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Beyoncé Responds To Criticism Of Challenger Disaster Sample

We’ve already counted down the biggest beefs of the year (not including Azealia Banks), but it’s not too late to cover one final mini-controversy before we close the books on 2013. Beyoncé’s certified platinum “visual album” has spent multiple weeks at #1 and was hailed as an artistic triumph everywhere except Target and Amazon. Now… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 31, 2013 - 12:33 pm

Watch Beyoncé Answer Fan Questions In NYC And Visit A Walmart In Tewksbury

After surprising the world by dropping her staggering self-titled album, and after absolutely owning popular culture for the last week and a half, Beyoncé appeared at New York’s School Of Visual Arts over the weekend. She was there for a screening of all the videos from BEYONCÉ, but she also took a few minutes to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 23, 2013 - 11:47 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The first question we found ourselves faced with when compiling this list of the week’s five best songs was pretty simple: Should we just pick our five favorite songs from BEYONCÉ? Would any other list be honest? As Tom wrote in his great Premature Evaluation, “There’s some chance that Beyoncé’s new self-titled album is the… More »

By: Stereogum / December 20, 2013 - 2:37 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I don’t know if you guys knew this, but there are 17 new Beyoncé videos this week. A lot of them are awesome, too. In fact, I had fully expected to write this column about nothing but the five best videos from BEYONCÉ. The one problem with that: You have to actually buy the album,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 20, 2013 - 1:42 pm

Beyoncé – “Grown Woman” Video

A week ago, Beyoncé dropped 17 new videos on the world in the form of her new “visual album” BEYONCÉ, which rules by all non-visual album standards. Thus far, she’s kept most of those videos off the internet, only posting a few — like “Drunk In Love” and “XO” — while her team scrubs all… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 19, 2013 - 3:20 pm

BEYONCÉ Breaks Sales Records (But Won’t Be Sold At Target, Amazon)

UPDATE: BEYONCÉ, which sold over a million copies on iTunes in less than a week, won’t be stocked on Amazon either. According to Billboard, Amazon is not happy about the preferential treatment given to Apple and may be “considering further reprisals” against Sony and Columbia for not allowing pre-sales. BEYONCÉ is available in Amazon’s digital… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 18, 2013 - 9:58 am

Beyoncé – “XO” Video

Looks like the videos from Beyoncé’s self-titled “visual album” are making their way to YouTube one by one. As Tom explains, they’re all fantastic, so, good deal! We already saw the Jay Z duet “Drunk In Love” today; hot on its heels is Terry Richardson’s clip for “XO,” which finds Bey and hundreds of other… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 16, 2013 - 3:56 pm

Premature Evaluation: Beyoncé BEYONCÉ

There’s some chance that Beyoncé’s new self-titled album is the best album that anyone has released in 2013. I don’t want to overstate things here; it’s not perfect. Jay Z’s verse on “Drunk In Love” is pretty bad, and it’s pretty inconsiderate that he couldn’t show up when Beyoncé was nice enough to record a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 16, 2013 - 2:25 pm

Beyoncé (Feat. Jay Z) – “Drunk In Love” Video

Beyoncé brought much delight to everyone (even those of us who already published our best albums lists) when she released her stunning 17-song visual album Beyoncé by surprise around midnight EST last Thursday. As Billboard reports, the album racked up more than 430,000 in sales (and a whopping 80,000 in its first three hours online,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 16, 2013 - 12:53 pm

Beyoncé Just Released A Surprise Album

Bey just surprised everyone by releasing her self-titled fifth solo album exclusively on iTunes. The BEYONCÉ “visual album” includes 14 songs — featuring musical collaborations with Jay Z, Drake, Frank Ocean, Pharrell Williams, Timbaland, Michelle Williams, Kelly Rowland, Justin Timberlake, Blue Ivy, The-Dream, Sia, Miguel, Hit-Boy, Caroline Polachek, Noah “40” Shebib, and others — and… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 13, 2013 - 12:31 am

