It looks like MTV accidentally confirmed that Beyonce is performing at the EMAs! The broadcaster just uploaded a promo video to their YouTube account with the description: “Don’t miss Miley Cyrus, Beyonce, Iggy Azalea, Eminem and more performing Sunday, November 9th.” It could just be a mistake but the other three artists mentioned have already been announced, so maybe they let the cat out of the bag?
If Queen Bey does take the stage, it will be the diva’s first televised performance since that mesmerizing medley at the MTV VMAs in September. And if she does appear, it’s a pretty safe bet that she’ll perform the “***Flawless” remix with Nicki Minaj — after all, the femcee is hosting the event. See the cute promo video and a screengrab of the description after the jump. More »
Each month, we take a look at our favorite pop stars gracing the glossy covers of fashion, health, music and lifestyle magazines across the world and ask you to choose the best cover!
The chilly season has arrived, and it’s up to some of our favorite pop stars to provide us with some fashion-forward fall lewks of the cover of today’s hottest fashion and lifestyle magazines. Who will reign supreme across the November issue array?
The boys of One Direction look charming and silly as ever on the cover of Seventeen, while Rita Ora serves sultry over-the-shoulder camouflage for Teen Vogue. Charli XCX exemplifies cool on Complex, Beyoncé gives beach body for Cosmopolitan Australia and Taylor Swift stands tall in a bold print on Fashion and Jessie J shows off a shapely figure on Cosmopolitan UK. All gorgeous covers for sure, but which one’s your favorite?
Check out the upcoming covers below, and then place your vote for your favorite of the month! More »
Jessica Mauboy is currently heating up the charts in Australia with new Babyface-penned/produced single “Can I Get A Moment?”. The latest cut from the pop diva’s third LP Beautiful, which is being rereleased on November 21, debuted at number five on the ARIA singles chart after a promo blitz that included a sizzling performance on the finale of X Factor.
The 25-year-old is hoping to build on that momentum by dropping the cute (but familiar) video. “Can I Get A Moment?” obviously draws inspiration from Beyonce‘s “Love On Top” visual, which was a cute reworking of New Edition‘s “If It Isn’t Love” clip. It’s hardly surprising given Jessica’s love for all things Queen Bey and the format fits the song perfectly. Watch up top. More »
Beyonce is notorious for being extremely private about her personal life, and even though she’s been recently letting her fans into her world via Instagram posts, the singer is still tight-lipped about certain topics. Well, that will all be changing soon!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, a biography about King Bey is in the works. The as-yet-titled book, written by J. Randy Taraborrelli, plans to explore her entire life — from her childhood performances, her time withe Destiny’s Child and her relationship with Jay Z. In a statement, the author said “Beyoncé has lived a most incredible, inspiring life. I know my readers will enjoy her journey.” More »
“Getting money, divas gettin’ money.” That iconic song lyric has turned into Beyonce‘s personal life mantra. When she’s not making bank with record-breaking ticket sales and song royalties, Queen Bey is looking for other ways to diversify her brand. Like inking a massive deal with British retailer Topshop to collaborate on a range of activewear.
Granted, tracksuits and sneakers aren’t the first thing that come to mind when you think of the “Drunk In Love” diva, but there’s method to this madness. “Creating a partnership with Beyonce, one of the most hard-working and talented people in the world, who spends many hours of her life dancing, rehearsing and training is a unique opportunity to develop this category [of clothing],” says Topshop big-wig Philip Green.
And the 33-year-old is just as enthusiastic about the upcoming collaboration. “I have always loved Topshop for its fashion credentials and forward thinking,” Bey explained. “Working with its development team to create and produce a technical and fashion-led collection is exciting, and I’m looking forward to participating in all aspects of this partnership.” More »
It’s time for our quarterly round-up of raunchy pop diva pics! And, as usual, the leading ladies of music did not disappoint. In further proof that 2014 is the year of the nude, it was almost an embarrassment of the riches with everyone from 19-year-old newcomer Niykee Heaton to 56-year-old pop legend Madonna losing their clothes in the name of self expression/free publicity.
The usual candidates are all represented. Outtakes from Rihanna‘s iconic Lui magazine shoot surfaced online and got everyone clicking, while Miley Cyrus‘ Instagram account remains a valid alternative to PornHub. Honorable mentions go to Nicki Minaj and Iggy Azalea for proving that rap divas do it better. Peruse the (semi-NSFW) gallery up top. More »
Did You Hear?
:: Congrats are in order for Beyonce and Jay Z! According to People, the star couple renewed their wedding vows after six years of marriage. Maybe now those divorce rumors can be put to an end. [People]
:: Courtney Love will try her hand at acting again, as the Hole singer is set to appear on FOX’s Empire. She will be a recurring guest star on the upcoming drama, playing the role of rocker Elle Dallas. [The Hollywood Reporter]
:: Dr. Dre and music mogul Jimmy Iovine are planning to start their own college. The duo sold their Beats headphones company to Apple for a few billion dollars, and used the money to fund the new venture.The program’s name is called the “USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology, and the Business of Innovation.” [Pigeons & Planes]
:: Nine years after his single “You’re Beautiful” debuted, James Blunt is finally agreeing with the rest of the world that the song was (and still is) annoying. He told Hello! magazine, “I think, at the end of the day, I was marketed by a record company to appeal to women during Desperate Housewives‘ commercials and you lose 50 percent of the population in doing so.” Hey, better late than never! [Billboard]
:: Anna Todd, an up-and-coming novelist who writes One Direction fan fiction, just scored a six-figure publishing deal. After, her debut erotic book that follows a character’s sexual interactions with a guy named Harry Styles, will hit your nearest bookshelves next week. [Rolling Stone]
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RoccStar is one of the hottest producers in the game right now — not to mention an aspiring artist in his own right — with placements on Chris Brown‘s X and Jennifer Lopez‘s A.K.A.. I recently interviewed the hitmaker (coming soon) about those projects and his work on Beyonce‘s game-changing visual album. He spent a week with Queen Bey and cooked up two killer tunes but they weren’t used when she veered towards a different sound.
“I was there for like 7 days with Bey,” RoccStar remembers. “[They went with] a lot of DJ Mustard type stuff, with ‘Drunk In Love’ and ‘Partition’. I’m more on the left side of things, so I don’t think I was a good fit for that project because the records I had were maybe a little too futuristic and a little too advanced.”
“I think she wanted to swing with what was happening right now,” he continues. “I respect that, I mean Beyonce is amazing. So I don’t care what decision she makes! There were two songs that were crazy, ‘Turn It On’ and ‘Legends’ but they didn’t make it on the project.” The “Confidence” rapper later played me a snippet of the former club-banger and it sounded incredible with one of Bey’s best vocals and bone-rattling beats. Hopefully both tracks find a home with other artists eventually. More »
Beyonce and Jay Z‘s inescapable smash, “Drunk In Love,” has quickly become the ultimate turn-up anthem for partygoers worldwide. But now the hit gets stripped of its club-ready roots and transforms to a reggae-inspired groove – thanks to ESTA.
The San Diego-based producer spins the tune into a tropical mid-tempo, featuring bouncy percussion, swooping horns and staccatto guitar flicks. The result is a song that is perfectly suitable for the beach, where Beyonce and Jay Z frequently spent their summer months. Take a listen to ESTA.’s “Drunk In Love” remix below. More »