We’re only 24 days in, but it’s already very apparent that 2013 is the year of Beyoncé. Just in case your New Year’s resolution was to start living under a rock and you don’t know the many reasons why, let me break down a few for you:
We already knew she was going to be the star of the Super Bowl Halftime Show, but Beyoncé decided she wanted a little support onstage – in the form of a DESTINY’S CHILD REUNION. It’s the 90s all over again, but with better hair.
It’s not just a walk down memory lane either. The crew just dropped a new track, “Nuclear”, and an entire album called “Love Songs” will soon be available for our listening pleasure. How many times has “Survivor” or “Bootylicious” come on during shuffle and you’ve instantly felt better because, well, they’re ah-freakin-mazing? It’s okay, we could never keep count either.
She performed at the 2013 Inaugural Ceremony on January 21st. Watch it, I dare you not to get chills. Just a small favor for BFFs Michelle and Barry, of course.
How do you satisfy your fans’ desires to know intimate details of your personal life when you’re a celebrity? If you’re Beyoncé, with a simultaneously revealing and classy HBO documentary. A few quotes from the newest “Life Is But A Dream” trailer: “How do I stay soulful?”; “My goal was independence.”; “I cry, I get scared, I get nervous, I get scared, like everyone else.” WOMAN IS AMAZING, END OF STORY.
Premieres February 16th on HBO.
GQ recently crowned her the Sexiest Woman of the 21st Century. Nobody disagreed.
Oh, and back to the topic of new music, she’s dropping a new solo album as well, with help from Pharrell, Timbaland, and The-Dream. “Mostly R&B. I always have my Prince and rock/soul influences. There’s a bit of D’Angelo, some ’60s doo-wop. And Aretha and Diana Ross,” she says of the album’s direction. “Even the silliest little thing that you hear on the radio, it comes from something deeper. ‘Bootylicious’ was funny, but it came from people saying that I had gained weight and me being like, ‘I’m a southern woman, and this is how southern women are.’ My motivation is always to express something or to heal from something or to laugh and rejoice about something.”
Even Beyonce’s blog is cooler than yours. Take a peek at the newly-launched BeyHive, and you’ll find links to what’s standing out to her at the moment – art exhibitions, films, books, restaurants, fashion, works made by fans – from Brooklyn to Houston and everywhere in between.
What comes after a new album? Oh yeah, a WORLD TOUR.
And our favorite reason we love Beyoncé? Her amazing dedication to humanitarianism. Most recently she was a part of the Demand a Plan to End Gun Violence Campaign, which obviously had an impact – Obama recently revealed a list of 23 executive actions to address and begin repair of the issue. She uses her celebrity to be an active participant in helping the world around her, which is why she deserves to rule it most of all.