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Beyonce Shares First Photo of Twins Sir & Rumi Carter!!

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Welcome Sir and Rumi Carter!!

After breaking the internet with her pregnancy announcement at the top of the year, Beyoncé returned to Instagram for the very first look at her and JAY-Z’s beautiful new twins.

The mother of three took to IG late Thursday night to share a photo in celebration of the twins turning one month old. In the picture, Queen Bey is seen standing in front of a large floral thrown while cradling her newborn babies.

It was reported that Bey and Jay welcomed their twins in June. Her father, Matthew Knowles, confirmed the news publicly when he congratulated her with a tweet.

Beyoncé announced she was expecting in February, posting a photo that has since become the most liked Instagram post of all time. Let’s see if the new one can break her previous record.

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Mike Will Made-It Reveals The Story of Making Beyoncé’s “Formation”

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Mike Will Made-It pulled from some unlikely places to make the blueprint for what would become Beyoncé‘s smash hit “Formation.”

In the premiere episode of Pigeons and Planes’ “What Had Happened Was,” the Atlanta hitmaker revealed how Rae Sremmurd, LeBron James, and JAY-Z played a part in making one of the biggest songs of 2016.

“The process was like gumbo,” said Mike Will. “Everyone in there was adding their own ingredient.”

The record came together magically, but Mike was beyond shocked when Queen Bey told him that she would be performing the song at the Super Bowl. “I was like that emoji with the big eyes,” he joked.

Check it out below.

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JAY-Z Opens Up About Beyoncé, Marriage and Love

JAY-Z has opened up about love, marriage and Beyoncé in “Footnotes for 4:44,” an 11-minute short film about the title track off his just-released 13th album.

Typically guarded, Hov allows viewers to know more about his high-profile marriage to Queen Bey. “This is my real life. I ran into this place and we built this big, beautiful mansion of a relationship that wasn’t totally built on the 100 percent truth, and then it starts cracking, and then things start happening that the public can see,” he said.

During brief, candid moments, Hov also explains how he and Bey were able to repair the issues from their past. “We had to go to a point where it was like, ‘Tear this down and let’s start from the beginning,’” he says. “It’s hard. Remember, I’m from Marcy Projects. [Been] shot at. Nothing is harder than this. By far, I’m telling you, it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done. Most humans, us, we’re not willing to put ourselves through that. Most people give up.”

Hov addresses his relationship and his flaws on “4:44,” the title track to his new album. According to him, Beyoncé heard the cut after it was recorded. “I just played it,” he says. “We got to a place where we’re like, ‘In order for this to work, this can’t be fake, not one ounce.’ I’m not saying it wasn’t uncomfortable, because obviously, it was, but because we’ve been doing this for so long, it was less uncomfortable.”

Watch the TIDAL exclusive below.

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PressPlay: 25 R&B Videos To Kick Off Summer

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Summer is here and in case you were wondering, I’m just as excited as a kid on Christmas morning. Though each season holds its own weight in my book, there’s just something about summer that can make anyone feel their best and want to shine every chance they can. While everyone has their different reasons for feeling so good when summer creeps around, we here at ThisIsRnB will always give some of the credit to our playlist of summer R&B songs for that overwhelming emotion that the season brings out of us.

Although today’s R&B artists can still deliver a solid feel good sound for summer (i.e. DJ Khaled’s Rihanna and Bryson Tiller-assisted “Wild Thoughts“), there’s no denying that the majority of the top summer vibes came from the ’90s and early 2000s. Likewise, those same artists were all about making videos to match that same vibe and as a result, turned each summer into the biggest party that we would experience all year-long. So as an ode to those tracks and inspiration to make the next few months the best of your year, we decided to set you up with a dope list of R&B videos that are sure to set your summer off proper.

Excited about letting the top back, pulling out the shawt shawts, and getting tipsy on the rooftop? Jump into these 25 nostalgic summer videos to hype you up for your first day out (no Gucci) this season.

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Listen: Producer Amorphous Drops DOPE Beyoncé & Jay Z Mashup Project, ‘Bey​-​Z’

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The Carter Twins are here (apparently), but now fans want to know if the rumored joint project by Beyoncé and Jay Z will ever arrive. While Hov just confirmed that his new album 4:44 is due out June 30, there is no word if the two will ever put their chemistry into a full LP.

However, if you are dying to hear what a whole project by Bey and Jay could feel like, an up-and-coming producer from Orlando, Florida by the name of Amorphous has released a masterful mash-up album of the Carter’s music named, Bey-Z.

