Monday, August 29, 2011
Beyonce's Surprise Announcement at the VMA's, oh, and The Winners!
Beyonce was glowing in an orangey-red Lanvin Fall dress with great jewelry to compliment it. With Jay-Z and Kanye West going on tour together for "Watch the Throne", will Queen Bey tour with "4" or will that time come after she gives birth?
My favorite moment at last night's VMAs came with Beyonce's public announcement that she was indeed with child. I was so happy for her, and to see the joy shared by so many of her peers was a wonderful vision. Beyonce looked radiant and rocked the stage as she always does, this time singing her new single "Love on Top" penned by Knowles herself, The Dream, and Shea Taylor. The hint came at the beginning of her performance when Beyonce told everyone to "feel the love that's growing inside of me". At the end of the performance she unbuttoned her sparkly pink jacket and she rubbed her growing belly. Goal oriented as she is, Beyonce had told reporters many times that she hoped to have a child by 30, the talented 29 year old will turn 30 on Sept. 4th.
MTV news reported that backstage Beyonce said, "I'm free!" to one of the well-wishers, indicating that she and Jay are thrilled to not have to keep such a big secret any longer. "We're all free!" she said to the group. Beyonce and a possible baby has been speculated several times by the media. She even told Cynthia McFadden earlier this year that she felt when the time really did come that she was pregnant no one would care because it had been falsely reported so many times. Beyonce is so classy though and she truly found the perfect way to make the announcement to everyone. Congratulations to Beyonce and Jay-Z!
The Winners for the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards:
Video Of the Year: Katy Perry, "Fireworks"
Video with a Message: Lady Gaga, "Born This Way"
Best New Artist Video: Tyler the Creator, "Yonkers"
Best Pop Video: Britney Spears, "Til the World Ends"
Best Rock Video: Foo Fighters, "Walk"
Best Hip Hop Video: Nicki Minaj, "Super Bass"
Best Famale Video: Lady Gaga, "Born This Way"
Best Male Video: Justin Bieber, "U Smile"
Best Collaboration Video: Katy Perry featuring Kanye West, "ET"
Best Art Direction in a Video: Adele, "Rolling in the Deep"
Best Choreography in a Video: Beyonce, "Run the World (Girls)"
Best Cinematography in a Video: Adele, "Rolling in the Deep"
Best Direction in a Video: Beastie Boys, "Make Some Noise"
Best Editing in a Video: Adele, "Rolling in the Deep"
Best Special Effects in a Video: Katy Perry featuring Kanye West, "ET"
This year was the year of the ladies at the VMA's with women winning 11 out of the 15 categories! Six women won these 11 awards: Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Adele, Britney Spears, Nicki Minaj, and Beyonce, each one has released a successful album this year or last year. It makes me extra proud because each one of them is so talented and has worked so hard for their success. Congratulations to all the nominees and all the winners! Thanks for making 2011 an unforgettable year in music.