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The Carters Nominated at the 2019 NAACP Image Awards

February 14, 2019

Nominations for the 2019 NAACP Image Awards were announced on Wednesday (February 13). Beyoncé and JAY-Z, a.k.a. The Carters, have been nominated for three awards in the music categories, including Outstanding Album. Earlier, Queen Bey also received a solo nomination for Entertainer of the Year.

The 2019 NAACP Awards are scheduled to take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on March 30. The ceremony will air live on TV One.

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration
“A Good Night” – John Legend feat. BloodPop
“All The Stars” – Black Panther – Kendrick Lamar, SZA
“Could’ve Been” – H.E.R., Bryson Tiller
“Finesse (Remix)” – Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B
“Everything Is Love” – The Carters

Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album
APESHIT – The Carters
Could’ve Been – H.E.R. feat. Bryson Tiller
Finesse (Remix) – Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B
This Is America – Childish Gambino
All The Stars – Kendrick Lamar, SZA

The Carters Win Grammy Award For ‘Everything Is Love’

February 11, 2019

Beyoncé and Jay-Z won a Grammy Award for Best Urban Contemporary Album for their collaboration “Everything Is Love.”

The Recording Academy announced the award shortly before the 61st annual Grammy Awards ceremony kicked off on Sunday. The power couple, who record together as The Carters, released the joint album this past June.

The “Everything Is Love” duo was also nominated for Best R&B Performance for “Summer,” and Best Music Video for “Apeshit.”

The couple did not attend the ceremony this year.

Beyonce Nominated For NAACP Entertainer Of The Year

February 8, 2019

Voting opens today for the 50TH NAACP IMAGE AWARDS - NAACP ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR Award, the winner to be revealed during the two-hour special airing live on TV One, Saturday, March 30, 2019 from the Dolby Theatre. The five nominees are: Beyoncé, Chadwick Boseman, Ryan Coogler, Regina King, and LeBron James.

The voting is open to the general public beginning today by visiting the NAACP IMAGE AWARDS website https://www.naacpimagewards.net - the only place to vote for 50TH NAACP IMAGE AWARDS - NAACP ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR. Voting closes on March 4, 2019.

Shop Beyoncé 2019 Valentine's Day Collection

January 30, 2019

A new Valentine's Day collection was just released on Shop Beyoncé!

The-Dream suggests Beyoncé is working on new music

January 25, 2019

The-Dream was Ebro Darden's guest on Hot 97 on Friday, dropping in to the radio show to discuss Ménage à Trois: Sextape Vol. 1, 2, 3., the triple album he released late last year. Talk inevitably turned to the number of projects The-Dream works on for other artists though, chiefly what Rihanna and Beyoncé are up to next.

Asked about Beyoncé, Dream said she is "doing something." Pushed for further details he admitted he hadn't communicated directly to her about what it is that's in the pipeline. "I haven't talked to her about it," he said. "I've spoken to the team about it because it's just being coordinated."

Beyonce & Donald Glover to sing 'Can You Feel The Love Tonight'

January 24, 2019

A Beyonce and Donald Glover duet is in the works.

Actor Billy Eichner confirmed that the two artists will be singing Can You Feel The Love Tonight in The Lion King remake.

Appearing on the latest episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Eichner confirmed that Knowles and Glover will be singing the 1994 remake of the song for the movie.

"Timon and Pumbaa start singing "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" and then it segue-ways into Beyonce and Donald Glover singing", said Eichner.

Eichner will voice Timon's character, while Beyonce and Glover will play Nala and Simba respectively.

Disney announced that the live-action remake of the classic animation will be in cinemas in July.

The Carters nominated at the 2019 Brit Awards

January 13, 2019

The Carters received one nomination for the 2019 Brit Awards ahead of the February 20th awards show at London’s O2 Arena. See who they're competing against below.

International Group
Brockhampton
The Carters
First Aid Kit
Nile Rodgers & Chic
Twenty One Pilots

University of Redlands to Host Groundbreaking 'Beyoncé Mass'

January 11, 2019

On Jan. 21, 2019, the University of Redlands, a private liberal arts and professional university in Southern California, will welcome the "Beyoncé Mass" to its main campus in Redlands, California. The worship service uses the music and life of Beyoncé as a tool to cultivate an empowering conversation about Black women — their lives, bodies, and voices — while creating an event with story, scripture, and song that calls for the liberation of all people.

