Beyoncé and Jay-Z Release Pre-“On The Run” Short Film

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With rumors of infidelity, pregnancy, and we can’t forget that now famous elevator video, Beyoncé and Jay-Z have had one headline worthy and packed summer which also included that little “On the Run” Tour which is where talks of a potential break-up stemmed from.

Like it was reported months ago, the power couple had decided to film their Paris shows at the Stade de France this past weekend (Sept. 12 and 13) for an HBO special titled, On the Run: Beyoncé and Jay-Z. In conjunction with the special which is slated to premiere this Saturday, Sept. 20, the duo have teamed up with director Dikayl Rimmasch to release a series of cinematic short films.

The three-part series is titled Bang Bang (not to be confused with the Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj collaboration) and heavily draws inspiration from Bonnie and Clyde. The series portrays the performers as the famed outlaws which we all know the two like since their first collaboration was called “’03 Bonnie and Clyde” and their tour was named “On the Run.”

In an interview Rimmasch expressed what the couple were trying to portray int eh video saying, “We’re not trying to do this literally, it’s not that we’re Bonnie and Clyde. We’re on the run from everything. On the run from becoming a cliche. On the run from doing the same thing again.”

But when you’re banking as much as you are for these shows, it’s kind of hard to do the same thing again.

Watch the First ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Trailer

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Over the weekend, a teaser trailer for one of the most anticipated films of 2015, made its debut by an unlikely person; Beyoncé.

When you start to think about the premise of Fifty Shades of Grey and the crazy relationship between Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey, it’s almost fitting that Beyoncé’s “Crazy in Love” would become the anthem of the film adaptation of the best-selling novel.

Today, the full trailer for the film which stars former Once Upon  A Time star, Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson as the aforementioned characters made its way onto the internet, much to the delight of many giddy women.

Watch the first full trailer below and maybe get a hose ready.

Fifty Shades of Grey hits theaters just in time for Valentine’s Day 2015.

‘On the Run’ Tour to Air on HBO

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Weren’t able to get ticket to the mega tour that is Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s “On the Run” Tour?

Don’t worry, because it looks like HBO has gotten the rights to air the full concert in a special for the cable network.

On the Run Tour: Beyoncé and Jay-Z will feature up to 40 songs recorded during the power couple’s September 12 and 13  shows at Paris’ Stade de France. With the knowledge that we have of the setlists from the previous “On the Run” stops, songs such as “Drunk in Love,” “Holy Grail” (with Beyoncé filling in for Justin Timberlake), a “Partition” remix by HOV, and a tribute to Michael Jackson will, most likely, be included.

“This is a major musical event that belongs on HBO,” said HBO’s President of Programming, Michael Lombard. “It’s going to be a night to remember.”

In the past, HBO has had a good relationship with the Carters and specials concerning them. The network previously debuted Jay-Z’s video for “Picasso Baby” and aired Beyoncé’s Life is But a Dream documentary. The cable network has also scored a 10-episode series which chronicles the pop star’s 2013 “The Mrs. Carter Show” world tour titled, Beyoncé: X10.

The “On the Run” Tour became one of the most anticipated tours for the Summer with only 13 tour dates which kicked off at the end of June at Sun Life Stadium in Miami.

Though the special is not scheduled to air until September, it’s something for fans of the power-couple to look forward to if they were not fortunate enough to get tickets to the shows.

Beyonce and Jay-Z Go ‘On the Run’ in Miami

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A few months ago, we revealed that Beyoncé and Jay-Z would be heading on a joint tour this Summer. the “On the Run” tour kicked off in Miami at Sun Life Stadium.

The powerhouse duo went on to perform a 42-song setlist which included “Holy Grail” which had Beyoncé filling in for Justin Timberlake as well as Jay-Z remixing Beyoncé “Partition” and “Love On Top,”  a tribute to the late Michael Jackson, who passed away five years ago to the day yesterday.

