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Beyoncé Signs With Sony/ATV Music Publishing

January 18, 2020

Beyoncé has signed with Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Variety has learned.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z have worked closely for much of their careers with Jon Platt, who took the reins at the Sony Music company as chairman and CEO in 2019.

Platt already brought Rihanna over to his new home last fall, after moving to Sony/ATV from Warner/Chappell earlier in the year.

That the Carters would look to follow Platt at some point was close to a given, considering their mutual words of affection and high praise in the past.

Jay-Z called Platt his “brother” and said he was “the Obama of the music industry” when the publishing exec was the honoree at the annual City of Hope Spirit of Life dinner in October 2018. “This man has worked his way up from a Denver DJ to be the highest-ranking black executive,” he said.

Beyoncé performed at that same event. “I’m so honored to celebrate you tonight,” she said of Platt. “Most people in this industry lead with their ego, but you lead with your heart. You’ve touched so many lives, mine included.”

Adidas x Ivy Park By Beyonce's Debut Collection With Pricing

January 15, 2020

Official images of Adidas and Ivy Park by Beyonce‘s collection have finally arrived, revealing a collection of 36 apparel and accessory items and four shoe silhouettes.

Prices ranges from $25 for socks and $29 for a backless cap up to $250 for an asymmetrical jacket. Footwear ranges in price from $99 for the Sleek Super 72 silhouette up to $199 for the Ultraboost. The Sleek Super 72 is offered in women’s sizing, while the Ultraboost and Nite Joggers are offered in men’s sizing.

Clothing is sized from XS-XL. It’s entirely possible Adidas will offer the pieces shown here along with some additional pieces or colorways.

According to Adidas Originals social media, the collection will drop on adidas.com and the Adidas app at 3:00 PM EST on January 17, 2019. The collection will launch at select Adidas stores and retail partners on January 18th

Items not included among images are a jumpsuit ($119), sweatshirt ($89) and bag ($99).

Beyoncé and Jay-Z send Reese Witherspoon a case of champagne

January 11, 2020

Reese Witherspoon can raise a toast this weekend with some high-end bubbly thanks to Beyoncé, Jay-Z and a little bit of courage.

"I just got home from New York and the most beautiful flowers are here and a case of Ace of Spades champagne," Witherspoon shared on her Instagram Stories. A note with the gift read, "More water from Jay & Bey."

It started with an encounter at last Sunday's Golden Globes ceremony when Witherspoon's table ran out of water. She thought it was only natural to ask the "Drunk in Love" couple for a champagne refill — and her bold move paid off.

The couple surprised the actress with a case of Armand de Brignac "Ace of Spades" champagne. Jay-Z has owned the luxury brand since 2014.

"It's 11:30. We're drinking champagne," Witherspoon said as she popped open a gold bottle with her mom, Betty, who asked whether it was too early to drink.

"Who cares? It's from Jay-Z and Beyoncé," the actress responded.

Beyoncé Leads Music Nominees Slate for 2020 NAACP Image Awards

January 11, 2020

Beyoncé claims honor as the top music nominee for the 51st NAACP Image Awards with eight nominations. The two-hour ceremony will air live for the first time via BET Networks on Feb. 22 (8 pm. ET).

Beyoncé netted six music category nominations, including outstanding album (Homecoming: The Live Album), outstanding female artist, outstanding song-traditional (“Spirit”), outstanding song-contemporary (“Before I Let Go”), outstanding duo, group or collaboration (“Brown Skin Girl” featuring Blue Ivy, SAINt JHN & WizKid) and outstanding soundtrack/compilation album (The Lion King: The Gift). Her work also earned two additional nods for outstanding variety show-series or special and outstanding documentary-television (both for Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé),

adidas And Beyoncé Launch The adidas x IVY PARK Collection

January 6, 2020

Following the announcement of their industry-shifting global partnership in the spring of 2019, adidas and Beyoncé proudly introduce the first adidas x IVY PARK collection, available in stores and online January 18, 2020.

