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Tidal – the Jay Z-backed music streaming service, launches today at 5 p.m. EST with a Carter press conference in New York. The social media takeover is in full swing, with a bright blue avatar popping up all over Instagram and Twitter. And there’s even a musical Justice League video Alicia Keys first posted (it’s spreading fast) – I counted Bey and Kanye (obviously), Chris Martin, Jason Aldean, Daft Punk, Calvin Harris, Madonna, Nicki Minaj, Jack White, with Usher, Alicia, Regine Chassagne and Win Butler (I think?) on webcam. Full Story
If it was a long weekend for you as it was for me (Family Day in parts of Canada/Presidents Day in the US), I hope you’re rested. Because, finally, it’s Oscar Week!
Chinese New Year on Thursday!
We have a few more signs to get through before then. And since we missed yesterday, we’re doubling up today on the Monkey and the Rooster.
For those born in the Year of the Monkey, “STEADY” is your word during the Goat/Sheep. Keep everything level. No risks. No major decisions. For example, this might not be the best time to buy a house. Everything requires careful consideration this year because you’re getting ready for next year, the Year of the Monkey. So, instead of being aggressive, you’re conserving all of it – your money, your energy. Read Full Intro
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Kanye West presented his new Adidas collection yesterday at NY Fashion Week. Beyonce and JayZ were there. Even Anna Wintour was there. And Justin Bieber had to sit in the second row. But the most stylish person at the event? Rihanna. Always Rihanna. Close second: the ridiculously beautiful Alexander Wang. Full Story
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The Grammys saluted Stevie Wonder last night at a special performance in LA featuring several big name artists all gathered to honour the legend. The show will air on February 16 on CBS. In addition to Gladys Knight, Annie Lennox, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, John Legend, the Band Perry, Jamie Fox, and I Can’t Ariana Grande, who can’t ever change her hairstyle, Beyonce was there with JayZ. Full Story
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Beyonce posted some new shots of her and JayZ from after the Grammys on her website and Insta today. I’m also attaching shots of the Carters on Saturday at the Roc Nation/Three Six Zero pre-Grammy brunch in Beverly Hills. Rihanna was there. Kanye West too. Kylie Minogue. Joe Jonas. The Smith kids. Full Story
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Did you see the Carters kiss when Beyonce won her Grammy? Duana texted me about 15 seconds later: “I just rewound that kiss three times. Did not buy. Am Conspiracy Theorist?” My reply: “Well they’ve never been known for their sexual chemistry.” Duana: “Isn’t that the whole point of the album?” Me: “She’s hot for herself. Full Story
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I needed an exclamation point on that title. Don’t pretend that that title isn’t an exclamation point for you too. Common confirmed to Rolling Stone yesterday that Beyonce will perform at the Grammys this Sunday: The Chicago rapper confirmed to Rolling Stone that Beyoncé will introduce "Glory" by singing the gospel standard "Take My Hand, Precious Lord. Full Story
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Last night. Taylor Swift’s apartment. JayZ and Justin Timberlake leaving together. She left shortly after. You’ll recall, Jay and JT (and Beyonce) were both at Taylor’s birthday party the other night. Then Taylor hung out with Haim in VIP alongside Mrs Carter at Justin’s show at Barclays. Full Story
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On Friday, Beyonce and Taylor Swift were both at the Billboard Women in Music luncheon in New York. That night was Taylor’s 25th birthday party. Beyonce showed up. JayZ showed up. Justin Timberlake showed up. Sam Smith showed up. All the models showed up. Nick Jonas showed up. Emma Roberts showed up. Full Story
Beyonce has just posted a short film to her website in celebration of the one year anniversary of her album BEYONCE. It’s all black and white and it’s mostly scenes from her videos, with a few new extended shots cut in, set to some of her own beats but mostly running underneath her own narration. Full Story
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Normally when Beyonce goes to the Nets game, and she’s sitting courtside, she’s the main attraction. Last night in Brooklyn, because the Cambridges were there, Beyonce was the second spotlight. It’s not a position she’s used to. But she certainly dressed for it. No jeans, skirt below the knee, high collar, prim hair. Full Story
Rihanna was in New York yesterday for a meeting with JayZ. She had her grandfather with her. There have been reports for a while now that she’s been readying a new album. Some rumours had it dropping before Christmas. So far it’s all just speculation but even she has said that it’ll be “soon” and giving hints on social media about #R8. Full Story