Entertainment Jay Z announces new LP and film 4.44

12:21  19 june  2017
12:21  19 june  2017 Source:   BANG Showbiz

Beyonce announces winners of Formation Scholarship

  Beyonce announces winners of Formation Scholarship Beyonce has named the four women who she will send to university as part of her Formation Scholarship programme. In April (17) the R&B singer announced she would be funding the studies of young women of colour at Berklee College of Music, Howard University, Parsons School of Design, and Spelman College. On Thursday (17) the four Formation Scholars for the 2017-2018 academic year were named as Maya Rogers, Sadiya Ramos, Avery Paige, and Bria Paige. Maya, a songwriter and vocalist will attend Howard, Sadiya, a dancer, Berklee, star English student Bria, Spelman College, and Avery, a linguistics student, the Parsons School of Design. A statement announcing the winners posted on the singer's website described exactly what Beyonce was looking for in those chosen for the programme. "The Formation Scholars award encourages and supports young women who are bold, creative, conscious, confident and unafraid to think outside the box," it read. To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants had to maintain a Grade Point Average above 3.5 and pen an essay on how Beyonce's acclaimed 2016 visual album Lemonade inspired them educationally. The scholarships are funded by the singer's BeyGOOD charitable formation, and the winners were chosen by expert university panels. Beyonce's original announcement she was looking to fund students coincided with the first anniversary of the surprise release of her visual album Lemonade, which debuted on U.S. network HBO on 23 April last year (16). The album and accompanying hour-long film drew praise from critics for its tackling of social issues affecting African-American women. The 35-year-old is also set to become a mother for the second and third time, as she is due to give birth to twins this month (Jun17).

Film News. Jay Z has announced that his new album ‘ 4 : 44 ’ will be released at the end of the month. The release was announced on Twitter by Tidal, who also shared a preview of a new track called ‘Adnis’.

Today, Jay Z has announced that 4 : 44 is his new album. It’s his first new full-length album in four years, and earlier Sunday evening he shared a snippet of a new track titled “Adnis.” The track appears in a trailer for a film also titled 4 : 44 , which features Danny Glover and Mahershala Ali.

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Jay Z has announced a new album and film called '4.44'.

The 'Encore' rapper's company TIDAL shared the details on Twitter posting a 30-second clip of a new song called 'ADNIS'.

The video features 'Moonlight' actor Mahershala Ali, 43, as a boxer using a punch bag, which is be being held by the trainer portrayed by Danny Glover, 70, and it also features actress Lupita Nyong'o.

A second image shared on the micro-blogging site revealed the release date of June 30.

Alongside the image, it reads:"@S_C_ x '4:44' album x 6/30 http://Sprint.TIDAL.com #TIDALXSprint (sic)"

The track appears to be a letter to the 47-year-old hip-hop legend's father filled with lyrics he's never brought up before.

Beyonce announces winners of Formation Scholarship

  Beyonce announces winners of Formation Scholarship Beyonce has named the four women who she will send to university as part of her Formation Scholarship programme. In April (17) the R&B singer announced she would be funding the studies of young women of colour at Berklee College of Music, Howard University, Parsons School of Design, and Spelman College. On Thursday (17) the four Formation Scholars for the 2017-2018 academic year were named as Maya Rogers, Sadiya Ramos, Avery Paige, and Bria Paige. Maya, a songwriter and vocalist will attend Howard, Sadiya, a dancer, Berklee, star English student Bria, Spelman College, and Avery, a linguistics student, the Parsons School of Design. A statement announcing the winners posted on the singer's website described exactly what Beyonce was looking for in those chosen for the programme. "The Formation Scholars award encourages and supports young women who are bold, creative, conscious, confident and unafraid to think outside the box," it read. To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants had to maintain a Grade Point Average above 3.5 and pen an essay on how Beyonce's acclaimed 2016 visual album Lemonade inspired them educationally. The scholarships are funded by the singer's BeyGOOD charitable formation, and the winners were chosen by expert university panels. Beyonce's original announcement she was looking to fund students coincided with the first anniversary of the surprise release of her visual album Lemonade, which debuted on U.S. network HBO on 23 April last year (16). The album and accompanying hour-long film drew praise from critics for its tackling of social issues affecting African-American women. The 35-year-old is also set to become a mother for the second and third time, as she is due to give birth to twins this month (Jun17).

A couple of days ago, a commercial aired during Game 3 of the NBA Finals, hinting that it could be a short film of sorts. If you visit this link, a message pops up which reads “Get exclusive access to JAY - Z ’s new album.” Lookout for the release of his new LP , Perverse Ramblings.

Some sort of 4 : 44 video/ film was previewed during the NBA Finals this year with names like Mahershala Ali, Danny Glover and Lupita Nyong’o. Leave a Comment. Latest News. Jay Z Announces New ‘ 4 : 44 ′ Album Exclusive to Sprint and Tidal Users June 19, 2017 12:01 AM.

He raps: "Letter to my dad that I never wrote/Speeches I prepared that I never spoke/Words on a paper that I never read/Prose is never penned, they stayed in my head (sic)"

The movie is reportedly set to be released through TIDAL only via a partnership with Sprint.

It comes after billboards with '4:44' were spotted around New York City earlier this month.

Jay is set to perform at V Festival this August Bank Holiday Weekend in England and has several US festivals coming up.

They include Made In America in Philadelphia on September 2 and 3 and the Meadows Festival at Citi Field on September 15.

The '99 Problems' hitmaker's last studio album was 2013's 'Magna Carta Holy Grail'.

The album couldn't come at a more fitting time with Jay welcoming twins into the world over the weekend with his wife Beyonce Knowles, 35, whom he also has five-year-old daughter Blue Ivy with.

The 'Crazy in Love' singer's father Mathew Knowles confirmed the arrival of the power couple's newest additions to their brood on Sunday (18.06.17).

He posted a picture of a birthday note, which read: "Happy Birthday to the twins! Love, Granddad. (sic)"

And he captioned the snap: "They're here!#beyonce #twins #jayz #happybirthday (sic)"

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