The power couple will now perform second shows at the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles on August 3 and AT&T Park in San Francisco on August 6. Pre-sale tickets for the new dates go on sale tomorrow (May 14) at 8am. On The Run kicks off in Miami, Florida on June 25 before heading up the east coast and eventually working its way across the country to California. See all 18 dates after the jump. More »
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While we wait for answers to these questions (it could take a minute), let’s celebrate the one good thing to emerge from the chaos. The uninitiated are finally expressing interest in Solange’s music. Given her status as an indie-pop darling, it’s easy to forget that the 27-year-old is yet to appear on the Billboard Hot 100 and remains something of a mystery to the general public. As a fan since the dark days of Solo Star, I’ve put together a playlist for the R&B’s diva’s best tunes. Get into it after the jump. More »
:: The fallout from the above story was great enough to divert attention away from Miley Cyrus‘ latest fiasco. The Bangerz diva has been chastised for making (bad) jokes about date rape during a nightclub performance in London over the weekend. [The Guardian]
:: Pitbull is a one-man party machine, so he’s the perfect choice to host Fox’s New Year’s Eve special. Mr. Worldwide will also perform at the extravaganza and he has already promised to bring along some of his famous friends. [Billboard]
:: It’s a big day for Michael Jackson fans with the much-anticipated release of Xscape. Check out an intriguing mini-documentary about a cover that was commissioned but ultimately not used for the album. [Vibe]
After the jump, find out what music you can catch on TV today. More »
Twitter detectives were on the case immediately and they dug up some interesting post-fight pics. Bey smiles through gritted teeth in one image, while Hov lurks in the background nursing his cheek. Interestingly, the “Drunk In Love” diva left the event with her sister and posted a curious prayer on Instagram a couple of days later asking God for guidance on her relationships. See those pics as well as The Hive‘s most (insensitive yet) hilarious tweets after the jump. More »
In the security camera footage, Jay Z enters the elevator with Solange, and she immediately gets in his face. He appears to put his hand on her shoulder her to calm her, at which point the singer begins flailing and trying to punch Hov. A man pulls her off, and she attempts to kick Jay as they’re being separated. At this point Beyonce comes into the frame, and there’s a lull as Solange appears to be yelling, and then again tries to kick Jay, and he grabs hold of her foot, while Bey fixes her own dress or picks something up.
Obviously it’s unclear what happened before or after the incident, but watch the footage below, and then join us in wondering what in holy hell could’ve provoked this ugly scene at such a public event (and in such elegant threads!). More »
“It was an honor to write the four cover stories for EBONY magazine’s Black Music Month special collector’s edition,” said music writer Kevin Powell. “Rarely do you see today’s unstoppable stars like Beyonce, Rihanna, Kanye West and Jay Z packaged with legends like Tina Turner, Donna Summer or Tupac Shakur, but we did it because when it comes to Black music, it is important to note the deep connection between the musicians of yesterday and today.” See all four covers after the jump. More »
It Takes A Village: 10 Pop Hits That Took At Least 6 Writers To Cobble Together, From “Drunk In Love” To “Timber”
These days, it takes a small army to craft what we naive listeners would deem to be the simplest of songs. Remember Flo Rida‘s “Whistle”? You know — the chart-topping oral sex jam disguised as a radio-friendly, sing-song trifle for the whole family to purse their lips and blow to in the car? That one took no less than half-a-dozen writers to put together.
Below, we rounded up another 10 such pop smashes that required a team of musical geniuses — or at least Pitbull — to pen. Some may surprise you and even shatter the illusion of your favorite artists as unique jacks-of-all-trades, able to dash out catchy hits all by their lonesome.
Carry on to find out the wicked truth behind all the glitter, pop fanatics! More »
While not unreasonable compared to other major draws like Madonna and Justin Timberlake, the prices still made some fans balk and they immediately expressed their discontent on Twitter. There was a smattering of genuine outrage but most were determined to attend On The Run, even if it meant taking out a loan and buying binoculars. See the frustration, humor and mayhem after the jump. More »
There are all kinds of different ticketing options and pre-sales, but here’s the gist: Beyonce fan club members and Chase cardholders have access to tickets the morning of April 29, and tickets go on sale to the general public May 2 on LiveNation.
Naturally, the news of the tour was first tweeted out by… Chase Bank. Check out the tour dates and the tweet below. More »