Beyoncé, one of the most celebrated visionaries of our time, has united with adidas, to design a collection that combines fashion and storytelling in an unprecedented way. This unique relationship champions the values of inclusivity, community and diversity and will take consumers on an unconventional journey starting with this capsule collection for Spring '20. The partnership respects Beyoncé's ownership of IVY PARK, and continues her journey as one of the first black women to be the sole owner of an athleisure brand.

"It is a dream come true to re-launch IVY PARK as the sole owner," said Beyoncé. "My team has worked hard with the adidas team in bringing my vision to life for this first collection and I am grateful and proud. From the accessories to the clothes and footwear, I wanted to design and re-imagine pieces that serve as favorite armor for anyone who acknowledges the strength in their individual style and lives freely and boldly."

Featuring the first-ever release of IVY PARK footwear and a powerful array of stylish and functional performance gear that includes gender-neutral apparel and accessories, the launch capsule collection of adidas x IVY PARK celebrates power, freedom and individuality for anyone who has the confidence to take chances and live unapologetically.

Beyonce NOT Performing In Ghana Despite Rumors

December 28, 2019

For fans hopeful for a Beyonce performance this weekend in Ghana, it’s bad news.

Because, it’s official: Queen Bey will not be taking to the stage.

For months, rumors have swirled about the superstar songstress performing during Year of the Return festivities in Accra. Which, for those not in the know, is an initiative to draw Black folk in the Western world and beyond back to the continent in recognition of it being 400 years since the first slave arrived in Virginia.

And the speculation intensified when Bey dropped Afrobeats-inspired project ‘The Gift’ – featuring many artists from the diaspora.

With many of said acts congregating this weekend at the AfroNation festival in Accra, anticipation for Bey reached fever pitch.

However, her longtime publicist has concretely denied any such showing:

Beyoncé hits karaoke bash in LA with mom Tina

December 18, 2019

Beyoncé — along with her mom, Tina Knowles, and guests including Kim Kardashian — attended a karaoke bash thrown by jeweler Lorraine Schwartz and her sister Ofira Sandberg at LA hot spot Blind Dragon this week.

“Beyoncé was dancing on a couch while her mom did a rendition of Chaka Khan’s ‘I Feel for You,’ ” said a spy.

We’re told other singers included DJ Cassidy — who took the stage to perform Nelly’s “Hot in Herre,” only to be joined by the rapper himself. Tiffany Haddish grabbed the mike to sing “Proud Mary,” and the evening ended with Schwartz and Sandberg belting out Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” — which we’re told had Beyoncé and other party guests dancing and singing along.


Beyoncé Is One Step Closer to Earning Her First Oscars Nomination

December 17, 2019

After accruing a whopping 23 Grammy Awards, Beyoncé is one step closer to adding an Oscar win to her list.

On Monday, Dec. 16, The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced shortlists in consideration for the 92nd Academy Awards in nine categories, including Music (Original Song). Queen Bey was nominated for her song "Spirit" from The Lion King.

According to a press release from The Academy, the 300-member music brand chose 15 songs from 75 entered. The list will be trimmed down to five when voting for the nominations begins Jan. 2. Nominees will be announced Jan. 13.

Beyoncé to release two collections with Adidas

December 11, 2019

Collaboration is a needle-mover, and Adidas is positioned to generate buzz next year with a robust lineup of product with key partners.

Last week at the brand’s New York City showroom and office, Adidas North America president Zion Armstrong provided details to FN about the collections that are in the pipeline for 2020 — which includes its debut work with Beyoncé. (Adidas announced the partnership with Beyoncé and her Ivy Park brand in April.)

“In terms of range, there are two collections. There is Beyoncé and Adidas and then there’s Ivy Park,” Armstrong explained to FN. “And this is not just athleisure product. We have performance product. She is a phenomenal creator athlete and is helping us push the envelope in performance product with materials and fit.”

Beyonce Among 2020 Golden Globe Best Song Nominees

December 9, 2019

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter is ending the decade on a high note as best original song nominee for the 2020 Golden Globe Awards. She is nominated for the song "Spirit," from The Lion King, alongside Timothy McKenzie and Ilya Salmanzadeh. The Lion King is also nominated for best animated motion picture.

The 77th Golden Globe Awards will be held on Jan. 5, 2020, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

Best Original Song, Motion Picture
“Beautiful Ghosts,” “Cats”
“I’m Gonna Love Me Again,” “Rocketman”
“Into the Unknown,” “Frozen 2”
“Spirit,” “The Lion King”
“Stand Up,” “Harriet”

Best Motion Picture, Animated
“Frozen 2”
“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”
“The Lion King”
“Missing Link”
“Toy Story 4”

"Spirit" Nominated at the 2020 Critics' Choice Awards

December 9, 2019

The Lion King has been nominated in two categories for the 2020 Critics' Choice Awards, including Best Song for Beyonce's "Spirit". The winners will be revealed at the gala, which will be broadcast live on The CW Television Network on Sunday, January 12 from 7:00 – 10:00 pm ET (delayed PT).

Best Song
“Glasgow (No Place Like Home)” – Wild Rose
“(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” – Rocketman
“I’m Standing With You” – Breakthrough
“Into the Unknown” – Frozen II
“Speechless” – Aladdin
“Spirit” – The Lion King
“Stand Up” – Harriet

Best Visual Effects
1917
Ad Astra
The Aeronauts
Avengers: Endgame
Ford v Ferrari
The Irishman
The Lion King

"Homecoming" Wins at 2019 IDA Documentary Awards

December 9, 2019

The International Documentary Association's 2019 awards took place Saturday night at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles. Netflix's Beyoncé concert film Homecoming won in the Best Music Documentary category. Congrats!

Best Music Documentary
Amazing Grace
Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé (winner)
The Apollo
The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash
Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men

Beyonce Is Not Doing a Las Vegas Residency

December 9, 2019

Beyonce is not doing a Las Vegas residency, her rep has confirmed to Variety.

It’s “absolutely not true,” the rep stated.

Rumors that Queen Bey would be hitting the strip began circulating Saturday after website LoveBScott posted a story citing “sources” that said she would announce the residency in the first half of 2020. The report said the residency would have made Beyonce the highest-paid entertainer in the city.

The “Lemonade” mastermind has performed in Vegas before, releasing the “I Am… Yours: An Intimate Performance at Wynn Las Vegas” album, which was recorded over a few dates during her “I Am…” world tour, in 2009.

The news had, predictably, gotten Beyonce fans riled up, with some claiming that there was no way the star would agree to a residency rather than releasing a new album and touring in support. Others felt that the mother of three might like the steadiness of a residency as opposed to a world tour.

IVY PARK x adidas Promo Shoot

December 9, 2019

A new promotional photoshoot for IVY PARK x adidas was just released. The collection goes on sale January 18, 2020.

Beyonce Wins at 2019 National Film & TV Awards

December 6, 2019

The 2nd annual National Film & TV Awards took place on Tuesday in Los Angeles. This year’s instalment saw Beyonce’s turn as Nala in ‘The Lion King’ honored with the award for Best Performance in an Animated Movie. Congrats!

"Destiny's Child: The Untold Story" Out Now

December 2, 2019

In October, Mathew Knowles announced the release of a compilation album featuring unreleased music of Destiny's Child’s first incarnate, Girl's Tyme. The 15-track set was released today and accompanied by the book, ‘Destiny’s Child: The Untold Story.’ Listen to the album below and order the book here!

Shop Beyoncé 2019 Holiday Collection

November 29, 2019

Holiday 2019 items now available at shop.beyonce.com! 20% off sitewide using code BLACKFRIDAY at checkout!




Beyoncé Wins at the 2019 American Music Awards

November 25, 2019

The 2019 American Music Awards took place at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, Calif. Sunday night. Beyoncé won in the only category she was nominated in:

Favorite Female Artist - Soul/R&B
Beyoncé (WINNER)
Lizzo
Ella Mai

Congrats!

Beyonce Nominated at the 2020 Grammy Awards

November 20, 2019

Nominations for the 2020 Grammy Awards were just announced and Beyonce is up for four awards! The winners will be revealed on Sunday, January 26, 2020.

