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Beyonce Will Receive The Billboard Millennium Award + Did Prince Ban Whitney Houston? + Common And Jill Scott Take Poetry To The White House

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This year, Beyonce Knowles will be center stage receiving the night's top honor at the Billboard Awards on May 22.  Find out what she will receive inside, and get deets on Whitney Houston being banned from Prince concerts and Common and Jill Scott at the White House.

 

The Queen Bee of music will receive the 2011's Billboard Millennium Award during the show's May 22nd broadcast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.  The show will be hosted by Ken Jeong and features performances by Cee Lo Green, Nicki Minaj, Pitbull, The Black Eyed Peas and Rihanna

Perhaps the singer will perform 'Run The World (Girls)' from her fourth studio album due later this year.

 

Also in music....

 

Whitney Houston seems to have lost her purple privileges as TMZ reports she has been banned from future Prince concerts.  It seems the diva had some excessive ticket demands and seemed to show up to several concerts intoxicated (though no one reported seeing her do drugs or drink alcohol).  We told you earlier that Whitney has checked into an outpatient rehab program....SMH.  I hope she pulls it together in time to start filming the Waiting To Exhale sequel.

 

And at the White House....

Even in the absence of Desiree Rodgers, the fabulous cultural events continue at the White House.  This week, Common will make an appearance during a celebration for American poetry.  Tomorrow, he will perform with Elizabeth Alexander, Aimee Mann, and Jill Scott among others. 

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hmmm I googled the "billboard

hmmm I googled the "billboard millenium award" and it seems strange that this is the first time it's been introduced...not knockin' the woman's success but why the need to buy awards?
meli mel's picture

Good for riri if she said

Good for riri if she said that.....! Abt time Bey is recognized for her HARD WORK!!
Anonymous's picture

I JUST READ A COMMENT THAT RI

I JUST READ A COMMENT THAT RI GAVE TO A GIRL SENDING HER A TWIT AND I'M USUALLY NOT A RI FAN HOWEVER SHE JUST WENT UP 40 KOOL POINTS IN MY BOOK! RI JUST GOT WITH AN IGNORANT TWITTER THAT ASKED HER WHY HER HAIR ALWAYS LOOK NAPPY AND RI SAID "CAUSE I'M BLACK "B" AND I LUV HER FOR THAT ONE~! I WONT BE TALKIN STUFF ABOUT HER ANYTIME SOON, SHE KEEP IT SO REAL UNLIKE SO MANY OTHER ARTIST!
Mi Mi's picture

well beyonce is a great

well beyonce is a great artist, but there are other who have out did her and holds down just as many billboard awards as she does, she went solo in 2003 right? then dc should be considered in this because if you tally beyonce's sales gaga has beat her in 3 years. k clarkson, britney, maryj, k clarkson, c underwood, jayz ,usher and eminen and many of the bands. and they say this is on popularity well tha means your youtube views count and theres two females who has went pass the billion mark on views gaga and rihanna, eminem where is beyonce? they can give the award to her but its questionable? and rightly so when you have others who has sold as much and even more than she has and has got as many sales and more sales in many instances. she does not have the most #'1, what has she done that is history making this pass year? check and see that theres many whos ahead of her in sales unless they are counting dc and if that be the case then dc needs to be in on it . she dropped her double disc over two years ago and she has 3 studio albums, 3 live albums, 2 ep's so out of three albums she has generated over 7 albums and her tally does not top many of the artist and if they are leaving other big names out then we all know something just like them grammy's????????
Anonymous's picture

ONLY THING I HAVE TO SAY IS

ONLY THING I HAVE TO SAY IS WHY MUST THE PUBLIC BE TORTURED WITH RI PERFORMING, UGH! LMAO
Mi Mi's picture

Smh...I just have one

Smh...I just have one question: Name ONE female artist alive or dead that got more recognition, had the world dancing..other than Beyonce "Single Ladies".....I'll wait... EXACTLY! There isn't another female artist. So to say she doesn't deserve this award brings me to another question...what does she deserve? a cookie? Cmon haters...the woman can sing, dance, & write (The Writings on the Wall) let's just give her some credit please! She been in the game going on 20 years....who been in the game longer than her? Rihanna barely has 5 years and the only reason she stays relevant is because she HAS to put out an album once or twice a year in order to be. Think about it.
Shawn's picture

