Beyonce will release a limited edition Vinyl set of ‘Lemonade’

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Beyonce further cemented her status as America’s Queen when she dropped her surprise album titled Lemonade in 2016. The album went on to win a Grammy for the Best Urban Contemporary Album, while earning another win for Best Music Video for her track “Formation.” The album was a stunning success, so die-hard Beyonce fans have yet another Beyonce-special to celebrate as it was recently announced that Beyonce will be releasing a limited edition Vinyl box set of Lemonade.

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The set will contain a double vinyl LP as well as audio and visual album downloads. The album itself was released alongside a 60-minute HBO film also titled Lemonade, so it is only fitting for her vinyl release to have visual components as well. Lastly, the set will come with a 600 page coffee table book titled How To Make Lemonade.

How To Make Lemonade features behind-the-scenes photos from the making of the album as well as notes, poems and essays from the artist. Its forward is written by Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, with additional poetry by Warsan Shire. Fans can pre-order the limited edition set on Beyonce’s website starting at $299.99.

H/T: NME

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Mozart had the best-selling CD of 2016

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2016 has been a year chock-full of surprises. On the musical side of things, one of the most unexpected results is the biggest-selling CD of the year, Mozart 225, which achieved the distinction only five weeks after being released on October 28, 2016.

No one alive today has seen Mozart play a concert, as he departed from this life over two centuries ago. Yet, according to Universal Music Group, the Classical-era composer’s new box set Mozart 225: The New Complete Edition moved a whopping 1.25 million CDs in its first five weeks of sales.

How exactly this was possible becomes more apparent when considering the sheer size of the box set. The set contains 200 CDs, which, if listened to continuously, would play for 240 hours — 24 hours a day for about a week and a half. For anyone wanting to quickly become a Mozart completist, this is now possible with one purchase, as Mozart 225 contains every single work ever written by the legendary composer, performed by over 600 of the world’s best soloists and 60 orchestras, along with extensive additional reading.

Although when the 200 CDs inside the box are considered as one sale, the numbers don’t look quite as formidable — around 6,250 individual sales. Regardless, the incredible number of units moved goes to show how genius never goes out of style.

Via Billboard

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Was Beyonce’s “Daddy Lessons” Rejected By The Grammy Country Committee?

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(AllHipHop Rumors) Someone wake the Beyhive up because it might be time to STING.

The Grammmy nominations were announced earlier this week, and it was revealed that Queen Beyonce has nine nods this year, making her the most nominated female artist in Grammy history.

After the racist backlash she received at the Country Music Awards, many of her fans began side eyeing The Academy wondering if Bey could’ve been eligible for more nominations.

Rumor has it, that she would’ve actually been eligible for more, but allegedly the Grammy’s Country Committee rejected her COUNTRY song “Daddy Lessons.”

According to Billboard, an insider who is very familiar with the Grammy nomination process told the Associated Press that Beyoncé allegedly submitted her song “Daddy Lessons,” to the country category.

The source chose to remain anonymous because they are not supposed to speak publicly about the matter. The insider did go on to say that the Country Music Committee did not accept the song though.

If the song was accepted, Beyoncé would have been eligible to be nominated for categories such as “Best Country Song,” and “Best Country Performance.”

When Beyonce performed the song with the Dixie Chicks at the CMAS, she received a warm welcome from Country artists like Dierks Bentley and Blake Shelton, but a lot of hate from other country artists, and their fans.

I don’t know man. I kind of want Bey to have a Kanye West moment about this one. LOL. What are your thoughts?