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BEYONC? [THREAD VI]: Welcome to the Beyhive!

Welcome to THE BEYHIVE!

What better way to kick-off our new home than to celebrate her success on this year's Forbes Celebrity 100? :love:

Beyonc? Knowles Tops The FORBES Celebrity 100 List


Who runs the world? In entertainment, it?s Beyonc?. The singer has climbed to the No. 1 spot on the Forbes Celebrity 100 after an amazing year featuring a massive tour.

Queen B played 95 shows, bringing in an average $2.4 million per stop, according to Pollstar. She also dropped her most innovative album. Titled simply Beyonc?\, the album hit iTunes with barely any publicity and was billed as a ?visual album? becausejay there was already a music video for each of the 14 songs. The single ?Drunk in Love? has gone platinum, selling more than 1 million copies.

But Beyonc? doesn?t stop with music ? she?s built a small business empire. She earns millions endorsing companies like H&M and Pepsi. She has a line of fragrances with names like Heat, Rise and Pulse, and then there?s her clothing company House of Dereon, which features jeans, shoes and accessories. All together we estimate that Beyonc? earned $115 million between June 1, 2013 and June 1, 2014.

The singer is embarking on another big year highlighted by her first world tour with her husband, Jay Z. Their On The Run tour, which kicked off June 25 in Miami, will be short (only 20 dates are set) but lucrative for the pair, who can claim the crown as the most powerful celebrity couple in the world.

Full Coverage: The 100 Most Powerful Celebrities

Jay Z also places high on the Celebrity 100 this year, in sixth place with an estimated $60 million in earnings. That comes from a variety of sources, including his latest album, Magna Carta ? Holy Grail; dozens of live shows; his growing Roc Nation empire and business ventures ranging from his 40/40 nightclub chain to his D?Uss? cognac.

FORBES? annual Celebrity 100 list ranks the top stars from the worlds of movies, TV, music, sports, books and modelling based on money and fame.

We estimate earnings by talking to lawyers, producers, agents and other in-the-know folks to figure out how much over 200 celebrities earned from entertainment-related business in the past year. That includes things like music sales, upfront pay on movies and endorsement work. Our time frame for earnings this year is June 1, 2013 to June 1 2014. We don?t deduct for things like taxes, agent fees or the other expenses associated with being a celebrity.

We measure fame in a variety of ways. We count how many times each celebrity was mentioned in print, on TV and radio. We factor in a score from StarCount for social media power over 12 platforms including Twitter TWTR -0.67%, Facebook and YouTube. This year we?ve also added an impact score, similar to the one we use for our Power Women list. Based on reporting by our editorial staff, the number measures the impact each celebrity has on the entertainment industry and our culture overall. We put all of those numbers into an algorithm to come up with our final list. Justin Bieber had the highest ranking for social networking power but because of his low impact this year, he only ranked 33rd on our list, down from ninth last year.

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  • Hey, fellow Beyonc? fans! :wave:

    May bagong thread na tayo! Yay! Naglakas loob na akong umpisahan tong new thread since ang dami nang news tungkol kay Bey. Hindi pa namin alam ni Dreamstar kung sino ang gagawa, anong title, paano uumpisahan etc. Hahaha!!

    I'm actually planning to create banners para sa Bio ni Bey para sa thread natin to make it look fancy kaso I figured that it would take some time kaya eto, gumawa na ako. :D

    If you guys happen to have better (and MORE CREATIVE) thread titles in mind, suggest lang kayo. Hindi na natin napag-usapan sa previous thread since hindi na-anticipate ang pag-reach sa max number of posts. :lol:

    Anyway, see you guys around!! :love::cheers:
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    BEYONC? [THREAD VI]: Welcome to the Beyhive!

    Welcome to our 6th Thread! :love:


    Beyonc? Giselle Knowles-Carter (born September 4, 1981) is an American singer and actress. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, she performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child, and rose to fame in the late 1990s as lead singer of R&B girl-group Destiny's Child. Managed by her father Mathew Knowles, the group became one of the world's best-selling girl groups of all time. Their hiatus saw the release of Beyonc?'s debut album, Dangerously in Love (2003), which established her as a solo artist worldwide; it sold 11 million copies, earned five Grammy Awards and featured the Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles "Crazy in Love" and "Baby Boy".