Beyonce is beyonce....Rihanna

Beyonce is beyonce....Rihanna is Rihanna....if you like Rhi...buy her shi*, if u are a Bey fan support her...Why the hatee..SMH! They are totally different.....Bey is getting that award, wheather u approve it or not....I support both ladies...u never see Taylor Swift and Kerry Underwood fans doing this shi*....Black Folks are crazy as hel*........LMAO!
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Beyonce is very talented and

Beyonce is very talented and has proven her stay power and relivance over the years wheather in a group, or solo. For some odd reason she seems to be the ONLY black female HATED, i mean really hated on a personal level. That is the part that really puzzles me. She really has no drama...i actually dont get it. It has to be her success....(shruggs).. well deserved Ms. Bey! No matter Who the nay-sayers compare you to, the folks that count ie; handing out the awards and counting the numbers...no whats up! Im like this, if you arent using her music or simply dont like her as an artist....STEP OFF, change the station and dont purchase her shi*. It hasnt affected her in anyway......Congrads BEY!
dont-get all the-hate?'s picture

Folk in Bedunce's camp are

Folk in Bedunce's camp are scrambling to make her relevant again. Sadly, nobody cares about the bitch! Crawl under a rock and stay there cause we're over you
Anonymous's picture

whateva you just a hater and

whateva you just a hater and maybe you should go under a rock with ya ugly self something must be wrong with you if you think B is done HA she's going to drop a hit every year while the rest fade into the dark..... Beyonce wrote Kelley song and you can tell because she to shy for that shit you haters discuss me eww eww eww
Queen's picture

Do you really think at this

Do you really think at this stage in her career she is doing any scrambling? She sells out stadiums WORLDwide....u need to do your research b4 making that statement....What is with calling her bitches and all that extra....are u Jiggas x-gf....wow why so personal.....SAD.
really?'s picture

If you dislike Beyonce, why

If you dislike Beyonce, why did you click on this post? Actually, these haters are obsessed with Beyonce. Why are you leaving four or five negative comments about Beyonce if you are unconcern with her? Some black women are intimidated by other black women who are determine, career oriented, beautiful, and talented. Damn, if y’all stop hating so much and focus on yourselves then maybe you can do the same. Being jealous and negative will get you nowhere in life.
Tiffany's picture

To be honest, there were

To be honest, there were other enticing subjects in the title that actually had me interested in clicking to read more. I actually bypassed the Bey report and went directly to the Whitney Houston being banned post and then immediately moved on to the handsome Common. ***Just an FYI.....***
Anonymous's picture

HAHAHA you are sooo right

HAHAHA you are sooo right Tiffany!!!this is not just about Beyoncé...stop hating People, and get a life!!!aaaargh ça me dépasse tout ça!
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Anonymous's picture

I wish Whitney the best...and

I wish Whitney the best...and I'm happy she checked herself into rehab when she seen herself falling back into her old ways...but puhlease get it together for Waiting To Exhale 2 http://www.natoyaebony.com/
Anonymous's picture

Loves me some Common!! mmh

Loves me some Common!! mmh mmmh mmhh.
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Boring

Boring
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Anonymous's picture

LET ME SAY THAT RIGHT NOW, IN

LET ME SAY THAT RIGHT NOW, IN TERMS OF MUSIC, THE BUCK STOPS AT THE QUEEN,NO ONE CAN COMPARE,NO ONE WILL TAKE HER PLACE, NO ONE ELSE COUNTS REALLY....#thatisall, thank you!!
Christine's picture

