Beyoncé just posted a new remix for “Drunk In Love” featuring the genius rapper Kanye West on her official youtube. Unfortunately it’s just 38 seconds. But the best part is that you can put on repeat!
The “Beyonce” cut is the latest hit fueled by choreographers’ popular online videos.
Two months after Beyoncé dropped her surprise self-titled album, it’s still shaking up the music industry. Two weeks ago, album cut “Partition” reached No. 49 on the Streaming Songs chart with over 1.4 million streams in the U.S, despite the fact that the video (available for purchase with the album) isn’t on Youtube or Vevo, and the audio isn’t available on Spotify, Pandora and other similar services. How is this possible? User-generated Youtube videos, driven by a vibrant community of choreographed dance crews shaking it to the song on camera.
The “Partition” phenomenon is in some ways similar to “Harlem Shake,” the viral, dorm-room dance meme which took Brooklyn DJ-producer Baauer straight to the top of the Hot 100 the week of Feb. 23 thanks to millions of YouTube clicks. However, unlike with “Harlem Shake,” many of the most popular dance videos featuring “Partition” are created by professional choreographers, like Kyle Hanagami, who was inspired by the dance-heavy videos Beyonce included with her album.
If there were a supermodel of the moment, Joan Smalls would certainly be it. She’s the face of Estée Lauder, ranked no. 1 on Models.com and currently holds the no. 8 spot on Forbes’ list of top-earning catwalkers. On top of this, she is also the star of countless editorials and campaigns (currently iCB and Fendi). Not to mention she just snagged Elle‘s January cover, which was considered something of a feat because, well, it’s not often a model — as opposed to a Hollywood starlet du jour — is on the cover of an American magazine.
Lucky for Fashionista, the stunning Smalls sat down for a pre-fashion week chat at the Modellounge x Microsoft space (which, not coincidentally, is the brainchild of her boyfriend, Bernard Smith). Afterward, she was set to hop on a plane to Canada for a quick two-day shoot before returning to New York for runway duty. (Just thinking about her schedule makes us lose our breath!) Read on for her thoughts on models vs. celebs, a little gossip about her good friend Cara Delevingne and, duh, what it was like to work with Beyoncé.
What was it like to work with Beyoncé on the “Yoncé” video?
Wow! Incredible. That woman is someone you can look up to. She’s so professional — so well-rounded and grounded. It just goes to show you that being nice in an industry pays off. She’s so involved when she talks to somebody — and encouraging — so I admire that quality in her. She’s really, really talented, so it’s nice that I have that off my checklist. It’s like Beyoncé video — check!
The Billboard Hot 100 is officially “Drunk in Love.”
Fueled by significant gains in streams, on-demand plays and digital sales, the Beyonce single (which features husband Jay-Z) catapults eleven places to number two on the definitive weekly singles chart. Only Katy Perry’s smash “Dark Horse (featuring Juicy J),” which began its reign atop the chart last week, ranks higher.
In reaching number two, “Drunk” becomes Beyonce’s biggest hit since “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It).” Best known for its iconic video (and Kanye West’s fondness for the video), “Ladies” reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in late 2008.
Since then, only 2009′s “Halo” (#5) and “Sweet Dreams” (#10) and 2010′s “Telephone” (the Lady Gaga track on which Beyonce was featured, #3) have even reached the top ten.
The rise of “Drunk in Love” sends Pitbull’s “Timber (featuring Ke$ha)” down to number three. Jason DeRulo’s “Talk Dirty” ascends to #4, while OneRepublic’s “Counting Stars” slips to 5.
Passenger’s “Let Her Go” returns to its #6 peak, while A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera’s “Say Something” settles for #7.
Positioned at number eight, Pharrell’s “Happy” leads Lorde’s pair of “Royals” (#9) and “Team” (#10).
So what are you waiting for to put “Drunk In Love” to where it deserves to reach? Buy it now clicking here and gift your friends!
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Beyoncé and Jay Z were spotted yesterday night watching the NBA Game between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center. We just added some High Quality photos from that moment. Check it out clicking the thumbs below:
– 2014 Games: February 3 – Philadelphia 76ers x Brooklyn Nets
Jay-Z and Beyonce performed onstage last night at DirecTV Super Saturday Night. “All hail to the queen!” Jay Z told the crowd at New York’s Pier 40 stadium. As if we needed to be told. There were whispers before the DirecTV Super Bowl party got going that Jay Z’s wife might make a surprise entrance. And it happened.
Beyonce is making Super Bowl weekend performances something of a habit. A year after performing for the big game at the Superdome in New Orleans, Beyonce performed for a smaller crowd as a surprise cameo on the eve of the Super Bowl.
Dressed in a slinky black lace dress, Beyonce sang her hit “Drunk In Love,” which, of course, her superstar husband guest stars on. As he rapped, she danced in his face, and when the smoldering song ended, the two embraced, and shared a kiss.
Updated: We also added some pictures from Hennessy Super Bowl XLVIII After Party that you can check below:
– 2014 Appearances: February 1 – DirecTV Super Saturday Night
– 2014 Performances: February 1 – DirecTV Super Saturday Night
– 2014 Parties: February 2 – Hennessy Super Bowl XLVIII After Party
Anna Kendrick is a major Beyoncé fan, so when we had the chance to chat with her on camera, we knew we had to do something fun involving the global superstar. Just Jared proudly presents… Anna Kendrick’s dramatic readings of Beyoncé songs!
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Get ready for another vegan trend that everyone is going to copy! Beyonce has started a second vegan challenge and we want in! Ahead of her husband Jay Z’s 44th birthday, Beyonce began a 22 day vegan stint. It certainly seemed to work based on her smoking body at the Grammys, were she showed her butt and danced all up on her man.
Anyway, she’s back for round two. Judging from her latest Instagram post, she’s embarking on another 22-day challenge of eating no meat or animal products whatsoever! She just shared a snap of her healthy snack—a peanut butter and chocolate chip flavored vegan protein bar cut up with sliced bananas on top. Bey captioned the shot of her no-gluten, no-soy, no-dairy snack simply, “#22daysvegan.“ It’s safe to assume this is vegan stint no. 2 and not a throwback to the first one. What foodie would post an old throwback food pic. So why 22 days? Jay previously explained on his blog that “psychologists have said it takes 21 days to make or break a habit. On the 22nd day, you’ve found the way.”
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Anna swooned over Beyoncé, and got her boobs touched by Katy Perry; it was a pretty awesome Grammys night. Check out the funny video from Conan Weeknights:
During The 56th Grammy Awards red carpet interview, the R&B smash singer/composer/producer The-Dream talked to MTV about keeping Beyoncé’s new album in secret. He said: “She changed how people do delivered records…”. Watch it below: