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The Carters Lead 2018 MTV VMAs Nominations

July 16, 2018

The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards nominations have been announced today. Cardi B leads the noms with 10, while The Carters follow with eight. Beyonce also scored one nomination for Eminem's "Walk on Water". Beginning today, fans can vote in eight of the categories. Voting concludes Friday, August 10. The VMAs will air live from Radio City Music Hall at 9 PM on Monday, August 20.

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry”
Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)”
Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana”
The Carters – “APES**T”
Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
Drake – “God's Plan”

BEST COLLABORATION

Bebe Rexha ft. Florida Georgia Line – “Meant to Be”
Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B – “Finesse (Remix)”
The Carters – “APES**T”
Jennifer Lopez ft. DJ Khaled & Cardi B – “Dinero”
Logic ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid – “1-800-273-8255”
N.E.R.D & Rihanna – “Lemon”

On the Run II Tour in Paris (July 15)

July 16, 2018

Last night Beyonce and Jay-Z performed for the second time at the Stade de France stadium in Paris, France. This time Bey had three new costumes. The Carters performed "Apeshit" for the first time live! The singer wrote on Facebook: "Paris, thank you for two nights we won't forget!"






On the Run II Tourbook - All Photos

July 15, 2018

In the gallery you'll find photos of every single page of the On the Run II tourbook!


I also uploaded HQ photos from the photoshoot taken by Mason Poole, as well as some of his latest shots of Bey.



On the Run II Tour in Paris (July 14)

July 15, 2018

Last night Beyonce and Jay-Z performed during the On the Run II Tour at the Stade de France stadium in Paris, France. Again, Bey had two new costumes. After the show, she wrote: "Night one in Paris complete. Can't wait to see more of you tonight!"






Balmain x Beyoncé Available Now

July 14, 2018

The Balmain x Beyoncé capsule collection is available now on Shop Beyoncé!

On the Run II Tour in Barcelona (July 11)

July 13, 2018

Beyonce and Jay-Z performed during the On the Run II Tour at the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys stadium in Barcelona, Spain on July 11. After the show, Bey thanked the fans: "Barcelona! Thank you for an amazing night!"






Beyonce & Jay-Z Arrive in Barcelona for OTR II Tour Stop

July 12, 2018

Beyonce and Jay-Z were seen arriving at the airport in Barcelona, Spain on Wednesday (July 11).



LA Guerite restaurant in Cannes (July 10)

July 12, 2018

Beyonce was spotted leaving lunch at the LA Guerite restaurant in Cannes, France on Tuesday afternoon.

Beyonce and Jay-Z are throwing a World Cup viewing party

July 11, 2018

Beyonce is not about to be upstaged by a soccer game, even if it is the World Cup.

When France advanced to the World Cup final with a 1-0 victory over Belgium in Tuesday's semifinal, the win presented a potential challenge for Beyonce and Jay-Z, who are scheduled to perform their On The Run II tour in Paris the same day as the final match, July 15.

Instead of forcing their French fans to choose between a historic soccer match and a historic live show, Beyonce and Jay-Z announced Wednesday that they will host a World Cup viewing party at their Paris concert. Starting at 5 p.m, the match will play on the giant screen at the Stade de France stadium, with Bey and Jay performing later in the evening.

France will play the winner of Wednesday's semifinal game between Croatia and England.

Tickets are available for the doubleheader here.

Tina Knowles Tells ‘Corny Joke’ With Beyonce and Blue Ivy

July 11, 2018

Tina Knowles had some fun while vacationing in the South of France with her pop diva daughter and her granddaughter, Blue Ivy Carter, on Tuesday. The 64-year-old fashion designer took to Instagram to share a funny video with a little help from her famous family.

“My straight men are Blue and Beyonce,” she captioned a video of herself telling one of her “corny jokes.”

In the clip, Knowles says, “Knock, knock,” which prompts a chorus of “Who’s there?” from Beyonce and Blue in the background.

“Obama,” Knowles says, as we hear Beyonce’s voice asking, “Obama who?”

“O-ba-myselffff,” Knowles sings, adding, “This is by Beyonce. She gave me this joke.”

“Oh no, god!” Beyonce says off-camera.

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June 20, 2018

OTR II Tour Architect Reveals New Content Will Be Added To The Show

Nobody does a stadium show like Beyoncé. Back in 2016, when she was touring Lemonade, she took with her a 60-foot “monolith” to project mountainous videos at her audience – it was so big that some venues had to reduce the size of the audience in order to fit the stage. This time around, for her second On The Run tour with Jay-Z, the dynamic stage feels lighter – but it provides a number of “oh shit!” moments (not only when the couple end their show by dropping a new album, as they did on Saturday June 16 in London).

The stage is mainly constructed of two catwalks, which Bey and Jay use to perform independently of one another; at the end of the show, a giant bridge connects the two, floating over the audience as it does so. More impressive than this is the backdrop of the stage, which is dominated by two giant video screens (each of which, designer Ric Lipson tells me, is the size of “a London street”). At various points in the show, these screens split open, to reveal a four-storey structure, on which figures dance, play instruments, and sometimes create a silhouetted tableau. It’s reminiscent of the thrum of vibrant energy that Bey brought with her to this year’s Coachella performances, where she chose to perform in front of college-style bleachers packed with 120 dancers and instrumentalists, rather than the screens that usually dominate massive arena pop shows.

