In a new interview, Jay Z finally admitted what fans had suspected for years.
Speaking to the New York Times Style Magazine in an interview published on Wednesday (November 29th), the hugely successful rapper made a revelation that his and Beyonce’s fans had been speculating upon for years.
“The hardest thing is seeing pain on someone's face that you caused, and then have to deal with yourself,” he said.
Continue reading: Jay Z Admits That He Was Unfaithful To Beyonce
Fans will be hoping that the dream record is one day released.
The rapper sat down with the New York Times' Dean Baquet for an in-depth interview, where he revealed the couple had worked on music together around the time Beyonce was recording her groundbreaking album Lemonade.
There is a Jay-Z and Beyonce joint album
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This year's nominations are out and people are not happy with who haven't made the list
The Grammy nominations have been revealed: but Harry Styles hasn’t made the list. Predictably, fans of the former One Direction member are furious and have come out to say so. Styles was snubbed for the 2018 nominations just months after releasing his self-titled debut album.
Harry Styles' fans are furious he has been left off the Grammy nomination list
Others who were nominated in multiple categories were songs including Despactio - with Justin Bieber, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee - who received nods in both the Record and Song of the Year categories.
Continue reading: Harry Styles' Fans Are Furious The Singer Wasn't Nominated For A Grammy
The full nominations for this year's Grammy Awards have been revealed.
Jay Z is leading the way at this year's Grammy Awards, nominated in an amazing eight categories with Kendrick Lamar just behind him and nominated in seven. Bruno Mars has also done well, taking in four nominations, whilst Childish Gambino also has four chances to take home some of the biggest prizes in the music industry.
Jay Z is expected to take home some prizes from the Grammy Awards 2017
As usual, the Record of the Year category is one of the night's most stacked, with Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar, Jay Z, Bruno Mars and Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee all battling it out. Gambino, Lamar, Jay Z and Mars all also make an appearance in the Album of the Year category, but face some heavy competition from the category's only female nominee, Lorde.
Continue reading: Jay Z And Kendrick Lamar Lead 2017 Grammy Awards Nominations
LeBron James finds it ''humbling'' to be referenced in so many songs and insists it always comes as a surprise.
Lebron James finds it ''humbling'' to be referenced in so many songs.
The basketball legend insists artists never ask his permission to use his name in their tracks, but he is always flattered whenever he suddenly hears a shout-out on the radio.
Appearing on 'Carpool Karaoke', host James Corden asked: ''You get referenced in a lot of hip-hop songs, rap songs -- do they have to call you up, or do you just hear it on the radio?''
Continue reading: LeBron James Humbled By Namechecks
Former choir girl Katherine Jenkins has revealed her karaoke song of choice is 'Empire State of Mind' by Jay Z and Alicia Keys because she loves to shock people with the rap part
Katherine Jenkins loves to rap 'Empire State of Mind' when she does karaoke.
The Welsh soprano - who was a choir girl when she was younger - has admitted she likes to shock friends with her song choice when she enjoys a singalong session.
Speaking to NME magazine about her favourite karaoke track, she said: ''It's not an obvious choice for me, but I really like to do the Jay-Z part because nobody ever guesses it, so it's my trick to shock people!''
Continue reading: Katherine Jenkins Raps Jay Z At Karaoke
The couple will be raising funds for the natural disasters with a special concert.
Jay-Z and Beyonce are certainly set to do their bit for Hurricane Harvey relief with their forthcoming benefit concert that will see the latter return to the stage for the first time since giving birth to twins, and since the Grammys in February. It is set to take place next month.
Beyonce and Jay-Z snapped a a Clippers game
The musical power couple will be showing solidarity for the victims of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma with a special concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York that will feature artists from Jay-Z's Roc Nation label.
Continue reading: Jay-Z And Beyonce To Hold Hurricane Benefit Concert Next Month
She celebrated her birthday with a lot of musical fun.
What's more romantic than getting a crowd of thousands to sing 'Happy Birthday' to your wife on her special day? For Jay-Z, it was all in a day's work when he encouraged the crowd to serenade Beyonce during his set at the 2017 Made In America Festival at the weekend.
Beyonce pictured at Tidal event
Queen Bey celebrated her 36th birthday yesterday (September 4th 2017) and rang in the date in the early hours of the morning after supporting her husband from the crowd at his annual Budweiser Made In America Festival in Philadelphia the previous night.
The British soul singer tragically passed away in 2011 aged 27
It seems the late, great soul singer Amy Winehouse had offers of help from all corners of the world before her tragic death in 2011 and was even offered a place to stay by rap mogul and producer, Jay Z and his superstar singer wife, Beyonce.
Jay Z once offered Amy Winehouse a place to stay
As the star promoted his new album 4:44, he spoke about the Back to Black hitmaker - who died aged 27 - and became immediately concerned about her state of mind.
Continue reading: Jay Z Urged Amy Winehouse To Stay With Him And Beyonce
The rapper also spoke about the death of friend Chester Bennington.
