BeyoncÃ© covers yet another magazine cover! Be sure to pick up the July issue of W Magazine when it hits stands! Check out the 3 covers! I am loving the Louis Vuitton hat! These photos are so fierce! Looks like it can be the work of “King B” to me…
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â€œWhen I sing a song,â€ BeyoncÃ© Knowles said, as her car went from the photo studio to the recording studio, where she was deciding the final cuts for her new album, â€œI definitely have the image for the video in my mind. I kind of hear the choreography that will be in the video, and I can see how Iâ€™ll look, even before anyoneâ€”the record company, the directorâ€”has heard the song.â€ BeyoncÃ©, who was speaking to me by phone, was interrupted. Her life in the last month, judging by the weeks of delays and canceled dates before our phone conversation could, at long last, take place, was a jam-packed series of planned and unplanned activities: photo shoots for the covers of magazines; a video shoot for the new single â€œRun the World (Girls)â€; glam appearances at events like the Metropolitan Museum of Artâ€™s Costume Institute gala, where she was booed for not spending enough time on the red carpet. â€œMy friend is coming over to the car with her baby,â€ BeyoncÃ© told me now. â€œI donâ€™t want to be rude.â€ I agreed to be put on hold. The line went dead. â€œIâ€™m so sorry,â€ BeyoncÃ© said, when she called back 10 minutes later. â€œThat was a first for me. Iâ€™m sure it was for you, too.â€ She laughed softly.
“Frankly, I was prepared to be annoyed (our interview was set for 4:00, and it was now 7:30; Iâ€™d been staring at the phone for hours), but BeyoncÃ©, who has a mix of intenÂsity and girlish Southern charm (she grew up in Texas), is instantly compelling. During her 18-year Âcareer, which began when she was 12 years old with ÂDestinyâ€™s Child, she has hardly been out of the spotlight, and yet she has the zeal and drive of a beginner with something to prove. â€œI wanted this record to come from a raw place,â€ BeyoncÃ© continued. â€œPlaying Etta James in the movie ÂCadillac Records really changed me. It was a darker character, and I realized that if anything is too comfortable, I want to run from it. Itâ€™s no fun being safe.”
“BeyoncÃ©â€™s little-seen performance as James was remarkÂableâ€”she was no longer the perfect BeyoncÃ©. As James, who sang the blues and was addicted to drugs, she was complex and haunted. That performance may have inspired Clint Eastwood to cast her in his soon-to-be-filmed adaptation of A Star Is Born, in which she will play a singer on the rise who falls in love with a famous Âactor in decline. â€œOh, my God,â€ BeyoncÃ© exclaimed. â€œThat scares me the most.â€
“Before that movie starts filming, thereâ€™s the new Âalbum to finish. On the six tracks I heard, the beats are more jagged and deeper than on previous albums. In one song she berates an ex-lover (â€œIt sucks to be you right nowâ€), and in another, celebrates losing a not-good-enough man (â€œThank God you blew it/Thank God I dodged a bulletâ€). Her voice has more rasp, more raunch, but thereâ€™s also an instant-classic power ballad that swells with Âfemale empowerment. â€œThe fans have named the album 4,â€ ÂBeyoncÃ© explained. â€œAnd four is my favorite number. Itâ€™s an important number in my life: the date of my birthday, my momâ€™s birthday, my husbandâ€™s birthday, the day I got married. Barack Obama is the 44th president, and I performed â€˜At Lastâ€™ by Etta James at his inauguration.â€
“In honor of that fourth solo album, we asked ÂBeyoncÃ© to pick some images from her postâ€“Destinyâ€™s Child career that illustrate her ever evolving persona. â€œAll these images have something in common,â€ BeyoncÃ© said. â€œIn my videos I always want to be a powerful woman. Thatâ€™s my mission.â€
Source: W Magazine