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Well, look what we have here! Somehow, a little snippet of Beyoncé’s “Grown Woman” leaked on the internet this weekend. Either her team did it themselves or the vegan challenge Bey and Jay are on has her too focused to worry about it now.
In the clip, Beyoncé and her dancers appear to be in front of a green screen that switches to very odd backgrounds and doing much of the choreography many of us have seen in clips of her performing the song during the Mrs. Carter World Tour. As usual, Bey is giving us tribal realness in her dance moves for this song.
Mama Tina and friend Kelly Rowland also make guest appearances in the video.
If we’re being honest, there’s no telling if the full video will ever see the light of day. It was shot either right before or at the every beginning of the tour. While the song might eventually land on whatever album Beyoncé may or may not be working on, the hype of it has died down and it may not makes sense to release it when there should be a more worthy song to promote.
Anyway, check out the extended clip for Beyonceé’s “Grown Woman” here.
The Grammy Nominations concert was held Friday night in Los Angeles and in the midst of all the performances, Jay-Z emerged as the 2013 King of music, leading the way with 9 Grammy nominations.
Although he ranked Magna Carter Holy Grail as his fifth favorite album of his long discography, competition was still for Jay and it is a bit surprising that he’s at the top of the leaderboard. His nominations include Best Rap Album for MCHG and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “Part II (On The Run)” featuring Beyoncé. The latter has actually helped Bey become the most nominated Female artist in Grammy history with 46 nominations!
On The R&B side of things, Tamar Braxton came away with three nominations, including one for Best R&B contemporary album You know “SHE” will be talking about this forever. Newcomer Mack Wilds was also nominated in the same category for his mixtape New York: A Love Story.
John Legend was only nominated for one award and wife Chrissy Teigen described it as “some bulls**t. Some f***ing bulls**t.” You have to love a woman who’ll say the things her man won’t say due to music industry “politics.”
Noticeably absent from the list of nominations was Janelle Monaé. Electric Lady was pushed nonstop leading up to its early September release date and while it seemed to be popular among consumers, the Grammy committee didn’t appear to feel the same way.
K. Michelle also feels she was snubbed. After the show was over, she immediately took to Twitter:
Well, okay then, girl.
The 56th Grammy Awards will take place Sunday, January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles. Check here for a complete list of Grammy nominations.
Beyoncé is on top again. According to Microsoft’s 2013 top search trends list, Beyoncé pushed Kim Kardashian out as the most searched person on Bing this year, reports USA Today.
Women dominated the top five most searched terms for the year. After Bey, the list goes: Kardashian (No. 2), Rihanna (3), Taylor Swift (4), Madonna (5). Rolling in at No. 6 was Justin Bieber. President Barack Obama came in 10th. Bieber and Obama were the only two men who made it into the top 10.
Also on Bing’s top 10 list: Nicki Minaj (7), Amanda Bynes (8) and surprisingly Miley Cyrus low at No. 9.
“Swift jumped from No. 10 last year, while Bynes, Madonna and Obama are all new to the list,” reports the newspaper.
While Microsoft’s take on top trends has a pop culture bent, Bing also looks at top news stories of the year. Topping that list was the birth of the royal baby, Prince George, followed by the Boston Marathon bombing in April.
Bing is the second most popular search engine, according to the most recent numbers we could find from October. Google is first with 66.9 percent of market share with Bing coming in way behind with 18.1 percent. So we wonder how many searches that really is for these top five celebs.
As the world mourns and celebrates the life and legacy of freedom fighter Nelson Mandela, some of our favorite celebrities have reflected on time they spent with the anti-apartheid leader and what his presence in their lives meant to them. We also found a few touching images of celebrities with Mandela that we thought we’d share.
We will forever draw strength and inspiration from Nelson Mandela’s extraordinary example of moral courage, kindness, and humility. -mo
Today hip-hop mogul Jay Z celebrates his 44th birthday. But instead of honoring his 44th year by simply splurging on some fancy new vehicle or popping bottles at the 40/40 Club, Jay has decided that he wants to reward himself by trying to lead a healthier lifestyle. In a recent entry posted to his Life + Times blog, Jay revealed that he’ll be embarking upon a 22-day vegan challenge, which he hopes will evolve into a full-fledged vegan lifestyle. Oh yeah, his wifey, Beyoncé, will be joining him!
