While a majority of us lessers rang in 2015 in the frigid cold, Beyonce, Jay Z and Princess Blue Ivy enjoyed the start of the new year in paradise! The musicial family took a vacation in Southeast Asian countries like Cambodia and Thaliand. Lucky for us, the “7/11″ diva posted various photos on her Instagram that spark instant weather envy! It just goes to show that Beyonce’s life will forever be fresher than yours.
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Charli XCX and Rita Ora showed off their rowdy robber sides in the “Doing It” video, which dropped today (January 20). But prior to its release, our favorite divas have tousled and gotten messy in the desert to achieve some pretty iconic videos over the years!
It goes to show that females can also be badasses in the Wild Wild West just as much (or even better than) the boys. In the gallery above, revisit ten of the best desert-themed music videos from ladies like Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Janet Jackson and more! More »
Mustard on the Bey, ho!
Beyoncé blessed us with a holiday surprise in the form of her trap bop “7/11″ (along with that incredible, choreography-filled homegrown video), and the song’s still getting plenty of mileage in 2015.
The latest form of “7/11″ goodness? DJ Mustard, the hot producer responsible for crafting popular cuts like Jeremih‘s “Don’t Tell ‘Em” and Tinashe‘s “2 On,” has gone and given Yonce’s Beyoncé: Platinum Edition cut a sweet, club-friendly makeover.
The sweat-inducing reinterpretation sees the producer mixing and mashing Bey’s vocals like cray across the slick production, including dizzying beat drops and tons of clapping electronic beats. It’s fresh…fresher than you! Smack it in the air and listen to DJ Mustard’s remix after the jump. More »
Straight after the reveal of the 2015 Brit Awards performance lineup, the nominations are now here! Unsurprisingly, Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran lead the pack with the most nods (five and four each, respectively) — but newcomers Royal Blood also come very close with three of their own.
Smith is up for categories like British Male Solo Artist and Mastercard Album of the Year for the his inescapable debut — In The Lonely Hour. Sheeran snags nominations for Best Single and Video of the Year for “Thinking Out Loud,” while Royal Blood received one for British Breakthrough.
As for the ladies? Ella Henderson is nominated for British Female Solo Artist and British Single for “Ghost.” Our U.S. faves (Beyonce, Lana Del Rey, Sia, St. Vincent…and Taylor Swift) are up for International Female Solo Artist. More »
If you weren’t already seduced by the Fifty Shades Of Grey soundtrack tracklist, which includes current iTunes Top 10 single “Love Me Like You Do” by Ellie Goulding, The Weeknd‘s “Earned It” and Beyonce‘s properly sexy new rendition of “Crazy Of In Love,” then perhaps the cover artwork will titillate you? Republic Records offered up the compilation’s art today, and if features Jamie Dornan putting the moves on what looks to be a hand-tied Dakota Johnson. The soundtrack is out February 10.
The full tracklist, which also includes artists like Sia, Jessie Ware, Skylar Grey, Laura Welsh, Frank Sinatra and the Rolling Stones, first surfaced last week. If you missed it then, you can catch it below. More »
Did You Hear?
:: One Direction‘s Harry Styles is now dating Victoria’s Secret model Nadine Leopold, according to multiple sources. The two aren’t exclusive, but Styles did take Leopold out to eat, twice, for her birthday last week. [Us Weekly]
:: Sam Smith kicked off his debut theater and arena tour on January 9 in Atlanta, by covering the 1937 show tune-turned-jazz standard “My Funny Valentine.” Until live footage surfaces online, revisit the studio version of his rendition. [Billboard]
:: Presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee accuses Jay Z of being a “pimp” exploiting Beyonce as a “sex object” during their 2014 Grammy Awards performance in his new book, God, Guns, Grits and Gravy. Perhaps he didn’t realize that the couple performed “Drunk in Love” — a Beyonce song. [US News & World Report]
:: MTV will bring back America’s Best Dance Crew, which ran for seven seasons and wrapped in 2012. Randy Jackson, former American Idol judge, is one of the show’s four executive producers. [Los Angeles Times]
:: Azealia Banks and Lupe Fiasco picked on each other on Twitter over the weekend. Why? We’re not sure. [Billboard]
:: Taylor Swift‘s dad has joined HAIM. Sort of. [Instagram]
Find out below what music you can catch on TV today. More »
Over the past few months, we’ve received bits of pieces of tunes off the upcoming 50 Shades Of Grey film — from Beyonce‘s sultry version of “Crazy In Love,” Ellie Goulding‘s “Love Me Like You Do” ballad and The Weeknd‘s steamy waltz that is “Earned It.” But today (January 9), the entire soundtrack tracklisting is here!
Alongside these three artists, soulful ladies Jessie Ware, Sia, Skylar Grey and Annie Lennox will also be featured on the project. Legendary acts like The Rolling Stones and Frank Sinatra (!) make appearances as well. Ol’ Blue Eyes’ tune is called “Witchcraft,” while Sia’s cut is a “Salted Wound.” Judging from these names and the sounds that we’ve heard so far, the 50 Shades Of Grey film is shaping up to be one of the sexiest this year! Look out for the soundtrack on February 10, and view the official tracklisting after the jump. More »
The Recording Academy Announces ’2015 Grammy Nominees’ Album Featuring Taylor Swift, Sia, Beyoncé And More
Eager to hear all of the 2015 Grammy Awards nominees together at once? You’re in luck: The Academy is releasing their yearly 2015 GRAMMY® Nominees compilation album.
Today, the organization announced that the 21st installment of their yearly nominee compilation will be released on January 20, featuring 21 of the hits nominated for awards this year, from categories like Album Of The Year and Record Of The Year, including Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor, Sam Smith, Charli XCX, Iggy Azalea and Sam Smith. And if you’re in the market for the CD, you’re doing good: A portion of the sales proceeds will benefit both the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares Foundation.
In addition to the charity proceeds, purchase of the record will also offer fans two chances to win a trip, either by pre-ordering the album online for a chance to win two tickets to this year’s show on February 8 in Los Angeles, or by entering a code found on game pieces inside physical editions of the record to win a trip to see the show next year. Check out the full tracklisting after the jump. More »
Beyonce Celebrates Blue Ivy’s Third Birthday With An Instagram Post: See 12 Of The Toddler’s Cutest Moments
Blue Ivy was famous before she was even born. As Beyonce and Jay Z‘s first child, she was destined to lead a life in the public eye but her superstar parents have done an admirable job of letting her have a (relatively) normal and anonymous childhood. Queen Bey celebrated the infant’s third birthday today (January 7) by posting a picture of a birthday cake with a humble candle and a shiny balloon. No doubt, they have something special in mind for later on.
To celebrate the birth of Blue Ivy, who holds the record for being the youngest person to chart on the Billboard R&B chart with her wails on Hov’s “Glory,” we’ve put together a gallery of some of the birthday girl’s cutest moments. There are adorable pics of the three-year-old kissing her mom, being carried by her dad and stealing the show at auntie Solange‘s glamorous wedding. Check out the sweet happy snaps up top. More »
Beyonce and Jay Z have always been a generous pair, and their latest effort is a surprise for the U.S. troops! On New Year’s Eve, the couple gifted soldiers stationed in Kuwait and Afghanistan with a screening of their On The Run HBO concert special.
Prior to the screening, a video message showed the “7/11″ singer addressing the troops: “I just want to say a big thank you to all of our troops for everything you do to keep our country safe. We all sleep better at night knowing that you guys are protecting us, and we’re filled with gratitude.”
Watch the video after the jump! More »