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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!

Beyonce nominated at the 2019 National Film & TV Awards

November 16, 2019

The National Film Academy based in the UK returns to the US with the second instalment of the prestigious annual National Film & TV Awards .

The National Film Academy produces the National Film Awards UK which is one of Europe’s leading awards ceremony for motion picture. Now in its 6th year, the Academy last year launched the US version of the successful British awards in Los Angeles and last month it announced the return for its second US instalment with official nominations for this year’s much anticipated 2nd annual National Film & TV Awards.

Over 1.2 million television and film fans including academy members in Europe, Asia and North America submitted their nominations in the respected categories and public voting is set to commence until the 21st of November 2019 at www.nationalfilmandtvawards/voting.

The prestigious 2nd annual National Film & TV Awards is set to take place at the Globe Theatre, in Los Angeles on the 3rd of December 2019.

Check out Beyonce's nominations below and make sure to vote!

Beyoncé Wins at the 2019 E! People's Choice Awards

November 11, 2019

The 45th People's Choice Awards were held last night in Santa Monica, California. Beyoncé won The Animated Movie Star of 2019 for her voice acting in The Lion King. She was nominated alongside America Ferrera (How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World), Tom Hanks (Toy Story 4), Kevin Hart (The Secret Life of Pets 2), Ryan Reynolds (Pokémon Detective Pikachu), Chris Pratt (The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part), Tiffany Haddish (The Secret Life of Pets 2) and Awkwafina (The Angry Birds Movie 2). Congrats!

Beyoncé Reportedly Shoots "Brown Skin Girl" Video in London

November 3, 2019

Beyoncé is set to revisit her The Lion King: The Gift album with a music video for “Brown Skin Girl,” which is being filmed on various south London estates.

The album was released this past summer, but now the song will be treated as a single, according to the Daily Mail. Filming is taking place in both Catford and Thamesmead, along with members of the superstar’s team being seen near the HM Prison Thameside on Thursday.

The LEMONADE singer’s casting team is requesting “black and brown people of different cultures, nationalities, ethnicities, genders and ages” in London to come forward for the video.

A source also detailed to the Daily Mail Beyoncé’s wish to have the video “truly represent the essence of the song” and to have “normal people step forward and tell their stories” despite having name-dropped iconic figures like Naomi Campbell and Lupita Nyong’o in the lyrics.

Additional requests for people include different family structures, citing a request for blended, single parent, queer and adopted families. The video will also have a focus on a variety of body shapes and ages. The age range is stated to be girls as young as six months all the way to elderly women.

The video is set to be directed by Jean Nkiru, who worked on The Carters “APESH**T” video. “Brown Skin Girl” features Saint Jhn, Wizkid and Beyoncé’s own daughter Blue Ivy Carter.

Beyonce and Jay-Z Throw Halloween Party in West Hollywood

November 3, 2019

Gabrielle Union, Jessica Alba, Lil Nas X and more stars dressed up for Beyonce and Jay-Z’s epic Halloween party at the all-female members-only club, The AllBright, in West Hollywood. Stars flocked to Heidi Klum’s Halloween party in New York - but the East Coasters all attended Beyonce’s ultra-glamorous shindig.

The AllBright is an exclusive members’ club that provides an environment for women to connect, create and collaborate - but on Thursday night, it was transformed into a Halloween haven courtesy of Queen B and her celebrity pals.

Lil Nas X shared a photo of himself and Jay-Z, who was dressed as Vincent Vega from Quentin Tarantino’s film Pulp Fiction. Beyonce was most likely Mia Wallace.

Beyonce Nominated at the 2019 American Music Awards

October 27, 2019

The nominations for the 2019 American Music Awards were recently announced and Beyonce is up for one award! Make sure to vote both on Billboard and Google.

Favorite Female Artist, Soul/R&B
Beyoncé
Lizzo
Ella Mai

The 2019 AMAs will take place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Nov. 24. The live show will air that day on ABC starting at 8:00 p.m. ET.