The rapper told the story in the second part of the interview he did with Elliott Wilson and Brian “B.Dot” Miller for the Rap Radar podcast, where he also spoke about Chester Bennington and his mother Gloria coming out on the 4:44 track Smile.
Continue reading: Jay-Z Talks About First Meeting With Amy Winehouse
Gosling returns as guest host and Jay-Z performs for the fourth time on 'Saturday Night Live' when it returns on September 30th.
The curtain-raiser for the upcoming season of ‘Saturday Night Live’ will be graced by Hollywood and pop royalty, with Ryan Gosling confirmed as the guest host of the season premiere next month and Jay-Z to perform live during the same episode.
‘Saturday Night Live’ made the big reveal for the start of its 43rd season via social media on Thursday (August 24th), using a bulletin board style layout with the various guest stars names on cards.
It’s the second time that La La Land star Gosling has hosted ‘SNL’, and the season premiere on September 30th comes just a week before his upcoming film, the much-vaunted cult sci-fi sequel Blade Runner 2049, opens in cinemas on October 6th.
Continue reading: Ryan Gosling And Jay-Z To Appear In 'SNL' Season 43 Curtain Raiser
After speaking about it on his album, he explains how his relationship with his sister-in-law is these days.
It has been three years since THAT elevator incident which saw Jay-Z being assaulted by his sister-in-law Solange Knowles, and now is the first time has spoken out about the controversial security footage that was later leaked. Apparently, it's all well and truly water under the bridge now.
Jay-Z at the Vanity Fair Oscar party
The rapper revealed that that night in the elevator at the Standard Hotel in New York City was the first and only argument he and Solange have ever had, though he didn't explain what it was all about. These days, the pair get along just fine.
Continue reading: Jay-Z Breaks Silence On His One And Only Fight With Solange Knowles
Chris Martin has been hailed a ''genius'' by Jay Z.
The Coldplay frontman has been praised by the 47-year-old as being a fantastic artist and the ''modern day Shakespeare''.
Speaking about the 40-year-old singer to the Metro newspaper, he said: ''We are good friends - but what I got to say has nothing to do with our friendship. I have been in the industry long enough to know when I'm in the presence of a genius and Chris Martin is just that.
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Beyoncé is reportedly working ''hard'' on her new music.
Beyoncé is reportedly working ''hard'' on her new music.
The 35-year-old singer is believed to be planning to release new songs as she has been ''inspired'' by the birth of her one-month-old twins Sir Carter and Rumi, who she has with her husband Jay Z.
Speaking about the former Destiny's Child band member to NME Online, a source said: ''Beyoncé is already hard at work, having the twins has inspired her.''
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Rumi and Sir Carter apparently have three nannies each working eight-hour shifts.
Beyonce and Jay-Z welcomed their twins to much fanfare last month, and it appears that the new parents are taking a no-holds-barred approach to raising the babies with a reports suggesting they’ve hired no fewer than SIX nannies to help take care of them.
They welcomed the twins, a boy named Sir and a girl named Rumi, in June this year having announced they were expecting with a lavish photoshoot back in January, and they’ve been living in Los Angeles since. According to a report on Wednesday (July 26th) by OK! magazine, Jay and Bey have hired half a dozen nannies, on $100,000 a year each, to help them take care of the newborns.
With another two nannies for their five year old daughter, Blue Ivy, that makes a total of eight hired hands in their employ.
Continue reading: Beyonce And Jay-Z Hire SIX Nannies To Help Care For Twins
2 Chainz says his pal Kanye West is producing music again.
Kanye West is producing music again.
The 40-year-old rapper has returned to the studio and is heavily involved in working on new music, according to his close friend, 2 Chainz, who was previously known as Tity Boi.
Speaking on DJ Drama's 'Streetz Is Watchin' show on Shade 45, 2 Chainz said: ''He's actually producing again, like him, not just giving out directions, which he started doing for awhile. You'll be hearing some new Tity Boi and Kanye real soon.''
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Jay-Z said in a 'Footnotes' documentary clip accompanying new album '4:44' that his marriage to Bey was not all it seemed at the start.
The 47 year old rap icon dropped his latest studio album as a Tidal exclusive at the end of June, with much of the hype surrounding it focussing on it as a response to his wife’s own critically lauded Lemonade album the previous year.
After tackling race issues in America on ‘Footnotes for ‘The Story of O.J.’’ mini-documentary a few days ago, Jay released another short documentary clip accompanying the album’s title track that included celebrities such as Will Smith, Aziz Ansari and Kendrick Lamar, discussing relationships and the pressure of life in the public eye.
Continue reading: Jay-Z Admits That His Marriage To Beyonce "Wasn't Built On 100% Truth"
The rapper hits the road this October.
This Fall will see Jay-Z embark on his first run of dates for his '4:44' album tour. He'll be performing across the US and Canada with 31 dates announced so far. He's also still got some festival shows coming up over the next few months.
Jay-Z at the Vanity Fair Oscar party
The 47-year-old rapper launched his thirteenth studio album just over a week ago and is now following it up with an official arena tour beginning in October. He'll kick things off at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California on October 27th 2017, ending on December 21st at The Forum in Los Angeles, California.