Jay Z & Beyoncé Plan To Go Vegan

Today is Jay Z’s 44th birthday, and last night, he posted a note on his Life + Times website claiming that he and his wife Beyoncé are making a life change, at least temporarily: They’re going fully vegan for 22 days. It would be pretty amazing if they’d come to this change of heart because… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 4, 2013 - 10:19 am

Photos: Made In America 2013

The second annual Budweiser Made In America festival, which is curated by Jay-Z, took place over the weekend in Philadelphia with performances by Phoenix, Beyoncé, HAIM, Dairrhea Planet, Kendrick Lamar, Queens Of The Stone Age, and Nine Inch Nails, who covered Johnny Cash (LOL jk). Check out Luis Ruiz photos from the fest in the… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 3, 2013 - 5:04 pm

Beyoncé & André 3000 – “Back To Black” (Amy Winehouse Cover)

For the upcoming soundtrack to The Great Gatsby, Beyoncé and André 3000 have collaborated for a cover of Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black.” Mark Ronson, who co-wrote the song, premiered it on his East Village Radio show last night. Stream a radio rip below. The soundtrack is out May 7 and also features Jay-Z, Florence… More »

By: Liz Pelly / April 27, 2013 - 10:14 am

Preview Beyoncé’s “Standing On The Sun” In H&M Commercial

Earlier this month, Beyoncé debuted a minute-and-a-half chunk of her new song “Grown Woman” in a Pepsi ad. Apparently, that strategy worked so well that she’s already repeated it, except this time with a different brand attached. This time, it’s 90 seconds of the sinuous “Standing On The Sun,” heard in the background of a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 25, 2013 - 9:31 am

Great Gatsby Soundtrack To Feature New Songs By Jay-Z, The xx, Lana Del Rey, Beyoncé & André 3000

As we reported earlier this year, Jay-Z had a large hand in the music component of the upcoming Baz Lurhmann’s film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. The tracklist for the soundtrack, which Jay executive produced, has been revealed and includes an eclectic array of artists. On the theme of the music, Lurhma… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 4, 2013 - 11:09 am

Preview Beyoncé’s “Grown Woman” In New Pepsi Commercial

Last month, Beyoncé effectively ripped faces off with her bizarre and excellent new single “Bow Down / I Been On.” And now she’s following that up with something that seems much more conventional: A way-more-linear new single, debuting in a Pepsi ad. The new song is the Timbaland-produced “Grown Woman,” and we hear a chunk… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 4, 2013 - 10:18 am

Beyoncé – “I Been On Remix” (Feat. Bun B, Scarface, Z-Ro, Lil Keke, Willie D & Slim Thug)

A couple of weeks ago and absolutely out of nowhere, Beyoncé released the absolutely badass and aggressively weird single “Bow Down/I Been On,” on which she rapped in a screwed-up voice and repped hard for underground Texas rap. And now, for the “I Been On” remix, she’s rounded up an absolutely staggering lineup of Texa… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 29, 2013 - 5:20 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: March 2013

Remember last month when we made a hand-wringing post about the death of the MP3 and thereby the end of the downloadable Monthly Mix? Well, fuck it — ZIP FILE BACK. Thank you for your comments and opinions! This is blog-in-action. But, we know some of you enjoyed the ease and increased songchoice represented by… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 29, 2013 - 2:19 pm

Beyoncé – “Bow Down / I Been On”

Beyoncé posted an aggressive new song to Soundcloud today, “Bow Down/I Been On.” She simultaneously posted the above photo to Instagram. Check out the song below. It was produced by Hit-Boy, who also produced Jay-Z and Kanye’s “Niggas in Paris.”… More »

By: Liz Pelly / March 17, 2013 - 7:39 pm

Watch The xx Cover Beyoncé’s “I Miss You”

Beyoncé’s “I Miss You” is one of those records that just absolutely tears at the fabric of heartache and vulnerability. It’s produced so well — starts calm and glowing and ascends into the closest thing to a well-manicured banshee cry, the layers of vocals each expressing a different tenor of pain. When Frank Ocean revealed… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / February 14, 2013 - 4:58 pm
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