PHILADELPHIA — Beyonce closed the first day of her husband Jay-Z’s second annual music festival with a 90-minute set that featured hits like “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)” and “Crazy In Love.” Beyonce was the headline performer Saturday at the “Budweiser Made In America” festival in Philadelphia on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway that included 50,000 fans. She was excited and energetic as she sang and danced to songs that satisfied the crowd. “Welcome to Made In America,” she screamed. “Show me how loud you can be.” Gilbert Carrasquillo/Gilbert Carrasquillo/NY Daily Ne Beyonce sang hits like Single Ladies and Crazy In Love at her husbands 2nd annual music festival. PHOTOS: BEYONCE’S MRS. CARTER WORLD TOUR: HER HOTTEST MOMENTS Beyonce performed more than a dozen songs on the main stage much like her “Mrs. Carter World Tour,” which wrapped in Brooklyn last month. She was a vocal powerhouse on songs like “If I Were a Boy” and “1+1” where she sang on the floor and like the Energizer Bunny during the up-tempo numbers “Get Me Bodied” and “End of Time.” She closed with “Halo,” kicking the song off with Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You.” The Grammy-winning singer not a usual at the festival circuits didn’t perform any new material that could hint at a possible new album. Another surprise was Jay-Z: The rapper didn’t join Beyonce onstage, though the two have a number of collaborations and he curated the festival. Her sister, Solange, who is part of the festival lineup Sunday, performed after an after-party at the Theater of Living Arts for a feverish crowd. Gilbert Carrasquillo/Gilbert Carrasquillo/NY Daily Ne Beyonce performed for 90-minutes to close the first day of the Budwiser Made In America festival in Philadelphia. “I’d rather perform for a crowd of 50 that appreciate the music,” she told the crowd of 200 people. PHOTOS: HOT OR NOT? STARS WHO’VE GOTTEN PIXIE HAIR CUTS Deadmau5, Phoenix, Emeli Sande, HAIM, A$AP Rocky and others performed across three stages during the 10-hour event.
Celebrating Beyoncé’s 32nd Birthday With The Celebrities Who Want To Be Her Or Date Her
6, 2013 6:55 PM PDT Loading… Zangrilli Andrea/CIAO PIX Happy B-Day, indeed! Beyonce spentthe week, including her 32nd birthday on Wednesday, swimming, sunning and celebrating wirh Jay Z, daughter Blue Ivy and some of their luckiest pals aboard a luxury yacht that ferried them from Spain to Italy. So, how much does a private pleasure cruise on the Mediterranean runon the type of triple-decker Galactica Starfavored by Bey and family on this trip, that is? According to the owner of SuperYachtFan.com , chartering a 60-meter yacht would cost about $350,000 a week, not including food, fuel, gratuities for the staff or amenities such as the 15-liter bottle of Armand de Brignac Brut Gold champagne Jay Z was spotted hoisting (or should we say bench-pressing)onboard. READ: 32 life lessons we’ve learned from Beyonce XPOSUREPHOTOS.COM For the record, Armand de Brignac doesn’t evenlistsuch a splurge on its website, but a 1.5-liter bottle sells for $650. You do the math. Our yacht expert estimates the purchase price of the brand-newGalactica Star to have been around $50 million, noting that the boat isn’t listed among charter companies as an acquirable rental, so Beyonce and Jay-Z likely pulled some insider strings to gain access. We’re told this particular yacht is “super fast”she has an innovating hull and can reach speeds of 27 knots (nautical miles per hour)and boasts a helicopter “touch and go” landing pad, a two-deck beach club, a sauna, a hammam and a glass-bottom pool on the main deck. It’s got to be hard to return to the mainland after living onthat for a few days, right? Zangrilli Andrea/CIAO PIX But maybe it’s just another vacation for one of music’s most powerful couples. Beyonce was spotted boarding the yacht on Monday in Formentera, Spain, in flowing, animal-print separatesand it doesn’t appear that she packed light. On the water in Stromboli, Italy, she almost stole the spotlight on Wedneday in a bright red bikini and black-and-white-striped cover-up and matching red lips, but Blue Ivy gave her a run for her attention-getting money in an adorable leopard-print one-piece. Then it was on to a multi-colored ensemble, including a cute head wrap, when they disembarked in the coastal Neapolitan municipality of Massa Lubrense to have lunch at famed ristorante Quattro Passi. Zangrilli Andrea/CIAO PIX After lunch, they they boarded a smaller boat and were off to Blue Grotto, a sea cave on the isle of Capri.
