April 20, 2019
Netflix has become a destination for television visionaries like Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy, with deals worth $100 million and $250 million, respectively, and top comedians like Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle ($40 million and $60 million, respectively). The streaming giant, which just announced it’s added nearly 10 million subscribers in Q1, is honing in on music, too, landing a three-project deal with Beyonce worth a whopping $60 million, sources tell Variety.
The first of the three specials is “Homecoming,” the behind-the-scenes documentary chronicling her 2018 Coachella performance — a massive spectacle of dance, visuals and music that reaffirmed Beyonce’s moniker of Queen Bey — which premiered on April 17. The price tag on this installment, for which Beyonce Knowles-Carter is credited as executive producer, writer and director, hovers around $20 million. Beyonce’s rep did not respond to Variety’s requests for comment; Netflix declined comment for this story, although a source at the company disputed the financial terms of the deal.
According to Vulture, HBO was also interested in the project, having had a long relationship with Knowles-Carter (the cable network aired her 2016 “Lemonade” film as well as her 2014 “On the Run Tour” concert special with husband Jay-Z and 2013 doc “Life Is But a Dream”), but backed out when Netflix came in with a richer offer. (HBO has not responded to Variety‘s request for comment.)
April 17, 2019
To celebrate the release of the "Homecoming" documentary and live album, Shop Beyonce dropped an entire collection including previously available items, as well as new ones! Shop now.
April 17, 2019
Beyonce’s history-making 2018 Coachella performance is now available as both a documentary and a live album. Homecoming is the expected Netflix documentary that the singer has been teasing for the past few weeks and also the title of the accompanying live album, which unexpectedly accompanied the arrival of the film. While the trailer for the Homecoming film has been circulating on Youtube for the past week, plans to release the performance as an album were kept mum until Beyonce herself tweeted the link at midnight PST.
With Homecoming the film detailing the creation and performance of the set, Homecoming the album features the full concert, which included Beyonce hits like “7/11,” “Crazy In Love,” “Formation,” “Single Ladies,” and her Coachella rendition of “Lift Every Voice And Sing,” the Black National Anthem. The tracklist also features two bonus tracks: “I Been On,” a tribute to Beyonce’s hometown of Houston, Texas, and a cover of Frankie Beverly And Maze’s “Before I Let Go,” a Black family reunion staple.
Homecoming is out now via Parkwood Entertainment and Columbia Records. Get it here
. The Homecoming film is now available on Netflix
April 13, 2019
Two HBCUs will host advance screenings of Beyonce's Netflix documentary "Homecoming" for their students on April 16!
Texas Southern University will screen the film at House of Blues Houston at 7 p.m. Students can pick up tickets at the Sterling Student Center in room 220 starting April 15 at 10 a.m.
Howard University's screening will take place at Cramton Auditorium at 8 p.m. Tickets will be available at the Cramton Box Office on April 15 at 10 a.m.
April 10, 2019
Three new items are now available on Shop Beyonce!
April 7, 2019
Last week, a rumor started to circulate regarding a possible Beyoncé documentary making its way to Netflix. Sources close to the singer also indicated that she's been in the studio working on some new music, but it's currently unclear if there's a follow-up to Lemonade on the way anytime soon. However, it's starting to look as though the first part of the rumor might be true after all, as Netflix has sent the Beyhive into a frenzy with a simple tweet.
Netflix teased a project entitled Homecoming on their social media accounts. While there's no more information besides an April 17 release date, fans immediately connected the font and color theme in the teaser image with that of Beyoncé's Coachella 2018 merch.
While it's not exactly a confirmation, it's starting to look very likely that fans will be getting a behind-the-scenes look at Bey's legendary set at the 2018 festival. Sources did state that the documentary would "be tied to her Coachella 2018 performance" and will feature unspecified additional footage. Regardless, we won't have to wait much longer to find out what Homecoming has in store.
