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Beyonce’s “Daddy Lessons” Finding Support From Country Music Community

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When Beyoncé released her visual album LEMONADE last month, there were fans calling out “Daddy Lessons” as a possible No. 1 hit on Top 40 and Country radio.

The Houston native’s Southern music roots are interwoven throughout the No. 1 album, but on “Daddy Lessons,” she mixes New Orleans horns and country lyrics and messaging with a sprinkle of Texas enthusiasm. And many in Nashville are welcoming music’s reigning queen to the format.

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Beyoncé, Rihanna, Drake Lead 2016 BET Award Nominations

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The BET Awards are coming!!

Drake is leading the list of nominees this year with an impressive nine noms including ‘Best Male Hip Hop Artist,’ ‘Video of the Year,’ and ‘Best Collaboration’ for his hit “Where Ya At” with fellow hip hop artist Future.

Beyoncé and Rihanna follow with five nods each. Beyoncé is nominated for top nods of the night including ‘Best Female R&B/Pop Artist,’ ‘Video of the Year,’ and ‘Best Collaboration’ for “Feeling Myself” with Nicki Minaj. Rihanna is in the running for awards including ‘Best Female R&B/Pop Artist,’ ‘Video of the Year,’ and ‘Best Collaboration,’ for “Work” featuring Drake.

Other nominees include newcomer Bryson Tiller who is up for four awards including ‘Best Male R&B/Pop Artist.’ Chris Brown is nominated for the same number including ‘Best Male R&B/Pop Artist’ and ‘Video Director of the Year.’ Future could also walk away with four awards including ‘Best Male Hip Hop Artist’ and the ‘Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award.’

“These nominees represent depth and diversity in achievement over the past year and we look forward to recognizing them next month,” said BET’s President of Programming, Stephen Hill. “This show will be innovative and special; in addition to celebrating the best in entertainment, we’ll also spend time throughout the show remembering Prince as only BET can. You can count on memorable performances and moments in honor of a true legend.”

The 2016 BET Awards will air live on Sunday, June 26, from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. ET.

Check out the full list of nominations below.

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Watch: Beyonce Covers Prince’s “The Beautiful Ones”

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We’ve been waiting for this. After just playing the song “Purple Rain” during her “Formation World Tour” opener in Miami, Beyoncé took the stage in Dallas on Monday (May 9) and covered the Prince’s song “The Beautiful Ones,” off the Purple Rain album.

With purple lights surrounding her and her hair blowing in the wind, ‘Yoncé belted out the classic on her knees for the AT&T Stadium audience.

Back in 2011, Bey covered the same track during her Glastonbury performance.

Before that, in 2006, Bey inducted Prince into the U.K. Hall of Fame with a speech about his greatness. “So many words spring to mind when describing him,” she said at the time. “Multitalented, innovative, genius, exceptional, groundbreaking, passionate, unique, out of this world, and extraordinary.”

Watch Queen Bey’s take on “The Beautiful Ones” below.

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Beyoncé Announces Additional “Formation World Tour” Dates

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Beyoncé has just announced additional dates for her “Formation World Tour.”

On Thursday (May 5), Live Nation and Parkwood Entertainment confirmed that the new dates are meant to meet a demand for more U.S. shows following the European leg of her run.

The new list of concerts, set for fall, includes a makeup date for Queen Bey’s canceled May 5 show at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium. That show has now been rescheduled for Oct. 2.

As part of this run, ‘Yoncé is going coast to coast, hitting New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium on Sept. 7 and Los Angeles’ Dodger Stadium on Sept. 14. Other stops include Houston, New Orleans, Atlanta, Philadelphia, and the finale in Nashville.

The “Formation World Tour” could be one of the biggest in 2016. Billboard reports that its total boxscore could end up being over $200 million. This would be similar to her 2013-2014 “Mrs. Carter World Tour” trek, which earned $212 million.

See the newly added dates below.

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Beyoncé’s Parkwood Signees, Chloe x Halle, Release Debut EP ‘Sugar Symphony’

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Beyoncé‘s youngest Parkwood signees, Chloe x Halle, are here to slay!

The YouTube sensations, turned superstars-in-the-making have released their debut EP, Sugar Symphony, via Parkwood Entertainment, and it serves as a perfect introduction to what we can expect for them in the future. Led by their debut single, “Drop,” the girls used this EP to experiment with different sounds and musical ideas in order to establish their voice. With varying slow and mid-tempo tracks, the girls play with carefully constructed instrumental and electronic production to showcase their powerful voices.

Some standout tracks on Sugar Symphony include “Thunder,” “Fall” and “Lazy Love”. Though neither Chloe nor Halle have reached the age of 18 yet, their lyrics and vocals are on par with singers twice their age. Each song builds upon the next to create a symphony of sound similar to the way the duo creates unique medley covers on their YouTube channel. Although their debut project only boasts 5 songs, it’s just enough to keep us wanting more and wondering what’s next to come from these teen sensations.

Check out the EP below.

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Beyoncé Earns Sixth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With ‘Lemonade’

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Slay Bey! 

Beyoncé continues to make history as her sixth solo album LEMONADE earns the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 this week, becoming her sixth chart-topper.

The set earned 653,000 equivalent album units in the week ending April 28, according to Nielsen Music (via Billboard). Pure album sales comprised 485,000 of that sum. LEMONADE scores the biggest week of any album in 2016, both in terms of overall units and in sales.

All six of Beyoncé’s studio albums have debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. LEMONADE follows her self-titled album in 2013, 4 (2011), I Am… Sasha Fierce (2008), B’Day (2006) and Dangerously In Love (2003). Beyoncé is the only act to reach No. 1 with their first six studio efforts (and the only act to debut atop the list with their first six).

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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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