The event will make up a part of the commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the University of Redlands, which will also include a series of community service gatherings and musical offerings. Created, led by, and based on the scholarship of, Reverend Yolanda Norton, the H. Eugene Farlough Chair of Black Church Studies and assistant professor of Old Testament at San Francisco Theological Seminary, the Beyoncé Mass drew about 1,000 people at its inaugural event at San Francisco's historic Grace Cathedral in April 2018.

"Beyoncé Mass is a Christian worship service that is open to all," stated Rev. Norton. "This is not a ceremony deifying Beyoncé. The premise of this service is that if we look at the personal life, career trajectory, music, and public persona of Beyoncé, so much of her life reflects aspects of Black women's stories."

The initial public Beyoncé Mass included in its liturgy the use of Destiny Child's Survivor as an introduction to speak to the enduring spirit of Black women and the capacity for all people to overcome oppression and discrimination. Additionally, the service included readings and a sermon by Rev. Norton.

Beyonce and Jay-Z Help Louvre Museum Break Visitor Record

January 4, 2019

The Louvre in Paris, the world's most visited museum, received a record 10.2 million visitors in 2018, numbers boosted by a video clip shot by Beyonce amid its paintings and sculptures.

The Louvre also mentioned in a statement Thursday the success of its flagship exhibition on French master Delacroix as a reason for the record.

The "Apeshit" video of Beyonce and husband Jay-Z, featuring the Mona Lisa and other world-famous artworks, has been viewed over 146 million times on YouTube.

The museum noted a significant rise in foreign visitors — almost three-quarters of total visitor numbers — mostly from the United States, China, other European countries and Brazil.

Tourism in the French capital has rebounded since 2017 after a sharp fall following 2015 terror attacks.

Beyoncé & JAY-Z Write Introduction To Plant-Based Lifestyle Book

January 1, 2019

JAY-Z and Beyoncé are encouraging everyone to take part in the plant-based food revolution.

In an introduction for the new book The Greenprint: Plant-Based Diet, Best Body, Better World, by Marco Borges, Beyoncé’s trainer, the couple open up about how parenthood changed their outlook on life — including the food they eat.

“Having children has changed our lives more than anything else,” they wrote. “We used to think of health as a diet – some worked for us, some didn’t. Once we looked at health as the truth, instead of a diet, it became a mission for us to share that truth and lifestyle with as many people as possible.”

Read the full introduction below!

The Carters Nominated for Three Grammys

December 7, 2018

Nominations for the 2019 Grammy Awards were announced on Friday morning. The Carters have been nominated in three categories. This year the ceremony is slated for February 10.

Best R&B Performance
LONG AS I LIVE - Toni Braxton
SUMMER - The Carters
Y O Y - Lalah Hathaway
BEST PART - H.E.R. Featuring Daniel Caesar
FIRST BEGAN - PJ Morton

Best Urban Contemporary Album
EVERYTHING IS LOVE - The Carters
THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT - Chloe x Halle
CHRIS DAVE AND THE DRUMHEDZ - Chris Dave And The Drumhedz
WAR & LEISURE - Miguel
VENTRILOQUISM - Meshell Ndegeocello

Best Music Video
APES*** - The Carters
THIS IS AMERICA - Childish Gambino
I’M NOT RACIST - Joyner Lucas
PYNK - Janelle Monáe
MUMBO JUMBO - Tierra Whack

On the Run II Tour Nominated at the 2019 Pollstar Awards

December 3, 2018

Pollstar has announced the nominees for the 30th annual Pollstar Awards honoring the top achievers in the live entertainment industry. The ceremony will conclude the 30th annual Pollstar Live! Conference, which runs Feb. 11-13 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. The awards, presented by Live Nation, recognize the most successful artists, executives, venues, events and companies in the thriving global live entertainment business.

