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TIDAL Announces Free Daily Livestreams with Beyonce & More

March 25, 2020

Global music and entertainment platform, TIDAL, is digging into its archives to provide music-fans free daily TIDAL-exclusive livestreams, featuring a different genre each day. Beginning Wednesday, March 25 at Noon ET, the 12-hour daily livestreams will be available to members and non-members alike on

The series will continue throughout the week and include past performances from your favorite artists within genres including Latin, Pop, Electronic, Hip Hop and R&B. Beyonce will be included in the R&B set:

Sunday (3/29) - R&B
Featuring Beyoncé, Rihanna, Ari Lennox, Trey Songz, Jorja Smith, H.E.R, and more

The free livestreams help music fans connect with their favorite artists, while still practicing social distancing. As everyone establishes new routines and norms for the foreseeable future, TIDAL has over 60 million tracks and hundreds of thousands of videos in its library and are committed to helping people through these challenging times. Whether it's learning more about artists through docu-series and in-depth interviews, reliving some of the most iconic concerts, or hosting virtual dance parties with TIDAL-playlists, TIDAL has something for music lovers of all genres.

TIDAL is offering new customers a special limited-time offer of 4 months for any plan for only $4.00 now through April 15th - new members can redeem here: Happy International Women's Day 2020

March 9, 2020

Beyonce took to her website to celebrate International Women's Day.

Time Chooses Beyoncé as 2014 Woman of the Year

March 7, 2020

Time magazine has chosen 100 "Women of the Year," selecting one trailblazing woman to represent each year from 1920 to 2019. It's a distinctive way to celebrate Women's History Month, but it's also an acknowledgement that for many years, women's contributions were systematically overlooked.

For 72 years, Time's most anticipated cover was called "Man of the Year" — until 1999, when the magazine changed the title to "Person of the Year."

Still, the male trend continued, and most of the people chosen for "Person of the Year" have been, in fact, men. So, as a reparation of sorts, Time is honoring 100 women now — from suffragists to Beyoncé, and many in between.

2014: Beyoncé Knowles-Carter Remembering Katherine Johnson

February 29, 2020

Beyonce took to her website to pay tribute to the late Katherine Johnson.

A Celebration of Life for Kobe and Gianna Bryant - Rehearsals

February 25, 2020 was updated with photos from the rehearsals for "A Celebration of Life for Kobe and Gianna Bryant". Happy Birthday Toni Morrison

February 25, 2020

Last week Beyonce posted a birthday message for Toni Morrison on her website.

Beyoncé kicks off Kobe Bryant memorial

February 24, 2020

Beyoncé, backed by a choir, kicked off the Kobe Bryant memorial at Staples Center on Monday, capping a friendship that had lasted for decades. But she stopped singing almost immediately and invited the audience to join her in song.

“I’m here because I love Kobe. And this was one of his favorite songs,” Beyoncé said as she introduced a spectral rendition of “XO,” from her 2013 self-titled album, before transitioning to “Halo,” a tearjerker from 2008’s “I Am ... Sasha Fierce.”

Olivetta restaurant in West Hollywood (February 20)

February 23, 2020

Beyonce was spotted on Thursday leaving Olivetta restaurant in West Hollywood.

Beyoncé Wins Seven NAACP Image Awards

February 22, 2020

The winners of the 51st NAACP Image Awards were announced yesterday and Beyonce won in a total of seven categories!

Outstanding Soundtrack/Compilation Album - "The Lion King: The Gift"
Outstanding Variety (Series or Special) - "Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé"
Outstanding Song - Traditional - "Spirit"
Outstanding Album - "Homecoming: The Live Album"
Outstanding Song - Contemporary - "Before I Let Go"
Outstanding Female Artist
Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration - "Brown Skin Girl"

The show will air live on BET on February 22 at 8/7c. Happy Birthday Kelly Rowland

February 12, 2020

Beyonce posted a birthday message for Kelly Rowland on her website.

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July 21, 2019

Inside "The Lion King: The Gift"

Yemi Alade had a cold.

Last month, the Nigerian star, who recently passed the one-million-subscribers mark on YouTube, flew to Los Angeles to work on a project by Beyoncé. But when Alade landed, she discovered she no longer had a singing voice. “I couldn’t understand what had happened to me,” she says. “I could talk, but I couldn’t even hit the lowest key.”

Panicked, she immediately went into full recovery mode. “I went for a steaming so I could get more moisture,” Alade recalls. “I jacked up on vitamin C. I went in on lemon and ginger. I felt like an herbalist, I was going in on everything.”

When Alade hit the studio the next morning, “the excitement awoke my voice” — she could sing. As a result, she appears twice on Beyoncé‘s The Lion King: The Gift, which is both a companion album to accompany the release of a new version of Disney’s famous film from 1994 and a tribute to several strains of contemporary African pop from one of the United States’ biggest stars. Alade is joined by other Nigerian luminaries: Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Tekno, Mr. Eazi, and Wizkid. Beyoncé also looked beyond Nigeria as well, recruiting Shatta Wale (Ghana), Salatiel (Cameroon), Moonchild Sanelly (South Africa), and Busiswa (also South Africa) to contribute to The Gift.

