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7 Feb, 2017
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Beyonce sued for $20 million by Messy Mya estate

Files Suit

The estate of late Messy Mya sues Beyonce for copyright infringement and other counts, seeking $20 million for damages over claims that she improperly used Mya’s voice in her song Formation. According to the suit, Formation misappropriated the lyrics “What happened at the New Orleans” and “Bitch, I’m back by popular demand” from Barre’s 2010 work Booking the Hoes From New Wildings. The suit also claims that the line “Oh yeah baby. I like that” from his A 27-Piece Huh? was wrongfully lifted. The lawsuit reads:

Defendants used Mr. Barre’s voice, performance and words from his copyrighted works to create the tone, mood, setting and location of the New Orleans-themed Formation.

 

6 Nov, 2015
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Adventure of a Lifetime audio release

Makes StatementSingle Release

Coldplay release the audio for Adventure of a Lifetime, from their album, A Head Full of Dreams. The band says they have collaborated with Tove Lo, Noel Gallagher and Beyonce on the album, which will contain 12 songs, including a hidden track, X Marks The Spot. Parlophone:

Revitalized, they’ve made an album that’s bursting with energy, colour and big, life-affirming moments such as the deliciously ebullient first single Adventure of a Lifetime and the rocket-powered Hymn for the Weekend. Coldplay has never enjoyed making a record more than this one. Nor have they been happier with the results.

Coldplay – Adventure Of A Lifetime (Official audio)

30 Mar, 2015
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Launch Tidal

Product Release

Jay-Z launches his streaming music service TIDAL at an industry event, #TIDALforall at Skylight in Moynihan Station in New York City. He announces his partnership with 16 other artists, including Beyonce, Madonna, Usher, Rihanna, Butler and Chassagne of Arcade Fire, Jason Aldean, J. Cole, Jack Wright, Chris Martin, Daft Punk, Deadmau5, Nikki Minaj, Coldplay and Calvin Harris, who formally sign a declaration of partnership. Tidal is the first service to offer ad-free music, video and editorial content owned by the stars who actually create it. The high quality sound service is available across iOS and Android devices, as well as in Web browsers and desktop players, in the U.S. and 30 other countries. Tidal Premium is $9.99, and Tidal Hifi is $19.99. Alicia Keys:

We come to you with one voice in unity. The first ever artist owned global music and entertainment platform!

5 Nov, 2014
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No. 1 on Forbes top-earnings list

Beyoncé tops Forbes list of top-earning women in music after earning 115 million in 2014. Forbes:

Beyonce played 95 shows during our scoring period, bringing in an average $2.4 million per city. She added endorsement deals from the likes of H&M and Pepsi — plus her self-titled surprise album, which hit iTunes in December 2013 and quickly became one of the year’s top sellers — to send her income into nine-figure territory.

29 Oct, 2014
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Launches athletic streetwear brand

Beyoncé and Topshop team up to launch an athletic streetwear brand. The streetwear label is expected to be available in Topshop stores and online in 2015. Beyoncé:

I have always loved Topshop for their fashion credentials and forward thinking.

Topshop owner Sir Philip Green:

This not a collaboration. This is about building a brand and building a business — a separate, proper business, with separate overhead and a separate office. We started talking generally, about doing something together. We’ve been looking at that [athletic] sector for a while. It’s something we need to be in. Based on what she does, how she works out, the conversation got into that category.

7 Oct, 2014
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All About That Bass pitched to Beyoncé

All About That Bass was offered to other artists, including Beyonce, before Trainor eventually recorded it, although Trainor admits that Beyoncé most likely never actually heard the song personally:

Some artists get thousands of songs pitched and they never know, so Beyoncé herself probably never heard it.

17 Jul, 2014
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Eight MTV Music Award nominations

Nomination

Beyonce receives the most nominations this year for the MTV Music Awards. She is nominated in the following categories:

  • Video Of The year:  Drunk in Love w/ Jay Z.
  • Best Female: Partition
  • Best Choreography: Partition
  • Best Collaboration: Drunk in Love
  • Best Video With A Social Message: Pretty Hurts
  • Best Cinematogrophy: Pretty Hurts
  • Best Editing: Pretty Hurts
  • Best Direction: Pretty Hurts

The awards ceremony will be broadcast live from the Forum in Inglewood, California on Sunday, August 24th at 9 p.m. EST. 

7 Jul, 2014
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Donates to Houston housing project

Donation

Beyonce’ donates $7 million to a Houston, TX low-income housing project. The 43-unit apartment complex, which has been named Knowles-Temenos Place offers housing to low-income and homeless individuals. Pastor Rudy Rasmus:

She’s an incredible human being. Has an incredible heart and has been extremely helpful in our mission and our ministry here.

3 Jun, 2014
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Donates to Chime Projects

Donation

Beyonce’ donates a total of $500,000 to Chime Projects, a program for girls and women in the areas of education, health and justice. Chimes co-founder, Frida Giannini:

At the Gucci Chime for Change event in NYC, Beyoncé just announced a personal donation of $500,000 to the charity.

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Wins Grammy

Grammy

Beyonce wins Grammys for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for Halo, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It), Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance for At Last, and Best Contemporary R&B Album for I am…Sasha Fierce.

This has been such an amazing night for me. I’d like to thank all the fans for the support over the years.

Beyonce accepting the GRAMMY for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 52nd GRAMMY Awards

3 Mar, 2009
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Telephone

Single Release

Gaga releases her single Telephone feat. Beyonce, from her album The Fame Monster.

It doesn’t really matter if it makes sense or if it doesn’t make sense. By the end of the video, it became so much more as we explored each scene it became about transsexual women and it became about making fun of American hallmarks like soda cans and cigarettes and mayonnaise and bread.

Lady Gaga – Telephone ft. Beyoncé

8 Feb, 2004
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Wins Grammy

Grammy

Beyonce wins the Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and Best Contemporary R&B Album for Dangerously In Love 2.

This is my first record as a solo artist and I want to thank everyone involved.

 

Beyonce accepting the GRAMMY for Best Contemporary R&B Album at the 46th GRAMMY Awards

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Wins Grammy

Grammy

Beyonce and Jay-Z win Grammy for Best R&B Song and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for Crazy In Love

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