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Queen Bey X Barbie Instagram: It’s To Die For!

September 19th, 2016 - By Danielle Elaine
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Barbie Beyonce Life Instagram

Barbie Beyonce Life Instagram

The Beyhive is still swarming on social media since Beyoncé ‘s Lemonade lost the Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special last night to Grease: Live, but they might find some comfort in this new Beyoncé-themed social media account.

Recently a new Beyoncé  Instagram page surfaced, and while it’s everything, it isn’t what you’d expect.

The latest IG page dedicated to Bey, @BarbieBeyonceLife, is a fan page unlike any other. Bey X Barbie shares looks of the doll from the Lemonade tour with behind the scenes looks at Bey’s life on tour, and looks like behind the scenes of the making of the outfits and doll herself as well. As of now it is unknown whether or not Mattel plans to join in the fun, but the uncanny resemblance is superb.

Though Barbie Beyonce only has a few posts, they are stunning and fun to look at nonetheless, and she already has over 2000 followers. A selfie with vocal powerhouse Brandy, and a shot of her tour outfit fabric are just a few snippets into the busy life of the touring doll. Check out some of the fierce Yonce posts below. 

 

 

Fitting… #FormationWorldTour

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Design and cutting… #FormationWorldTour

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Are you following Barbie Beyonce? What are some things you hope to see on the page?

Beyonce’s Dance Captain Ashley Everett Gets Engaged On Stage While Performing “Single Ladies”

September 11th, 2016 - By Ashley Monaé
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Beyonce stans and one of her very own crew members were in for a surprise during her Formation World Tour in St. Louis on Saturday (Sept 10).

Photo Credit: YouTube

Photo Credit: YouTube

Ashley Everett, the dance captain who dons a fiery red mane and is gifted with the talent to go hard in the paint to every eight-count dance move that exists, was shocked with what occurred while Beyonce performed her hit “Single Ladies.” Instead of the normal routine they’ve practiced over and over again, the singer handed the microphone to back-up dancer John Silver, who is also Everett’s boyfriend.

In a black and white suit, he strolled over to his girlfriend, saying,”I feel like it’s only right to come out here in my hometown and show you the epitome of a young women who knows how to deal with the all the nonsense and the BS of a St.Louis n—a.” “What better time than now?” he continued, bending one knee and popping the big question.

In the footage that has since gone viral, the thousands of screaming fans all oohed and aahed in unison as Everett said yes and the couple kissed. Beyonce also congratulated the two, picking “Single Ladies” back up where it stopped as Everett’s fellow dancers hugged and sent their best wishes to her.

Press play and watch the super cute surprise proposal above.

More Moonmen More Money? Black Women May Have Dominated The VMAs But Does That Equal A Big Payout?

September 7th, 2016 - By Ann Brown
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2016 MTV Video Music Awards as seen on MTV.
Rihanna performs a medley of “Stay,” “Love on the Brain” and “Diamonds.”
Featuring: Rihanna
Where: United States
When: 29 Aug 2016
Credit: Supplied by WENN.com

The most recent MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) could have just as easily been called the Rihanna and Beyoncé show. The singers delivered the most dazzling performances we’ve seen in a long time and took home the most numerous — and important — awards of the night. And even though only 6.5 million viewers tuned in on television — down from 9.8 million the year before — the 2016 VMAs ranked as “the No. 1 most social show of the night, making up 90 percent of all TV-related social media chatter for the evening,” reported Deadline.

VMA fans tuned in to see Beyoncé, who was nominated for 11 awards, surpass Madonna to become the biggest winning artist in the show’s history grab eight Moonmen, including Video of the Year. Rihanna was honored with the Video Vanguard Award. And due mainly due to the these two standouts — and Teyana Taylor’s body — Vulture declared “Black Women Dominate the VMAs, and Pop Culture.” And looking at the music charts, the fashion catwalks, and product endorsements,this does hold true. But while it is nice to dominate, does this domination equal more opportunities and money?

