On December 13th, 2013 our lives were changed forever. And if for some reason you live under a rock and don’t know already – Beyoncé shocked the world and dropped her surprise self-titled album after two and a half years since her last record. The “visual album” has a whopping 14 songs and 17 videos. My reaction to the news was kinda like this.
Since, the album has shattered the iTunes’ record for fastest selling album of all time – with an astonishing 828, 773 copies in just three days. The album also broke the record for U.S. first-week album sales, with 617, 213 units sold in America. She managed to do this without any promotion or warning whatsoever, which until now was absolutely unheard of. With that said, are we actually surprised? Beyoncé does what Beyoncé wants. And just like that, she has reinvented how we listen to music.
For the past two months or so I have been taking a TV Hosting/Broadcasting class, where I met Eman – and we instantly bonded over our love for Bey (duh). Being the die-hard Beyoncé fans that we are, we decided to record our thoughts about the surprise album. What was supposed to be just a few minutes of discussion turned into over 30 minutes of us dancing, laughing and chatting about all things Beyoncé. And trust me, we still had PLENTY more to say. But alas, ain’t nobody got time for that. Eman graciously got it down to about 13 minutes, which we know, is still too long but we are passionate about our girl Bey…so please bear with us! XO
Why is everyone freaking out about B’s new song? We should all realize by now that this is Beyoncé’s world, and we mere peons are just living in it. LOL @ anyone who thinks his or her opinion is going to stop Bey from doing her thing. Looking at you, Rush Limbaugh.
Respect the Queen, y’all.
JT has officially brought sexy back, and it doesn’t look like he’s stopping anytime soon. Like almost everyone else, I’ve been listening to his new album “The 20/20 Experience” on repeat since being released. I’ve heard some complaints about the songs being too long, but I say the more JT the merrier. And as if one wasn’t enough, JT confirmed that a follow-up album is not only in the works, but has already been recorded. With all of this new music, it seems only right that he partner up with none other than Jay-Z to co-headline a stadium tour this summer, starting on July 17 in Toronto. He has also been rumored to be in the running for the role of Daddy Warbux in the remake of “Annie,” produced by Will Smith and Jay-Z and will star Quvenzhane Wallis from “Beasts of a Southern Wild.” Not entirely sure how I feel about a sexy Daddy Warbux – but I guess we will just have to wait and see! Regardless, I love Justin just as much as I did when he looked like this.
Before “The 20/20 Experience” was released, JT put out two singles – “Suit & Tie” and “Mirrors.” According to HuffPost, the song and the music video for “Mirrors” are dedicated to Timberlake’s grandparents, William and Sadie. William passed away last year, and the song serves as a retelling of their love story. AW!
Aside from “Suit & Tie” and “Mirrors,” some of my other favorites from the new record include:
1. Tunnel Vision
2. Spaceship Coupe
3. Let the Groove Get In
4. Pusher Love Girl
Obsessed with these two sisters who are absolutely the cutest and could sing the alphabet and it’d still be amazing. I’ve loved watching them grow over the past year, as they successfully used their popularity on YouTube to land starring roles on the TV hit series, Nashville. Here are a few of my favorite covers by the duo. I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for both of these talented artists. In the meantime, I’m still trying to figure our why I’m not the third Stella sister.