“Psychologists have said it takes 21 days to make or break a habit. On the 22nd day, you’ve found the way,” the “Picasso Baby” rapper began.
“On December 3rd, one day before my 44th birthday I will embark on a 22 Days challenge to go completely vegan, or as I prefer to call it, plant-based!! This all began a few months back when a good friend and vegan challenged me to embrace a ‘plant-based breakfast’ everyday. It was surprisingly easier on me than I thought,” he continued.
He went on to explain why his 44th birthday is an ideal time to embark on the challenge.
“Why now? There’s something spiritual to me about it being my 44th birthday and the serendipity behind the number of days in this challenge; 22 (2+2=4) coupled with the fact that the challenge ends on Christmas day…It just feels right!
So you can call it a spiritual and physical cleanse. I will post my progress… Any professional vegans out there that have any great food spots please help out! Please ha. I don’t know what happens after Christmas. A semi-vegan, a full plant-based diet? Or just a spiritual and physical challenge? We’ll see… Best of luck and health!
P.S. B is also joining me.”
I think this is a nice little challenge for the two lovebirds to go on together. It will be interesting to see if they stick with it once their 22 days are up.
Jazmine Denise is an entertainment and celebrity news blogger. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise.
We already know “Girls love Beyoncé” and apparently so does Kevin Hart. Just this morning, Kevin Hart posted photos of himself stanning all the way out at Queen Bey’s show in Los Angeles. Clearly, the image above is speaking volumes but in case you were wondering what was going through Kevin Hart’s head at this exact moment, check out the caption he included on Instagram.
“This is the fact that THUGS make when they catch Beyonce’s towel at her concert. #DblockNi$$as #Thuggin #BeeHive #RealRapRaw #BestConcertEver”
Beyoncé showed Kevin some more love by putting the mic in his face and letting him sing along to one of her songs, probably “Irreplaceable” judging by the outfit.
That moment when you realize that you know the words to all of Beyonce’s songs…. #iFainted #iWasInTheBeeHive #iThinkiTwerkedLastNight #iWasLostInTheMoment #F**kYall #ShowWasTheSh!t
Apparently, Kevin wasn’t the only celebrity fan in attendance that night. You can see Christina Milian in the picture, standing next to Kevin. Samuel L. Jackson, Magic Johnson and his wife Cookie, some of the Kardashians, Kelly Osbourne, and Amber Rose were also among the celebs spotted at the concert last night.
Kevin is a full fool and if you’re looking for a laugh check out the video of him catching Bey’s towel and grinning like a smitten school girl.
Hit the next page to see what Samuel L. Jackson thought of the show and Michelle Williams talk about the potential of a Destiny’s Child Reunion.
As much as Jay Z and Beyoncé like to do their private jet-setting, yacht-riding thing together, from time to time, every gal (famous or not) needs a girls-only trip. Go somewhere sunny with a nice beach and do the things you wouldn’t do in front of your man–like completely pig out on some local food and drink like a fish. Bey did exactly that (or something like that) as she spent some special time during a short break from her tour with her one and only sister and her friends, posing for pictures, drinking Red Stripe and showing off some serious body. Shall we be nosy? Let’s!
Earlier this week reports began circulating that Beyoncé was kicked out of Egypt’s famous pyramids by Dr. Zahi Hawass, Egypt’s former gatekeeper of the pyramids and head of antiques. According to The Independent, Dr. Hawass was taken aback by Bey’s tardiness and bad manners and asked her to leave.
“Most people I take on tours are very nice and we become friends. But this lady…She said she would come at 3pm but she came late. I said ‘You have to say I’m sorry I’m late’. But she didn’t open her mouth,” the Independent quotes Dr. Hawass.
