With only two days away from the HIGHLY (and I mean HIGHLY) anticipated premiere of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, we are presented with a full Deluxe soundtrack album from the movie. We previously raved Jay-Z’s scoring and gorgeous preview tunes from the likes Lana Del Rey, Beyonce, and Florence and the Machine – and our wait is finally over! We’re also treated with other amazing vocals like The Xx, Gotye, Jack White, and Sia who are all big names to an ensemble of a perfect soundtrack album.
Be sure to check out the rest of the album here! T-minus 2 days till the premiere! EXCITED yet?!
As if her worldwide tour and summer campaign for H&M wasn’t enough, Beyoncé’s new Pepsi commercial, which is part of her 50 million dollar contract with the company, has finally debuted. Titled “Mirrors,” the ad will be released in 70 countries and is projected to reach 1 billion viewers. Lucky enough for the world, this commercial has a whole lot of Beyoncé to go around.
And I mean literally. The commercial takes place in a dance studio where Beyoncé gets confronted by self’s from past iconic music videos—everything from “Crazy Love,” “Single Ladies,” and “Bootylicious.” Queen Bey proves that not only is she a whole lot of woman (yes, that was a Foxy Cleopatra reference), but she’s a whole lot of Beyoncé as well. And while this fun journey down memory lane is occurring, Beyoncé’s latest track “Grown Woman,” plays… definitely giving us a huge teaser for this soon-to-be hit.
The combination of fierce dance moves and a playful concept has us thinking that Pepsi knocked it out of the park. How do you feel about Beyoncé’s newest commercial?
All photos VIA NY Daily News
Jay Z and Justin Timberlake have confirmed to go on a 12 city tour together in the summer called the “Legends Of The Summer” tour. Last time Jay Z collaborated his tour with Kanye, they sung “Ni**as in Paris” nine times in multiple locations. So it’s safe to say you’ll be hearing “Suit & Tie” alot of times.
What do you think? Are you ready for an epic summer tour season?
The tour dates are here as follows:
July 17: Toronto, ON (Rogers Centre)
July 19: New York, NY (Yankee Stadium)
July 22: Chicago, IL (Soldier Field)
July 26: San Francisco, CA (Candlestick Park)
July 28: Los Angeles, CA (Rose Bowl)
July 31: Vancouver, BC (BC Place Stadium)
August 4: Hershey, PA (Hershey Stadium)
August 6: Detroit, MI (Ford Field)
August 8: Baltimore, MD (M&T Bank Stadium)
August 10: Boston, MA (Fenway Park)
August 13: Philadelphia, PA (Citizens Bank Park)
August 16: Miami, FL (Sun Life Stadium)
Beyoncé was the next musical guest on “Next Chapter” as Oprah made her way to London to sit down with the queen on R&B & Pop. Just hours before her HBO “Life Is But A Dream” documentary was set to premiere, Oprah got an exclusive interview at Bey’s hotel room in London as she got a little personal before opening up to the world later that night in the HBO Documentary. Here, B speaks about the pressure leading up to her big Super Bowl halftime performance two weeks ago feeling as she won the game herself with a flawless performance causing the stadium to even lose power.
She also opens up about her marriage with Shawn Carter and how having Blue Ivy has changed both of their lives for the better as well as cutting ties with her father Matthew with money mishaps in the past. Enjoy the 40-minute clip above with the two tackling every recent event she’s had to deal with in life including opening up about having a miscarriage in the past.
HBO‘s intimate autobiographical documentary on the life of beloved Beyonce, “Life is But a Dream” is set to premiere later tonight. The trailer alone has been all the rave amongst fans and critics. The 90-minute feature was directed and produced by Beyonce herself and highlights significant moments of her life including: footage from her childhood, interviews by her Destiny’s Child members, her struggle with fame, exposed personal life, motherhood, and glimpses of her new album.
”Life is But a Dream” will premiere tonight at 9pm on HBO. Don’t miss it!
The official music video for Justin Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie” featuring Jay-Z. J.T. returns to the solo musical big screen after a lengthy hiatus and delivers a masterpiece for his new hit single with Hovito as the visual takes us on journey to an early-mid 1900’s Cabaret Era-esque setting with Timberlake still showcasing them signature dance moves like he’s still in his 20s. Stay tuned for his upcoming third studio album “The 20/20 Experience”coming on March 15th.
Directed by David Fincher.
The rumors were all true, The beautiful and multi-talented entrepreneur Beyoncé graces the cover of VOGUE‘s March issue wearing none other than Givenchy, and definitely trumps the utter failure which was her last Vogue cover. The singer who recently marked a career milestone by headlining this years Superbowl halftime show, stuns on the cover of the fashion bible looking glossier than ever!
Vogue’s cover-line reads “Queen B! Beyoncé Rules The World”. Which as of late and in the near future news, she definitely is. From performing at the bowl, to her scandalous GQ cover, a recent grammy win, a new HBO documentary, and an album on the way, Queen B is living up to her well deserved title.
Without a question, Beyonce is ruling the world and showing no signs of slowing down!
Beyonce’s new HBO Documentary premieres on February 16, 2013 on the subscription network channel (find out where and what time to watch in your area here). The talented performer will reveal intimate details about her personal life including her much talked about pregnancy with newborn daughter Blue Ivy Carter. The singer who is known for being quite the recluse when it comes to here personal life, lives a precociously private life with beaux Jay Z, so an insight to this life will be an intriguing watch non the less.
