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Beyoncé Kicks Off “Formation World Tour” in Miami

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#LEMONADE season is upon us.

Following the surprise release of her brand new album last Saturday, Beyoncé kicked off her “Formation World Tour” in Miami, FL on Wednesday night (April 27) at Marlins Park.

With the whole world still caught up in all the gossip surrounding the content of the album, Queen Bey does what she always does best, and put on one hell of a special show for her Florida Bey Hive. The concert went well over 2 hours, and featured one of her longest set lists yet. Following a lively opening set by DJ Khaled, who brought out everyone from Rick Ross and Yo Gotti to Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz, the superstar launched the show fittingly with the single, “Formation.”

She gave fans exactly what they wanted performing new songs such as “Sorry” and “Daddy Lessons” for the very first time live, and ran through her massive catalog of hits, spanning 6 albums. At one point Beyoncé told the crowd that “All Night” is her favorite record off the LEMONADE album, and she used her classic single “Baby Boy” to segue into the dancehall styled “Hold Up.” She paid tribute to Prince turning the large projector cube on stage to purple and playing “Purple Rain.” Beyoncé’s Destiny’s Child sister Michelle Williams was spotted in the audience, and JAY Z was seen backstage giving Khaled a pep talk.

While closing out the show with “Halo,” Bey said, “I wanna dedicate this to my beautiful husband. I love you so much.”

The “Formation World Tour” is scheduled to hit 21 more North American cities, before heading overseas to UK and Europe. Check out some fan footage and photos from opening night below!

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Beyoncé Releases ‘LEMONADE’ on iTunes and Amazon

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LEMONADE for all! Fans who weren’t able to get a taste of Beyoncé’s sixth studio album due to its TIDAL exclusivity, can now get their fill through other digital platforms.

The project, which includes 12 tracks and the hour-long LEMONADE film, is available for download for via iTunes and Amazon. However, it remains a streaming exclusive on TIDAL.

The BeyHive will also get a chance to purchase physical copies of the visual album in CD/DVD form. Amazon has a pre-order set up with a projected release date of May 6.

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Beyoncé Premieres ‘LEMONADE’ Film & Album!!!

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The Queen teamed up with HBO on Saturday night (April 23) to premiere her brand new visual album ‘LEMONADE,’ and before the 1-hour music-film finished Bey released the full album on TIDAL.

The 12-track project is one of her most candid and emotional to date, with musical influences spanning multiple cultures and genres. The album includes 4 features from the likes of The Weeknd, James Blake, Kendrick Lamar and Jack White, plus production from Diplo, Hit-Boy, Boots, Just Blaze, Mike WiLL Made-It, and more.

Throughout the film, Bey narrated heartfelt and occasionally eery intros for each track. She delivered some of her most avante grade visual performances showing guilt, despair, anger, vulnerability, and love.

She goes New Orleans country on “Daddy Lessons,” which is of course dedicated to her father, singing, “Daddy made a soldier out of me.” She addresses Jay Z’s rumored infidelity and coping with the aftermath.

Beyoncé is clearly a soldier throughout this album, whether over dancehall bounce, trap, horn-heavy soul, or simple piano. She has brought it all, and NOW we will be spending the rest of the evening listening to her testimonial!

See the tracklisting with full credits, and link to stream it below.

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Watch: Beyoncé Shares Extended “LEMONADE” Trailer

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Beyoncé is really teasing us now…

After sharing just the short teaser on Saturday morning, Queen Bey returns Sunday night with an extended trailer for her mysterious visual project, “LEMONADE.”

While the original 20-second clip only showed the singer wearing a large fur coat and leaning over a car, the new minute-long clip includes a collection of quick shots from what appear to be multiple videos, or different moments in a film.

In one scene, Bey looks to be wearing a wedding dress while you hear her whispering, “The past and the present merge, to meet us here.” Some eerie shots follow before she asks, “Why can’t you see me…you’re the love of my life.”

In another quick scene, she is seen walking down a street wearing a yellow dress swinging a baseball bat, with an explosion behind her. She then breaks a street camera, that says N.O.P.D., with the bat. The trailer ends with Beyoncé saying, “What am I doing my love… pull me in.”

The “world premiere event” of her mysterious film is set for Saturday, April 23, at 9 p.m. EST on HBO.

