Super Saturday Night' at Pier 40 on Saturday night (Feb 1st).
The 32 year-old performed 'Drunk In Love' with her husband Jay Z
But on the eve of the Super Bowl, fans were pleasantly surprised when the 44 year-old brought his wife on stage to perform her new hit track 'Drunk In Love'.
George Zimmerman, the security guard who claimed to have shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in self-defence and was subsequently tried last summer, has allegedly promised to participate in a celebrity boxing match.
What makes a celebrity a celebrity? It's an age old question which seems to become more abstract and contorted as time goes on.
George Zimmerman, apparently, is a celebrity. Or so his promised participation in a celebrity boxing match would suggest!
Zimmerman is, in case anyone has been avoiding the news for the past two years, the man who shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in February 2012. Zimmerman claims he shot Martin in self-defence whilst working as a security guard in a gated Florida community. Although Zimmerman was acquitted during the trial, which continued throughout summer 2013, numerous protests were organised owing to the delayed arrest of Zimmerman and the accusations that he had racially profiled Martin. The court case was high profile and attracted numerous celebrity contributors and commentators, including Beyoncé and Jay-Z.
Continue reading: George Zimmerman To Fight In Celebrity Boxing Match?
The smoke; the lights; the big drums; Imagine Dragons and Kendrick Lamar's show was spectacular.
The aftermath of this year's Grammy Awards on Sunday was filled with talk about Beyoncé and Jay Z's sexually-charged 'Drunk In Love' performance, Madonna's mass marriage, Taylor Swift's surprised face and the rock-tastic finale show. However, as the dust has died down, one performance in particular stands out for its explosive mash-up and unique collaboration.
Imagine Dragons and Kendrick Lamar performed a hybrid version of the former's hit 'Radioactive' and the latter's 'MAAD City' to considerable critical acclaim. Not only did the two songs mesh extremely well together but the rock band and the rapper brought a show to the Grammys that will be talked about for months to come.
The awards ceremony was itself a winner last night.
The 56th Grammy Awards has been rewarded for its monumental live performance line-up at last night's ceremony with the news that more people tuned in to catch the show than have done since 1993. The star-studded ceremony, which showcased talent including Daft Punk, Beyoncé and Jay Z, Nine Inch Nails, Sire Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, and Madonna, proved to be its most successful in 21 years with 28.5 million viewers.
Daft Punk Took Home Five Grammys & Performed At The 2014 Grammys
This year's viewing figure, provided by the Nielsen Company via the AP, mark an increase on last year's 28.4 million watchers of the telecast beamed straight from Los Angeles' Staples Center. The Grammys reached nearly 40 million people during Adele's big year two years ago and reportedly hasn't been below 25 million since 2009.
Beyoncé and Jay Z will perform together at the 56th Grammy Awards at the end of this month, joining a list of live acts which includes, Taylor Swift, Daft Punk, Paul McCartney and Katy Perry.
Beyoncé and her hip-hop mogul husband Jay Z are the next artists to be added to the list of performers at the Grammy Awards later this month. Their appearance was confirmed by a commercial, which aired on Sunday (Jan 19th), where CBS announced music's power couple will be taking the stage.
The 32 year-old will take the stage at this year's Grammys
Us Weekly also adds more confirmation as sources told the mag that the rumors are indeed true.
Continue reading: Beyoncé And Jay Z Added To The Line-Up For 56th Grammy Awards
At Jay-Z and Beyonce's daughter's 2nd birthday party on Tuesday (7 Jan.), the rapper wanted to get Blue something personal
Blue Ivy had a birthday that most of us could only dream of when she turned two-years-old earlier this month and on top of celebrating the her birthday in a completely rented-out zoo, she also got a special gift from Uncle Kanye West.
Kanye West really does have a soft side after all
The rapper and close friend of Blue's father Jay-Z wanted to give the infant something special and personal as a gift, so he composed an original lullaby for her. According to TMZ, Beyonce and Jay rented out Jungle Island, a wildlife park and botanical garden in Miami, with a handful of close friend and family in attendance for the special occasion. It was later reported by the Daily Star that Kanye decided tone down on the bass-heavy, manic beats found in his acclaimed 2013 album Yeezus for his latest track, as he wrote Blue Ivy a personal lullaby for her birthday. We can only imagine what kind of gift his own daughter, North West, will get when she celebrates her first birthday this summer.
Continue reading: Kanye West Pens Lullaby For Blue Ivy For Her Birthday
Beyonce and Jay-Z celebrated their daughter's second birthday by hiring out a Miami zoo for the day.
Beyoncé and Jay Z celebrated their daughter's second birthday in style, by hiring a zoo! The couple closed down an entire theme park on Tuesday (7th January) so they could take Blue Ivy round unobserved by the public, according to TMZ. They also invited a group of select friends with who to share the experience.
Beyonce and Jay-Z celebrated Blue Ivy's birthday in style.
Jungle Island in Miami was the zoo in question, a park which holds a wide variety of exotic animals and exhibitions. Unfortunately, as Blue Ivy is two, is seems unlikely much of the expensive and exclusive experience will remain with her. We suspect the zoo may have been hired primarily for her parent's entertainment!
Continue reading: Beyonce & Jay-Z Celebrate Blue Ivy's Birthday By Renting A Zoo!
After Jay Z proposed to Beyoncé on his birthday, she celebrated by taking him to a strip club. This would later inspire the music video for her song, 'Partition'.
After saying yes, Beyoncé celebrated Jay Z's proposal to her with a trip to a strip club. Despite being notoriously secretive in regards to her relationship with the '99 Problems' rapper - going as far as to not confirm their 2008 secret wedding - the 'XO' hitmaker has now revealed that Jay Z proposed to her on his birthday; 4th December, 2007. Their secret ceremony took place in New York City in April of the following year.