SHAME THAT FAKEYONCE MANAGED

SHAME THAT FAKEYONCE MANAGED TO HOODWINK ALL THESE DUMB A.....SES TO BUY HER RUBBISH MUSIC. HONESTLY, IS THAT HOW AMERICA RATES THINGS BY BUYING ACCOLADES?? NO MATTER WHAT ANYONE SAYS, I AM ONE OF MILLIONS AROUND THE WORLD WHO THINKS YOU HAVE ALL BEEN HAD BY THIS SCHEMING, WANNABE WHITE, SELF CONSCIOUS AND TALENTLESS BOOTYSHAKIN' LASS. CANT REALLY THINK WHY THERE'S NOT A MORE CREDIBLE BODIES OF MUSIC JUDGES TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. I MEAN CAN SOMEONE JUST MAKE A LOT OF NOISE WHILE BOOTY SHAKING BE WORTH OF THIS PRAISE? ITS ALL ABOUT BUYING FAME AND IT SUCKS!!! LOOK AT HER RECORD BEFORE THEY PAID BILLBOARD, IT WAS LANGUISHING IN THE BOTTOM OF THE CHARTS! WHERE I THINK IT BELONGED.
Anonymous's picture

Lets be real this is all b.s

Lets be real this is all b.s this award doesn't exist it was made specifically to boost this bytch's ego and to further fool her dumb fans into worshipping her, the MAJORITY of her supposed accolades are ILL GOTTEN GAINS, she is NOT a dancer/songwriter/fashion designer she has too easily gotten kudos, who has SHE ever praised she/HER STANS act like she's the only one in the industry BILLBOARD HAS LONG AGO LOST ALL CREDIBILITY I.M.O with the likes of snooki gracing the cover of a music mag PLEEZE.
Anonymous's picture

I am reading your commment

I am reading your commment and like u cant be serious. So since 97' we have all been dooped? Fooled, bamboozled...She fooled the entire world? All those Grammys and other gazilion awards are fake, all those reputable folks that decide and hand out the awards were tricked in to choosing beyonce' and the same awards that Elvis to Arteha to Madonna were all FAKES? Wow, do your homework and research the awards are not given to anyone, Bey has been around and put in the work. Wheather u are feeling her or not...she has millions of fans that really dont agree with you. Aparantly the folks at Billboard dont either....Rent a movie that night so u wont be upset....
Really?'s picture

I'm sure you're a typical,

I'm sure you're a typical, hating ass West Indian. Anyway...fall the fuck back. That is all.
trulyyoursAnonymous's picture

U SOUND LIKE A STAN OF

U SOUND LIKE A STAN OF SOMEONE ELSE...MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAH ANGRY MOFO, BEYONCE IS THE QUEEN, ACCEPT IT BEYOTCH AHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA
Anonymous's picture

You may feel that Beyonce is

You may feel that Beyonce is "your" Queen, and that's your prerogative. I'm a stan of no one. I'm just stating the facts. If you're upset, it's not with me personally. You're upset with the "facts" being put out that. Do the research, and you will see what I'm talking about.
Monique1974's picture

Since this is strictly about

Since this is strictly about how well an artist does on the Billboards charts, then Janet Jackson is the most awarded artist in the history of The Billboard Music Awards with 33 wins. Therefore, if there is a so called, "Billboard Millennium Award", it should go to Janet. Beyonce was nominated 15 times throughout her career and took home a total of 7 awards. That's not even half of what Janet took home! Believe me, this was all cooked up to put Beyonce back in a favorable light with the public after her song didn't do well. If there are other artists that you guys know of who have won a, "Billboard Millennium Award", please share the info, because I would love to know!
Monique1974's picture

Get a job at Billboard , make

Get a job at Billboard , make a sign and picket...u really mad huh? HILLARIOUS! SHE WON.....get ova it boo! LMAO!
Anonymous's picture

100% agree with you. I was

100% agree with you. I was trying to say this before but I didn't do it as good as you. This chick Beyonce will do anything to keep her name relevant regardless of if her music does so or not.
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Michael Jackson and Mariah

Michael Jackson and Mariah Carey received the, "Artist Of The Millennium Award", not the, "Billboard Millennium Award." Those are 2 completely different awards. The, "Billboard Century Award" is the "highest" honor for creative achievement. Therefore, if this is the "highest" Billboard award given, then no other award can come before it. So, where did this, "Billboard Millennium Award" come from all of a sudden and why are we just now hearing about it? Everyone is saying that others should calm down because it's not as if Rihanna is nominated for 18 grammys, their just Billboard Awards. But, I bet if it were Beyonce who was being nominated for those 18 awards, people would be shouting it from the roof tops! If it's "only" a Billboard Award for Rihanna, then it's "only" a so called, "Billboard Millennium Award" for Beyonce.
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Anonymous's picture

