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Beyoncé urges voters to 'dismantle a racist and unequal system' in the US

The singer made a call to action as she was given a humanitarian BET award by Michelle Obama, who said ‘her activism demands justice for black lives’Beyoncé has been awarded the humanitarian award at the BET awards, using her speech to encourage viewers to vote “like our life depends on it” in the upcoming US election, and calling on them to “dismantle a racist and unequal system” in the country.Michelle Obama highlighted Beyoncé’s commitment to the black community before presenting her with the...
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Beyoncé urges Black community to 'vote like our life depends on it' in BET awards speech

The singer was awarded the humanitarian award by Michelle Obama, who said ‘her activism demands justice for Black lives’Beyoncé has been awarded the humanitarian award at the BET Awards, using her speech to encourage viewers to vote “like our life depends on it” in the upcoming US election.Michelle Obama highlighted Beyonce’s commitment to the Black community before presenting her with the award, saying: “You can see it in everything she does, from her music that gives voice to Black joy and Bla...
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Beyoncé Announces Black Is King Visual Album On Disney Plus

Beyoncé will release a new film project called Black Is King on 7/31, exclusively through Disney Plus. A trailer for the movie is out now. As Variety reports, Black Is King is a full-length visual album in the vein of 2016's Lemonade, based on the music of last year's The Lion King: The … More »
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Beyoncé Announces Black Is King Film On Disney Plus

Beyoncé will release a new film project called Black Is King on 7/31, exclusively through Disney Plus. A trailer for the movie is out now, and it sure looks like it could be a full-length visual album in the vein of 2016's Lemonade. That would fit with the theme of last weekend's "Black … More »
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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Every week the Stereogum staff chooses the five best new songs of the week (the eligibility period begins and ends Thursdays right before midnight). This week's countdown is below, and you can listen to a playlist of all our 5 Best Songs on Spotify. More »
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From Bowie to Beyoncé: Glastonbury's 50 greatest moments

Although Covid-19 scuppered Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary, organisers Michael and Emily Eavis discuss the moments that made it the world’s greatest festival – from the healing fields to StormzyGlastonbury festival’s first ever booking came from Michael Eavis serenading his cows with the Kinks. “I was playing Lola to them through a sound system in the milking parlour,” he says. “I’d been to Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music at Shepton Mallet showground, wandering in on the Sunday beca...
Tags: Music, Beyonce, Culture, Festivals, Glastonbury festival, Music Festivals, Lola, Michael, Glastonbury, Bowie, Jean, Shepton Mallet, Michael Eavis, Glastonbury Tor, Emily Eavis, COVID


The BET Awards celebrate 20th anniversary amid pandemic and protests against systemic racism

Back in April, BET Networks’ president Scott Mills and the producers of the annual BET Awards recognized they’d have to cancel its popular four-day BET Experience and free fan fest at L.A. Live due to the continued spread of coronavirus, but they were adamant that the actual awards ceremony would be presented in some capacity. The crew swiftly pivoted the BET Awards, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, to a virtual broadcast without a live audience. The show will be hosted by comedi...
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John Legend Made A More Interesting Album Than He Had To

The cognitive dissonance is strong. "The Edge" is a 1967 instrumental by David McCallum, the Scottish actor who once starred in the '60s spy show The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and who for nearly two decades has played Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard (yes that is really the character's name) on NCIS. It sounds like a grand, … More »
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Beyoncé Releases New Song “Black Parade” in Honor of Juneteenth

Surprise! Beyoncé just dropped a new song in honor of Juneteenth called “Black Parade.” In addition to the track, Beyoncé also unveiled the “Black Parade Route”—an online directory putting a huge spotlight on Black-owned artists and businesses through her BeyGOOD charity. “Happy Juneteenth Weekend! I hope we continue to share joy and celebrate each other, even in the midst of struggle. Please continue to remember our beauty, strength and power,” Beyoncé wrote on Instagram. “Being Black is your a...
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Beyoncé – “Black Parade”

Beyoncé dropped a surprise new song tonight in honor of Juneteeth. It's called "Black Parade." No, it has nothing to do with My Chemical Romance -- it's a call to "show Black love." (Also, she informs us that she charges her crystals in a full moon.) "Black Parade" is the first new Beyoncé song since … More »
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Beyoncé Demands Justice For Breonna Taylor In Open Letter To Kentucky Attorney General

Beyoncé has published an open letter on her website addressed to Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron. In it, she calls for swift justice for Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old woman who was murdered by Louisville police officers executing a no-knock search warrant at her apartment in March. Last week, the Louisville city council voted … More »
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Beyoncé Pens Letter to Kentucky Attorney General Demanding Charges for Cops Who Killed Breonna Taylor

Beyoncé is using her influence to demand justice for Breonna Taylor. The singer wrote and posted an open letter on her official website addressed to Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron calling for charges to be brought against the three police officers involved in the murder of Breonna Taylor. In her letter, Queen Bey pointed out that it’s been over THREE months since plainclothes officers with the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) barged into Taylor’s home with a “no-knock” warrant...
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Watch The Obamas’ Virtual Graduation Event With Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, & More

Barack and Michelle Obama are hosting a virtual graduation ceremony today to honor those leaving school as part of the Class Of 2020. It was originally supposed to happen on Saturday, but was rescheduled to observe a memorial service for George Floyd that was held in North Carolina yesterday. More »
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Beyoncé Demands More Charges In George Floyd Killing: “We All Witnessed His Murder”