Beyoncé Earns 6 Nominations at the 2019 Soul Train Awards

October 25, 2019

Nominees for BET Presents: 2019 Soul Train Awards have been revealed. The annual celebration will air live on BET and BET HER for first time ever on November 17th at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas --8p (ET). This year Beyoncé is nominated in six categories:

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist
Ari Lennox
Beyoncé
H.E.R.
Lizzo
Mary J. Blige
Summer Walker

Song of the Year
"Before I Let Go," Beyoncé
"No Guidance," Chris Brown feat. Drake
"Shot Clock," Ella Mai
"Talk," Khalid
"Juice," Lizzo
"Girls Need Love (Remix)," Summer Walker feat. Drake

"Homecoming" Leads Broadcast Nominations for 2020 Cinema Eye Honors

October 25, 2019

Cinema Eye Honors kicked off its 2020 season today with the first awards announcements of its 13th year recognizing artistry and innovation in nonfiction filmmaking. Underlining its ongoing commitment to filmmaking craft and recognizing the artisans essential to nonfiction cinema, Cinema Eye announced nominees for two new awards: Outstanding Achievement in Editing for a Broadcast Film or Series and Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography for a Broadcast Film or Series.

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter’s Homecoming, her Netflix concert film/tribute to Historic Black Colleges and Universities, led the Broadcast honorees with 3 nominations: Broadcast Film, Broadcast Editing and Broadcast Cinematography:

Broadcast Film
Apollo: Mission to the Moon (Directed by Tom Jennings | National Geographic)
At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal (Directed by Erin Lee Carr | HBO)
Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists (Directed by Jonathan Alter, Steven McCarthy and John Block | HBO)
Homecoming (Directed by Beyoncé Knowles-Carter | Netflix)
Leaving Neverland (Directed by Dan Reed | HBO)
The Sentence (Directed by Rudy Valdez | HBO)

Mathew Knowles Announces Unreleased Project From Girl's Tyme

October 25, 2019

Unreleased Girl's Tyme album coming soon on all streaming platforms!

Beyoncé Wins 2 BreakTudo Awards

October 22, 2019

The 2019 BreakTudo Awards were held on Sunday, October 20 in São Paulo, Brazil. Beyoncé was nominated in two categories and won both awards - Album of the Year for "Homecoming: The Live Album" and Best Soundtrack Song for "Spirit" from The Lion King. Congrats!

Billboard To Honor Beyoncé With Executive Of The Year Award

October 18, 2019

Beyoncé is set to receive another major honor—as she should.

Billboard‘s third annual R&B Hip-Hop Players Issue, on stands Saturday, will spotlight major musicians and executives in the music industry, with Beyoncé and Parkwood Entertainment COO Steve Pamon both receiving the Executive of the Year Award.

The singer told Billboard that she chose Pamon as her COO because “we share a similar philosophy about business.”

“You don’t have to be an asshole to get things done,” she added. “It was important that I found someone with good character as a human being, with values whom I could truly trust, and someone who understands that my priority for my company is always creativity and art over commerce.”

Previously, the Morehouse College graduate worked at JPMorgan Chase, the NFL and HBO. Pamon also earned a degree from Stanford University.

Shatta Wale Confirms "Already" Music Video

October 11, 2019

In a recent interview, Shatta Wale confirmed that he shot a music video for "Already" with Beyonce in the US. Can't wait!

Beyonce's submissions for the 2020 Grammy Awards

September 28, 2019

Beyonce's submissions for the 2020 Grammy Awards have been revealed! See below.

Homecoming: Album of the Year, Best Urban Contemporary Album, Best Music Film
Spirit: Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance, Best Song Written for Visual Media, Best Music Video
Mood 4 Eva: Best Rap/Sung Performance, Best Rap Song
Before I Let Go: Best R&B Performance
Brown Skin Girl: Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Beyonce Recording New Music?

