Beyoncè is the latest of Frank Ocean’s peers to show their support for the singer-songwriter, who revealed earlier this week that his first love was a man.
On her website, the “Crazy in Love” singer posted a black-and-white picture of Ocean with a poem of sorts, acknowledging his bravery and courage. “Be fearless / Be honest / Be generous / Be brave / Be poetic / Be open / Be free / Be yourself / Be in love / Be happy / Be inspiration,” she wrote.
Beyoncè shared a similar sentiment last year in an interview with Pridesource.com, showing her admiration for the LGBT community. “If anyone is brave and true to themselves, it’s my gay fans. The amount of confidence and fearlessness it takes to do what maybe is not what your parents expect you to do or what society may think is different – to be brave and be different and to be yourself – is just so beautiful. It’s the most beautiful thing you can be, and it’s what we all want to be at the end of the day. And not worrying about satisfying or becoming what other people think you’re supposed to be, that’s like the ultimate dream – to just be that brave.”
- New Music: Frank Ocean – “Sweet Life” (worldaccordingtomonte.com)
As I type this post, a few thousand are watching Beyoncè make her triumphant return to the stage, at opening night of her shows at Revel Resorts in Atlantic City.
Thankfully, those in attendance were gracious enough to snap a few pics of Queen Bey rocking out.
Get your first look at Blue Ivy’s mother back to business below.
Earlier this week, Beyoncé was named this year’s ‘World’s Most Woman’ by People magazine. With the issue now available on newsstands, here’s your chance to see Queen B’s full spread. As always, the “Love On Top” singer keeps things sexy but also classy. Peep the pics below.
We can all agree that Beyoncé is one of the world’s most beautiful women, but now it’s official! The international superstar and new mom has been named ‘World’s Most Beautiful Woman’ by People magazine.
People’s senior editor Alexis Chiu revealed the cover girl this morning (April 25) on TODAY. She told Matt Lauer and Ann Curry that Beyoncé is “flawless, she’s gorgeous, she’s at the top of her game career-wise, she’s this music icon at 30 years old and on top of it she has this glow going on … She’s a new mom.” Though its Beyoncé’s first time winning the crown, this marks her ninth time on the list.
Inside the double cover issue, the “Run The World” singer opens up about the birth of her daughter, Blue Ivy. “I feel more beautiful than I’ve ever felt because I’ve given birth. I have never felt so connected, never felt like I had such a purpose on this earth,” she said.
You can read the full interview with the issue hits newsstands on April 27th.
From the Vault
“Crazy in Love” (Live at Glastonbury 2011)
It took a minute, but Beyoncé finally scores a number one single from her underrated album, 4. In its 26th week, “Love on Top” dethrones Drake’s “The Motto” to take the lead on Billboard’s Top Hip-Hop/R&B Songs chart.
With 16 wins and 44 nominations, Beyoncé is the third most honored woman in GRAMMYs history. After winning three with Destiny’s Child, Beyoncé tied the record for most wins (five) in a single night by a female artist in 2004. In 2010, she surpassed the record when she won six awards, including Song of the Year and Best R&B Female Vocal Performance for “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” and Best Pop Female Vocal Performance for “Halo.”
At just 30-years old, she ranks third for most honored female performers behind Alison Krauss (26) and Aretha Franklin (18), and ties second for most-nominated female artist in Grammy history with 44, behind Dolly Parton, with 45 nominations.
In addition to a trio of solo performances, Knowles has also graced the GRAMMYs stage with Prince and Tina Turner. In 2004, she performed a ‘Purple Rain‘ Medley with Prince, which incorporated her hit single “Crazy In Love.” To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the GRAMMYs, she joined forces with the legendary Tina Turner, performing Turner’s classic “Proud Mary.”
Watch Beyoncé perform the “Purple Rain” Medley with Prince at the 46th Grammy Awards in 2004 below.
Lifted as the lead single to her fourth studio album, “Get Right” is perhaps the brightest gem in Jennifer Lopez’s catalog. Produced by Rich Harrison, the man behind Amerie’s “1 Thing” and Beyoncé’s “Crazy in Love,” “Get Right” is notable for its use of a horn sample from James Brown’s “Soul Power ’74.” Peaking just outside the top 10 at No. 12 on the Hot 100, “Get Right” became J.Lo’s first chart-topper in Britain since 2001’s “Love Don’t Cost a Thing.”
Did You Know? “Get Right” received four nominations at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards: Best Dance Video, Best Direction, Best Choreography, and Best Editing.
Beyoncé’s UK fans were in for a treat last night as ITV1 aired Beyoncé’s ‘A Night with Beyoncé‘ TV special. Filmed in July, Beyoncé performed some of her biggest hits including “Crazy In Love,” “Irreplaceable,” “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It),” and “End of Time” from 4. The mom-to-be also answered questions from fans in the audience. Watch the full concert below.