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Hillary Clinton on Beyonce's 'Lemonade': 'It's Great'

May 25, 2016

Hillary Clinton visited The Ellen DeGeneres Show for an interview that airs Wednesday, with the Democratic candidate discussing a variety of topics from potential vice president picks to her admiration for Beyoncé's Lemonade. "I have seen...

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Summer 2016's 30 Hottest Tours

May 24, 2016

In the coming months, a massive array of major artists will take to the road or continue in-progress trips. In addition to tours from pop royalty (Beyoncé, Adele) and resurgent rockers (Guns N' Roses, Blink-182), many acts are pooling their resources...

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Watch Ellen Spoof 'Becky' From Beyonce's 'Lemonade'

May 13, 2016

"Becky? I have to go ... But I do love what you're doing with your hair – it looks good," said Ellen DeGeneres in her spoof of Lemonade. The talk show host, along with comedian Wanda Sykes, imagined their roles in Beyonce's audio-visual...

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Hear Michael Brown's Mother on 'Regal' Beyonce Cameo

May 11, 2016

One of the most poignant chapters of Beyoncé's visual album Lemonade paid tribute to Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin and Eric Garner who were killed by U.S. police. Beyonce's direction was that the mothers of these men appear "regal,"...

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Beyonce Adds Formation Tour Dates for Fall

May 5, 2016

Due to popular demand, Beyoncé has added extra shows in North America to her Formation World Tour. The September and October dates will follow the European leg of her trek. The eight extra stops will hit various southern and coastal cities,...

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Making 'Lemonade': Inside Beyonce's New Masterpiece

April 28, 2016

Beyoncé's Lemonade, released on April 23rd, was a triumph of sound and storytelling, an intense and adventurous "visual album" (accompanied by an hourlong film) about race, infidelity and marital meltdown. It was also a marvel of project management....

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Beyonce Stuns With 'Lemonade' Debuts, Rousing Hits in Miami

April 28, 2016

How does a queen get in formation? First, she books 41 concerts across 15 countries. She then fills 36,742 seats in the 305 on opening night. Three days before showtime, she drops a 12-song album and hour-long movie and causes a sonic boom online. She...

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Father John Misty: 'I Went Crazy' on Beyonce's 'Lemonade'

April 26, 2016

It took a lot of hands to squeeze out a powerhouse album like Beyonce's Lemonade. The credits on the pop star's sixth album, which dropped over the weekend via streaming service Tidal and in a docu-style HBO special, show that there were 72...

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How Beyonce's 'Lemonade' Reclaims Rock's Black Female Legacy

April 26, 2016

"The most disrespected person in America is the black woman," Malcolm X says in a sample used on Beyoncé's Lemonade. "The most unprotected person in America is the black woman. The most neglected person in America is the black woman."...

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See 'White Man' Stephen Colbert Explain Beyonce's 'Lemonade'

April 26, 2016

After waiting 48 hours following the bombshell arrival of Beyoncé's Lemonade Saturday night, the late-night shows were eager to discuss the singer's new LP on their Monday night programs, especially Late Show's Stephen Colbert. "This...

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Ezra Koenig Explains Writing Credit on Beyonce's 'Lemonade'

April 25, 2016

Ezra Koenig gave details on his surprising writing credit on Beyoncé's Lemonade track "Hold Up" alongside Diplo, Father John Misty and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. The Vampire Weekend singer hinted at a long road to the song's construction when he responded...

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Beyonce's Stunning Cover of Prince's 'The Beautiful Ones'

May 10, 2016

Beyoncé paid tribute to Prince when she reprised her cover of the Purple Rain ballad "The Beautiful Ones" at the Dallas stop of her Formation World Tour. The singer most famously covered the song at Glastonbury in 2011. Beyoncé belted...

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On the Charts: Beyonce's 'Lemonade' Stirs Up Number One

May 1, 2016

Beyoncé's surprise new album Lemonade stormed to Number One on the Billboard 200 on the strength of the best-selling week of 2016. Since debuting April 23rd on HBO – and after a period of Tidal streaming exclusivity before it became...

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Watch Beyonce's Touching Tributes to Prince, Vanity

April 28, 2016

Beyoncé paid tribute to Prince at the opening night of her Formation World Tour in Miami Wednesday. The singer performed a medley of Purple Rain songs with the deceased musician at the 2004 Grammy Awards. For a moment when Beyoncé wasn't...

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How Beyonce's 'Lemonade' Exposes Inner Lives of Black Women

April 28, 2016

Lemonade continues Beyoncé Knowles' longstanding engagement with black Southern regionalism. The video album writes black women back into national, regional and diasporic histories by making them the progenitors and rightful inheritors of...

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Beyonce's 'Lemonade': A Guide to Samples and Credits

April 26, 2016

Many of Beyoncé's collaborators in Lemonade's long list of credits aren't collaborators at all. Her sixth album makes strategic use of samples and interpolations, wedding older references and new, with a purposefulness that transforms the source...

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Beyoncé's 'Daddy Lessons': Her Americana Moment?

April 26, 2016

Beyoncé's "Daddy Lessons" starts in New Orleans but quickly jets to her hometown of Houston, making for what some are calling her first country song. The track, from the music icon's surprise Lemonade album released over the weekend, begins...

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Watch James Corden's 'Lemonade'-Inspired Monologue

April 26, 2016

James Corden explored the trials and tribulations of creating a late-night monologue in a parody of Beyoncé's Lemonade on The Late Late Show Monday. Corden dutifully recreated numerous shots from the pop star's HBO special while recounting in...

Album Review

Lemonade

April 25, 2016

What does it mean for Beyoncé to drop a new surprise album on the world within days of a giant like Prince leaving us? It's a welcome reminder that giants still walk among us. Lemonade is an entire album of emotional discord and marital...

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