Beyoncé’s mom never forgets her son-in-laws and their birthdays, according to E! Online. Tina Knowles, a designer, businesswoman, and grandmother to Blue Ivy, wrote to Jay Z on Instagram on his forty-sixth birthday.
“Happy Birthday to my handsome, brilliant, loving son. The son I never had, but I have now. I love you Mama.”
Tina Knowles shared an Instagram picture of her photographed with Beyoncé and Jay Z on the red carpet. Beyoncé’s mom picked just the right picture: all three were photographed looking like the happiest family in the world, smiling and hugging one another. The image has since been deleted from Instagram.
Tina Knowles and Beyoncé were not the only ones congratulating Jay Z on his b-day. Ellen DeGeneres, who has had Jay Z on her talk show numerous times over the years, Skip Bayless, and Lance Briggs all shared their love with the 21-time Grammy winner, sending him birthday wishes.
Jay Z was flattered by the love sent to him by other celebrities, and responded posting a picture with a beautiful view of the mountains on what looks like a celebratory event.
My view. Thank you everyone for the love. Humbled. pic.twitter.com/bC23Y464GV
— Mr. Carter (@S_C_) December 4, 2015
Beyoncé is apparently a vast source of inspiration for writing songs, according to Sia, as reported by Billboard.
In her interview with Billboard, Sia told that collaborating with Beyoncé feels “like a writing camp,” and that Beyoncé is “very Frankenstein when she comes to the songs,” taking song bits from different writers and experimenting with mixing them together.
“In the end, she had maybe 25 songs of mine on hold, and I was very excited to get a couple of them back. Definitely one is on the album.”
— Marie Claire (@marieclaire) December 4, 2015
In other news, Coldplay has been announced the official Super Bowl halftime performer, according to MTV. The big news is that there will be one more special artist, or a group of artists joining Coldplay on stage, with many wondering if this could be Beyoncé.
It’s a great week for Coldplay: they have just released their latest album, A Head Full of Dreams, and have been announced to be at the center of stage for Super Bowl’s 50th anniversary celebration on February 7.
According to MTV, Coldplay’s Chris Martin is “designing a show that will echo elements of the NFL’s On the Fifty campaign — honoring the past, recognizing the present and looking ahead to the next 50 years, including other special artists.”
And MTV says that a collaboration between Coldplay and Beyoncé would be reasonable enough, since the signer has collaborated with the band for a track in their latest album – “Hymn For The Weekend.”
On top of being close friends with Coldplay front runner Chris Martin, Beyoncé performed at the 2013 Super Bowl with Coldplay, while Coldplay made a cover on Beyoncé’s song “Halo” and performed it at the Hope for Haiti Telethon.
— hdpopmusic (@HDpopMusic) June 8, 2015
Besides Beyoncé, MTV also suggests such artists as Ed Sheeran, Rihanna, Jay Z, Ariana Grande, Harry Styles, Tove Lo, Kylie Minogue, Kanye West, Taylor Swift and Britney Spears that could appear at this year’s Super Bowl.
Apparently, there is also a new trend emerging — Beyography, according to Blogto. Beyography is a dance class inspired by Beyoncé and created by the singer’s fan, Nicky Nasrallah.
— blogTO (@blogTO) December 5, 2015
Nasrallah started Beyoncé-inspired classes three years ago, when he started giving classes to his friend — who is now his assistant — Katherine Wilson. The popularity of Beyography has grown this year, and it’s the only classes in Toronto teaching Beyoncé moves. Beyography is run three day per week, with the classes also offering Beyoncé dance classes for just $25 per person (in a group of at least eight people). Nasrallah introduces new moves all the time, while teaching choreography for more than twenty Beyoncé songs.
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