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Jay-Z Speaks Out About Beyonce's 'Lemonade'

5/26/2016 10:20am EDT
Jay-Z Bites Back At Beyonce's 'Lemonade' With Track Of His Own
Jay-Z has finally responded to his wife Beyonce's scathing attack on him via "Lemonade."

One month after setting the Beyhive buzzing, just wondering whom it was she was talking about in her newest tune, Jay-Z responded to his haters in his own way with a tune titled "All the Way Up."

The track also features Fat Joe, Infared, Rema Ma and French Montana.

"All the Way Up" is the only time the music mogul has officially commented on Beyonce's album and allegations regarding his infidelity.

"Lemonade" pulled the covers back on the troubles within the power couple's marriage.

A source close ...
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Drake Makes It Three Weeks Atop the Billboard 200

5/24/2016 8:35am EDT
Drake Makes It Three Weeks Atop the Billboard 200
Regardless of the criticism that has greeted Drake’s fourth studio album Views, it continues its stay atop the Billboard 200. In its third week in the penthouse, Views moves another robust total – the tune of 239,000 units. That is less than last week, unsurprising, but the most notable discrepancy this week is between streams plus sales versus pure sales. Only about 35% of the 239,000 units are pure sales (83,000)!

Interestingly, Beyoncé actually sold more albums than Drake, topping the Top Album Sales chart. The top album sales chart was formerly the Billboard 200 before the new SPS form...
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Drake Spends A Second Week Atop The Billboard 200

5/17/2016 9:17am EDT
Drake Spends A Second Week Atop The Billboard 200
In a development that’s surprising to no one, after a robust first week, Drake sees his fourth studio album Views remain firmly planted atop the Billboard 200. According to Billboard, Views moved another 219,000 units, with 80% of that total comprised of pure sales. Despite a huge drop in impact between week one and week two, Drake still himself to be the artist to beat this week (more on that later).

Beyoncé’s Lemonade spends a second week behind Drake’s Views in the runner-up slot after debuting at no. 1. While Lemonade’s “sweet” and glorious days atop the Billboard 200 may be done thank...
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Drake’s 'Views' Debuts Big Atop Billboard 200

5/10/2016 10:19am EDT
Drake’s 'Views' Debuts Big Atop Billboard 200
Beyoncé’s Lemonade might’ve surprised us more than Drake’s Views where content is concerned, but Drake easily wins the numbers race. That’s right, Drake’s Views starts off platinum, scoring 1.04 million units, easily debuting at no. 1 on the Billboard 200. The 1.04 million units number should come with reservations – Views sold approximately 82% of that total or 852,000 copies. What does that mean? In regards to pure sales, Drake didn’t score a million seller, but he did score the best numbers of his entire career. Clearly, the “6God” doesn’t seem to be fading.

Don’t feel bad for Beyoncé...
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Beyoncé Or Drake – Whose Surprise Album Surprised Us More?

5/4/2016 6:20pm EDT
Beyoncé Or Drake – Whose Surprise Album Surprised Us More?
April 2016, to be fair, was somewhat of a lackadaisical month for new music. That is no disrespect to the likes of Deftones (Gore), Lukas Graham (Lukas Graham), or The Lumineers (Cleopatra) who released enjoyable albums, but for much of the month, there was no clear blockbuster. Things changed towards the end of the month, thanks to two surprise albums, courtesy of Beyoncé (Lemonade) and Drake (Views).

Interestingly, both Beyoncé and Drake aren’t new to “shocking the world” and releasing surprise albums. Beyoncé did so flawlessly in December 2013 when she “changed the game” by dropping vis...
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Keith Urban’s 'Ripcord' Leads Albums To Check Out

5/4/2016 8:42am EDT
Keith Urban’s 'Ripcord' Leads Albums To Check Out
Forget any talk about May 2016 being a quiet release month - it's not! The end of April picked up steam with surprise albums by Beyoncé (Lemonade) and Drake (Views), not to mention a spike in sales for the late, great Prince, whose numerous albums have impacted the Billboard 200 since his sudden death. This first week in May has some big names dropping new albums, including two country artists, the resurrected solo career of pop singer/songwriter/producer, and the physical availability of a queen’s epic sixth album. Here are nine albums to check out this week!

