Posts tagged "Beyonce"

Beyonce & Nicki Minaj’s “Flawless” Remix: Listen

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Late last week, rumors surfaced stating that Beyonce wrote a song with Nicki Minaj about leaving her husband, Jay Z. Turns out, those rumors were only half true: Early this morning (August 3), Beyonce and Nicki Minaj revealed their “Flawless” remix without warning. And what, exactly, does Beyonce have to say about her marriage? “We escalate, up on this shit like elevators / Of course sometimes shit go down when there’s a billion dollars on an elevator.”

Don’t worry – she repeats herself, in case folks don’t catch that the first time. Hear it below. More »

Diva Hands, From Madonna’s Voguing To Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” Dance: Idolator Instant

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Here’s one for #FlashbackFriday! What would the “Single Ladies” choreography be without Beyoncé‘s sassy hand wave? Or Madonna‘s “Vogue” without actual voguing? Well, still amazing, probably…but not nearly as iconic!

Our favorite pop divas love to use their hands to express their emotions, which is why we’ve gathered up a whole bunch o’ videos to show off their handiest, gesture-filled video moves — from Christina Aguilera‘s diva hand flicks, to Britney Spears‘s “Slave” breakdown to Mariah Carey‘s fluttering and festive hand moments.

Check out the round-up of some of our favorite gestures from our favorite pop divas up top, and give us a hand by letting us know your favorite poses in the comments. More »

Michelle Obama Took Her Daughters To See Beyonce And Jay Z’s ‘On The Run’ Tour In Chicago

Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States and poster girl for The Hive, took her daughters to see Beyonce and Jay Z‘s brilliant On The Run tour in Chicago last night (July 24). The 50-year-old is a loud and proud Bey fan, having attended the “Drunk In Love” diva’s last two concert tours. They have also worked together on an anti-obesity campaign.

There’s no word if Mrs. Obama shut her eyes when Queen Bey dropped it low to “Partition” but a fellow concert-goer managed to take a snap of the First Lady and her girls having a great time in the VIP. The world’s most famous Beyonce groupie is beaming, while Sasha and Malia appear to be singing along merrily. A family that stans together, stays together! See the cute family pic after the jump. More »

Christina Grimmie’s Love-Themed Spotify Playlist Features Xtina & Beyonce: Idolator Premiere

Christina Grimmie finished third on season six of The Voice but she was arguably the breakout star with high-profile support from industry heavyweights Justin Bieber and Lil Wayne. The talented 20-year-old was soon signed to Islands Records and wasted no time recording “Must Be Love” — the lead single from her as-yet-untitled sophomore set.

The celebrate the July 31 release of “Must Be Love”, the former YouTube sensation has put together a special Spotify playlist to put you in the mood for romance. Beyonce‘s “Love On Top” and James Blake‘s beautiful cover of Joni Mitchell‘s “A Case Of You” are great picks, while Christina Aguilera appears twice (“Beautiful” and “Impossible”). Which is no surprise because Ms. Grimmie is a loud and proud Xtina fan. Listen to rising star’s playlist and check out a couple of snippets from her own single after the jump. More »

Boots Talks About Reworking Beyonce’s “Crazy In Love”, Hints At More New Music

If you’ve been online in the past couple of days, you’re probably already aware that a reworked version of Beyonce‘s seminal 2003 hit “Crazy In Love” scores the new 50 Shades Of Grey trailer. Boots, the rising producer behind most of Queen Bey’s game-changing visual album, was at the helm again and spoke to Complex about the latest endeavor with his iconic muse.

The producer has a very simple reason for reviving Bey’s signature song. “Falling in love can make you do crazy shit,” he says. “That was the spirit of the original song in the first place, we flipped it and it kind of became a whole thing.” Boots was also full of praise for the On The Run performer (“whenever it comes to the stuff that Bey and I do, I’ll never speak for her, but I think that she killed it”) and vaguely hinted at more to come (“there’s a lot of shit that’s coming up”). Can’t wait. More »

Beyonce Gives “Crazy In Love” A Dramatic Makeover In Full ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Trailer: Watch

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Beyoncé is just full of surprises.

On Sunday, the Queen of Unannounced Visual Albums unexpectedly dropped the tantalizing teaser for the hotly anticipated film adaptation of Fifty Shades Of Grey, everyone and their grandma’s favorite introduction to BDSM. The brief tease also supplied us with a few notes of what sounded like a dark and mysterious reworking of her 2003 debut solo single, “Crazy In Love” — and now, we’ve got even more of the song to enjoy.

