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New Music: DJ Khaled feat. Beyoncé & Jay Z – Shining

DJ Khaled had a major surprise up his sleeve after the 59th Grammy Awards.

While the world was watching for Queen Bey’s first appearance since announcing her pregnancy, the We The Best hitmaker premiered his biggest collaboration yet, “Shining” featuring Beyoncé and Jay Z.

The winners’ anthem finds a pregnant Bey singing about her “winning” streak before Mr. Carter comes in at the end, rapping about his soon-to-be twins.

“Ran to the dealer / Bought twin Mercedes / The European trucks for the twin babies,” he raps. “Don’t let me have a son, I’ma fool / Send him to school in all my jewels.”

“Money don’t make me happy / And a fella can’t make me fancy / We’re smilin’ for a whole other reason / It’s smiles through all 4 seasons,” sings Bey.

DJ Khaled’s son Asahd appears on the cover art, for the first single off the Snapchat King’s upcoming 10th album Grateful.

Listen to the major collaboration below.

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Beyoncé Celebrates Motherhood with 2017 Grammy Performance

The most anticipated moment of the 59th Grammy Awards was clearly Beyoncé‘s performance, and once again Queen Bey ruled the Grammy stage.

For her first appearance since the announcement that she is pregnant with twins, Yoncé dominated with a medley performance that celebrated motherhood.

Introduced by her mother Tina Lawson, Bey appeared on stage wearing a golden crown-like headdress and showing off her double baby bump. Her set began with a spoken word intro reflective of Lemonade before she launched into “Love Drought,” followed by the emotional “Sandcastles” as Beyoncé belted out the lyrics while sitting in a chair with her hand over her stomach.

The superstar led all nominees with nine this year and won Best Music Video with “Formation” before the show started. During the show, she also won Best Urban Contemporary Album for Lemonade.

“Thank you to the Grammy voters for this incredible honor,” she said, before thanking her collaborators, God, husband, and daughter. “We all experience pain and loss and often, we become inaudible. My intention for the film and album was to create a body of work that would give a voice to our pain, our struggles, darkness, and our history, to confront issues that make us uncomfortable. It’s important for me to show images to my children that reflect their beauty, so they can grow up in a world where they look in the mirror, first through their families, as well the news, the Super Bowl, the Olympics, The White House, and the Grammys, and see themselves, and have no doubt that they’re beautiful, intelligent, and capable. This is something I want for every child of every race.”

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Why The Urban Contemporary Grammy Is Important To The Exposure Of Non-Traditional R&B

It’s been five years since lauded R&B producer Ivan Barias (famously known for being one half of production duo Carvin & Ivan), helped to create the Grammys ‘Urban Contemporary Album’ category as a home for exceptional non-traditional R&B releases. Speaking with The FADER previously, Barias explained that the category includes, “anyone that’s singing on urban radio, [sic] not doing anything that you would call traditional R&B.”

As the 59th Annual Grammy Awards are only days away, the producer shared some more insight about why putting nominees like Beyonce and Rihanna against emerging artists serves as ‘positive osmosis for music.’ Continuing the conversation with The FADER again, Barias spoke about the boundless evolution of music genres and why it’s important for The Recording Academy to honor a dynamic combination of exceptional artists despite their level of popularity.

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Report: Beyoncé To Perform at the Grammys

Could Beyoncé be gearing up for another surprise?

Multiple sources have reportedly told “Entertainment Tonight” that Queen Bey will perform at the Grammys on Feb. 12. Insiders say she was seen rehearsing for the set in a secret Los Angeles location, complete with “a glam squad, camera crew, and her team of dancers.”

Neither the Grammys nor Beyoncé have officially responded to the report and some believe it was meant to be a surprise. When asked about her possible performance, Grammy executive producer Ken Ehrlich offered coy shrugs to “ET.” So far, there is no word on whether the report will hinder the performance plans.

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Beyoncé Shares Stunning Pregnancy Photos

On Wednesday (Feb. 1), Beyoncé shared the now-viral image of herself wearing a veil and lingerie to announce that she was expecting twins. The photo has since received the most likes (8.1 million) and comments (392,000) ever on Instagram. Bey’s pic easily surpassed IG’s previous record-holder, Selena Gomez and her Coca-Cola-sponsored photo from June 2016. That image has 6.3 million likes and 263,000 comments.

Yoncé also nearly broke Twitter with the news. The social media platform reported more than 500,000 tweets about the twins within 45 minutes of the announcement. This was particularly impressive since Bey has only tweeted twice since August 2013 and not once since April 2016.

While the Instagram photo has been shared frequently, it isn’t the only pregnancy image Beyoncé has revealed. Her website now features a post titled “I Have Three Hearts,” which shows a gallery of photos from the maternity shoot, including stunning underwater portraits and video, nude photos, and flicks featuring her first-born, Blue Ivy.

“Venus has flooded me, second planet from the sun, I wake up on her foamy shore. She wants to take me to meet my children. I’ve done this before I’m still nervous,” wrote a post along with the photos.

Check out Bey and all her pregnancy glory below.

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Beyoncé and Jay Z are Expecting Twins!!

I don’t know much about algebra, but I know one plus one equals two.”

On the first day of Black History Month, Beyoncé has announced that she and Jay Z are expecting twins!!

Taking to Instagram to make the big reveal, Bey posed in front of a floral arrangement while cradling her bare baby bump, sharing a message from her and Jay Z.

“We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over,” wrote the Carters. “We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes.”

It’s unclear how far along in her pregnancy she is. However, the twins will join the couple’s five-year-old daughter Blue Ivy.

Despite her buns in the oven, Bey is currently scheduled to headline both weekends of Coachella in April. She is also nominated for nine awards at this month’s Grammys.

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Solange Covers ‘Interview Magazine,’ Gets Interviewed by Beyoncé

Solange Knowles has always been an impassioned artist, and delivered unique and often exceptional art into the world. With her 2016 album A Seat at the Table, it feels like the whole world has finally caught on to her as an important voice in her own right, and not just the sister of Beyoncé.

Rightfully so, when the younger Knowles daughter was asked who she would like to interview her for her cover story in Interview Magazine, the soulful songstress chose her big sister. Bringing it all full circle, Solange talked to Bey about the challenges and achievements of her lifetime, including womanism, growing up in a hair salon, all elements of crating A Seat at the Table, their parent’s influence, and much more.

Check out excerpts from their interview below.

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Beyoncé, JAY Z, Stevie Wonder, Usher & More To Attend President Obama’s Farewell Bash

President Barack Obama is going out with a bash.

Closing out his eight-year term, the POTUS is hosting a farewell party at the White House on Friday (Jan. 6), according to The Washington Post.

Beyoncé, Jay Z, Stevie Wonder, Usher, Oprah Winfrey, Samuel L. Jackson, and Bradley Cooper are potentially among the invited guests, according to an insider.

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