Best Pop Solo Performance
"Spirit" — Beyoncé
"Bad Guy" — Billie Eilish
"7 Rings" — Ariana Grande
"Truth Hurts" — Lizzo
"You Need to Calm Down" — Taylor Swift

Best Pop Vocal Album
"The Lion King: The Gift" — Beyoncé
"When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?" — Billie Eilish
"Thank U, Next" — Ariana Grande
"No. 6 Collaborations Project" — Ed Sheeran
"Lover" — Taylor Swift

Beyonce Wins at the 2019 Soul Train Awards

November 18, 2019

The 2019 Soul Train Music Awards presented by BET were held Sunday evening at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Beyonce won the Ashford and Simpson Songwriter's Award for her songwriting and vocals on “Brown Skin Girl,” a collaboration with Saint Jhn and WizKid, which also marks her daughter Blue Ivy Carter’s first songwriting credit. Congrats!

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The IVY PARK 2017 fall/winter campaign introduces four new faces. Actress Laverne Cox and dancer Karen McDonald pose alongside models Grace Bol and Ralph Souffrant for a diverse representation of beauty and strength.

Each muse is styled in its classic pieces, updated for the fall season. The color palette is reworked to include a range of shades like deep teal, porcelain blue, chili red, scarlet and dusty pink. The hues are colorblocked on asymmetrical jackets, sweats and T-shirts that add a new level to activewear. Co-founder Beyoncé shared the inspiration behind the unique campaign:

“The message for this campaign is to celebrate everyone’s uniqueness. True beauty and power are born out of strength of character from the inside out. There is no one standard of beauty.”

Take a look at the lookbook and watch the short clip below. Shop the collection now on Topshop!



BeyonceOnline.org received a review copy of the "Beyoncegraphica" biography by Chris Roberts that was announced in July. As the book hits stores today, we share our thoughts on the release. Head over to Amazon to buy the book now!

Just like a proper biography, "Beyoncegraphica" describes the history of Beyonce's life and career, but what's distinctive about it is that it contains graphs and charts. They are used to present almost everything that you can think of: music sales and streaming, charts, awards, profits, social media followers, charity activities. However, we're not just flooded with numbers and cold facts, we can find out how many costume changes Beyonce had each tour, how many people named their children after her, what's in her tour rider, the significance of the number 4 and many, many more. What is more, many graphs compare Beyonce to other artist so we can see how influential she actually is compared to others. In the text part of the book, we can find many quotes, from Beyonce, her family and co-workers to fellow artists and industry people. Not only does the book detail her history, but it also shows her influence. Additionally, it is filled with pictures.

In my opinion, "Beyoncegraphica" is very appealing considering its focus on visuals. The information that are well-known are presented in a new and interesting way. I would definitely recommend reading it, whether you're new to the BeyHive or you know Beyonce's history by heart.
Celebrities are not finished helping the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Beyoncé, Oprah Winfrey, and Reese Witherspoon are among those set to participate in a multi-network telethon, Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief, to assist those affected by the devastating storm. Hand in Hand will air Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. (live ET/delayed PT) on ABC, CBS, CMT, FOX and NBC.

Houston native rapper Bun B teamed up with SB Projects founder Scooter Braun to present Hand in Hand, a one-hour special based in Los Angeles "with stages in New York, Nashville and a special performance by Country Music icon and Texas native George Strait from his San Antonio benefit concert."

George Clooney, Karlie Kloss, Matthew McConaughey, Julia Roberts, Kelly Rowland, Blake Shelton, Barbra Streisand and more also are set to participate.

Proceeds from the telethon will benefit United Way of Greater Houston, Habitat for Humanity, Save the Children and more organizations.
Today Beyonce celebrates her 36th birthday. Happy birthday Bey! BeyonceOnline.org wishes you all the best!

The singer's friends and family prepared a suprise for her on her website. Check it out below!


Also, Bees for Bey, a project aimed to fund a beehive in honor of Beyonce's birthday and save bee colonies, was launched today. Make sure to check it out and support it!
Students at Copenhagen University are being offered classes on Beyoncé.