Beyonce and Jay-Z's On the Run II Tour has been nominated in two categories:

Major Tour of the Year
Ed Sheeran | ÷ Tour
Taylor Swift | Taylor Swift reputation Stadium Tour
Bruno Mars | 24K Magic World Tour
Beyoncé & Jay-Z | On The Run II Tour
Drake | Aubrey & The Three Amigos Tour
U2 | eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour

Best Hip-Hop/R&B
Drake | Aubrey & The Three Amigos Tour
Beyoncé & Jay-Z | On The Run II Tour
Post Malone | Beerbongs & Bentleys Tour
Travis Scott | Astroworld: Wish You Were Here Tour
Top Dawg Entertainment (Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock & More) | The Championship Tour
Childish Gambino | This Is America Tour

Bey and Jay restrict Global Citizen performance broadcast

November 30, 2018

In an effort to keep their performance exclusive for those who have earned their tickets to attend the Global Citizen Festival on Sunday 2 December, Beyonce and Jay Z have restricted the broadcasting of their set.

Those watching the show via SABC, DSTV or the YouTube live stream will only be able to see the first 25 minutes of their performance.

Everything else will be broadcast on DSTV’s pop up channel 199 throughout the day.

There will be repeats of the concert and the additional shows on DStv channel 199 on Monday 3, Tuesday 4, and Wednesday 5 of December.

New Additions to Shop Beyoncé Holiday Collection

November 24, 2018

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Shop Beyoncé Holiday 2018 Collection

November 19, 2018

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Beyonce Takes Full Control of Ivy Park Clothing Line

November 15, 2018

Beyonce's Parkwood has cut ties with British retail magnate Philip Green, ending a 50/50 partnership that culminated in the launch of her athleisure clothing brand Ivy Park.

Green has recently been accused of sexual harassment, bullying and racial abuse of staff at his companies. He was named in parliament last month as having taken steps to prevent publication of the allegations. The billionaire owns the Arcadia Group, parent of Topshop, which reportedly owned half of Ivy Park.

"After discussions of almost a year, Parkwood has acquired 100 percent of the Ivy Park brand," Ivy Park said in a statement, adding that Topshop stores will fulfill any existing orders for Ivy Park clothing.

The deal was originally reported by the Financial Times. Financial details were not disclosed.

The Topshop-backed line of fashion-forward bodysuits, leggings, crop tops and other sporty gear made its debut in March 2016, "creating a new kind of performance wear: modern essentials for both on and off the field," the company said at the time.

Subsequent marketing campaigns have featured SZA, Black-ish star Yara Shahidi and model Sophie Koella, among others.

'Star Is Born' Producer on Why Beyonce, Clint Eastwood Remake Never Happened

November 11, 2018

With the success of Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut, A Star is Born, it’s hard to imagine any other actors portraying the roles of Jack and Ally other than Cooper and Lady Gaga. But at one point in time, Beyonce and Clint Eastwood were the stars of the show.

“There was a moment where that was the best version of the movie and then all of a sudden, Beyonce got pregnant. Do we wait?” Bill Gerber, the film’s producer told The Hollywood Reporter. “She was amazing about all this stuff. She always understood if we were going to take a different direction. And then Clint went off and did another movie.”

Speaking on the first meeting of Beyonce and Eastwood, Gerber explained, “I’m sitting there thinking, ‘I think I’m watching something historic about to happen,’ and then it didn’t. It’s just the movie business.”

Ivy Park Resort 2018 Collection

November 2, 2018

Ivy Park Resort 2018 is available now! Shop the new collection.

Beyoncé nominated at the 2018 Soul Train Awards

October 27, 2018

The 2018 Soul Train Awards is going down next month. The nominees were recently unveiled on Thursday (Oct. 25), and Beyonce is up for two awards. The ceremony will air on Nov. 25, on BET and BET HER.

