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Sunday, March 20, 2011

After Dropping Father’s Studio, Beyonce to release New Album this June

Beyonce Knowles is certainly not his daddy’s little girl anymore when she decided to leave Knowles' Music World management which was owned by her father Matthew Knowles.

But after this shocking news about dropping his father as a manager without confirming any reason of doing so, Beyonce again shook the world as she announces that her new album is already set to release in June this News has said that the diva was secretly working with this album while she was still under her father’s management umbrella. It's also said that she's collaborating with Australian singer/songwriter Sia and producer/DJ/songwriter Diplo on her yet-to-be-titled record.

Since the album has no title yet, we can’t tell what would be the concept of her music videos, whether it would be a military themed with her back-ups dressed in military slim suits, or all for girl theme or something never before seen concept.

"Those songs, the best description I can give is groundbreaking. She's gone to another level”, said her staff.

But I was just wondering, now that her father won’t manage her career anymore, will her mom be her special occasion dress designer still?
I bet no one have ever asked that yet to Beyonce.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Beyonce’s Blackface Creates Controversy

The RnB ‘bootylicious’ superstar Beyonce Knowles is now in the midst of a controversy for posing in L’Official , a French magazine with her face darkened than her body to pay tribute to Fela Kuti, a Nigerian Musician and activist.
Inside the magazine, Beyonce wore different formal dresses with native African headdress and some ethnic costumes and hand-made charms.

The said cover gains positive and negative comments and observations from art critics and from the black community. Some have said that Beyonce is an artist and that the photo shoot is an art, and that she was picked to be the model because she is famous and she is a good exemplar. But many have criticized this act of Beyonce and interpreted the cover as racism issue rather than artistically manifestation of tribute. Here are some provocative comments from Black Community.

“Beyonce missed a great opportunity to make a big statement here. Instead of hopping on her husband's business to further promote Fela, she should have used the Blackface to comment on Racism and the entertainment business in America specifically. Imagine the impact she would have made if she said, I understand the impact blackface has historically and psychologically, but my purpose in doing this here is to initiate conversation. "Would I have had the career I have had if my skin looked more like this, had more melanin than I actually do? My talent is the same, my experience is the same and my passion is the same. Does color still matter?"

“This is the reason why black artists have been going to europe for decades To be socially free of Race & Gender Politics. When they realize they are going to be stereotyped they flip it around and use it to they at vantage Thats what the entire Play "Passing Strange" was about Look at old videos of Grace Jones such as "Slave to The Rhythm" the entire art of that video was poking fun of that as a teenage when that video came out. I clearly remember no black person under 30 was upset. It was a refreshing change and a in your face joke to the white establisment (i.e Fashion industry, showbiz industry)”

“This maybe also one of reasons we (women of color) don't have any fashion magazines in this country that isn't stuffy & not cutting edge. We black people have always had the larger society biting off our style from the Jazz age to Motown Supremes era. Therefore we should be the first ones to in brace anything Avant-Garde and Fashion Forward, and have aka poke fun at any and all stereotypes outsiders may have of us. Question: Do other groups of color spanish, asian, native americans particularly women worry about what whites think of them today in the 21century?”

“And all arguments of "it's art," makes me wonder why on earth would you paint a black woman darker, at all, for an "African" themed Fela tribute? If you wanted to make an African-American look more African, just hire an actual, living, breathing African model. There are plenty of them. All tall and skinny and all over the place. But none of those models, save maybe semi-retired fashion icon Iman, have a Beyonce level of face and name recognition. So, naturally, if you want an excuse to put Beyonce in your magazine, just have Beyonce in your magazine. But don't paint her in blackface and pretend like it's a tribute of some kind.”
With these negative comments that reached the publication, they have responded through this statement:
Via L’Official:
The Fashion magazine is about to celebrate its 90th birthday. To celebrate this anniversary, the festivities start with the March issue, with Beyoncé on the cover. She agreed to pose for an incredible fashion shoot, with the theme of African Queen, paying a tribute to the legendary Fela Kuti. Far from the glamorous Sasha Fierce, the beauty posed for the magazine with amazing fashion designers clothes, but also in a dress created by her mother. [It is] A return to her African roots, as you can see on the picture, on which her face was voluntarily darkened. All the pictures will be available in the collector edition, on sell at the end of this month.
The magazine is already in the newsstands now.

Sneak peek on the inside of the magazine. Beyonce is wearing one of Africans cultural cocktail dresses with larger than life head dress.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Fashion Fusion at the Grammys

It’s the 53rd Annual Grammy awards, Hollywood stars are strutting down everywhere at the Staples center in Los Angeles, California. Showing off their magnificent designer gowns and perfectly tailored high end suits.

Singer LeAnn Rimes wearing a 1930s inspired dress from designer Reem Acra. The sultry country singer exceeds elegance in this dress she gets two thumbs up in this one.

It’s no wonder seeing Jennifer Lopez strutting the red carpet in that super short skimpy dress that shows off her assets. She is smoking hot in this dress as fire on ice!

Soul Singer Seal and his wife model Heidi Klum looks fantastic as they pose for the Grammy’s. Heidi Klum is wearing a golden siren gown by Julien Macdonald. As a former model turned host, Heidi’s sultry body is perfect for formal dresses.

Justin Bieber love his sneaks, he wears it all the time even with his tux. The teen pop star never fails to amaze us with his charming good looks and style with this stark white tuxedo.

Young Disney star Selena Gomez looks absolutely gorgeous wearing a light golden J. Medel dress. I bet she looks more ravishing in Justin Bieber’s eyes.

Lady Gaga never fails to amuse us when she and her muscley crew arrived with a giant egg nest with her inside. That egg stunt delivers a lot of oohs and ahhs at the red carpet. Lady Gaga should’ve let her crew wear cocktail dresses instead.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Meet Esperanza Spalding: The Grammy’s New Artist Winner

Esperanza Spalding is the name that made millions of people in the blogosphere intereste about as she snatched the Grammy’s Award for best New Artist from wonder boy Justin Bieber.

This girl will definitely mark in the jazz industry and in the music history as a whole for being the first jazz artist to win that prestigious award.
Espalding’s music genre is purely concentrated on jazz music but she is also an excellent bassist and really has a unique and powerful voice.
Let’s take a leaf out of her biography to know more about her personal details.
Spalding was raised by a single mom in a place called King Neighborhood at Portland Oregon. She described this place as “ghetto” and “pretty scary” but hasn’t discussed further why she said that.

Her childhood days are pretty much interesting and something that is really touching because she suffered from a lengthy illness making her as one of those homeschooled kids. But at her young age, she really enjoys playing instruments like violin, guitar, oboe, clarinet and later on bass. Her mother was her personal voice trainer and has become her touring buddy when she was invited to play in some places.
With regard to her choice of dresses, this slim lady loves to wear rocker type of clothing and seldom will you see her in feminine dresses. That’s pretty cool!

Everybody is looking forward for more of Esperanza Spalding talent in music. But for now, she deserves applause for winning the Best New Artist Award.

Esperanza Spalding in a canary yellow prom dress during the 53rd Grammy Awards night.