That Grape Juice’s 2016 Album Previews: Which Are You Most Buzzed About?

Published: Wednesday 30th Dec 2015 by That Grape Juice - Staff
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2015 has brought us countless great albums, and some not so great. Looking forward, there are a few artists who we are expecting to take 2016 by storm and anxiously awaiting their arrivals. Find out who after the jump!

Usher

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Flashback to the summer of 2014, the ‘Climax’ star released his first single for his 8th studio album. With the promo train in full force, ‘Good Kisser’ blasted into homes but maintained minor success.

It wasn’t until the project’s 3rd single, ‘I Don’t Mind,’ hit airwaves that interest into the project started to build. The track featured Juicy J, and was well received by listeners. Peaking at #11 on the Billboard charts, ‘IDM’ oddly didn’t receive the push it needed to fulfil its commercial potential. No accompanying video nor any live performances were rendered (outside UR Experience Tour). After allowing the potential hit to fade into the background, the album received multiple push backs and is now set for release in early 2016.

Here’s hoping the LP gets the appropriate promotion and backing that is needed, especially with R&Bs current state in music.

Beyonce

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Will the Queen return to take her thrown in 2016? If her recent showings in New Orleans are anything to go by, the 20-time Grammy award winner already has a few things in the works. It begs the question of what direction will Yonce take with her 6th studio album?

What role, if any, will TIDAL play in the album’s release? How will she top her world stopping surprise album drop from 2013? With music’s landscape always changing, it will be interesting to see how Mrs Knowles-Carter will disrupt the industry once again. We are here for every moment of it.

Rihanna

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Rih Rih, we just don’t know what to say at this point. The #R8 train left the station at the start of 2015, but where is the final stop?

With 2016 all but upon us, it appears ‘ANTI’ won’t be hitting shelves until next year. Blame is being distributed to everyone (including the star herself), as such it’s difficult to decipher what is going on within Rihanna’s camp.

Now with rumors of her Roc Nation relationship being rocky, one has to wonder about the timeline and the quality of the product given how overcooked the process has been. How long will the Navy continue to wait? Will the finished LP taste like a fine wine or an mushy mess?

Tinashe

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Tinashe plans to take the masses on a ‘Joyride’ in early 2016. Prompted by the singles ‘Player,’ and fan favorite ‘Party Favors,’ the 22-year-old has come strong with her promo plan this go around.

Having drummed up buzz from Chris Brown assisted ‘Player’ beginning to fizzle, we expect the triple threat diva to give us her third single before rolling out this album in the first quarter. Though we feel Ms. Kachingwe was snubbed this year at the Grammys, with her work ethic we feel 2016 could be her year.

Kehlani

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Most well known from her singles ‘FWU,’ and ‘The Way’ featuring Chance the Rapper, Kehlani is really making waves of late. With her unique blend of pop R&B, the Oakland bred star has caught the sights of many including the recording academy; so much so that the 20-year-old received her first Grammy nomination for her mixtape entitled ‘You Should Be Here.’

With her debut album to be released early 2016, the young songbird has some big shoes to fill. We are excited to see what the skilled songwriter brings to the table.

Notable Mentions

Missy Elliott – TBA
Rita Ora – TBA
Britney Spears – TBA
Iggy Azalea – Digital Distortion
JoJo – TBA
Christina Aguilera – TBA
Fifth Harmony – TBA
Fantasia – TBA
Ariana Grande – TBA

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  1. Your faves toenail December 30, 2015

    ANTI!!!

    • 25 says Hello December 30, 2015

      Whats that?

  2. HailBeysus December 30, 2015

    No Doubt AntiSocial! But the Queens Buzz is coming and its to take full effect! I also hope she makes a guest appearance on Lip Sync Battle!! Did y’all see the preview of Channing Tatum killing it lmao!

  3. Career Ender December 30, 2015

    uhm Usher Raymond and Queen Bey

  4. truthtea December 30, 2015

    Um, Bey isn’t the queen hunty! Adele snatched that crown from her without skipping a beat!

    Anyway, I think the most anticipated album is Christina! People love to hate but will rush to their computers the second she releases new music!

