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2013: The Year In Music News

As Radio.com gears up for 2014 and even more stories from the world of music, we look back at some of the best, worst and most infamous stories of the year that still have us talking.

12/20/2013

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Beyoncé Becomes Only Woman to Reach No. 1 with Her First Five Studio Albums

Beyoncé’s self-titled album, which she dropped late Friday night (Dec. 13), was the best kept secret of 2013 and now it’s one of the years biggest sellers.

12/18/2013

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Beyoncé, Jay Z, Jennifer Hudson & Will Ferrell Make the Longlist for Best Original Song Oscar

On Monday (Dec, 16), the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released the longlist of nominees for this year’s award for Best Original Song and it’s filled with its fair share of big named pop stars.

12/17/2013

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Beyoncé Has iTunes’ Fastest-Selling Album Ever, Releases Some Videos for Those Who Didn’t Buy It

For the (apparently very few) who have not yet downloaded this landmark album, the visual event is continuing. Beyoncé has made available the videos from the album officially for the first time, starting with “Drunk In Love” and “XO.”

12/16/2013

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See Beyoncé’s Many Looks From Her New ‘Visual Album’

For all 14 tracks on Queen Bey’s new self-titled “visual album,” she’s created a corresponding video that has her getting into the character of each song.

12/13/2013

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Beyoncé Sells 80,000 Copies of Her New Album in Three Hours

The surprise release has taken over not just the sales charts but the world’s social networks, with fans (including some famous ones) raving about having a brand new Beyonce album in time for the holidays.

12/13/2013

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Beyonce’s New Album Gets Surprise iTunes Release

Just as music fans are wrapping up the year and looking ahead to 2014 comes a reminder that it’s not over ’til the Queen Bey sings.

12/13/2013

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Beyonce Teases New Song ‘God Made You Beautiful’ In Doc Trailer

On the track–featured in the trailer for the upcoming DVD release of her HBO documentary, Life Is But a Dream, which aired back in February–Beyonce takes us to church.

10/30/2013

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Pharrell Explains Why Beyonce’s Album Has Been Delayed

And the reason why Bey delayed her album? Pharrell says it has something to do with her being a “Virgo.”

10/25/2013

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Style Files: Beyoncé Takes You Behind The Scenes of Her 2014 Calendar

If a photo is worth 1,000 words then a one minute behind the scenes look at the 12 different Beyoncé styles must be worth so much more.

10/24/2013

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Beyoncé’s New Album Lined Up For December, Columbia CEO All But Says

CEO/chairman of Columbia records dodged questions about what albums he might have in the chamber, but it doesn’t take a sleuth to figure out that he’s probably referring to Beyoncé’s long-in-the-works fifth studio album.

10/22/2013

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Beyonce & Jay Z are the Highest-Earning Celebrity Couple

Take that Brangelina. For the second year in a row, Bey and Jay Z are highest earning celebrity couple.

09/20/2013

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Made In America 2013, Saturday: Beyoncé Does Sexy, Imagine Dragons Do America

Beyonce got sexy & grown with her Mrs. Carter World Tour show and banging on the drums was extremely popular.

09/01/2013

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Style Files: Beyoncé Reveals Blonde Pixie Cut, Internet Freaks

Her newly short hair follows an on-stage incident on the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour in Montreal where her hair extensions got caught in a fan.

08/08/2013

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Beyonce Dedicates ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’ To Detroit After City Files For Bankruptcy

On July 20, Beyonce made a stop in Detroit, Michigan as part of her current world tour, The Mrs. Carter Show. It also just so happened to be two days after the city filed for bankruptcy.

