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Beyoncé says she was “overwhelmed” at getting recognition at the 2019 Glaad awards, along with her husband Jay-Z. The couple were honoured by the organisation for their work promoting LGBT acceptance. Beyoncé dedicated the couple’s vanguard award to her uncle who died from issues relating to HIV. “I want to dedicate this award to my […]

Dua Lipa has spoken out about sexism in the music industry, saying women struggle to get recognition. “For a female artist, it takes a lot more to be taken seriously if you’re not sat down at a piano or with a guitar,” she told GQ. “For a male artist, people instantly assume they write their […]

Jay-Z halted his show in California on Saturday to bring a young fan onstage after learning she had beaten cancer not once, but twice. The rapper paused to read Christina Cruz’s home-made sign, which said: “I Beat Cancer 2X 2 C U! I LOVE U!!! SELFIE OR HUG?” “You beat cancer twice?” the star said. […]

Beyoncé has added her voice to a new version of Mi Gente, the global hit single by J Balvin and Willy William. The star sings in Spanish, French and English on the song – which is being released for charity. “I am donating my proceeds from this song to hurricane relief charities for Puerto Rico, […]

JAY-Z says things “are cool” with Solange Knowles following that lift row at 2014’s Met Gala. As part of a Rap Radar podcast, he addresses the incident saying it was just a one-off. “We had one disagreement ever,” he says. “Before and after we’ve been cool.” The footage appears to show Solange trying to kick […]

Jay Z is selling a stake in his Tidal music streaming business to the telecoms company, Sprint. Jay Z bought Tidal three years ago and his wife Beyoncé and other artists own equity in the company. Aiming to challenge larger rivals such as Spotify, Tidal offers artists on its platform more control over their music. […]

For years, Beyoncé was a hit-machine, defiantly, almost psychotically, churning out chart topping singles. So how, and why, did she become focussed exclusively on the album format? And what does that mean in the age of streaming? “I might get your song played on the radio station,” boasts Beyoncé on Formation, the agenda-setting single she […]

A judge in the US has dismissed a copyright case against Jay Z and Timbaland over his track Big Pimpin’. The rapper was accused of not getting permission to use a flute sample from a track written by an Egyptian composer called Baligh Hamdi in 1957. His nephew and heir, Osama Ahmed Fahmy, claimed they […]