The show was brought to life by Stufish, a London-based entertainment architectural firm who also worked on the stage that was used for Beychella (as well as having a storied history producing shows for Lady Gaga, Queen, and U2). Dazed spoke to Stufish architect Ric Lipson about how the stage design reflected Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s narrative of forgiveness and reconciliation, why Beyoncé altered the design to accommodate a huge band, and how the show may change as it keeps travelling.

How did Stufish first come to design the stage for Beychella?

Ric Lipson: They approached us in probably October last year. For Coachella, she wanted to be on some kind of pyramid, with lots of performers. It evolved and evolved, and it became clear that it was about (about) the HBCU experience in America, about this cheerleading, dancing, marching band vibe. That was around November last year, we met with Beyoncé, and presented the Coachella design. She was very happy and thought it was probably possible to put out in the 40 minutes (we had after) the previous act – (it was) very, very ambitious, but we managed to pull it off. We spent February to April rehearsing with Coachella. And at the same time we were designing the stadium show.

What was the brief or concept they gave you for the stadium show?

Ric Lipson: It was this story of a couple that is in love, but who become separated, and they spend part of the show ringing round each other and then they find their way back to each other, and they are reunited. So the conceptual idea for the stadium show was this idea of two catwalks that would be extending deep into the audience, much further than most shows. Because stadiums are such a big place, it’s a vast, vast space to try and fill, and video screens sort of do that to a point, but there's nothing like going even further out – the ability to get the artist off the ground is magical.

They wanted a very big video screen. But unlike any other artists, who were happy with just the video screen, this video screen had to (open to reveal) the orchestra, and this real human, sculptural element. In Coachella we had 120 performers – this series of productions has been about people's bodies and musicians and talent and energy, rather than just a video screen. We wanted to capture something similar on the tour, but we couldn't take 120 people with us. And so (we created) this four-storey structure on stage, which the video screen splits (to reveal).

Conceptually, what it's (also) about is that this people live on the run, on the roads, and the division has been about that – they are separate. So you are living in a continually moving world, of hotel rooms, towers, lots of stairways and lifts that take you all over the place, conceptually. So we wanted this idea of a lot of movement. As the show evolves, and we get through to the darker stage of the show, where she gets into singing songs from Lemonade, he's singing songs from 4:44, the apology album to the anger album, so they step out and the bridge (between the catwalks) lifts up and tracks over the audience. That space becomes a magical, psychedelic, euphoric space for the people underneath. And the final part of the show is just celebration, the greatest hits.

How much did the design change throughout the process, and how involved were Bey and Jay?

Ric Lipson: They're very involved with most decisions. Some decisions are made because of artistic reasons, some decisions are made because of budgetary reasons, some decisions are made because you have to pack it up into trucks every day and take to the next city.

Beyoncé was very clear that she learned a lot of things on the Formation tour. Things worked well on the video screens, and things didn't work well. What she absolutely felt was that you didn't always want a video background, because you get lost in the ability to do anything or you don't know what to do on it. Whereas the minute you have people there and energy and real physicality, it's very individual and something no one else has done. So she's continually pushed for (the four-storey structure), which was something that came at a big expense and delayed the fabrication. It was the right thing to do, because when that wall opens up and you see that band and they're such amazing musicians and they have swagger and individuality, all those people of all shapes and sizes rocking out, it's just a very brilliant visual in a time where the world is so digital. To actually see 27 real people playing real music, it's a wonder. Most shows want to make all that noise with four people. But Beyoncé wants more people, to make it real.

We wanted the whole show to be a blend of art installation, meets an opera, meets a concert, meets a dance piece, meets architecture. We wanted it to feel much cleaner and different to a more traditional pop concert. I think the show at times is absolutely a pop concert, at other times it’s very simple and artistic. They're trying to continually redefine the genre and how you do this. That's really the narrative for what they are and what they do, and our job is to help portray that. How do you physicalise their references and their emotions?

Will the show change now as it keeps travelling? Obviously they have a new album out and will probably be performing new material now – will there be new staging?

Ric Lipson: The show will change, for sure. There'll be new content, and they will use the stage differently in those new songs. I don't think they're going to redo the whole show, because there are a lot of hits that you want to sing and there's only nine songs on the album. I don't know yet. We actually rehearsed some bits but we never put them in the show. We're on hand if there's other plots that evolve over the next few weeks. I don't imagine they'll change the main set, because once you're on the road it's really hard to make major changes. But you never know. What's beautiful about making a show is that they're an evolving organism. You as the designer, it's like having a child. You give birth to the child but you don't necessarily know how it's going to be raised. We give birth to these children and we raise them for a few weeks, and then we put them up for adoption and they grow up with a different family.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z seem like good adoptive parents to have.

Ric Lipson: Exactly. I wouldn't mind giving my children up to them.
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