    Following the disbandment of Destiny's Child in 2005, she released her second solo album, B'Day (2006), which contained hits "D?j? Vu", "Irreplaceable", and "Beautiful Liar". Beyonc? also ventured into acting, with a Golden Globe-nominated performance in Dreamgirls (2006), and starring roles in The Pink Panther (2006) and Obsessed (2009). Her marriage to rapper Jay-Z and portrayal of Etta James in Cadillac Records (2008) influenced her third album, I Am... Sasha Fierce (2008), which saw the birth of her alter-ego Sasha Fierce and earned a record-setting six Grammy Awards in 2010, including Song of the Year for "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)". Beyonc? took a hiatus from music in 2010 and took over management of her career; 4 (2011) was subsequently mellower in tone, exploring 1970s funk, 1980s pop, and 1990s soul. Her fifth studio album, Beyonc? (2013), was critically acclaimed and was distinguished from previous releases by its experimental production and exploration of darker themes.

    A self-described "modern-day feminist", Beyonc?'s songs are often characterized by themes of love, relationships, and monogamy, as well as female sexuality and empowerment. On stage, her dynamic, highly choreographed performances have led to critics hailing her as one of the best entertainers in contemporary popular music. Throughout a career spanning 16 years, she has won 17 Grammy Awards and sold over 75 million records as a solo artist, and a further 60 million with Destiny's Child, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time. The Recording Industry Association of America recognized Beyonc? as the Top Certified Artist in America during the 2000s decade. In 2009, Billboard named her the Top Radio Songs Artist of the Decade, the Top Female Artist of the 2000s and their Artist of the Millennium in 2011. In 2014 she became the highest-paid black musician in history. She was included in Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2013 and 2014.
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    Discography - Dangerously In Love (2003)


    Dangerously in Love is the debut studio album by American recording artist Beyonc?\, released on June 20, 2003 by Columbia Records. During the recording of Destiny's Child's third studio album, Survivor (2001), the group announced that they would produce solo albums to be released. Recording sessions for the album took place from March 2002 to March 2003 at several studios, during the hiatus of her then-group Destiny's Child. As executive producer of the album, Beyonc? took a wider role in its production, co-writing a majority of the songs, choosing which ones to produce and sharing ideas on the mixing and mastering of tracks.

    The tracks in the album are a mixture of uptempos and ballads, which are basically inspired by R&B and soul genres; it also features elements of hip hop and Arabic music. Although Beyonc? remained discreet about her interpretation of the songs, its underlying meanings were attributed by music writers as an allusion to her intimate relationship with then-boyfriend and well-known music mogul Jay-Z. Dangerously in Love received positive reviews from music critics upon its release, with critics praising Knowles "artistic leap". The album also received numerous accolades, earning Beyonc? five Grammy Awards.

    Dangerously in Love propelled Beyonc? in becoming a viable solo star, as well as one of the most marketable singers in the recording industry. It became a worldwide commercial success, earning multi-platinum certifications in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 317,000 copies in its first week, earning Beyonc? the highest debut sales among Destiny's Child members' solo albums. Dangerously in Love remains as Beyonc?'s best-selling album to date.
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    Discography - B'Day (2006)


    B'Day is the second studio album by American R&B recording artist Beyonc?\, released on September 4, 2006 by Columbia Records in collaboration with Music World Music and Sony Urban Music. It was released to coincide with Beyonc?'s twenty-fifth birthday. The album was originally planned for a 2004 release as a follow-up to her debut album Dangerously in Love (2003). However, the project was put on hiatus due to the recording of Destiny's Child's final studio album, Destiny Fulfilled (2004), and her starring role in the film Dreamgirls (2006). While on vacation after filming Dreamgirls, Beyonc? began contacting various producers; she rented Sony Music Studios, and completed B'Day in three weeks. Most of the lyrical content of the album was inspired by Beyonc?'s role in the film. The album's musical style ranges from 1970s?80s funk influences and balladry to urban contemporary elements such as hip hop and R&B. Live instrumentation was employed in recording most of the tracks as part of Beyonc?'s vision of creating a record using live instruments.

