In case you missed it….Beyonce and Jay Z have been confirmed to perform at the Grammy Awards this weekend.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Taylor Swift, Daft Punk, and former Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, are already set to perform during music’s biggest night and now two more superstars have been confirmed to hit the stage on Sunday.
Last week, reports surfaced suggesting the Crazy in Love hitmaker would open the show, while Madonna was rumored to be taking to the stage alongside one of the night’s nominees.
It looks like Blue Ivy Carter could become a big sister next year – Beyonce is said to be pregnant with her second child just 8 months after giving birth to Blue. HollywoodLife reports the singer appeared to sport a small baby bump when she appeared at La Marina restaurant in New York on Sunday.
Beyonce and husband Jay Z welcomed Blue on January 7, 2012. Four months later, the star told Entertainment Tonight she “definitely” wants to expand her family. Beyonce recently told Anderson Cooper being a mother gives her “purpose.”
“[Having a daughter] just gives you purpose and all of the things that my self-esteem was associated with, it’s all completely different,” Beyonce said on Anderson Live. “I realized why I was born and more than anything all of the things I want to pass onto my child and the best way of doing that is not by preaching or telling her but showing her by example, which is one of the reasons I’m here.”
Beyonce stepped out for husband Jay-Z’s concert at Carnegie Hall Monday night, marking the her first public appearance since giving birth to daughter Blue Ivy Carter on January 7. The new mom displayed her slim post-baby body in a form fitting Alice Temperly dress, Christian Louboutin heels and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.
Jay-Z performed with Alicia Keys and Nas, but the most special moment of the show was when the rapper sang “Glory,” which he wrote about Blue Ivy. The track features Blue’s cry. Before heading to an afterparty at the 40/40 nightclub, Beyonce told New York Daily News the concert “was amazing.”
Blue is the first child for the couple, who tied the knot in 2008. Beyonce and Jay-Z described her birth as “emotional and extremely peaceful.” “It was the best experience of both of our lives. We are thankful to everyone for all your prayers, well wishes, love and support,” they said in a statement.
Proud parents Jay-Z and Beyoncé has issued a statement on the birth of their first daughter, Blue Ivy Carter. The couple stated that Blue Ivy’s birth was extremely peaceful and despite rumors, Beyoncé delivered the baby through natural childbirth and not a C-section as was widely reported. “Hello Hello Baby Blue! We are happy to announce the arrival of our beautiful daughter, Blue Ivy Carter,” the couple said in a statement. “Her birth was emotional and extremely peaceful, we are in heaven.” According to the Carters, Blue Ivy weighed 7 pounds when she was born, on January 7. “It was the best experience of both of our lives. We are thankful to everyone for all your prayers, well wishes, love and support,” the couple said.
On Thanksgiving night,NOVEMBER 25 (9:30-11:00 p.m., ET), the ABC Television Network will air a 90-minute special, “Beyoncé’s I Am… World Tour.” Travel the planet with one of the most dynamic forces in music, as Beyoncé Knowles takes you on her 32-country, 6-continent tour. Viewers will hear her perform her biggest hits in the world’s greatest venues, and will see what it takes to mount an over-the-top mega-production, including backstage moments, choreography, costumes and life offstage. The special features guest appearances by Kanye West and Beyoncé’s superstar husband, Jay-Z.
The show weaves together more than 90 of Beyoncé’s performances from Croatia to Abu Dhabi, Africa, Australia and China, and highlights the sheer backbreaking work of producing one of the most dazzling visual acts in the music world for a performer who will tolerate nothing less than perfection.
Beyoncé, the 16-time Grammy winner, is famous for doing it all, costumes, music, dancing and staging. This time she also directs, both the special and a full-length theatrical film of her tour. With previously unseen material culled from thousands of hours of coverage, this special shows Beyoncé as she’s seen only by those closest to her – unfiltered, real, living life at full throttle and without compromise.
This is Beyoncé’s second primetime Thanksgiving night special for ABC. Beyoncé is executive producer and director for Parkwood Pictures. “Beyoncé’s I Am… World Tour” is produced by ABC’s Lincoln Square Productions, with Rudy Bednar and David Saltz executive producers.
Eminem made a triumphant return to California on Saturday night (25Sep10) when he stole the show from co-headliners KISS at the Epicenter Twenty Ten festival in Fontana.
The rapper hit the stage in dramatic fashion after a Star Wars-type scr ipt scrolled across a space-themed giant screen, calling the show the Det roit native’s “Recovery”.
The cinematic note read, “In 2005, after completing a U.S. tour, Eminem stopped performing. Eminem entered rehab, a European tour was cancelled and there were rumors that he was retiring. Over the following years, Emi nem appeared to be detached and unfocused. Seldom did he return to perfor m live.
“Tonight Eminem return to the stage. You are all hear to witness Eminem ‘s Recovery.” The rapper then performed a powerful hits set dotted with medleys from past crowd-pleasers like My Name Is and The Real Slim Shady. He was also joined onstage by his D-12 bandmates for a tight three-song set.
The huge screen above him was used to show clips from his videos, quirk y animation and it was used to beam images of late pal Proof and slain ra ppers Biggie Smalls, aka Notorious B.I.G., and Tupac Shakur during tributes.
Eminem appeared to be humbled and thrilled by the response from his Cal ifornia fans and treated them to an encore of Lose Yourself long after he ‘d thanked them for supporting him and bidding them a good night.
The highlights of his 80-minute set also included renditions of Stan, N ot Afraid, I Love the Way You Lie and his take on B.o.B.’s summer (10) sm ash Airplanes.
The festival show came at the end of a month where Eminem performed bac k-to-back baseball stadium shows with Jay-Z in New York and Detroit.
Rockers Kiss discovered the rapper was a tough act to follow – more tha n half of Saturday’s Epicenter audience left the arena after Eminem’s show ended.
Suicidal Tendencies and Blink-182 will headline the second day of the hit weekend festival on Sunday (Sept 26).