Already 75 students at the university - which dates back more than 530 years - have signed up for the course.

The class, entitled “Beyoncé, Gender and Race” will be taught in much the same way as other cultural courses such as opera, the Local reported.

Such is the interest in the class that it has been moved to a larger lecture hall.

Erik Steinskog told the Danish broadcaster, TV2 that the work of Beyoncé Knowles was a matter of academic interest.

“We will analyse her songs and music videos. There will be a focus on gender, sexuality and race," he said.

"One of the goals is to introduce black feminist thought, which is not well known in Scandinavia. We want to explore the kind of entity feminism is,” he said.

“Beyoncé is important in understanding the world we live in. Beyoncé is one of the biggest pop artists today, which makes her important in an analysis of contemporary times,” Prof Steinskog added.
Beyoncé has launched a new initiative through her BeyGOOD Foundation to raise funds for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. On a new page of her website, she asks fans to donate to Bread of Life and Greater Houston Community Foundation, two local organizations that “have been working with the displaced from the start of Hurricane Harvey's landfall.” Donations will be put towards “long-term revitalization” as well as the purchasing of various immediate needs for victims of the storm, including cots, baby products, wheelchairs, and more.

Learn more and donate here.
We finally know what inspired JAY-Z and Beyoncé in naming their newborn twins.

The rap star told Rap Radar in a podcast released Friday the couple’s new baby girl was named after the 13th Century poet, Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi.

"Rumi is our favorite poet, so it was for our daughter," JAY-Z said, confirming what many have speculated since the twins' names were first announced in June.

But the process for their son's name, Sir, was a little more organic.

"Sir was like, man, come out the gate. He carries himself like that," JAY-Z, 47, said. "He just came out like, Sir."

The Tidal music streaming service owner also revealed to Rap Radar how his and Bey's first daughter, Blue Ivy, 5, rapped on his "4:44" album, saying she climbed up onto a stool and started stringing together a rhyme.

“She got the headphones and she climbed on the little stool, and then she just started rapping,” he said. "I was like, 'Oh, s--t.' I have (her freestyle) on my phone. Five minutes! Five minutes of her doing that."
Beyoncé has pledged to do her part to help Hurricane Harvey victims.

The Houston native released an exclusive statement Monday afternoon to the Chronicle regarding the devastating effects still being felt throughout the city.

"My heart goes out to my hometown, Houston, and I remain in constant prayer for those affected and for the rescuers who have been so brave and determined to do so much to help," she said.

"I am working closely with my team at BeyGOOD as well as my pastor (Rudy Rasmus at St. John's in downtown Houston) to implement a plan to help as many as we can."

BeyGOOD, launched in 2013 during the Mrs. Carter World Tour, is a philanthropic effort that partners with global charity organizations to get people employed and provide clothing, counseling, housing, food and medical assistance.

Beyoncé posted a black and white photo on Instagram of herself holding the Texas flag with the caption, "Texas you are in my prayers." In less than a day it's received more than 1 million likes.
Laverne Cox casually dropped the news that Beyoncé asked the “Orange Is The New Black” star to collaborate on a new project. While the details are still incredibly sparse, Cox broke the news Monday on “Access Hollywood,” where Cox discussed the first time she met the Queen Bee and her Emmy nomination for “Orange Is The New Black.”

The actress wrote on Twitter: "Yes it's true. I am collaborating with @beyonce on a new project. #QueenBey herself. More details Sept. 6. #Beyonce #TransIsBeautiful"

Watch the video below.

We’d be excited enough by Prince: A Private View, a new book of photographs of the late pop legend by Afshin Shahidi, just because of the gorgeous images inside. But the foreword to the book is practically an event in itself. It’s written by one Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, and EW can exclusively share this peek at her words: “Truth be told, the word ‘icon’ only scratches the surface of what Prince was and what he remains to me.”

Shahidi was Prince’s friend for 20 years and photographer for 10, and Prince: A Private View — due out Oct. 17 — features photos and captions that reflect that relationship. The images range from intimate to candid to staged, and many of them have never been seen before. Shahidi was also the only photographer to shoot Prince’s 3121 private parties in Los Angeles.