It seems as though after the mediocre reception of Bey’s last LP ’4′, her team and record label are pulling out all the stops to see the budding icon pull in the numbers of previous albums such as ‘I am… Sasha Fierce and are leaving no promo stone unturned.
Check out Vogue’s full STUNNING pictorial withe Mrs. Knowels-Carter below…
What a Night! Here are the winners of the 55th Grammy Awards, held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday night, and I’m personally very happy to see Drake win Best Rap Album. Watch the video above for a little recap courtesy of Deadline.com.
Album of the Year
Mumford & Sons, Babel
Record of the Year
Gotye featuring Kimbra, “Somebody That I Used to Know”
Song Of The Year [awarded to songwriter]
“We Are Young,” Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost & Nate Ruess, songwriters (Fun. featuring Janelle Monae)
Best New Artist
Best Pop Vocal Album
Kelly Clarkson, Stronger
Best Pop Solo Performance
“Set Fire To The Rain (Live),” Adele
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
“Somebody That I Used To Know,” Gotye featuring Kimbra
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Kisses On The Bottom, Paul McCartney
Best Rock Performance
“Lonely Boy,” The Black Keys
Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance
“Love Bites (So Do I),” Halestorm
Best Rock Song
“Lonely Boy,” The Black Keys
Best Rock Album
El Camino, The Black Keys
Best Alternative Music Album
Making Mirrors, Gotye
Best R&B Performance
Best Traditional R&B Performance
“Love On Top,” Beyoncé
Best R&B Song
Best Urban Contemporary Album
Channel Orange, Frank Ocean
Best R&B Album
Black Radio, Robert Glasper Experiment
Best Rap Performance
“N****s in Paris,” Jay-Z & Kanye West
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
“No Church In The Wild,” Jay-Z & Kanye West featuring Frank Ocean & The-Dream
Best Rap Song
“N****s in Paris,” Jay-Z & Kanye West
Best Rap Album
Take Care, Drake
Best Country Solo Performance
Carrie Underwood, “Blown Away”
Best Country Duo/Group Performance
“Pontoon,” Little Big Town
Best Country Song
“Blown Away,” Carrie Underwood
Best Country Album
Uncaged, Zac Brown Band
Song Written For Visual Media
“Safe & Sound” (From The Hunger Games), Taylor Swift, John Paul White, Joy Williams
Short-Form Music Video
“We Found Love,” Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris
Long-Form Music Video
“Big Easy Express,” Mumford & Sons
Best Spoken Word
Society’s Child: My Autobiography, Janis Ian
Earlier this month we reported that former ‘N Sync star Justin Timberlake had broke his six-year hiatus with a suave new single, “Suit and Tie” featuring Jay Z. Accompanying his new song is a charming new 50s inspired lookbook by Tom Ford for his lyric music video and styles for the upcoming 20/20 album. “I adore Justin. He has innate style and enormous talent. It has been such a pleasure and honor to work with him throughout this entire creative process,” said Ford, who also designed Justin’s suit for the SAG Awards. JT can be seen in luxury Tom Ford ensemble from satin lapels to an oversized bow tie on his single album cover.
Lensed by the infamous Terry Richardson and interviewed by GQ’s Amy Wallace, Beyonce’s latest shoot with one of the leading Men’s fashion magazine’s, GQ, is risque to say the least. With the photos causing magor buzz on the net weeks before the issue even hit stands. All the buzz mounted initially due to the hyper-sexualized image Mrs. Knowles-Carter the new mother was putting fourth, definitely flaunting that flawless-yet controversial post-baby bod.
In the spread, Beyonce is shown doing a variety of poses donning clothing that just maybe about 2 sizes 2 small. While the taste level of the shoot is still up for questing we here at Annex choose to delve a little deeper. Because wether this is a ‘I’ve still got it’ shot or a dig at last months GQ cover girl Rihanna (who wins bar non – sex and bad girl things is just her steez, just look at her instagram).
While we will defintley give Bey here points for looking like one of the sexiest moms on the planet, she also gets a major fail for
allowing her stylist to place her in such overtly provocative clothing – or more like lack thereof. Beyonce is one a mother and two she has reeked of class and elegance ever since realizing her true power to effect and empower women as of late, these images are not of the same woman who was asked to sing for the president of the united states not only once, or twice but a third time. These aren’t images that Mr. Obama would allow his daughters to see, nor would she allow her daughter Blue to feast her eyes upon.
The overall point here is that from Beyonce we expect more, mainly MORE CLOTHES…! Vogue and Annie please rectify Terry’s wrong doing…!
“They define what’s sexy. And men define what’s feminine. It’s ridiculous.”
While this is no doubt the first stop on the mega train that is Bey’s PR schedule See soon to be Vogue cover,
Superbowl Performance, New Pepsi Deal, and most importantly for those longtime Queen Bey fans is the reuniting of her former girl group Destiny’s Child with the first of new music in almost 10 years, with new song Nuclear produced by The Neptunes frontman Pharelle.
Check out more of Beyonce’s questionable spread for GQ below…
“That’s how I treat this. I watch my performances, and I wish I could just enjoy them, but I see the light that was late. I see, ‘Oh God, that hair did not work.’ Or ‘I should never do that again.’ I try to perfect myself. I want to grow, and I’m always eager for new information.”