We are hoping she might just drop the album the Friday before, but either way, Bey kicks off the “Formation World Tour” on April 27 at Marlins Park in Miami.

Check out the trailer for “LEMONADE” below!

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Beyoncé Teases the Premiere of “LEMONADE” on HBO

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While the world awaits Beyoncé’s new album, the superstar teases us just a little bit more, announcing the upcoming premiere of “LEMONADE.”

On Saturday morning (April 16), Bey dropped a short preview for a mysterious visual, which is set to premiere on HBO. While it’s unclear exactly what it consists of, it looks like it may be a film to go along with her upcoming album.

In the 20-second clip, which she posted on YouTube, a fur-clad Bey is seen leaning over what appears to be a car with her face covered. “What am I gonna do?” she asks.

The “world premiere event” is set for Saturday, April 23, at 9 p.m. EST on HBO. With Friday’s being the international release day, we might want to consider the album could land on TIDAL, or hopefully everywhere, the day before.

Her “Formation World Tour” kicks off April 27 at Marlins Park in Miami.

Watch the “LEMONADE” teaser below.

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21 R&B Videos from the 2000s To Get You Ready for Spring Love!

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Ah, spring! The season where the weather is nice, the flowers start to bloom, and R&B songs reign supreme!

As the weather finally went from drab to fab in the blink of an eye, I couldn’t help but play one of my favorite songs dedicated to the spring: Stevie B’s 1988 hit-single “Spring Love”.  Now, in the midst of me bobbin’ my head while the wind blew through and hit my bad hair day chia pet hair, I realized that this is the season that is the precursor to the official choose up season (word to Eric B.). It is in the spring that you engage in the drafting to the choose up season…if you will. It is with spring that you start laying down the good talk game to secure your spot for the playoff season if you’re in the market to be traded or do the trading.

Of course though, we all know that R&B is literally the genre of love (and heartache, but we’ll save that for another list), so it was only right that we delivered a list of R&B songs/videos from the 2000s to get you ready for spring love! What better way to let the one you’re checkin’ for know that they’ve caught your eye then to play them a track from one of the best eras (I’m not here to let you debate me, so don’t try) of music ever made?

Jump into our list of “21 R&B Videos from The 2000’s to Get You Ready for Spring Love” below!

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Beyoncé’s New Artist Ingrid Makes Introduction with Sevyn Streeter-Featured “Flex”

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Beyoncé is prepping her own surprise album release, along with her world tour, and brand new apparel line Ivy Park. So, why not do more right?

The superstar is continuing to build her company Parkwood Entertainment with a roster of exciting new artists, including the up-and-coming Texas native Ingrid.

Making her official premiere with the new single and video “Flex” featuring Sevyn Streeter, we take a trip through her Houston neighborhood in the Kevin Calero-directed visual.

“Reporting live from the Third Ward,” the Parkwood MC beams with hometown pride on the melodic track. “Never been nowhere before, water park was a firehose, D boys posted at the corner / All n*gros, amigos, Zo’s and the Rastas / We got goals we want more, dreams of designer / Street n**ga mentality, got to get it by any means,” sings Sevyn.

Check it out below.

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Beyoncé Addresses “Formation” Controversy

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After unveiling a pair of Beyoncé covers and a revealing preview, ELLE has finally released its full interview with Queen Bey for the magazine’s May 2016 issue.

In the rare article, the superstar opens up about a variety of topics, including “Formation” and those who felt her music video had an anti-law enforcement premise.

“I’m an artist and I think the most powerful art is usually misunderstood,” she explained. “But anyone who perceives my message as anti-police is completely mistaken. I have so much admiration and respect for officers and the families of officers who sacrifice themselves to keep us safe. But let’s be clear: I am against police brutality and injustice. Those are two separate things.”

Bey went on to say that she is proud of the way she celebrated Black History Month in the February release. “If celebrating my roots and culture during Black History Month made anyone uncomfortable, those feelings were there long before a video and long before me,” she added. “I’m proud of what we created and I’m proud to be a part of a conversation that is pushing things forward in a positive way.”

The singer, who will launch her “Formation World Tour” this month, also speaks on her new activewear line Ivy Park, feminism, and lessons her parents taught her in the magazine, which hits newsstands April 19.

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