Beyonce Performing At Jay-Z's Made In America Festival?
Jay-Z’s Budweiser-sponsored Made in America Festival is right around the corner, approaching quickly on September 1 and 2, and word is that his wife Beyonce will be a “surprise” addition to the already star-filled lineup.
An insider told the Huffington Post: “Beyonce will hit the stage in a surprise performance at her hubby’s festival next weekend in [Pennsylvania]. The performance is top secret but it will be filmed for Jay’s documentary about the event. It’s going to be epic.” So much for being “top secret.”
It’s been confirmed that Ron Howard will shoot the as-yet-untitled doc, which will be co-produced by Howard’s longtime producing partner Brian Grazer, marketing executive/former record label exec Steve Stoute and Jigga.
The diverse Made in America festival line-up includes: Pearl Jam, the reunited Run-DMC, Passion Pit, Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Odd Future, Wale, Rita Ora, Drake, Miike Snow, Santigold, Janelle Monae, D’Angelo, Skrillex, Afrojack, Calvin Harris, Gary Clark Jr., Dirty Projectors, Chris Cornell, Jill Scott, the Hives, X, DJ Shadow and Prince Royce, among others.
Beyonce Transforms UN General Assembly Into Music Video Set
Pop star Beyonce tonight will turn the United Nations General Assembly into the set of her latest music video, with the proceeds to be donated to the global body.
The 1,800-seat hall, typically a forum for world leaders and top diplomats discussing wars, conflicts and global affairs, has been shut down all week in preparation for what is expected to be a star-studded event shrouded in secrecy. Doors will shut at 7:45 p.m. in New York, and no outside cameras are allowed in to film.
The 30-year-old entertainer will shoot a video for her power ballad “I Was Here” in front of an audience that will include yet-to-be-revealed celebrities. Among the lyrics she’ll sing are “The hearts I have touched will be proof that I leave that I made a difference, and this world will see.”
The multiple-Grammy-award winning singer, whose hits include “Single Ladies,” is donating the proceeds from her newest single and tonight’s video to the UN. The video will be broadcast worldwide on Aug. 19, which the General Assembly has designated as World Humanitarian Day.
Beyonce has dropped a few hints about what to expect.
One cryptic message on her official website, penned in colorful child-like handwriting, says: “Draw a small animal and tell it all your secrets.”
As part of social media outreach seeking 1 billion supporters for World Humanitarian Day, people worldwide are urged to sign up for the campaign via Twitter and Facebook and do “something good, somewhere, for someone else.”