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Beyoncé Launches 22 Days Nutrition Meal Planner

July 24, 2019

Last year Beyoncé revealed the secret to her recovery and process in returning to the stage for her epic Homecoming performance. Thanks to her dedication, trainer, Marco Borges, and his 22 Days Nutrition program, Beyoncé adopted a healthier lifestyle that she now encourages everyone to try.

22 Days Nutrition is based on the principle of creating healthier habits by moving towards a plant-based lifestyle. They offer a customizable meal planner that makes healthy eating easy, as well as a line of USDA Organic, Non-GMO, plant-based (vegan), delicious products.

To meet her goals, Beyoncé stuck to the program and the results were documented. Watch her 22 Days journey to Coachella below.


Beyoncé's "Homecoming" Documentary Lands Six Emmy Nominations

July 17, 2019

Beyoncé easily set a personal Emmy best yesterday with six nominations for her Netflix special Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé, outdoing her double-nominated 2016 visual album Lemonade, and the single nominations she received for 2013’s Super Bowl halftime show (short form entertainment) and special class program with husband Jay-Z for On the Run Tour.

Homecoming received nominations in the following categories:

Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)
“Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live From Liverpool” (CBS)
“Hannah Gadsby: Nanette” (Netflix)
“Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé” (Netflix)
“Springsteen On Broadway” (Netflix)
“Wanda Sykes: Not Normal” (Netflix)

Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special
“Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live From Liverpool,” CBS (Ben Winston)
“Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé,” Netflix (Beyonce Knowles-Carter, Ed Burke)
“Live In Front Of A Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All In The Family’ And ‘The Jeffersons’,” ABC (James Burrows, Andy Fisher)
“Springsteen On Broadway,” Netflix (Thom Zimny)
“The Oscars,” ABC (Glenn Weiss)

"Homecoming" Submitted for Emmy Awards in 7 Categories

June 2, 2019

During the recent "Homecoming" For Your Consideration Event, Emmy members recieved promotional DVDs with the film. As we can find out on the back cover of the DVD, Beyoncé has submitted the documentary for the 2019 Emmy Awards in 7 categories! See below.


Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)
Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Steve Pamon, Erinn Williams

"Homecoming" For Your Consideration Event

May 29, 2019

Last night Netflix organized a "Homecoming" For Your Consideration Event in Los Angeles for the Emmy members. The event included the movie screening, Beyonce's band performance and costume exhibition.

'Homecoming' Reached 1.1M US Viewers in Its First Day

May 15, 2019

Netflix’s critically-acclaimed concert special Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé reached 1.1 million U.S. viewers on its April 17 premiere date, according to data newly provided by Nielsen via its SVOD Content Ratings system.

Introduced in October 2017, SVOD Content Ratings measures the viewership of subscription video on demand (SVOD) services via audio recognition software installed in 44,000 U.S. homes that contain Nielsen's TV set meters. While the highly-secretive Netflix has stated in the past that Nielsen's ratings are “not even close” to being accurate, it is the most reliable measure yet of SVOD viewership data.

According to the numbers compiled by Nielsen, the audience for Homecoming was 63% African American on the day of its premiere and 55% over its first seven days, more than any other Netflix original film or series analyzed to date (the closest was Bird Box with 24%). Hispanics, meanwhile, made up 15% of viewers, while Asians comprised 5%.

Beyoncé Rehearses For Homecoming

April 30, 2019

Beyoncé and her team rehearsed for 8 months to bring her Coachella show to life. Watch it all come together in Homecoming: A film by Beyoncé, only on Netflix.

'Lemonade' Returns to Top 10 on Billboard 200

April 29, 2019

It’s a big week for Beyoncé on the Billboard 200 albums chart, as the diva claims a pair of concurrent top 10 albums for the first time.

Her 2016 album Lemonade re-enters the list at No. 9 following its wide streaming release, and Homecoming: The Live Album jumps 7-4 after its first full chart tracking week of activity. Further, two more Beyoncé albums dot the list, as both I Am… Sasha Fierce and her self-titled set re-enter the tally.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units are comprised of traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new May 4-dated chart, where Lemonade re-enters at No. 9, will be posted in full on Billboard's websites on April 30.

Homecoming: The Live Album rises 7-4 after its first full chart tracking week of activity, earning 57,000 equivalent album units (up 47%) in the week ending April 25. The album gains in both SEA and TEA units, but declines in album sales (8,000; down 43%). On the April 26-dated chart (reflecting the tracking week ending April 18), the album debuted on the list from just two days of activity, as it was released on April 17.