September 23, 2019

Beyonce might be working on new music! Musician Heavy Mellow posted the following message on Twitter:

"Just accidentally walked into Beyoncé’s session at this studio I’m at and almost got tased by security"

UPDATE: Another person, Bruce Wayne (@Don59Wayne) tweeted about seeing her in the studio:

"Beyoncé was at the studio I’m at. I just missed her"

The Lion King: The Gift Merch Collection

September 17, 2019

The Lion King: The Gift merchandise collection is now available on Shop Beyonce!

Beyonce Filming a Music Video for "Already"?

September 7, 2019

Beyonce reportedly shot a music video for "Already" from "The Lion King: The Gift" last week! One of the dancers hired for the video posted several times about the video shoot. Check out his posts below.

Beyoncé's 38th Birthday

September 4, 2019

Today Beyoncé celebrates her 38th birthday. Happy birthday B! We love you!

Beyonce Drops '90s-Inspired BeySearch Merchandise Collection

August 21, 2019

Beyoncé is back with some new merchandise for fans. The pop and R&B legend released the BeySearch Collection, which went live on her official website around 1 p.m. ET on Friday (Aug. 9).

The fresh capsule was inspired by the millions of images that flood your Google Image search, filled with every memorable step of Bey's career. Each item's design attempts to capture an aesthetic of a "90s teenager's bedroom walls combined with the tidal wave of today's meme culture," according to a press release.

There's a lot going on with each piece, as the apparel and accessories are almost a Beyoncé Knowles-Carter mood board of sorts. The collection includes windbreakers, bucket hats, shorts, bodycon dresses, work shirts, crop tops, fanny packs, and phone cases.

Shop the BeySearch Collection now!

Vogue Beyoncé Portrait Heading to Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

August 21, 2019

A striking portrait of Beyoncé, shot by the rising photographer Tyler Mitchell for Vogue’s all-important September issue last year, is on its way to the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington.

Mr. Mitchell, who is the first African-American photographer and one of the youngest to shoot a cover for Vogue, announced the news online on Tuesday.

“A year ago today we broke the flood gates open,” Mr. Mitchell said on Instagram. “Since then it was important to spend the whole year running through them making sure every piece of the gate was knocked down. And now I’m glad to share this picture is being acquired into” the museum.

Concetta Duncan, a spokeswoman for the museum, confirmed the acquisition, but said the piece would not be on permanent display. It’s under discussion as to when the photograph will go on view, she said.

“We are delighted to acquire this magnificent portrait of Beyoncé,” Leslie Ureña, associate curator of photographs for the museum, said in a statement. “This particular work brought us closer to Beyoncé’s words, appearing within the magazine’s pages, and showing us more of the historic shoot.”

A Trio of 'Lion King' Albums Crowd Top 10 on Soundtracks Chart

July 31, 2019

The top 10 of Billboard's latest Soundtracks chart, dated Aug. 3, is brought to you by all things The Lion King, as three companion albums to both the new Disney movie and the same-named 1994 animated film populate the region.

Beyoncé’s new The Lion King: The Gift project opens at No. 1 on the tally, earning 54,000 equivalent album units in the week ending July 25, according to Nielsen Music. Meanwhile, Walt Disney Records’ new The Lion King soundtrack climbs 4-2 on the tally with 22,000 units earned (up 46%), and the same label’s soundtrack to the 1994 animated film pounces 13-9 with 7,000 units (up 48%).

The Soundtracks chart ranks the most popular soundtrack 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).

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Beyonce has been nominated in one category for the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards:

R&B Artist of the Year
Beyoncé
Chris Brown
The Weeknd
Trey Songz
Usher

The 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards are set to take place on April 3rd, at the Forum in Los Angeles, and will be televised live on TBS, TNT, and truTV at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT., as well as simulcast on iHeartMedia stations nationwide, and on the iHeartRadio digital music platform.
Due to the amount of hair pulling that ensued as a result of Beyoncé‘s Formation World Tour presale, the Queen added a second show at Citi Field on June 8 in addition to the concert on June 7. BeyHive fan club members will have a chance to purchase advance tickets at 10 a.m today, Feb. 10 2016 with a special promo code.

