Monday, April 28, 2014
Mrs. Carter is the cover star for this year's TIME Magazine's Most Influential people list. And she made the Titan's List...Sweet!!! Check out an excerpt from the piece:
She's the boss
Beyoncé doesn’t just sit at the table. She builds a better one. Today she sits at the head of the boardroom table at Parkwood Entertainment.
In December, she took the world by surprise when she released a new album, complete with videos, and announced it on Facebook and Instagram. Beyoncé shattered music-industry rules — and sales records.
One song includes words by novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: “We say to girls, ‘You can have ambition, but not too much.’ ” Beyoncé has insisted that girls “run the world” and declared, “I’m not bossy, I’m the boss.” She raises her voice both on- and offstage to urge women to be independent and lead.
In the past year, Beyoncé has sold out the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour while being a full-time mother. Her secret: hard work, honesty and authenticity. And her answer to the question, What would you do if you weren’t afraid? appears to be “Watch me. I’m about to do it.” Then she adds, “You can, too.” (TIME)
Royal Stage...Part ll: JAY Z & Beyoncé Announce "On The Run Tour: Beyoncé and JAY Z"...Coming To Stadiums This Summer...
Head over to: ROC NATION of BEYONCE.com to find out more info about pre-sales and public on sale dates.
The tour kicks off June 25 in Miami at Sun Life Stadium and continues until August 5 in San Francisco. So far only 16 dates have been announced. Check out the dates and to see when the Carters will be in your city.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
B shared photos from her & Jay's 6th Wedding Anniversary Celebration in the Dominican Republic. She, Jay & Blue stayed at one of their favorite resorts on the island, and enjoyed both family and alone time.
Blue's inherited her love of water from her parents...too cute. Check out more of the Carter Family photos below.
Beyoncé stuns as Out Magazine's latest covergirl. She covers their May power issue. In the issue B's Parkwood Team talks about what it's like working for B, keeping her fifth album top secret and what's to come. B--who was still in the midst of the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour--also talked about music, life, feminism, music and being liberated.
She was photographed by Santiago & Mauricio and styled by Lysa Cooper. Check out photos and some quotes from B below. And head over to: OUT MAGAZINE to read the full piece.
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Thursday, April 3, 2014
#TBT Carter edition...The Carters have been in love since the early 2000s, the above photo is from the first ever BET Awards Show (2001) where both Jay & DC performed. Jay debuted his smash hit, Izzo (the video also featured DC3) and DC performed an MJ rendition of their hit, Bootylicious.
And below, Jay, B & DC3 party at a Giorgio Armani exhibition, in October 2000. Fourteen years and still going strong.
The Carters celebrate their 6th year of marriage on Friday, April 4.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
The Carters returned to Jay's beloved Brooklyn last night, to take in another Nets victory, this time against the Houston Rockets. I wonder who Mrs. Carter was rooting for? Jay & B were all smiles, as they sat court-side and cheered along with the sold-out Barclays crowd. It was Brooklyn's 13 consecutive home win, a franchise record.
B created quite the stir with her champange and blow pop...was it watermelon?
Check out more photos below.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
The Essence of Natural Beauties: Solange, Erykah Badu & Ledisi Celebrate Naturual Beauty With ESSENCE MAGAZINE
ESSENCE magazine has always been one to celebrate a woman's natural beauty and for their upcoming May issue they have chosen three of Black America's most beautiful natural beauties, Erykah Badu, Ledisi and Solange--who all share their secrets and acceptance of everything that makes them beautiful.
Erykah Badu, Ledisi and Solange. Each of these artists have captivated audiences not only with their songs, but also with their style and beauty. And for each of them, it's always about self-expression.
"Although I'm known for my long, colorful locs, I still don't take my hair too seriously," says Ledisi, who is loving life with a new album and a new love. "I experiment a lot, dyeing it and constantly switching styles to grab attention. My hair is one of my best accessories and changing it helps express who I am."
One could never say that Solange has fit neatly into any mold and that's by design. "We all have the option of how we want to express ourselves through our life, hair, style or whatever we decide. We shouldn't be pigeonholed into any one category," she says.
"I view my hair and clothes as functional art," says the always funky-cool Badu, who is also the new face of Givenchy. "I'm my own stylist and I love it, but I am not trying to make a statement." (Essence)
Pick up your copy, so you too, can celebrate & rejoice in your own natural beauty.
Check out all three covers below and watch the behind the scenes video for Solanges's cover shoot below.
Roc Nation's, Rita Ora is back in a big way. Yesterday, she released her latest video, "I Will Never Let You Down".
It's the first single of her sphomore album. The ballad is produced by her boyfriend and Roc Nation Family, producer Calvin Harris.
Rita says the track is inspired by the late, Whitney Houston. The clip is directed by Francesco Carrozzini who also directed, Beyoncé’s “Jealous” video.
Rita recently spoke to Paper magazine about the song:
“It’s obviously a very important song to me because it’s a love song, but it reminds you of Whitney. And that was the vibe we were on. We just wanted to feel good. You know that feeling of ‘How Will I Know’ with the synth? It just makes you feel happy; that’s what I wanted to create.” (Source: Paper)Ms. Ora is a Roc Star in the clip, watch it below.
Gaga channels her inner Venus...the Goddess of Love, for a photo op, Sunday, at New York's famed Roseland Ballroom. Gaga's seven night residency is part of the famed arena's farewell tour.
Mrs. Carter is ***Flawless in her latest MY LIFE photo. The Queen roc'd a Love Thy Hater hoodie, by Gifted Apparel NYC. Now, those are words to live by, why focus on hating the hater, that takes up to much time, why not love them, that's so much easier.
The Queen is ***Flawless as usual.