Pop Superstar Beyonce to Make Rare Personal Appearance at J&R Express at Macy's Herald Square, Friday, September 8


                    New Album, 'B'Day,' in Stores Now

  WHO:    Pop Superstar Beyonce
  WHAT:   A rare in-store appearance celebrating the release of "B'Day"
  WHERE:  J&R Express at Macy's Herald Square (151 West 34th Street, NYC)
  WHEN:   Friday, September 8, from 6pm-8pm
          (Photographer & Crew Call Time: 5:30pm - Enter at 7th Avenue)

Pop music and fashion icon Beyonce will make a rare personal appearance at J&R Express at Macy's Herald Square (151 West 34th Street, Manhattan) on Friday, September 8, from 6pm-8pm. (MEDIA CALL TIME: 5:30pm) Beyonce will meet and greet her fans and sign copies of her recently-released second solo album, B'Day.

B'Day, one of 2006's most eagerly-anticipated albums, was released worldwide on September 4 (September 5 in the US), in celebration of Beyonce's 25th birthday. The album -- which rocketed to the #1 spot on the Japanese International Album Chart within 2-and-1/2 days of its release -- contains the global smash single, "Deja Vu," and the just-released "Ring The Alarm," which Beyonce performed to show-stopping effect during a memorable appearance at this year's MTV Video Music Awards. The artist's "Check On It" video took home the MTV Video Music Award for Best R&B Video.

Beyonce became one of the most widely-recognized and highly-respected women in pop culture as a founding member of Destiny's Child, the top-selling female group of all time.

Over the past decade, Beyonce has earned numerous accolades including Grammy Awards, American Music Awards, World Music Awards, and NAACP Image Awards. In 2001, when Beyonce took home an ASCAP Pop Songwriter of the Year Award, she became the first African-American woman -- and the second woman ever -- to receive that honor.

Beyonce's latest film project, the movie version of the hit musical "Dreamgirls, is slated for release in December 2006.

For more information, please contact Yvette Noel-Schure, Sony Urban Music, New York, 212-833-4483; email: Yvette.Noel-Schure@sonybmg.com

  Fan club: www.welovebeyonce.com

PRNewswire -- Sept. 7

SOURCE: Music World Music; Sony Urban Music; Columbia Records

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