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Beyoncé Has Her Baby

In: Celeb Gossip & News, Tyrell

Congratulations are in order this morning for Beyoncé & Jay-Z. Yesterday, Beyoncé gave birth a beautiful and healthy baby girl named Blue Ivy Carter. Friday night, Bey checked into the Lenox Hill hospital in New York’s upper east side under the incognito name of Ingrid Jackson. Bey’s birth was completed through a C-section. The NY Daily News reports the following.

  • On Saturday night, people were seen bringing bags of takeout and a dozen bottles of red wine onto the heavily guarded hospital wing.
  • After 11 p.m., even doctors and nurses were barred from entering the fourth floor, prompting one doc to complain that he had patients to see.
  • In an effort to keep images from leaking to the public, hospital workers placed tape over security cameras and are forcing employees to turn in cell phones when they arrive for their shifts, a source said.
  • Several security guards were spotted patrolling the perimeter of the hospital Saturday night.

Celebrities ranging from Rihanna to Gwyneth Paltrow tweeted their congratulations to the new parents. I cannot wait to see the first photos of this new baby. Which parent do you think Ivy looks more like – her mother or her father?

Beyonce Reveals Her 10 Favorite Songs of 2011

In: Donovan, Music

It seems like everyone and their dog has a year end list these days. Why should celebrities be immune to succumbing to this trend and not share their favorites via a Top 10 list? Since Beyonce is major preggers right now and probably bored out of her mind, she decided to occupy herself by compiling her favorite 10 songs of 2011. According to a post on her official website, the “Irreplaceable” singer just couldn’t get enough of these tracks.

I have to admit the list sorta surprised me. The list is far more hip-hop than I would’ve expected. Sure, it includes her hubby Jay-Z but a few other rappers as well. Apparently, Bey has a major hard-on for Lil Wayne– he made the list three times. Someone sure likes to get their swagger on. That said, the list also included a few R&B tracks and a couple of surprises. Even Beyonce couldn’t leave Adele off her list. Because if she did, that would be some serious haterade. See what dominated the former Destiny’s Child singer’s iPod this past year. Speaking of DC, one of her bandmates also made the list. Find out who below.

check out Beyonce’s Top 10 after the jump

My Top 11 Music Videos of 2011

In: Music, Nic, Videos

I AM A MUSIC VIDEO ADDICT. I’m the first one to view it, first one to post it, and what’s better than seeing visuals to a song that make you love the song even more than you thought was possible. It was a big year for highly visual music videos and I have no lack of material to add to this list. This is MY list and if you disagree then comment below and tell me what your favourites were this year.

11. Kanye West & Jay-Z, “Otis”

Two Words: Mercedes Maybach

Check out the rest of my list after the jump.

There is no denying that despite vocal complications and cancelling a few tour dates, Adele had an amazing 2011. She proved herself during countless live performances and with award nominations including a handful of Grammy nods. Now, Rolling Stone just made Adele’s life even sweeter by naming her track Rolling In The Deep the best single of 2011. In a list comprised of 50 tracks that were released this year, Adele topped the list of heavy hitters. Rolling Stone calls it “a breakup scorcher to beat all breakup scorchers.” Here’s more:

This is brokenhearted music that makes you feel like taking on the world – crackling with quiet menace in the intro, then slowly building to that gut-punch refrain of “We could have had it all!” How did such an old-school soul song dominate the charts next to Gaga and Katy Perry? Maybe it’s the hint of hip-hop venom you hear amid the blues-steeped storminess when Adele tells her ex-lover she’ll “lay your shit bare.” Maybe it’s that certain emotions – especially when channeled through a voice this powerful – will always seem timeless.

Adele isn’t the only female singer to hit the list. She joins the likes of Britney Spears, Lady Gaga and Beyoncé in the top ten alone. Check out a few more of Rolling Stone’s 50 Best Singles of 2011 below.

More of Rolling Stone’s “Best Singles of 2011″ list after the jump.

New Releases Out This Week: November 29

In: Charge It, Movies, Music, Tyrell

For this week’s featured new release, I decided to tackle four female singers or acts that have made their mark in music forever. And, it just so happens that they are all releasing CD/DVD combos of previous tours on this week. These gals are Adele, Beyoncé, Dixie Chicks and Kylie Minogue. Here are the specs on all of their discs.

