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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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Beyoncé To Headline Coachella 2017

It’s official. Beyoncé, along with Kendrick Lamar and Radiohead will headline this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, taking place in Indio, Calif. over the course of two weekends in April.

Confirmed today (Jan. 3), this year’s event is slated to feature another star-studded roster of artists for what’s sure to be one of 2017’s most talked-about events.

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ThisisRnB Presents: The 20 Best R&B Albums of 2016

#Blessings 2016, we out!

Across the board it’s been a very interesting year for music, and R&B played a major role in adding unique projects to 2016. From our perspective–over the past couple of years–there appears to be a stronger push to return certain elements of traditional R&B to the mainstream public, even coming from the new generations. However, the genre is still evolving, continuing to grow and change, and creative progression is what we want to see.

What we heard this year, is a vast variety of R&B sounds, styles, and inspirations across many releases; from new breakout voices to mainstream megastars to long overdue comebacks from some of our most beloved singers. 2016 was the year for it all, whether you love buttery smooth soul, gritty blues, sinfully dark seduction, dance and sing-along anthems, retro funk and anything in-between, there was something for every taste in the many albums that were released this year.

Now, instead of offering our critical album rankings this year, we’ve taken a different approach to the list, and not placed the albums in number order, but just alphabetical. So click below to check out our list of The 20 Best R&B Albums of 2016, and also check out the results of our Readers’ Choice Poll on the last page as well!

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Beyoncé Performs at Company Holiday Party

It was a Yoncé Christmas at her management company’s holiday party, and staffers got a special batch of lemonade while watching their boss do her thing live.

According to TMZ, Beyoncé‘s Parkwood Entertainment hosted the bash Thursday night at the Wilshire Ebell Theatere in L.A., and the Queen herself performed “All Night” during a screening of her “Lemonade” film.

Besides bearing witness to Bey live, guests also went home with Formation-themed goody bags full of popcorn and Lemonheads. Plus, they got a glimpse of Destiny’s Child, who reunited off stage for the event.

Check out the footage below.

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Beyoncé Leads NAACP Image Awards Nominations

Beyoncé reigns again. Fresh off her nine Grammy nods, the superstar leads with seven nominations at the 48th annual NAACP Image Awards.

Queen Bey scores nods for Entertainer of the Year, where she’s up against Viola Davis, Regina King, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and Chance the Rapper. She also earns nominations for Outstanding Female Artist, Outstanding Song (Contemporary), and Outstanding Music Video.

Right behind Queen Bey is her sister Solange, who received five nominations. Kendrick Lamar and Chance the Rapper are tied for third place with four noms each.

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Beyoncé’s “Daddy Lessons” Rejected by GRAMMY Country Committee

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Beyoncé knows a thing or two about winning GRAMMYs, and enough though she is the most-nominated artist this year, that doesn’t mean she couldn’t have had even more.

The Associated Press reports that Queen Bey’s LEMONADE song “Daddy Lessons” was denied by the Recording Academy’s country music committee this year, making it ineligible for Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance.

This report, made by an anonymous source, follows controversy over ‘Yoncé’s performance of “Daddy Lessons” at the Country Music Awards with the Dixie Chicks. Following their showstopping set, both acts were wiped from CMA’s website and social media platforms, according to TMZ. However, CMA denied these claims in a statement, calling the performance a “highlight of the evening.”

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The 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominations Are Here, Beyoncé Leads with Nine

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The 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards are already around the corner, and Beyoncé is leading the pack with nine nominations!

Queen Bey’s noms land in all the major categories, including Album, Record, and Song of the Year. Her chart-topping and critically-acclaimed album Lemonade is up for Album of the Year against Adele’s 25, Justin Bieber’s Purpose, Drake’s Views, and Sturgill Simpson’s A Sailor’s Guide to Earth.

“Hold Up” is nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance, “Don’t Hurt Yourself” featuring Jack White for Best Rock Performance, and “Freedom” featuring Kendrick Lamar for Best Rap/Sung Performance.

In the Record of the Year category, Bey’s “Formation” is nominated alongside Adele’s “Hello,” Rihanna and Drake’s “Work,” Lukas Graham’s “7 Years,” and Twenty One Pilots’ “Stressed Out.”

Drake, Rihanna, and Kanye West follow Bey with eight nominations apiece, while first-time nominee Chance the Rapper scores seven nods including Best New Artist and Best Rap Album.

Rising R&B stars BJ The Chicago Kid and Ro James land their first nominations for Best R&B Performance, while BJ also receives noms for Traditional R&B Performance and Best R&B Album, which will see him competing against Lalah Hathaway (Lalah Hathaway Live), Terrace Martin (Velvet Portraits), Mint Condition (Healing Season), and Mya (Smoove Jones).

Best R&B song nominees include PARTYNEXTDOOR (“Come See Me” feat. Drake), Bryson Tiller (“Exhange”), Rihanna (“Kiss It Better”), Maxwell (“Lake By The Ocean”), and Tory Lanez (“Luv”).

The 59th Annual Grammy Awards will air live from Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 12, at 8 p.m. on CBS.

See a partial list of nominees below and click here for the full list.

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