“I brought a photographer and she also had a photographer and a guard,” he continued. “When my photographer started to shoot, he said ‘No, Stop! I am the one who says yes or no, not you.’ I said, ‘In that case since you almost hit my photographer and you are not polite, out! I am not giving you the privilege of having you on my tour.’ I said Beyoncé was stupid and I left,” the report continued.
Beyoncé’s reps spoke to E! News and they claim this story is totally false.
“This never happened,” her rep tells us. “The last time she was in Egypt was on tour in 2009. Nothing like this happened. Lies and more lies.”
Back in 2009 when Bey visited Egypt, there were reports saying that she had an awkward exchange with Dr. Hawass and journalist Summer al-Gaaal even quoted Dr. Hawass recalling the exchange saying, “She’s a stupid person and she doesn’t understand a thing and she doesn’t want to understand.”
We imagine Bey, Jay and baby Blue won’t be scheduling a family vacation in Egypt any time soon.
Jazmine Denise is an entertainment and celebrity news blogger. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise.
Well, this was the moment all of the Beyoncé fans and stans had been waiting on for months. The moment when another full song would be released. It finally happened on Friday and now the question is, does it live up to the hype?
We gave you a short clip of Beyoncé’s “God Made You Beautiful” last month and from that sneak peek, many of you weren’t too impressed. But with the Life is But A Dream documentary set to be released in days, it seems her team decided it was okay to let the one new song featured on the dvd “leak” to the masses.
In “God Made You Beautiful,” Bey talks not only about the moment Blue was born, but also what life has been like and how she’s changed Beyoncé since being born”
You were bought into my life
I kiss those little feet and watch for your perfect smile
and when it comes the world stops in your eyes
I found love, I found peace of the purest kind
It is alleged that Bey wrote the song herself because, hey, who knows this particular experience better than her? The lyrics are nice and there are some nice harmonies, but overall, it seems like it’s missing that special “something.” Maybe it’s just me.
As a matter of fact, who cares what I think! The bigger question is to you…pass or play?
They’re international, baby!
It’s no surprise Mrs. Sasha Fierce and her equally ferocious husband have taken the world by storm landing on Forbes’ 2013 list of the World’s Highest-Paid Musicians. Beyonce took ninth place in a tie with country singer Kenny Chesney, while Jay Z landed in the 18th spot. The wife and husband duo earned $53 million and $42 million this year, respectively.
Beyoncé snapped back with a quickness after the birth of Blue Ivy and launched the Mrs. Carter World Tour, an homage to her husband. She grabbed $2 million in every city she performed in and let’s not forget the steady flow of cash she collects from her old hits. The sultry songstress, endearingly called “Queen Bey” by fans, also accumulated her wealth through endorsement deals with Pepsi and H&M.
Her husband, making $11 million less than his wife, made his 2013 fortune with his keen eye for business. His ventures with Armand de Brignac champagne, D’Ussé cognac, and his Roc Nation management firm helped place him on Forbes’ coveted list.
Jay Z’s bad girl protégé, Rihanna, sits right on top of her mentor in 16th place. The Bajan beauty pulled in $43 million in 2013. With the release of her seventh album, Unapologetic, and dishing out hit-after-hit, like Diamonds and Stay, Rihanna’s rockstar persona continues to rake in the dough.
Dr. Dre, Jay Z’s former partner in rhyme, ranked 20th along with the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, earning $40 million. Diddy outdid them all, and even his former lover, Jennifer Lopez who’s in 15th place, and ranked 12th on the list. Hip-hop’s richest artist earned himself $50 million in 2013 thanks to his Ciroc vodka deal, Bad Boy label, Sean John clothing line, and marketing firm Blue Flame. That $50 million might grow exponentially if Diddy’s new TV network, Revolt, takes off.
As for the top three richest musicians of the world, the honor go to Madonna, Lady Gaga, and Bon Jovi, who reaped in $125, $80, and $79 million, respectively.
To come up with their list, Forbes looked at the musicians’ income between June 1st of 2012 and June 1st of this year, taking into account concert ticket sales, royalties for recorded music and publishing, merchandise sales, endorsement deals, and other business ventures. Their data sources included the RIAA, Pollstar, Nielsen SoundScan, attorneys, managers, and even many of the artists as well.