Artists and producers involved in the album believe it will be a major boost for their international footprint — especially in America, the world’s biggest music market, which has been far less welcoming to African artists than the U.K. or France. “There have been samples here and there, things like Drake and Wizkid collaborating ,” says Guilty Beatz, the Ghanian producer who worked on three different tracks from The Gift. “But it’s just been little things. Now that Beyoncé released a whole album, this will open the gateway.”

Word of The Gift started to spread in the music industry at the end of spring. “Mid-may we started hearing rumblings of Beyoncé working on a Lion King project,” says James Supreme, an A&R at Universal Music Publishing Group. “One of our colleagues, Ari Gelaw, has a great relationship with Beyoncé‘s A&R, Mariel Gomerez. We reached out, and Mariel opened her arms.”

Supreme put Gomerez in touch with a young writer-producer named Michael Uzowuru, a first-generation Nigerian American whose credit list includes Frank Ocean’s Blonde and Jorja Smith’s Lost & Found. “There was a very specific vision , and Michael really knows how to execute a vision,” Supreme says. That vision, according to Salatiel, was to make the album “very African.” “ insisted on having the African spirit on it,” Salatiel adds.

Sureeta Nayyar — who does international A&R for UMPG and has a keen ear for Nigerian acts — also entered into conversations with Beyoncé‘s team. “As a company, we have a really strong international presence, with Burna Boy being the most significant African artist right now,” Nayyar says. “We were jumping on a moving train,” she continues, but Burna Boy ended up being one of the few artists other than Beyoncé to get a solo showcase on The Gift.

Much of The Gift came together in a studio complex in Los Angeles. “For almost two months, Michael went to the studio every single day,” Supreme says. “The way he put it was there were so many different rooms, with creatives cycling in and out.” “There were several studios, and every room had a theme,” Alade adds.

Many of the artists who worked on The Gift are cagey about the details of its creation thanks to what one participant calls an “ironclad NDA.” But several of the African singers and producers traveled to L.A. to oversee songs in person. When Burna Boy arrived at the studio, he watched the trailer for The Lion King reboot to get into the right mindset before writing “Ja Ara E.” “It’s a new Lion King where actually look like lions,” he says. “I hadn’t seen that — it tripped me out. The management team was there give me one or two notes; they had to tell me what was going on.”

Guilty Beatz also flew out from London for a five-day stint on the West Coast working on instrumentals. “I didn’t know who would end up on which song,” he says. But the producer knew what he wanted his beats to sound like: “I’m Ghanaian, so I wanted to bring that cultural sound highlife.”

Compared to the programmed pulse of contemporary Nigerian afrobeats, “highlife is more guitar-based, slower, with shakers and more percussion elements like congas and bongos,” Guilty Beatz explains. This influence creeps into two of the most effective beats on The Gift: “Find Your Way Back,” with its featherweight guitar riffs, co-produced by Bubele Boii, and most of all in “Keys to the Kingdom,” where languid verses give way to an insistent, jabbing hook.

The South African producer DJ Lag also spent a week in L.A. tinkering with “My Power,” which channels the style known as gqom. Unlike gentle highlife and swaying, mid-tempo afrobeats, gqom is skeletal, smacking music set around 126 beats per minute. DJ Lag sent six instrumentals to Beyoncé ahead of time; the singer took two of them. When he got to L.A., “they already had chosen what they wanted,” he says. “The only thing I did at the studio was work with the voices and add Busiswa’s part on the beat.”

By the time Alade arrived in L.A. in June — and recovered her voice — she says Beyoncé had already amassed a stockpile of around 150 songs. “There was a huge board with all of the artists that were supposed to be a part of the project,” she recalls. Alade was armed with “some songs that were not going to make it onto my upcoming album;” Beyoncé’s team “also played some ideas that they had,” including early versions of “Don’t Jealous Me” and “My Power,” the album’s two most propulsive tracks. Alade hopped on both.

For Alade, the timing of The Gift is fortuitous: She has a new album, Woman of Steel, arriving before the end of the summer. The same is true for Burna Boy, who will release African Giant next week, and DJ Lag, who released the Steam Rooms EP with Okzharp on Friday.

The Gift is also a shrewdly timed release for Beyoncé, who gets to embrace and elevate styles of music that are currently rising in popularity around the globe, even if they have not yet crashed into the American mainstream. Beyoncé now plays a role in potentially pushing some of this music into places it has not yet reached.

Uzowuru sees Beyoncé’s latest album as an afrobeats starter-kit for curious listeners. “This will give a great reference point for people to get into that music who haven’t before,” he says. “People need something like this to understand the rhythm, the melodies, the grooves. Beyoncé made a great job of making it accessible.”

Alade calls The Gift “yet another awakening, another step in the right direction.” Collaborative albums like this one have “advantages on both sides, for the U.S. and for Africa,” the singer says.

But there is still more work to do. “The idea,” Alade adds, “is to close the gap.”