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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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Beyoncé Reflects on Fame, Family, & Feminism in Short Film ‘Yours and Mine’

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Just when you think she’s done, Beyoncé returns with something new for the BeyHive to buzz about. Celebrating the one-year anniversary of her self-titled, Grammy-nominated visual album, the superstar singer has released a retrospective short film entitled ‘Yours and Mine.’ In the black-and-white visual, Bey reflects on her life, dreams, love, and the burdens of fame, while showing scenes from her music videos.

“I think [privacy] is the hardest thing to give up, but my mother always taught me to be strong and to never be a victim,” says Bey as she looks in the mirror.

She shares words of wisdom throughout the eleven-and-a-half-minute clip. “When you’re famous, no one looks at you as a human anymore,” she says. “You become the property of the public.”

But she’s able to escape through her music and family. She admits to being a “people pleaser,” but she’s now able to deal with conflict. “I’m no longer afraid of conflict, and I don’t think conflict is a bad thing.”

She declares herself a feminist (“I was always afraid of that word because people put so much on it”), but has empathy for men, especially African-American men (“I consider myself a humanist”).

In between appearances from Jay Z, her daughter Blue Ivy, and sister Solange, Bey shares the key to happiness.

“Happiness comes from you. No one else can make you happy,” she explains. “One thing that’s for sure, the love I have for music, for my husband, for my child, is something that will last far beyond my life.”

Watch the short film below:

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Beyoncé Earns Eighth No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with “7/11″

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Smack it in the air!

In only its second week on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, Beyoncé‘s latest single, “7/11″ has hit the No. 1 spot, granting the singer her eighth chart-topping title as a solo artist.

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Listen! Beyoncé Joins Nicki Minaj On New Single “Feelin’ Myself”!

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It looks like there might be a new dominating diva duo hitting the industry…

Following the success of their collaboration on the remix to Beyoncé‘s single “Flawless,” the singer has once again joined forces for rapstress Nicki Minaj to bring fans something else to hold on to.

Found on Nicki’s forthcoming album, The Pinkprint, the new single titled “Feelin’ Myself” has both of the beautiful women letting the world know that they’re one bad habit that you shouldn’t feel weary about enjoying. Singing out, “Changed the game with that digital drop / Know where you was when that digital popped,” the H-Town native reminds us just why she’s known as one of the best to ever do it.

Listen to the ladies whip that werk after the jump!

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Beyoncé, Sam Smith & Usher Lead 57th Annual Grammy Award Nominations

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How fast time flies, as we get closer and closer to 2015, the 57th Annual Grammy Awards are just around the corner, and the nominees are now in!!

R&B and Soul is leading the pack this year as Beyoncé and Sam Smith have scored six nods each. Usher follows closely behind with 4, along with Iggy Azalea, Sia, Eric Church, Gordon Goodwin, Miranda Lambert, and Jack White.

Bey earned nominations in categories including Best R&B Performance, Best R&B Song, Best Urban Contemporary Album, Best Surround Sound Album, and Best Music Film. She also becomes the most nominated woman in the history of the Grammys.

Sam Smith was named under Best New Artist, of course, along with the coveted Record of the Year and Song of the Year categories for “Stay With Me.” Usher has been recognized for his hot single “Good Kisser” and collaboration with Chris Brown on “New Flame.” Some of the best from R&B’s new class, including Luke James, Mali Music and Jhené Aiko, pulled in single noms under the R&B categories.

The biggest category, Album of the Year, will be revealed during the CBS special “A Very Grammy Christmas” at 9 p.m. EST tonight.

The 57th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on February 8, 2015 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

See all the nominations below!

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List: The Best of November – Top 12 Records

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It’s the week after Thanksgiving and along with the extra weight that we have to drop from over eating, it’s time for another monthly list! Fresh off of the infamous “leftover” weekend, we’re one step closer to closing out 2014 and embarking on a well-anticipated 2015. Coming off of a slow month for music in October, we’re back with some tunes for you to rock with while burning off the pounds from your plates.

Between keeping it real and funk’n you up to smackin’ it in the air, this month had many contributions from artists that we were surprised to hear from. Breaking the internet a few times this month, November’s pickings will find you still giving your thanks for good music.

Ready to dance off all of that Thanksgiving stuffing? Press play and get into our “Best of November – Top 12 Records” list below!

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Watch: Beyoncé Smacks It In New “7/11″ Video!

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Well that didn’t take long!

If you were ever wondering how much fun it would be to hang out with Beyoncé, we think you’ll finally get a glimpse into the life right now. While last night saw the leak of both of her new songs “7/11″ and “Ring Off,” the superstar is taking the overwhelming response and running with it.

Releasing a not-so-official official video for “7/11,” Mrs. Carter pours out every lyric of the ratchet new club song in her playful dance moves. From smacking it in the air to flexing with her hands up, the gorgeous singer reminds us that she’s able to let her hair down every now and again to have some fun with her girls.

While the booty bouncing surely adds an extra incentive to take a peek, if you weren’t a fan of the single when you first heard it, we’re positive that it’ll grow on you after watching this video.

Watch as Beyoncé kicks it wit’ ya below! We know you care!

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