1. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Blue Ivy Carter Makes Her Debut

    January 20, 2014 8:05 AM EST Two years ago this week, the days-old daughter of Jay Z and Beyonce made her chart arrival. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Michael Jackson, Celine Dion and Sting Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven de ...

  2. Beyonce Unexpectedly Releases New Self-Titled 'Visual Album' on iTunes

    December 13, 2013 12:12 AM EST 5.877 k 2.65 k 173 Just minutes before midnight EST Friday (Dec. 13) morning, Beyonce released her fifth album, a self-titled set, exclusively on iTunes . Details are still emerging on confirmed producers, but guests credited on the "exclusive visual ...

  3. 'Magna Carta Holy Grail': 10 Things We Learned About Jay-Z

    July 09, 2013 4:28 PM EDT After roughly three weeks of unprecedented hype, Jay-Z’s new album "Magna Carta Holy Grail” is available nationwide today (July 9). His 12th studio solo effort is a personal one. From jump, the usually guarded rap mogul mentions his daught ...

  4. Jay-Z Speaks On Two Blue Ivy-Inspired Songs

    June 28, 2013 3:34 PM EDT The rapper will perform in Times Square on July 8. Another day, another "Magna Carta Holy Grail" teaser video. In anticipation of his forthcoming 12th studio solo album, Jay-Z released two new previews for songs, "Jay-Z Blue (Daddy ...

  5. A Blue Ivy Birthday Card, from Billboard.com

    January 07, 2013 12:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Happy 1st birthday, Blue Ivy! Here's a look back at your joyous year. As Beyoncé and Jay-Z's daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, celebrates her 1st birthday on Monday (Jan. 7), we take a moment to look back at her first year . Dear Blue Ivy, It ...

  6. Beyonce Directing & Starring In HBO Documentary of Her Life

    November 26, 2012 2:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Beyoncé is the subject of a new HBO documentary that she's also directing, the network announced Monday (Nov. 26). The film will premiere Feb. 16, and combines footage of her onstage performances with private behind-the-scenes moments shot by B ...

  7. Beyonce Declares 'I Was Here' in World Humanitarian Day Video

    August 18, 2012 6:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Filmed at the U.N. General Assembly in New York earlier this month, Beyonce 's "I Was Here" music video, which was unveiled on Saturday (Aug. 18), mixes performance footage from a unique Bey day with striking images of global voluntee ...

  8. Beyonce, Pitbull & Steven Tyler Cast in New Animated Film

    May 31, 2012 2:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Beyonce , Pitbull and Steven Tyler have all been cast alongside a star-studded group of actors in "Epic," a new animated film being produced by 20th Century Fox. Helmed by "Ice Age" director Chris Wedge, the 3D CG animated film h ...

  9. Lady Gaga's 'Simpsons' Turn, Tour Controversy Spark Billboard Chart Gain

    May 24, 2012 10:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lady Gaga rises makes a big jump back into the top 10 of Billboard's Social 50 chart (climbing 14-5) thanks to the momentum generated by her guest appearance on Fox TV's "The Simpsons" (May 20). The Social 50 chart ranks the most ...

  10. Lady Gaga's 'Simpsons' Appearance, Tour Controversy Spark Billboard Social 50 Chart Gain

    May 24, 2012 10:09 PM EDT Lady Gaga rises makes a big jump back into the top 10 of Billboard's Social 50 chart (climbing 14-5), thanks to the momentum generated by her guest appearance on Fox TV's "The Simpsons" on May 20. The Social 50 chart ranks the ...

  11. Jay-Z Stands Up for Gay Marriage, Obama

    May 15, 2012 7:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 While President Obama's recent declaration of support for marriage equality has divided some of his supporters, Jay-Z has his back. "I've always thought of it as something that was still holding the country back," Jay-Z told CNN ...

  12. Jay-Z Puts New Music On Hold to 'Hang Out With My Daughter'

    May 14, 2012 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Hip-Hop Icon Talks Blue Ivy, Philly Music Festival, Jack White and New Brand Partnerships Shawn " Jay-Z " Carter may be headlining and curating a two-day music festival, "Budweiser Made In America," this Labor Day in Philadelphia ...

  13. Jay-Z on the Budweiser 'Made in America' Fest, Putting New Music On Hold

    May 14, 2012 1:38 PM EDT Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and Jay-Z attend a press conference on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art to announce that Jay-Z will headline the 'Budweiser Made In America' Two Day Music Festival in Philadelphia this Labor D ...

  14. Beyonce Slams Fake Pregnancy Rumors: 'It Wasn't Hurtful, It Was Just Crazy'

    May 01, 2012 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 When Beyonce was pregnant with daughter Blue Ivy Carter (who will some day take over the world), rumors began spreading that 1) she faked her pregnancy with a prosthetic belly and 2) had enlisted surrogate to carry the child. "That was crazy. I ...