1) Keith Urban, Ripcord (Cap...
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Rita Ora Shares Snapchat With Beyonce, Squashing Those 'Becky' Rumors

5/3/2016 10:08am EDT
Beyonce And Alleged 'Becky' Rita Ora Pose For Selfie Together At
Looks like we can finally put those 'Becky' rumors about Rita Ora to rest.

People has the report that Ora and Beyonce posed for a selfie together while attending the 2016 Met Gala in New York City. Ora shared the pic on her Snapchat and captioned the photo with the word "Family" and a heart emoji.

In other words, no Beckys here.

Ora is a singer and actress who recently came under fire from Beyonce fans after a recent Instagram post seemed to imply that she was the "other woman" Bey was talking about in a track on her new Lemonade album. Beyonce refers to the unidentified mistress who ma...
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Beyonce's 'Lemonade' Tops Billboard

5/3/2016 9:41am EDT
Beyoncé Takes 'Lemonade' To No. 1 On The Billboard 200
“Hold up” – who’s no. 1 on the Billboard 200 for the sixth time? That would be none other than the Queen herself, Beyoncé! Yes, for the sixth time in her career, Queen Bey has slain the competition and taken Lemonade to no. 1. While Lemonade’s pure sales don’t eclipse the sales of Beyoncé’s first surprise album, Beyoncé, the 653,000 units are exceptional. Take the streams out of the equation and 485,000 copies in pure sales (roughly 74%) aren't shabby in the least.

Beyoncé wasn’t the only newbie to march in “Formation” on the Billboard 200 this week. A$AP Ferg takes his sophomore album, A...
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Beyoncé Sounds Fearless And Unapologetic On 'Lemonade'

4/28/2016 1:30pm EDT
Beyoncé Sounds Fearless And Unapologetic On 'Lemonade'
The surprise unannounced album has become unsurprising in 2016. Yes, it’s technically still surprising when any superstar releases a new album, but not nearly as unexpected as it once was. After shocking the world with Beyoncé back in December 2013, another surprise album from Beyoncé was inevitable. This time, it comes in the form of Lemonade, initially streaming only via Tidal. One thing about Lemonade is for sure – it’s not sour in the least!

Lemonade is clearly Beyoncé at her most experimental – call this her ‘Anti’ album to say the least (shout out to Rihanna). “Pray You Catch Me” is ...
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Beyonce Played Part In Determining NFL Schedule

4/15/2016 11:07pm EDT
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Beyonce played a big part in determining the NFL's schedule.

The league game schedule was released a little earlier than usual.

Why? Well, Beyonce.

In part because the league wanted to give teams a chance to add those extra Queen Bey dates in their stadiums -- was No. 43,066 spit out by the league's computers. It hung on the wall as the leader in the clubhouse for eight days, the favorite because, among other things, there were no dud weeks for television, just two teams (Washington and Green Bay) were stuck with three-game road stretches and only one (the Giants) has to play a road ...
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Beyonce Sues!

4/6/2016 12:32pm EDT
Beyonce Files Lawsuit Against 'Feyonce'
Beyonce has filed a lawsuit against a company that she feels has been capitalizing on her name and her fame to sell their products. According to Vogue UK, Beyonce isn't too thrilled that "Feyonce" is making a profit selling T-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, and other items with the word "Feyonce" on them -- which is a play on the word "fiance" as well as a play on the Formation singer's name.

The company also uses one-liners from Beyonce's song, Single Ladies.

"Seeking to capitalize on the notoriety of Single Ladies, with its famous line, 'Put a ring on it,' defendants are selling merchandise ...
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Beyonce Divorce Rumors Circulate Again

3/24/2016 9:13am EDT
Beyonce Divorce? Rumors Circulate After Dinner Party 'Goes Wrong
If Beyonce isn't pregnant, she must be getting a divorce... or, at least, that's how the tabloids seem to think.

According to Radar Online, there are new rumors surrounding Beyonce and Jay Z's marriage, once again suggesting that the two are just a hop, skip, and a jump away from a split. The site recalls a "dinner party from hell" in which the couple "barely spoke two words to each other."

