Don’t tell the Bey Hive that Beyoncé’s birthday, September 4, isn’t a national holiday.
Every year for Beyoncé Giselle Knowles Carter’s birthday, her fans turn out in droves, and this year is no exception.
So, in honor of our Queen’s 40th birthday, this week’s Pop Life Chronicles is all-Beyoncé. Are you prepared?
In 2018, Beyoncé performed two nights at Coachella. When Beyoncé headlined Coachella in 2018, she gave one of the most iconic and energizing performances in festival history.
Fortunately for those of us who weren’t able to secure tickets to the live events, she put together “Homecoming” for Netflix, which includes performance highlights and intimate behind-the-scenes footage of her show preparations.
“Black Is King” is a “celebratory memoir for the globe on the Black experience,” according to Disney+.
This visual album was created as a companion piece to her 2019 “The Lion King: The Gift” music, and it is rich in its celebration of African culture and Blackness.
The production is first-rate, a visual pleasure, and steeped in meaning, as with any Bey endeavor. “Black Is King” is available to watch on Disney+.
On December 4, 2006, Beyoncé Knowles attends the premiere of “Dreamgirls” at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City.
Jennifer Hudson may have won an Oscar for “Dreamgirls,” but the song “Listen” gave Beyoncé a hit.
The film stars Beyoncé as Deena Jones, one of a trio of Black female soul singers who strive to gain fame and is based on the Tony-winning play.
The musical was perfect for her. It’s available to watch on Amazon Prime, HBO Max, and Hulu.
“Lemonade,” a dreamy, powerful blend of visuals, spoken word, confessions, and lyrics by Beyonce, is a dreamy, powerful mix of visuals, spoken word, confessions, and songs.
Few artists can claim that their albums inspire college courses.
“Lemonade,” a sweet success based on the singer’s sour marital issues with her celebrity husband, Jay-Z (don’t worry, they’re fine now), was one example.
This critically acclaimed project also dealt with issues of race, culture, and feminism.
It also helps that the song has a timeless vibe to it.
Tyler Mitchell, a young Black photographer, shot Beyoncé’s fourth Vogue cover.
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Its “Making Beyoncé” podcast chronicles her meteoric climb from a Houston teen to an international superstar.
(Left to right) On March 28, 2015, Michelle Williams, Kelly Rowland, and Beyoncé performed “Say Yes” at the 30th Annual Stellar Awards in Las Vegas.
Beyoncé may be a megastar, but she never forgets where she came from.
She is a big supporter of her hometown of Houston, even establishing up Covid-19 testing locations there.
Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, who were both members of Destiny’s Child, have both gone on to have successful solo careers.
The trio frequently performs together at Beyoncé’s major events, such as the Super Bowl and Coachella, and she has backed both of their projects.
We wish there was a reunion album for these wonderful sisters!
For Ivy Park x Adidas, Beyoncé showcases a piece from her Icy Park collection.
Take time to toast this inspirational woman who can sing, dance, act, be a cover girl, develop a fashion empire, and wear a legendary diamond that few have ever touched, whether with lemonade or something a little stronger.
This week’s drink is a toast to one of the brightest lights to have ever graced our universe.