Beyonce Named International Artist of the Year
American Music Awards Bestows the Honor on a Female Artist for the First Time
'The Beyonce Experience Live!,' The Deluxe DVD Documenting 2007's Hottest Concert Tour, Available Tuesday, November 20
Beyonce received the American Music Awards' prestigious International Artist Award on a broadcast aired live on ABC on Sunday night (November 18, 2007).
Beyonce became the first female music artist in history to receive the International Artist Award by the AMAs, produced by Larry Klein for Dick Clark Productions.
Only five artists have previously received the American Music Awards' International Artist Award: Sir Elton John, Michael Jackson, Led Zeppelin, Rod Stewart and Aerosmith. Singer Usher presented the award saying, "With gifts as big and generous as nature, a voice that touches the heart of everyone who hears it, a smile that can light up a stadium, she is something rare and special. In a world of divas and superstars, there is only one ... BEYONCE!"
Music World Music/Columbia Records has just released "The Beyonce Experience LIVE!"-- a deluxe DVD capturing all the visual thrills and musical excitement of the year's most spectacular world concert tour, "The Beyonce Experience," available now.
Recorded on September 2, 2007 during Beyonce's SRO performance at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, "The Beyonce Experience LIVE!" DVD contains Beyonce's full concert performance -- more than 2 hours of music -- and includes performances by special guest artist Jay-Z as well as that evening's historic reunion of Beyonce's R&B/pop supergroup Destiny's Child.
Superstar and cultural icon Beyonce launched her 2007 world tour in Tokyo on April 10 following the release of her latest chart-topping album, "B'Day," bringing the multi-media extravaganza stateside beginning July 6 at the Superdome in New Orleans.
The most eagerly anticipated tour of 2007, "The Beyonce Experience" showcases the international music and film star, along with her sizzling all- female band, performing musical hits, classics, and surprises in a newly- created high-tech state-of-the-art concert environment. The show's production is conceived by Beyonce. Tina Knowles is stylist for the tour and, for the House of Dereon, one of the show's wardrobe designers, along with Elie Saab, Armani, Herve Leger and Versace.
"The Beyonce Experience LIVE!" - track listing 1. Intro (The Beyonce Experience Fanfare) 2. Crazy in Love (Crazy Mix) 3. Freakum Dress 4. Greenlight 5. Baby Boy (Reggae Medley) 6. Beautiful Liar 7. Naughty Girl 8. Me Myself and I 9. Dangerously In Love (He Loves Me Mix) 10. Flaws and All 11. DC Medley (Cops and Robbers Intro) 12. Independent Woman 13. No No No Pt. 2 14. Bootylicious 15. Bug A Boo (H-town Screwed Down Mix) 16. Bills Bills Bills 17. Cater 2 U 18. Say My Name 19. Jumpin Jumpin 20. Soldier (Soldier Boy Crank Mix) 21. Survivor (Destiny's Child Reunion) 22. Speechless 23. Ring the Alarm Intro Skit (Jailhouse Confessions) 24. Ring the Alarm 25. Suga Mamma 26. Upgrade U (feat. Jay Z) 27. Bonnie and Clyde '03 (Beyonce's Prince Mix) 28. Check on It (Special Tour Ver.) 29. Deja Vu 30. Get Me Bodied 31. Welcome to Hollywood 32. Deena/DreamGirls 33. Listen 34. Irreplaceable 35. Beyonce B'Day Surprise
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SOURCE: Music World Music/Columbia Records
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