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Beyonce is going for gold at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards in 2021 after leading all artists with nine nominations, including 2 for Record of the Year.

"Black Parade" and "Savage" (Remix) with Megan Thee Stallion has landed Beyonce a double mention in the top category, while the former will also compete for Song of the Year, as well as Best R&B Performance and Song.

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"Black Is King," the visual accompaniment to The Lion King: The Gift - the superstar's soundtrack for her 2019 Disney remake, is shortlisted for Best Music Film, and "Brown Skin Girl" is up for Best Music Video.

Additionally, the "Savage" (Remix) is nominated for Best Rap Performance and Song.

The nine nominations make Beyonce the most-nominated female artist in Grammy Awards history with 79 over the course of her career, during which she has won 24.

The 2021 Grammys look to be a big night for the ladies with Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift, Brittany Howard, Phoebe Bridgers, Fiona Apple, Jhene Aiko, and Billie Eilish among the multiple nominees.

Comedian Trevor Noah will host the Grammy Awards on January 31.
 

Here is a partial list of nominees:

Album of the Year

Chilombo - Jhene Aiko

Black Pumas (Deluxe Edition) - Black Pumas

Everyday Life - Coldplay

Djesse Vol.3 - Jacob Collier

Women in Music Pt. III - HAIM

Future Nostalgia - Dua Lipa

Hollywood's Bleeding - Post Malone

Folklore - Taylor Swift
 

Song of the Year

Black Parade - Denisia Andrews, Beyonce, Stephen Bray, Shawn Carter, Brittany Coney, Derek James Dixie, Akil King, Kim 'Kaydence' Krysiuk & Rickie 'Caso' Tice, songwriters (Beyonce)

The Box - Samuel Gloade & Rodrick Moore, songwriters (Roddy Ricch)

Cardigan - Aaron Dessner & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)

Circles - Louis Bell, Adam Feeney, Kaan Gunesberk, Austin Post & Billy Walsh, songwriters (Post Malone)

Don't Start Now - Caroline Ailin, Ian Kirkpatrick, Dua Lipa & Emily Warren, songwriters (Dua Lipa)

Everything I Wanted - Billie Eilish O'Connell & Finneas O'Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)

I Can't Breathe - Dernst Emile II, H.E.R. & Tiara Thomas, songwriters (H.E.R.)

If the World Was Ending - Julia Michaels & JP Saxe, songwriters (JP Saxe Featuring Julia Michaels)
 

Best New Artist

Ingrid Andress

Phoebe Bridgers

Chika

Noah Cyrus

D Smoke

Doja Cat

Kaytranada

Megan Thee Stallion
 

Record of the Year

Black Parade - Beyonce

Colors - Black Pumas

Rockstar - DaBaby Featuring Roddy Ricch

Say So - Doja Cat

Everything I Wanted - Billie Eilish

Don't Start Now - Dua Lipa

Circles - Post Malone

Savage - Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyonce
 

Best Music Video

Brown Skin Girl - Beyonce

Life Is Good - Future Featuring Drake

Lockdown - Anderson .Paak

Adore You - Harry Styles

Goliath - Woodkid
 

Best R&B Performance

Lightning & Thunder - Jhene Aiko Featuring John Legend

Black Parade - Beyonce

All I Need - Jacob Collier Featuring Mahalia & Ty Dolla $Ign

Goat Head - Brittany Howard

See Me - Emily King
 

Best R&B Song

Better Than I Imagine - Robert Glasper Featuring H.E.R. & Meshell Ndegeocello

Black Parade - Beyonce

Collide - Tiana Major9 & Earthgang

Do It - Chloe X Halle

Slow Down - Skip Marley & H.E.R.
 