    Upon its release, B'Day received generally positive reviews from most music critics and has since earned Beyonc? several accolades, including the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album at the 2007 Grammy Awards. The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 541,000 copies in its first week, the second-highest debut-week sales of Beyonc?. The album has been certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. It was also successful in international music markets and yielded six singles, including three commercial hits: "D?j? Vu", "Irreplaceable" and "Beautiful Liar". B'Day Anthology Video Album, which features thirteen music videos to accompany the songs, was released alongside the deluxe edition of B'Day. As of September 2013, B'Day had sold over 8 million copies worldwide.
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    Discography - I Am... Sasha Fierce (2008)


    I Am... Sasha Fierce is the third studio album by American recording artist Beyonc?. It was released on November 15, 2008, by Music World Entertainment and Columbia Records. In its initial release, the album was formatted as a dual disc, intending to market Beyonc?'s contrasting facets of artistry. The first disc, I Am..., contains slow and midtempo pop and R&B ballads, while the second, Sasha Fierce (named after Beyonc?'s on-stage alter ego), focuses on more uptempo beats that blend electropop and Europop genres. In composing the songs' lyrics, Beyonc? worked with many writers, with each session accompanied by live orchestration.

    Beyonc? credited both her husband, rapper Jay-Z, and jazz singer Etta James for inspiring her to push the limits of her songwriting and artistry. Musically, I Am... drew inspiration from folk and alternative rock, while blending acoustic guitar elements into contemporary ballads. The tracks on the first disc were written and produced by Beyonc?\, during collaborative efforts with Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Christopher "Tricky" Stewart, Terius "The-Dream" Nash and Ryan Tedder. Sasha Fierce boasted production from Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins and Sean "The Pen" Garrett. The album received generally lukewarm reviews from critics, many of whom felt that it does not properly differentiate the double-discs contrasts and goals.

    I Am... Sasha Fierce debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of 482,000 units, earning Beyonc? her third consecutive US number-one solo album. The album earned over thirty platinum and one diamond certifications in separate worldwide markets. As of March 2011, I Am... Sasha Fierce had sold over seven million copies worldwide, with its digital tracks accounting for an additional 30 million units. The album garnered eight Grammy Award nominations at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony, eventually collecting a record setting six wins?the most awards won in one night.

    The album spawned several singles; some served as international and stateside releases, while others were purely for promotional purposes. The two lead singles from I Am... Sasha Fierce, "If I Were a Boy" and "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)", both charted highly internationally. The former topped the charts in over eight countries and reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100, with the latter becoming her fifth number one single on the Hot 100 chart. "Diva" and "Ego" were released as US-only singles, while "Halo" and "Sweet Dreams" were promoted internationally as the third and fourth singles respectively. "Broken-Hearted Girl" was released internationally as the fifth single, while "Video Phone" was released in November 2009 and "Why Don't You Love Me" was released in July 2010.
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    Discography - 4 (2011)


    4 is the fourth studio album by American recording artist Beyonc?\, released on June 24, 2011 by Parkwood Entertainment and Columbia Records. Following a career hiatus that reignited her creativity, Beyonc? was inspired to create a record with a basis in traditional rhythm and blues that stood apart from contemporary popular music. Her collaborations with songwriters and record producers Terius "The-Dream" Nash, Christopher "Tricky" Stewart and Shea Taylor produced a mellower tone, developing diverse vocal styles and retro influences from funk, hip hop and soul.

    Severing professional ties with father and manager Mathew Knowles, Beyonc? eschewed the music of her previous releases in favor of an intimate, personal album. 4's lyrics emphasize monogamy, female empowerment and self-reflection, a result of Beyonc? considering a maturer message to contend artistic credibility. The album was praised by critics for its fusion of various genres and her strong vocal ability; many publications included it on their year-end lists.

