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Beyoncé's 10 Biggest Announcements

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There is nothing small about the force that is Beyoncé.

For over 10 years, we've watched her go from bootylicious lead singer to record-shattering solo superstar. Her every decision--both professional and personal--is headlining news for us to obsess over. Like the old Hollywood stars, we love to see her move on and off the stage. Before she confirms or denies a second baby with Jay-Z, let's take a look back at some of her biggest (and sometimes record-breaking) announcements.

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Beyonce and Jay-Z

Marriage to Jay-Z
There was no big announcement, but the 2008 marriage of Bey and Jay was enough to send us all into cardiac arrest. After six years of speculation, the power couple tied the knot in a private ceremony at Jay-Z's apartment. Attended by only close friends and family, the nuptials weren't confirmed until a year later by the couple who remain protective of their personal life to this day.

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The Baby Bump Reveal
"I want you to feel the love that's growing inside of me."

That sentence took on a whole different meaning by the end of Beyonce's 2011 VMA performance. With just a spotlight on her, the mommy-to-be dropped her microphone, ripped open her jacket and rubbed her growing baby bump. To this day, her big unveiling holds the record for most tweets per second (8.868).

Blue Ivy Carter

The Birth of Blue Ivy
The amount of rumors surrounding Beyonce's pregnancy were endless. From a fake bump to a hospital shut down, we weren't sure who to believe when it came to the impending birth of Blue Ivy. Bey and Jay caught everyone off guard when they decided to show off their newborn through a Tumblr account.

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Beyonce and Matthew Knowles

Father-Daughter Break Up
Matthew Knowles masterminded Beyonce's takeover with and without Destiny's Child. After what seemed to be a successful relationship, Beyonce announced that they would severe their professional partnership in 2011.

In Life Is But A Dream, we learn that their preserving their father-daughter relationship was more important.

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Beyonce announces Superbowl Performance

The Super Bowl Announcement
After what hardly seemed like a break, B announced via her website that she would headline the Superbowl halftime show. Soon after, her multimillion dollar Pepsi campaign kicked off, putting Bey's face pretty much everywhere.

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BeyHive Blog

The BeyHive Blog
Beyonce expanded her reign over the blogosphere with "The BeyHive Blog" in January. The picture-heavy site is a combination of Bey's personal offerings and fan-made creations. It also serves as an extension of her ever popular Instagram with candid shots of 1-year-old Blue Ivy.

Beyonce on vacation

Writer's Award From NY Association of Black Journalists
She's racked up 17 Grammy's for her music, but she earned a different kind of writing award in 2011. The NYABJ recognized Bey for her 2011 Essence cover story where she chronicled her eye opening 2010 vacation. The magazine's entertainment editor Cori Murray labeled Knowles as a "real writer. We had to edit her, but everyone gets edited except Toni Morrison."

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Blue Ivy in

Life Is But A Dream
It came as a surprise to many that Beyoncé would let us in on her private life with this 2013 documentary. Not only did we get to see her unparalleled work ethic in action, viewers got to finally see Blue Ivy's face.

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Bow Down
Bey solidified herself as the only girl who runs the world with "Bow Down/I Been On." The chopped and screwed track is quite the departure from her girl power anthems causing quite the stir. The verdict is still out on whether her beloved BeyHive approves. If this song is any indication, she's not too concerned anyway.

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Beyonce second baby bump

A Second Baby Bump?
Will B break her own Twitter record? E! Online announced this week that the singer is expecting a second child with hubby Jay-Z. If the news is true, you can count on a one-of-a-kind reveal from the woman herself.

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SZA Calls For Peace While Receiving 'Rule Breaker' Award At Billboard Women In Music

SZA called for peace and understanding at Billboard's Women In Music event Thursday (Dec. 6).

During her speech for the Rule Breaker award, singer-songwriter recalled today's climate, asking her peers and those watching at home for a little bit of peace.

"I'm sorry for the state of the world honestly, for everybody in this room and I pray that all of us just get through it a little bit easier and just try not to lash out at each other," she said.