But, when your tour is named “On the Run” how else do you begin your set than with the song that started it all; “03 Bonnie and Clyde.”
All in all, according to the setlist that was provided to us, we can see that the amount of songs that Beyoncé and Jay-Z were evenly divided.

Talk about an understanding relationship.

Check out some of the footage below.

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The tour will conitnue on June 28 when it hits up Cincinnati at the Great American Ballpark.

BEYONCE/JAY-Z “ON THE RUN” TOUR DATES:

June 28 – Cincinnati, OH (Great American Ballpark)

July 1 – Foxborough, MA (Gillette Stadium)

July 5 – Philadelphia, PA (Citizen’s Bank Park)

July 7 – Baltimore, MD (M & T Bank Stadium)

July 9 – Toronto, ON (Rogers Centre)

July 11 – East Rutherford, NJ (MetLife Stadium)

July 15 – Atlanta, GA (Georgia Dome)

July 18 – Houston, TX (Minute Maid Park)

July 20 – New Orleans, LA (Mercedes-Benz Superdome)

July 22 – Dallas, TX (AT&T Stadium)

July 24 – Chicago, IL (Soldier Field)

July 27 – Winnipeg, MB (Investor Group Field)

July 30 – Seattle, WA (Safeco Field)

August 2 – Los Angeles, CA (Rose Bowl)

August 5 – San Francisco, CA (AT&T Park)

September 12- Paris, FR (Stade de France)

September 13 – Paris, FR (Stade de France)

Beyonce’s Sister Reportedly Smacksdown on Jay-Z

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We all know Jay-Z and Beyoncé are one of music’s biggest and most powerful couples, but that doesn’t mean that their relationships with each other’s families are “flawless.”

TMZ recently acquired video footage which reportedly features HOV, Beyoncé and his sister-in-law/Beyoncé’s younger sister, Solange, with Solange smacking the rapper in an elevator at a Met Gala after party at the Standard Hotel in New York City.

The video features a woman, reportedly Solange, beating a man, reportedly Jay-Z in an elevator. Another woman, presumed to be Beyoncé, stands back and watches as the other female beats on the male. Things could have gotten worse if a bodyguard had not intervened, but that did not stop the female from continuing to kick and attack the man.

The video also shows that the male and the other female did not once try to engage the female, but she still manages to go off on Jay-Z. No comment or confirmations have been made about the reports, but after the incident was apparently recorded, Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Solange were photographed leaving the hotel. In the picture (seen above) Solange does not look happy while Beyoncé puts on a smile and Jay-Z is like always.

The hotel have released a statement about the incident, which they has no idea occurred.

“We are shocked and disappointed that there was a clear breach of our security system and the confidentiality that we count on providing our guests,” the rep told The Grio. “We are investigating with the utmost urgency the circumstances surrounding the situation and, as is our customary practice, will discipline and prosecute the individuals involved to our fullest capacity.”

Crazy family members. Sometimes we can do without them.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z to Go “On the Run”

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Remember that Jay-Z and Beyoncé tour rumor we were on the fence about a few months ago? Well, maybe we should have listened for once because the tour has now been confirmed to be real. Looks like fans of the power couple will need to cancel their upcoming Summer plans because the Carters are taking over.

A few weeks ago, rumors began about this massive tour, but the only thing confirmed was plans to have Jay-Z’s “Made in America” Festival have a version of it take place in Los Angeles. Now, the power duo will be taking the act on the road. The “On the Run” joint tour is fitting named after, we hope, their “Bonnie and Clyde ’03” track.

The 16-date tour will begin in Miami at Sun Life Stadium on June 25 and hit up cities such as Philadelphia,  Chicago, Atlanta,  San Francisco and several more.

Good news for Beyoncé’s fan club, The Beyhive; they get first dibs on tickets beginning their pre-sales at 8 a.m. tomorrow.