    In May 2011, Beyonc? submitted seventy-two songs to Columbia Records for consideration, twelve songs of which appeared on the standard edition. 4 was promoted in mid-2011 by television performances and festival appearances, such as Beyonc?'s headlining Glastonbury Festival set. It was her fourth consecutive album to debut at number one on the US Billboard 200, and it also reached number one in Brazil, France, Ireland, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. 4 spawned the international singles[note 1] "Run the World (Girls)", "Best Thing I Never Had", "Party", "Love on Top" and "Countdown". "Love on Top" won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance at the 55th annual ceremony. As of 2013, 4 has sold 3 million copies worldwide and, as of 2014, 1.39 million copies in the United States.
  • Gud jab, dream! Trabahuhin natin itong thread natin. Hahahaha! First time mag-open ng fanpage thread :hiya:
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    Discography - Beyonce (2013)


    Beyonc? (stylized as BEYONC?), is the fifth studio album by American recording artist Beyonc?\, released on December 13, 2013 by Parkwood Entertainment and Columbia Records. Described as a visual album, Beyonc? developed a simultaneous audio/visual experience with non-linear short films accompanying its songs to illustrate the stories she had conceived during its composition. Beyonc?'s themes were identified as post-feminist and much darker than previous recordings including sex, fear, loss and the insecurities of marriage and motherhood.

    The album began production in 2012 in New York where songwriters and producers were gathered in an unconventional setting where they lived and worked with Beyonc? for a month. During extensive touring in 2013, Beyonc? resumed recording in strict secrecy and continually shifted the album's deadline as she began favoring an unexpected release. Beyonc? was drawn to the experimental production of unknown producer Boots, who produced most of the album. Their collaboration created Beyonc?'s alternative and electronic rhythm and blues sound that is characterized by minimalist production, loose song structure and emotive vocals.

    Beyonc? was released digitally without prior announcement, which led to a hysterical response from fans. It received rave reviews from music critics, who commended its production, themes and Beyonc?'s vocals. It was ranked as the best album of 2013 by several publications. It debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, giving Beyonc? her fifth consecutive number one, and sold 828,773 copies worldwide in three days, becoming the fastest-selling album in iTunes Store history. It spawned four singles?"XO", "Drunk in Love", "Partition" and "Pretty Hurts"?and has sold three million units worldwide.
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    U.S. Number One Singles

    * Crazy In Love (feat. Jay-Z) (2003) [8 Consecutive Weeks at #1]

    * Baby Boy (feat. Sean Paul) (2003) [9 Consecutive Weeks at #1]

    * Check On It (feat. Slim Thug) (2005) [5 Consecutive Weeks at #1]

    * Irreplaceable (2006) [10 Consecutive Weeks at #1]

    * Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It) (2008) [4 Non-Consecutive Weeks at #1]
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    Grammy Award Record


    Beyonc? has won 17 Grammy Awards, both as a solo artist and member of Destiny's Child, making her the third most honored female artist by the Grammys, behind Alison Krauss and Aretha Franklin, and the most nominated woman in Grammy Award history. "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" won Song of the Year in 2010 while "Say My Name" and "Crazy in Love" had previously won Best R&B Song. Dangerously in Love, B'Day and I Am... Sasha Fierce have all won Best Contemporary R&B Album. Beyonc? set the record for the most Grammy awards won by a female artist in one night in 2010 when she won six awards, breaking the tie she previously held with Alicia Keys, Norah Jones, Alison Krauss, and Amy Winehouse, with Adele equaling this in 2012. Following her role in Dreamgirls she was nominated for Best Original Song for "Listen" and Best Actress at the Golden Globe Awards, and Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture at the NAACP Image Awards. Beyonc? won two awards at the Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards 2006; Best Song for "Listen" and Best Original Soundtrack for Dreamgirls: Music from the Motion Picture.

