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Grammys Guzzle Beyonce's Lemonade

9 noms for Queen Bey, 8 for Drake, Rihanna, Kanye

(Newser) - The Grammy Awards are sipping all of Beyonce's lemonade, reports the AP . The pop star is the leader of the 2017 Grammys with nine nominations, including bids for album of the year with "Lemonade," and song and record of the year with "Formation." The singer,... More »

CMA Faces Backlash Over Beyonce-Dixie Chicks Duet

Beyonce wasn't country enough for some critics

(Newser) - The surprise collaboration of Beyonce and the Dixie Chicks at the Country Music Association Awards was still rocking the music world on Thursday, but not all were impressed by the electric performance—and some country fans unleashed their anger on social media. The Beyonce-Dixie Chicks performance, which can be seen... More »

Garth Brooks Wins Big at CMAs

Beyonce appeared for a surprise duet

(Newser) - Garth Brooks, who lost entertainer of the year at last year's Country Music Association Awards when he returned to music after a 13-year break, won the top prize at the show Wednesday, the AP reports. Brooks beat out Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban, and last year's winner,... More »

Amy Schumer: Here's Why You Shouldn't Be Mad About My 'Formation'

She reacts to the controversy on 'Medium'

(Newser) - Amy Schumer is taking heat for making a "parody" video of Beyonce's "Formation," a song and music video that were seen as " a celebration of all things black ." Critics of Schumer's version said she was guilty of cultural appropriation and was making light... More »

Beyonce's Dancer Leaves Odd Message, Disappears

Shirlene Quigley told friend to 'sub for me'

(Newser) - A professional dancer who's busted moves with Beyonce and Rihanna is missing after making an odd comment to a friend. According to her landlord, Shirlene Quigley, 32, seemed unwell while leaving her New Jersey home around 3pm Saturday, reports NBC New York . She was last seen boarding a bus... More »

Beyonce Rips Out Earring, Keeps Performing Like It's NBD

Singer's fans rave over video of Bey keeping her cool after accidentally ripping out an earring

(Newser) - Beyonce's legion of online fans have a new anecdote to add to the hero worship, Vanity Fair reports. Queen B's fans are praising Beyonce's unshakable calm after she accidentally ripped an earring out during her performance Saturday night at the Tidal X: 1015 benefit concert in Brooklyn.... More »

As Beyonce Performs 'Single Ladies,' a Proposal

Dancer wants to put a ring on it

(Newser) - Beyonce is apparently a pretty cool boss: She took a break while performing "Single Ladies" in St. Louis on Saturday night so that one of her backup dancers could propose to another, Time reports. Dance captain Ashley Everett posted about the moment on Instagram , writing that it was a... More »

4 Things to Know From the VMAs

It was another epic night for Beyonce

(Newser) - Even in a career as glittering as Beyonce's, Sunday's MTV Music Video Awards will count as a massive highlight. She utterly dominated the night, winning eight awards, including Best Video for "Formation," and left the crowd in awe with what the AP calls an "epic... More »

Jay Z Releases Song Railing on Police Brutality

After Beyonce offers her own tribute to latest victims at concert

(Newser) - Jay Z responded to the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile Thursday night with the release of an emotional new song , "Spiritual," decrying police brutality, E! reports. "Yeah, I am not poison, no I am not poison / Just a boy from the hood that /... More »

Beyoncé Says Police Killings Are a 'War'

Obama, Drake, others address deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling

(Newser) - With two deadly shootings of black men at the hands of police caught on tape this week, the country is reacting with outrage, sadness, and protests. Here's how some politicians, celebrities, and others—including President Obama and Beyoncé—addressed the deaths of Philando Castile in Minnesota and Alton... More »

Jay Z Will Respond to Beyoncé's Lemonade, Musically

'Jay is working on an album telling his side of things'

(Newser) - It looks like Jay Z and Beyoncé are about to reinvent the rap beef by combining it with marriage counseling. Less than two weeks after Beyoncé dropped Lemonade —with its "many lyrical accusations" against her husband—comes word Jay Z is preparing his musical response, Vanity Fair reports.... More »

Beyonce Lyric Causes Backlash for 2 Rachels

Fans targeted Rachel Roy, Rachael Ray

(Newser) - Beyonce fans have a prime suspect in the Jay Z infidelity strongly hinted at in her new album Lemonade—and Rachels everywhere may get caught in the crossfire. In a now-deleted Instagram post, fashion designer Rachel Roy appeared to out herself as the "Becky with the good hair" referred... More »

Beyonce's New Album Burns Jay for Cheating

The rumors were apparently true

(Newser) - For those betting Jay Z's infidelity drove Solange Knowles to famously swing at her brother-in-law back in 2014, the rumors were apparently correct and no other than Beyonce herself is tackling the matter in signature explosive and visually arresting style: Her sixth album, Lemonade, debuted Saturday night along with... More »

MIA Calls Out Beyoncé, Black Lives Matter

'Michelle Obama is not going to hump you back'

(Newser) - Pop star MIA called out Beyoncé and the Black Lives Matter movement while criticizing the American media during an interview with the Evening Standard this week. Specifically, she wondered why Black Lives Matter is the only "problem you're allowed to talk about." “Is Beyoncé or Kendrick... More »

Beyonce Launches Workout Clothing Line

Ivy Park will be available April 14

(Newser) - Beyonce's new gig: She's launching an active wear line for women next month. The singer announced the 2016 spring/summer collection Thursday called Ivy Park, a collaboration with Sir Philip Green of the retail giant Arcadia Group. The collection will be available April 14. Beyonce said in a statement... More »

Clinton Talks Beyoncé at Democratic Town Hall

The pop star's hit Formation was used to introduce a question about policing

(Newser) - How big a hit is Beyoncé's Formation? So big it got it's own question during Tuesday's Democratic town hall in South Carolina. "Let's talk about Beyoncé for a second, because why not?" Chris Cuomo introduced a question for Hillary Clinton about policing in the... More »

Police Union: Every Cop Should Boycott Beyonce

Javier Ortiz accuses singer of trying to 'divide Americans'

(Newser) - The chief of the Miami Fraternal Order of Police is so incensed by Beyonce's latest video that he wants every cop in America to boycott her upcoming tour. In a statement, Javier Ortiz accuses the singer of trying to "divide Americans by promoting the Black Panthers and her... More »

Beyonce Backlash: 'Race-Baiting' Act Spawns a Protest

Protest planned for Feb. 16 outside NFL's NYC headquarters

(Newser) - Red Lobster may be one of Beyonce's newest fans , but her Super Bowl halftime performance—which featured Bey and entourage dressed in Black Panther-like attire dancing in an "X" shape in tribute to Malcolm X, Time notes—is being slammed as "hate speech" and is now the... More »

Beyonce Shoutout Spikes Red Lobster Sales by 33%

'Formation' turned restaurant into a (somewhat) cool kid overnight

(Newser) - Red Lobster is reaping the benefits of what Fortune is calling "the mother of all branding gifts." The seafood restaurant has seen a surprise jump in sales—a 33% increase Sunday from the previous year—and it looks like it has Beyonce's new single to thank, CNNMoney... More »

Beyonce Spent Super Bowl Weekend in Airbnb Rental

Well, a $10K-per-night Airbnb rental

(Newser) - Looks like Airbnb might be headed for the Beyonce Bump . On Monday, she posted a photo of herself relaxing on a couch to Facebook with the note, "It was a Super weekend," in which she tagged Airbnb. As TMZ reports, Bey used the rental service to get a... More »

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