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist
Beyoncé
Ella Mai
H.E.R.
Mariah Carey
SZA

Rhythm & Bars Award (Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year)
Cardi B – “I Like It” featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin
Childish Gambino – “This is America”
DJ Khaled – “No Brainer” featuring Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper and Quavo
Drake – “In My Feelings”
The Carters – “Apeshit”

Roseivyou Instagram account isn’t secretly for Beyoncé

October 24, 2018

Earlier this week, the mysterious Roseivyou Instagram account popped up leaving many to speculate it was a major hint that a new Beyoncé is on the way; a few guesses being a Netflix special and even a joint album with Kelly Rowland.

With the Queen's love of hints (like 2015 Instagram posts with lemons during a time she would likely have been working on 2016's Lemonade), it made sense to many that something was going on, coupled with a video Kelly Rowland posted of herself singing along to an unreleased track with the lyrics "Rose petals at my feet," and rose emojis in the video's caption just a week before the account showed up. A source close to Beyoncé tells The FADER, however, that this account has nothing to do with the singer.

Fans have been deconstructing the page and its posts in the last few days, figuring out that the vocals in the snippet are actually from Beyonce's "Grown Woman", despite the account amassing over 23k followers in just a few days.

I guess we can all unfollow now.

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In the most recent Rolling Stone cover story, former White Stripes frontman Jack White revealed the existence of an unreleased version of Beyonce’s “Daddy Lessons.”

White spoke openly of his collaborations with Beyonce, saying the two were supposed to take to Saturday Night Live to perform "Don't Hurt Yourself" -- the searing cut from Lemonade that explicitly referred to Jay-Z’s infidelity, laced with White's cryptic guitar keys -- though the plan never came to fruition.

He also revealed another unreleased collab with Queen Bey, saying the singer had requested an (even more) country-inspired version of “Daddy Lessons,” citing blues musician Seasick Steve as the alternate arrangement’s inspiration. White was impressed by the request, but his version of the song remained unused on Lemonade.
Jay-Z and Beyonce announced dates for their “On the Run II” stadium tour. Kicking off Wednesday, June 6 in Cardiff, UK, the international outing will stop in 15 cities across the UK and Europe, with the 21-date North American leg beginning July 25 in Cleveland. The full itinerary can be found below.

The tour is presented by Live Nation Global Touring in association with Beyonce’s Parkwood Entertainment and Jay’s Roc Nation. Tickets will go on sale to the general public starting Monday, March 19 at LiveNation.com and “all usual outlets,” according to a press release announcing the tour. On-sale dates and times vary (full on-sale schedule provided below).

Citi is the official credit card for the OTR II tour and cardmembers will have a pre-sale opportunity for show dates in the United States, Europe and the UK. For performances going on sale on March 19 in the US and Europe, Citi cardmembers may purchase tickets beginning March 14 at noon through March 17 at 5pm. For concerts in the United Kingdom, Sweden and Poland, Citi cardmembers may access tickets starting March 19 at noon through March 22 at 5pm prior to the general on-sale on March 23. Beginning March 14 at 9am in North America and 10am in the UK and Europe (all times local), members of the Beyhive and Tidal subscribers will have a pre-sale opportunity for all dates.




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JAY-Z and Beyonce are indeed touring this summer, two sources tell Billboard, despite the swift, mysterious removal of an announcement on Ticketmaster and Facebook (March 5) for their On The Run 2 tour.

A hold for the tour had been placed at a number of North American stadiums, one of the sources said.

Speculation about a Bey + Jay tour had been rampant since Feb. 22 when a fan spotted U.K. and North American landing pages for a 2018 stadium tour on Ticketmaster, which were also quickly erased after being publicized. The famous couple last toured together in 2014 for the On The Run tour and their 2018 outing is being billed as a sequel to that 19-show jaunt. Tuesday’s revelation comes via screen grab of Beyonce’s Facebook page, showing a July 30 concert in Philadelphia at Lincoln Financial Field. Once discovered, both the Ticketmaster and Facebook information was deleted.

Billboard has reached out to Live Nation but the concert promoter did not comment. Last year JAY-Z renewed his contract with Live Nation, which is likely promoting the On The Run 2 tour.

One of the delays behind the On The Run 2 tour announcement could be Beyonce's upcoming appearance at Coachella, April 14 and 21. In the past, Coachella organizer Goldenvoice has required headliner artists to hold off until after the festival to announce new tour dates.

