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The 29-year-old singer donned a skimpy black sequined outfit as she performed a range of her hit songs complete with risque dance routines.
In the powerful set list offered up by Miss Knowles were included songs such as “Best Thing I Never Had,” “Run the World (Girls),” “Single Ladies” and “Crazy in Love”.
Of her performance efforts, Beyonce told Daily Mail, “I can never be safe. I always try and go against the grain. As soon as I accomplish one thing, I just set a higher goal. That’s how I’ve gotten to where I am.”
For the second week in a row, the “Crazy in Love” songstress is the top dog in the music world, with a two-week total of 426,000 copies sold thus far.
What’s even more impressive is that Adele’s five-month-old album 21 is still sitting pretty at the #2 spot.
Rounding out the top five are Selena Gomez & The Scene, Jason Aldean, Bad Meets Evil, Jackie Evancho, Jill Scott, Lady GaGa, Big Sean, and Lloyd.
In a series of beautiful photos taken by well-known photographer, Francesco Carrozzinni, the “Single Ladies” singer rocks luxurious furs and Tom Ford gowns.
In other news, Beyonce recently released the music video for her single “Best Thing I Never Had.”
The new track comes off Miss Knowles’ new album “4″ and has found itself in the top of the industry charts in multiple countries including the States, as well as the UK, Spain, France, Singapore and Taiwan.
Opening up on Piers Morgan Tonight on Monday (June 27), the “If I Were a Boy” songstress revealed, “I always said I would have a baby at 30. But I also said I was gonna retire at 30.”
Explaining that “only God knows” when she will get pregnant, the star also mentioned that she will continue to focus on her music.
As for turning the big 3-0, Beyonce went on to say that she “can’t wait because 29 is very strange. You’re still in your 20s,” she elaborated. “But you feel like you’re supposed to be 30, and I feel like a woman.”
Miss Knowles added, “I feel like 30 is the ideal age because you’re mature enough to know who you are and to have your boundaries and your standards and not be afraid of [being] too polite. But you’re young enough to be a young woman, and I’m so looking forward to it.”
Taking place at the Shrine Auditorium, the big winner of the night was Chris Brown – who garnered three trophies out of his pack-leading six nominations.
Making for quite the awkward situation, there was a mix-up during the announcement of the Viewer’s Choice winner – as Tiffany Greene first named Brown as the winner before then saying Drake and Rihanna were the victors. With Drake accepting the trophy, it was later confirmed that Brown was, indeed, the winner of the fan voted accolade.
Hosted by actor/comedian Kevin Hart, the annual BET event also featured performances by top acts such as Beyonce Knowles, Drake, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and Mary J Blige, among many others.
Including special tributes to Steve Harvey as the Humanitarian Award Honoree and Patti LaBelle as the Life Achievement Award winner, other BET winners included Nicki Minaj as Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, Kanye West as Best Male Hip-Hop Artist and Wiz Khalifa as Best New Artist.
The complete list of 2011 BET Awards winners is as follows: Read more…
Fresh from her Glastonbury performance, the “Crazy in Love” songstress smiled for fans as she filmed an episode of “Life Stories” with Piers Morgan.
Over the weekend, Beyonce helped her sister Solange celebrate her 25th birthday by shipping her 25 pairs of designer shows from Saks and Bergdorf.
Solange had previously told press, “I’m all about the shoes! I order a ton of them online and play with my entire wardrobe until I find the right shoe. Unfortunately, so many people get it right from the head until the ankles. The shoe is very important. I can’t even f**k with you if your shoe game is slacking.”
The “Crazy in Love” songstress rolled in to the City of Nice where she took over the Palais Nikala with her fabulous song and dance show.
Among the selections on the set list were hits like “Telephone,” “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It),” “End of Time,” “Baby Boy,” and “Halo.”
Next up for Ms. Knowles is a performance at the Glastonbury Festival in England before she returns to France for more dates.
Enjoy the pictures of Beyonce Knowles kicking off her tour in Paris, France.
The “If I Were a Boy” singer recently perfected Pulse, a seductive scent and follow-up to the star’s perfumes Heat and Heat Rush.
In a recent interview, Beyonce told, “Pulse is a fragrance you can wear all the time. I love the idea of a signature scent that lets a woman leave her mark wherever she goes, so I always try to make my scents appropriate for any occasion.”
The scent comes in an upside-down chrome-and-blue bottle with a chrome cap, inspired by B’s stage costumes and hits stores in September.
Joined by a burly bodyguard, the “Run the World (Girls)” singer was in a jovial mood as she offered up a big smile while looking stylish in a white jacket, black denim jeans, a black hat and black peep toe high heels.
The travels come as Miss Knowles is set to take the stage in the French Riviera locale on June 20th before churning out concerts slated in Lille, France (June 22) and Amneville, France (June 23).
From there, Beyonce – who is set to release her new album “4″ on June 28th – will head to the UK as the headliner of the annual Glastonbury Festival on June 26th.
Check out the pictures of Beyonce Knowles arriving at Nice Airport in France.
The “Single Ladies” songstress looks super fine holding a melting ice cream cone in the cover shot, and is featured in a “scorching hot trailer park fantasy” inside.
Knowles explained that she has needed a break from the music industry for awhile now, given her non-stop career.
“I needed some time to live. I’ve been signed to the same label since I was 12 years old and never had more than a month and a half off since I was 13. I’ve worked so hard for so many years and just felt like, ‘Well, why not?’”
The “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)” songstress unveiled “Best Thing I Never Had,” and it’s a really great tune.
“Best Thing I Never Had” was written by Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and will definitely appeal to anyone who has been brokenhearted.