    • Career Ender December 30, 2015

      what is it that she snatched exactly?
      .
      Grammys?
      .
      Tour stats?
      .
      No 1s ?
      .
      Record sales?
      .
      performance?
      .
      singing?
      .
      dancing?
      .
      bxtcg bye… she only has album sales aginst Bey
      .
      get yo shxtty trolling àrse outta here

    • RihYonce December 30, 2015

      Are you high ? No one will EVER take the crown from bey she’s been slaying since the 90s and the last woman standing amongst all of her peers & still killing these new pop tarts , stop trying to downplay her success & her relevancy

      • King Mark111 /.\ December 30, 2015

        How when her first album was released in 2003? Hahahaha

      • Tyler Makiavelli December 30, 2015

        @Mark
        Don’t worry about Beyonce. We good over here!
        #NoRihLeaseDate
        #ScaredAnna
        #SnippetAna

      • RihYonce December 30, 2015

        @mark

        Your delusional ass, Beyoncé obviously was the ONLY one singing on the DC records in the 90s that outsold your fav in your avi , & it doesn’t matter if she was solo or not bey is still apart of the 90s

      • King Mark111 /.\ December 30, 2015

        The girl with 5 other members? The name of on the albums were Destiny’s Child, not Beyonce. Stay mad at facts, I don’t care. 🙂

      • Tyler Makiavelli December 30, 2015

        Yeah, 5 girls and Beyonce still sang 90% of the lyrics #Facts.Com

  5. King Mark111 /.\ December 30, 2015

    Rihanna will not release ANTi until Samsung announces the Galaxy S 7. We’ll get a single on Room 8.
    .
    Beyonce, it will be fun to watch and see how she will do without stunts this time around.
    .
    Usher, he needs a producer that will take him into the next level. Get out of Atlanta and EDM and tap into your inner artist.
    .
    Rita, hahahahahahahaha.
    .
    Missy, just do you.
    .
    Ciara, disappear, I don’t want to see a video, a flop single or anything. Work on your image and some up with a new sound, a next level of music sound and leave ballads alone.
    .
    Tinashe, don’t try so hard. Find a core fanbase and go from there. You’re all over the place and you’re no Rihanna.
    .
    Gaga…
    .
    Katy Perry can return.
    .
    I would like to see JT again.

    • LB December 30, 2015

      “Rihanna will not release ANTi until Samsung announces the Galaxy S 7. We’ll get a single on Room 8.”

      I agree with this

      • dre December 31, 2015

        Baby yall shading Rihanna but let wait till summer yall will be wearing all her Addidas line and singing her songs can you say slayage.

    • RihYonce December 30, 2015

      Beyoncé doesn’t need stunts , she can just release her music and it will sell regardless. You have a lot to say for someone who stans for literally dust , Rihanna won’t wait that long to release ANTi

      • 25 says Hello December 30, 2015

        Drag her!

  6. Career Ender December 30, 2015

    the other hôes are washed up , yes , with sunlight dishwashing liquid

  7. DIABETES UNBOTHERED December 30, 2015

    I dont know a whole lot but i do know that if Navy dont unlock this album by Friday Jan 1st I might go into A DIABETIC SHOCK. *SHOOTS INSULIN*

  8. LB December 30, 2015

    Rita Ora – TBA

    yA OK LMAO

    • King Mark111 /.\ December 30, 2015

      TBA since 2012. lol

  9. Suicide Blonde December 30, 2015

    Rihanna, i would love a new JT album too.

  10. johnyvb December 30, 2015

    I’m anticipating Frank Ocean’s album!

    • RihYonce December 30, 2015

      Me too I miss him

  11. Messy December 30, 2015

    And Kanye but tbh nobody has been checking for him ever dice he started cûming inside a katrashian

  12. DIABETES UNBOTHERED December 30, 2015

    Hopefully more albums go PLATINUM next year. & lol i didnt know Usher didnt even release the album yet taking a page from Rihsceduleds book i see. I just want Bey to drop a single & video out of nowhere then cpl months later drop the album selftitled style. Only this time B i t c h actually PROMOTES!!!!!! Happy New Year

  13. LB December 30, 2015

    A new JT album would be awesome as long as it’s a continuation from the timeless classic Future S**/Love Songs and not the mess 20/20 Localperience.