Continue reading: Jay-Z's North American Tour Dates Are Finally Revealed
Snoop Dogg doesn't have Tidal so heard Jay-Z's '4:44' album when a friend sent him a bootlegged copy.
The 'Drop It While It's Hot' hitmaker is very impressed with '4:44' but admitted that, because he doesn't use Tidal - Jay's own streaming service, which exclusively released the record - he had to rely on someone sending him an illegal copy of the LP as he couldn't access it on iTunes.
He shared on social media: ''I wanna shoot a shout out to Jay-Z, just dropped another motherf***in' hot album, '4:44'.
Continue reading: Snoop Dogg Bootlegs Jay-Z Album
The power couple welcomed a boy and girl earlier this month
Despite very little news about Beyonce’s new born twins so far - after the star gave birth to them a couple of weeks ago - reports have trickled out that the popstar mother has finally been able to take them home.
Beyonce is now a mum-of-three
TMZ has reported that following a week and a half at UCLA Medical Center, the tiny Carters have been allowed home with their mom and dad - and the famous parents have taken them to an epic rented Malibu estate.
Continue reading: Beyonce And Jay Z Have Reportedly Taken Their New Born Twins Home
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
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.
Ora first sued the Roc Nation in December, claiming she felt ‘orphaned’ by the label.
Jay Z’s Roc Nation label has responded to the lawsuit filed by singer Rita Ora in December, with a countersuit claiming breach of contract. However the lawsuit is likely to just go away, as Ora’s lawyer Howard King claims Jay Z has already promised to release the singer from her contract.
Jay Z’s Roc Nation has filed a countersuit against Rita Ora.
According to TMZ, in the lawsuit Roc Nation claim they have already spent more than $2.3 million marketing Ora’s second album which is yet to be released. Ora signed to the label in 2008 when she was unknown and was contracted for five albums, only one of which has been released so far.
Continue reading: Jay Z's Roc Nation Files $2.3M Lawsuit Against Rita Ora
The 1999 single 'Big Pimpin' is the subject of an enormously lengthy court case regarding a sample from a 1957 Egyptian love ballad.
Jay Z has testified in a Los Angeles courtroom that he does not believe he infringed the copyright of an Egyptian love ballad in order to create the hook for his 1999 single ‘Big Pimpin’.
The rap megastar, whose real name is Shawn Carter, spent an hour and a half explaining about the inspirations from his life and the creative process he and his producer Timbaland undertook in making the hit single, which became one of the biggest of his career at that point.
He and Timbaland are both being sued by the estate of Egyptian singer Baligh Hamdi, who made the 1957 hit song ‘Khosara Khosara’, the melodic flute flourish of which is accused of being unlawfully used as the catchy hook from ‘Big Pimpin’.
Continue reading: Jay Z Denies Copyright Infringement Over 'Big Pimpin' Sample
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.
Combs replaces Dr Dre as the highest-earning hip-hop star in the world, making $60 million in the last 12 months.
Despite not having released an album in nearly half a decade, Sean “P Diddy” Combs has been revealed as the highest-earning hip-hop star in the world this year with a gross income of $60 million from June 2014 to June 2015.
Diddy displaces Dr Dre in Forbes’ annual Hip-Hop Cash Kings rundown, with his income coming from various successful business ventures plus number of sponsorship and endorsement deals. His Ciroc brand of vodka has proven extremely popular in the States, and it has been this that has formed the bedrock of his financial health this year.
The rapper has also enjoyed income from his clothing line Sean John, his water brand Aquahydrate and TV network Revolt.
Continue reading: Sean 'Diddy' Combs Revealed As Highest-Earning Hip-Hop Star Of 2015
The rivalry between the two streaming services might have just become more intense.
Tidal users who were tuning in to the livestream of Lil Wayne’s gig at his Lil Weezyana Festival in New Orleans were left missing out when Drake stopped by to deliver a brief three-song cameo. When Drake hit the stage the livestream stopped, reportedly due to the fact that the Canadian rapper is Apple Music’s main man, while Wayne is a co-owner of Jay-Z’s Tidal.
Drake’s performance with Lil Wayne was cut from Tidal’s livestream.
The Tidal twitter account told users, ”Apple is interfering with artistry and will not allow this artist to stream. Sorry for Big Brother’s inconvenience” as Drake took the stage, adding ”We'll be back after the performance.”
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
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The Purple One has jumped on Jay-Z’s Tidal bandwagon for the release of his latest album.
Prince has announced that his new album, HitNRun, will be coming our way next month exclusively on Jay-Z’s Tidal streaming service. Dropping on September 7th, the record is the first part of an exclusive partnership between Tidal and the singer. Last year Prince surprised fans by releasing two albums, Art Official Age and Plectrumelectrum with his band 3rd Eye Girl.
Prince has revealed his next album will be a Tidal exclusive.
Prince first announced the existence of HitNRun. during a BBC interview in late July. The album has been co-produced by Joshua Welton, who worked on Art Official Age and will include previously released first single ‘Hardrocklover’.
Continue reading: Prince Confirms New Album 'HitNRun' Will Be Exclusive To Tidal
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