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Taylor Swift and Brendan Urie Shined in the BBMA’s Opening Number … and Also Stirred Up Controversy

Taylor Swift Brendan Urie BBMAsTaylor Swift and Brendan Urie opened the 2019 Billboard Music Awards with a glittering and colorful rendition of their new single “ME!” However, while Taylor and Brendan might have gotten the BBMA’s live studio audience on their feet, they also stirred up a lot of critics on social media who called out the two performers for being “copycats.”

As part of the floor show for the performance, Taylor walked past a drumline in pastel-colored marching band uniforms invoking the colorful marching band scenes in the music video for “ME!” However, many fans of Beyonce took Taylor to task for Continue Reading →

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Some Are Calling Coachella 2019 “Billiechella” after Billie Eilish Performs Debut Set Before Star-Studded Crowd

Billie Eilish CoachellaLast year, Beyonce created a landmark popular culture moment when she was the first woman of color to headline Coachella. And she did not take the opportunity lightly, performing more than two hours on stage at the event with reportedly more than 100 dancers, band members and backup singers supporting her mammoth stage show.

When she was done, the 2018 Coachella Festival would forever be known as “Beychella.”

Well, when Billie Eilish took the stage last night for her 30 minute set, she Continue Reading →

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‘The Voice’ Finalist Kennedy Holmes Belts Out a Beyonce-Inspired Version of Demi Lovato’s “Confident”

Kennedy Holmes Confident 1This season, three out of four of the finalists on NBC’s reality-TV music show, The Voice, were country artists. So the one pop/R&B-oriented finalist, Kennedy Holmes, decided to go big if she was going to go home. She decided to sing a powerful cover of Demi Lovato’s hit, “Confident” — while mixing in performance elements inspired by another of her idols, Beyonce.

Kennedy took her inspiration from clips she had seen of Beyonce’s headlining performance at the 2018 Coachella festival. And so, to add emphasis to Demi’s already booming pop anthem to self-belief, Kennedy performed in front of a marching band’s brass and percussion sections, while mashing up Continue Reading →

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Try Not To Cry When You Watch Beyonce and Ed Sheeran Perform “Perfect Duet” Live Together for the First Time

Beyonce Ed SheeranBeyonce and Ed Sheeran got their first opportunity to sing their December 2017 collaboration, “Perfect Duet,” together live yesterday in South Africa at the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100, a massive event honoring Nelson Mandela’s life that drew in spectators from around the world.

Beyonce and Ed performed the song in front of one of the largest concert audiences of the year at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg. The usual capacity of the stadium is 95,000 seats, but with standing room only crowds overflowing into the stadium’s parking areas, the audience at the time of the duet has been estimated to have numbered between 100,000 and 110,000.

However, the huge crowd did little to take away from the tenderness of the duet.

You can watch Beyonce and Ed perform their duet live below.  Continue Reading →