April 6, 2019
Beyoncé, who announced a partnership agreement with Adidas earlier this week, reportedly walked out of a potential deal with Reebok due to the brand’s lack of diversity.
“Throughout this process over the last year or two, she had discussed with Under Armour, with Reebok as well, Jordan at one point was interested in maybe partnering with her,” ESPN writer Nick DePaula said of the singer during a recent appearance on the sport network’s program “The Jump.”
“She had a meeting at Reebok and they had a whole presentation of everything, potential products, how this could all look, and she kind of took a step back and said, ‘Is this the team that will be working on my product?' ” DePaula quoted.
“Somebody said, ‘Yes,’ and she said, ‘Nobody in this room reflects by background, my skin color and where I’m from and what I want to do.’ So she took a step back and left and then it did not come to terms,” he continued.
“For her, it really goes beyond that. It’s not just about putting her name on a shoe and here’s the new Adidas Beyoncé 1, or whatever they end up calling it. It’s about having an imprint on the company and an impact in terms of diversity,” the sports writer concluded.
April 5, 2019
Beyoncé has one busy summer ahead of her! While the singer is gearing up for the July 19 release of Disney’s The Lion King remake, in which she voices Nala, she has two other projects in the pipeline, multiple sources confirm exclusively in the new issue of Us Weekly.
Beyoncé, 37, does not have a full album on the way, according to one source, but she has recorded a “couple of new tracks a deluxe album filled with old songs.”
What’s more? The 23-time Grammy winner is also working with Netflix on a documentary, which a second insider tells Us “will be tied to her Coachella 2018 performance” with additional footage.
The new music will be the first solo material that Beyoncé has dropped since her surprise 2016 visual album, Lemonade. In 2018, she and husband Jay-Z released their long-awaited joint album, Everything Is Love, in the midst of their coheadlining On the Run II stadium tour.
April 4, 2019
Beyonce and Jay-Z have been nominated in three categories at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards. The ceremony takes place at the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 1. The show will air live at 8PM ET on NBC.
Top Touring Artist:
Beyoncé & JAY-Z
Top R&B Tour:
Beyoncé & JAY-Z
Top Rap Tour:
Beyoncé & JAY-Z
April 4, 2019
- Beyoncé and adidas come together with a shared respect for and commitment to creativity, and the belief that through sport, we have the power to change lives -
- This unique relationship aligns both parties around a set of core principles including the importance of women in leadership, shared ownership, empowerment and collaboration -
- Beyoncé will be a creative partner for the brand, develop new signature footwear and apparel, as well as re-launch Ivy Park with adidas -
adidas and Beyoncé have announced a multi-layered partnership that will include inspiring and empowering the next generation of creators, driving positive change in the world through sport, and identifying new business opportunities.
"This is the partnership of a lifetime for me," said Beyoncé. "adidas has had tremendous success in pushing creative boundaries. We share a philosophy that puts creativity, growth and social responsibility at the forefront of business. I look forward to re-launching and expanding Ivy Park on a truly global scale with a proven, dynamic leader."
March 12, 2019
GLAAD announced Monday morning that those incomparable forces of nature and culture Beyonce and Jay-Z will be honored with the Vanguard Award at the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards.
The Vanguard Award is presented to allies who have made a significant difference in promoting acceptance of LGBTQ people. Previous honorees include Cher, Elizabeth Taylor, Charlize Theron, Jennifer Aniston, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Kerry Washington, Patricia Arquette, and last year’s recipient Britney Spears.
“Beyoncé and Jay- Z are global icons and passionate defenders of human rights and acceptance for all people,” said GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. “When Beyoncé and Jay-Z speak, the world becomes inspired and when it comes to LGBTQ people, their voices of acceptance have been heard loud and clear. We could not be prouder to stand with them to send a message of love during the biggest LGBTQ event in the world and to honor their work to bend the arc of justice forward for LGBTQ people, people of color, and marginalized communities everywhere.”
