A photo of a Columbia Records/Parkwood Entertainment memo with a track list and release date for a second secret Beyoncé album has been floating around Twitter and PLEASE GOD LET THIS BE REAL.
The rumored album would be Beyoncé Vol. II, and it would be sold coupled with last year’s Beyoncé. The memo mentions a 4-disc set that would include both albums, 28 music videos (18 from the first volume and 10 new videos), a DVD of the Mrs. Carter Tour, and a DVD of the “On the Run Tour” live from Paris. The release date is set for November 14 for iTunes and November 25 for physical copies. Keep reading »
Good morning! Hope your day is going great, and if it’s not, here’s a totally awesome mashup of Beyonce’s “XO” and Taylor Swift’s “Out of the Woods.” Diva doubledown! [via Jezebel]
Let it be clear: I have no desire to go back to school, UNLESS it is to take Rutgers University’s “Politicizing Beyoncé” class.
The course, which takes a look at Beyoncé’s songs, music videos and feminist advocacy, usually begins with a viewing of one of her music videos, and is followed by a discussion of readings and songs, and how they may tie into each other. Kevin Allred, the course’s lecturer, says he teaches the class because Beyoncé “provides a really good entry point to a lot of black feminist texts, so it’s a class about Beyoncé, but it’s also not a class about Beyoncé. It’s a class about black feminist history and black feminist theory, in the United States, especially.” Keep reading »
Beyoncé will be expanding her entertainment company, Parkwood, to include a new, as-yet-unnamed fashion line in partnership with Topshop, one of Bey’s favorite brands. It’ll be debuting for Fall 2015. Her previous fashion line, House of Dereon, was discontinued in 2012.
The new line isn’t just a celebrity collaboration with Topshop — the CEO of Topshop’s parent company Arcadia, Philip Green, said that it would be “a separate, proper business, with separate overhead and a separate office.” It’s going to be based around athletic wear with a high-fashion bent — which makes sense, since practically half the woman’s life is spent dancing and working out. Keep reading »