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8 (Relatively) Obscure Collabs Beyonce And Jay Z Could Perform If Their Joint Tour Happens

A Page Six report that Beyonce and Jay Z could be joining forces for a 20-date summer tour had the internet buzzing overtime today (April 16). It sounds almost too good to be true but the Los Angeles Times also chimed in — predicting that The Mr. & Mrs. Carter Show would kick off on June 13 in Atlanta and wrap up on August 6 in San Francisco. They cited an inside source.

I’m trying not to get my hopes up in case this falls through but it’s hard not to wonder about the setlist. Obviously Bey and Jay would perform their own hits but the power couple finally has ample opportunity to tackle any (or all) of their brilliant collaborations. While everyone knows “Crazy In Love” and “Drunk In Love” (I hope), the duo has joined forces on at least eight other times. Peruse our list after the jump and please note that the songs are ranked in no particular order.  More »

Beyonce & Jay Z Reportedly Plotting Joint Summer Tour

The Mr. & Mrs. Carter Show could be coming to stadiums this summer. Beyonce and her husband Jay Z are set to announce a 20-date US summer tour starting in June, according to Page Six. The New York Post‘s sources even indicate that the trek will include a July 4 date in New York City. More »

Jennifer Lopez Honored At GLAAD Media Awards: Morning Mix

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:: Jennifer Lopez was honored April 12 at this year’s GLAAD Media Awards with the Vanguard Award, for being an advocate for gay rights and serving as executive producer of The Fosters, an ABC Family series about a lesbian couple raising their children. Watch her touching speech above. [AP]

:: Nick Carter of Backstreet Boys married Lauren Kitt in Santa Barbara on April 11. “I said I’d never get married,” Carter has said, a sentiment that fellow Backstret Boy AJ McLean repeated on Instagram (“the wedding that most of u thought would never happen”). [PEOPLE]

:: While Beyonce crashed her sister Solange‘s set at Coachella, Jay Z joined Nas on stage to perform vintage cuts “Dead Presidents II” and “Where I’m From,” reestablishing that their beef is officially a distant memory. [Billboard]

:: Speaking of Nas, the trailer for Time Is Illmatic debuted on April 11. The documentary details the making of the Queens rapper’s rap debut, which turns 20 this year and is still considered his best work. [MTV]

:: Muse paid tribute at Coachella to Nirvana with a cover of “Lithium,” which the English band debuted a week prior at Lollapalooza Brazil. “This next song’s for a great singer who died 20 years ago,” frontman Matt Bellamy said, referring to the recent anniversary of Kurt Cobain‘s death. [Billboard]

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Coachella 2014: Beyonce Dances On Stage With Solange & Watches Capital Cities From The Wings

Just when you thought Coachella couldn’t get any crazier, Beyonce crashes the party. The queen of R&B, pop and most other genres made a surprise appearance at the festival with husband Jay Z and mother Tina Knowles in tow. They were spotted watching Capital Cities from the wings, enthusiastically bopping along to the band’s breezy brand of synth-pop as the sun went down.

It’s a safe assumption that Beyonce came to support sibling Solange Knowles, who was scheduled to play in the Gobi tent later in the day. I kept an eye out for Bey during Sol-Angel’s set but she was conspicuously absent from the venue. But then, out of nowhere, the game-changing diva practically stormed the stage to join her little sister for the finale — an absolutely euphoric rendition of “Losing You”. Watch the Knowles sisters dance up a storm after the jump. More »

Kylie Minogue “Robbed” Reunited Girl Band Atomic Kitten Of A Giant Hit: Morning Mix

:: Kylie Minogue has been labelled a thief (!) by English girl band Atomic Kitten. They claim that the Aussie diva’s global hit “Can’t Get You Out Of My head” was actually intended for them. Tough luck? [Digital Spy]

:: This is sad. Big Sean and Naya Rivera have reportedly called off their engagement and taken to Twitter to beef about who gets what. The Glee starlet has accused the MC of stealing jewelry from her house. Not exactly a fairytale ending then. [TMZ]

:: Here’s something for the sports fans. Drake is the surprise host of the 2014 ESPYs, which will be telecast live from Los Angeles on July 16. The MC is a good choice. After all, he’s the global ambassador of the Toronto Raptors. [Rolling Stone]

:: Missed Jay Z‘s Made In America documentary when it screened at the Toronto Film Festival or, later, on Showtime? Well, you’re in luck. Hov’s movie is coming to DVD in May. [AllHipHop]