Beyonce's 'Homecoming' Album Debuts in Top 10 on Billboard 200

April 23, 2019

Beyoncé’s surprise-released Homecoming: The Live Album debuts at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 chart with 38,000 units earned from just two days of tracking activity (with 14,000 of that sum in album sales). The album dropped with no warning in the very early hours of Wednesday, April 17, and the tracking week for the chart ended on April 18. (Billboard’s album charts’ tracking week runs Friday through Thursday.)

Homecoming: The Live Album was released to digital retail and streaming services shortly after the premiere of Beyoncé’s Homecoming film on Netflix at 12:01 a.m. on April 17. Both projects chronicle Beyoncé’s headlining performances at the 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

Homecoming: The Live Album is Beyoncé’s eighth top 10 album as a soloist. She also recently visited the top 10 as one-half of The Carters (alongside husband Jay-Z) with 2018’s No. 2-peaking Everything Is Love.

It’s possible that Homecoming: The Live Album could rise higher on next week’s Billboard 200 chart (dated May 4), after its first full tracking week of activity.

Homecoming: The Live Album Booklet

April 21, 2019

In the gallery you'll find the entire booklet for "Homecoming: The Live Album"!

Beyonce's Netflix Deal Worth a Whopping $60 Million

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.)

Shop Beyonce Homecoming Collection

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.

Beyonce Released 'Homecoming' Live Album Along With Netflix Documentary

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.

"Homecoming" Advance Screenings

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.

Netflix Shares First Trailer for Beyoncé Documentary Homecoming

April 8, 2019

This intimate, in-depth look at Beyoncé's celebrated 2018 Coachella performance reveals the emotional road from creative concept to cultural movement. Premiering April 17. Only on Netflix.

Netflix Teases Possible Beyoncé ‘Homecoming’ Documentary

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.

Beyonce Is Working on New Music and a Netflix Special?

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.

More photos from India

December 22, 2018

Beyonce shared more photos from her trip to India.






More photos from South Africa

December 19, 2018

Beyonce shared her thoughts on the Global Citizen Festival and more photos from South Africa on Instagram.

"After settling in at home from a beautiful trip to South Africa and India, I am still in awe that 7.1 BILLION dollars was raised to aid Global Citizen in its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty.
I’d like to give my praise and respect to all the speakers, performers, and volunteers who donated their time to contribute to making positive change. Every person in the audience at FNB Stadium earned a seat because they generously donated their time to help their community. Now their efforts and the money raised will help improve education, healthcare, sanitation, women’s rights, and countless other causes for millions across the globe.
I felt so much positivity and pride in the audience at Global Citizen: Mandela 100. Madiba, Johannesburg, and all of my African sisters and brothers, we hope we made you as proud as you all make us. South Africa was an extraordinary trip for me and my family. God bless.
If you would like to become a Global Citizen you can get more info at globalcitizen.org"

"Thank you to the talented African designers who kept me feeling fresh. Y’all go so hard. 🐝"


Isha Ambani & Anand Piramal's Pre-Wedding Party

December 9, 2018

Beyonce performed at Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal's pre-wedding party in India today.




Mandela 100: The City

December 5, 2018

Beyonce shared new photos from South Africa.




UPDATE: She posted even more photos.

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Super star Beyonce will be performing a special one-off intimate gig at Shepherds Bush Empire on June 27th. The money-can’t-buy tickets can only be attained by entering Belverdere’s exclusive competition via facebook.com/BelvedereVodkaUK. The winner will also win one night in a hotel, a luxury dinner and travel from home to London – all courtesy of Belverdere. The competition ends on June 25th, winners will be contacted on June 26th and the concert is on June 27th – also the day of Beyonce’s new album 4 is released. The event will begin with a screening of a new documentary about the making of 4, followed soon after by Beyonce and her band. Don’t wait. Just enter.
Are you totally obsessed with Beyonce? Um, yeah, us too. Probably because she’s one pop singer we can count on to always put on an amazing performance. With her new CD, 4, coming out soon, B is everywhere these days promoting her new music — so obvi we’re giving you a chance to see her live in concert! And as if that weren’t good enough, did we mention these tickets are VIP? Only the best for our loyal readers! Beyonce is performing at Good Morning America on July 1, and two very lucky readers will each win a pair of tix that are right next to the stage. Oh, and we’re also going to throw in a copy of Beyonce’s new album. Here’s how to enter:

STEP 1: LIKE Teen.com on Facebook

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This sweepstakes ends June 29, 2011 at 12:00PM EST. Good luck!
We can’t think of a better way to start the day than with Beyoncé. Rise and shine with the pop icon as she performs on “Good Morning America’s” Summer Concert Series on Friday, July 1. But instead of watching it on television, how would you like to get up close with B? We’ve teamed with Columbia Records to give one lucky Rap-Up.com reader a pair of VIP tickets to see her live and receive a copy of her highly-anticipated album 4. You and a guest will be inches away from Beyoncé as she commands the stage in New York’s Central Park. Enter for your chance to win and make sure to purchase 4 on June 28.

