Posts tagged "Beyonce"

Father’s Day Playlist 2014: 8 Songs That Celebrate Dads

Daddy-Daughter Love!
Every year, mothers are praised for their love and dedication for what seems like the entirety of May while fathers are quietly shoved into the background. But this time around, these doting dads will get the shine they deserve here on Idolator! Father’s Day (this Sunday, June 15 — don’t forgot to buy Dear Ol’ Dad a gift!) is a day to spend quality time with the most influential man in your life and make him feel special.

There are so many awesome dads around the world, and many of them happen to be our favorite musicians. Given this, we’ve compiled a playlist that features songs that are either performed by famous fathers or are an artist’s ode to their dads. Check it out below! More »

Beyonce’s “Pretty Hurts” Gets A Gorgeous Orchestral Remix From Monsieur Adi: Listen

Beyonce and Monsieur Adi are a match made in musical heaven. The French producer, who served as the official DJ for the European leg of The Mrs. Carter Show world tour, previously the weave-whipping diva’s “XO” and “Blow” euphoric electro-house overhauls but he takes a very different approach with “Pretty Hurts”, which was serviced to radio as the official third single from Bey’s visual album yesterday (June 10).

Instead of ramping up the BPM, Monsieur Adi completely reworks “Pretty Hurts” into an orchestral ballad that not only showcases Beyonce’s heavenly vocals but also allows the Sia-penned ballad’s inspirational message to remain intact. It’s tasteful, moving and incredibly well-executed. Grab a lighter (or something else to wave in the air) and listen after the jump. More »

Beyonce’s ‘June Birthday Playlist’ Includes Songs From Prince, Iggy Azalea & Lana Del Rey

Beyonce can literally do anything — release a blockbuster album in the middle of the night, watch her sister beat the crap out of her husband without blinking an eyelid and put together the perfect YouTube playlist. The queen of all musical genres surprised fans by posting a ‘June Birthday Playlist’ on her website dedicated to “the great musical talents born in the month of June!” And her selections can’t be faulted.

Queen Bey kicks off the playlist with a little Prince (“Breakfast Can Wait”) before transitioning into Iggy Azalea‘s “Fancy”, the first of two songs from the Aussie rap diva. There are a couple of surprises in there — Boy George‘s “Live My Life” and Robyn‘s “Dancing On My Own” — but the majority of the songs are from hip-hop/R&B heavyweights like Ice Cube, 2Pac and Kendrick Lamar. Oh and Lana Del Rey‘s “West Coast” gets some well-deserved love as does Solange‘s excellent “Lovers In The Parking Lot”. Watch Bey’s tasteful tribute after the jump. More »

Destiny’s Child Reunite On The Set Of Michelle Williams’ “Say Yes” Music Video: Get A First Look

Destiny's Child Reunites!
Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, together known as Destiny’s Child, have regrouped for the first time since their powerhouse performance at the Super Bowl on the set of the video for Michelle’s urban gospel banger, “Say Yes.”

Although the video shoot was supposed to be a surprise — one might even say it was Unexpected — fans and paparazzi alike were quick to track down the trio during the shoot last month. After all, when you’ve got the ladies of DC3 all together in one room, it’s all but impossible not to get the entire world shaking and crying.

“We heard all this commotion going on while we were filming. We filmed at somebody’s house and they probably got excited and called their cousins and friends and, next thing you know, the whole town was on one street,” Michelle revealed to The Hollywood Reporter.

Check out the first professional still from the video shoot above. More »

Kelly Rowland Calls Beyonce And Michelle Williams Her Soul Mates: Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: This is so sweet. Kelly Rowland called Beyonce and Michelle Williams her soul mates in a recent interview. “I believe soul mates are not just in relationships, but they’re in friendships,” she explained. Long live the children of destiny! [Cosmopolitan]

:: Speaking of Queen Bey, her pastor Rudy Rasmus has defended the superstar’s sexy image. “I think the world would be void an extreme talent if we silenced her or censored her,” he said very wisely. [Hello Beautiful]

:: Whitney Houston‘s former house has been snapped up by a long-term fan for $1.5 million. He purchased it to protect her image and legacy, and has turned down offers from the media to inspect the property. [NME]