The new music video for 32-year-old Beyoncé's 'Partition' was inspired by their celebratory trip to the Crazy Horse cabaret club after his proposal. 'Liberation', the fourth YouTube video in a series about the music and videos of Beyoncé, the singer reveals: ''The day that I got engaged was my husband's birthday, and I took him to Crazy Horse and I remember thinking 'Damn, these girls are fly.' I just thought it was the ultimate sexy show. I was like, 'I wish I was up there, I wish I could perform that for my man.' So that's what I did for the video.''
Continue reading: Beyoncé Took Jay Z To A Strip Club After He Proposed
The pop princess isn't alone in threatening to call time on their music career by a long shot
Britney Spears starred in her own fly-on-the-wall documentary I Am Britney Jean for E! over the weekend, in a feature-length outing that allowed fans to see the singer as she prepares for her upcoming residency in Las Vegas. The documentary gave us some revealing tidbits into her set and showed what life as a famous working mother was like, as well as uncovering some of Britney's plans for the future.
Britney Jean might be Brit's last album
While her immediate plans for the future involve her singing at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas for the next two years, after that Britney reckons that she might be finished with the showbiz industry. The mum-of-two wants to be able to spend more time with her kinds and return to a simpler life, like the one she had in her native Louisiana .
Continue reading: Britney Spears Becomes The Latest Star To Threaten Retirement
Jay Z - Jay Z depicted as 'Care Bear Pal' for protecting fragrance proceeds amid racial profiling flak. Artist Daniel Edwards depicts fragrance mogul Jay Z as a Care Bear pal in his latest work dedicated to the rapper's Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation, which provides college funding for students with financial need for an unveiling this week on Facebook, announces Cory Allen Contemporary Art. 'Jay Z is an entertainer, not a civil rights activist - he defended future college funds by standing up to the criticism for his refusal to break ties with Barney's New York in order to sell his fragrance Gold, which should be a huge fundraiser for the foundation,' said artist Daniel Edwards, referring to accusations of the department store's practice of racial profiling and the rap mogul's reluctance to take a stand against it by withdrawing his merchandise. Titled 'Jay Z Cares and Shares,' Jay Z is depicted smiling, clad in a suit and tie befitting a mogul and surrounded by the Care Bears. 'We regret that Jay Z's opportunity to educate students to fight a policy of racism interferes with his ability to fund their education,' said Whitney Evans of Cory Allen Contemporary Art, 'but we applaud him for not being deterred from his mission to send people to college.' In 2011, the artist criticized Jay Z by depicting him as a 'Scrooge' in an Occupy Wall Street protest piece known as the 'Scrooge Totem Pole,' saying, 'I think Jay Z has made himself a face of Wall Street that Occupiers are protesting against,' referring to the rap mogul's usage of the movement's name to sell his t-shirts without compensation. Edwards went on to say, "Rap stars who turn 'Scrooge' have to suffer some damage to their street credibility, I would think,' added Edwards. Jay Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, recently said in a statement on his website, "Making a decision prematurely to pull out of this project, wouldn't hurt Barneys or Shawn Carter, but all the people that stand a chance at hig - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 21st November 2013
Jay Z - Jay Z arrives at Dublin airport ahead his performance at the O2 as part of his Magna Carta tour. He was escorted out of the airport VIP lounge via a back exit, giving a wave to fans waiting to catch a glimpse of the rapper. - Dublin, Ireland - Sunday 6th October 2013
Jay Z and Beyonce Novak Djokovic of Serbia plays against Rafael Nadal of Spain during the Men's Final on Day 15 of US Open Tennis Tournament, on Arthur Ashe Stadium, in Flushing Meadows, Queens, New York. Featuring: Jay Z and Beyonce Where: New York City, United States When: 12 Sep 2011
Jay-Z, Shawn Carter, Rosie Perez and Michael K Willliams - Rapper Jay-Z recently performed his track 'Picasso Baby' from his new album 'Magna Carta... Holy Grail' for six straight hours in front of a live audience at New York City's Pace Gallery. The footage from the event has now been edited down for the video release, which Jay-Z is calling a ''performance art piece''. The promo features artist Marina Abramovic, who inspired the the concept, and other celebrity names including Judd Apatow, Rosie Perez, Alan Cumming, Michael K. Williams and Taraji P. Henson, as well as Pablo Picasso's granddaughter Diana Widmaier Picasso - New York City, United States - Wednesday 7th August 2013
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G Rap .Mel . Kurupt . Lox. X . Q. Ab lupe. Mos. Foxy. Boss . Ross. Quavo Future Travis too many fuck this. All you!T grizzley song best out
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Thank you to all the people that have inspired me . Rakim KANE KRS chuck cube Jaz Em Andre Nas big PAC cole kendrick chance jayE ..wait,
Kalief is a prophet. His story will save lives . You guys watching and your compassion made this happen. Thank you . https://t.co/Vvnt9tDBeR
This is important. spike tv 10pm/9c https://t.co/JkRZxJ1YHT
By the way, this is a win for US. I remember when rap was said to be a fad . We are now alongside some of the greatest writers in history.
Shouts to Marcelo, An entrepreneur and one of the VERY few Latino Fortune 500 CEO's. Tidal X Sprint. Artist owned !
11/4 Cleveland. Let's make history (again) Thank you to the incredible artist dedicating their time this Friday! https://t.co/jJEhJu7gL4
Dope 2 https://t.co/X9pFNQcrA8
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