TO ENTER: Leave a comment here telling us why you love Beyoncé in 20 words or less. Be sure to include a valid email address where we can contact you (this will not be publicly displayed). One entry per person. Entrants must live in the New York area and provide their own transportation to and from the concert. The winner will need to arrive around 6 a.m. on July 1. Good luck!
Beyoncé may have taken a year off to relax and find inspiration, but she's back now and about to take over the small screen. That's right, Beyoncé's coming to your TV with a slew of appearances, none of which you'll want to miss. From live concerts to award show appearances to an intimate interview with a certain Englishman, Beyoncé's delivering.

June 26 on BBC
LIVE from Glastonbury Festival

June 26 on BET
2011 BET Awards

June 27 on CNN
Piers Morgan Interview

June 28 on M6
X Factor France Finale

July 1 on ABC
Good Morning America Summer Concert Series

July 4 on ABC
Good Morning America Summer Concert Series (Part 2!)

July 4 on NBC
Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular
Depending on how you track the time, it's been 486 days, 11,680 hours, 700,800 minutes, 42,048,000 seconds, or just plain too long since Beyoncé's last concert. That all ended tonight when Beyoncé took to the stage at Palais Nikala in Nice for the first of her three shows in France leading up to her headlining slot on the final night the UK's prestigious Glastonbury Festival this Sunday. Beyoncé and her all-female band head to Lille for a show on Wednesday and to Amneville on Thursday.


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From here on out we don't want to hear anyone using the term "diva" to describe anyone. It's over. Done. Dead. Enough. Well, except for Beyoncé. For her we'll allow it since she truly encompasses everything the word once meant: glamour, ferocity, beauty, and -- perhaps most importantly -- talent. On June 28th, Ms. Knowles is gracing us with a new album, her fourth solo venture, the aptly titled 4. The world has already been treated to the infectious "Run The World (Girls)" and just the other week we gushed about how much we love the second single, "Best Thing I Never Had," but just wait until you hear the rest of the album (which we we're given a preview of last week). Once again Beyoncé refused to follow anyone else's lead and instead produced a collection of songs that sounds like no one but herself. In honor of the release of 4, we're giving away two Beyoncé prize packs, which each include the new album and two VIP pit tickets to attend her Good Morning America concert on July 1. To win, simply leave a comment here telling us what your favorite Beyoncé song is and why by Wednesday, June 29 at 11:59pm ET. We'll choose two winners at random from the entries received. We cannot provide transportation or lodging, so if you're not a NYC resident, you'll need to make your own arrangements to get to the concert.
Beyoncé Knowles's 4 is out June 28, and we're so excited for her first new album in almost three years! To celebrate Beyoncé we're giving away an awesome trip to meet the superstar before the release of 4. One lucky winner will star in our I'm a Huge Fan series, which means a trip to NYC to meet Beyoncé in person with PopSugar. There will be a few fun surprises and challenges along the way, too! We're looking for one of Beyoncé's biggest fans, so prove you're it by taking our trivia quiz about her amazing career! Check out the official rules here. If you're not already a PopSugar member, register now for free. Enter by June 22 at 11:59 p.m. PDT and countdown the release of 4 here with songs, photos, and more revealed everyday!
Two days after her album 4 is officially released, Beyoncé is set to perform at the 2011 BET Awards, which air live from Los Angeles at the Shrine Auditorium on June 26. The "Run the World (Girls)" singer, known for power--packed performances, hasn't announced what she'll sing yet, but as it turns out, she's also nominated for an award at the show. The singer is up against Rihanna, Jennifer Hudson, Keri Hilson and Marsha Ambrosius in the Best Female R&B Artist category. According to EW.com, Mary J. Blige, Kelly Rowland and Trey Songz are also slated to perform on the awards show. And "The Voice" judge and "F--- You" singer Cee-Lo Green will make a special appearance on the show, the website reported. Previously announced performers include Jill Scott, Alicia Keys, Lil Wayne, Drake and Chris Brown, who's up for six awards.
NBC celebrates the nation’s birthday extravaganza with an all-star line-up of performances, including multi-platinum iconic artist Beyoncé and country music superstar Brad Paisley. Hosted by Nick Lachey, from NBC’s “The Sing-Off,” the show will air on Monday, July 4th 9-10 p.m. ET, 8-9 p.m. CT. The Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks, the nation’s largest Fourth of July fireworks display, returns to the Hudson River to illuminate the sky over New York City with a glorious spectrum of colors, shapes and sparkling dazzlers. More than 40,000 firework shells will ignite the sky for the nation’s 235th birthday party. “Gift Of Freedom,” the theme of this year’s Macy’s Fireworks display, will pay special tribute to the 125th Anniversary year of the Statue of Liberty that for generations has served as a beacon of hope and freedom for millions. The telecast is a production of Universal Media Studios in association with Macy’s. Brad Lachman will executive produce. Lachman’s credits include a variety of NBC specials, including the “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade,” “Christmas in Rockefeller Center,” in addition to “Don’t Forget the Lyrics!” and a variety of other projects.
You've probably heard by now that Beyoncé will be performing live on Friday, July 1st as part of Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series. Want to be in the audience, but don't want to wait in line? Today, we've teamed-up with New York Magazine to give away a pair of VIP tickets for the performance. Click here to enter! Be sure to come back every day over the coming two weeks to see who else we've teamed-up with to give away tickets, including a big ticket giveaway right here at BeyonceOnline coming soon.
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Pop megastar Beyonce reportedly arrived in London yesterday, weeks ahead of her headlining slot at Glastonbury festival so she can rehearse at a secret location. The 29-year-old will close the three-day UK event, the same festival her husband Jay-Z previously headlined in 2008, on June 26 and has hired a rehearsal studio in London to perfect her show. An insider told British newspaper the Daily Mirror: 'Beyonce is so nervous about the gig she has booked the space for two weeks so she can perfect the set, which will include dizzying pyrotechnics. She's literally playing with fire. 'Her performance at Glastonbury is already looking epic. She's been given a helping hand by Jay-Z and Kanye West who both look set to perform numbers with her.'
US rapper Jay-Z has gushed about his talented wife Beyonce after posting a video online of her rehearsing backstage. The Crazy In Love hitmaker was preparing for her performance on the American Idol final. And Jay-Z, 41, couldn't help but praise the 29 year-old's talent. He wrote on his LifeandTimes website: 'Sometimes you need perspective. You've been right in front of greatness so often that you need to step back and see it again for the first time.' He added: 'This is the dressing room rehearsal for American Idol. No microphone. No effects.'

