Beyoncé has made up for the lackluster I Am… Sash Fierce with the excellent 4. While the 12-song set is strong enough on its own, B has included 4 bonus tracks to accompany the record, and luckily out of the 72 tracks she submitted to her label (Yes, 72!! I know.), “Dance For You” made the cut. For fans of Beyoncé’s more sensual numbers (“Speechless”, “Still In Love (Kissing You)”), this one is for you. On the number, B sings “This is beyond sex, I’m high on you”, and we’re all high on this number.
Filed under: Gossip, Music, Pretty | Tags: Beyonce, Birthday, Music, Pop, Queen B, R&B
I just want to let them all know that my birthday is on the 26th.
Filed under: Gossip, Music | Tags: Award, Beyonce, Billboard, Influential, Music, Pop, R&B, Woman Of The Year
The one and only, Mrs Knowles is this year’s recipient of Billboard’s Woman Of The Year Award. Here’s an excerption:
“Billboard announced today (Aug. 25) that Beyoncé will be accepting its Woman Of The Year Award at the 2009 Billboard Women In Music Event, taking place on Oct. 2 in New York City.
The honor, given to a female recording artist that has inspired the music business with her success, leadership and new ideas, will be awarded to the singer for her accomplishments over the past 12 months.
In the last year, Beyoncé kicked off her world tour “I Am…” in support of her third solo album “I Am…Sasha Fierce,” which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart in November and features the hit singles “If I Were A Boy,” “Single Ladies,” “Halo,” “Ego” and “Sweet Dreams.”
“Beyoncé is multi-platinum artist and a multi-talented woman who clearly embodies the qualities of excellence and achievement that the Billboard Woman Of The Year Award was created to honor,” said Bill Werde, Billboard’s Editorial Director, about Beyoncé, who is the only performer in the 51-year history of the Billboard Hot 100 to top the chart for 10 weeks or more with a group and as a solo artist. “She has not only influenced pop culture with her hit songs and signature dance moves, but has inspired women everywhere with her unique style, business savvy and dedication to charitable causes.”
The Billboard Women in Music Event celebrates the most powerful and talented women in the music business and is also held in conjunction with the Women In Music Power Players List issue, which recognizes the top female music executives who are leading the industry with their artistic and business vision.”
Filed under: Music | Tags: Beef, Beyonce, Charts, Feud, Kelly Clarkson, Pop, R&B, Ryan Tedder
After Kelly Clarkson said “Ryan and I met each other at the record label, before he was working with anyone else. He’s from Oklahoma, I’m from Texas; we got along really well and had some of the same influences. We wrote about six songs together, four or five of them made the album. It was all fine and dandy. I’d never heard of a song called Halo. Her album came out when my album was already being printed. No-one’s gonna be sittin’ at home, thinking ‘Man, Ryan Tedder gave Beyonce and Kelly the same track to write to.’ No, they’re just gonna be saying I ripped someone off. I called Ryan and said, ‘I don’t understand. Why would you do that?’”
Ryan Tedder recently said ““Already Gone” is one of the best song I’ve written or produced since “Bleeding Love” and stands tall on it’s own merits apart from “Halo”. They are two entirely different songs conceptually, melodically, & lyrically and I would never try to dupe an artist such as Kelly Clarkson or Beyoncé into recording over the same musical track, the idea is both hurtful & absurd. I think when people hear “Already Gone” they will hear what I hear-one of the greatest female vocalists on earth giving her most haunting and heart-breaking performance on a song she helped write. I challenge people to listen and form their own opinions“.
I personally think they don’t sound THAT similar to each other, but all of Tedder’s productions sound alike. But I can see why Kelly would be mad, she raved about Already Gone before her or Beyoncé’s album were released, and was very proud of her work with Tedder.
Filed under: Music | Tags: Beyonce, Britney Spears, Janet Jackson, Joss Stone, List, Miranda Lambert, MJB, Music, Pop, R&B, Rihanna, Scorned, Soul
“Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned“, ever heard that saying before? Yes? good, so you know what this list is all about. I have to give the grand prize to black and country songstresses, they sing about this topic like no other, and you’ll know exactly why after downloading the songs below! PS: I’ll write the “take-away” lines from each song belows it.
Roses – Mary J. Blige [Download]
“You just wanna rip somebody’s head off”
This Time – Janet Jackson [Download]
“You’re runnin’ ’round, with those nasty hoes,how long did ya think I can take this?”
Lost Yo Mind – Beyoncé [Download]
“OMG, you done lost yo motherfucking mind”
Breakin’ Dishes – Rihanna [Download]
“I’m roasting marshmallows on the fire, and what I’m buring, is your attire”
Shattered Glass – Britney Spears [Download]
“I promise that you gon’ want me back, when your life falls apart, like shattered glass”
Gunpowder & Lead – Miranda Lambert [Download]
“His fist is big but my gun’s bigger, He’ll find out when I pull the trigger”
Dirty Man – Joss Stone [Download]
“You forgot one thing baby when you were doing me wrong, that i’m a good housekeeper, I’m gonna take my broom and sweep all of the dirt out in the street”
Filed under: Music | Tags: B'Day, Beautiful, Beyonce, Dangerously In Love, List, Music, Pretty, R&B, Sasha Fierce, Soul, Uptempo
There is no doubt that Beyoncé is THE best performer of our time, the only one who mastered the dance-and-sing combination perfectly. Anyways, this week I have been listening to a lot of her songs, whether solo or with DC. Here’s my Beyoncé playlist (for now):
Ring The Alarm
Her “fiercest” song, and the most anger-fueled one. It remains one of her best singles to date.
Why Don’t You Love Me
I have blogged about this song for oh-so-many times, and I still think more people should be aware of its amazingness. LISTEN TO IT.
“Damn, that was so good, I wanna buy him a short-set“, I’ve loved it when B’Day came out, and it still has its magic!
Hip Hop Star
“Pure playas, pure playas“, I wish Beyoncé would release a quality album like her first one, but oh well.
This is a silly song, but it’s a silly song I love.
oh and add to that list “Nasty Girl“.
Filed under: Music | Tags: Beyonce, Destiny's Child, GEMS, Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams, Nasty Girl, Nostalgia, Pop, R&B, Survivor, Uptempo
One of my all-time favorite songs and one of DC’s best. I love semi-breakdown at 1:40 and of course my favorite line “cleavage from here to Mexico“.
It’s the PERFECT song for the summer, you know..? They should just blast this song all over Kuwait :)
Nasty Girl – Destiny’s Child [Download]