Best Progressive R&B Album

Chilombo - Jhene Aiko

Ungodly Hour - Chloe X Halle

Free Nationals - Free Nationals

F*** Yo Feelings - Robert Glasper

It Is What It Is - Thundercat
 

Best R&B Album

Happy 2 Be Here - Ant Clemons

Take Time - Giveon

To Feel Love/D - Luke James

Bigger Love - John Legend

All Rise - Gregory Porter
 

Best Rap Performance

Deep Reverence - Big Sean Featuring Nipsey Hussle

Bop - Dababy

What's Poppin - Jack Harlow

The Bigger Picture - Lil Baby

Savage - Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyonce

Dior - Pop Smoke
 

Best Melodic Rap Performance

Rockstar - DaBaby Featuring Roddy Ricch

Laugh Now, Cry Later - Drake Featuring Lil Durk

Lockdown - Anderson .Paak

The Box - Roddy Ricch

Highest in the Room - Travis Scott
 

Best Rap Song

The Bigger Picture - Lil Baby

The Box - Roddy Ricch

Laugh Now, Cry Later Drake Featuring Lil Durk

Rockstar - DaBaby Featuring Roddy Ricch

Savage (Remix) - Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyonce
 

Best Rap Album

Black Habits - D Smoke

Alfredo - Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist

A Written Testimony - Jay Electronica

King's Disease - Nas

The Allegory Royce - Da 5'9
 

Best Pop Solo Performance

Yummy - Justin Bieber

Say So - Doja Cat

Everything I Wanted - Billie Eilish

Don't Start Now - Dua Lipa

Watermelon Sugar - Harry Styles

Cardigan - Taylor Swift

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Beyonce Knowles Carter has built her entire career stealing from other artists. Now her fans are accusing superstar Jennifer Lopez of ripping off Beyonce's performance from the 2014 Grammy Awards.

J.Lo's performance at the 2020 American Music Awards on Sunday night drew comparisons to Beyonce's "Drunk in Love" set at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards.

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The 51-year-old Latina singer was joined by Colombian singer Maluma to perform "Pa Ti" and "Lonely" from the soundtrack of their upcoming movie Marry Me.

While many took to social media to praise Jennifer for her incredible performance, Beyonce's fans were quick to point out the similarities between her performance and Beyonce's performance six years ago.

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"Does anyone notice that J.Lo is ripping off Beyonce on her performance at the amas," one fan wrote, while another added, "JLO really stole Beyoncé's whole drunk in love performance. Copied everything, down to the outfit."

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Fans noted that both women sported wet look bobs, and Jennifer donned a black bodysuit that was similar to the one Beyonce wore for her Grammys performance.

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Both stars also started their performances sitting on a chair, with black, blue and red lighting on the stage.

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However, others were quick to jump to Jennifer's defense, pointing out that Beyonce's creative thievery is legendary:

"You're joking, right? If you think for 1 second that this is Beyonce's concept, you are a pop-culture illiterate. It's homage to Cell Block Tango from Chicago (the movie/play, NOT the city). It predates both JLo's and Beyonce's careers. #ResearchTHENpost."

And another added: "Girl... Beyonce did not invent black swimsuits and wet hair bob type look... That's just how Jlo looks in the MV (music video) for that song. Calm down."

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Filmmaker and author Matthew A. Cherry announced the audiobook adaptation of his Oscar-winning short film Hair Love is available for purchase online.

The audiobook is narrated by Blue Ivy Carter, the 8-year-old daughter of Beyonce and Jay Z.

The six-minute film was originally released in 2018 and follows the story of a Black dad who learns to style his daughter's hair for the first time.

The animated film won an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film this year.

Blue won her first major award at the 51st NAACP Image Awards. She later took home a BET Award for her collaboration on "Brown Skin Girl" with her mother, Beyonce.

Blu Ivy's 4-minute narration is available on Audible Plus.

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Beyonce declared her support for Democratic candidate Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris at the last minute - the day before the presidential elections.

One can only guess why Beyonce took her time declaring her support for Biden, 77, and Harris, 56.

The singer posted a Boomerang clip of herself wearing head-to-toe Balmain with a Biden and Harris mask with an "I voted" sticker on her hat.