    • RihYonce December 30, 2015

      Justin will succeed either way it goes he can go in any direction he wants & the fact that you disrespected 20/20 experience, just shows you have lack of taste is music

  14. LB December 30, 2015

    I’m looking forward to Rihanna, Usher, Tinashe and some new artist.

    • RihYonce December 30, 2015

      Tory Lanez & Bryson Tiller are about to blow up

  15. killian December 30, 2015

    Bey6 and anti although I’d rather get beyonce’s album first…anti should have some good listens

  16. Career Ender December 30, 2015

    ” Localperience”
    .
    meh
    .
    as if though you’re an American
    .
    quit the BS you’re a foreigner, you can use the term “LOCAL” , you aint local, you ice village dwelling bitter self-loathing bxch!

    • HailBeysus December 30, 2015

      KIIIIIII!!!! 😂😂😂😂

    • LB December 30, 2015

  17. .:: Centurion ::. December 30, 2015

    Rihanna and Kanye West albums are the most ANTicipated albums of 2016. I’d love a Linkin Park and Justin Timberlake album too. That’s it. #Phuckyofaves

    • RihYonce December 30, 2015

      Beyoncé album is the MOST anticipated album of 2016 other than JT. Your hating ass need to have several seats. That’s why you’ve been waiting for a album for nearly 2 years better hope it drops of Friday which it probably won’t

  18. .:: Centurion ::. December 30, 2015

    Usher and Tinashe better come thru too.

  19. 👑Queen Molly👑 December 30, 2015

    Im ready for Beyonce and Katy… Maybe Tinashe Idk tho she needs another single before Joyride gets released.

    • LB December 30, 2015

      Who are you going to be “stanning” for in 2016?

      • 👑Queen Molly👑 December 30, 2015

        Who knows… Im into good music so…

      • LB December 30, 2015

        lol, ok

      • 👑Queen Molly👑 December 30, 2015

        Like bitcch don’t be shady especially when i didn’t even come for your fav.

      • Tyler Makiavelli December 30, 2015

        @Molly
        Remember when Lovebird ditched the Navy and started stanning for Ciara?

      • LB December 30, 2015

        How cute, I have a fanclub

      • Tyler Makiavelli December 30, 2015

        @Lovebird
        Hello m********* 🙂

      • LB December 30, 2015

        I see you were waiting for my response, you can die happy now

  20. Career Ender December 30, 2015

    some gravatars are so funny! some imaginary crowns and shxt from flop fading popstars

  21. truthtea December 30, 2015

    Bey is 35 and needs to quit dressing and styling her hair like she’s still 21! You’re aging boo boo and it doesn’t look cute!

    • RihYonce December 30, 2015

      She just turned 34 stfu

      • .:: Centurion ::. December 30, 2015

        She’s 36. Her own father exposed her lie-about-your-age ass.

  22. RihYonce December 30, 2015

    All I care for is Beyoncé, Rihanna, Usher & Justin Timberlakes comeback! I’m mostly excited about Bey I can just feel a full 2016 takeover coming

  23. Shonyonce Minaj December 30, 2015

    Ariana’s album is Moonlight

  24. Tyler Makiavelli December 30, 2015

    Flip flopping ass b****

    June 27, 2013 at 10:15 pm
    CIARA’S NEW ALBUM says:
    Vote
    @Navy Sailor Watch! come tomorrow Lovebirds flip flop ass will be back on the Rihanna Navy BandWagon just to save face when Ciara flops again.
    Reply

    June 27, 2013 at 10:18 pm
    Lovebird says:
    Vote
    I see Ciara is on your mind like your non singing, non dancing fav. Flop or not, I’ll still stan for Ciara.
    Got no time for tweeny skinny Navi bottoms. Keep it moving honey.

    • LB December 30, 2015

      When is my website going to be ready? I want a catchy name like earlybirds or something like that.

      Every fan club needs a website and seeing that you’re the president of the LB fan club, I expect it to be ready soon.

      Hurry up now

      • Tyler Makiavelli December 30, 2015

        You stay trying to call everybody else a flip flop but seem to be conviently forgetting all of the s*** talking that you did back in 2013.
        Take several seats and try to create some real significance

      • LB December 30, 2015

        I honestly don’t care to read all of that. Make sure the site has got a comments section, I’d like to see what my fans are saying about me.

