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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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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Well, that was fast: That new Beyoncé album that came out last Friday has already broken an iTunes record or two, Apple has announced.
The singer’s self-titled “visual album” — which, of course, was available exclusively on iTunes — sold a ridiculous 828,773 copies in just three days, making it the music platform’s fastest selling album ever. The release also broke the U.S. first-week album sales record, with 617,213 units sold in America.
That shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise, though: in addition to being sold only on iTunes, there are no a la carte singles or digital downloads; fans either have to purchase the whole thing or go on living their lives without new Beyoncé music, a fate that was clearly too unthinkable for many.
Beyoncé has delivered the ultimate holiday surprise.
Just after midnight on the east coast, the singer suddenly dropped a brand new 14-track self-titled studio album on iTunes. That’s right — without any pre-promotion. (Read Nick Catucci’s review here.)
As if this bombshell — which, in her Instagram announcement, she described as a “visual album” — needed anything else, each song also comes with a music video and the download of BEYONCÉ will also score you three additional videos.
Here is the full track list. Notably, there’s a duet with husband Jay-Z and a cameo from daughter Blue Ivy:
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