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Beyoncé Leads MTV Video Music Awards Nominations

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The Queen remains the ruling elite at the upcoming 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.

Beyoncé has received a career-best 11 nods for her visual album LEMONADE, including Video of the Year for “Formation” and Best Female Video for “Hold Up.”

Adele will be her toughest competition it appears, as the British powerhouse earns eight nominations this year, including Video of the Year and Best Female Video with “Hello.”

Ariana Grande and Drake both follow with five. The Toronto rapper will compete for Video of the Year and Best Hip-Hop Video for “Hotline Bling.”

Bryson Tiller is also up for Best Male Video and Best New Artist.

They will face off when the VMAs air live on Sunday, Aug. 28, at 9 p.m. from Madison Square Garden in New York City. Voting is now open to the public.

See the full list of nominees below.

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Beyoncé’s ‘LEMONADE’ Earns Four Emmy Nominations

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The reign of Beyoncé‘s LEMONADE album is continuing into television, as well.

The singer’s sixth studio album was accompanied by a visual element, much like its self-titled predecessor; but instead of premiering it on iTunes, some may remember that the first “taste” of LEMONADE came by way of her HBO special mini-movie.

The nominations for the 68th Annual Emmy Awards were released to the public today, and Beyonce’s LEMONADE special was included among the nominations.

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Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, Maxwell, Rihanna & More Participate In Mic’s ’23 Ways You Could Be Killed If You Are Black In America’ PSA

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Many of music’s biggest artists have participated in Mic’s new campaign “23 Ways You Could Be Killed If You Are Black In America,” to use their voices in support of the many black Americans who’ve lost their lives due to racially-motivated biases.

One by one, artists such as Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, Jennifer Hudson, Maxwell, Pharrell, Adam Levine, Bono, Janelle Monáe, Pink, Queen Latifah, Common, Swizz Beatz, Lenny Kravitz, ASAP Rocky, and more list the everyday, mundane things that victims were doing at the time that they were killed.

Non-music celebs who also participated in the video are Chris Rock, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Hart, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Tracee Ellis-Ross, and more.

It’s all for a petition at WeAreHereMovement.com to demand the government take action for a “radical change to heal a long history of systemic racism.”

Watch the PSA below and sign the petition at the link above.

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Beyoncé Pens Open Letter On Police Shootings

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Queen Bey delivers a call to action.

As celebrities continue to speak out against police injustice in the wake of the shootings of Alton Sterling and Philandro Castile, Beyoncé has penned a powerful open letter.

“We are sick and tired of the killings of young men and women in our communities,” she writes. “It is up to us to take a stand and demand that they ‘stop killing us.’ We don’t need sympathy. We need everyone to respect our lives.”

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Solange Celebrates 30th Birthday in New Mexico, with Friends & Family, Including Beyoncé

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Solange Knowles rang in her 30th birthday in a tiny town in New Mexico, according to TMZ.

Solange, along with 12 friends and family members, spent the weekend in itty-bitty San Patricio, on a 2,200 acre ranch.

Bey and Jay flew in for the night. The low-key shindig featured a pool party and New Orleans-style catering, and reportedly, Domino’s pizza.

To burn off the calories, Solange and her crew took a walk through the amazing White Sands National Monument.

In a post on Instagram, where she reflected on her life and career, the singer/songwriter revealed that she just recently finished her new album. “Completed 4th album (72 hours before turning 30),” she wrote.

Check out photos and video below.

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Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar Open BET Awards with “Freedom”

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BET had the biggest surprise up their sleeve for the opening of the 2016 BET Awards on Sunday night.

Kicking off the show with none-other than Beyoncé, they set a powerful message for the evening, with an updated version of her Kendrick Lamar-assisted song “Freedom,” off Lemonade.

As her backup dancers strutted down the aisles to the sound of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, Queen Bey stood perched on the stage in an ankle-deep pool of water while fire erupted behind her. “I’ma wade, I’ma wave through the waters,” she sang, kicking up waves as she hit choreography with her crew.

Keeping the surprises coming, Kendrick Lamar popped up at the front of the stage to spit a new verse on the commanding cut. “Revolution televised, hoping that you see the sign / Meet me at the finish line, 40 acres give me mine,” he rapped, joining the singer in the pool to face each other and wild out.

Watch their epic performance below.

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Beyoncé’s “Formation” Music Video Wins Cannes Lions Entertainment Award

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Beyoncé can now add the Cannes Lions’ most prestigious honor to her awards shelf.

The superstar’s surprise music video for “Formation,” the first single off her new album Lemonade, took home one of two Grand Prix Lion Awards at the inaugural Cannes Lions Entertainment for Music, awarded Friday night (June 24.)

“Formation” was the top winner in the highly competitive Excellence In Music Video category, which shortlisted 13 music videos on Thursday and awarded eight with prizes on Friday.

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Watch: Beyoncé Releases Official “Sorry” Video

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While most have already experienced Beyoncé‘s Lemonade visual, the singer has now given the female anthem “Sorry,” a worldwide video release.

Bey narrates the opening of the visuals as she asks, “So what are you going to say at my funeral, now that you’ve killed me? ‘Here lies the body of the love of my life, who’s heart I broke without a gun to my head. Here lies the mother of my children, both living and dead. Rest in peace my true love, who I took for granted, most bomb p*ssy. Who because of me, sleep evaded, her shroud is loneliness, her God was listening. Her heaven will be a love without betrayal.’ Ashes to ashes…dust to side chicks.”

The Queen’s powerful words echoed into the bombing sounds of the records beat, as the cameras travel into a southern mansion and find tennis star Serena Williams dancing and turnin’ up in the hallways. Bey and her face-painted troupe of dancers bring more empowering energy while riding a bus, as she sings the now famous line, “Tell ’em boy bye!”

The track also features the infamous “Becky with the good hair” lyric that sent BeyHive members on a search for who the line might’ve been about. Since then, Rita Ora and designer Rachel Roy have denied being the mysterious Becky.

Since the song and much of the album is rumored to be about Jay Z’s alleged infidelity, talk has even turned to Hov possibly making a response album. There have also been rumors of a joint project that addresses the Carters’ marriage.

Despite the song’s ferocious lyrics, things are just fine with Hov and Bey. The couple and their daughter were recently vacationing in Hawaii, before they take the “Formation World Tour” to Europe.

Check out the YouTube release of “Sorry” below.

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