"They had a private dinner on Saturday for about ten people consisting of their inner circle, family, and business partners. They could hardly have been more detached! Beyonce and Jay Z barely spoke tw...
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Beyonce Reveals 'Powerful' New Music On The Way

3/14/2016 10:15am EDT
Beyonce Spills Details Of Newest Album, Calls New Music 'Powerfu
Beyonce is in the studio now, working on her latest untitled album alongside songwriter and singer Carla Marie Williams.

Williams revealed that she and the Grammy-award winning singer have recorded some "powerful" music for the new CD.

Speaking to British newspaper The Mirror, Williams explained that Beyonce's forthcoming new album has some harder-hitting lyrical content that is more concerned with 'real issues':

“When I’m in the studio with Beyonce she makes you feel so at ease you forget she’s a superstar. I’m loving where she’s going. I haven’t heard the whole album but we’re talking ...
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Beyonce: 'My Biggest Hero Is My Mother'

3/11/2016 8:55am EST
Beyonce Credits Her Mother For Being Her 'Hero' And 'Inspiration
Singer and songwriter Beyonce credits only one person in the world for making her the woman she is today, her mother Tina Knowles.

Beyonce stated in an interview with Garage Magazine via Billboard, "Everything I know comes from her."

The "Halo" singer confessed that she is completely in awe of her mother and is constantly inspired by her knowledge, kindness and dedication:

Are you ready for #teamGARAGE and @beyonce? https://t.co/cO98pH6fWe pic.twitter.com/H2vOkeRPL6

— GARAGE Magazine (@garage_magazine) February 25, 2016

"My biggest hero is and always will be my mother. She has taug...
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Why Did Beyonce Perform At An Elementary School?

3/6/2016 11:41pm EST
Beyonce Gives Surprise Performance At Daughter Blue Ivy's Elemen
Blue Ivy's mom is cooler than your mom.

That was the message Beyonce basically sent on Saturday when she decided to make a surprise appearance at her daughter's elementary school benefit event in Los Angeles. The "Formation" singer gave a live performance for the school's faculty, parents and others in attendance.

US Weekly reported that Beyonce sang several songs, including "Crazy in Love," "Halo" and even a cover of Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You."

Several benefit attendees uploaded videos of the performance to Instagram. Beyonce went all out for the event, taking the stage ...
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Destiny's Child Reunites For Kelly Rowland's Birthday

2/22/2016 6:56am EST
Destiny's Child Reunites At Kelly Rowland's 35th Birthday Party
For one night, at least, Destiny's Child was together again.

Beyonce, Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland partied together at the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood on Saturday to celebrate Rowland's 35th birthday and boy, do they have the pics to prove it.

The guest of honor shared multiple photos from the evening on her Instagram account.

One pic even included Rowland holding up her middle fingers and tilting her hat over head, imitating Beyonce's look in her music video for 'Formation.'

It was a family affair as Rowland was also joined by her husband Tim Witherspoon as well as Beyo...
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Oh, Canada! Beyonce To Be Banned From Country Over Super Bowl Show?

2/13/2016 7:48pm EST
Beyonce Canada Ban: Official Pushes For 'Formation' Singer To Be
The Super Bowl has a way of ruining careers (Just think Janet Jackson's ban).

Reportedly, if one Canadian official gets his way, Beyonce Knowles won't have a stopover in Canada for her upcoming World Tour -- or ever again. What is more, some reports say he is suggesting Queen Bey be investigated and possibly banned if there is evidence of her "support" for the New Black Panthers, according to the Conservative Tribune.

Beyonce, during the Super Bowl 50 halftime show, partnered with Coldplay and Bruno Mars for a lively performance. However, the main buzz of the show was about her dance an...
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Are Musical Acts Not Paid For Super Bowl Appearances?

2/9/2016 11:23am EST
Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Coldplay Not Paid For Super Bowl 50 Appeara
Could it be true that Bruno Mars, Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Coldplay were not paid for their Super Bowl 50 appearances for the Pepsi Halftime Spectacular?

Yes, as the exposure given to the artists for their time on stage during the big game far outweighs what they could ever be paid for the performance.

As has always been the case, none of the artists that perform at the Super Bowl are ever paid.

According to Forbes, the increase in attention, social media mentions, larger fan bases and music sales are what push the entertainers over the edge more than a paycheck for the evening could.

For...
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Beyonce: 'I Want People To Feel Proud'

2/9/2016 8:41am EST
Beyonce Talks 'Formation' And 'Feeling Powerful'
Beyonce slayed her performance at the Pepsi Super Bowl 50 halftime show with a performance of her new tune, "Formation."

With dance moves and killer vocals to spare, Queen Bey knocked it out of the park as she debuted the tune live just one day after its surprise release on Tidal.

"It makes me proud," Beyonce said to Entertainment Tonight after her performance of the song at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

"I wanted people to feel proud," Beyonce said of her new single, "and have love for themselves."

Beyonce worked the stage at the Pepsi Superbowl Halftime Show, alongside Co...
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Rudy Giuliani Slams Beyonce's Super Bowl Performance

2/8/2016 4:58pm EST
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Rudy Giuliani is blasting Beyonce's halftime performance at Super Bowl 50 as "outrageous" due to references made to the Black Lives Matter movement and black power “imagery.”

Yahoo reports that the former NYC mayor thought it was highly inappropriate that Beyonce used the Super Bowl as a platform to “attack police officers.” He noted on his appearance at “Fox & Friends” Monday that police are the very people who protect the people, her, and us.

Media Matters reports that Rudy Giuliani slammed Beyonce's performance at the Super Bowl because it wasn't as if she was in Hollywood – where it's...
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Queen Bey Reveals Plans For Summer Tour

2/8/2016 9:05am EST
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Beyonce surprised fans twice over the weekend -- by dropping a single and video for her new song "Formation" and revealing she's launching a summer tour.

Queen Bey released the new track on Saturday without prior promotion. Then she performed with Coldplay and Bruno Mars during the half time show of Super Bowl 50 on Sunday in Santa Clara, Calif.

Following the half-time show, a commercial aired promoting the pop star's "The Formation World Tour," causing fans to crash her official website. She is scheduled to kick off the North American leg of her tour on April 27 in Miami, Fla., and head ...
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Coldplay And Company Bring Energy To Super Bowl 50

2/8/2016 8:15am EST
Super Bowl 50 By The Music: Gaga Slays, Coldplay And Friends Ent
Ah the Super Bowl – one of the most anticipated sporting events of the year! The main attraction is the football game that determines the champions of a grueling NFL season, but there’s more in play as well. For those who could care less about touchdowns, field goals, or interceptions, there’s always an assortment of new commercials to enjoy. And if the commercials don’t do it, there’s always the music. Honoring America with “America The Beautiful” and the National Anthem. And the crème de la crème – the halftime show.

So with the game done and the champions crowned, let’s focus on the m...
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Beyonce Drops New Single 'Formation'

2/7/2016 7:56am EST
Beyonce Drops New Tune 'Formation' On Heels Of Super Bowl Appear
Beyonce surprised fans yet again by dropping a new single and a politically-inspired music video without giving them any warning on her social media accounts until the tune was released.

On Feb. 6, Queen Bey released "Formation," a new single which is available as a free download on Tidal.

She also released a new music video in support of the song.

"Formation" www.Beyonce.com

A photo posted by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on Feb 6, 2016 at 12:50pm PST

Beyonce and husband Jay-Z's daughter Blue Ivy is featured in the video.

Once the track was out, Beyoncé posted several images from the much...
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Bruno Mars To Perform At Super Bowl

2/6/2016 10:11am EST
Bruno Mars Confirms He's Playing Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show
Bruno Mars will be joining Coldplay and Beyonce during tomorrow's Super Bowl 50 halftime show. After much speculation about whether or not he'd participate, the "Grenade" singer posted the official announcement to his Instagram account on Friday.

It ain't a party if Mr $how Up & $how out doesn't show up. #Confirmed #SB50 #Halftime #Coldplay #Beyonce #TheBrunz #Shwaaaggg

A photo posted by Bruno Mars (@brunomars) on Feb 5, 2016 at 1:29pm PST

It's not clear what Mars will be performing in San Francisco, but it does feel like a serious case of deja vu. The singer was the headline a...
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Why Are Massakali And Sasha Fierce Being Attacked By The Public?

