Posts tagged "Beyonce"

Someone Mashed Beyonce’s “Partition” With Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” And It Sounds Amazing: Listen

Why couldn’t this be official? Somebody had the good sense to mash Beyonce‘s transport-altering “Partition” with lashings of Iggy Azalea‘s “Fancy” rap. It should be a complete trainwreck but the tracks/divas combine effortlessly and the uptempo remix breathes new life into Mrs. Carter’s slinky club-banger. If this doesn’t make you drop it low, you probably have arthritis.

The epic mash-up is proof that the ladies need to hit the studio together. Iggy opened The Mrs. Carter Show for Bey in Australia, so they are well acquainted and fans of each other’s material. The rap queen even thanked Third Ward Trill in her album booklet. Anyway, clear some room to dance and draw the curtains. The ratchet floorfiller of your dreams is waiting after the jump. More »

Michelle Williams Reveals “Say Yes” Producer, Beyonce Snapped On Set & A Live Performance

Michelle Williams killed off that tiresome #PoorMichelle meme once and for all yesterday (May 21) when new single “Say Yes” surfaced online. Not only does the catchy toe-tapper feature Beyonce and Kelly Rowland (and thus reunite Destiny’s Child), it also expertly bridges the gap between gospel and popular music. This could be the first song of praise to crossover since Mary Mary‘s “Shackles (Praise You)” in 2000.

After keeping mum about the leak, Michelle jumped on her awesome Twitter and thanked fans for their support but explained that the version being shared online is unmixed and unmastered. She also revealed that “Say Yes” was produced by Harmony Samuels (the man behind Ariana Grande‘s “The Way”) and is based on a popular Nigerian hymn. See the DC diva’s tweets after the jump as well as a pic of Beyonce arriving at the video shoot and an awesome solo performance of the song from late 2013. More »

Destiny’s Child Reunites On Michelle Williams’ Gospel Club-Banger “Say Yes”: Listen

That Michelle Williams reign just won’t let up! Fresh from announcing her starring role in the revival of hit musical Jesus Christ Superstar and signing on to host a choir-fixing reality TV show, the gospel great has single-handedly saved popular music by organizing a Destiny’s Child reunion on her latest single “Say Yes”.

Quite possibly the first twerk-inducing song of praise, “Say Yes” is an infectious gospel club-banger starring Michelle with a little help from sisters Beyonce and Kelly Rowland. (You might have heard of them?) This is so much fun. The percussion-filled production is an invitation to the dance floor, those harmonies remain unrivaled and the chorus is a monster. Trust me, “when Jesus say yes nobody can say no!” will be stuck in your head after the first listen.

But that’s not all. Destiny’s Child will reunite in the imminent “Say Yes” video. This will be the first time the three ladies have filmed a music video for their own music since 2005 charity single “Stand Up For Love”. (The trio previously reunited in Beyonce’s “Superpower” visual but Michelle and Kelly didn’t contribute to the song). Check out the booty-shaking club anthem/gospel hymn after the jump. More »

Magazine Melee: Which Pop Princess Has The Best June 2014 Cover?

Magazine Melee: June 2014
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!

Now that the sunny season is finally upon us, our favorite pop princesses are gracing the glossy pages with their brightest, most daring looks for summer.

Queen of Pop Madonna and pop princess Katy Perry are teaming up for a provocative, S&M-inspired high fashion look for V. Beyoncé is looking appropriately stoic on her “Diva”-sized cover, while Rihanna goes into seductress mode for her “Rebel” cover — both of which are part of Ebony‘s 4-cover Black Music Month special. Meanwhile, Bey’s sis Solange keeps it cute and colorful on the cover of ASOS. As for Sheezus herself, Lily Allen? She’s the rebel of the bunch (of course!), smashing a mic stand to smithereens for Q.

Check out the upcoming covers below, and then place your vote for your favorite of the month! More »

Beyonce And Jay Z Fans Are Petitioning For A Full ‘Run’ Movie: Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: Beyonce and Jay Z pulled another rabbit out of their hat when they dropped their Run mini-movie on Saturday night (May 17) but annoyed fans with the ‘coming never’ ending. So much so that thousands have signed a petition for a full-length movie. [MTV]

:: It’s hard not to translate this as a dig at Britney Spears. Mother Monster has blasted fellow pop stars for miming. “I think if you pay money for a ticket to see a show, the artist should fucking have some pipes and sing their records for you,” Lady Gaga told Extra. [Gossip Cop]

:: Pitbull is suing an alcohol company for branding their vodka cocktail the ‘Pit Bull’. The (admittedly delicious sounding) beverage contains New Amsterdam vodka, lime juice, grapefruit juice and lemon/lime soda. [Digital Spy]