Ummmmm, Why is she even being

Ummmmm, Why is she even being considered for anything when she just put out that garbage Flopped song “We Girl Run” and now she's afraid to release that garbage video which is 3 weeks late overdue. beyone dear no one checkin for you-just hang it up boo, you have Officially Expired.
Cali's picture

Oh honey please, that song

Oh honey please, that song was leaked so she had to release it early, but the video is still scheduled to be released on a later date (which is when "Run the World" was supposed to be released). Also, she hasn't promoted her song AT ALL because she's been busy being politically active & philanthropic & contributing to society with her charity release of God Bless the USA and Move Your Body. Single Ladies (as in one of the hottest songs of 2008/2009) debut at #72 on itunes and stayed down there until the video was released & beyonce started performing it. But all of that is besides the point; this award is being given to her b/c of her complete dominance of the music industry for the entirety of the new millennium. This award is about the span of her illustrious career, not her latest single. Unlike the rihannas & the Keshas & the beibers, Beyonce's career is not defined just by what single she has out right now, its about the collective body of work. Obviously you have no idea what you're writing so just stop hon. Your ignorance is embarrassing.
Anonymous's picture

No sweetie....Get your facts

No sweetie....Get your facts straight. Obviously your another stan who worships there idol & has been brain washed. Your vision seems to be clouded by the smoke and mirrior beyone puts out
Cali's picture

When Beyonce dropped her, ”

When Beyonce dropped her, ” Girls Who Run The World” single officially on April 18th, why wasn’t it mentioned then that she would be nominated for this award? Come on now, this is Beyonce the phoney Attention seeker. We ALL have known since last month that Rihanna was up for 18 nominations, so why not mention Beyonce as well? Believe me, they would have mentioned this the first chance they had too! It’s ALL about timing. This is being done now to put the attention back on her and it’s also to help cover up the fact that her song is not doing well on the charts. This is supposed to be Rihanna’s night, and she just has to find a way to bring the attention back to herself. Sorry but I know the truth hurts and it’s hard to accept.
Cali's picture

your just a hater and beyonce

your just a hater and beyonce is the best!!!! Out of the whole award only Beyonce gave a true performence ri just walked around, Britney just showed up and Nikki didnt do shit know one is fucking with B at this point and maybe your just hating because your life is pointless. IDK but one thing I know is you come of ass a fat old lady with no man or life bahahahahahahahahah you suck if you think Beyonce isint the best now I have to continue running the worl and get back to buissssssssssss!!!!!!!!! You such a hater this comment makes you want to throw up huh?!?!?!?! For her to be the best and you to be a roach hahahahahahah
Queen's picture

OMFG! How dumb are u? this is

OMFG! How dumb are u? this is not some "competition award" were u have to be nominated and pitted against other artists to win!!!!! this is a freaking Honorary award that THE GREAT MARIAH CAREY AND MICHAEL JACKSON have received before Beyonce'! gees,u hate the girl so much that ur willing to say anything(false at that matter) to satisfy your hatting self. pitiful actual :( why is it so hard for u ,clearly a Rihanna fan to accept Beyonce's achievements? dang!
TATA's picture

No sweetheart. Didn’t I tell

No sweetheart. Didn’t I tell you to get your facts straight b4 addressing me? And I’m not a Rihanna stan, JUST giving you the FACTS b/c you don’t have any. Michael Jackson and Mariah Carey received the, "Artist Of The Millennium Award", NOT A MADE UP, "Billboard Millennium Award." Those are 2 completely DIFFERENT AWARDS. The, "Billboard Century Award" is the "highest" honor for creative achievement. Therefore, if this is the "highest" Billboard award given, then no other award can come before it. So, where did this, "Billboard Millennium Award" come from all of a sudden and why are we just now hearing about it? I bet if it were B who was being nominated for those 18 awards, her stans such as yourself would be shouting it from the roof tops! This SO called made UP “, "Billboard Millennium Award" that Beyone wants is Only to make herself feel better cause clearly Rihanna is outshining her….Get it Loser!!
Cali's picture