  • Adele: Live At The Royal Albert Hall was recorded on September 22 at the height of what has been an amazing year for Adele. This DVD features the full 90 minute concert performance, plus special behind the scenes footage shot throughout the day leading up to the concert.
  • Beyoncé: 4, Live At Roseland features the R&B singer dazzling with numbers from some of her previous albums and Destiny Child hits before tackling some of the best tracks from her new album, “4”. The disc also features some behind-the-scenes footage.
  • Dixie Chicks: Storytellers was the grand finale in the whirlwind that surrounded the release of the band’s 5x Grammy Award winning album Taking the Long Way. Fans are treated to personal anecdotes and inspiration around some of the band’s biggest hits.
  • Kyle Minogue: Aphrodite, Les Folies is two hours of classic Kylie, capturing the energy, grandeur and extravagance of the massively acclaimed Aphrodite: Les Folies tour, filmed at Kylie’s triumphant O2 Arena show in London. The show was one of Kylie’s most extravagant and filmed on high tech cameras to give home viewers the best experience, like you were there.

Check out more new releases coming out this week below!

Check out more new releases after the jump.

Remember a few months ago when all of a sudden, rumors were flooding that Beyoncé wasn’t actually pregnant, that she was faking her baby bump? Well apparently, the singer was ready to put those rumors to rest during the filming of her Countdown music video. A new video has surfaced of Bey holding up a copy of the Daily News to protest what they are claiming.

In the video, Beyoncé exclaims Oh Baby! multiple times while rubbing her six-month pregnant belly. She explains on how she is wearing a slimming black body suit (or multiple body suits) to try and hide the baby bump which you can’t really see from the front. But, when the singer turns sideways, it’s all baby mama from where I’m sitting. Check out the cute video response from Beyoncé below.

Watch Beyoncé’s video response after the jump.

Without a doubt, Beyonce is one of the hardest working women in the music industry. The woman gives it everything she’s got with every performance and never half-asses it *cough* Britney *cough*. In today’s market, you’d be lucky to get three music videos from most artists off of one album. Not for Queen B. The hit-making machine just released her latest clip from “4“, marking it the 7th music video from the album. YOWZA, seven videos. That’s impressive. Sure, “Dance For You” is a bonus track, but it’s still a track from her fourth studio album.

Sometimes less is more and having a simple video can do the trick. That’s exactly what Bey’s new film noir-inspired clip does. It’s like a classic Bogart & Bacall flick meets 8 1/2 weeks with a helping dose of Beyonce’s signature booty shaking and hair tossing. I swear that woman must have the strongest neck muscles around. My neck gets sore just by looking at her go to town.

When I first heard The Dream-produced “Dance For You“, I classified it as pedestrian album filler but I have to admit, I love it now. Personally, having a visual to associate to a track helps me connect to it more. The beautiful use of light and shadow is truly stunning. Then when you factor in Beyonce’s seductive private dancing it’s completely mesmerizing. “Dance For You” doesn’t the same over-the-top production as some of her videos, but it’s equally as compelling. Watch the clip below.

click here to check out Beyonce’s latest clip

Straight men better watch out. Mary J. Blige and Beyonce are out to teach you how to treat and love the ladies right. The two team up on “Love A Woman“, a sorta how-to-guide on how to take a relationship to the next level. You know the one that involves poking, and not in the Facebook kinda way. The instructional slow jam is from Blige’s upcoming album “My Life II: The Journey Continues (Act I)“. Man, that’s a mouthful.

The album is Mary’s tenth studio album and serves as a sequel to her multi-platinum sophomore album, “My Life” released in 1994. Judging by the tracks I’ve heard so far, it’s a worthy successor to that much-cherished album. Personally, I love, love, love that CD. “I’m Goin’ Down” was epic. “My Life II: The Journey Continues (Act I)” hits stores on November 21, the same day as Rihanna’s “Talk That Talk“.

Love A Woman” was written and produced by Sean Garrett who’s worked with Usher, Kelly Rowland, Ciara, Rihanna, Britney Spears to name a few. Garrett, once again, works his magic and churns out a sultry ballad where Mary and Beyonce’s vocals shine. With electro-pop dance tracks dominating charts and radio these days, it’s nice to hear a soulful heartfelt jam. It totally reminds me of those classic old school jams from back in the day. The instant I heard it, I became obsessed. That being said, I’m curious to know what a dance remix will sound like. Can you blame me? No one ever slow dances at the club and Papa likes to dance so I need a remix. Check out the track below.

listen to the duet after the jump

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