Last year, it was rumored that Jay-Z and Beyonce were to collaborate on an LP. After the 57th Grammy Award Show, that rumor became fact when producer Noel “Detail” Fisher made a statement to Billboard. The red carpet interview, which was meant to focus on Noel himself, became a revealing of Jay and Bey’s upcoming project.
“I’m working with a couple of new projects that I don’t want to unveil, and then me and Beyoncé and Jay-Z are actually doing something together this year.”
This will not be the first collaboration between the power couple. Their first collaboration was back in 2004 when, after months of dating rumors, Beyonce and Jay-Z released “Bonnie and Clyde,” a song that almost instantly made the top five of the Billboard Hot 100 list. It also made the top 10 lists in six different European countries. It was just the first of several high-ranking singles for Jay-Z and Beyonce, as they went on to record other great hits like “Crazy In Love,” Jay-Z’s “Lift Off,” and most recently Beyonce’s “Drunk In Love.” Their latest duet was especially popular, making it number 7 on the US Hot R&B/HipHop Charts and spawning pop culture colloquialisms like “surfboardt.”
After seeing how well fans responded to Jay-Z’s collaboration with his best friend, rapper Kanye West, the Beyonce collaboration was only a matter of time, according to Noel Fisher. Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch the Throne released on 2011, producing major radio hits like “N***as In Paris” and “Otis.” Beyonce’s contribution to the album left fans wondering when she and her husband would do a similar project. Noel Fisher indicated that such speculation is natural when looking at artists like Beyonce and Jay-Z.
“When you think of Jay and Bey together, you think ‘album.’ You should already know.”
Unfortunately, Beyonce did not win Album of the Year at the Grammys, a snub her fans feel was a mistake. The artist she lost to was Beck, someone most Beyonce fans have never heard of. According to them, Beyonce’s influence on pop culture stomps any musical ability that other artists have, and she, therefore, should have won the Grammy.
@ladygaga the word "surfboardt" had a bigger cultural impact than Beck, sorry sis
— ryder (@ayymiPAPITO) February 10, 2015
She might not have that Grammy but at least she has a surfboardt.
— Wild Seed (@kelechnekoff) February 9, 2015
the best thing beyonce has given to us is her pronunciation of "surfboardT"
— Ryan (@Wuerks) February 9, 2015
Beyonce, of course, reacted like a good sport and had Kanye West pretend to do her dirty work again. West ran on stage at the 57th annual Grammys but walked back off causing the crowd to laugh. Beyonce and Jay-Z did win Song of the Year for “Drunk In Love,” an honor that satisfied their fans.
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