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Coachella 2017 Lineup Announced feat. Radiohead, Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar

posted by Oscar January 3, 2017

Happy New Year to you! Coachella have announced the 2017 lineup and once again they brought out the big guns with Radiohead, Beyoncé, and Kendrick Lamar all headlining.

Some of the other notable acts playing the festival this year include Lorde, Travis Scott, Father John Misty, Mac Miller, Hans Zimmer, Phantogram, Mac DeMarco, Bon Iver, Future, ScHoolboy Q, Gucci Mane, Tory Lanez, Majid Jordan, Kehlani, Galantis, Kaytranada, and Whitney. See the full lineup in the poster above and the Coachella website.

As has been the case in recent years, the festival will run on two weekends, with the 2017 edition of the festival taking place on April 14-16 and 21-23 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, California.

Festival passes for both weekends go on sale Wednesday, January 4th at 11AM PST. coachella.com

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Video: MTV VMA 2016 Performances feat. Rihanna, Beyoncé, Future

posted by Oscar August 29, 2016

Last night MTV held its annual Vdeo Music Awards and during the broadcast fans got to see performances from some of Pop’s biggest names. Among the highlights were Rihanna’s multiple appearances throughout the night performing a set of career-spanning hits, Beyoncé treating the crowd to a 15 minute medley of Lemonade, and Future fuckin up some commas. Above you’ll find one of bae’s clips during which she sang Dancehall renditions of her hits, and look below to find the other artists that played throughout the awards show.  Continue Reading

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Video: Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar Perform “Freedom” at the BET Awards 2016

posted by Oscar June 26, 2016

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In what may be the biggest moment of the night, Beyoncé stunned the crowd at the 2016 BET Awards with a surprise performance of “Freedom” alongside Kendrick Lamar. The energetic rendition featured that ankle-high water stage, which was part of the stage production of her most recent tour in support of new album Lemonade.

For his own part, Kendrick Lamar delivered his mighty feature on the track to make this performance an instant classic. Check it out at the jump. Continue Reading

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Beyoncé Releases ‘Lemonade,’ feat. Kendrick Lamar, Jack White, the Weeknd

posted by Oscar April 24, 2016

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Beyoncé’s new album Lemonade has finally arrived, premiering via an HBO special of the same name. The album is now available via Columbia/Parkwood and it is streaming exclusively on Tidal. The features include Jack White, The Weekend, James Blake, and Kendrick Lamar. Towards the end of the special, Lemonade is called a “visual album” before the end credits rolled out.

The HBO special is more of a movie experience with amazing, cinematic visuals and spoken word refrains in between each song/video. A lot of the imagery centers around themes like Afro-centrism, sorrow, revenge, and family. If you ever needed an excuse to get HBO, this is it.

Apart from those features, there’s also a healthy amount of samples too. Among those are Led Zeppelin’s “When The Levee Breaks” (“Don’t Hurt Yourself”), Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ “Maps” (“Hold Up”), Father John Misty (“Hold Up”) and Animal Collective’s “My Girls” (“6 Inch”). Co-producers include Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig, Diplo, Mike Will Made It, and Just Blaze.

Hear it exclusively on Tidal (previews below). Continue Reading

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Beyoncé Announces the Release Of Her New Ivy Park Clothing Line

posted by Oscar March 31, 2016

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Beyoncé continues to try and take over the world, one business venture at a time, and today she has announced the launch of her new fashionable, fitness clothing line.

Queen Bey’s new “athleisure” attire will be available at Topshop, Nordstrom, and Zalando starting April 14. You can follow the brand as it unfolds on Instagram and Facebook, all of which is accompanied by a promo video in which Beyoncé explains what inspired the creation of this brand.

See that below. Continue Reading

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Video: See SNL’s “The Day Beyoncé Turned Black” Skit

posted by Oscar February 14, 2016

This very well could be the greatest SNL skit in a very, very long time! In case you hadn’t heard, Fox News hated Beyoncé’s Super Bowl performance and similar thoughts were felt by many people in this country, a backlash against Queen Bey’s black pride.

So, naturally, Saturday Night Live “re-enacted” a lot of people’s response to Beyoncé’s “Formation,” showing the world just how terrifying it must’ve been for a certain demographic to realize that she was a black artist. See the awesome skit above.

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Beyoncé Announces 2016 “Formation World Tour”

posted by Oscar February 7, 2016

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It’s been a huge weekend for Beyoncé and her legion of fans this weekend, with Queen Bey dropping a song + it’s video, performing said song at the Super Bowl just the next day, and ultimately announcing a new tour that most definitely implies a new album might be underway.

The “Formation World Tour” will commence this Spring, and it will hit cities like Miami, her native Houston, LA, Chicago (5/27), Edmonton, Toronto, London, Manchester, Zurich, and Paris.

See the full dates below. Continue Reading

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Video: Coldplay, Bruno Mars, Beyoncé, Mark Ronson Perform at the Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show

posted by Oscar February 7, 2016

Coldplay performed at this year’s Super Bowl halftime show, and it was actually a pretty damn good set. The British band commanded the main stage for the first half of the mini concert, with vivid colors adorning the stage and instruments, accented by the dancers on the flanks of the field holding large flowers and using them as part of an elaborate choreography accompaniment, like you would typically see at these sorts of productions but for say the World Cup.

After Chris Martin and crew played three tracks, it was time for Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars to do their smash hit “Uptown Funk,” which I have to say absolutely stole the show for me. Afterwards, Beyoncé appeared on the side of the field with an army of dancers to help her perform her new track “Formation,” doing so in spectacular fashion. The guest appearances portion culminated in both Queen Bey and Bruno meeting on the same stage together to finish up “Uptown Funk,” for which Martin joined them as they strolled down the catwalk.

Did Coldplay get upstaged, perhaps a tad bit, but all in all it was a memorable halftime show that stands out for not sucking and never being dull, and that’s all that matters. See it above.

 

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Video: Beyoncé – “Formation”

posted by Oscar February 6, 2016

Beyoncé has returned today with the surprise release of new single “Formation,” dropped along with its accompanying visuals. The track comes ahead of her guest appearance on this year’s Super Bowl 50 halftime show with Coldplay.

According to Pitchfork, the track was produced by Mike WiLL Made-It and co-written by Rae Sremmurd’s Swae Lee. The lyrics again focus on Queen Bey slaying, and there plenty of meme-worthy standouts but perhaps the best one is when she says “I got hot sauce in my bag, swag.” The video has several allusions to Louisiana and her Creole lineage, with amazing costume design plus a very memorable choreography.

See the video above. Download it for free here.

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Video: Coldplay feat. Beyoncé – “Hymn For The Weekend”

posted by Oscar January 29, 2016

Coldplay have released the video for their Beyoncé collab, “Hymn For The Weekend.” The visuals were filmed in Mumbai, India, where the group participated in the Holi processions, AKA the festival of colors.

Aesthetically, this one’s absolutely gorgeous (and I’m not just referring to Queen Bey donning traditional garbs). Check it out above.

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Coldplay – “Hymn For The Weekend” (Feat. Beyoncé)

posted by Oscar November 30, 2015

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Coldplay’s new album made some headlines thanks to a stacked roster of celebrity guests that included the likes of Noel Gallagher, Gwyneth Paltrow, and even Beyoncé. The track featuring Queen Bey has now surfaced thanks to a premiere on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show, and you can hear it below.

Check out “Hymn For The Weekend” after the jump. Continue Reading