In case you were worried that the buzz surrounding Beyonce was beginning to fade, fear not: the R&B singer announced earlier today that she was pregnant, with triplets!
Though she and Jay-Z have confirmed they are expecting three girls sometime in late July/early August, she’s not visibly showing just yet — a near miracle for a woman who is allegedly somewhere around four months along, and carrying three babies.
“It’s so hard for everyone to believe she’s having triplets, especially with a tour coming up,” April Sciocchi, celebrity columnist, said. “And she looks fantastic! It’s almost as if she’s not pregnant at all.”
However, Beyonce said she’ll prepare for her soon-to-be baby bump by releasing a maternity line called Chiste. Clothes from said line will be available at the merchandise stands at her concerts.
That’s right — Beyonce confirmed she’ll continue with her upcoming tour, with one caveat: she'll change the name to "I Am… Pregnant World Tour," a homage to one of her previous albums. E! cameras will be following the star around on her tour in order to document the latter half of her pregnancy. It will culminate in a Kardashian-like reality show, a twist for the couple who began their relationship so secretively. Curious what they'll name their girls?
Click for the names of Beyonce and Jay-Z's triplets!
Earlier this week, Beyonce and her 1-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, were spotted in Brooklyn. In case you were wondering, yes, Blue Ivy is as adorable as you’d imagine her to be. But she's also intelligent. Beyonce told Oprah that Blue Ivy was "very smart" and already reading flashcards.
With an R&B queen for a mom and a rap mogul for a dad, Blue Ivy will likely go on to do amazing things. Toss in the fact that she’s a 1-year-old that can read and she’ll probably take over the world. Is it weird to consider what a celebrity baby might someday grow up and do with her life? Probably. But oh well, here are some careers baby Blue Ivy might someday consider:
Obviously musical talent runs in the family, so she may want to dabble in the careers her mom and dad did. It’s not weird for kids to sometimes follow in their parents’ footsteps. If she’s lucky, her musical genius will come from both her mom and her dad, so not only would bring a room to tears with just her voice, but she could also rhyme circles around rappers in her generation. Like Kanye’s baby. Just kidding, they would totally collaborate, and then no one would ever be able to make music again because the pinnacle of music will have been reached.
Although there is a lot of shifting after the top two positions, the top two spots in February pretty much stayed the same as January. Tickets for Monster Jam Trucks and the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey circus continued to sell at a very quick pace all throughout the month. As with last month, both shows, and Monster Jam in particular, far outstripped any other event.
Meanwhile, as was highly expected, Beyoncé announced a tour and almost immediately placed on the top-seller list. Also, Luke Bryan continued his ascent. Finally, Jason Aldean appeared back on the list for the first time since September (incidentally, while touring with Luke Bryan), Kenny Chesney and Fleetwood Mac are back after dropping off for a month, and Taylor Swift and Wicked are hanging in there.
* Rankings are as of 3/4/2013 11:00 a.m. EST. Top 10 list is ranked based by the number of tickets sold on TicketNetwork.com.
When she's not performing a show so powerful that it causes a surge somewhere in the New Orleans Superdome, she's announcing a tour. Okay, the power outage wasn't her fault, but she is announcing a tour. Well, sort of, because she was scooped on the whole thing a day ahead of time. But, in any case, a tour is coming.
The U.S. leg of The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour will see Beyonce tour the region for the first time in four years, the last being during the "I Am... Tour" in 2009. On the 22-date run, Beyonce will perform from coast to coast and north to south. Before the U.S. run, Beyonce will tour Europe.
While it seems as though the rumored reunion of Destiny's Child will not come to pass, that doesn't mean we won't see special guests on this tour. Perhaps a few well-timed appearances by Mr. Carter, Jay-Z, himself? Notably, the last show of the leg is being hosted in Brooklyn, Jay-Z's hometown, so we shall see.
The U.S. dates are below. Click here to find an event and place an order for tickets.
What people are talking about this week: Super Bowl edition! People are buzzing about yesterday’s Super Bowl press conference, commercial previews, and NFL players who appreciate Beyonce. (Warning: two out of three of the following involve Beyonce. I’m not sure, but I promise next week none will involve Beyonce. Unless she pops out a baby or announces a tour on the moon or something.)
Super Bowl press conference
So, remember how last week everyone was in a tizzy over how Beyonce supposedly lip-synced the national anthem? She didn’t comment on it then, but at the Super Bowl press conference yesterday, the question inevitably came up. She explained that she used a backing track because of the weather, delay, lack of sound check, and overall not feeling comfortable going live. And then she launched into an a cappella performance of "The Star Spangled Banner." I feel like Anderson Cooper had it right when he said it’s Beyonce’s world and we’re just living in it. P.S. she says she’ll "absolutely" sing live at the Super Bowl.