Big things are in store for the finale of American Idol's 10th season. A production source tells The Hollywood Reporter that in addition to U2's Bono and The Edge (who are performing with the cast members from Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), show judge Steven Tyler will be singing onstage. And, he'll be in good company. According to the source, the Aerosmith frontman will be joined by Carrie Underwood, Lady Gaga and Beyonce who will perform a group medley along with contestants Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina. There has also been talk that judge Jennifer Lopez will return to the stage (she performed her single "On the Floor" two weeks ago), but nothing has been confirmed as of yet. On Tuesday's episode, a pre-taped performance of this year's send-off song, "Don't You Forget About Me" by Season Seven winner David Cook will be aired. And, though he tweeted that he would not be singing because he wasn't asked to, last season's winner Lee Dewyze will be in attendance. He was spotted downtown at the LA Live courtyard along with Idol alums Elliott Yamin, Michael Johns, Didi Benami, Nicky McKibbin, Andrew Garcia and Jason Castro.
When Beyonce took to the stage at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards this past Sunday (May 22), she gave what was, quite possibly, the performance of her lifetime. It certainly ranks up there among the most memorable in the award show's history. Honored with the Billboard Millennium Award, Beyonce performed her current single, 'Run the World (Girls)' while dancing and interacting with high-tech video projections synced behind her. Indeed, the word "epic" comes to mind, as it was a dazzling marriage of choreography and technology, the likes of which have rarely been seen on live television. However, some have argued that the word "groundbreaking" might be misleading -- Beyonce's performance may have been unique in its execution, but the basic idea actually came from a performance by Italian pop singer Lorella Cuccerini in 2010. The visuals, dancing and even sequencing are remarkably similar at points. That's no coincidence, nor is it a rip-off. Rather, Beyonce acknowledges the direct influence. "My makeup artist showed me the performance of Lorella Cuccarini a year ago, and it inspired me so much," Beyonce tells AOL Music, exclusively. "I then met with the talented people who worked on it. The technology and concept were so genius. Thank god for YouTube or I would have never been exposed to something so inspiring. I never worked so hard on anything in my life as that performance for the Billboard Awards." Naturally, YouTube is now flooded with side-by-side comparisons of the two performances and, yes, it is fascinating to see how ideas can evolve from one creative entity to the next. But whereas critics are quick to point out influences, musicians are more prone to identify them as inspiration. In turn, Beyonce's performance will now, no doubt, "influence" other artists at future award shows. For proof, check back next year. And that, of course, is exactly why Beyonce is a Billboard Millennium Award recipient. Read more...