      • Tyler Makiavelli December 30, 2015

        Did Rihanna ever end up unblocking you on twitter, or were you lying about that too?

      • LB December 30, 2015

        Why are you still here? I’ve given you a job to do. You’re not a very good president of my fan club.

      • Tyler Makiavelli December 30, 2015

        Why you always lying? You don’t have s*** else to do.
        Hatred nor ugliness are talents. Thus, that would make you unemployed.

      • LB December 30, 2015

        You’re so boring. Bye now

      • Tyler Makiavelli December 30, 2015

        Its best that you leave, you walking contradiction!

  25. B&B December 30, 2015

    “Never trust a b**** that hate Bryonce.” – Anonymous BeyHive Member

    Even King Bey’s haters are waiting for her. I can’t wait, her music & artistry is in its own lane!

    • RihYonce December 30, 2015

      Preach honey !! They will forever be interested because they know that Bey always come and shake things up and make these pop tarts uncomfortable

  26. RihYonce December 30, 2015

    I’m definitely anticipating for another Beyoncé & JT collab.

  27. metzo December 30, 2015

    My priorities are Bey lol ( as said by Adele).
    Anyway, Beyonce will once again remind these girls what it is to be a real show stopping female artist. 2016 is her year and she is getting her 👑 back. Wait, she never lost it anyway. As of now, im bored…

    • RihYonce December 30, 2015

      Thank you please let these peasants know

  28. .:: Centurion ::. December 30, 2015

    Dafuq? Hating where? And no one’s literally talking about an upcoming Beybøla album. LMAO.

    • RihYonce December 30, 2015

      The buzz about what bey is up to is getting way more buzz than ANTi, lmao you are so delusional it’s scary . Log off

      • .:: Centurion ::. December 30, 2015

        😂😂😂 Wow. And it calls me delusional? 😂😂😂. Babe, you’re clearly trolling, but whatever makes you sleep better at night.

      • Tyler Makiavelli December 30, 2015

        @centurion
        Would an album release date help you sleep better at nite?

      • .:: Centurion ::. December 30, 2015

        Would a #1 hit make you sleep any better?

      • .:: Centurion ::. December 30, 2015

        Not even Beybøla singing about giving a man head, getting cūm all over her, and getting phūcked in the kitchen can get her a hit record. The lengths Beybøla will go to… 😂😂😂😂

      • Tyler Makiavelli December 30, 2015

        Rihanna could get punched in the face, for a second time, and she still wouldnt be able to find a release date….or multiplatinum album #9YearsAgo

  29. Bam Bam December 30, 2015

    Waiting on Sevyn to drop On the Verge….

    • Bright December 30, 2015

      YESSSSSS TO THISSSSSS!!!!!

  30. MsYonce December 30, 2015

    The Queen Bey of course!! Also I’m excited for Xtina and Britney maybe Tinashe I’m not into her like that. Last but not least I can’t forget about Gaga I’m excited to hear her comeback album

  31. Black power December 30, 2015

    I want an about from Sevyn but I’m stocked about This Keri Hilson comeback in 2016! Watch my words she’s been cooking and she’s coming

  32. Jamon December 30, 2015

    I’m just anticipating some good music from the veterans. I hopether bring the early to mid 2000’s sound back. When hip hop and r&b were ruling the charts and everyone was successful, not just one artist at a time. Confessions, Ashanti, dangerously in love, future s** love sound, emancipation of mimi, songs in a minor,stripped,the breakthrough, kanye, Jay z, J lo, speakerbox/ love below,eminem, get rich or due trying, etc…

  33. King B December 30, 2015

    I’m here for Christina Aguilera!!

    Where’s Keri Hilson doe?

  34. AmericanHeartbreaker December 30, 2015

    Xtina, Bey and Mariah.
    And also the Blu Ray of Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour, the tour of the decade!!! Been to 2 concerts, and it were the best ever in my life! She was so amazing!

  35. AmericanHeartbreaker December 30, 2015

    And almost forgot it, the new Céline Dion albums as well (English and French are both in the oven)

  36. 👑Queen Molly👑 December 30, 2015

    Death at tyler clocking lb

    • LB December 30, 2015

      So you’ll be stanning for Centurion in 2016?