The chorus states, “I wanted you back, I’m so through with that/ Cuz honestly you turned out to be/ The best thing I never had/ You turned out to be/ The best thing I never had/ I’m gonna always be/ The best thing you’d never had.”
With another high profile ceremony having come and gone, the winners from the 2011 Billboard Music Awards were announced on Sunday night.
The Ken Jeong hosted event was held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, with Eminem emerging as the big winner upon taking home six trophies including Top Artist.
Other artists enjoying a successful evening included Taylor Swift as Top Billboard 200 Artist, Justin Bieber as Top New Artist (along with a slate of accompanying hardware) and Rihanna as Top Female Artist.
Performers taking the stage during the Billboard Music Awards included Britney Spears, Nicki Minaj, Far East Movement, Mary J Blige and Lil Wayne while Beyonce was feted with the Billboard Millenium Award for her career achievements.
The complete list of winners from the 2011 Billboard Music Awards is as follows:
The super sexy singer looks fabulous in the clip as she writhes around and interacts with the military-themed actors in the outdoor locale.
On Wednesday Beyonce was in the house at the United Center in Chicago for the “Surprise Oprah” farewell show taping.
Knowles performed “Run the World (Girls)” for the departing talk show hostess along with plenty of famous friends as well.
The singer also released the artwork for her upcoming “4″ album – which has yet to put forth a release date.
The “Single Ladies” star borrowed the song from Lee Greenwood and put her own snazzy twist on it.
The tune debuted on “Piers Morgan Tonight” on CNN and the proceeds from the sale of the song will go to the New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children Benefit Fund.
You can purchase Beyonce’s version on iTunes.
All the famous celebrities were there. Name one and they were definitely there, looking hot in a gorgeous outfit. Madonna, Rihanna, Fergie, Penelope Cruz, Taylor Swift, Kristen Stewart, Orlando Bloom and more made their appearance.
As for the celebratory occasion, this year’s rendition of the Met gala ushers in the “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” exhibition displaying the late designers collection of works.
Check out all the celebrities’ photos and their expensive dresses / suits. Who do you think was the hottest?
The songstress turned up in a snug and cleavage-baring Pucci dress that was virtually impossible to walk in. This made posing for pictures and turning around for the other bank of photographers quite difficult. Which resulted in booing. Lots of booing.
It needed several people to get Miss B. up the stairs. At least one of them was Jay Z., so that’s not so bad.
Jay-Z appeared quite unpleased with the booing, so he commented to the photographers: “Now you got your photo” after they managed to pose for them.
The couple looked smart in their outfit.
The 12th installment of the Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival kicked off on Friday at Empire Polo Fields in Indio, California. This year, the festival presented more than 100 bands over the three days.
Of course, plenty of celebrities were there to take in the music and the booze at the popular musical festival.
Dressed like two hipster/hippies, actress Vanessa Hudgens and new love Josh Hutcherson enjoyed few spirits at the bar, at one point even doing shots. The starlet was there the entire weekend.
Paris Hilton was also there over the weekend — along with Doug Reinhardt. Except he was on the arm of another blond woman. Her sister Nicky and her boyfriend David Katzenberg and one Brandon Davis were enjoying some drinks at the festival.
Usher, in a light pink t-shirt, laughed as he made his way from a beer tent.
Katy Perry looked relaxed with a beer on the second day of the festival.
Lindsay Lohan tried to keep a low profile as she left the first day of the festival. The actress, who recently came out of rehab, was hiding a cigarette in her hand.
Beyonce and her man Jay-Z were there too of course.
Check out photos of your favorite celebrities from the festival.
Beyonce Knowles told Adele that her voice makes her feel like she’s “listening to God”.
The British singer said meeting the former Destiny’s Child star was nerve wracking enough but was astounded when she was bestowed with the huge compliment.
Describing the moment, she said to Rolling Stone magazine: “I was about to meet Beyonce and I had a full-blown anxiety attack. Then she popped in looking gorgeous, and said, ‘You’re amazing! When I listen to you I feel like I’m listening to God.’
“Can you believe she said that?”
The ‘Rolling in the Deep’ hitmaker also expressed her own admiration for some of her other contemporary female vocalists, saying she particularly likes those who are not afraid to flaunt their flesh on stage, such as Katy Perry and Lady Gaga.
According to The Mirror, the Singles Ladies hitmaker is calling on the help of some of her showbiz pals to ensure that her gig at the event in Somerset is one to remember.
Insiders have suggested that the star is planning on hooking-up with her hubby Jay-Z for a duet, as well as Kanye West and Coldplay frontman, Chris Martin.
Knowles beau Jigga is no stranger to stepping out onto the prestigious Pyramid stage, after previously headlining Glasto back in 2007, where Queen B was present, but did not join him for a collaboration.
As well as Beyoncé, the likes of U2 and Coldplay have also been named as headliners at the sold-out event.`
In other Queen B news, the Crazy in Love star has released a new promo shot for her forthcoming single, Girl (That Rule The World).
The shot shows Beyoncé posing with dark eye make-up, as the words “Who Run The World” are placed over her black and white image in blood red writing.
But it looks like Beyonce is hoping to reclaim her throne as the queen of the charts in her new video – quite literally.
Spotted filming her new video for the first single Girls from the album, the 29-year-old was wearing a huge gold crown.
She continued the regal theme with a red flag bearing her initial ‘B’ and lots of gold jewellery.
But giving her ensemble a bit of sex appeal, she opted for high-waisted hotpants and a grey bra instead of a royal robes.
Surrounded by dancers dressed in military-wear, it appears Beyonce is well equipped for her assault on the charts.
Her shoot in Los Angeles yesterday came after she was seen filming in the Mojave desert on Monday with African dancers. Impatient to see her new ideo…