The recurring theme of unity among women was also heard on the carpet from artists like Tierra Whack. In addition to her message of love, the "Broken Clocks" singer also thanked her TDE family for rocking with her creative process.

"I'm just so thankful for everybody having patience with me, " she said. Shouting out the key members of her family in attendance, the TDE affiliate gave praise to her mother, father, and grandma. In this brief speech centered around the artist's growth Solána Imani Rowe, known more commonly as her stage name, Rowe everyone for their trust in her.

"I'm grateful for everybody taking the time to have the patience to watch someone grow, it is painful and sometimes exciting but mostly boring. And I am thankful for Top (Top Dawg Entertainment's Anthony Tiffith) for not dropping me from that label. For Peter, who I change my ideas every day and he be like okay I like this," she continued.

Thanking the likes of musical powerhouses like Alicia Keys and Whack, "The Weekend" singer offered her appreciation and condolences to Ariana Grande.

Watch SZA accept the Rule Breaker award above.

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Beyoncé, Rihanna, And J. Lo Make Forbes’ Highest-Paid Women In Music List

As November comes to a close, many publications will be crafting their year-end lists for all things pop culture. Forbes released a ranking of the world's highest-paid women in music on Monday (Nov. 19), with Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, and Rihanna holding it down for women of color.

Beyoncé comes in at No. 3 on the list with an earning of $60 million as she made most of her money through her historical Coachella performance, the joint album with husband JAY-Z, Everything is Love, and the Carters' On The Run II Tour in support of its release.

Jennifer Lopez made No. 6 for earnings tallying of over $47 million thanks to her lucrative Las Vegas residency, endorsements, and shows including World of Dance where she serves as a judge.

Rihanna follows behind the "Love Don't Cost A Thing" diva at No. 7 with earnings of over $37.5 million. Although she hasn't toured since 2016—thanks to her cosmetics and lingerie lines, Fenty Beauty and Savage Lingerie—the Bajan pop star has been keeping herself busy.

Forbes' annual list (which factors in pretax earnings from June 1, 2017, through June 1, 2018) has placed Katy Perry at the top with over $83 million in profits due to her gig as an American Idol judge and her 80-date Witness: The Tour that brought in an estimated $1 million per night.

Scroll down to see Forbes' full list below.

Katy Perry ($83 million) Taylor Swift ($80 million) Beyoncé ($60 million) P!nk ($52 million) Lady Gaga ($50 million) Jennifer Lopez ($47 million) Rihanna ($37.5 million) Helene Fischer ($32 million) Celine Dion ($31 million) Britney Spears ($30 million)

 

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Kelly Rowland Hops In Her Bag With New Single "Kelly"

Kelly Rowland has it all and isn't afraid to brag about it on her new single, "Kelly."

Released Thursday (Nov. 22), the singer goes the clubby, confident route while rightfully dropping her attributes like her relationship with God, smoldering looks (a.k.a the drip) among other things. With "Kelly" being the first single since her 2013's Talk a Good Game, the singer comes out swinging, reminding everyone of her power in the game.

The mother of one has promised that her new tunes will be edgier and most honest than her past work that included vulnerable tracks like "Dirty Laundry" and massive hits like "Motivation" and "Commander." Speaking with Vogue over the summer, Ms. Kelly disclosed a few details behind the album.

“It’s about love, loss, and gain and whether it’s professional or with family or whatever, it’s just honest," she said. "I had no choice but to be honest and authentic with this record: it’s about friendship and marriage.”

She also explained a drop in confidence caused her hiatus. “I was thinking about pulling back from recording, but I couldn’t help myself: I still wanted to record. I still felt like I was missing something. The third year just came and left so fast. The fourth year I said: ‘I have to get to work’ and now I’m ready to release some music! I felt like I wasted so much time, and it was my husband who actually called me out on it. He said: ‘Babe, as great as those records were, I think you were nervous, you got gun-shy’, and when he said that it was like boom, a gong went off.”

Glad to have you back, Ms. Kelly. Listen to the eponymous record up top.

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