The followers of Beyoncé Giselle Knowles Carter flip up and prove yearly for her birthday — and it is a particular one.
So, in honor of the fortieth birthday of our Queen, this week’s Pop Life Chronicles is an all-Bey version.
‘Homecoming: A Movie by Beyoncé’
Fortunately for these of us who could not rating tickets to the dwell reveals, she put collectively “Homecoming” for Netflix, which options efficiency highlights and intimate behind-the-scenes footage of her preparations for the present.
‘Black Is King’
This visible album was filmed as a companion to her 2019 “The Lion King: The Reward” soundtrack and is lush in its celebration of Blackness and African tradition.
As with every Bey undertaking, the manufacturing is first-rate, a deal with for the eyes, and wealthy in symbolism.
“Black Is King” is streaming on Disney+.
“Dreamgirls” might have earned Jennifer Hudson an Oscar, but it surely scored Beyoncé a success with the tune “Pay attention.”
Based mostly on the Tony-winning play, the movie stars Beyoncé as Deena Jones, one in every of a trio of Black feminine soul singers who wrestle as they discover fame.
The musical was proper up her alley. You may stream it on Amazon Prime, HBO Max or Hulu.
Three issues to hearken to
Such was the case with “Lemonade,” a candy success based mostly on the tart marital issues between the singer and her famous person husband, Jay-Z (don’t fret, they’re OK now).
It helps that the music feels fairly timeless as properly.
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One factor to speak about
Beyoncé could also be a large star, however she has by no means forgotten from whence she got here.
Nor has she left behind her Future’s Baby co-members, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, who’ve each additionally gone on to profitable solo careers.
The trio usually performs collectively for Bey’s largest occasions, just like the Tremendous Bowl and Coachella, and he or she has supported them each in a few of their initiatives.
A real sisterhood we want would end in a reunion album!
One thing to sip on
This week’s one thing to sip on is a drink in celebration of one of many brightest stars to ever grace our universe.