Waiting until April 22 (the Monday after Coachella) would give her 98 days to announce, sell tickets and market the Philadelphia show, which would be shorter than the window needed for most stadium tours, but would probably be enough time since there is likely to be strong demand for the co-headlining show. There's also the possibility the leak was a planned marketing stunt to generate buzz for the event and remind fans to set aside a few dollars, especially with a busy 2018 summer taking shape with stadium jaunts for Dead and Company, Pearl Jam, Ed Sheeran and Def Leppard with Journey.
Looks like Beyonce is about to announce a tour with Jay-Z! The singer's Facebook page was updated with a new event - Beyoncé & Jay-z - On The Run 2. The concert is set to take place on July 30 at the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. Tickets will be available on Ticketmaster.

Sale Dates and Times:

Public Onsale : Mon, 12 Mar 2018 at 10:00 AM
Artist/Tidal Pre-sales : Tue, 6 Mar 2018 at 10:00 AM
Partner Pre-sale : Wed, 7 Mar 2018 at 10:00 AM
LN Presale : Fri, 9 Mar 2018 at 10:00 AM

UPDATE: The event and Ticketmaster page have been both deleted so it looks like we'll just have to wait and see what they're planning!
Attending the Oscars may haven been the opportunity of a lifetime, but there was an even cooler and more exclusive event happening after the awards show — Beyoncé and Jay-Z threw an afterparty at the Chateau Marmont in L.A.

The party was to celebrate singer Mary J. Blige, who was nominated for two Academy Awards — as Best Supporting Actress in Mudbound, as well as for her song from the movie, “Mighty River.” (She’s the first person ever to earn an Oscar nomination for both an acting performance and an original song in the same film.)

The event was held in the underground garage of the hotel on Sunset Boulevard and an insider tells Us Weekly that security was already tight hours before the soiree kicked off on Sunday, March 4.

“The underground garage of the Chateau Marmont has been transformed into a very classy, old-school Hollywood glamor lounge,” the insider says. “There was a huge crystal chandelier hanging from the center of the garage. Black carpet has been laid down with white booths set against the wall to give guests plenty of room to dance. There was also a classic two-door coupe sports car in the center of the room.”

The insider tells Us that guests at the party, which started at about 11:30 p.m., entered and exited the celebration via a walkway that has been shielded with blackout curtains.

“They already blocked off the driveway,” a second source told Us before the event. “A lot of hotel guests are mad.”

The music power couple hosted 150 guests at the bash and the invite said, “No sitting, you have to be up and dancing.”
Beyoncé is going vegan (again!) to get performance ready for Coachella 2018.

The singer, who is taking to the Coachella stage in April, announced on Facebook Friday that she is returning to her 22 Days Nutrition plan in preparation.

“We have 44 days until Coachella!! Vegan Time!! Click the link to join me!! Mealplanner.22daysnutrition.com” Beyoncé captioned a photo of her fancy avocado toast as part of the plant-based food challenge which she co-founded in 2015.

Queen Bey also shared the first sneak peeks inside her Coachella rehearsals.

The newly released Documentary "Girls Tyme - Making a Child of Destiny (The Andretta Tillman Story)," shares never before seen interviews from key people who influenced Beyoncé and Destiny's Child on their rise to fame. The documentary includes clips of rare unseen performance footage of the Flawless star and the rest of her Girls Tyme crew.

Produced from largely previously unreleased footage and personal interviews, the documentary examines Andretta Tillman's life as the driving force in launching Queen Beyoncé and Destiny's Child's legendary careers, as well as many other Houstonian artists, who also rose to fame under Andretta's management.

"We felt an obligation to show the world the true impact of Andretta's irreplaceable contribution to the success of Queen Bey and her Destiny's Child band mates. We opened the vault of Andretta Tillman's estate to provide the viewer with an understanding that, what you see Beyoncé and Destiny's Child doing on stage today, was rooted in them through Andretta's irreplaceable influence and tutelage, from way back in the early 1990's as young ladies in Girls Tyme. Where they are today, is a direct result of the solid foundation Andretta Tillman taught them." cited Executive Producer of the documentary, Brian "Kenny" Moore (from whose book the documentary evolved).