There has also been a date added at the 90K capacity Rose Bowl in LA on Saturday, May 14, 2016. More information here.

For complete tour and ticket information, visit www.beyonce.com and www.livenation.com.


BEYONCÉ announced THE FORMATION WORLD TOUR today following her appearance during SuperBowl 50. The highly-anticipated tour, promoted by Live Nation, presented by American Express and produced by Parkwood Entertainment, will kick off in North America on April 27 in Miami, Fla. at Marlins Park with 21 additional stadium dates lined up throughout the country including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, Philadelphia, Dallas and more. The European leg of THE FORMATION WORLD TOUR will start on June 28 in Sunderland, United Kingdom at Stadium of Light. Additional European stadium dates include London, Manchester, Zurich, Amsterdam, Paris, Milan, Stockholm, Frankfurt and more. A full list of tour dates and venues is below.

Tickets will go on sale starting Monday, Feb. 15 in Europe and Tuesday, Feb. 16 in North America (full on sale schedule provided at end of release). Beyhive members may purchase tickets in advance beginning Tuesday, Feb. 9 and Monday, Feb. 15 for shows going on sale on Feb. 22. Read more...
The Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show just got way more exciting.

As if it wasn't enough that Beyoncé dropped a brand new song and music video on Saturday, sources confirm to ET that the singer will be performing the surprise single, titled "Formation," on Sunday during the Pepsi Halftime Show at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

Judging from what we've already seen in the music video, which was released on the 34-year-old singer's website, we can already tell it's going to be epic.
Beyonce's Parkwood Entertainment company is getting an overhaul, with longtime GM Lee Anne Callahan-Longo leaving the company after five years, along with several other principals and staff members.

The move is part of a shift for the company as sources say Beyonce is relocating Parkwood's headquarters from New York to Los Angeles, where she spends the majority of her time. Parkwood's head of digital Lauren Wirtzer-Seawood left the company to join Instagram in November 2015 -- former Pledge Music executive Dan Ghosh-Roy took on that role in December -- and Callahan-Longo left before the end of the year. Steve Pamon, who ran the sports and entertainment marketing department at JP Morgan Chase since 2011, also came aboard as Chief Operating Officer in December as remaining staff began shifting to the West Coast.

Pamon was responsible for Chase Bank's sponsorship deal for Beyonce and Jay Z's On The Run stadium tour in 2014, which brought in an estimated 850,000 fans and grossed more than $100 million. He'll be tasked with running the day to day operations for Parkwood moving forward.

“Last year, Parkwood Entertainment created new departments and recruited new executives from the tech, business and entertainment sectors who joined the team to help grow Parkwood and its interests," Beyonce's rep Yvette Noel-Schure said in a statement provided to Page Six -- which also reported that former Warner Bros. Records exec Peter Thea is now working at Parkwood -- adding that senior staff were offered a chance to "reposition and stay on," while others decided to leave the company. "Lee Anne Callahan-Longo has worked with Beyonce for the last 10 years. Their friendship supersedes business, and while she is no longer an employee of Parkwood, she will remain an imperative part of Beyonce’s life."

Beyonce has one album remaining on her current deal with Columbia, but has been relatively quiet on the music front outside of a guest appearance on Coldplay's December LP A Head Full of Dreams. She's scheduled to join the band during its halftime set at the Super Bowl this Sunday, Feb. 7.

Beyonce's reps declined further comment.
Coldplay won't perform 'Hymn For The Weekend with Beyonce at the Super Bowl 50 halftime show.

The 'Single Ladies' singer provided uncredited guest vocals on the group's latest single, and though she'll be joining them on stage at the sporting spectacular on Sunday (02.07.16), it won't be on that track as the band feel it is too new.