Beyoncé is the latest star to speak out in the wake of George Floyd's death. In a video posted on Instagram yesterday, she encourages everyone to sign the Justice For George Floyd petition, which Forbes reports is the most popular change.org petition ever in the US. (It looks like it will … More »
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Beyoncé Demands Justice for George Floyd’s Death: “We’re Broken & Disgusted, No More Senseless Killings”

Beyoncé has joined the growing list of celebrities speaking out against the death of George Floyd at the hands of former police officer Derek Chauvin. In a rare move, the singer took to Instagram Friday night (May 20) and shared a personal video message of her demanding justice for Floyd’s death. “We need justice for George Floyd. We all witnessed his murder in broad daylight. We’re broken and we’re disgusted. We cannot normalize this pain,” Beyoncé said in the minute-long clip. “I’m not only sp...
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Megan Thee Stallion & Beyoncé’s “Savage” Remix Is The #1 Song In America

In recent weeks, the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 has been a hot potato, with a big and flashy new record storming in every week to seize the title. Drama has ensued. Last week, the Justin Bieber/Ariana Grande duet "Stuck With U" debuted at #1, incurring the wrath of Tekashi 6ix9ine, … More »
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Carly Rae Jepsen’s Joyous Low-Stakes Rom-Com Continues Unfettered

The television landscape in this era of Peak TV comprises many overlapping tiers and ecosystems. Within this moment of seemingly infinite choice, there are genres -- dramas, comedies, talk shows, reality shows -- but more importantly, there are target audiences. The style, subject, and stars of a program are not meaningless, but the more important … More »
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Lana Del Rey Is Fed Up With Critics Who Say She Glamorizes Abuse

Lana Del Rey buried the lede. This morning, Del Rey announced the impending release of her next album, the follow up to 2019's astonishing Norman Fucking Rockwell! The new LP doesn't have a title yet, but it does have a release date: 9/5. More »
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Lana Del Rey Announces New Album, Ignites Stan Wars

Lana Del Rey buried the lede. This morning, Del Rey announced the impending release of her next album, the follow up to 2019's astonishing Norman Fucking Rockwell! The new LP doesn't have a title yet, but it does have a release date: 9/5. More »
Tags: Music, Lana Del Rey, Beyonce, News, Lorde, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, Kehlani, Cardi B, Del Rey, Camila Cabello, Doja Cat


Lana Del Rey hits back at critics who say she 'glamorises abuse'

The singer-songwriter said ‘there has to be a place in feminism for women who look and act like me’, citing her lyrics on ‘submissive roles’Lana Del Rey has hit out at the accusations that she “glamorises abuse” that have trailed her throughout her decade-long career. In a lengthy text post to her Instagram account, the 34-year-old singer criticised “female writers and alt singers” who she says have blamed her “minor lyrical exploration detailing my sometimes submissive or passive roles in my re...
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Doja Cat & Nicki Minaj Both Score First #1 Single on Billboard Hot 100 With “Say So” Remix

Congrats are certainly in order for Doja Cat and Nicki Minaj … who both earned their first No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 with the remix to “Say So!” The song, which was No. 6 last week, received a huge boost thanks to its new remix featuring Nicki Minaj. Megan Thee Stallion and Beyoncé’s “Savage” remix trails right behind the “Say So” remix at No. 2, marking the first time two female rappers have held both the No. 1 AND No. 2 spots. The feat also marks the first time ever two female rapp...
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Doja Cat’s “Say So” Tops Hot 100, Giving Nicki Minaj Her First #1

Doja Cat's "Say So" remix featuring Nicki Minaj is the new #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100. The track jumps up from the #6 spot. It beat out Megan Thee Stallion's "Savage" remix with Beyoncé, which is now at #2 after rising from #4. More »
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Kehlani Was Good, And Now She’s Great

With one quatrain buried deep into her new album It Was Good Until It Wasn't, Kehlani Parrish offers what could be a mission statement for her career so far: "I got bodies I'ma take to the grave/ I got girls I wanna give my last name/ No regrets, don't got no shame/ Playin' no games, … More »
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Donald Glover Joins Disney Family Singalong, Community Table Read Livestream

Last month, ABC aired a program called The Disney Family Singalong where they got a bunch of famous people, including Beyoncé and Ariana Grande, to sing along to Disney songs while holed up in their homes for self-isolation. More »
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Betty Wright, US soul, funk and R&B singer, dies aged 66

Singer with remarkable vocal range had been sampled by generations of hip-hop and R&B artists, including Beyoncé and Mary J BligeThe soul, funk and R&B singer Betty Wright, celebrated across pop genres for her remarkable vocal prowess, has died aged 66. The cause of death was not immediately known but Wright’s niece confirmed the news, writing on Twitter: “Sleep in peace aunty Betty Wright. Fly high angel.” Continue reading...
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Actress Hailee Steinfeld Does A Decent Pop Star Impersonation

Hailee Steinfeld was precocious from the start. At just 14 years old, Steinfeld scored an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the Coen brothers' 2010 True Grit remake. None of her gigs in the decade since have dripped with quite so much prestige, but appearances in films like the … More »
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