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Jessie J Really Wants You To Know That She’s Not Bisexual: Morning Mix

:: When Jessie J first hit the scene, she described herself as bisexual. Well, that has changed. The British diva went on an extended Twitter rant emphasizing that she has only had one flirtation with a woman and now considers herself heterosexual. [E! Online]

:: In news that will no doubt make Swifties cry and shake, Taylor Swift has officially joined Tumblr. So far, she has uploaded a couple of happy snaps and a gif of her performing. Who else is excited? [Tumblr]

:: Joe Jonas believes that Justin Bieber‘s current woes were inevitable. He puts the 20-year-old’s problems down to a combination of wealth, extreme celebrity and bad parenting. Don’t hold back! [The Hollywood Reporter]

:: The Webbys are kind of like the Grammys for digital artists. So I guess it’s not that surprising that multi-media pioneers like Beyonce, Jay Z and Pharrell are among the nominees who have been rewarded for putting the internet to really good use over the past 12 months. [Billboard]

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Watch Beyonce Perform With Jay Z & “Ugly Cry” At Final Mrs. Carter Show Concert

Beyonce‘s Mrs. Carter Show has been conquering the world for the past year or so, both pre- and post-Beyonce, long before “surfboart” was a thing. Last night (March 27) in Lisbon, Portugal, Bey wrapped up the tour once and for all with the 132nd (!) Mrs. Carter Show show. To mark the occasion, she brought out her hubby Jay Z for their latest collab, “Drunk In Love,” and addressed the fans for a heartfelt, tearful thank you.

“Tonight makes 132 shows. Tonight is the last show of the Mrs. Carter Show. We started a year ago,” she began. “I wanna say, this has been such a journey. The past year, we’ve been through so much together. The Super Bowl. Shooting the videos. All of these shows. When I first started the tour, my baby was not even walking yet. I just want you to know that I am so lucky.” It was at this point Bey started getting verklempt. “I’m giving y’all an ugly cry,” she said, pausing for praise hands, “”Thank God. Thank you for allowing me to have a career. And when I fall, you lift me up, and when I’m hungry, you feed me. And I just wanna give you my light. I dedicate this song to you guys.”

Check out Jay’s cameo and the touching message below. More »

6 Highlights From Last Week’s Action In Austin

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Last week, major label heads, music geeks and excited fans gathered in the city of Austin to enjoy one of the largest music festivals in the country. From big-name superstars like Coldplay and Jay Z to rising artists like BANKS, the music capital of Texas became home to a variety of memorable performances. Head down below to revisit six of the biggest highlights from Austin’s big music festival! More »

Kanye West & Jay Z To Perform Together At SXSW

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For the first time since their 2012 Watch The Throne tour, Kanye West and Jay Z are performing a full concert together. The two hip-hop kings will headline day 1 of Samsung’s SXSW concert series in Austin on Tuesday (March 12). The two previously performed together at SXSW in 2011 for a G.O.O.D. Music showcase.

Of course, there’s a catch, as there is with any marquee SXSW show these days. To get tickets, you have to be the owner of a Samsung Galaxy phone with new streaming service Milk Music on the device. We expect this sort of corporate tangling from Hov, but from Kanye “Fuck you and your corporation” West, it’s a bit disappointing.

Janelle Monae, Gary Clark Jr., Broken Bells, Cut Copy and Holy Ghost! are also scheduled for the Samsung series this week. More »

Alleged Daft Punk & Jay Z Collaboration “Computerized” Hits Web: Stream The Track

Well this is interesting. A purported Daft Punk song featuring Jay Z called “Computerized” has made its way onto the Internet. It’s allegedly a leftover from their Random Access Memories sessions, and some sites are even claiming that it was produced by Kanye West. The track certainly sounds authentic, and I can’t recall ever hearing these Jay verses before.

Consequence of Sound agrees on the Jay front, and points out that some Reddit sleuths concluded “Computerized” contains some elements from the Robots’ Tron soundtrack. So it’s possible that this was a real track which was scrapped, and parts of it served as the foundation to a different song on the 2010 soundtrack. But you could also argue that some enterprising copycat simply pulled elements from the duo’s Tron work to create a very convincing simulacrum here. But then, where did Jay’s vocals come from? Now that True Detective is over, this song is our new Yellow King mystery.

Check it out below, but seeing as how Daft Punk counterfeits are all over the Web (remember all the fake “real” versions of “Get Lucky” before the full single was released?), one must go into this with a healthy dose of skepticism.  More »