Beyonce performs at husband Jay Z’s ‘Budweiser Made In America’ festival in Philadelphia
With her husband Jay Z and daughter Blue Ivy by her side, the newly 32-year-old has been marking another year off the calender enjoying French champagne, relaxation and family time in the Nerano sunshine. While most days the pop star and her rapper beau have enjoyed swimming off their massive vessel’s bow, on Friday the family were ready to stretch their sea legs heading to shore. Birthday break: Beyonce and Jay Z took daughter Blue Ivy on to shore Friday as their birthday celebration continues for the singer aboard a luxury yacht moored off Nerano, Italy Of course, fashion icon Beyonce looked flawless doing so, turning the gangplank into a catwalk. Putting her own spin on resort wear, the Girls singer donned a flowing cheesecloth cotton skirt with a cropped white patterned top in matching material, which showed off the performer’s toned stomach. Keeping her look simple the star wore a pair of white gladiator sandals and allowed her newly cropped blonded ‘do to fall in small waves around her face. Beyonce’s only accessory was a white headband, instead the star’s focus was on making sure to bring a professional looking camera to capture her family’s exploration of the local town but also taking more candid shots on her iPhone. Following her mother’s lead, one-year-old Blue Ivy was also dressed head to toe in white. Mini me: Blue Ivy and Beyonce both donned white outfits with headbands Cradled in her mother’s arms the adorable baby was dressed in a white sun frock with matching sandals and a big bow on her head, that made the little girl look like she was wearing bunny ears. Jay Z made sure to match his leading ladies, donning a white shirt, rolling the sleeves up, as well asd a pair of black shorts and white high top sneakers. The family looked like an advertising campaign as they picked their way through sun-bakers and made their way up the white pebbled beach. After their family day on shore, Beyonce and her beau made sure to get some couple’s time in once back on the yacht. Boat date: After their trip to shore the couple enjoyed some alone time aboard a row boat The married pair enjoyed some special time together aboard a small row boat – manned, of course, by a strong staff member. Relaxing on the tiny boat, the singer laid back onto her husband closing her eyes and drifting off to sleep. For their romantic date, Beyonce changed out of her white ensemble swapping out into a striking muti-coloured and patterned look. The 32-year-old wore a leopard print bikini under a technicoloured tie-dyed short halter-necked jumpsuit with a matching headscarf.
Life’s a beach when you’re the First Family of music! Jay Z and Beyonce continue luxury holiday with Blue Ivy
Is there anyone else in this universe powerful enough to bring dancing Jimmy Fallon dressed in drag together with dancing Michelle Obama? No, no there is not. Trey Songz has mentioned Beyonce in a number of interviews. Thankfully he’s not trying to hide his admiration. This sounds similar to what we imagine heaven to be like. Yes we did always imagine Superwoman, Wonder Woman and Catwoman to look slightly (okay exactly) like Beyonce… She’s amazing to us all, Justin. Chris Hemsworth?! Scarlett, take notes from Joss Whedon. Beyonce should write the material to the book of life, particularly for the “classy” and “poised” chapters. We respect your admission, Rihanna, seeing as it’s how we feel every single day. Just look how badly these stars want to measure up to the Queen. That’s Oliver Sim of The xx admitting he loves Beyonce, thus proving that everyone loves Beyonce. PREACH.