#NEWMUSIC: “BEYONCÉ” | FREE “THE MRS. CARTER SHOW” SEAT UPGRADE IN TORONTO
Only you, Queen B! Beyoncé just about shocked all of us by dropping her fifth Studio Disc only a few minutes before midnight. The Disc, which admittedly fell off our radars after Promo Single Grown Woman surfaced earlier this year, is a self-titled Disc and is described by the Entertainment Magnate as “a visual Album”, which she feels enables her to “speak directly to her Fans”.
Beyoncé features 14 new Tracks and 17 – yes 17 – Music Videos, including one for Grown Woman even though it doesn’t surface as an actual Album Track.
On the Disc are Collaborations with the likes of Frank Ocean, Toronto’s Drake and her Husband, Jay-Z. It even features a Collaboration with Daughter Blue Ivy.
Preview Snippets of Beyoncé and purchase it right here.
Also, for those of you in Toronto attending her The Mrs. Carter Show at Air Canada Centre next Monday, December 16, 2013, remember that she is partnering with Goodwill to give Fans a chance to get free upgrades on their seats into her #Beyhive!
All you have to do is bring a donation with you: old clothes, toys and small household items between 7:00 – 8:00 PM to get a qualifying sticker. Follow @GOODWILLTECNO for more!
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#GRAMMYS: THE BLACK KEYS LEAD THE WAY WITH FOUR WINS
The Music Industry’s Who’s Who gathered at Staples Center in Los Angeles tonight for the 55th annual GRAMMY Awards. Ohio-formed Band The Black Keys came away the Evening’s top Winners with a total four Grammys tonight including Best Rock Album, El Camino and Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance with Lonely Boy. Dan Auerbach who comprises one half of the Duo, won Best Producer, Non-Classical also; prior the Band had won three Grammys.
Winning coveted Song of the Year were New York-based Newcomers fun. featuring Janelle Monáe with their Hit Single, We Are Young. Oddsmakers at Ladbrokes nailed it, making the Tune the odds-on choice to win in the Category. The Trio also won Best New Artist.
Australian Sensation Gotye also won big tonight for Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance with his massive Hit Somebody That I Used to Know (ft. Kimbra), while also taking home Best Alternative Music Album for stateside debut, Making Mirrors. Typically, the Winner of Song of the Year wins Record of the Year, so this was a breaking of the mold.
British Folk Sensations Mumford & Sons won Album of the Year with their Disc Babel and also, Best Long Form Music Video for Big Easy Express. The Disc is also nominated for Album of the Year at the forthcoming BRIT Awards in their native UK.
Although she didn’t win Song of the Year with her hit What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger), a recently-engaged Kelly Clarkson wins her third Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album for her 2012 Disc, Stronger. Equally a Powerhouse Vocalist, Adele won her ninth Grammy for Best Pop Solo Performance with Set Fire to the Rain from former Album of the Year, 21.
Jay-Z and Kanye West as their Duo Watch the Throne won three Grammys for their Collaboration, N***s in Paris for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance and also No Church in the Wild (ft. Frank Ocean and The Dream) for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. Ocean also won for Best Urban Contemporary Album with his Channel Orange, while Mrs. Carter herself Beyoncé, won Best Traditional R&B Performance with Love on Top. Toronto’s Drake was awarded Best Rap Album for Take Care, his sophomore effort.
American Idol Winner Carrie Underwood added two more Grammys to her collection, winning Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song for Blown Away.
Check-out some of the fashion from the Grammys tonight below! Clearly Rihanna was the Belle of the Ball in Azzedine Alaia.
See the full list of Winners here.
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