Beyoncé made everyone’s day when she showed up to a Walmart in Tewksbury, Massachusetts and gave out gift cards. She gave every person in the store a $50 card, which totaled to $37,500, according to Daily News.
I love this photo. Look at the faces. It’s wonderful.
Why Walmart? Well, Bey is showing her support for them, since they are carrying her latest sneaky album. Target is not, because they’re all butthurt that she released the album online first. Boy did they ever screw up.
Keep working hard, Queen B!
December 21, 2013 at 12:00 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Beyoncé may have majorly dissed Rihanna if you believe the latest gossip that she didn’t invite Riri to her album release party. I believe that Rihanna was invited and just didn’t go. Or that Beyoncé only invited like, 6 people and it was last minute. Here’s the story from Popstop TV:
Beyonce had her album release party at Dave & Busters in NYC yesterday and sources can confirm that Rihanna was not there nor invited to the release party! Instead the “Pour It Up” singer went to a NYC club called the The PINK ELEPHANT which was literally about a mile away from Queen Bey’s party.
Okay, okay, wait, wait, wait. Beyoncé had her party at Dave & Busters? That is the least believable part of this whole story. Like, no way. I know she works really hard but couldn’t she have found someone to organize a party at a real venue? And Rihanna wouldn’t have gone anyway — there’s no strippers at Dave & Busters.
Can I tell you guys something? Between the two of them, I think I’d rather have Rihanna at my party. Beyoncé terrifies me. Who would you rather…have at your party?
December 20, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Beyoncé‘s unannounced self-titled album is absolutely smashing records left and right, and for good reason – it’s a damn good record, with a clever concept in the whole “visual album” thing. No one does it quite like Beyoncé, and no one’s more aware of that than the lady herself, who insists that she’s worked harder than anyone she knows to get everything she has (but that doesn’t really matter, because she still cares about Blue Ivy more than anything fame can bring).
“I have a lot of awards and I have a lot of these things that are amazing and I worked my ass off. I worked harder than probably anyone I know to get those things. But nothing feels like my child saying, ‘Mommy!’ Nothing feels like when I look my husband in the eyes.
“Nothing feels like I’m respected, when I get on the stage and see I’m changing people’s lives. Those are the things that matter, and at this point in my life, that’s what I’m striving for.”
I mean, that’s all pretty cliché, to be honest, but I’m sure that’s how she feels… except she would never give up fame, either. Also, I say this as a Bey fan, but girl… I don’t think you’ve worked harder than everyone else. I don’t doubt that she’s worked her ass off bigtime, but just because it’s paid off for her more than it has for some others who may not have had the same opportunities set up for them doesn’t make her work more respectable. IDK, let me not get too deep with Beyoncé here.
December 19, 2013 at 9:30 am by Jennifer
There’s not much commentary necessary for this one: Beyoncé‘s new album is slaying the charts, and the videos that came with it are certainly making their impact, as well. The most recent to be fully released is for the track ‘Drunk In Love’, in which Bey talks about “grinding on that wood” and “swerving on that wood” and basically getting fucked really well by Jay-Z. That’s sorta the theme of this album, in a lot of ways, and hey, whatever, to each her own.
I don’t even really know what to say here except that she looks amazing and she’s got me and girls all over the world doing squats and crunches like mad again. All in vain, of course, but a lady can dream.
December 17, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
There aren’t many stars out there who could put out an album, unannounced and out of nowhere, and still have it hit number one on the charts. And yet, that’s what Beyoncé‘s self-titled record, put overnight on Friday the 13th, is set to do. Early sales figures showed that the album sold 550,000 copies in the US alone in just three days. Oh snap!
Beyonce’s surprise self-titled album is all but guaranteed a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart this week. Industry sources suggest its sales have grown to over 550,000 in the U.S. through Saturday (14) night. The album may sell 600,000 by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, Dec. 15.
“Beyonce’s” expected debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, along with its official Nielsen SoundScan sales figure (through the end of the tracking week on Dec. 15), will be revealed mid-week.
I’m gonna be honest: you guys know I went off Beyoncé a couple of months back, not for any real reason but the fact that she kinda annoyed me by spamming my Instgram feed with her millions of photos of like, fans holding banners, which she titled “#my work”. I’m not sure why that grated on me, but it did. However, I’m back on the Beyoncé train full steam ahead after this album. It’s so trashy in places, so NOT radio friendly… and really, really fucking good. It’s gonna have girls wearing neon lipstick and applying for gym memberships in record numbers, seriously.
December 16, 2013 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
Everyone figured Beyoncé would be coming out with a new album at some point soon. After all, she’s been releasing songs here and there for months, so it had to be part of a bigger collection, right? Right. Only that album is here sooner than we think, as she never announced anything, just put it out on iTunes at midnight last night all nonchalantly.
Here’s the fun part: Beyoncé’s Beyoncé has 14 tracks, but it’s not just any kind of album… it’s a VISUAL album, and every song is actually a video too, so that you can experience the music just how Bey intended. I’m busy working so I can’t really sit and watch them now, but I’ll admit that I did actually pay for this thing on iTunes, so I hope it’s good.
I’m so torn on Beyoncé. I’ve always been a big fan, and what she’s accomplished is definitely to be admire. But sometimes lately it all just feels like too much. She’s trying too hard to be effortless, if that makes sense. She’s trying too hard to be “artistic” and “different”. Like, this “visual album” seems like something Kanye told her to do because he’s a pioneer and the new Andy Warhol or whatever. Something about it just doesn’t ring true, and I’m having a hard time reconciling that… but maybe that’s just my problem.
Have any of you bought the (visual) album? Will you?