      • Tyler Makiavelli December 30, 2015

        And let me guess, you’ll be stanning for Jackie or FutureCiara right?
        At one point in the game, you were on their side *sips tea*

    • King Mark111 /.\ December 30, 2015

      Cause yo @ss could never. @Monkey

  37. Danzou December 30, 2015

    Drake Kanye Bey Rih Frank Ocean Sevyn Streeter Usher Tinashe Tink Ariana is all I want. And Brandy too. And fifth harmony too but they need to grow up. That last fifth harmony album was too childish.

    • Bright December 30, 2015

      In love with your line-up….

  38. Joenysmith December 30, 2015

    F*** beyonce and rihanna cause their music sucks. It does nothing 8 for me its boring. Im wating for JoJo and Fantasia cause the release good quality music.

  39. King Mark111 /.\ December 30, 2015

    @LB, don’t let DEL Bey develope your website unless you want it to be a WordPress tab.

    • LB December 30, 2015

      DIES!!!!

    • Tyler Makiavelli December 30, 2015

      @Mariah the Legend
      WordPress is a bit out of your league. Stick to SurveyMonkey.

  40. King Mark111 /.\ December 30, 2015

    I want Beyonce to drop an album on a full music week and see how she sells. Can she do a million in a week? I don’t think so. I recall her no good daddy saying that B-Day would sell a million in a week. NOPE!

    • RihYonce December 30, 2015

      She’s already done that with her 5th album , your fav hasn’t even sold a fraction of that on ANY album

      • Memo December 30, 2015

        Hahaha, the delusion is real. She didn’t do a million.

    • Tyler Makiavelli December 30, 2015

      I wanna see if Rihanna can do at least 300k in first week sales with Anti.
      Has she ever done it before?
      NOPE!

  41. Theman December 30, 2015

    Mariah, Usher, Pink, Christina, Justin!!!!!!!! Adele will continue to do astounding things!!!! BEYONCE is more or less over anticipated by her fans. She isn’t really missed musically.. And the female pop singers could careless about her when they are scoring platinum plus albums & huge hits!

    • RihYonce December 30, 2015

      Lmao the delusion

  42. HailBeysus December 30, 2015

    I have risen from my coffin and OMG!!! YAAAASSSSS!!! I love the Hive!!! Much like are fave slaughtering these lessers careers, the Hive stays slaughtering their fan bases KIIII!!!! Beyonce been slaying bitxhes since the 90’s!!! With a group or without a group hahaha #BOWDOWNBITXHES

  43. TurkeyNoodleSavage December 30, 2015

    Idk about everybody else but I’m really interested in seeing what TLC will attempt to comeback with . been a fan since the beginning .

  44. King B December 31, 2015

    Aaliyah’s fans are the delusional one thinking she sold 32 million.

    • HailBeysus December 31, 2015

      Right!?!? Markiesha stay lying! The receipts only show 17 million albums. The RIAA and IFPI have reported on this! Much like Markiesha claiming Rihanna sold 50 million albums LAWLZ!!! Poor thing is all stupid!

      • King B December 31, 2015

        I read somewhere that one of her album sold 13 million. That means she was more well known worldwide than Alicia and Bey. How is that so? I mean didn’t Dil sold 4.9 mil in US alone? and another 1.2 million in UK? If it really sold 13 million, then DIL is 20 million then. Plus i noticed that they always claimed Beyoncé sales claimed by wikipedia is inflated, but when it comes to other artist, it’s their actual sales.

      • HailBeysus December 31, 2015

        Lmao ikr they are so delusional. Mothafuxkas be posting wiki receipts KIII!!!! Yea her album sales are extremely fabricated. Kust do a little digging around yourself. The receipts won’t add up or come close to what her record label claims lol! Rihanna’s record lab stays lying! They still haven’t provided receipts of those missing 20 million albums lol! We are living in a day and age where these mothafuckas are tracking album sales to a tea! No excuse as to why they can’t provide receipts. The RIAA and IFPI did!

      • King B December 31, 2015

        They also keep saying that Aaliyah inspires alot of artist. AMERICAN ARTIST to be exact. But they didnt know that Beyoncé inspired alot of artist from America to Korea to Philiphine to Indonesia and Europe.Is she local? my friend who didnt listen to english songs like her song called ” listen”.

