Beyonce

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Beyonce Delivers a Loving Ode to Blackness

'Black Is King' is out on Disney+

(Newser) - Beyonce's single, "Black Parade," which dropped on Juneteenth, was just a peek at what was to come—a "celebratory memoir for the world on the Black experience," according to Disney+. With Black Is King, her new visual album released exclusively on the platform, comes "... More »

Beyonce's Plea: 'Vote Like Our Life Depends on It'

Sunday's BET Awards ceremony focused on systemic racism, equal rights

(Newser) - Beyoncé used her platform Sunday while accepting the BET humanitarian award to relay a direct appeal to viewers: Go vote. “Your voices are being heard and you’re proving to our ancestors that their struggles were not in vain,” said the superstar singer at the BET Awards, which... More »

Beyonce Takes a Stand on Breonna Taylor

Singer writes open letter to Kentucky attorney general calling for cops to be charged

(Newser) - Beyonce has joined the legions of people demanding justice for Breonna Taylor, the Louisville woman shot and killed by police who entered her home on a no-knock warrant while she was asleep. In a letter to Kentucky's attorney general, the singer notes that three months after Taylor's death... More »

Blue Ivy's 'DIY Experiment' Is a Hand-Washing PSA

Celeb daughter illustrates the importance with a bowl of water and pepper

(Newser) - The latest celebrity name out with a coronavirus PSA is actually the child of celebs. Blue Ivy Carter, the 8-year-old daughter of Beyonce and Jay-Z, illustrates the importance of hand-washing in a video posted by her grandmother Tina Knowles, reports Billboard . After sprinkling pepper into a bowl of water, Blue... More »

Stars Come Out for Virtual COVID Benefit

'One World: Together At Home' featured Beyonce, Stevie Wonder, more performing from home

(Newser) - Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder, Lizzo, Shawn Mendes, and others sang classic songs brimmed with messages of hope and change during a TV special aimed at fighting the coronavirus, while Beyoncé and Alicia Keys spoke passionately about how the virus has disproportionately affected black Americans. Beyoncé made a surprise appearance on... More »

Jay-Z: That Was No Protest at Super Bowl

The seated rapper-producer was just in 'artist mode'

(Newser) - One observer figured Jay-Z and Beyonce stayed seated during the national anthem at the Super Bowl in "a pathetic attempt by two calculating businesspeople to win back some credit with fans and protesters" after Jay-Z's entertainment company, Roc Nation, partnered with the NFL. According to Jay-Z, that's... More »

Journalists Apologize for Mocking Beyonce's Daughter

They delete mean tweets about Blue Ivy

(Newser) - Two journalists have apologized for mocking the appearance of Blue Ivy Carter, Beyonce and Jay-Z's daughter. Vanity Fair film critic K. Austin Collins and Harper's web editor Violet Lucca made the scathing comments Wednesday after rapper Megan Thee Stallion posted photos of herself with Beyonce and Blue Ivy,... More »

Beyonce's Dad Reveals Struggle With Breast Cancer

He shares sad news on GMA

(Newser) - Mathew Knowles, father of singers Beyonce and Solange, has revealed that he has been diagnosed with breast cancer. In an interview that will air Wednesday, the 67-year-old spoke to Good Morning America 's Michael Strahan about living with the disease and breaking the news to his family, People reports.... More »

'What's the Point?': 4 Takes on The Lion King

Some critics left disappointed with lack of originality

(Newser) - It's finally here and, apparently, fails to measure up. Disney's photorealistic remake of The Lion King —with Donald Glover as Simba, Beyonce as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa (as in 1994), Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, Billy Eichner as Timon, and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar—has just... More »

Keeping Beyonce Happy Is a Twitter Game You're Bound to Lose

FYI: Wet hair before a show is a no-no

(Newser) - Twitter is playing host to a hit new game, all about whether you could survive a day as Beyonce's assistant without getting fired. "They gotta start giving pulitzers for tweets," New York Times reporter Astead W. Herndon wrote of the choose-your-own-adventure-style thread created by 19-year-old student Landon... More »

