Beyoncé “Haunted” by Madonna

The pop music world is all aglow over Beyonce dropping her fifth studio album with no announcement or warning. 
Titled Beyoncé, is available on iTunes. With 14 songs and 17 videos, the project is being referred to as “The Visual Album.”
“I see music,” Beyoncé said in a video announcement on her Facebook page. “It’s more than just what I hear. When I’m connected to something, I immediately see a visual or a series of images that are tied to a feeling or an emotion, a memory from my childhood, thoughts about life, my dreams or my fantasies. And they’re all connected to the music.” 
She also released 30-second previews so you can see what it is you’re buying.  The video clip below, “Haunted,” is clearly inspired by Madonna’s “Justify My Love” video featuring Beyonce walking down the hallway of a hotel filled with exotic, sexy creatures.

Beyonce pulled off-stage by fan at concert in Sao Paulo

An overly excited fan pulled Beyoncé off the stage and into the crowd last night at a concert last night in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

As Beyoncé sits on the end of the platform she was performing on, he literally reaches up and pulls her into the crowd.

From the NY Daily News:

Meanwhile scores of security surround the man and fellow concert goers appear to rough him up for the inappropriate move. Surprisingly, Beyoncé comes to his defense!

She tells her security that “it’s okay,” letting the man stay in the venue. She later asks him his name, then warmly tells him “I love you” before continuing on with her concert, as the crowd cheers.

I appreciate that fans enjoy their idols, but this could have been very scary. Props to Beyoncé for being so cool.

(via Towleroad)

Madonna – “Secret Project” to be unveiled soon?

Madonna may be prepping to unveil a new song that has been referred to as “Secret Project” within her camp of compadres. The project is rumored to be a civil rights song and video addressing women’s empowerment.

The debut could come this weekend at the Sound of Change Live concert, a global charity event for female empowerment broadcast globally from London, England.

From the Examiner:

Madonna shot the video for her secret project last December and recorded a new song that deals with feminist power earlier this year. The name of the song was tentatively titled “Back of the Bus,” but that could change in the final version. It is said to be one of the most powerful ballads Madonna has haver come up with. It compares the struggle women face around the world with the Civil Rights Movement that started in the 1950s.

Madonna has always been an outspoken advocate for women’s rights as well as gay rights. In the 1980s, when gay men were dropping like flies because of AIDS, Madonna preached tolerance through her albums, videos, and concert performances. She risked her career by defending the gay community, but gave them a much needed voice at a time when even our own president, Ronald Reagan, was homophobic.

Madonna has a special place in her heart for empowering young women. In 1989, she released the song “Express Yourself,” which became an anthem for women’s rights.

The four hour concert, which begins at 1:00 p.m. EDT, will include inspirational and provocative films and stories highlighting women’s issues around the world.


Beyonce HBO Documentary Teaser

Beyoncé is directing and executive producing a new HBO documentary that will give fans a better look into her life. The special will include personal footage, some of which was shot by Beyoncé on her laptop, and home movies that sheds light on her childhood in Houston, revealing the close bond she built with her family and charts the challenges Beyoncé felt when she decided to manage her career and build her own company.

The film will also show intense physical and emotional demands she goes through in the studio, preparing for live performances, running a business, and her family life including her return to the spotlight after the birth of her daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, in January.

The feature-length film will debut on February 16, 2013.


Beyonce to perform at Super Bowl halftime show

Beyonce to perform at Super Bowl halftime show

A source familiar with Super Bowl XLVII told The Associated Press the Grammy-winning diva will take the stage at the halftime show on Feb. 3, 2013, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

The source spoke on condition of anonymity because that person wasn’t authorized to publicly reveal the information.

Beyonce has previously sung the national anthem at Super Bowl XXVIII in 2004.