Released last Tuesday (June 13) on Bandcamp, the 8-track mash-up project fuses together some of the superstar couple’s most popular hits into creative new gems.

Amorphous opens the project with a sexy bounce blending together the instrumental of The Neptunes-produced “Frontin” with Beyoncé’s “Partition” vocals. The original was sensual and slightly dark, but this version brings perfect summer vibes.

Another standout is “Irreplaceable Song,” which blends together Bey’s “Irreplaceable” and Jay’s “Song Cry.” Who knew these two would work so well together, but it feels like if the two artists did go back-and-forth about the topics Bey was singing about through Lemonade, it could be similar to this!

“With ‘Bey-Z’, I wanted to pay tribute to two artists in this world who have inspired me artistically, but also for their work ethic,” wrote Amorphous. “For creating opportunity for themselves, for not settling for less, thank you bey + jay.”

Don’t miss this special project. Stream ‘Bey-Z’ below!

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Beyoncé & Jay Z Welcome Twins

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Speculation has been floating online since last week, but it appears we can confirm that strong>Beyoncé and Jay Z have welcomed their twin babies. Carter Twins are here!

On Father’s Day (June 18), Queen Bey’s father, Mathew Knowles confirmed the reports, taking to Instagram to welcome his grandchildren. “They’re here! #beyonce #twins #jayz #happybirthday.”

Prior to her dad, an anonymous source told PEOPLE that Hov and Bey are “thrilled” and that they “have started sharing the news with their family and closest friends.”

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Beyoncé & JAY Z Host ‘Carter Push Party’ Baby Shower

Beyoncé and JAY Z hosted a festive, themed baby shower on Saturday (May 20), in honor of their soon-to-be born twin babies. The superstar couple celebrated with friends and family at the “Carter Push Party” in Beverly Hills.

Queen Bey’s mother, Tina Lawson, shared some video and photos from the star-studded event, which was designed with an African theme and held at a private residence that was once owned by Madonna. The A-list guests included Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams, La La Anthony, Serena Williams and more.

Beyoncé showed off her gorgeous baby bump, which was painted with henna tattoos by an artist that was hired for the event. At the entrance of the home, gold balloon letters spelled out “Carter Push Party” and “Twinning.”

After the shower, an insider revealed to E! News details from the baby shower. “The party was very family friendly with Blue Ivy and lots of her friends running around the grounds of the estate. There was a huge tent erected on the property where most of the shower took place. The decor was African themed and very colorful with lounge seating areas, floor pillows and rugs on the floor.”

“The tables had lanterns, wooden elephants and pink and white roses for centerpieces. There was also a henna tattoo artist and African dancers and drummers walking around. A huge soul food buffet was served for a late lunch,” added the source.

The party was geared to both grown-ups and children, the outside bash being the pool party for kids, with lifeguards, pool rafts, a lemonade bar and other toys for the kids. There was also an inside set-up for the adults.

It’s unclear when Beyoncé is due to deliver the twins, but TMZ reported that her father, Mathew Knowles, said that the babies are more than two weeks away from their due date.

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Beyoncé, Bruno Mars Lead 2017 BET Awards Nominations

The nominations are in for the 2017 BET Awards, and it’s to little surprise that Beyoncé is reigning supreme.

Queen Bey leads the pack with seven noms, including Album of the Year (Lemonade), Video of the Year (“Sorry”), Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Best Collaboration (“Freedom” with Kendrick Lamar), and more.

Mr. 24k, Bruno Mars follows right behind Bey with five noms, including Album of the Year (24K Magic), Video of the Year (“24K Magic”), and Best Male R&B/Pop Artist. But competition is stiff this year. Chance the Rapper, Solange, and Migos are all tied with four nods apiece.

Arguably the night’s biggest award, Album of the Year, features Beyoncé and Mars, as well as Solange’s A Seat at the Table, J. Cole’s 4 Your Eyez Only, and Chance the Rapper’s Coloring Book.

The Knowles sisters will also take on Mary J. Blige, Rihanna, and Kehlani for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist. Bruno will battle Chris Brown, The Weeknd, Trey Songz, and Usher for Best Male R&B/Pop Artist.

Last year, Beyoncé opened the BET Awards with a surprise performance of “Freedom” with Kendrick Lamar. Queen Bey also won five awards at the event, including Best Female R&B Pop Artist.

The 17th annual BET Awards will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on June 25 at 8 p.m. ET. The ceremony will follow the BET Experience at L.A. Live, which is scheduled to run June 22-25.

See the list of nominations below.

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