Typically with awards like the Grammys, artists do see what’s called a “Grammy Bounce,” i.e. an increase of at least 55% in concert ticket sales and producer fees during the year following a Grammy win,” reported Forbes in 2012. Rapper/producer  David Banner, who took home a Grammy in 2009 for his work on Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter III,” said his producer fee jumped from $50,000 prior to winning to $100,000 or more after his Grammy win. “The financial benefits of the award can be tremendous for big touring acts as well, according to concert data provider Pollstar. “In the year after grabbing Grammy No. 1, crooner Bruno Mars’ average nightly gross swelled from $130,000 to $202,000 (+55 percent); multi-instrumentalist Esperanza Spalding swung from $20,000 to $32,000 (+60 percent); and pop-country superstar Taylor Swift surged from $125,000 to $600,000 (+380 percent),” reported Forbes.

So will Beyonce and Rihanna receive a VMA bounce? Veteran music jounalist A. Scott Galloway, who has written liner notes for albums by such heavyweight artists as Nancy Wilson, D’Angelo, Patti Labelle, and Bill Withers, thinks so. He told us, “In this day and age, the microscope and cinemascope that MTV’s Video Music Awards’apply to the Black women dominating them definitely translates into more money. While record sales are merely the diminishing peak of this marketing mountaintop, the resulting social media bonanza that follows only raises the ladies’ topicality, trendiness and hotness, which heightens their marketability and brand, ultimately opening them up for more lucrative endorsements, appearances, media features, etcetera. All of this translates into more money. It’s a great time to be a Black Entertainment Mogul-Diva.”

2016 MTV Video Music Awards as seen on MTV. Beyoncé accepts the award for video of the year and dedicates the award to the people of New Orleans. Featuring: Beyoncé Where: United States When: 29 Aug 2016 Credit: Supplied by WENN.com

2016 MTV Video Music Awards as seen on MTV.
Beyoncé accepts the award for video of the year and dedicates the award to the people of New Orleans.
Featuring: Beyoncé
Where: United States
When: 29 Aug 2016
Credit: Supplied by WENN.com

Music industry veteran Jacqueline “Jackie” Rhinehart,  Founder of  Organic Soul Marketing, on the other hand thinks the winning women might not get as much bounce due to a lack of interest in the VMAs“The MTV VMA show had a viewership of only 6.5 million people on multiple channels, which when compared to either the Trump debates or the Food Channel –is still a dismal failure,” she argued.

“The poor ratings, bottom line, prove that young people – and the general public don’t care about MTV (does anyone demand “their MTV” anymore?) — or the artists, to that extent,” added Rhinehart, who was the first ever Sr. Vice President of Marketing at Universal Records. “So, as in regards the show translating into dollars for the Black female artists–nah, not really! The artists that performed are powerful for other reasons now. Power was the centerpiece of the show– not the actual sales dollars–not in the number of viewers or the number of records sold…It was about the power they wield in concert (butts in seats) and ancillary byproducts of their musical fame, but certainly not about the music.”

Which is why Rhinehart said Bey and Rih won’t see an increase in record sales as a result of their VMA dominion.”Not much money in music, per se these days. Rih, Drake, and  Beyoncé were already at the top of their game in amassing money touring…So what is there to be derived from their MTV appearance — what is there further to buy? Perhaps another ticket to their concert, but rarely the actual music.”

Beyoncé’s Soul Train-Themed Birthday Party Was Everything, And We Weren’t Even Invited

September 6th, 2016 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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While you were probably somewhere wining at a backyard BBQ last night, Beyonce spent her labor day celebrating her 35th birthday (which was on September 4). She had a Soul Train party set in the 1970s, and invited all of her celebrity friends to come through. Of course, they had to dress the part to attend, so you know the stars went all out:

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz were matching mates:

Usher, with a supersized ‘fro, and Jay Z, dressed pretty much like Jimi Hendrix, snapped a picture together:

👀 Happy Birthday Beyoncé!