Hmmm...If you knew what you

Hmmm...If you knew what you were talking about, you'd know that the song leaked much earlier than it was suppposed to, hence why Beyonce and co. haven't said sh*t nor has the song been promoted in any form or fashion because it wasn't supposed to happen for at least another week or two. Nobody is checking for Beyonce, but you just did by clicking and commenting. We'll see who's "expired" when Beyonce actually comes out of hiding, only then for you to beg her to sit down.
Anonymous's picture

No need to "beg" for her to

No need to "beg" for her to sit down. It's going to happen eventually. It happened to Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, etc. Even the most popular people have eventually lost what once made them who they were.
Monique1974's picture

You are one hating ass,

You are one hating ass, irrelevant West Indian. You cannot fade us, baby. So sorry...
trulyyoursAnonymous's picture

Hmmm...If you knew what you

Hmmm...If you knew what you were talking about, you'd know that the song leaked much earlier than it was suppposed to, hence why Beyonce and co. haven't said sh*t nor has the song been promoted in any form or fashion because it wasn't supposed to happen for at least another week or two. Nobody is checking for Beyonce, but you just did by clicking and commenting. We'll see who's "expired" when Beyonce actually comes out of hiding, only then for you to beg her to sit down.
Anonymous's picture

It is called testing the

It is called testing the waters ! i beyonce's new song did nor leak, they put it out there to see if it would fly...music industry does it all the time!!! if beyonce can keep her wedding day photos from leaking, believe me she can keep a song from leaking.......she has been quiet because the song has not really been doing well and if it flops they will have an excuse and people will claim it leaked...NOT!
Anonymous's picture

It is called testing the

It is called testing the waters ! i beyonce's new song did nor leak, they put it out there to see if it would fly...music industry does it all the time!!! if beyonce can keep her wedding day photos from leaking, believe me she can keep a song from leaking.......she has been quiet because the song has not really been doing well and if it flops they will have an excuse and people will claim it leaked...NOT!
Anonymous's picture

It is called testing the

It is called testing the waters ! i beyonce's new song did nor leak, they put it out there to see if it would fly...music industry does it all the time!!! if beyonce can keep her wedding day photos from leaking, believe me she can keep a song from leaking.......she has been quiet because the song has not really been doing well and if it flops they will have an excuse and people will claim it leaked...NOT!
Anonymous's picture

It is called testing the

It is called testing the waters ! i beyonce's new song did nor leak, they put it out there to see if it would fly...music industry does it all the time!!! if beyonce can keep her wedding day photos from leaking, believe me she can keep a song from leaking.......she has been quiet because the song has not really been doing well and if it flops they will have an excuse and people will claim it leaked...NOT!
Anonymous's picture

It is called testing the

It is called testing the waters ! i beyonce's new song did nor leak, they put it out there to see if it would fly...music industry does it all the time!!! if beyonce can keep her wedding day photos from leaking, believe me she can keep a song from leaking.......she has been quiet because the song has not really been doing well and if it flops they will have an excuse and people will claim it leaked...NOT!
Anonymous's picture

It is called testing the

It is called testing the waters ! i beyonce's new song did nor leak, they put it out there to see if it would fly...music industry does it all the time!!! if beyonce can keep her wedding day photos from leaking, believe me she can keep a song from leaking.......she has been quiet because the song has not really been doing well and if it flops they will have an excuse and people will claim it leaked...NOT!
Anonymous's picture

It is called testing the

It is called testing the waters ! i beyonce's new song did nor leak, they put it out there to see if it would fly...music industry does it all the time!!! if beyonce can keep her wedding day photos from leaking, believe me she can keep a song from leaking.......she has been quiet because the song has not really been doing well and if it flops they will have an excuse and people will claim it leaked...NOT!
Anonymous's picture

It is called testing the

It is called testing the waters ! i beyonce's new song did nor leak, they put it out there to see if it would fly...music industry does it all the time!!! if beyonce can keep her wedding day photos from leaking, believe me she can keep a song from leaking.......she has been quiet because the song has not really been doing well and if it flops they will have an excuse and people will claim it leaked...NOT!
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