“Strong enough to bear the children, then get back to business…” – Beyoncé
If you thought motherhood would slow Beyoncé down, think again. The international superstar has two albums in the works for 2012, according to singer-songwriter Ryan Tedder.
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.
Katy Perry continues her dominance on the Billboard charts. Teenage Dream becomes the first album to score seven No. 1s on Billboard’s Billboard’s Dance/Club Play Songs chart, as “The One That Got Away” vaults 3-1.
With a DVD to promote, Beyoncé talks babies with Katie Couric during her 20/20 interview. Airing December 2, Katie puts Knowles in the hot seat asking her about motherhood, her career, and the gender of her unborn baby. The interview coincides with the release of Live at Roseland: Elements of 4, which is available in stores now. Watch the teaser below.
The machine known as Beyonce just doesn’t know when to have a seat. Even while on “break,” she continues to flood our airwaves and television screens. After the sudden release of a music video for “Why Don’t You Love Me,” another clip from the Sasha Fierce era has surfaced– an alternate music video for “Halo“.
The Ryan Tedder-produced track served as the third single from I Am…Sasha Fierce and peaked at #5 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles chart last summer. “Halo” also won Knowles a Grammy Award for ‘Best Pop Female Vocal Performance‘ back in January. Now an alternate version of the video has made its way to the net. The second music video to premiere online in two weeks means only one thing —Knowles has a new project to promote. Word has it, Beyonce is gearing up for the release of her new live DVD.
The alternate music video for “Halo” is more cinematic than the original and gives more of a story than its predecessor. Clips from the alternate version were used in the packaging for her Above and Beyonce Video Anthology. One can only wonder why this version wasn’t release in the first place. Nonetheless, fans of the talented singer will enjoy the clip while those who wish her harm are sure to cringe at the sight of her name.
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has named Beyoncé the Top-Selling Artist of the Decade.
With 64 total gold and platinum certifications including albums, digital songs, master ringtones and music videos; the 28 year-old entertainer earned the title of ‘Top-Selling Artist’.
Pictures of Beyoncé with her six Grammy’s have finally hit the net.
The singer now holds the record for most wins by a female artist in one night; the previous record was five wins, held by six artists, also including Beyoncé.
Including her wins with Destiny’s Child, Beyoncé has 16 Grammy Awards, placing her third behind Aretha Franklin and Alison Krauss for most wins by a female artist.
Beyoncé covers the February issue of Allure Magazine and tells the mag, she wants children…just not yet.