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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 will be… More »

By: James Rettig / August 24, 2014 - 3:51 pm

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 - 6:57 pm

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 - 5:44 pm

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 performedMore »

By: James Rettig / August 7, 2014 - 9:59 am

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, Tei Shi kee… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 5, 2014 - 5:11 pm

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 in the… More »

By: James Rettig / August 4, 2014 - 7:03 pm

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 - 8:59 am

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 great… More »

By: James Rettig / August 3, 2014 - 11:02 am

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 the… More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 24, 2014 - 10:56 am

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 - 3:22 pm

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 - 10:56 am

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 - 3:48 pm

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 - 9:09 pm

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 - 3:41 pm

Michelle Williams (Feat. Beyoncé & Kelly Rowland) – “Say Yes” Video

On her new uptempo gospel jam “Say Yes,” the former Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams rounded up guest vocals from Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland, the two other members of the best-known Destiny’s Child lineup. (It’s not the best Destiny’s Child lineup; that would be the Writing’s On The Wall one, which didn’t include Williams.) “Say… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 18, 2014 - 12:44 pm

Owen Pallett Explains Why Recent Hits By Ariana Grande, Haim, And Beyoncé Are So Likable

One of the things Owen Pallett mentioned when we spoke with him about his great new In Conflict is that he doesn’t want to make a habit of breaking down the music theory behind pop hits as he did for Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream,” Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky,” and Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance.” But it… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 3, 2014 - 1:59 pm

The Week In Pop: Is Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse As Ridiculous As Expected?

I was prepared to ridicule Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse mercilessly. The title is preposterous, obviously; nobody says “chanteuse” except music critics too lazy to spend 15 seconds on thesaurus.com, and no one who spent part of this album’s gestation period judging American Idol can really be described as “elusive.” Then there wa… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 29, 2014 - 4:31 pm

The Week In Pop: Ain’t Paramore Fun?

The question is not so much “How did Paramore end up on American Idol?” as “Why did it take them so long to get there?” As I explained at length last month, the Warped Tour scene that carried Hayley Williams and company to stardom was very much a pop star delivery system, and if anyone… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 22, 2014 - 4:08 pm

Michelle Williams – “Say Yes!” (Feat. Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, & Solange)

Even though the Knowles sisters say everything’s fine in the aftermath of Elevatorgate, let’s not be naïve. But leave it to Destiny’s Child to bring them together again: While this was no doubt recorded before the incident, the latest track from Michelle Williams’ upcoming gospel album sees her reuniting with Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland o… More »

By: James Rettig / May 21, 2014 - 9:41 pm

Watch Jay Z & Beyoncé’s Action-Packed Tour Trailer Starring Sean Penn, Emmy Rossum, Jake Gyllenhaal, Blake Lively, & More

Jay Z’s Life + Times website shared an action-packed promo trailer for the Jay and Beyoncé’s upcoming On The Run Tour that kicks off next month. It’s a glossy affair that’s fitting for two of the richest musicians in the world, featuring guest spots from Sean Penn, Don Cheadle, Jake Gyllenhaal, Blake Lively, Rashida Jones,… More »

By: James Rettig / May 18, 2014 - 2:01 pm
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