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Beyoncé And Jay Z Are Allegedly Working On An Album Together

Talented, world-conquering musical spouses Beyoncé and Jay Z have been on tour together for months, and they've made it a point to counter divorce rumors on stage and in the studio. Well, here's one way to demonstrate your oneness: According to DJ Skee, multiple unnamed sources have confirmed that the couple… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 17, 2014

Beyoncé And Jay Z Bang Bang Video, Part 1

Beyoncé and Jay Z have released the first part in a trilogy of short films called Bang Bang. The visuals were directed by Dikayl Rimmasch and appeared on screen during their On The Run joint tour, which wrapped up in Paris on Sunday. The clip was inspired by French new wave and Bonnie and Clyde,… More »

By: James Rettig / September 15, 2014

Watch Nicki Minaj Join Beyoncé On “Flawless” Live In Paris

UPDATE: Here's the official professional footage from the HBO special. // Beyoncé and Jay Z's On The Run tour is currently making its way across Europe. On Friday night at their first of two shows in Paris, Nicki Minaj joined Bey on stage to perform their "Flawless***" remix live for the first time dressed… More »

By: James Rettig / September 12, 2014

The Week In Pop: From Diana Ross To Ariana Grande, A Pop History Of “I’m Coming Out”

Ariana Grande's sophomore set My Everything, out this week, is part of at least two long legacies. The more obvious of those is the tradition of children's TV stars stepping into the industry machine and walking out pop stars on the other side. The album is exceptional for what it is -- a compendium of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 28, 2014

The 11 Most Awkward Moments From The 2014 VMAs

The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards had their moments, particularly Beyoncé's show-stopping finale, Charli XCX's killer run through "Boom Clap" on the pre-show, and Sam Smith's impressive take on "Stay With Me" (after an introduction from his friend Kim Kardashian West, no less). Also, shout out to Miley Cyrus for turning over her Video… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 25, 2014

VMAs 2014 Comment Party

'Tis the season! We've set up our inflatable moonmen in the front yard, decked the halls with anacondas, pulled the hammer-shaped cookies from the oven, and donned our most festive bulletproof vests. Now let's gather around our televisions and/or laptop screens for MTV's 31st annual Video Music Awards, live from the Forum… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 24, 2014

Is Beyoncé Performing A Medley Of Her Self-Titled Album At The VMAs?

Could Beyoncé be performing a medley of her self-titled album tonight at the VMAs? Billboard reports that a photo of what could be Beyoncé's setlist was posted on Twitter earlier today. It shows a performance that starts off with "Mine" and runs through most of last year's album before ending with "XO." Beyoncé… More »

By: James Rettig / August 24, 2014

Watch Beyoncé Sing Nancy Sinatra’s “Bang Bang” To Jay Z In HBO’s On The Run Tour Trailer

Beyoncé and Jay Z's concert documentary for their joint On The Run tour premieres on HBO in September. The channel has just released a trailer for the film that features Beyoncé singing a rendition of Nancy Sinatra's "Bang Bang" intercut with footage from the show. Watch below. More »

By: James Rettig / August 17, 2014

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Here's a first -- the three best songs this week all had one common denominator: Nicki Minaj. It was the week of "Anaconda," of course, but Nicki also jumped in on tracks by Beyoncé and Juicy J, and she pretty much ran the damn table. So songs 1 - 3 are covered in one essay-length… More »

By: Michael Nelson / August 8, 2014

Beyoncé To Receive MTV VMA’s Video Vanguard Award

MTV has announced that that Beyoncé will perform at this year's MTV Video Music Awards and will be awarded with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, which has been given to artists like Madonna, the Beastie Boys, U2, George Michael, and Janet Jackson in the past. Last year, Justin Timberlake won the award and… More »

By: James Rettig / August 7, 2014

Tei Shi – “No Angel” (Beyoncé Cover)

Tei Shi is a Brooklyn-based bedroom-pop type with roots in both Canada and Colombia, and last year, she self-released her Saudade album; we posted her track "Nature Vs. Nurture." She's now recorded her own version of "No Angel," the song from Beyoncé's self-titled album that Chairlift's Caroline Polachek co-wrote. In her cover,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 5, 2014

Rock Hall Ousts Father Of Rock ‘N Roll’s Ashes, Installs Beyoncé’s Wardrobe

In what's sure to be another talking point for those who lament the rise of poptimism, DJ Alan Freed's ashes were removed from the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame today, only a few days after the opening of an exhibit featuring some of Beyoncé's most iconic outfits, including the black leotard worn i… More »

By: James Rettig / August 4, 2014

Fan’s Finger Bitten Off At Beyoncé/Jay Z Concert

We've all had the experience of being stuck near an absolute asshole at a show, but the 25-year-old San Diego resident Roberto Alcaraz-Garnica allegedly took that being-an-asshole thing to surreal new heights this past weekend. On Saturday night, Beyoncé and Jay Z played the first of two co-headlining shows at Pasadena's Rose Bowl stadium, a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 4, 2014

Beyoncé – “Flawless (Remix Feat. Nicki Minaj)”

Beyoncé has teamed up with Nicki Minaj for a remix of "Flawless***" off of her self-titled album. Bey raps on the track and addresses elevatorgate from earlier this year: "Of course sometimes shit goes down when there's a billion dollars on an elevator." Minaj sounds better than she has in years and spits a… More »

By: James Rettig / August 3, 2014

Hear Beyoncé’s New Version Of “Crazy in Love” In The Fifty Shades Of Grey Trailer

Today the trailer for Fifty Shades Of Grey was released and comes soundtracked by a new version of "Crazy In Love" by Beyoncé. While the original is one of the most explosively positive pop songs ever recorded, this new one is dark, ominous, and a really strange inversion. It's a big enough deal that… More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 24, 2014

The Week In Pop: At The On The Run Tour, Beyoncé Runs Circles Around Jay Z

At what point does going on co-headlining tours with his visionary friends and lovers cease to benefit Jay Z? Throughout much of 2011 and 2012, Jay shared the stage with Kanye West on the Watch The Throne Tour, a road show that leaned more toward Yeezy's avant-garde fixations than Jay's "I'm a business, man" combinatio… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 17, 2014

MTV Announces 2014 VMA Nominees

There weren't exactly a ton of iconic, widely seen music videos this past year, and even if there were, it probably wouldn't matter, since MTV gave its Video Of The Year to Justin Timberlake's totally undistinguished "Mirrors" video last year. Nonetheless, the former music-video giant has done its best to round up some big video… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 17, 2014

Photos: Beyoncé And Jay Z On The Run Tour @ Sun Life Stadium, Miami 6/25/14

Last night Beyoncé and Jay Z kicked off their On The Run Tour in Miami. The couple switched back and forth between their respective songs over the course of a sprawling 43-song performance. Check out some photos above and the epic setlist below. More »

By: Miles Bowe / June 26, 2014

Read Beyoncé’s Tribute To Michael Jackson On The 5th Anniversary Of His Death

Today marks the fifth anniversary of Michael Jackson's death and Beyoncé has shared some words on her website about what the pop artist meant to her. Read what she had to say below:… More »

By: James Rettig / June 25, 2014

The Week In Pop: Presenting The Mid-2014 Pop Superlatives

Seeing as we gave you a mid-year countdown of 2014's best albums so far earlier this week, now seems like a good time to step back and assess the best and worst of what the pop sphere has given us this year. More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 19, 2014
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