She captioned the image: "Come thru, Texas! #vote..." in reference to her home state, which is one of the swing states Biden needs to defeat Trump.

The 40-year-old singer and her 50-year-old husband, Jay-Z, always vote for blue no matter who is on the ticket.

They spoke out in support of Hillary Clinton in 2016 at a rally in Ohio, where Beyonce performed.

Clinton lost by a landslide in an election upset that still reverberates with Democrats and the news media to this day.

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Tyrese Gibson says Beyonce and LeBron James must be protected "at all costs" because they're such powerful advocates for racial equality.

The 41-year-old singer/ actor just dropped his new single "Legendary" and its powerful accompanying video "8:46," which he says was inspired by the tragic death of George Floyd at the hands of police officers.

In an interview with the Associated Press, Tyrese paid tribute to the celebrities who are attacked on social media for sharing their personal views on the controversial topics.

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"Beyonce's 'Black is King' changed my life and changed me forever," he said. "We need to protect Beyonce at all costs. Whatever visions and ideas this powerful Black queen has bouncing around in her mind, we need to be willing to protect her at all costs. We need to protect LeBron James at all costs. He has decided to boldly and specifically step into carrying the torch of speaking up and speaking out."

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James, 35, has taken a lot of heat as the unofficial spokesman for the entire NBA. He called for a 2-day NBA boycott to protest in honor of Jacob Blake, the Black Wisconsin man who was shot 7 times in the back by a white police officer while trying to detain him on an outstanding warrant. Blake is paralyzed below the waist.

Tyrese also said he's "so proud" of NFL player Colin Kaepernick, who started the practice of bending a knee during the National Anthem as a protest against police brutality. "Long before it was ever cool to speak up and speak out, he took a knee on behalf of peaceful protest. He compromised his own survival to peacefully protest and speak up and speak out about something that’s on his heart."

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Keri Hilson was a fresh faced newcomer more than a decade ago when her record label told her to diss then-superstar Beyonce Knowles on a track.

In an interview with Claudia Jordan, Hilson recalled dissing Beyonce on her song "Turning M On" and how the fake beef hurt her spirit.

Hilson claims her label made her diss Beyonce, and she was too young and insecure to tell them no.

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Hilson, a 37-year-old Sagittarius, said she took a 9-year hiatus from music to heal herself due to clinical depression.

She said she contemplated quitting the business altogether. "I just knew I needed time to get back to myself."

Hilson said she was "incredibly" unhappy following the breakup of an 11-year relationship.

"I was 17 to 28 years old in that relationship, so I did not know life alone. I did not know and love and accept myself. I didn't know who the hell I was."
 

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One of the top producers behind Beyonce and Jay Z's On the Run Tour and Jennifer Lopez's and Shakira's showstopping 2020 Super Bowl Halftime Show has died.

TV and live event producer Dan Parise died from a cardiac arrest on Monday night, aged 61.

The industry veteran produced the Grammy and Emmy-nominated concert special, On the Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z, in 2014. He previously served as Live Nation's Director of Production, and also worked with superstars including Oprah Winfrey, Eric Clapton, and Pearl Jam.

Additionally, Parise worked with the team at Jay Z's Roc Nation on big events like the Global Citizen Festival and the rap mogul's annual Made In America Festival.

Paying tribute to Parise, a Roc Nation spokesperson tells TheWrap, "He committed his life to his family at home and his family on the road, making each one of us better with each show. From working with Dave Matthews to Michelle Obama to Keith Richards, his mark on the entertainment and broadcast world will be felt for generations to come."

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Disney spent millions promoting and marketing Beyonce's "Black is King" visual on Disney Plus, but fans didn't bother to purchase the project’s soundtrack album, The Gift.

According to HitsDailyDouble, Beyonce's The Gift landed at No. 10 on the sales charts with just over 6,000 albums sold.