Speaking at a press conference on Thursday (02.04.16), frontman Chris Martin said: "It only just came out, so I don't think it would be quite right. We love Beyonce's music. She's one of our all-time favourites, and she's one of the greatest performers I've ever witnessed.

Everyone who does this show knows it's the biggest honour."
Super Bowl's Greatest Halftime Shows, a two-hour special highlighting the best performances during the Super Bowl halftime shows, is set to air on CBS on Friday, February 5 at 9pm EST. The show will include performances and new interviews from the likes of Beyonce, U2, Bruno Mars and Katy Perry! Watch the commercial below.


In related news, Beyonce will reportedly attend the Super Bowl 50 Halftime Press Conference, which will take place on Thursday, February 4 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The event will be televised at 12:15 PM on the NFL Network.
The name of Beyoncé and Topshop's long-awaited sportswear brand has finally been revealed! "Ivy Park" was registered as a trademark name by Parkwood Topshop Athletic on December 11, 2015. You can read more about the trademark here.

Dancer Tammy Tansley will be featured in an advertising campaing for the fashion line, which reportedly was already shot in October! Her biography on bodyism.com states:

"Tammy models alongside her fitness career, she has led campaigns for brands including, FCUK, Topshop, Hunter, and Beyonce’s new fitness brand Ivy Park."

Beyonce wore pieces from the collection in the 7/11 interlude filmed for the Made In America festival! Watch the video again below.

Beyonce reportedly shot a music video for a song called "Formation"! @whatthekasim posted the following tweets:

"my dad shot 2 new Beyoncé videos and met Jay Z I'm jealous"

"apparently there's gonna b a Beyoncé song called formation or something"

He first revealed that his dad is going to work with Beyonce on January 22, the day before the video shoot in Los Angeles! See the tweet.

The title seems to be real, as it was featured on a style board that Beyonce's stylist Ty Hunter was spotted carrying out of her office back in August! See the picture again.

The song may have been produced by Boots. He tweeted the following:

"i guess y'all don't remember my "formation is key" tweet, huh"

Hopefully, we'll get a confirmation soon!
After an impromptu performance at a watering hole in Delhi's hip Hauz Khas last July, British rock band Coldplay took their India connection to the next level with a subsequent visit to Mumbai to shoot the music video for their new single, "Hymn for The Weekend" in October.

Now Sonam Kapoor does a cameo in the song, which is the second single of the band's seventh album, A Head Full of Dreams. When contacted, the elated actress confirmed the news, "I love Coldplay's music and so does the world. It was a huge honour to be a part of the video. It's a great concept and I had a lot of fun shooting for it."

The 30-year-old actress plays a mystical muse in the video directed by Ben Mor. "Sonam shot for a day last October at the Golfa Devi Temple in Worli and the Vasai fort," informs a source close to the actress. The video also features American pop diva Beyonce, who has also lent her vocals to the track.

The single is a follow-up to the album's first number, "Adventure of a lifetime," which became the band's 21st UK Top 40 hit and stayed in the top 10 for six weeks.

Sonam's sister, Rhea Kapoor, who often styles her looks conceptualised her appearance for this video too. "They zeroed in on a desi look with Sonam in a ghagra choli and wearing the traditional mang tika and a nose ring," adds the source.

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin sent the Indian social media into a meltdown when, accompanied by music composer Vishal Dadlani, actress Freida Pinto and members of the comedy collective, AIB, he turned up the Summer House cafe and belted out a few of the band's hits, including Paradise and Viva La Vida.

Martin and Freida had travelled to India with a non-profit organisation that is working to end extreme poverty by 2030.
Naughty Boy has hinted that Beyonce could be a surprise guests at the Brits this year - after their single Runnin’ featuring Arrow Benjamin was nominated for Best Video.

The DJ tells the Mirror: “I’ve spoken to Beyonce about it and she’s mad excited about it.

“She’s always invited to the Brits.”