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Hey, La La and Carmelo:

Kendrick Lamar and his fiancee also stepped out in style:

A side view of the platforms because they make the outfit, of course:

Solange, her son Julez and hubby Alan Ferguson all looked very chic — as to be expected:

Solange and Family arriving at her sister Beyonce Birthday Bash #beyoncesoultrainbdayparty #solange #juelz

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After her 308th Grand Slam win, Serena Williams stopped by Bey’s party:

Diddy looking like a pimp named Slickback and his lady, Cassie:

Stylist June Ambrose looked fierce, as usual:

#juneafterdark Happy Birthday B from the bathtub! #beyssoultrainbdayparty

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Chanel Iman, who I adored in a bell-sleeved and bell-bottom number:

Soul train vibes for 👑🐝 Birthday

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Loving this look on supermodel Joan Smalls:

It's all in the 70's details By the cool and talented @michaelsilvahair & @porschefabulous

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Jourdan Dunn was also a stunner:

✨The Team came thru with the 70's Realness ✨ @lacyredway @patrickta @erinwalshnyc @nailsbymarysoul

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Janelle Monae was a houndstooth dream:

Michelle Williams went for a Cher look to her stylist Diandre’s Sonny:

Kelly Rowland was there to give Donna Summer realness:

Musicians Chloe and Halle also looked mighty fierce:

And Chance the Rapper came through dressed like Shaolin Fantastic from The Get Down:

Beyoncé x Chance the Rapper

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Check out more images from Bey’s 35th birthday bash and get some ideas for your own upcoming celebrations (Because clearly my game night and pizza idea is not going to cut it…):

Beyoncé x Jay Z dancing #SoulTrainThemedBDayParty

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#Beyonce & Blue dancing to #WorkItOut last night

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Blue wishing Beyoncé a happy birthday 💙💙💙 Blue tasting the cake 😩😂

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Beyoncé's #SoulTrain themed birthday party tonight.

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Usher @usher headed to #beyssoultrainbdayparty #beyonce #soultrain #usher

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Ty and Bey😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍#beyonce #bey #soultrain #beyoncésoultrainthemedparty

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#Beyoncé and #SeanCarter arriving at #Beyonce's #SoulTrain themed party last night. #beyssoultrainbdayparty

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Absolutely, positively here for all of it.

Laverne Cox Slays Paying Homage To Tina Turner, Beyoncé And Tracey Africa

September 6th, 2016 - By Lauren R.D. Fox
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Before she makes her debut as the lead in the latest version of the Rocky Horror Picture Show on October 20, Laverne Cox got glam for Cosmopolitan and slayed her campaign, channeling her idols Tina Turner, Beyoncé and Tracey Africa.

Published in Cosmo’s October 2016 issue, in addition to a fabulous photo shoot, Laverne shared what each iconic woman means to her and her personal journey in life.
On Tina Turner: “Her story is the story of so many black women who’ve endured abuse and come out the other side.”

On Beyoncé: Her work ethic is like nobody else I’ve ever seen. There were so many moments when I was shooting Rocky Horror and I’d be exhausted. My body would be hurting and I’d be like, ‘Beyoncé. Beyoncé does this.’

On Tracey Africa: People think, ‘Oh, this trans revolution is just starting,’ but we’ve been around for a very long time. It’s important to know that there’s been a path blazed for me.”

To read more of Laverne’s tribute to her idols and see all the photos from her shoot, click here.

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Lunchtime Chat: Did You Notice Only The Black Girls Were Slaying At The VMAs?

August 29th, 2016 - By Quindara Lazenbury
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Today’s episode of #LunchtimeChat posed the question: why are only the black girls slaying the VMAs? The ladies share their opinions on Teyana Taylor’s emerging career, Beyonce’s outstanding performance, RiRi and all the #blackgirlexcellence from last night’s VMAs.

Catch the chat and share your thoughts below!  Make sure to tune in to #LunchtimeChat every weekday at noon on Facebook Live!

