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8 Jun, 2017

Former MTV Chief: Beyonce, Taylor Swift were crying over Kanye interruption

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Toffler, who headed up MTV at the time, says his favorite VMA moment was being at the center of Kanye’s interruption of Swift at the 2009 VMAs. West interrupted Swift’s speech saying:

Yo, Taylor, I’m really happy for you — I’mma let you finish — but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time! One of the best videos of all time!


When Kanye walked up onstage with Taylor [Swift] that year, it turned out that Taylor had to go onstage to do her song five minutes later. I ran out of the truck to see that everything was all right, and Taylor and her mom were crying hysterically. I’m not always wonderful with emotions. I didn’t know what to say. Then I went backstage, and Beyonce was crying, too.

7 Feb, 2017

Beyonce sued for $20 million by Messy Mya estate

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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

Adventure of a Lifetime audio release

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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.

30 Mar, 2015

Launch Tidal

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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

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

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

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

Eight MTV Music Award nominations

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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

Donates to Houston housing project

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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

Donates to Chime Projects

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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.

31 Jan, 2010

Wins Grammy

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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