April 26, 2014


Beyoncé graces the cover of Time magazine’s annual 100 Most Influential People Issue this year, and Lean In author Sheryl Sandberg explains why The Queen still reigns supreme.

Sandberg, the COO of Facebook, says Bey should be admired for “[raising] her voice both on- and offstage to urge women to be independent and lead.” In fact, Beyoncé has recently raised the question (and controversy) of feminism in popular culture. While many have praised the “Blow” singer for owning her sexuality and embracing its power, others have criticized her for “leveraging sexuality to get ahead.”

Regardless, one can’t ignore the power of sales.

Bey’s self-titled fifth studio album was released in December 2013, with no prior announcement. The debut sparked a near hysterical fan response, and it became the fastest-selling album in iTunes history.

Other celebs who made this year’s influential list include, Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey, openly gay NBA player Jason Collins and Scandal star Kerry Washington.

Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World Issue in newsstands now.

April 13, 2014

Visit our gallery for stunning images from Beyonce’s photoshoot taken for “OUT” magazine May issue, which was named “the power issue”. Remember to pick up the Out magazine Power Issue later this month.

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– Photoshoots 2014: SANTIAGO & MAURICIO PHOTOSHOOT (OUT MAGAZINE)

April 08, 2014

Beyoncé had no qualms sharing her favorite sex positions (“ride it with my surfboard”) with the masses and she encourages all women to feel free to express their sexuality in the new issue of Out magazine.

“There is unbelievable power in ownership and women should own their sexuality,” the pop diva told Out.

The gay and lesbian publication put Beyoncé on its 2014 May Power Issue. Queen Bey shocked the music industry when she quietly released her self-titled album on the iTunes store in Decemeber 2013. The album sold one million digital copies in six days and gave the singer her fifth consecutive number one album.

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October 03, 2013

beynovmarieShe gave birth to her daughter Blue Ivy in January of last year. And Beyoncé admits in a new interview that it was the connection she felt to her unborn child that helped her through the pain of labour. ‘We were talking. I know it sounds crazy, but I felt a communication,’ said the 32-year-old in the November issue of Marie Claire Australia.

She also said thinking about what her child was going through helped distract her from the pain of her birth. ‘I felt like when I was having contractions, I envisioned my child pushing through a very heavy door,’ said the singer. ‘And I imagined this tiny infant doing all the work, so I couldn’t think about my own pain.’

She also revealed she started to feel the maternal instinct late in her pregnancy.’I felt very maternal around eight months,’ she said. ‘And I thought I couldn’t become any more until I saw the baby… But it happened during my labor because I had a very strong connection with my child.

Beyoncé showed off her sensational figure in a high-waisted sparkling blue skirt paired with a cropped striped T-shirt on the cover of the fashion magazine. She wore her highlighted hair in voluminous curls and sported a glowing complexion. The singer stared confidently into the camera as she posed with her arms in what appeared to be a dance move.

Beyoncé also opened up about her return to the spotlight after giving birth. ‘I’m still completely nervous,’ she said. ‘I still feel pressure.’ The entertainer admitted that she does read articles about herself, although she makes sure to never read the comments. ‘Don’t scroll down!’ she said. ‘You’re definitely going to get your feelings hurt.’

October 01, 2013

Shawn Carter, better known as Jay Z, tells Vanity Fair contributing editor Lisa Robinson in the November issue that although his wife, Beyoncé, says that their 18-month-old daughter, Blue Ivy, prefers Jay’s music to hers, he’s not so sure. “That’s not true. She does like her mother’s music—she watches [Beyoncé’s concerts] on the computer every night. But my album came out and I don’t know if Blue ever heard any of my music prior to this album—she’s only 18 months old and I don’t play my music around the house. But this album was new, so we played it. And she loves all the songs. She plays a song and she goes, ‘More, Daddy, more . . . Daddy song.’ She’s my biggest fan. If no one bought the Magna Carta [album], the fact that she loves it so much, it gives me the greatest joy. And that’s not like a cliché. I’m really serious. Just to see her—‘Daddy song, more, Daddy.’ She’s genuine, she’s honest, because she doesn’t know it makes me happy. She just wants to hear it.”

Jay tells Robinson that Barack Obama’s 2008 election “actually renewed my spirit for America. It was like, Oh, wow, man, this whole thing about land of the free, home of the . . . it’s, like, real—it’s going to happen, everyone’s getting to participate in it. But growing up, if you had ever told a black person from the hood you can be president, they’d be like, I could never . . . If you had told me that as a kid, I’d be like, Are you out of your mind? How?”

Jay tells Robinson that his mother knew he was dealing drugs as a teenager, “but we never really had those conversations. We just pretty much ignored it. But she knew. All the mothers knew. It sounds like ‘How could you let your son . . . ’ but I’m telling you, it was normal.” Read the rest of this entry »

August 01, 2013

Beyoncé’s vocals are so pristine live, she could sing while standing stock-still for two hours and get standing ovations. But Bey isn’t just the Voice; she’s also the Body, the Hair Flip, the Don’t-Fuck-With-Me Snarl. Her choreography is pristine, her all-girl band is perfect, and her confidence is punishing. Don’t forget, this is a woman whose mane got caught in a fan at a recent show and she still never skipped a note.

Showstopper: B’s been expertly poppin’ her booty to “Crazy in Love” onstage at least 10 years before Miley Cyrus even heard the word “twerk.”

Source: rollingstone.com

April 03, 2013

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FEW have captivated the world like Vogue’s May cover star Beyoncé Knowles. Few have been so adulated or adored, and yet remained so steadfast in protecting their mystery. Few have withstood the rigours of a stellar career and survived so unscathed. Read the rest of this entry »

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