Beyonce and Jay-Z have been long-time allies to LGBTQ people. Beyonce is a deity to the LGBTQ community and has collaborated with LGBTQ artists including Big Freedia and Frank Ocean. In addition, she has shown her support for marriage equality and has spoken against anti-LGBTQ laws. She also dedicated her performance of “Halo” to the victims and survivors of the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting during “The Formation World Tour.” Ivy Park, her athleisure clothing line, showcased transgender actress Laverne Cox as one of the featured faces in one of the brand’s promos.
March 7, 2019
A new book about Beyoncé hit stores this week! "Queen Bey: A Celebration of the Power and Creativity of Beyoncé Knowles-Carter", edited by Veronica Chambers, is a collection of essays that look at the Beyoncé phenomenon from many different angles, including music, fashion, politics, feminism, celebrity, business and more. It features a diverse range of voices, from star academics to outspoken cultural critics to Hollywood and music stars. Read more and buy the book now!
February 25, 2019
Valdosta State University is now offering students the chance to study the work of Beyoncé for academic credit.
The course, AFAM 3600 E: Black Women in Modern America, kicked off this semester and is taking a deep dive into Beyoncé’s groundbreaking sixth studio and visual album “Lemonade.”
The 2016 album captured the pain and triumph of the black female experience to great critical acclaim using stunning visuals, compelling music, and rich storytelling. The work ignited widespread discourse on race, class, and gender, and this VSU course is continuing that conversation by unpacking the many themes found in “Lemonade,” including black identity, feminism, marital infidelity, sisterhood, and faith. The course is also exploring how black women are portrayed in mainstream culture.
The album will serve as a jumping off point to explore such issues through the eyes of numerous other writers, artists, poets, and scholars as the course unfolds. The course was inspired by the “Lemonade Syllabus,” a robust list of resources compiled by writer Candice Marie Benbow that help to unpack all the themes that permeate “Lemonade.”
“If you’re going to have a black feminist theory, then you need to study Beyoncé,” said Caterina Orr, adjunct instructor for African-American Studies. “It’s really just that simple.
February 25, 2019
Hold up! Beyoncé and Jay-Z's 2019 Oscars party was on another level!
While some celebrations this weekend included red carpet entrances and camera crews documenting the fun, this A-list couple decided to make things a bit more private.
Fortunately for pop culture fans, E! News is getting exclusive inside details about the star-studded event. Brace yourself: You're going to wish you scored an invite to this celebration.
"The party was completely A-list," a source shared with E! News. "Guests began arriving around midnight and they didn't leave until about 5 a.m. and later. It was the party everyone wanted to be at it seems."
Some of the lucky attendees including Jamie Foxx, Adele, Drake and Rihanna. In addition, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez attended together while the newly engaged Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom celebrated as one.
February 24, 2019
Who would have imagined Beyonce and Travis Scott would be embarking on new music together? According to Tone Stith, talks of a collaboration between the two artists were buzzing for L.A. songwriters.
Speaking to VIBE for our Views From The Studio series, the 20-year-old shared how his single "Good Company" with Swae Lee and Quavo was created with Beyonce and Travis Scott in mind.
"I made the track originally for Travis Scott and Beyonce because somebody told me they were looking for a song but he heard the track and was like, "Let me do something with this."
February 21, 2019
Beyoncé and Jay-Z pretaped an acceptance speech re-creating their “Apeshit” video to accept their award for Best International Group at the last night's BRIT Awards. Beyonce also wrote on Instagram:
"Thank you to the Brits for the award for Best International Group. I won this award back in 2002 with my besties, Kelly and Michelle. How lucky am I to have been in a group with my other best friend, the GOAT Hova. 🙌🏾 In honor of Black History Month, we bow down to one of our Melanated Monas. Congrats on your pregnancy! We wish you so much joy."
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
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.
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.