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Destiny's Child reunites (again) (sort of) -- VIDEO

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Destiny’s Child announced its breakup all the way back in 2005, but the group has made a pretty regular habit of periodically reuniting. Usually that happens when Beyoncé, Kelly, and Michelle are releasing yet another greatest hits compilation, but as we pointed out recently, the trio’s best-known lineup recently got together to record a track for Michelle Williams’ new gospel-oriented album Journey to Freedom. Michelle may not be the Child with the most successful solo career, but “Say Yes,” with its dancehall drums and light dusting of squiggly EDM synths, is worthy of summer jam status.

Williams just dropped the video for “Say Yes.” She not only got her former bandmates to appear in it, but also got Beyoncé to rock her DC-era braids again. Solange, who contributed backup vocals, doesn’t appear, though she’s still getting a lot of traction from her last video role.

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Michelle Williams debuts gospel track featuring Beyonce, Solange, and Kelly Rowland -- LISTEN

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Get ready to lose your breath: It’s a Destiny’s Child reunion (plus Solange tagged along!).

For Michelle Williams’ upcoming gospel album, Journey to Freedom, she brought together her favorite independent women to give her an assist on lead single “Say My Name Yes,” based on the popular Nigerian hymn. Backed by Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, and Solange, the upbeat track takes the inspirational lyrics and throws them over a reggae beat. Williams has performed the track for the past several months by herself, but this is the first time fans have heard it with the other voices.

In addition to the album, Williams will next be seen in the upcoming Jesus Christ Superstar arena tour, where she’ll play the role of Mary Magdalene.

This is the only Beyoncé- and Solange-related news of the last couple of weeks, so this song should be the only thing you are possibly thinking about regarding the Knowles family. Everything’s great — just two sisters who love each other hanging out with Michelle Williams + Kelly Rowland. Listen to “Say Yes” below: READ FULL STORY

Jay Z attacked by Beyonce's sister Solange? Hotel decries video leak

The Standard Hotel in New York City says it is investigating the leak of a security video that appears to show Beyoncé’s sister, Solange, attacking Jay Z.

Asked about the video on Monday by The Associated Press, the hotel issued a statement saying it is “shocked and disappointed that there was a clear breach of our security system.” READ FULL STORY

Jay Z and Beyonce's summer 'On The Run' tour: Yes, it's happening

After nearly two weeks of speculation, the most powerful couple in music (and one of the most influential people in the world) have confirmed that they will indeed be spending the summer together on stage at various stadiums across the United States and Canada. Starting on June 25 in Miami, Jay Z and Beyoncé will be taking their On The Run tour to the people.

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Beyonce: Pop star, mogul -- and now, undergrad course subject

Studying Beyonce for college credit? If you happen to be enrolled at Rutgers University, you’ll soon be able to register for a course that focuses on Queen Bey and her music.
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Bon Jovi has year's top-grossing global tour

Bon Jovi not only has the year’s top tour, but the rock band has achieved a career high.

The New Jersey-based act’s worldwide tour grossed $259.5 million this year, topping Pollstar’s annual top 20 list and setting a record for the band itself.

Beyoncé is second with $188.6 million. She ended her tour last week in Brooklyn. Pink, Justin Bieber, and Bruce Springsteen round out the top five.

The global concert business scored a record year with the top 20 tours, earning $2.43 billion in primary ticket sales. It generated $1.96 billion last year.

The top 20 list also included Taylor Swift, Elton John, Rihanna, Depeche Mode and One Direction. The Rolling Stones’ comeback tour ranked twelfth, a notch under Paul McCartney.

Beyonce explains how she got 'Drunk on Love' for new album -- VIDEO

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There’s no need to let post-holiday blues get you down — not when Beyoncé has given us all yet another visual present. (Technically, the clip was released Dec. 25 — but you spent that day spending time with friends and family instead of trolling the Internet for new Beyoncé videos, right? Riiight?)

This latest clip is the third installment in Bey’s introspective “mini art feature” “Self-Titled,” which goes behind the scenes of the diva’s record-breaking surprise album — er, “details Beyoncé’s mind-set and artistic vision throughout the making of the entire project.”

Part 3, “Run ‘N Gun,” focuses on a trio of tracks: “Drunk on Love,” the one about how great it is to share a marital bed with Jay-Z; “No Angel,” which boasts a gritty video shot in Houston’s Third and Fourth Wards; and “Yoncé,” the one about Queen B’s fiercer-than-Sasha-Fierce new alter ego. Beyoncé also uses it to explain her whole album’s general aura and strategy: “It’s been interesting the last few videos — we’ve been like, deciding what we’re going to do as we’re there,” she says. “And there’s something about that freedom that is different for me, ’cause I usually plan things. I’m trying to rebel against perfection.”

See the rebellion — plus Beyoncé stalking across a beach at night wearing a bathing suit and carrying a trophy, as you do — below.

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Beyonce gets down with grills and girls in new 'Yonce' video -- WATCH

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Still haven’t gone to the trouble of downloading Beyoncé, the star’s self-titled surprise visual album? (Who could blame you — all that clicking!) If so, you’re in luck — because its super sexy “Yoncé” video is now available for free online.

Who, exactly, is Yoncé? Just consider her a fiercer Sasha Fierce — tricked out with grills, a belly ring, and outfits like a bondage-inspired orange bathing suit. She’s also pals with supermodels Jourdan Dunn, Joan Smalls, and Chanel Iman.

“I wanted to do something sexy and provocative, but not so overt,” video director Ricky Saiz told New York Magazine shortly after Beyoncé’s release. “I feel like the Mileys and the Rihannas have that covered and this was more sophisticated. There are a lot of references to nineties eroticism and Madonna videos. We shot it against one wall for the most part, so I was looking a lot of Carlo Molino photos. I feel like they are some of the sexiest photographs ever taken of women. They are so simple and voyeuristic and raw.”
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Fuse will air all the new Beyonce videos exclusively on Dec. 23

Unless you have one of those future TVs that can stream stuff from the internet, you’ve been relegated to watching Beyoncé’s “visual album” on your computer, tablet, or Zune. Which is fine, we guess, but can screens that small really capture all that Beyoncé?

Probably not, so Fuse is doing something about it. The network has announced that it will air all 17 of the album’s videos on Dec. 23, just in time for Christmas. The program will be titled Beyoncé: The Visual Album and will air at 8 p.m., timed perfectly to make sure you can watch Beyoncé in roller-girl shorts with your parents.

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Watch: Beyonce talks about childhood and crushed dreams in new video

By releasing her latest and most likely greatest album all at once (and exclusively on iTunes) last week, Beyoncé spared us months of advance marketing.

But Beyoncé, it’s clear, will not go forth without some rigamarole: Yesterday, as part of a push leading up to the physical release of the album this Saturday (and presumably continuing through Christmas), she released the second installment of the “mini art feature,” “Self-Titled,” about the making of the album.

Most interestingly, she reveals how she discovered Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s speech, which is sampled on “***Flawless”: by “scrolling through videos about feminism on YouTube.” Beyoncé, in other words, is modest enough to admit that she educates herself on feminism like any one else who’s not in a grad program—and confident enough to claim that knowledge for her art.

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