Beyonce “Wanted to Follow in the Footsteps of Madonna,” Singer Shared at “Visual Album” Screening in NYC

Girls really do run the world! Beyonce held a “visual album” screening of her self titled fifth album (featuring 17 epic videos) Saturday, Dec. 21 at the School of Visual Arts in NYC — and the global singing sensation shared with fans that her inspiration was none other than Madonna!

Following a screening of all 17 videos, which were played consecutively with movie theater quality sound, Beyonce took to the stage to address the crowd. “I felt like I wanted to follow in the footsteps of Madonna and be a powerhouse and have my own empire,” the songstress shared of the Queen of Pop, 55, who actually attended Beyonce’s Brooklyn show on Thursday, Dec. 19. Madonna shared an adorable Instagram photo from the show of the “XO” singer planting a kiss on her 8-year-old daughter Mercy James.

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The “Run the World” singer, wearing a stunning sheer black dress at the screening, added that she wanted to “show other women, when you get to this point in your career, you don’t have to go sign with someone else and share your money, and your success, you can do it yourself.”
How did she manage to pull it all together? “I found a team of underdogs, a team of women, a team of people that no one believed in,” she shared. “And we worked together and we stayed up all night and we were progressive and we did not follow the rules and we said, ‘Why can’t we do it?’ and I don’t think people believed, you know?”

Although she managed to keep her fifth studio label under wraps until its stunning iTunes release on Dec. 13, Beyonce had conceived the idea of a “visual album” some time ago. “I said to so many people, ‘I have an idea to do a visual album,’ and everyone was like ‘Ok,'” she told the crowd. “And we did it! And not only did we do it, it’s my company and I’m very proud of that.”
Beyonce’s husband Jay Z is also a successful entrepreneur who manages his own clothing company and record label, among other ventures. “She was very humble — almost in tears with appreciation at times,” said Us Weekly’s Entertainment Director Ian Drew, who attended the screening Saturday night.

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SNL: Madonna join Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake!

There were plenty of surprise gifts during this week’s 2013 Christmas episode of “Saturday Night Live” and viewers were left with one of the best shows the long-running series has delivered in several seasons.

The show featured unannounced visits by Paul McCartney, Madonna and Barry Gibbin the first 35 minutes, joining musical guest Justin Timberlake and host Jimmy Fallon.


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Madonna BROKEN beware of counterfeit copies!

The ICON exclusive 12″ vinyl for Broken has now been bootlegged, so beware when buying a copy on ebay! The bootleg version is available in various different colors, the original one is a clear dark pink vinyl with white label! Do some research before settling on a copy,  usually you can tell by the price if it is the authentic or the bootlegged one. The vinyl pictured below is the original one from ICON.


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Beyonce Kisses Madonna’s Malawian Child

MADONNA’S ADOPTED daughter was treated to a special kiss from Beyonce at her concert.

Madonna, posted a photo on Instagram of Beyonce as she kissed her adopted daughter, Mercy James, on the forehead at The Mrs Carter Show World Tour show yesterday (Dec 19).

In a caption, Material Girl star said: “Mercy James gets a big fat one from the Queen B”.

Chifundo ‘Mercy’, now eight, is originally from Malawi. She was adopted by Madonna when she was three years old.

Beyonce performed at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, New York, the home city of her husband and iconic rapper Jay Z.

Although she is known as the “Queen of Pop”, Madonna, 55, also enjoys the occasional R&B.

She posted another Instagram image of the 32-year-old songstress on stage with the caption: “Mrs. Carter crushes the BK [Brooklyn] with her bad ass show! Girls run the world!”

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