:: Now this is just gross. Ricky Martin was reminiscing about crazy fan behavior during his early ’00s hey day and recalled when a fan threw a used tampon at him during a concert. I hope he threw it back. [Gossip Cop]

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

Beyonce Continues Damage Control By Posting Pics Of Jay Z And Solange On Tumblr: Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: Beyonce isn’t exactly subtle when it comes to damage control in the wake of Jay Z and Solange‘s elevator brawl. The game-changing diva has been flooding her Instagram feed and Tumblr account with happy family snaps. [MissInfo.TV]

:: VH1 invited singer/songwriter Linda Perry to live tweet for them during the Billboard Music Awards and she didn’t hold back — expressing her boredom with and contempt for the current state of pop music. [Twitter]

:: Jennifer Lopez will release her first book in October. True Love details the diva’s experiences as a new mother and the various phases of her iconic career. No doubt, J.Lo will soon add best-selling author to her CV! [Pink Is The New Blog]

:: This is pretty scary. 29 fans were hospitalized for drug and alcohol-related illnesses at a recent Avicii concert in Toronto. The Swedish DJ likes to turn arenas into a giant rave but it seems some concertgoers took things too far. [Billboard]

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

Beyonce And Jay Z Drop Surprise ‘Run’ Trailer Starring Sean Penn & Jake Gyllenhaal: Watch

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That Perfect Love Story
Only Beyonce and Jay Z could drop a video with no warning on a Saturday night and still bust the internet. But this is no ordinary visual. Directed by Melina Matsoukas, Run is a trailer for the best movie we’re never gonna see. It shows scenes from a Bonnie and Clyde-style love story — complete with cameos from A-list actors Sean PennJake Gyllenhaal, Don Cheadle, Blake Lively and many others.

While some people have labelled Run a video clip for the Carters’ R&B smash “Part II (On The Run)”, the mini-movie only contains snippets of the song. It’s more likely a promo for their similarly-titled tour, which kicks off in Miami, Florida on June 25. Bey and Jay have obviously spared no expense on that extravaganza, as this action-packed film proves. It’s worth watching for Queen Bey’s line-up scene alone but the segment where she’s literally swimming in money is also instantly iconic. Watch up top. More »

Whatcha Say: Solange, Beyonce and Mariah Carey Got Our Readers Talking

It’s Friday, Idolator readers! And what an unexpected week in pop it was, right Solange‘s shocking assault of Jay Z in an elevator with Bey made the Internet explode on Monday, followed by the memes and Twitter detective work by the BeyHive. (And then the family made a statement and now everything is back to normal. Right?!)

But it wasn’t all about elevators and high kicks: King of Pop himself Michael Jackson returned with his all-around great posthumous record Xscape, Glee wrapped up for the season and Danity Kane made a thirst-quenching return with their new single, “Lemonade.” Plus, Sheezus herself Lily Allen dropped by the Idolator studio and made her first TV performance in America in ages. (Also, have you entered to win a copy of Sheezus yet?)

As always, you guys had plenty to say. Check out the week’s best comments below! More »

Beyonce, Solange And Jay Z Release A Statement About Their Now Infamous Elevator Brawl

Footage of Solange Knowles going HAM on Jay Z‘s face in an elevator became an instant sensation when it leaked on Monday (May 12). The post-Met Gala brawl (and Beyonce‘s stunned response) captured the imagination because it was so surreal. What did Hov do to incur Solo’s unholy wrath? We’re still no closer to finding that out but the trio has shed some light on the issue by releasing a statement to AP.

“As a result of the public release of the elevator security footage from Monday, May 5th, there has been a great deal of speculation about what triggered the unfortunate incident,” the fairly uninformative statement begins. “But the most important thing is that our family has worked through it. Jay and Solange each assume their share of responsibility for what has occurred. They both acknowledge their role in this private matter that has played out in the public. They both have apologized to each other and we have moved forward as a united family.” More »

Beyonce’s “Pretty Hurts” Is Apparently Being Sent To Radio On June 3

While Beyonce‘s “Partition” continues to rule the urban airwaves, things have been fairly quiet for the “Drunk In Love” diva on pop radio. That should change when power ballad “Pretty Hurts” is added to playlists on June 3. The Sia-penned anthem is the most commercial offering on Bey’s pioneering visual album and should find a lot of love from listeners.

There’s no word yet if the single will actually be promoted via traditional means (TV appearances and performances) but I’d be surprised. The whole concept of Beyonce is to let the music speak for itself and the LP has done that pretty spectacularly thus far. And let’s not forget, Bey kicks off her On The Run tour with Jay Z on June 25, so fans will finally get to hear a live version at shows. More »