Columbia Music Video Set to Release New Beyonce DVD/CD: Live at Wembley
Sony Music Entertainment - 04/23/2004
Columbia Music Video is set to release Beyonce: Live At Wembley, a special DVD/CD package that's a must-have for fans of the pop music superstar, with a special One Night Only™ big screen concert premiere at 43 Regal Cinemas, United Artists Theaters and Edwards Theatres nationwide on Monday, April 26th. Available in either a jewel-box or amaray configuration, Beyonce: Live At Wembley will be in stores on Tuesday, April 27.
The in-theatre concert premiere of Beyonce: Live At Wembley, presented by Regal CineMedia (RCM)SM entertainment services, AEG LIVE, AEG TV and Sony Music, will take place at Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) theatres in select cities around the country, including New York, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, and San Francisco, among others. Advance tickets are available at participating box offices and at www.RegalCM.com for $10.00 through April 25th. Event day tickets will be available at participating box offices and online for $12.50.
Recorded on November 10, 2003, during the superstar's first international solo tour, Beyonce: Live At Wembley captures the multi-platinum performer at the peak of her powers.
With a set list including her #1 hits, personal favorites, crowd-pleasing surprises, and a bootylicious Destiny's Child medley, Beyonce dazzled her SRO audience with the music, magic, and charisma that has made her one of the most beloved entertainers in the world.
Among the DVD's bonus features, Beyonce: Live at Wembley includes: "The Concert Behind The Scenes," Beyonce's show-stopping performance of "Crazy In Love" from the 2004 Brit Awards, three exclusive interview segments, a comprehensive discography, a Destiny's Child update, and more. In addition, Beyonce: Live at Wembley comes with a bonus CD featuring three sizzling new remixes of classic Beyonce tracks and three brand-new Beyonce recordings: "Wishing On A Star," "What's It Gonna Be," and "My First Time."
Beyonce has been touring the U.S. for the first time as a solo artist in support of her #1 multi-platinum debut solo album, Dangerously In Love, which earned her five 2004 Grammy Awards including Best Contemporary R&B Album and Best R&B Song for "Crazy In Love," her smash single featuring Jay-Z. With her recent win of five Grammys, Beyonce tied the record set by Lauryn Hill in 1999 -- and later tied by Alicia Keys (2001) and Norah Jones (2002) -- for the most Grammys to be won in a single year by a female artist.
As a founding member of Destiny's Child, one of the best-selling female groups of all time, Beyonce is one of the most widely-recognized and highly-respected women in pop music. With many of the group's hit recordings co-written and co-produced by Beyonce, Destiny's Child has sold more than 40 million albums and singles worldwide and earned an astounding 22 gold, platinum, and multi-platinum RIAA certifications since the group's recorded debut in November 1997.
Beyonce's burgeoning career as an actress began in 2001 with the lead role in the MTV film "Carmen: A Hip Hopera." She displayed her comedic prowess as "Foxxy Cleopatra" in 2002's "Austin Powers In Goldmember," starring Mike Myers. She starred opposite Cuba Gooding, Jr., in 2003's "The Fighting Temptations." Her next film project, which begins filming on May 10, 2004, is a prequel to "The Pink Panther," starring Steve Martin as "Inspector Clouseau" and Beyonce as "Xania."
Beyonce has earned numerous accolades including Grammy Awards, American Music Awards, World Music Awards, and the prestigious NAACP Image Award. When Beyonce won the 2001 ASCAP Pop Songwriter of the Year Award, she became the first African-American woman -- and the second woman ever -- to receive that honor.
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