Beyoncé has unveiled new track ‘Bow Down/I Been On’.
The singer released the song yesterday (March 17th) on her official Tumblr page.
The second half of the track includes the instrumental featured in the singer’s O2 Priority campaign for tickets to her upcoming world tour. It is rumoured to have been produced by Hit-Boy.
It is not known whether ‘Bow Down/I Been On’ will be the first single to be taken from the star’s upcoming fifth studio album. No release details for the record have been announced.
The new LP will be Beyoncé’s first release since 2011’s 4 and follows her headline half-time show at this year’s Super Bowl in February.
The singer’s representatives refused to comment on a leaked tracklist for her as-yet-untitled album, which included collaborations with Rihanna, Justin Timberlake and Lady GaGa.
‘The Mrs Carter Show’ world tour kicks off in Belgrade, Serbia on April 15 before reaching the UK on April 26. The singer will play 13 UK and Ireland dates, including six shows at London’s O2 Arena in May.
Listen to ‘Bow Down/I Been On’ below but I must say, we’re not 100% convinced!
Justin Timberlake says he has “a lot of songs” with Jay-Z, credits the rapper for organizing their upcoming tour.
Fans of Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake’s popular “Suit & Tie” collab may have Beyonce to thank for the collaboration. During his appearance on BET’s 106 & Parkearlier in the week, Justin revealed that the record came about thanks to a “mistake” made by the songstress.
Justin also shared that he has a number of songs recorded with Jay-Z and hopes eventually they’ll see the light of day.
“Well, ‘Suit & Tie’ really came about – I was with Tim and we were working on some stuff for Beyonce,” said Justin in a video posted on HipHop-n-More.com. “And she made the mistake of letting Jay and I have another room at the studio. So actually, I don’t wanna give too much away, but we’ve done a lot of songs together. Hopefully, those will find a way to see the light of day.”
On top of the pair’s The 20/20 Experience collab, Jay-Z and Justin will also embark on their “Legends Of The Summer” tour later in the year. While speaking on the tour, Justin didn’t hesitate in giving props to Jay-Z for actually implementing an idea that initially seemed like merely a thought.
“Then we just started talking about how much we share a lot of the same producers and what it would be like to do a couple of shows together. And originally it started off as just kind of a novelty type of idea and we were laughing about it,” the crooner explained. “And Jay being the entrepreneurial magician that he is, [it] seemed like the next week…It was like he had a whole list, ‘I have these stadiums we can do if you’re available.’ And I was like, ‘What?’ And then we just started talking about it and then we thought ‘why not?’”
Rihanna has admitted that she is in competition with fellow singer Beyonce as she claims women are naturally jealous of each other’s success.
The 24-year-old Bajan star made an appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show in which she addressed talk of the endless competition between herself and other musicians such as Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Beyonce.
“There will always be a competition,” she told Jonathan. “That is why I feel like women are becoming so dominant in music right now because we are very competitive beings and we cannot stand to see another woman do better than us. That bothers us a lot.”
“As much as guys have egos, our egos are a little bigger, we are just a lot better at hiding them.”
But surely Rih Rih is running the show right now over Bey right? Gaga is clearly in a league of her own so good luck with that one Rih!
Jay-Z gave an emotional performance last night of his new track ‘Glory,’ recorded especially for his daughter Blue Ivy, during his historic performance at Carnegie Hall.
The hip-hop mogul performed the first of two shows at the prestigious venue in association with his Shawn Carter Foundation. Taking to the stage in a white tuxedo, Jay received a standing ovation before he launched into ‘PSA,’ ‘Thank You’ and ‘Heart of the City,’ accompanied by a 36-piece orchestra.
He was also joined on stage by Alicia Keys for ‘Empire State Of Mind’ and Nas for ‘N.Y. State Of Mind.’
Nas and Alicia also collaborated on ‘If I Ruled The World (Imagine That),’ before Jay gave a performance of heartfelt ‘Glory.’
“I didn’t think I was gonna make it through that one. That was tough,” Hov told the audience of the song he wrote for newborn daughter Blue last month.
Also in attendance was Jay’s wife Beyonce, who looked incredible in a red figure-hugging dress, showing off her post-birth body.
Pop star Beyonce looks set looks to be honoured with a monument in her hometown of Houston, Texas.
Developers at Armdeonce Ventures are designing a statue which will highlight the singer’s life and showcase memorabilia from her career.
CEO of the company, Marcus Mitchell, tells My Fox Houston, “Our biggest thing is a lot of people get honoured when they die, so our goal is to why not honour people why they’re still here? We felt as though it’s her time to be honoured. We wanted to construct, like, a massive hall so as the doors open, if you donated to the monument, you’ll have a separate nameplate.
“There will be clips of Beyonce with Destiny’s Child and wardrobe like a mini museum. We’ve gotten support from the city of Houston, from the mayor.”
Proceeds from the site will be donated to a number of charitable organisations, including Music for America and Beyonce’s Survivor Foundation, which offers relief to victims of natural disasters.
Bosses are hoping to unveil the project on 4 September – the same day as Beyonce’s birthday.