  45. DIABETES UNBOTHERED December 31, 2015

    Aliyahs album sales are somewhere in tge creek of 10-15 million max. Poor thing was as LOCAL as Keyshia Cole & Cerror. Her albums on AVG sold 2-3 mill max in the US & after her death well lets just say shes no MJ.

    • HailBeysus December 31, 2015

      (Sip Tea ☕)

  46. HailBeysus December 31, 2015

    @King B yup the Haters will always lie and downplay Beys success and impact. The receipts don’t lie! YouTube has countless videos of worldwide music competition’s with young hopeful singers reciting Bey as an inspiration. Also alot of those react video’s have alot of people outside of the US praising Beyonce and in love with her figure. Aaliyah has impact on R&B artist’s mostly. I won’t deny that. But my Queens impact goes beyond Pop and R&B and the lessers hate it so they’ll try and us anything to shade LMFAO!!

    • King B December 31, 2015

      Ikr. I dont listen to her so idk much about her, only from this site then i started to know her and google her. But i was so annoyed when people said Bey is local and got outsold by her. In my country here , one of the radio still played Bootylicious, Bills Bills Bills, Irreplaceable and i heard If I were a boy as well. Oh,i remembered last time, the radio station ranked Survivor at no. 5 on best of the decade list. Local?

      • HailBeysus December 31, 2015

        (Sips Tea) The lessers are pressed and angry cause their favs could neva!!! Bey was the top selling female artist’s of the 00’s! When will Thotanna??? When will Taylor?!?! Rihanna released 4 album’s from 2005-2009 which qualified her to possibly. become the top selling female act of the 00’s. Meanwhile The Queen released 3 from 2003-2009 and still dominated every other female act for the spot kii!!!

  47. King B December 31, 2015

    Beyoncé dominated the ringtone sales as well. But I’m not sure if they add it to her total record sales.

    • HailBeysus December 31, 2015

      Not sure if they do. She was everywhere with them ringtones they even made a phone for her lol!

  48. Kitteneyez December 31, 2015

    I am here for new albums from Usher Beyonce Rihanna JLo Mariah Tinashe Britney Christina

  49. black heart people December 31, 2015

    Oh yes I can’t wait for jlo rihanna beyonce

  50. WINTZ December 31, 2015

    WOW Once upon a time, many moons ago people actually use to get excited about 🐝Beyonce’s music.

    ((Sings)) **MEMORIES don’t live like people do… they will always remember you: good or bad, memories are what we have**
    On that note, #Tour #Tour #Tour ya music bore! 😩😆 note, #Tour #Tour #Tour ..ya uncreative music bore! 😩😆

    USHER
    –——————
    The vocals Mr Raymond delivered in “New Flames” has me perching for a confessions 2.0. I think he’s getting ready to live up to his iconic music catalogue!

    KELL¥
    ———————
    Girl I got me some kisses down low! Lol I really think this girl has found her niche which is grown ,fun and flirty songs. However, Fantasia’s song “Without me” ft Kelly YAAAAZZZ Bishh vocals are POLISHED! Pls Cook up an amazing album and great promo strategy. I’m here for it.

    MISSY!!
    ————————

    I don’t need a reason. It’s the innovative Missy Elliott. Big ups to her endless creativity and swag! Album plzz

    RIHANNA
    ———————————
    It’s inevitable. She has be playing with my emotions but… Ch
    My playlist WILL be bombarded with amazing songs AND rotatable hits when the CROWNED EMPRESS drops ANTI. 🎈 I’ve been listening to her previous album recently…. Unlocking these rooms is nostalgic! 🎶

    Anyway.. Gotta admit I really miss those s*** RnB male crooners who sang about love, passion and lost, instead of same ole strip club, money and h***. The world can’t relate to these on a daily basis. Support blueprint RnB!

  51. michlin December 31, 2015

    LMAOOOOO LEAVE QUEEN BEY!

  52. Arthus December 31, 2015

    Celine Dion !

  53. another taken day something ain’t wrong December 31, 2015

    cant wait for Everybody new album for. 2016

  54. BeyBarbFenty December 31, 2015

    i mean

    i’m only here for B6 and ANTI

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