Pre-order the book now!
Winner of two Academy Awards* and three Golden Globes,** including Best Motion Picture-Musical or Comedy, DREAMGIRLS arrives October 10, 2017 in a Blu-ray Combo gift set with a Digital HD copy and on Digital HD featuring a Director's Extended Edition and never-before-seen bonus features from Paramount Home Media Distribution.

A rich and vivid tale of fame, fortune and the sacrifices they demand, director Bill Condon's electrifying adaptation of the Tony-winning Broadway musical was a triumphant success with audiences and critics alike. The Director's Extended Edition includes 10 minutes of additional footage and represents Condon's complete vision for the story of three singers who dream of stardom and learn the high cost of success.

The DREAMGIRLS Blu-ray Combo gift set is presented in striking new collectible book-style packaging with images of the musical moments and corresponding lyrics and includes the Director's Extended Edition and theatrical versions of the film, as well as never-before-released footage of Jennifer Hudson's auditions and screen test. The Digital HD release available on iTunes will also include nearly an hour of additional new featurettes and over four hours of previously released bonus content. The Blu-ray and Digital HD have been specially remixed with DTS:X immersive audio to enhance viewers' enjoyment of the film's music and sound. Read more...
Pop superstar Beyonce, a Houston native, is mulling an investment in the National Basketball Association’s Rockets, according to people familiar with the matter.

Rockets owner Les Alexander, a former bond trader, said last month he was selling the team amid a surge in franchise values across sports. The club’s popularity in China may push the sale price past the record $2 billion Steve Ballmer paid for the Los Angeles Clippers three years ago.

Alexander paid $85 million for the Rockets in 1993.

It’s common for celebrities to make small investments in sports teams. Beyonce’s husband, Jay-Z, for instance, was born in Brooklyn and once held a less than 1 percent stake in basketball’s Nets. He sold his share of the team after starting Roc Nation, which represents athletes.

There are plenty of other examples: Pop star Justin Timberlake, a native of Memphis, Tennessee, owns a piece of basketball’s Grizzlies; tennis players Venus and Serena Williams, as well as Jennifer Lopez, are investors in football’s Miami Dolphins; and actor Will Ferrell has a stake in Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles Football Club.

The Rockets declined to comment. Beyonce’s publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, didn’t immediately respond to an email seeking comment. The entertainer’s representatives at Sony Music Entertainment declined to comment. A spokeswoman for her husband, Jay-Z, also didn’t immediately respond. Read more...
Beyoncé and JAY-Z‘s twins were delivered by the same doctor who helped Kim Kardashian West and her sister Kourtney Kardashian give birth, according to Sir and Rumi Carter‘s birth certificates.

The certificates – obtained by PEOPLE — reveal that the Carter twins arrived on Tuesday, June 13, at 5:13 a.m. at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Rumi arrived first, followed by brother Sir, according to the doctors, and both were delivered by OB/GYN Dr. Paul Crane.
The second round of nominations for the 2017 Teen Choice Awards has arrived, and Beyonce is up for two awards in total.

Fans can vote up to 10 times per day in each category until Wednesday, July 19. Voting is open on TeenChoice.com, or teens can vote by tweeting the category hashtag along with a nominee's name. The Teen Choice Awards will air live Sunday, Aug. 13, on Fox.

Check out both of Beyonce's nominations below.

Choice Instagrammer (#ChoiceInstagrammer)
Beyoncé​
Justin Bieber
Kendall Jenner
Kylie Jenner
Selena Gomez
Taylor Swift

Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Artist (#ChoiceRBHipHopArtist)
Beyoncé
Chance the Rapper
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Nicki Minaj
Rihanna
Beyonce's twins are blowing up Instagram once more -- and this time, we actually get to see their faces.

Queen Bey took to her Insta in the early hours Friday (July 14) to unveil her newborns, Sir and Rumi Carter, to commemorate their one-month birthday. In line with the elaborate floral backdrop that Beyonce used when announcing that she was expecting twins in February, the pic shows the singer holding her babies amidst another flower-decked canopy, draped in a pastel gown and sporting a blue veil.

