Jay Z & Beyonce Celebrate Their Lives, Catalogs & Shining Trophy Cases (Audio)
Just hours after Beyoncé’s artful Grammy performance Sunday night (February 12), she releases new music alongside husband Jay Z, and Roc Nation’s DJ Khaled. All three attended the 59th Grammy Awards, with the Carters (accompanied by Blue Ivy, Beyonce’s mother, and Jay’s longtime right-hand Ty Ty) were in the front row, while Khaled was in an aisle seat a few rows over.
The new song, “Shining,” the first of all three together, is the first single from Khaled’s Grateful album. While Khaled’s 2016 Major Key work did not earn any awards during the night (including his highlighted Jay and Future song “I Got The Keys”), the trio are in top spirits.
Beyoncé dominates the song, with rich vocals, repetition, and an extension of some of her themes from Lemonade. Khaled does not retrain from dropping some inspiration at the onset. Jay comes in towards the end to break down his 21 Grammys, string of platinum albums, and why he is a true boss, when so many others emulate the power-plays in the industry. The lyrics in the song also allude to the Carters’ expecting twins.