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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

SNL Season Finale: Solange/Jay Z Cold Open, EDM & Pharrell Digital Shorts, St. Vincent Confounds Twitter

Tonight's SNL season 39 finale addressed the week's big viral video (Solange attacking Jay Z in an elevator, in case you forgot) right in the cold open. It was pretty good! Jay (Jay Pharoah) and Solange (Sasheer Zamata) let us know everything's cool between them, and actually if you watch the video with audio it… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 18, 2014 - 12:42 am

Beyoncé, Jay Z, Solange Release Statement About Elevator Fight

The pop cultural sphere went off its rocker earlier this week when footage surfaced of Solange physically attacking Jay Z in an elevator at New York's Standard Hotel the night of the Met Gala. Plenty of theories have emerged as to why Solange went after her brother-in-law, and today Beyoncé, Jay Z, and Solange released… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 15, 2014 - 5:28 pm

The Week In Pop: Michael Jackson’s Xscape Is Better Than Nothing

Besides deeply personal reflections, there's more or less nothing left to say about most legendary musicians in this age of universal access and infinite information. Still, in the interest of challenging assumptions, starting nerdy debates for fun, or (most likely) capturing attention someway somehow, revisionist criticism prospers. Bob Dylan's much-maligned '80s output now has itsMore »

By: Chris DeVille / May 15, 2014 - 3:01 pm

M.I.A. – “Baddygirl 2″ (Beyoncé “***Flawless” Remix)

When you've had a Beyoncé remix sitting on your hard drive for a few months, you're eventually going to want the world to hear it. It's just human nature. "***Flawless" was one of the highlights from Beyoncé's great self-titled album, and with its clipped electro-beat and its snarling intensity, it may have owed some stylistic… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 14, 2014 - 10:19 am
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