She Took Jay-Z's Drink Order. Then Came the Death Threats

Nicole Curran says misinterpreted look on Bey's face at NBA game led to 'cyberbullying'

(Newser) - Cyberbullying over a citrus slice? That's what Nicole Curran is claiming after an incident at an NBA Finals game Wednesday that she says led to death threats and the deletion of her Instagram account. ESPN reports that Curran, the wife of Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob, had been... More »

Beyonce Pulls Off Another Surprise

Release of undisclosed live album, with a new song

(Newser) - Beyonce's Netflix documentary Homecoming, focusing on the singer's 2018 Coachella performance , premiered Wednesday with a surprise for fans. Included is a brand new song, a cover of "Before I Let Go," released by Frankie Beverly and Maze in 1981, per Variety . But you don't need... More »

Beyonce to Online Followers: Eat This

The singer endorses 'The Greenprint' by Marco Borges

(Newser) - So, what's all that Greenprint stuff on Beyonce's Instagram fee d? Bey stirred up the beehive Thursday when she advocated plant-based living in a rare social-media endorsement, the AP reports. It helped that she also announced to her 123 million followers a sweepstakes for lifetime concert tickets to... More »

Daughter of India's Richest Man Plans Star-Packed Wedding

Beyoncé, Hillary Clinton, and Arianna Huffington among Isha Ambani's guests

(Newser) - The daughter of India's richest man is about to say "I do" and she's invited some of America's most recognizable names in business, politics, and entertainment to help her celebrate. Per USA Today , Isha Ambani's guest list includes Beyoncé , Hillary Clinton and Arianna Huffington. The... More »

Celeb Most Tweeted About in US Isn't American

K-Pop band BTS nabs most mentions in 2018

(Newser) - Twitter data once again shows that South Korean boy band BTS is indeed a "global phenomenon," per Billboard . Year-end stats released by the site identify the K-Pop group as the most tweeted about celeb in the US for a second year in a row. One individual member also... More »

Vanity Fair Names 2018's 'Disruptors'

Students, CEOs, celebrities are among them

(Newser) - What do Kendrick Lamar, Robert Mueller, and the Parkland students have in common? They all land on Vanity Fair's 2018 "New Establishment" list, a hard-to-define (just check out the magazine's subhead) collection of "disruptors" —fresh faces and familiar ones "up to fresh tricks"—... More »

Beyonce: What I Did to My Body After Blue Was 'Crazy'

She opens up in September issue of 'Vogue'

(Newser) - There's been plenty of buzz about who shot Vogue's September cover—23-year-old Tyler Mitchell, a black photographer who Beyonce advocated for—but it's the story within the issue that's now attracting attention. In it, Beyonce reveals that she gave birth to twins Rumi and Sir via... More »

Beyonce, Jay-Z Drop Surprise Album

And 'Everything Is Love' isn't all love, especially if you're the Grammys

(Newser) - Out of the blue, Beyonce and Jay-Z dropped a joint album that's being described as both unexpected and long-rumored, reports Pitchfork . But Everything Is Love is not all sunshine and rainbows from the duo now going by The Carters, particularly for the Grammys (where Jay-Z went 0-8 at the... More »

Who Bit Beyonce? We May Now Know

Tiffany Haddish has this to say when the name Sanaa Lathan is floated

(Newser) - An abuse victim who bounced around foster care as a child and found herself homeless as a young adult, Tiffany Haddish perhaps appreciates fame and fortune more than most. And yet the comedian who rocketed to stardom in Girls Trip almost threw it all down the toilet for Beyonce. "... More »

Mom Warned Beyonce Crowd Wouldn't Get Her Coachella Set

Tina Knowles writes she 'stands corrected'

(Newser) - Beyonce plans to make some generous donations to the historically black colleges she honored in her headline performance at Coachella on Saturday. The singer's BeyGOOD initiative will award $100,000 through its new Homecoming Scholars Award program to four institutions, the Los Angeles Times reports. One student each at... More »

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