JAY-Z/BEYONCE “ON THE RUN” TOUR DATES:
June 25 – Miami, FL (Sun Life Stadium)

June 28 – Cincinnati, OH (Great American Ballpark)

July 1 – Foxborough, MA (Gillette Stadium)

July 5 – Philadelphia, PA (Citizen’s Bank Park)

July 7 – Baltimore, MD (M & T Bank Stadium)

July 9 – Toronto, ON (Rogers Centre)

July 11 – East Rutherford, NJ (MetLife Stadium)

July 15 – Atlanta, GA (Georgia Dome)

July 18 – Houston, TX (Minute Maid Park)

July 20 – New Orleans, LA (Mercedes-Benz Superdome)

July 22 – Dallas, TX (AT&T Stadium)

July 24 – Chicago, IL (Soldier Field)

July 27 – Winnipeg, MB (Investor Group Field)

July 30 – Seattle, WA (Safeco Field)

August 2 – Los Angeles, CA (Rose Bowl)

August 5 – San Francisco, CA (AT&T Park)

Ed Sheeran Covers Beyoncé

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Ed Sheeran performing Beyoncé’s “Drunk in Love” from her secretly released album. In stead of taking the song the direction that Beyoncé did with a more sexual connotation, Sheeran made it his own by transforming it into an acoustic diddy. Performance took place during the Ryan Seacrest Show where he was showing off a new song that will be on his new album, the follow-up to 2011’s +.

“I might forget the words cause I’m not quite there, finishing it,” he advised Seacrest when the show host asked him if he had been working on any new covers recently.

Watch the clip below which also has Sheeran speaking about his new tattoos and from whom they are for.

Isn’t his first time covering songs that are from different genres than his own; in the past he covered Blackstreet’s “No Diggity” and Macklemore’s breakout hit, “Thrift Shop.”

2014 BRIT Award Nominees and Streaming

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The BRIT Awards are just about to beginning across the pond at London’s O2 Arena which celebrates some of the biggest stars that invaded Britain’s music scene. The night will include performances by some of radio’s hottest artists at thee moment including some American acts like Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, Beyonce, Bruno Mars and of course some home-grown artists such as The Arctic Monkeys, Ellie Goulding, Rudimental, and Bastille.

The full show can be streamed here and don’t forget to keep tabs on those who win with the full nominees list below.

2014 BRIT AWARDS NOMINEES:

British Male Solo Artist
David Bowie
Jake Bugg
James Blake
John Newman
Tom Odell

British Female Solo Artist
Birdy
Ellie Goulding
Jessie J
Laura Marling
Laura Mvula

British Group
Arctic Monkeys
Bastille
Disclosure
One Direction
Rudimental

British Breakthrough Act
London Grammar
Bastille
Disclosure
Laura Mvula
Tom Odell

British Single of the Year
Bastille – Pompei
Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding – I need your love
Disclosure – White Noise
Ellie Goulding – Burn
John Newman – Love me again
Naughty Boy – La, La, La
Olly Murs – Dear Darlin’
One Direction – One Way or Another
Passenger – Let Her Go
Rudimental – Waiting All Night

MasterCard British Album of the Year
Arctic Monkeys – AM
Bastille – Bad Blood
David Bowie – The Next Day
Disclosure – Settle
Rudimental – Home

International Male Solo Artist
Bruno Mars
Drake
Eminem
John Grant
Justin Timberlake

International Female Solo Artist
Janelle Monae
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga
Lorde
Pink

International Group
Arcade Fire
Daft Punk
Haim
Kings of Leon
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

MTVU Woodie Award Nominees Released

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The MTVU Woodie Award nominees have been revealed and yes, some Top 40 radio did happen to leak onto the college radio oriented award show.

The 10th annual event honors those tracks and musicians that are spun at your local college radio station on repeat and will once again happen in Austin during the South by Southwest Music Festival. For those not able to make it to Austin for SXSW, the half-an-hour 2014 Woodie Awards Special will air on March 16 at 8 p.m. on MTV.