 

 

#RelationshipGoals: Modern Lovers Coloring Book Lets You Color Your Fave Celeb Couples

August 24th, 2016 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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I live for a good coloring book. And as we’ve discussed around these parts, you should invest in one since adult coloring books help alleviate stress. If you’re still on the lookout and just so happen to be a hopeless romantic, I have the perfect option for you: Modern Lovers: The Relationship Goals Coloring Book. 

Brought to you by Belly Kids, the book pays homage to some of the celebrity couples people can’t seem to get enough of. The curator of the coloring book, Michael Coley, told Mashable that the artists behind each of the illustrations wanted to create “a picture of love gone right.”

“We’ve come together to create something fun, cute, a little bit dorky but immensely positive and warming.”

The book includes the likes of Bey and Jay (drawn by Elena Boils), Kim and Kanye, and though she’s never claimed him publicly, Rihanna and Drake. Fictional couples even get some love, including Mulder and Scully from The X-Files and Jon Snow and Ygritte from Game of Thrones.

With the right set of colored pencils, a pencil sharpener on deck, and a glass of wine, this coloring book seems like it will give you quite a bit of entertainment — and of course, all the relationship goals. It can be yours for just $9.

You Must See These Behind The Scenes Pics Of King Bey’s Lemonade

August 23rd, 2016 - By Lauren R.D. Fox
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In April of this year, Beyoncé released her sixth album Lemonade and four months after its debut, the album continues to tug on the heartstrings of new and old fans. Knowing the profound impact it still has on listeners (and viewers), Yoncé and her team decided to share never before seen pictures of the various music video sets in Louisiana  and the cast joking around with one another.

You’ll even be privy to Blue Ivy beating Jay-Z in a game of football, Bey jumping on mattresses and Zendaya smizing for the cameras.

Behind The Scenes Of Lemonade

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Yoncé Makes An Appearance During Brazilian Gymnast Rebeca Andrade’s Routine

August 9th, 2016 - By Lauren R.D. Fox
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Última competição antes da olimpíada💪🏽👸🏽❤️#forçarebe🐻🇧🇷

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Although we’re supposed to be rooting for Team USA, Brazilian gymnast Rebeca Andrade has caught our attention too!

The 17-year-old junior has always been the Brazilian gymnastic team’s secret weapon but according to Elle Magazine, she hasn’t been publicly recognized because of the injuries she faced in 2014 and 2015. But this year Rebeca came to steal the show in Rio by using gymnastic techniques like the Amanar — a favorite of Simone Biles and, of course, Queen Bey.

During her floor routine, Rebeca floored judges by performing to a samba mix of Bey’s iconic songs “Crazy In Love” and “Single Ladies.” She even included a bit of choreography from the songs’ videos in her routine, wowing her home crowd of Brazil. And although Mrs. Carter wasn’t there, Rebeca gave everyone a show set to the Yoncé’s standard and it even landed her in the finals!

Check out the routine below.

Secrets Behind The Making Of Lemonade

August 4th, 2016 - By Nneka Samuel
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It’s Beyoncé’s world. We’re just living in it. Need proof? The Texas-bred singer’s sixth studio album, Lemonade, which also happens to be her second visual album to date, is the third biggest-selling album of 2016.

When Lemonade was released in April, the hour-long visual component to the album sent the Beyhive into a tizzy and drew rave reviews. Lemonade is now currently nominated for four Emmy awards, including one for outstanding directing. Currently on the “Formation” world tour, Beyoncé continues to dazzle and slay. Check out some of the secrets and lesser-known details about Lemonade and its groundbreaking film.

Forever Grateful 🍋

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Aside from a select few individuals, none of the participants involved in the Lemonade film knew what they were getting into. Model Winnie Harlow, who appears in it, told Cosmpolitan that all of the details (except for the title’s project) were a secret. “I think after the filming, we all didn’t really know exactly what the project was, but we could sense how epic it was,” she said. “Like of course we were part of the scenes, but we just weren’t told what exactly was going on, you know?”