Beyoncé announces she’s pregnant with twins on Instagram.
Knowles, her Mom, and Rowland visit UCLA’s Hammer Museum. People at the museum said the pair walked right past the more popular choices like Van Gogh and Picasso, instead favoring works by emerging artists Frances Stark and Njideka Akunyili Crosby.
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.
Williams, Rowland and Knowles perform Say Yes during the Stellar Awards show promoting William’s album Journey To Freedom.
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!
Beyoncé, Sheeran & Clark perform Fingertips, Master Blaster, and Higher Ground during the Grammy tribute concert to Stevie Wonder.
Beyonce performs Take My Hand Precious Lord during the Grammy Awards show.
Knowles appears on the cover of the January 2015 issue of Marie Claire South Africa magazine.
Knowles appears on the cover of the December 2014 issue of Interview Germany magazine.
Knowles appears on the cover of the November 2014 issue of Cosmopolitan Australia magazine.
Knowles appears on the cover of the November 2014 issue of Fernanda magazine.
Knowles and Minaj perform Flawless remix during the On The Run Tour. Minaj:
It was just very emotional for me to be there because I know it was a big show. It was the last bit of shows for Beyoncé and Jay Z, so I was very honored to be a part of it.
Knowles appears on the cover of a September 2014 issue of Look UK magazine. She talks about fighting with Jay-Z.
Jay has one last chance.
Knowles appears on the cover of the September 2014 issue of The Vocalist magazine. She talks about what she eats and drinks while on tour.
Knowles closes the awards show with a twenty minute performance. With tears streaming down her face, her husband, Jay-Z, and daughter join her on stage. As she accepts the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award, which is VMA’s version of life time achievement award, she kisses her daughter and her husband, who calls her the greatest living entertainer.
I have nothing to say, but I am filled with so much gratitude.
— People magazine (@people) August 25, 2014
Knowles appears on the cover of a August 2014 issue of Look UK magazine. She talks about Jay-Z’s sex tape, their therapist, and divorce lawyers.
It’s Jay-Z’s final mistake.
Knowles appears on the cover of the August 2014 issue of Professional Photographer magazine.
Beyonce tops the Forbes Celebrity 100 List with $115 million earnings over the past year. The singer’s 95-show tour earned $2.4 million per show in ticket sales. She also had successful album Beyonce. Drunk in Love, a hit off of her latest album went platinum selling more than 1 million copies.
But Beyoncé doesn’t stop with music — she’s built a small business empire. She earns millions endorsing companies like H&M and Pepsi. She has a line of fragrances with names like Heat, Rise and Pulse, and then there’s her clothing company House of Dereon, which features jeans, shoes and accessories. All together we estimate that Beyoncé earned $115 million between June 1, 2013 and June 1, 2014.
During her On the Run tour with Jay Z, Beyonce displays Justin Bieber , Tupac Shakur and other celebrity mugshots on the stage screen, saying
Even the greatest can fall
Knowles appears on the cover of a June 2014 issue of Look UK magazine. She talks about her marriage trial with Jay-Z.
Knowles appears on the cover of a June 2014 issue of The New York Times Style magazine.
Beyonce and Jay-Z add a second show at the Met Life stadium, on their On The Run Tour. $1 dollar from each ticket sale will go to the Shawn Carter foundation, which helps provide scholarships to students in need, and Beyonce’s BeyGOOD movement.
Beyonce and Rowland collaborate with Williams for her latest single and music video Say Yes.
Beyonce is nominated for five awards at BET awards, including best female R&B/pop artist. Jay-Z and Beyonce are nominated for best collaboration, Drunk in Love. Beyonce is also up for best video of the year, for Drunk in love and Partition.
Knowles appears on the cover of the June 2014 issue of Elle Brazil magazine.
Knowles appears on the cover of a May 2014 issue of Look UK magazine. She talks about lies she has lived with for years.
Beyonce and Jay-Z release a video for Part II (On the Run). The video is presented as a faux movie trailer and features Sean Penn, Don Cheadle, Blake Lively, Rashida Jones, and Jake Gyllenhaal.
Beyonce and Jay-Z release a statement about the elevator attack.
As a result of the public release of the elevator security footage from Monday, May 5th, there has been a great deal of speculation about what triggered the unfortunate incident. But the most important thing is that our family has worked through it. Jay and Solange each assume their share of responsibility for what has occurred. They both acknowledge their role in this private matter that has played out in the public. They both have apologized to each other and we have moved forward as a united family. The reports of Solange being intoxicated or displaying erratic behavior throughout that evening are simply false. At the end of the day families have problems and we’re no different. We love each other and above all we are family. We’ve put this behind us and hope everyone else will do the same.
