Amerie's 1 thing was before Bday and green light the video and song looked and sounded veeery familiar I love beys talent but amerie did do that first beys been known to take of more underground artists and make it popular because she has the talent and looks but she does that she's a mini diana Ross
That’s crazy, I have honestly never made the connection, most likely because I don’t listen to anything but Bey, majority of the time. That said, I’m calling your bullshit on the other half of this message. You say you love her, which means you probably follow her closely especially with her last album. She is someone who gives upcoming artists / producers / designers a chance to shine, a lot of the time people don’t want to work with them because they haven’t worked with big names in the industry, but Bey looks past all of that, contributes to their talent, gets people to notice not to mention, make something outstanding out of what they offer her. Pretty much every producer / songwriter Bey has worked with has clearly started she had taken what they offered to turned it into something much greater than they could ever have imagined. Ryan Tedder for example. Here’s what he said about ‘Halo’: ”For instance, on Halo, that bridge on her version is completely different to my original one,” he continued. “Basically, she came in, ditched that, edited it, did her vocal thing on it and now it’s become one of my favourite parts of the song. The whole melody, she wrote it spontaneously in the studio. So her credit on that song stems from that” (x)
Boots, the guy who assists Bey on Dreams x Haunted x CIL (50 shades edition), no one knew about him until those sounds were released, they’ve been raving about him ever since. He is even signed to Roc Nation now. “‘Haunted’ was the first thing she ever heard from me, and she heard it in a very innocent and pure way, without any label heads or any of that,” he says. “It was originally called ‘I’m Onto You’, and I’ll be honest, I didn’t get it at all at first. I was like, ‘What is she hearing in this?’ because it was just me sounding sad as fuck, singing by myself. I recorded the piano with my iPhone as a voice memo—and that shit made it onto the damn album, by the way. It was a loose idea, but the feeling was there. I had written a bunch of songs that could have been ‘Beyoncé songs,’ whatever that had meant before now, but she wasn’t interested in those. There was something about what I had to say that resonated with her (x)” - There is also Sia, who during the recording process of the album, kept tweeting how grateful she was Bey singled her out of a crowd of a billion people who would like to work with her. Another good example, not music related is someone like Michael Costello. He was lowkey known because of Project Runaway. But Grammys this year, the biggest night in music, Bey chose to wear an outfit he designed.
What was your reaction when you first saw the dress on Beyoncé at the show?
I starting bawling! It’s one thing when you dress somebody who’s an A-list celebrity, but it’s a completely different thing when you’re such a huge fan. She wore my dress when she could have worn anybody else’s dress in the world. That moment, I’m still living it.
Then you have her dancers who have been given endless opportunities because she has given each and every one of them a chance to shine as bright as they possibly could.
Bey is an artist (she draws), she is VERY observant. Her surroundings inspire her. She thinks, watches, listens, learns and executes! So miss me with that nonsense of “underground artists,” she’s quite capable of shining on her own, not to mention making a name for others, not just herself.