04.26: It’s finally here! Check out Beyoncé’s and Andre 3000’s take on the late great Any Winehouse“Back To Black.” The very highly anticipated cover will be featured on The Great Gatsby soundtrack, which will be made available May 7th. Don’t you just LOVE how haunting and seductive Beyoncé’s voice sounds on this? Sadly I could have very much done without Andre 3000's part.
05.02 UPDATE: The CDQ version can now be streamed below via NPR.
TIBS EDIT: Gotta send a special shoutout to Chicago's own Hollywood Holt, who produced this record. The story of how that happened made the Chicago Reader and is a fun, quick read here. #TreatedCrew!
Looks like the NFL is pulling out all the stops for this years Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans as far as the entertainment is concerned. Alicia Keys has now been booked to perform this year’s national anthem according to the Associated Press. Keys is set to kick off the Super Bowl festivities with “The Star Spangled Banner” February 3rd. Alicia officially joins the club of her superstar peers such as Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, and Beyoncé all of whom have had the most memorable renditions of the famous anthem.
As you know Beyoncé along with Destiny’s Child will serve as this year’s Super Bowl Halftime entertainment. Official confirmation of Alicia Keys Super Bowl performance will be announced within the coming days from now. Still praised as the best rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner” check out the late great Whitney Houston below:
"Nuclear" is produced by Pharrell and recorded by the final trio of Destiny's Child - Beyonce, Michelle Williams, and Kelly Rowland. It will be featured on the group's collection of "romantic, passionate and sensual selections" recorded between 1997 and 2004 entitled Love Songs, as the one new track. The compilation hits stores later this month, January 29th.
Below is the tracklist, and if you missed Beyonce's jaw-dropping new GQ photos (the cover from the other night and the full photoshoot today)... umm... click here.
More Beyonce news this week - one that's been an active one filled with new info (see below) and photos (just click here) - courtesy of Azealia Banks, who has revealed she has recorded a record for Beyonce's upcoming, TBT (nope, not Throwback Thursday... To Be Titled) album.
"I actually did something for her record in Miami a couple weeks ago. I really didn’t want to say it because I didn’t want to jinx it … Even the fact that I was considered to rap on a Beyoncé track was just… I’m about to cry. It was amazing."