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Queen Bey

A Celebration of the Power and Creativity of Beyonce Knowles-Carter

9781250200525

St. Martin's Press
Available: 03/05/19
5.78 x 8.5 · 224 pages
9781250200525
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Veronica Chambers

FEATURED IN: Essence o People o Bustle o PopSugar o Refinery 29o HelloGiggles' o PureWow o Newsday

From the editor of the bestselling anthology The Meaning of Michelle, a celebration of one of the greatest stars of our time

The UltimateBeyonce Collectible
Beyonce fans will eat it up." - People
"You don't need to be in the Beyhive to appreciate Queen Bey edited by Veronica Chambers. Voices including culture critic Luvvie Ajayi and actress and producer Lena Waithe give us a fresh take on Beyonce, who's arguably the biggest pop star of our time." - Essence
Beyonce. Her name conjures more than music, it has come to be synonymous with beauty, glamour, power, creativity, love, and romance. Her performances are legendary, her album releases events. She is not even forty but she has already rewritten the Beyonce playbook more than half a dozen times. She is consistently provocative, political and surprising. As a solo artist, she has sold more than 100 million records. She has won 22 Grammys and is the most-nominated woman artist in the history of Grammy awards. Her 2018 performance at Coachella wowed the world. The New York Times wrote: "There's not likely to be a more meaningful, absorbing, forceful and radical performance by an American musician this year or any year soon." Artist, business woman, mother, daughter, sister, wife, black feminist, Queen Bey is endlessly fascinating.
Queen Bey features a diverse range of voices, from star academics to outspoken cultural critics to Hollywood and music stars. Essays include:
"What Might a Black Girl Be in This World," an introduction by Veronica Chambers
"Beychella is Proof That Beyonce is the Greatest Performer Alive. I'm Not Arguing." by Luvvie Ajayi
"On the Journey Together," by Lena Waithe
"What Beyonce Means to Everyone," by Meredith Broussard with visualizations by Andrew Harvard and Juan Carlos Mora
"Jay-Z's Apology to Beyonce Isn't Just Celebrity Gossip - It's a Political Act" by Brittney Cooper
"All Her Single Ladies" by Kid Fury
"The Elevator" by Ylonda Gault
"The Art of Being Beyonce" by Maria Brito
"Getting, Giving and Leaving" by Melissa Harris Perry and Mankaprr Conteh
"Beyonce the Brave" by Reshma Saujani
"Living into the Lemonade: Redefining Black Women's Spirituality in the Age of Beyonce" by Candice Benbow
"Beyonce's Radical Ways" by Carmen Perez
"Finding la Reina in Queen Bey" by Isabel Gonzalez Whitaker
"Beyonce, Influencer" by Elodie Maillet Storm
"The King of Pop and the Queen of Everything" by Michael Eric Dyson
"Style So Sacred" by Edward Enninful
"The Beauty of Beyonce" by Fatima Robinson
"Because Beyonce." by Ebro Darden
"King Bey" by Treva B. Lindsey
"Meridonial: Beyonce's Southern Roots and References" by Robin M. Boylorn
"B & V: A Love Letter" by Caroline Clarke
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VERONICA CHAMBERS is the editor of the New York Times archival storytelling team, a new initiative devoted to publishing articles based on photographs recently rediscovered as the paper digitizes millions of images. She is the editor of The Meaning of Michelle, celebrating the former first lady, which was a Los Angeles Times bestseller and a Time Magazine Top Nonfiction of the year. Veronica has written several books as well, including Mama's Girl, a critically acclaimed memoir, and she co-wrote Yes, Chef with Marcus Samuelsson and 32 Yolks with Eric Ripert.