The MTV VMAs Have Officially Surrendered to the Stars

This year's MTV Video Music Awards nominations have just been announced, and the five candidates for Video of the Year were easier to predict than the…
Andrew Unterberger / July 26, 2016

MTV VMA 2016 Nominees: Beyoncé, Adele, Drake, Kanye West, and More

MTV has announced the nominees for 2016's Video Music Awards. Beyoncé is already looking to be a big winner this year, with 11 nods for…
Rachel Brodsky / July 26, 2016

Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ Is Nominated for Four Emmys

Beyoncé's HBO special Lemonade is up for four Emmy awards. The hour-long visual album, which dropped right before the LP, is up for Outstanding Variety Special, Outstanding…
Brian Josephs / July 14, 2016

Listen to ‘Songs for Survival,’ Jay Z’s Playlist About Social Injustice

After sharing "Spiritual," an original protest song addressing police violence against African-Americans, Jay Z has returned to TIDAL with a curated playlist of activist music…
Anna Gaca / July 10, 2016

Beyoncé Posts Tribute to Police Officers Killed in Dallas

In her latest Instagram post, Beyoncé paid tribute to the five police officers killed during a protest march in Dallas on Thursday, offering prayers and calling for love and…
Anna Gaca / July 9, 2016

Beyoncé Posts a Call to Action Following the Latest Police Killings

Beyoncé may be a closely guarded (and rarely interviewed) superstar, but she's made it known where she stands on the modern civil-rights movement numerous times. Today, she joined…
Brian Josephs / July 7, 2016

2016, the Worst Year for Album Sales Since the Last One

There's been plenty of notable records released this year, but seemingly no amount of great music can fix the industry's declining album sales. Billboard and Nielsen Music (formerly…
Anna Gaca / July 6, 2016

Watch Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar Perform ‘Freedom’ at 2016 BET Awards

The 2016 BET Awards were very obviously highlighted last night by two of the most beloved artists of the 2010s, Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar, who…
Dan Weiss / June 27, 2016

Beyoncé Sued by Independent Filmmaker for Allegedly Copying ‘Lemonade’ Trailer

By most accounts, Beyoncé was hyper-vigilant in distributing credits for her recent "visual album," Lemonade: the Yeah Yeah Yeahs got one because Ezra Koenig riffed on their…
Anna Gaca / June 9, 2016

Spencer Pratt: Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ Is the ‘Most Obvious Marketing Stunt On the Whole Planet’

When SPIN interviewed Spencer Pratt seven years ago, he was an aspiring rapper — you know, in addition to being television's most reviled villain on MTV's sort-of reality…
Rachel Brodsky / June 8, 2016

The 66 Best Songs of 2016 So Far

If the album is still supposed to be dying, nobody told 2016 – it's hard to remember a year that was so dominated by the…
SPIN Staff / June 3, 2016

The 50 Best Albums of 2016 So Far

Now that we're nearly halfway done with 2016, the time has come for your annual summer-listening list. Expect to find a tender comeback from the…
SPIN Staff / June 1, 2016

Hillary Clinton Says She Likes Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’

Hillary Clinton is probably going to be the 2016 Democratic nominee. With Bernie Sanders' momentum halted, it appears the former New York senator has turned…
Brian Josephs / May 25, 2016

Prince and Beyoncé Take a Combined 20 Spots on the Hot 100

Prince and Beyoncé ruled this week's Billboard Hot 100, sharing 20 spots amongst themselves.  The Purple One had a whopping eight tracks posthumously make the chart: "Purple Rain" (No.
Brian Josephs / May 2, 2016

Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ Is Her Sixth Straight No. 1 Album

Although Lemonade didn't sell as fast as Beyoncé's eponymously titled 2013 album, the surprise project still made history. The superstar's latest album is now her sixth straight…
Brian Josephs / May 2, 2016

SPIN’s 7 Favorite Songs of the Week: Beyoncé, the Gotobeds, and More

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the SPIN staff’s favorite new songs. Below, sample the best from jilted pop queens, Pittsburgh post-punk howlers, and more.
SPIN Staff / April 29, 2016

Review: Beyoncé Is the Rightful Heir to Michael Jackson and Prince on ‘Lemonade’

Like all things Beyoncé, Lemonade is a triumph of marketing and musicality, spectacle and song, vision and collaboration, Borg-like assimilation, and — as of 2013…
Greg Tate / April 28, 2016

Just Blaze Talks Making ‘Freedom,’ the Beyhive, and His Signature Sound

Beyoncé's Lemonade instantly resonated after its HBO premiere, but the credit list behind the album was a bit of a rigmarole. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs…
Brian Josephs / April 28, 2016

Watch Beyoncé Sing Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ at ‘Formation’ Tour Kickoff

Days after releasing Lemonade and its accompanying HBO film, Beyoncé kicked off her Formation World Tour at Marlins Park in Miami last night, where she performed…
Rachel Brodsky / April 28, 2016

Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ Expected to Sell 550,000 Copies in Debut Week

Although HBO's premiere of Beyoncé's Lemonade couldn't top the NBA Playoffs in ratings, the album is expected to reign the Billboard 200. Industry forecasters predict that…
Brian Josephs / April 27, 2016
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