"We at Dousic are delighted to have secured a partnership with Amazon to ensure the documentary reaches the masses. We are giving Beyoncé and Destiny's Child fans an up-close look at the excitement, distresses and sacrifices made to elevate the band to stardom, by revealing the hidden part of their story of Andretta's enormous contribution and sacrifice that has not been told, or has hitherto been omitted," said Michael Ferguson, Executive VP of Dousic Media Group.

The documentary features interviews with Gospel great Kathy Taylor, Original Girls Tyme/Destiny's Child members Nina and Niki Taylor. Former Co-manager Kenny Moore, Hip Hop Producer Cory Mo, Former Rap a Lot recording group Flajj, Destiny's Child first choreographer Harlon Bell, and members of Andretta Tillman's family.

Rent or buy the documentary on Amazon now!
The pair created one of the most memorable movie soundtracks ever for The Lion King 25 years ago.

And now Sir Elton John will be returning to the studio with theatre legend Tim Rice — as well as superstar Beyonce — for Disney’s live-action remake.

The Sun revealed last month that Bey had reached out to Elton to ask if they could work on the soundtrack together and now the Rocket Man has confirmed that they intend to collaborate on a new song for the eagerly anticipated movie.

In an exclusive interview, Elton told the Sun: “They need to have a new end credits song.

"There’s going to be four of our songs in the film, from the original: Can You Feel The Love Tonight? Hakuna Matata, I Just Can’t Wait To Be King and Circle of Life.

“And then there will be an end, closing song, and we’ve been speaking to Beyonce’s people and hopefully Tim and I and her can cook up something.

“That’s going out in 2019 as well. And it will be great to work with her. So we will see.”
Beyoncé has emerged as one of this year's Billboard Latin Music Awards nominees.

The global icon scored seven nods, thanks to "Mi Gente," her hit collaboration with Latin star J Balvin:

Crossover Artist of the Year:
Beyonce
Justin Bieber
Little Mix
Ed Sheeran

Hot Latin Song of the Year:
J Balvin & Willy William Featuring Beyonce, “Mi Gente”
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber, “Despacito”
Maluma, “Felices Los 4”
Wisin Featuring Ozuna, “Escapate Conmigo”

Hot Latin Song of the Year, Vocal Event:
J Balvin & Willy William Featuring Beyonce, “Mi Gente”
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber, “Despacito”
Shakira Featuring Maluma, “Chantaje”
Wisin Featuring Ozuna, “Escapate Conmigo”
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With his 70th birthday just around the corner, Andrew Lloyd Webber is letting all the memories flood back with a special retrospective release.

Barbra Streisand, Beyoncé, Lana Del Rey, Madonna, Michael Ball, Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman are just some of the big names who appear on Andrew Lloyd Webber Unmasked: The Platinum Collection, due out March 16 through UMe / Polydor.

One of the most successful theatrical-music composers of the modern era, Lloyd Webber's portfolio includes the celebrated musicals Sunset Boulevard, Cats, Aspects Of Love, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Starlight Express, The Phantom of The Opera, and Love Never Dies.

The new collection, available now to pre-order, is curated and overseen by Lloyd Webber to feature works from early in his career through to his most recent, School of Rock, and includes newly-recorded songs from Lana Del Rey ("You Must Love Me", Evita), Nicole Scherzinger ("Memory", Cats) and Gregory Porter ("Light at the End of the Tunnel", Starlight Express).

Unmasked: The Platinum Collection will be available in 2-CD or 4-CD editions, the latter containing a 40-page book containing in-depth notes on each song and an introduction from Lloyd Webber. Scherzinger’s version of “Memory” is available now as an instant grat track. Read more...
Ed Sheeran and Beyoncé's "Perfect" tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a fifth week. The song also takes over as the most-heard hit on U.S. radio, reaching No. 1 on the Radio Songs chart.

"Perfect," released on Atlantic Records -- first as a solo track by Sheeran on his album ÷ (Divide) -- spends a sixth week at No. 1 on the Digital Song Sales chart with 109,000 downloads sold (down 34 percent) in the week ending Jan. 4, according to Nielsen Music.

