Beyoncé’s 17 new music videos

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Beyoncé and Blue Ivy in Blue (Picture: YouTube)
Beyoncé’s fifth studio album dropped last night and like the rest of the world, we didn’t see it coming.

The self-titled record features 14 tracks and every single one of them has its very own music video ready and waiting. And she’s also thrown in a few extras, too.

In total 17 30-second previews have gone up on YouTube and we’ve trawled through the lot of them so you don’t have to.

Here’s our verdict…

Five worth a watch:

Blue

This is definitely a feel-good video and it also features a quick glimpse of Bey’s most closely-guarded secret, Blue Ivy. We’re not too sure how this is going to work but one-year-old Blue is also credited to the song so we’re hoping to get a better look at the pair of them in the full version.

Pretty Hurts

Bey has always been open about her body hang-ups and the message in this beauty pageant-themed video is bound to resonate with lots of young girls. On first impressions it’s reminiscent of Christina Aguilera’s Beautiful.

Partition

Bey’s in her undies, dancing, writhing and looking HAWT! if you look closely Jay Z’s also in there too. What’s not to love?!

Mine

This one looks like a few high-energy dance routines could come later which most of the other songs appear to be lacking. There’s topless male dancers but more of Drake please!!

Ghost

The track doesn’t actually feature on the album but we’re pretty sure Beyoncé took a leaf out of Lady Gaga’s book for this one. It’s a stripped back, no frills jobby and Bey appears to be possessed. It’s definitely a bit weird and eccentric but we’re desperate to see what comes next.

Five you can skip:

Drunk In Love

If you’ve seen Rihanna’s Pour It Up – and you probably have – then you don’t need to watch.

Yoncé

This one doesn’t appear to be on the album, either, and there’s not enough Beyoncé. End of.

Grown Woman

We know all the words to this already, it’s a bit repetitive.

‘I’m a grown woman, I can do whatever I want…’ Got it!

Heaven

Bey sounds as though she’s talking about her miscarried baby in this one. It’s moving and deep but not one to watch if you’re getting ready for the weekend.

Rocket

Lots of sensual close-ups, black and white and a bit slow. A bit dull, really.

MORE: Beyoncé Knowles treats fans to surprise ‘visual’ album featuring Blue Ivy and Jay Z

Jay-Z is set to release his 12th solo album, Magna Carta Holy Grail on July 4th

Jay-Z is set to release his 12th solo album, Magna Carta Holy Grail on July 4th exclusively through Samsung.

The album will be available for the first million users on Samsung Galaxy III, Galaxy S 4, and Galaxy Note II devices. The download app for the project will be ready on June 24th via magnacartaholygrail.com

Musicalize KANO, K-KOKE, TYLER JAMES & SWAY + MORE AT MUSICALIZE

Musicalize KANO, K-KOKE, TYLER JAMES & SWAY + MORE AT MUSICALIZE

SATURDAY 4TH MAY
INDIGO2, The O2, London

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SATURDAY 4TH MAY
INDIGO2, The O2, London

With the likes of Professor Green, Chip, Misha B, Dappy, Tinchy Stryder, Ms Dynamite and Angel having already headlined the Musicalize stage so far in 2013, we are pleased to announce the line up for our next event.

Confirmed acts for the show:

Kano – http://www.twitter.com/TheRealKano
K-Koke – http://www.twitter.com/KokeUSG
Tyler James – http://www.twitter.com/TylerJames777
Sway – http://www.twitter.com/SwayUK
Ghetts – http://www.twitter.com/JClarke_Ghetts
Scorcher – http://www.twitter.com/ScorchersLife
Lunar C – http://www.twitter.com/LunarC
…with more special guests to appear on the night!

As is always the case with Musicalize events networking and socialising will be a big part of the event. Attendees can expect to meet, mingle and enjoy drinks with a host of other musicians that have supported Musicalize so far.
Doors open at 6.45pm on Saturday 4th May 2013
Tickets start at £12.50 and are on sale now via:

The Ticket Sellers – http://bit.ly/12n4AvZ
AXS – http://bit.ly/16UfZ39
Ticketmaster – http://bit.ly/16OOZE6

If you missed Musicalize in March here’s what went down when Dappy, Tinchy Stryder, Angel, Ms Dynamite and others took to the Musicalize stage…

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JAY-Z NEW ALBUM 2013

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The Internets are buzzing again about a possibility that a new Jay-Z albumwill be dropping this year.

It’s been four years since Based Hov has blessed us with a solo joint but according to Illseed of AllHipHop.com, Jay is currently working on a new solo project that might even feature some new young guns in the game.

From what I have been hearing, Jay is using this tour with Justin Timberlake to set up the new album. I would have expected him to drop it before a major tour but Jay knows what Jay is doing. As for the music, I heard Jay is talking greasy again! I guess he can afford to do that, since he’s still on the court as

a starter. Lots of new bucks coming in the game. Apparently, he’s recorded with one of them already

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Are you anticipating a new Jay-Z solo album?

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