  15. Beyonce Named People's Most Beautiful Woman

    April 26, 2012 9:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 People magazine has named Beyonce as the World's Most Beautiful Woman for 2012. The 30-year-old singer tops the magazine's annual list of the "World's Most Beautiful" in a special double issue . The announcement was made Wed ...

  16. Beyonce Launches Social Media Campaign On Tumblr, Twitter, Revamped Website

    April 06, 2012 7:30 AM EDT Screenshot of Beyonce.com, Beyonce's revamped website. After years of closely guarding her private life, Beyonce is now giving fans a new look inside her world. The "Single Ladies" and "Crazy in Love" singer is sharing int ...

  17. Hooked: Beyonce & Blue Ivy's Coordinating Shoes, Nicki Minaj's Neon Hair

    March 15, 2012 3:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Beyoncé and Two-month Old Daughter Exhibit Their Swag In NYC Beyoncé and her daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, played a game of cat and mouse with their shoes. The "Halo" singer took to the streets of NYC yesterday (March 14) with baby Blue Ivy f ...

  18. Watch Justin Timberlake Play Bon Iver in 'Saturday Night Live' Skit

    February 19, 2012 12:15 PM EST 0 0 0 After sending up Super Bowl performers M.I.A. and LMFAO in last week's episode, "Saturday Night Live" skewered artists like Taylor Swift, Bon Iver and Prince in a skit last night (Feb. 18) in which a handful of celebrities dropped by ...

  19. Beyonce Readies Two Albums For 2012

    February 15, 2012 12:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Queen Bey' never sleeps. Though giving birth to hers and Jay-Z 's first child, Blue Ivy Carter, just over a month ago, Beyoncé continues to put in work. The singer is working on not one but two new projects slated for 2012. Blue Ivy Photos ...

  20. Beyonce Announces 'End of Time' Remix Contest, Hints at Single Release

    February 08, 2012 8:29 PM EST 0 0 0 New mom Beyonce is making her music world return, calling for remix submissions for "4" track "End of Time" on Wednesday. The singer, in her first major announcement is the birth of daughter Blue Ivy Carter, is asking fans to sub ...

  21. Billboard Power 100: Shawn 'Jay-Z' Carter and Beyonce Knowles

    January 27, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 13 Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter & Beyoncé Knowles Artists, Founders Roc Nation; House of Dereon Twitter: @S_C and @beyonce The Power of Love... Want to talk power? Less than a week after her birth, Jay-Z and Beyonce's daughter, Blue ...

  22. Jay-Z's Rocawear Recently Laid Off Half Its Staff

    January 18, 2012 7:37 PM EST Jay-Z's personal life and rapping career may be flourishing, but a recent report suggests the fashion line the mogul started over a decade ago may not be doing so well. According to the New York Post , Jay-Z's hip-hop clothing line, Roca ...

  23. Jay-Z Re-Opens 40/40 Club; Says Anti-Bitch Poem is 'Fake'

    January 18, 2012 12:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Music publications this week are reporting that Jay-Z has penned a poem swearing off the use of the word "bitch," in honor of his newborn daughter Blue Ivy Carter. The first publication to report the poem's existence, Rolling Out, cit ...

  24. Jay-Z and Beyonce Join the History of Famous Parents and Children on Billboard Charts

    January 13, 2012 12:17 PM EST Throughout the rock era, several musical offspring have made their parents proud by following their footsteps onto Billboard charts. Rosanne Cash, Natalie Cole, Miley Cyrus, Jakob Dylan, Norah Jones, Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, Kelly Osbourne, Lisa ...

  25. Family Affairs: A History of Famous Parents and Children on Billboard Charts

    January 13, 2012 9:05 AM EST 0 0 0 B.I.C.'s Arrival Lifts the Carters Into Rarified Chart Air Throughout the rock era, several musical offspring have made their parents proud by following their footsteps onto Billboard charts. Rosanne Cash, Natalie Cole , Miley Cyrus , Jakob Dyl ...

  26. Blue Ivy Carter, Jay-Z and Beyonce's Daughter, Becomes Youngest Person Ever to Appear on a Billboard Chart

    January 11, 2012 3:47 PM EST If you guessed that Baby Carter would grow up to be a star because of her ubiquitous, famous parents, Jay-Z and Beyonce, you were probably right. If you anticipated her first song not being released until she was in her tweens, a la Willow Smith, ...

  27. 'We Are In Heaven,' Say Beyonce & Jay-Z of Daughter, Blue Ivy

    January 09, 2012 4:45 PM EST 0 0 0 It's baby Blue day! Hours after happy father, Jay-Z , released a song to and featuring his and Beyoncé 's daughter, Blue Ivy, the couple release a statement thanking their fans for the love and support. Check out the statement below, court ...

  28. Celebrities Congratulate Beyonce & Jay-Z on Their Baby's Birth

    January 09, 2012 12:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Beyoncé and Jay-Z took Twitter by storm on Sat. night (Jan. 7) when the news broke of their first child's birth. Seconds after their daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, arrived into the world, she became the No. 1 worldwide trending topic. Family and cl ...