Viewers who tuned in to Tuesday’s (July 16) ABC News special, ‘Can You Feel the Love Tonight,’ were not only treated to previews from the highly anticipated live action remake of Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ (in theaters July 19), but also received the gift of a rare Beyonce interview.

The 37-year-old is hot on the promo trail in support of the film (in which she portrays ‘Nala’) as well as ‘The Gift’ – the album she curated inspired by the Disney classic.  Chatting with Robin Roberts, Bey dished on how the movie’s African ties acted as a muse for ‘Gift,’ which is not only rich in sounds native to the Motherland but also features a kaleidoscope of artists from the region.

And, as if the rare sit down chat wasn’t enough to send fans into a frenzy, the special closed with the first look at the music video for ‘Spirit’ (the first single from ‘The Gift’).

Did you miss it?  Look inside to see the highly anticipated clip, which features a cameo from daughter Blue Ivy:

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As Ciara herself proclaimed, her hit, ‘Level Up,’ has proven itself ‘yummy’ indeed as consumption of the tune via streaming and digital downloads has given it just the boost needed to get to the RIAA’s Platinum level.

Released July 17, 2018, the song – lifted as the official lead single from her 7th studio album, ‘Beauty Marks’ – went on to make its mark on the Billboard Hot 100 by peaking at #59 (her highest placement since 2015’s ‘I Bet’).  Now, just two months after the announcement of its Gold certification by the Recording Industry Association of America, Cici can make room for yet another Platinum plaque on her wall.

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As anticipation grows for ‘The Lion King,’ so too does buzz for Beyonce‘s companion project.

Christened ‘The Lion King: The Gift,’ the megastar has billed the music compilation as a “sonic cinema love letter to Africa” and today unveiled its multi-artist tracklist.

Last week, she was snapped at the Grand Canyon filming a music video – which many presumed was for the song ‘Spirit’ – which features on both the official soundtrack and hers.

 Now, speculation is growing that there’s more visually on the way.

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R. Kelly was arrested in Chicago last week on two new federal indictments and made his way to his court for his bond hearing where he learned that he was denied bond.

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Cardi B continues her make her mark beyond the charts in partnership with Reebok.

As reported, the femcee is the sportswear brand’s latest spokesmodel and she’s ramping up her role with a hilarious new commercial.

Set in a hair salon, the clip sees the rapper in funny form as she showcases both the sneakers and her nail game.

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With just days to go before ‘The Lion King’ roars in theaters, Beyonce has unveiled the cover and tracklist for her companion compilation project – ‘The Lion King: The Gift.’

Initially announced last week, the set promises to honor the essence of the film and is billed as being a sonic cinema love letter to Africa.

To honor this, Bey has teamed with an eclectic list of the continent’s top names including WizKid, Tiwa Savage, Tekno, Yemi Alade, Mr Eazi, and Burna Boy.

Also featured are rap titans Kendrick Lamar and Jay-Z, as well as rising femcee Tierra Whack. ‘Lion King’ co-star Childish Gambino also appears.

What are you waiting for? Check out the tracklist below…

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It’s officially ‘Lion King’ week!

The year’s most anticipated movie arrives in theaters this Friday and the promotional push has been cranked up a notch by way of Beyonce.

Moments ago. Queen Bey confirmed that the video will be arriving in a mere matter of hours.

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Love Britney Spears’ ‘Blackout’ and a fan of the Pop empress Dua Lipa?

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Beyonce brought the heat to Britain’s capital over the weekend at the European premiere of ‘The Lion King.’ And now she’s showcasing more of her London drip.

Glowing gold, Queen Bey posed it up with the iconic London Eye in the backdrop and served like only she can.

The snaps, which she shared from her collection, arrive as the world gears up to see her star as Nala in Disney‘s live-action remake of ‘The Lion King’ on July 19th. 

That Grape Juice was on-hand for the Leicester Square unveiling of the film — and it was breathtaking! Visually stunning with top-tier performances from all, it’s unmissable.

Also a must for Mrs Carter fans is her upcoming compilation ‘The Lion King: The Gift.’ Due on Friday, the multi-artist project is billed by Bey as being a “love letter to Africa,” with “sonic cinema” sounds inspired by the film. As we type, there’s ample discussion about who she’s assembled to join her on the set.

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Albeit no stranger to controversy, the past few years have seen more than one incident of Queen of Pop Madonna facing backlash for racial insensitivity.

4 years after apologizing for calling her White son the ‘n-word’ as a ‘term of endearment,’ the #Beyhive dragged the aging diva for ‘innocently’ referring to herself as Jay Z and Beyonce‘s ‘master’ (click here to read more). Now, as she continues preparation for the launch of her highly anticipated ‘Madame X’ tour, the ‘Sorry’ singer will soon have to wield an apology for lifting a picture to Instagram that’s outraged many of her fans.

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Hate her or love her, what you certainly can’t do is deny her.

Houston born hottie Megan Thee Stallion has been riding high on a wave of success for most of the year, a feat underscored by the critical acclaim that’s accompanied her latest project, ‘Fever.’  To ensure such good tiding doesn’t slow any time soon, the 24-year-old’s tapped legendary music video director Hype Williams to helm her new musical film, ‘Fever:  Thee Movie.’

Featuring appearances from the likes of DaBaby, Juicy J, and more, the soon-to-come flick borrows elements of 70’s ‘Blaxploitation’ flicks and appears to draw inspiration from the likes of Quentin Tarantino (a la ‘Kill Bill’).  See the teaser inside: (more…)

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