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Beyonce - Bow Down

Beyoncé posted an aggressive new song to Soundcloud today, “Bow Down/I Been On.” She simultaneously posted the above photo to Instagram. Check out the song below. It was produced by Hit-Boy, who also produced Jay-Z and Kanye’s “Niggas in Paris.” Read more here: Beyoncé – “Bow Down / I Been On” – Stereogum.

It’s not a proper Valentine’s Day until The xx sings, wrote Michael Roffman for COS. Wouldn’t you know the UK collective deliver just the sugarless treat with their minimalistic cover of Beyoncé’s “I Miss You” (via Pitchfork). The ultra shiny, new performance was shot at Austin’s The Moody Theatre on Tuesday night amidst their current tour and pits Romy Madley Croft against Oliver Sim in one powerful duet. So, if you’ve got a bag of Hershey’s Kisses at bay, start watching the ruby-glazed clip below — tissues optional.

In related news, The xx recently announced a string of summer dates with Grizzly Bear. Consult their full itinerary once you’re done glueing your heart back together again. Read more The xx – tour updates here: http://bit.ly/15g95Hx

 

 

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President Barack Obama’s second inaugural ushered in some of music’s biggest names, and while cold temperatures typically turn these events into pea coat parades, this year featured both gorgeous formal and casual attire on stars like Beyonce, Jay-Z, Kelly Clarkson and Katy Perry.
Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson Add Soaring Voices to Obama’s Inauguration

The inauguration of the United States president is a celebrated event indeed, even if it’s effectively tjhe follow-up to what was a landmark occasion four years ago. But if there’s anyone who can bring the (white) house down, it’s one of America’s most beloved singing ladies, the first American Idol, a songwriting legend and a showstopping choir.

The Marines are backing away from an eye-opening claim that Beyonce “did not actually sing” the national anthem at President Barack Obama’s inauguration on Monday.

The jig is up. It took less than 24 hours for news to break that Beyoncé‘s striking live performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the inaugural ceremonies for President Barack Obama on Monday might have merely a lip-synced run-through of a track she recorded earlier.

The news is a shocker, considering the R&B queen is no stranger to big stages and annihilating them in real time. It’s important to note that she did sing the National Anthem at the 2004 Superbowl live (at least, wethink she did).

It’s a big deal. In a musical feats of strength contest, the National Anthem is arguably one of the heaviest weights to lift. Artists ranging from the likes of Christina Aguilera to Steven Tyler to Roseanne Barr can vouch for that. It’s understandable that any artist who doesn’t think they could do it justice pre-record their performance. Read more here http://bit.ly/VYOGU0

10 Worst National Anthem Performances Ever

Still, it’s the anthem. A song about the strength of its country should always be sung live to prove that very point over and over again — especially on a stage that is reinstating the nation’s leader. Not to mention that the leader is a man she’s supported since he decided to make his first term run.

 

The trio will perform their new song, ‘Nuclear.’

It’s the reunion R&B fans have been waiting for. Destiny’s Child will reportedly reunite at Super Bowl XLVII on February 3, sources tellUs Weekly.

Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams will join Beyoncé on stage during her Super Bowl half-time show and perform a medley of Destiny’s Child hits including their new song, “Nuclear.” The performance would be their first in six years.

Beyoncé went on Facebook yesterday (Jan. 10) to announce the upcoming release of their compilation album, “Love Songs.”  The 14-track album will be composed of romantic-themed songs the trio recorded between 1997-2004 except for “Nuclear.” A publicist for Legacy Recordings confirms with Billboard that “Nuclear” is a newly recorded track.

Sources also tell US Weekly that Bey’ is to debut a new song from her forthcoming fifth album during the finale of her set.

Which songs would you like to see Destiny’s Child perform?

 

–taken from erika ramirez for billboard.com

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