If you recall, Beyonce's pregnancy announcement set the record for Instagram's most-liked picture on the day it was posted (Feb. 1), garnering 6.4 million likes within hours and surpassing Selena Gomez's previous record of 6.305 million on her Coca-Cola ad photo. With her latest baby pic, though, Beyonce has now claimed the top two spots on the most-liked ranking, as it took only 9 hours for it to become the second most liked picture in Instagram history. Just 24 hours after she revealed the Carter babies to the world, the number of likes stands at 9.2 million.

So now the question is, will Beyonce (and her babies) replace herself for the top spot? As of press time, the pregnancy photo is now at 11,113,053 likes, which means the picture with the twins has about 1.8 million more likes to go before Beyonce tops Beyonce. Only time will tell, but it certainly appears to be on track so far.
Last month, Jay Z publicly responded to Beyoncé’s soul-baring Lemonade album with a soul-baring record of his own: 4:44. On the title track, Jay Z apologized to his wife for cheating on her. And on Monday, Jay Z released a “footnotes” video for the title song (via Tidal), during which he and several celebrity friends like Kendrick Lamar, Will Smith, and Chris Rock discuss the themes of the track. In doing so, Jay Z finds himself offering more personal details about what went wrong in his marriage.

“This is my real life,” Jay Z says, before addressing the problems that arose in his marriage. “I just ran into this place and we built this big, beautiful mansion of a relationship that wasn’t totally built on the 100 percent truth and it starts cracking. Things start happening that the public can see. Then we had to get to a point of ‘OK, tear this down and let’s start from the beginning.’ It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done.”

Towards the end of the video, Jay Z remembers a time when he actually begged Beyoncé to stay with him on vacation, rather than leave, as she had previously planned.

“I was on a boat, and I had the best time,” Jay Z recalls. “I was like, ‘Man, this is great.’ Then she had to leave. . .I was, like, crushed: ‘Man, I don’t even feel like this. What is happening to my body right now? I don’t even feel like this. Did I just say. . . ‘Don’t leave’?”

In another clip from the track’s “footnotes,” Jay Z admits that he played 4:44 for Beyoncé pretty early in the recording process. And yes, that was awkward.

“We just got to a place where in order for this to work, this can’t be fake,” Jay Z explains. “Not one ounce. I’m not saying it wasn’t uncomfortable because obviously it was.”
For those of you who couldn’t get enough of Jay-Z’s 13th studio album, 4:44, good news: A physical edition of the album, out on Friday, features three bonus songs — “Blue’s Freestyle / We Family,” “MaNyfaCedGod,” and “Adnis,” all of which could be heard in the visual teasers of the album.

“Blue’s Freestyle / We Family” has a very accurate title: Not only does Blue rap on the track, but it’s also downright adorable and very, very catchy, even though her verses aren’t the easiest to understand, as Twitter has been quick to point out. Basically, 2017’s new catchphrase will probably be “boom shakalaka,” and it’s all thanks to Blue.

“MaNyfaCedGod” features James Blake and deals with Beyoncé’s forgiveness, her and Jay-Z’s reconciliation, and their On the Run Tour. The song also references a quote by Rumi, further solidifying the rumor that Hov and Beyoncé’s twins are named Rumi and Sir.

You can buy the physical edition of 4:44 on Amazon and read the full lyrics to “MaNyfaCedGod” below. Read more...
Have Beyoncé and husband JAY-Z settled on names for their new additions?

The couple’s twins, reportedly a daughter and a son, may be named Rumi and Sir Carter, according to trademark documents filed to the United States Patent and Trademark Office on Monday and obtained by PEOPLE.

Beyoncé and JAY-Z’s company has filed papers to trademark the apparent monikers for everything from fragrances and cosmetics to baby gear, tote bags and water bottles.

The name Rumi appears to be an homage to a 13th century Persian poet by that name -- and Sir happens to be referenced in one of his most famous poems:

“Bring the pure wine of
love and freedom.
But sir, a tornado is coming.
More wine, we'll teach this storm
A thing or two about whirling.”