The Arcade Fire, Lorde, Daft Punk, Beyoncé, Drake, Jay Z, Pharrell, Imagine Dragons, Bastille, Disclosure, the 1975, Chance the Rapper and A$AP Rocky are just some of the nominees that are up for several nominations including ‘Best Video Woodie’ and ‘Best Performing Woodie.’

We know, so many sexual innuendos, so little time.

The full list of nominations and their respected categories can been seen below.

2014 MTVU WOODIE AWARD NOMINEES:

Woodie of the Year:
Imagine Dragons
Lorde
Pharrell
Drake
Zedd
Disclosure

Breaking Woodie:
Bastille
Martin Garrix
The 1975
Jhene Aiko
Sam Smith
Mack Wilds

Best Video Woodie:
Disclosure, “Grab Her”
Passion Pit, “Carried Away”
Chance the Rapper, “Everybody’s Something”
Iggy Azalea, “Bounce”
Arcade Fire, “Afterlife”

Did It My Way Woodie:
Beyoncé — Released her new, self-titled album without any prior promotion.
Kanye West — Created an interactive music video experience for Yeezus
Arcade Fire — Creatively utilized social media, street art and pop-up performances to launch the Reflektor album.
Childish Gambino — Hosted impromptu album listening sessions in public parks for Because the Internet.
Bob Dylan — Created a 16 channel interactive music video for “Like a Rolling Stone.”

Performing Woodie:
Tyler the Creator
Ed Sheeran
Jay Z
Arcade Fire
The National
The XX

Best Collaboration Woodie:
A$AP Rocky and Skrillex — “Wild For the Night”
Avicii and Aloe Blacc — “Wake Me Up”
Just Blaze and Baauer featuring Jay Z — “Higher”
Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons — “Radioactive (remix)”
Daft Punk and Pharrell — “Get Lucky”
James Blake and Chance he Rapper — “Life Round Here”

College Radio Woodie (Best College Radio Station):
Ball State University (WCRD)
Boston University (WTBU)
East Stroudsburg University (WESS)
Eastern Illinois University (WEIU)
Indiana University (WIUX)
Texas State University – San Marcos (KTSW)
University of California – Berkeley (KALX)
University of Illinois – Champaign Urbana (WPGU)
University of South Carolina (WUSC)
William Paterson University (WPSC)

Watch the Grammy Performances

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Missed a performance from 56th Annual Grammys?

Have no fear, we’re here, so if you happen to miss one or just want to re-watch another one, all you have to do is press play on one of the many videos below.

Enjoy! (PS, there are 20 videos)

Beyonce & Jay-Z, “Drunk in Love”

Lorde, “Royals”

Hunter Hayes, “Invisible”

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Keith Urban and Gary Clark Jr., “Cop Car”

Katy Perry feat. Juicy J, “Dark Horse”

Ringo Starr, “Photographs”

Robin Thicke & Chicago, ““Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?”/“Saturday in the Park”/“Blurred Lines”

Pink feat. Nate Ruess, “Try”/”Give Me a Reason”

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Kendrick Lamar feat. Imagine Dragons, “MAAD City”/ “Radioactive”

John Legend, “All of Me”

Kacey Musgraves, “Follow Your Arrow”

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Daft Punk feat. Stevie Wonder, Pharrell and Nile Rodgers, “Get Lucky”/”Le Freak”

Taylor Swift, “All Too Well”

Carole King and Sara Bareilles, “Brave”

Paul McCartney feat. Ringo Starr, “Queenie Eyes”

Metallica and Lang Lang, “One”

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Mary Lambert, Madonna and Queen Latifah, “Same Love”

Miranda Lambert and Billie Joe Armstrong, “When Will I Be Loved”

Nine Inch Nails/Queens of the Stone Age/Dave Grohl and Lindsay Buckingham, “Copy of A”/”My God is the Sun”