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Watch: Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran, and Gary Clark Jr. Pay Tribute to Stevie Wonder

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The stars came out to pay tribute to Stevie Wonder at “Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life — An All-Star Grammy Salute.” The CBS special, which was taped at L.A.’s Nokia Theatre last week and aired Monday night, featured performances from Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran, John Legend, Pharrell Williams, Babyface, Ariana Grande, Ne-Yo, Janelle Monáe, and many more, who covered selections from the icon’s legendary songbook.

Beyoncé kicked off the celebration with a performance of “Fingertips,” Wonder’s first No. 1 single in 1963. She then turned it up with “Master Blaster (Jammin’)” backed by Ed Sheeran, and lastly took it to “Higher Ground” with fellow Houston native Gary Clark Jr. for the rousing finale.

Watch the soulful performance below!

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Beyoncé, John Legend, Pharrell Williams and More Pay Tribute to Stevie Wonder

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Music’s biggest stars came out to honor the incomparable Stevie Wonder for the tribute special “Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life — An All-Star Grammy Salute” at L.A.’s Nokia Theatre on Tuesday night. Beyoncé, Pharrell Williams, John Legend, Jennifer Hudson and many more hit the stage to salute the iconic singer with musical performances from his songbook.

Beyoncé kicked off the celebration with a performance of Wonder’s 1963 hit “Fingertips, Pt. 2″ before singing “Master Blaster (Jammin’)” with Ed Sheeran. Gary Clark Jr. helped them close out the medley with “Higher Ground.”

John Legend serenaded the crowd with “I Believe (When I Fall in Love It Will Be Forever),” Lady Gaga paid tribute to Stevie with “I Wish,” and Ariana Grande and Babyface dueted on “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours.”

Janelle Monáe, India.Arie, and Jill Scott, teamed up for a rousing rendition of “As,” and Pharrell Williams and Ryan Tedder jammed on “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing.”

Jennifer Hudson belted out “All Is Fair in Love,” and Ne-Yo joined Stevie’s daughter Aisha Wonder for “Isn’t She Lovely.”

Stevie himself closed out the show with a medley of hits including “Contusion,” “You Are the Sunshine of My Life,” “Ribbon in the Sky,” and “Superstition,” and was joined onstage by his famous friends for the finale of “Happy Birthday” and “Another Star.”

The concert special will air Monday, Feb. 16, at 9 p.m. EST on CBS. Check out some photos and video clips below!

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Beyoncé Shares Behind the Scenes of Grammy Performance

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Love it or hate it, Beyoncé had everyone talking about her performance at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night. Singing a commanding cover of the gospel hymn “Take My Hand, Precious Lord,” which was sung by Ledisi for the film Selma, Bey helped bring everyone to church prior to John Legend and Common’s powerful show closing performance.

Now, Bey is giving fans a look behind the scenes at the rehearsals, introducing the additional voices behind her performance and sharing her inspiration behind the cast of male singers.

“I wanted to find real men, that have lived, have struggled, cried, have a life and spirit about them. I felt like this is an opportunity to show the strength and vulnerability in black men,” shared Beyoncé.

Watch their rehearsal and meet the background singers below:

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Beyoncé & Jay Z Joint Album Confirmed By Producer Detail

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Beyhive, rejoice. Jigga fans, turn up “Big Pimpin.”

Music’s biggest night brought confirmation that 2015 will bring forth what we all expected: a joint album from The Carters! While the duo took home two Grammy Awards on Sunday, fans can now celebrate the news that the collaborative project is indeed on its way.

Grammy-winning producer Detail – who is responsible for Jay and Bey’s Grammy-winning single “Drunk In Love” – took some time on the carpet last night to chat with the good people over at Billboard, and revealed that he is definitely involved in the formerly rumored album.

While he didn’t give a potential release date, the producer stated:  “When you think of Jay and Bey together, you think ‘album.’ You should already know.” When asked if we could expect the project this year, he followed up with: “In my imaginary mind, I will work to say it’s true.”

Well, alright then!

Take a look at his interview with Billboard below:

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Beyoncé Performs “Take My Hand, Precious Lord” at Grammy Awards

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Controversy aside, Beyoncé did an excellent job with her unexpected performance at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards. Following an introduction from Gwyneth Paltrow and LL Cool J, Queen Bey capped off the three-and-a-half-hour show with the gospel hymn “Take My Hand, Precious Lord.”

Dressed in all white, Bey took it to church with her hair-raising cover, which was previously performed by Ledisi for the Selma soundtrack.

John Legend and Common followed with a performance of their Oscar-nominated song “Glory.”

While she didn’t win Album of the Year, Bey went home with three other awards, bringing her career total to a whopping 20 Grammys.

Watch her stellar performance below:

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Beyoncé Launches Vegan Meal Delivery Service

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You can always count on Beyoncé to spread motivation to her many loyal fans. Whether it’s through women empowerment tunes, or forcing our kids to get up and move to end childhood obesity, Queen Bey has found many ways to encourage us to live a better and healthier life.

While the latter portion of 2014 saw the megastar announce her plans to partner with Topshop for an athletic line, this week saw the announcement of the influential woman partnering with a vegan meal delivery service.

Catch more after the jump!

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Beyoncé & Jay Z Surprise U.S. Troops with a Special “On The Run” Concert Screening

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Beyoncé and Jay Z teamed up with the USO for a special way to surprise U.S. troops on New Year’s Eve.  After welcoming in 2015 during a big party troops stationed at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan were surprised when a video of Beyoncé popped up on the screen wishing them a Happy New Year and revealing that they were about to see a special screening of the “On The Run” concert special, which previously aired on HBO.

“Hello everyone. I just want to say a big thank you to all of our troops for doing everything you do to keep our country safe,” Bey says in the clip. “We all sleep better at night knowing that you guys are protecting us and we are filled with gratitude. So we wanted to do something special for you guys and we teamed up with our friends, the USO, to do a private screening, just for you guys, of the On the Run tour.”

“Watching the ‘ON THE RUN’ concert made me forget I was in Afghanistan for the holidays…. thank you,” said SSGT Ferguson.

The special “On The Run” screening is just one example of how the USO is working to create, share and thank troops for their service in 2015. Last year, the USO created nearly 11 million special moments for our nation’s military community and is setting out to deliver another 11 million moments worldwide this year. For more information about the Every Moment Counts campaign, visit USOmoments.org or join the conversation on Facebook or Twitter using #USOMoments.

Watch Bey’s surprise below:

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Beyoncé Celebrates Jay Z’s 45th Birthday in Iceland

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Earlier this month, Beyoncé and Jay Z traveled to Iceland for a wintery celebration in honor of his 45th birthday. The Carters hit the frozen tundra hard, having a blast in the winter wonderland.

Donning orange ski suits, they rode snowmobiles, rolled around in the white powder, sipped champagne in the snow, and took a sightseeing helicopter ride. Later on they warmed up with a swim in the hot springs, and Bey presented her hubby with a cake during an intimate dinner.

The Carters are currently in Phuket, Thailand for the holidays. Check out pics from their fun-filled trip below:

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