07/31/2013

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Diplo Disputes Claim He Said Beyoncé Scrapped New Album

Diplo has elevated to one of the world’s most in-demand music producers, crafting hit songs for a an ever-expanding list of A-list artists including Usher (“Climax”), Justin Bieber (“Thought Of You”) and Snoop Dogg’s current reggae […]

07/12/2013

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Beyoncé, In Only Glitter, Talks About How To Seduce

Queen Bey is on the cover of yet another magazine — this time it’s the L.A. based Flaunt and it’s a Beyoncé we haven’t seen before. She’s wearing nothing (even on top — get your […]

07/10/2013

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Lady Gaga, Beyonce Top Forbes’ 2013 ‘Most Powerful Musicians’ List

The diverse list of musicians is packed with pop stars, classic rockers and R&B starlets, but it’s Lady Gaga who looms the largest on the power list, despite cutting her most recent tour short.

06/27/2013

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Beyoncé Adds New Tour Dates

If you thought it would all be over after her August appearances, guess again. Beyoncé has announced extended dates on her Mrs. Carter World Tour. After she appears at Made In America in Philly, the […]

06/25/2013

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Beyonce’s New Album Isn’t Coming As Soon As We Think, Ne-Yo Claims

“I’m still putting stuff together for Beyonce’s album,” he told Billboard. “They’re still trying to figure out what they want that to be, which I’m not mad at.”

06/19/2013

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Roberto Cavalli’s Slimmed-Down Beyonce Sketch Causes Controversy

It isn’t the dress that’s causing an uproar, it’s the sketch of a curveless and slimmed down Beyoncé.

06/12/2013

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Beyonce & Jay-Z Duet Steals The Show At Chime For Change Concert

Beyoncé might have been a little under the weather at this Saturday’s (June 1) Chime For Change concert in London, but you would have never known from her high-energy performance.

06/03/2013

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Emeli Sandé Talks Beyoncé Cover, Kendrick Lamar Collab & The Re-emergence Of Singer-Songwriters

Emeli Sande sat down with Radio.com to talk about covering Beyoncé, collaborating with Kendrick Lamar and why Miguel winning a GRAMMY is so important to her.

05/30/2013

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Kelly Rowland Makes Nice With Beyoncé On New Song ‘You’ve Changed’

Rowland’s “You’ve Changed,” which leaked online earlier today (May 28), starts with the straightforward query, “Ladies, y’all want to do it again?,” and features Michelle Williams and Beyoncé in strictly back-up singer roles

05/28/2013

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Style Files: Beyoncé Curates Rent The Runway Boutique

Since its launch, Rent the Runway has been a savior for cash-strapped fashion obsessives. The site have paired up with Beyoncé to curate a boutique of her favorite designer dresses — making Beyoncé your personal […]

05/23/2013

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New Beyoncé Song ‘Grown Woman’ Explores Feminine Power

With help from a heavy tribal beat, Beyoncé’s latest song, “Grown Woman,” which leaked last night, touches on the power of femininity. Does this mean Bey’s finally ready to embrace feminism?

05/21/2013

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Report: Beyonce And Jay-Z Expecting Second Child

Beyonce and Jay-Z are expecting their second child, according to an E! Online report. The entertainment network claims that “multiple sources exclusively confirm[ed]” the story earlier. All sources in the story are unnamed. A pregnancy might explain the singer’s […]

05/17/2013

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Beyonce Cancels Show Due To Exhaustion And Dehydration

Looks like Beyonce fans in Belgium will have to wait a little longer to see the singer perform during her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. According to a statement from her publicist, Beyonce has canceled […]

05/14/2013

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Jay-Z’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ Soundtrack: What Would F. Scott Fitzgerald Think?

Music is a big part of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, with the 1922 novel showcasing the jazz-filled flapper parties Jay Gatsby throws at his house in the West Egg. The author coined the term […]

05/10/2013

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Beyoncé, John Legend And Others Praise Moms For Mother’s Day Cause

For Mother’s Day, musicians and actors share their love for their mothers to raise awareness about issues surrounding girls and women empowerment. As you might have guessed, celebrities love their mothers as much as the […]

05/10/2013

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