Beyoncé’s fans Giselle Knowles Carter show up for her birthday every year — and this one is a special one.
So, in honor of our Queen’s 40th birthday, this week’s Pop Life Chronicles is a full Bey edition.
Homecoming: a Beyoncé movie
Luckily for those of us who couldn’t score tickets to the live shows, she put together “Homecoming” for Netflix, which features performance highlights and intimate behind-the-scenes footage of her preparations for the show.
‘Black is king’
Filmed to complement her soundtrack for 2019’s “The Lion King: The Gift”, this visual album is a lavish tribute to Blackness and African culture.
As with any Bey project, the production is top-notch, pleasing to the eye and rich in symbolism.
“Black Is King” will be streamed on Disney+.
“Dreamgirls” may have earned Jennifer Hudson an Oscar, but it scored Beyoncé a hit with the tune “Listen.”
Based on the Tony-winning play, the film stars Beyoncé as Deena Jones, one of a trio of black soul singers struggling to become famous.
The musical was completely her thing. You can stream it on Amazon Prime, HBO Max, or Hulu.
Three things to listen to
Such was the case with “Lemonade,” a sweet success based on the sharp marital problems between the singer and her superstar husband, Jay-Z (don’t worry, they’re all right now).
It helps that the music also feels quite timeless.
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One thing to talk about
Beyoncé may be a huge star, but she’s never forgotten where she came from.
Nor has she left behind her Destiny’s Child fellow members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, both of whom have also enjoyed successful solo careers.
The trio often perform together for Bey’s biggest events, such as the Super Bowl and Coachella, and she has supported them both in some of their projects.
A true sisterhood that we wish would result in a reunion album!
Something to sip from
Something to sip this week is a drink in honor of one of the brightest stars to ever grace our universe.