This morning, the full Fifty trailer hit the web and, steamy flirting and heavy petting aside, the clip includes an extended preview of B’s mesmerizing “Crazy In Love” re-work. Far from the upbeat pop sound of the original, the gloomy and dramatic number breathes new life into the song as King Bey seductively yelps and purrs above cinematic strings and a slow-marching drum beat, almost bringing Lana Del Rey to mind. It’s a haunting and chilly makeover — no doubt a fitting vibe for the film.

Listen to Bey work it out in the full trailer after the jump, and let us know what you think of Bey’s contribution to the S&M-themed film in the comments below. More »

Beyonce Previews Incredible Deluxe Vinyl Edition Of Her ‘Visual Album’

Beyonce drove The Hive into a frenzy last night (July 22) by previewing a deluxe vinyl edition of her game-changing visual album. There was a limited edition German edition released last year but this is in a completely different league. For starters, the objet d’art has a gatefold cover and comes with a booklet of beautiful photos. It’s pretty much irresistible to record collectors.

So where can you buy it? That’s a great question. Queen Bey obviously wasn’t expecting that question  — cue “Pretty Hurts” — because it isn’t available to pre-order on her website yet. (There is, however, a Blue-Ray edition of the album that I didn’t know exists). It turns out, you can order the vinyl from Amazon. Start salivating over your next Beyonce purchase after the jump. More »

Backstreet Boys Postpone Israel Concerts: Morning Mix

:: Backstreet Boys have postponed their three sold-out concerts in Israel due to the ongoing international conflict with Palestine. The group is hoping to reschedule the shows for spring 2015. [Billboard]

:: Meanwhile, Selena Gomez became the latest pop star to face criticism for even speaking up on the conflict. She urged fans to pray for casualties at the volatile Palestinian region of Gaza, resulting in threats to un-follow her. [MTV]

:: A Beyonce fashion exhibit will debut July 22 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Featured pieces include her “Single Ladies” black leotard and Super Bowl body suit. [AP]

:: Zendaya did not feel “morally okay” to move forward with Lifetime’s Aaliyah biopic, she says. Among other reasons, one main one was that she tried, but failed, to reach the late singer’s family for consent. [Billboard]

:: Limp Bizkit‘s Fred Durst has directed not one, not two, but three eHarmony commercials. The first stars a child, age 5, who’s trying to sign up for the online dating service. [Ad Age]

Find out what music you can catch on TV today after the jump. More »

Beyonce Teases ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Trailer: Watch

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Beyonce has offered the first look at Fifty ShadesOf Grey, the film adaptation of the 2011 best-selling “mommy porn” novel.

Without warning, the On the Run star posted a snippet of the trailer on July 19. Scenes close in on the hands of entrepreneur Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and student Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson), hinting of their steamy affair to come. Meanwhile, a groggy version of Beyonce’s “Crazy in Love” plays out – a fitting soundtrack choice, given the graphic sex scenes that author E.L. James wrote in the film’s source material  and initial promises from screenplay writer Kelly Marcel that the film will be rated NC-17.

The full Fifty Shades of Grey trailer debuts Thursday. For now, watch Beyonce’s teaser after the jump. More »

Whatcha Say: Sia, Beyonce And The VMAs Got Our Readers Talking

Happy Friday, Idolator Readers! Are you ready for a roundup of this week’s news in the pop world? Ready, steady, go.

Things are especially looking good for Sia and Canadian fusion band MAGIC! this week, as the Aussie songstress’ 6th studio album, 1000 Forms Of Fear, hit the cozy number one spot on the Billboard 200 chart and MAGIC’s “Rude” officially bumped Iggy Azalea’s summer hit “Fancy” out of the leading position on the Hot 100. As if that wasn’t enough, pop heiress Paris Hilton premiered her glamorous video for her latest sparkly single “Come Alive” and New Zealand siblings Broods dropped their clip for ethereal number, “Mother & Father.” Plus, the MTV 2014 VMA nominations were announced, leading to plenty of debate and outcry (as always).

What’s more, Toronto’s own Drake revealed the title of his upcoming new album Views From The 6, while the “Bump N’ Grind” master R Kelly surprised everyone when he announced that he is working on a House record. (!) And last but certainly not least, X Factor alums Fifth Harmony visited our studio for an exclusive acoustic performance of their infectious new single. “BO$$” here on Idolator — and MAGIC! delivered a very special acoustic performance of “Rude” for us too!

As per usual, we could always count on you guys for having plenty to say. Here are some of this week’s best comments after the jump. More »