Beyoncé does not take her influence lightly. As one of the most influential people in the world, she understands the impact her work can have on fans and is using this power for good. “Pretty Hurts,” the opening track from her 2013 album, is not just a ballad perfect for an emotional night of karaoke, but commentary on our obsession with perfection. The official video places Bey in a beauty pageant, where she and other contestants struggle to reach the unattainable goals pageant bosses, Harvey Keitel and society have set for them. VH1 has an exclusive look at the making of the video, including thoughts from Miss 3rd Ward herself. “I wanted to tap into the world of competition,” Beyoncé says. “Some of the things young women go through are just really heartbreaking for me.”
Pulling off a tux ain’t easy, but the good news is, the tux does half the work for you. A tuxedo will give you at least 50% more sex appeal, but you have to bring just the right amount of swagger to carry it. That’s probably why the tux has become a staple for musicians, adding both sexiness and style to their art. For women and men alike, the tuxedo is a popular choice for a strong aesthetic in music video.
Prepare to get “Drunk In Love” all over again, because Beyonce and Jay Z are reportedly taking their double act on the road this summer with a series of 20 tour dates across the country! Sources tell the New York Posts’ PageSix that official announcement will come shortly, and that the tour is slated to kick off at the end of June. There is even talk of an epic July 4th performance in the pair’s home base, NYC!
Brandy lets Big Morning Buzz Live know about her tennis skills, Courtney Love throws shade at a rock legend, and back in the 1990s, Def Jam Records missed out on signing one of the greatest MCs of all time.
The world of pop performance can often be garish and ostentatious — would we really want it any other way? For this reason, pop is pivotal in breaking down sexual taboos, and recently, with a spate of Ultimate Queens spreading like honey across the charts, female sexuality has become a staple in music video and stage performances alike.