Although there are reports that the sisters aren’t currently speaking to each other, Solange and Beyonce fly to Costa Rica in order to attend Kelly Rowland’s wedding.
On route to the Met Ball Gala after-party, Jay-Z is physically attacked by his sister-in-law, Solange Knowles. Security camera footage shows Beyonce, Jay-Z and Solange entering the elevator with with a team of bodyguards. As soon as the elevator closes, Solange kicks and punches Jay-Z, who blocks the attack. She continues to shout insults and tries to hit him two more times. Beyonce stands against the wall with her hands clasped together.
Knowles appears on the cover of Time magazine as their most influential person. She also talks about the surprise release of her latest album, Beyonce. On her biggest influence:
Becoming a mother, looking at my daughter in her eyes made me into a woman. It made me very strong.
Beyonce is featured on the cover of Out magazine. During the interview Knowles is questioned on her latest album, tour and career goals.
While I am definitely conscious of all the different types of people who listen to my music, I really set out to make the most personal, honest, and best album I could make. I needed to free myself from the pressures and expectations of what I thought I should say or be, and just speak from the heart. Being that I am a woman in a male-dominated society, the feminist mentality rang true to me and became a way to personalize that struggle.
Knowles releases the music video for single Partition from her album Beyonce. The video is directed by Jake Nava and Paul Laufer.
Beyonce performs XO during the Brit Awards show to promote her self titled album.
Knowles appears on the cover of a January 2014 issue of Expresiones magazine.
Beyonce and Jay Z perform Drunk In Love during the Grammy Awards show to promote Beyonce’s self titled album.
Knowles appears on the cover of the January 2014 issue of People Studio magazine.
The Make A Wish Foundation helps,Beyoncé connect with a terminally ill little girl. Beyonce sings and dances with Taylon at concert. The pair sang Destiny’s Child’s Survivor together as well as Love on Top.
Beyoncé releases her seventh perfume fragrance Rise, which she says will honor an elevated and empowered attitude among women.
The spirit of Rise encourages women to be all that we are
Housed in a tall glass bottle embraced by a gold collar and capped off with a cluster of gold crystals, the fragrance is described as as “a rich and intoxicating luminous floral with beautiful top notes of Italian Bergamot, Golden Apricot and Iced Basil Sorbet; Luscious middle notes of Gold Symphony Orchid, Freesia Blossom and Natural Jasmine Sambac and sensual bottom notes that include Autumn Woods Accord, Cashmere Musk and Vetiver Extract.”
Beyoncé makes surprise visit to Walmart in response to Target’s refusal to sell her self-titled album. As a holiday gift to Walmart customers and thank you to Walmart for selling her record, Beyoncé announces she will be paying for the first $50 of every customer’s Christmas gift purchase via a gift card. According to the Huffington Post, Beyoncé gave a total of 750 gift cards, which total $37,500.
Target says it will not sell Beyoncé’s record in stores because a digital copy was released in the Apple Store before a hard copy was available. Target says sales would be lower because of the online release.
XO, a single from Beyonce’s surprise visual album has been incorporated into the Mrs. Carter world tour.
I’m gonna sing this song, which is a brand new song. It hasn’t even been out for 24 hours. I want to sing this to y’all because it was written for y’all.
Beyoncé releases a surprise self-titled album. The record is a “visual album” meaning each of the 14-tracks on the album are accompanied by their own music video. Pitchfork reports the track list includes collaborations with Jay-Z, Drake, Frank Ocean and daughter Blue Ivy.
Well it was many things, oh my God. It was so hard and I still ever single day I’ve gotten on my knees and thanked God that this happened. We went through a lot to keep it secret and to keep the surprise, because its something missing and its such a joy, I was able to experience growing up. And I really, really wanted to surprise people and for them to just hear the art in it and not be about the hype and the promotion. We actually did it.
Beyonce performs the National Anthem during President Obama’s inauguration celebration.
Beyonce announces Azelea will be touring with her on the Australian part of the Mrs. Carter World Tour. There are 17 dates on the tour spanning over two months.
I’m going on tour with Beyonce. That was my special news for Australia. Can’t wait to join this tour. Thank you so much to everyone for supporting me and thanks Beyonce. And no, I’m not doing sideshows while I’m there. Sorry guys, but I can’t wait, night. If someones good news, that doesn’t even effect your life, makes you mad. I honestly feel sorry for you! I’m celebrating
Beyonce appears on the cover of the May 2013 issue of British Vogue magazine. The cover photo is shot by Arthur Elgort and styled by Francesca Burns.
Beyonce announces the dates for the Mrs. Carter show world tour. Tickets go on sale Monday, February 11. The tour features 22 shows around the world.
Knowles appears on the cover of the April 2013 issue of EVA Slovakia magazine.