:: A much-hoped for collaboration almost happened this week in London. Demi Lovato revealed that she was supposed to write with Ed Sheeran but it fell through at the last minute. They plan to reschedule it later in the year. [Digital Spy]

After the jump, find out what music you can catch on TV today. More »

Beyonce Covers ‘T’ Magazine: See The Diva’s Casual, Bed Head-Rocking Shoot

Given that Beyonce has, for all intents and purposes, stopped promoting her music by traditional means, any magazine cover or red carpet appearance is cause for celebration. Take her T, The New York Times Style Magazine pictorial. Queen Bey appears to be wearing an old shag pile rug on her head but we’re all still frantically clicking away to see the next pic, and the one after that.

The cover story focuses on the game-changing diva’s many accomplishments. She wasn’t interviewed for the piece but it’s always nice when someone collects, sorts and arranges your fave’s receipts. (Bookmark it for future stan wars). As for the shoot, Beyonce just looks like Beyonce. Which is as close to perfect as humanly possible — even with that bogus weave. See more pics after the jump. More »

Beyonce’s “Pretty Hurts” Gets A Soaring Electro-House Remix From R3hab: Listen

Nothing beats a killer dance remix of a big ballad as R3hab proves by transforming Beyonce‘s “Pretty Hurts” into a soaring electro-house anthem. The Dutch DJ eases you into the genre switch with sad synths before pulling the trigger with a deluge of hard beats. He also throws in a killer drop and keeps enough of the chorus/vocal to appeal to pop fans. It’s on-point from beginning to end.

There’s no reason why this remix couldn’t be sent to radio as a summer-friendly alternative to the original. That ploy worked wonders for Lana Del Rey‘s “Summertime Sadness” (the Cedric Gervais reboot helped the song go top 10) and was also an essential part of John Legend‘s “All Of Me” campaign. Listen to the fast and furious, yet still oddly moving overhaul of Bey’s inspirational ballad after the jump. More »

Beyonce’s Nipples Wreak Havoc On Twitter: See The 9 Best Reactions

In comparison to frequently naked divas like Rita Ora and Rihanna, Beyonce‘s social media presence is positively tame. She might post the occasional bikini pic but you’re more likely to find an inspirational quote or blurred photo of Blue Ivy. Which makes today’s (June 2) Tumblr update all the more surprising. Yes, Queen Bey posted her nipples online.

But before you exit this article and start googling “Beyonce’s boobs”, it’s not a topless pic. The “Pretty Hurts” diva is just wearing a sheer top without a bra. No big deal, right? Not according to Twitter. There’s the usual mix of opinions, which cover the full spectrum from praise to condemnation. See the actually fairly safe for work pic after the jump (you can see more on any fashion website) and some of the less crude/frightening tweets after the jump. More »

Beyonce Stars In Hilarious/Shady ‘Godzilla’ Spoof: Watch The Viral Video

God bless the internet. Someone with way too much time on their hands has re-edited the Godzilla trailer to feature an entirely different monster. One with a killer weave and hit-filled discography. Yes, the new face of terror is Beyonce and she’s toppling buildings like she crushed your fave’s career. Download “Pretty Hurts” or run for cover!

I don’t entertain Bey shade but this is too funny. Kudos to the video’s creator for including an interview with Madonna, blending in the game-changing diva’s iconic Super Bowl performance and reawakening Sasha Fierce. There’s even a clip of her inauguration presentation thrown in for good measure. Watch the viral sensation after the jump. More »

‘Forbes’ Ranks Beyonce, Shakira & Lady Gaga Among The 100 Most Powerful Women In The World

Who Run The World?
Forbes is giving props to the ladies in its annual list of the 100 Most Powerful Women In The World. And while several obvious politicians make the cut — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is at #1, while former Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton and First Lady Michelle Obama are also in the Top 10 — “Drunk In Love” pop diva Beyonce soars in at #17, while sometimes-Voice coach Shakira makes an appearance at #58 and Reverse Warholian ARTPOP songbird Lady Gaga pops up at #67. More »