The song also lifts 2-1 on the Radio Songs tally, up 7 percent to 139 million audience impressions in the week ending Jan. 7 (with radio playing both Sheeran's original solo version and the duet). Sheeran scores his second Radio Songs leader, following ÷ lead single "Shape of You," which reigned for 12 weeks beginning last Feb. 25.

Beyoncé adds her sixth solo Radio Songs No. 1 and first in nearly nine years. Her previous toppers: "Crazy in Love," featuring JAY-Z (eight weeks, 2003); "Baby Boy," featuring Sean Paul (nine, 2003); "Check on It," featuring Slim Thug (three, 2006); "Irreplaceable" (11, 2006-97); and "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" (five, 2009). Beyoncé first ruled Radio Songs as a member of Destiny's Child with four singles (consecutively) in 2000-01: "Say My Name," "Jumpin', Jumpin'," "Independent Women Part 1" and "Survivor."

On Streaming Songs, which "Perfect" led for a week, the song slips 2-4 with 36.4 million U.S. streams (down 4 percent) in the week ending Jan. 4.
It’s a New Year, but Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect (duet with Beyonce)” is still the hottest song in America.

The smash tops a fourth consecutive edition of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The ballad managed the feat by accruing the following in the US this tracking week: 163,000 digital downloads, 37 million streams, and a radio audience of 129.6 million.

Can this power pair make it a 5th week at #1? Stay tuned!
The lineup for the 2018 Coachella Music and Arts Festival has been announced, and headlining the festival will be a trio of superstars: Canadian R&B singer the Weeknd, pop diva Beyoncé and Detroit rapper Eminem.

Now in its 19th year as a festival, the Goldenvoice–promoted event marks the symbolic opening of the annual festival season. This year‘s installment, which will take place over two weekends from April 13-22, marks the first time a rock act hasn’t headlined.

Also featured will be rapper Tyler, the Creator, experimental pop guitarist St. Vincent, the breakout R&B singer SZA, sibling trio Haim and the wildly popular New York rapper Cardi B.

Veterans taking the stage will include former Talking Heads singer David Byrne, British beat band Jamiroquai, prog-metal band A Perfect Circle and disco-funk producer Nile Rodgers and Chic.

The shift away from rock and booming EDM has most benefited rap, which will be represented through artists including “Rock Star” rapper Post Malone, respected Long Beach artist Vince Staples, the Atlanta trio Migos, ascendent collective Brockhampton and upstart Princess Nokia.

Still, there will be guitars, and they’ll be carried in by members of bands including the War on Drugs, Alt-J, Priests, Fidlar, Fleet Foxes, Cherry Glazerr and the Regrettes.

Remaining tickets go on sale Jan. 5 at noon PST on the Coachella site. General admission passes are $429, while VIP wristbands cost $999. Prices include all taxes and shipping fees.

Check out the full lineup below. Read more...
Ed Sheeran and Beyoncé's "Perfect" rules the Billboard Hot 100 for a third week, remaining the top-selling song of the week and ranking as the most-streamed title for the first time.

Sheeran and Beyoncé's "Perfect," released through Atlantic Records, and first as a solo song by Sheeran on his album ÷ (Divide), spends a fourth week at No. 1 on the Digital Song Sales chart, up 55 percent to 151,000 downloads sold in the week ending Dec. 21, according to Nielsen Music, good for the Hot 100's top sales gain. Aiding its momentum: its new "Perfect Symphony" version with Andrea Bocelli (which accounts for 32 percent of the song's total sales for the week).

"Perfect" also takes over atop the Streaming Songs chart, gaining by 9 percent to 43.4 million U.S. streams in the week ending Dec. 21. Sheeran scores his second Streaming Songs No. 1, following "Shape of You" (four weeks on top beginning March 25), as does Beyoncé, whose "Drunk in Love," featuring JAY-Z, led for four weeks in 2014.

On Radio Songs, "Perfect" holds at its No. 2 high (125 million in audience, up 6 percent, in the week ending Dec. 24).