Work, work, work: Beyonc’s labour of liberation

Leading a creative revolution whose ripples were seen from Kanye to Donald Glover to Little Simz, Beyonc consigned the idea of performers sticking to the music to history By now, its a cliche. You have as many hours in a day as mugs, largely by women) to this tongue-in-cheek attempt at self-motivation has already pointed out its blind spots around class. Of course, you, regular human with looming mounds of debt and bills, cant maximise your time like a pop star with entire creative and personal teams to eliminate her drudgery. Thats obvious. But the sentiment that Beyonc would, at one point, have been a nobody just like you, with as much time to work with still holds true. Like …

Lizzo, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X top 2020 Grammy nominations

Lizzo scores eight nominations with Eilish and Lil Nas X on seven, but British artists largely snubbed in major categories The 17-year-old pop sensation Billie Eilish has become the youngest artist to be nominated in all four of the most prestigious Grammy award categories: record, album and song of the year, and best new artist. Her gothic, innovative single When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? is nominated for the album prize. She completed a sweep of the top categories with a best new artist nomination, and has six nominations in all. Her album engineers got a nod in the best engineered album category, including her brother and collaborator Finneas, who received three nominations. The most nominations were …

Beyonc Lost Big at the Emmys and Her Fans Are Out for Blood

After this weekends Creative Arts Emmys, the Television Academy has a new swarm of enemies. Yes, the Beyhive is out for blood after Beyoncs breathtaking 2018 Coachella performance. The film offers viewers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the singers creative process, combined with spectacular footage from the concert. At the Emmys ceremony on Saturday, Beyonc lost the directing honor to Hannah Gadsbys Nanette, music direction to RuPauls Drag Race. Fans were particularly incensed, however, that the concert film lost to James Cordens Carpool Karaoke in the Outstanding Variety Special category. Twitter users were quick to point out how much effort and planning went into Homecoming. One others also focused on the seeming disparities in technical production between the two programs.) Though …

Beyonc’s crash diet plan sells an impossible, damaging ideal | Laura Snapes

In promoting an expensive vegan diet plan, the singer has described confronting her weight as every womans nightmare. She is irresponsibly stoking an evil diet culture but is also a victim of it B2018 Coachella headline set was a feat of meticulous preparation. She conceived a show that would pay tribute to the culture of historically black colleges and universities. Having just given birth to twins, she worked for months on the exacting choreography and arrangements. And she went on a demanding vegan diet that also eschewed sugar, carbs, dairy and alcohol. Im hungry, she says in The video advertising Beyoncs diet plan. We see her dancing, doing battle ropes, sit-ups, intensive stretching and squatting in resistance bands. Borges tells …