1/30/2016 10:40pm EST
Divas Beyonce And Sonam Kapoor's Coldplay Video Blasted: 'Stereo
From the looks of it, Coldplay is getting the cold shoulder.

The British group, featuring frontman, Chris Martin, released its music video on Friday. "Hymn for the Weekend" is the second single off the band's A Head Full of Dreams album. The lyrics are endearing, the footage breathtaking, and it features actress, Sonam Kapoor and R&B songstress, Beyonce Knowles aka Mrs. Carter.

Oddly, even with the assemblage of music and Bollywood -- and two hot divas -- some detractors on Twitter found varying reasons to slam the video. Many commenters upset over Coldplay's video accuse the band, dire...
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Is Beyonce Five Months Pregnant?!

1/27/2016 9:51am EST
Beyonce Pregnant? Sources Say Bey Is Five Months Along With Seco
Beyonce is reportedly pregnant with her second child and sources have now come forward to say that the singer is actually already five months along! According to Radar Online, Beyonce has been keeping her pregnancy under wraps for the time being, but she is not going to be able to do so much longer -- especially because she will be performing during the halftime show at Super Bowl 50; If she has a baby bump, everyone is going to see it!

"The [34-year-old] tried to cover up in a bulky hoodie at a music video shoot in Los Angeles this past Saturday, but buzz on the set was about her unmistak...
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Will Beyonce Announce She's Pregnant At The Super Bowl?

1/19/2016 9:56am EST
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Is Beyonce pregnant? That seems to be the question on the minds of thousands of fans as the superstar continues to wear baggy clothing, carefully covering her mid-section.

According to Hollywood Life, Beyonce was spotted leaving the McKay Athletic Center on Jan. 18 after practicing for her upcoming halftime show (she will be taking the stage along with Coldplay for Super Bowl 50).

BEYHIVE THIS IS NOT A DRILL!!!!!!! #Beyonce #Beyhive #USC #Bey #QueenBey #Beygency #Bgkc #Superbowl #rehearsal @b.b.homemaker @beybleedblue

A video posted by Bey (@beygoodvideos) on Jan 18, 2016 at 2:44pm PS...
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Is Beyonce Expecting?

1/11/2016 1:33pm EST
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A new rumor is circulating about Beyonce after the singer was photographed wearing an oversized jacket with her arms wrapped around her midsection.

The National Enquirer posted images of the star leaving the Son of a Gun restaurant in Los Angeles early this morning with husband Jay 7. Beyonce wore a short black dress with a green jacket, which she kept closed by covering her chest with her arms.

Is the pop star, 34, pregnant with her second child?

It's possible that Beyonce is expecting, but it's just as probable that the superstar was simply cold and that's why her arms were wrapped ar...
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Beyonce To Join Cold Play On Super Bowl Stage?

1/10/2016 8:58am EST
Beyonce To Perform At 2016 Super Bowl Alongside Coldplay
Beyonce is going to grace the Super Bowl stage alongside Coldplay during the 2016 game.

On Thursday, Pepsi confirmed that Queen Bee will be performing with the British supergroup at the game that will air on Feb. 7.

A source told E! News, "Beyoncé has been in the talks to perform for some time but it was all top secret. Beyoncé is very excited to be at this year's big Super Bowl. She can't wait."

Beyonce headlined the Super Bowl XLVII halftime show in New Orleans at the Superdome, where she was joined by Destiny's Child bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams for a one-shot reunion...
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Beyonce May Be A Tiny Bit Jealous Of This Famous British Singer

1/7/2016 9:16am EST
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It was an incredible year for British singer Adele, who landed the top selling album of 2015. But not everyone is thrilled with her success. According to In Touch, Beyonce, who hasn't released an album since 2013, is a bit envious of the competition.

An insider told the magazine (via OK!): "Beyonce wanted to release music in December, but she knew it simply couldn't compare to Adele. She is beyond jealous."

Adele, whose album "25" dropped on Nov. 29, crushed sales of Taylor Swift's hugely successful "1989." Adele sold 8.01 million units (physical CDs and the streaming equivalent) compared...
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