The 2016 BRIT Awards will be held on February 24 at The O2 in London.
Lip Sync Battle didn't just launch its second season as a hit for Spike, it solidified its status as one of the few fresh and formidable reality shows on cable.

The Jan. 7 opener has already grossed a network best 4.7 million viewers and 3.4 rating among adults 18-49 after just three days of DVR, an anomaly in a crowded unscripted landscape that's been long-starved for the hit. And while its live viewing alone was enough to top cable's Thursday offerings, a cameo by Beyonce during the showdown between husband-and-wife Channing and Jenna Dewan Tatum brought a 88 percent boost from time-shifting.

Beyonce's arrival, it turns out, was a year in the making.

"We don't choose the songs for the performers — it's always their choice — and, since day one, the most requested artist has been Beyonce," Casey Patterson, who executive produces the show alongside Matador Content's Jay Peterson, told The Hollywood Reporter. "She's been the holy grail, and we've always been in contact with her camp. They know when we're gearing up for production."

Lip Sync Battle relies on the interest and participation of artists and record labels to clear rights for celebrities' chosen songs, so Beyonce has apparently been long aware of the interest to use her material. She gave the green light for Channing Tatum to tackle "Run the World (Girls)," but it wasn't until the eve of production that she committed to appearing alongside the actor. "Channing, during one of his rehearsals, sent an iPhone video message to her about two days before the show," says Patterson. "Only Channing and Beyonce know the back and forth, but I think that's what put it over the top." Read more...
It's official: Beyoncé is returning to the Super Bowl.

Pepsi, the sponsor of the halftime show, confirmed Thursday that the 20-time Grammy Award winner will be taking the stage alongside Coldplay at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. Feb. 7. "Beyoncé has been in the talks to perform for sometime but it was all top secret," a source tells E! News exclusively. "Beyoncé is very excited to be at this years big Super Bowl. She can't wait."

Beyoncé first performed the national anthem before Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004 at the Reliant Stadium in Houston. She returned in 2013 to headline the Super Bowl XLVII halftime show, held at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Beyoncé sang her biggest solo hits, including "Run the World (Girls)," "Love on Top," "Crazy in Love," "End of Time," "Baby Boy," "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" and "Halo." She also invited Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams to join her in performing Destiny's Child's "Bootylicious" and "Independent Women Part I."

The performance resulted in a blackout and a record number of tweets.

Super Bowl 50 should be even bigger. "Performing in the past at the Super Bowl was one of her favorite performances," a source tells E! News exclusively. "She loved the energy of the crowd. She is a big fan of Coldplay and thinks it's going to be a fantastic performance by both of them."

Beyoncé, who is friends with frontman Chris Martin and his wife Gwyneth Patlrow, has been on the same bill as Coldplay a number of times, most recently at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival in New York's Central Park. Beyoncé and Coldplay also collaborated on the band's seventh album, A Head Full of Dreams.

Additional performers for Super Bowl 50 are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
After rumors swirling that Beyonce would be writing and starring in a film about Saartjie (Sarah) Baartman -- the South African woman who appeared in freak shows because of her physical features during the 1800s -- the multi-hyphenate is denying her involvement.

"Beyonce is in no way tied to this project," her rep told Billboard in a statement (Jan. 5). "This is an important story that should be told, however."

Baartman -- shown off in exhibits under the name Hottentot Venus -- was made a spectacle across Europe, particularly England and Paris for her voluptuous shape. She died in 1815 at the age of 26 -- five years after her arrival in Europe -- but did not receive a proper burial in her native South Africa until 2002.

Jack Devnarain, chairman of the South African Guild of Actors, echoed Beyonce's sentiment, telling Billboard over e-mail that Baartman's story deserves recognition.

"The story of Saartjie Baartman is a tale of torture and humiliation of a woman, womanhood in general and an entire culture indigenous to Southern Africa. As an episode in South African history, it describes the crippling damage of racism, sexism and exploitation," he said. "Baartman was paraded as a freak and brutally robbed of her humanity. Her story needs to be told."