    Beyonc? was one of six female artists, along with Lauryn Hill, Alicia Keys, Norah Jones, Amy Winehouse and Alison Krauss, who held the record for the most number of Grammys won by a female artist in a single night; the record being five awards, which she accomplished in 2004. However, in 2010, Beyonc? surpassed all others by receiving a record breaking six awards out of ten nominations, becoming the first woman to ever achieve this feat. The record is now tied with Adele who accomplished the same feat in 2012. Beyonc? has won 17 awards from 46 nominations, both as a solo artist and member of Destiny's Child.
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    * Carmen: A Hip hopera (2001)

    * Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)

    * The Fighting Temptations (2003)

    * The Pink Panther (2006)

    * Dreamgirls (2006)

    * Cadillac Records (2008)

    * Obsessed (2009)

    * Epic (2013)
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    Solo Tours

    * Dangerously in Love Tour (2003)

    * The Beyonc? Experience (2007)

    * I Am... World Tour (2009-2010)

    * The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour (2013-2014)

    Joint/Co-Headlining Tours

    * The Verizon Ladies First Tour (2004)

    * On the Run Tour (2014)

    Residency Shows

    * I Am... Yours (2009)

    * 4 Intimate Nights with Beyonc? (2011)

    * Revel Presents: Beyonc? Live (2012)
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    House of Dereon

    House of Der?on is a ready-to-wear fashion line introduced by singer and actress Beyonc? Knowles and her mother/stylist Tina Knowles. The style and concept is inspired by three generations of women in their family, with the name "Der?on" paying tribute to Beyonc?'s maternal grandmother.

    Beyonce Parfums

    Beyonc? Heat is a perfume endorsed by American singer Beyonc? Knowles, which she created alongside Givaudan's Claude Dir and Olivier Gillotin. The product, which was released on February 3, 2010, uses the tagline "catch the fever." The release was promoted with a cover of "Fever" by Knowles and a limited edition EP also titled Heat. The fragrance's commercial spawned controversy for its "sexy imagery", and was only allowed nighttime broadcast in the United Kingdom.[1] Macy's sold US$3 million worth of Heat between early February and early March 2010. The scent went on to become one of the best-selling fragrances in America. It received both positive and negative reviews from critics, and it was nominated at several fragrance award ceremonies.

    Heat was followed by four additional releases. Heat Ultimate Elixir was meant to capture a more private side of the entertainer. Heat Rush was intended to be more of a daytime fragrance. Midnight Heat was a night fragrance, and Heat The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour was dedicated to the tour of that name. Each scent was followed with its own Eau De Parfum release and multiple gift sets.

    Beyonc? Pulse is the third women's fragrance created by Beyonc? Knowles with Bruno Jovanovic and Loc Dong of IFF, endorsed by Beyonc? Knowles. The ad's tagline is "Feel the Power." Beyonc? Pulse comes in an upside-down chrome-and-blue bottle, neatly tucked into a holographic carton, inspired by Knowles' fashion during stage performances. It features notes of pear blossom, peony, midnight blooming jasmine, Madagascar vanilla, and bluebird orchid.

    The commercial for the fragrance was directed by Jake Nava, and features the instrumental of Knowles' lead single "Run the World (Girls)" from her album 4. Photographer Lionel Gasperini photographed the scents printing advertisements.
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    In August, the couple attended the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, in which Beyonc? performed "Love on Top" and started the performance saying "Tonight I want you to stand up on your feet, I want you to feel the love that's growing inside of me". At the end of the performance, Beyonc? dropped her microphone, unbuttoned her blazer and rubbed her stomach, confirming her pregnancy that she had alluded to earlier in the evening. Her pregnancy announcement was listed in Guinness World Records for "most tweets per second recorded for a single event" on Twitter, receiving 8,868 tweets per second and "Beyonce pregnant" was the most Googled term the week of August 29, 2011.

    On January 7, 2012, Beyonc? gave birth to a daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York under heavy security. Two days later, Jay-Z released "Glory", a song dedicated to their child, on his website Lifeandtimes.com. The song detailed the couple's pregnancy struggles, including a miscarriage Beyonc? suffered before becoming pregnant. Blue Ivy's cries are included at the end of the song, and she was officially credited as B.I.C. on it. At two days old, she became the youngest person ever to appear on a Billboard chart when "Glory" debuted on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
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