September 20, 2012

Destiny’s Child have announced plans to release a new greatest hits compilation album called ‘Playlist’ on 8th October. The new collection is being unveiled to coincide with the 15th anniversary of their debut number one single ‘No No No Part 2′ back in 1997.

Beyonce Knowles, Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland will also be launching new Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest accounts as well as an update of their official website.

Included on the new album are the girls’ smash hits ‘Say My Name’, ‘Survivor’ and opener ‘Bootylicious’.

Earlier this year, Beyonce’s dad Matthew Knowles confirmed that the girl group would be releasing two new records before the end of 2012 .

You can view the full tracklisting for Destiny’s Child’s new greatest hits album after the cut.

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September 19, 2012

Beyonce and Jay-Z raised $4 million (ÂŁ2.46 million) for US President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign after they hosted a fundraiser.

The event was held at Jay-Z’s 40/40 club in New York last night (September 18) and saw 100 ticket buyers charged $40,000 (ÂŁ24,618) each to get in, reports the Washington Post.

During the evening, the US president joked that he had a lot in common with the million-selling rapper, telling the audience: “Jay-Z now knows, you know, what my life is like. We both have daughters. And our wives are more popular than we are… So we’ve got a little bond there. It’s hard, but it’s okay.”

Obama also praised Beyonce, describing her as a positive role model for his own daughters and saying of her: “She carries herself with such class and poise, and has so much talent.”

Obama will stand against the Republican candidate Mitt Romney in the US presidential elections on November 6.

Jay-Z and Beyonce have long been supporters of Obama, playing at a tribute concert to the President in 2008 before he took his oath of office. Last week, Obama appeared in a video clip to open Jay-Z’s Made In America festival in Philadelphia, urging the crowd to go out and vote. Beyonce has also voiced her support for Michelle Obama.

Beyonce and Jay-Z are not the only musicians to get behind Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign. Last month, Brooklyn band The National played a rally for the incumbent president in Iowa.

Earlier this month, the Foo Fighters dedicated their track ‘My Hero’ to Obama when they played a two-song acoustic set at the Democratic National Convention.

September 06, 2012

As we reported earlier, Beyonce decided to head to France for her birthday week to enjoy the fresh breeze with husband Jay-z, and Daughter Blue. On Tuesday(September 4) Beyonce enjoyed a nice romantic evening with husband Jay-z at Le Michelangelo’s restaurant in Antibes, France.

Also take a look at photos from Today(September 6) of The Carters Back on The Mediterranean Cruise in France!

August 23, 2012

FORBES: It took us a while to come around to the notion that celebrities—actors, singers and entertainers—could be counted among the world’s most powerful women. It wasn’t until 2010, in fact, a full seven years after FORBES inaugural list, that any entertainer with the exception of Oprah (who, to be fair, is a multi-hyphenate philanthropist with some of the world’s deepest pockets) was counted in the ranks.

While Oprah still reigns supreme as the empress of celebrity power, we stay true to the precedent set in 2005 when we began our search of the women who most impacted the world over the past twelve months.

Beyonce took up with the Obama administration in 2012, lending her support to the First Lady’s healthy eating and fitness initiatives for children in the U.S. The “Get Me Bodied” music video she made for the campaign has been viewed more than 22 million times on YouTube. This year she has been listed as #3 on the FORBES’s Celebrity Power Women List. She’s also #34 on overall Most Powerful Women List and #16 on Most Powerful Celebrity List. Check out other her listings at Forbes here.

FORBES Celebrity Power Women 2012
1. Oprah
2. Lady Gaga
3. Beyoncé
4. Jennifer Lopez
5. Shakira
6. Ellen DeGeneres
7. Angelina Jolie
8. Sofia Vergara
9. JK Rowling
10. Gisele Bundchen

August 20, 2012

Beyonce’s music video “I Was Here” for the UN’s World Humanitarian Day campaign generated one billion messages encouraging people to do a good deed on Sunday.

The campaign is designed to increase the amount of good deeds done by ordinary people, and additionally, to give something back to those partaking humanitarian work. The campaign asked people to help others on Sunday by making sandwiches for the homeless or volunteering at a local charity.

“The World Humanitarian Day 2012 campaign has made social media history by sharing more than one billion messages of hope,” the UN said in a statement. “World Humanitarian Day is a time to recognize those who face danger and adversity in order to help others.”

Watch above U.N. Humanitarian Chief, Valerie Amos, talking about the emotional atmosphere during the recording of Beyonce’s ”I Was Here” video.
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August 08, 2012

BeyoncĂ© and Jay-Z are not only the undisputed first couple of hip-hop, but they are also the world’s highest-paid celebrity couple, according to Forbes.

The music moguls rose to the top of the ranks after getting beat out by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and his supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen back in 2011.

This year, despite BeyoncĂ©’s seemingly lower profile in the music world, she still managed to rack in $40 million thanks to her many ventures in and out of music, including her 2011 album 4. As for Hova, well, Forbes notes he brought in slightly less with an income of $38 million thanks to his Watch the Throne album and tour with Kanye West, as well as his own enterprises outside of music.

While their combined $78 million makes them the couple to beat, last year’s #1 couple Gisele and Tom are following close at #2 with $72 million in a combined salary. They’ve earned their keep on the list through modeling gigs (for both partners) and his contract with the Patriots, which runs through 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

August 03, 2012

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