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It is a sure sign that Beyonce's star has faded to black, as the former superstar loses ground to rappers Megan Thee Stallion, Cardi B and newcomer Mulatto.

Disney Plus secured the rights to Beyonce's "Black is King" 90-minute visual in the hopes of registering new subscribers to the streaming service.

Unfortunately, Beyonce doesn't have the star power to register a blip on the Disney Plus meter.

According to Roger Friedman of ShowBiz411, the album's dismal sales figure could be a troublesome number for Disney if it can be compared to the number of subscribers who joined Plus just to see Black is King.

Friedman wonders if Beyonce fans understand that "The Gift" is the soundtrack to Black Is King and not the Lion King soundtrack.

Beyonce and her Parkwood Entertainment cut Sony out of the project, so they aren't doing much to help promote Beyonce's "The Gift."

Sony executives are probably somewhere laughing their butts off.

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Kelly Rowland admits the constant comparisons to Beyonce Knowles Carter, were "Torture."

Kelly, who was rumored to be Beyonce's half-sister, said Beyonce continues to rent space in her head.

"Can you imagine what it's like being in a group with Beyonce?" she asked a Voice Australia contestant.

The Destiny's Child singer said she tortured herself because she didn't measure up to DC's leggy blonde lead singer.

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Speaking candidly about her life-long relationship with Bey, the 39-year-old Aquarius said she was intimated by Beyonce, also 39, because she thought of herself as an ugly duckling.

The moment of self-reflection occurred when Voice Australia Contestant Chris Sebastian said he was concerned about being outshined by his brother, Australian Idol winner Guy Sebastian.

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"I know this feeling," said Kelly, pictured far left with Farah Franklin, Beyonce and Michelle Williams. "Can you imagine what it's like being in a group with Beyonce? I would torture myself in my head."

Kelly said the brutal self-comparisons to Beyonce impacted her career and hurt her feelings of self-worth.

"I would be lying if I said no, it's never bothered me. That's bull. There was a whole decade, if I am being completely honest, a decade, where it was like the elephant in the room. It was the thing that would constantly be on my shoulder."

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The mom-of-one said she struggled all her life to keep up with Beyonce, who had No. 1 hit singles after she left the group.

She said Beyonce's dominance on the charts caused her to rethink every step she took in her career - right down to her wardrobe.

Kelly said picking out her wardrobe was a chore because she would think: "'I can't wear this dress because they're going to say it's like B.' Or, 'I can't have a song like that because it sounds too much like B.'"

Kelly has never had a No. 1 hit single outside of Destiny's Child.

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Tina Knowles-Lawson took to social media this weekend to plead for her daughter, Beyonce Knowles-Carter's right to claim her Black heritage.

The 39-year-old singer was widely criticized for "appropriating Black culture" in her new visual album, Black Is King.

The album, which is based on her poorly received 2019 album The Lion King: The Gift, will stream exclusively on Disney+.

After Beyonce dressed in traditional African garb in her album promo, fans took to social media to remind the mother-of-three that she is not African.

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When a few BeyHive fans defended their queen Bey, Tina thanked them for standing up for her child.

"Thank you I could not have said it better," Tina wrote. "It's really sad that the women who shout the loudest the 'protect the black woman' that they are the ones that are trying to tear her down. Sisters wake up!"

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The 66-year-old retired fashion designer went on to explain how her daughter was taught as a young girl to uplift other women up, not tear them down: "Her work is to change the narrative! To show that we did not start off as slaves, but that we were kings and queens before we were forced into slavery."

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After pleading with fans to "examine your heart and really take a look at what your motive is and what it's fueled by."

"How do you appropriate the black culture when you are black?" said Tina, whose mixed race heritage includes French, Native American, African, Jewish American, Spanish, Chinese and Indonesian ancestry.

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"She has a right to her heritage as well as anyone else in the world. Just consider young sisters I love you and brothers thank you for your balance and speaking up," Tina concluded.

Beyonce's album Black Is King debuts on July 31st.
 

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