Beyoncé Reminds Us What It Means to Be an Innovator
  • Beyoncé accepted the Innovator Award at the iHeartRadio Music Awards on Monday night (April 1) and thanked influential artists like Rosetta Tharpe, Tracy Chapman, Linda Martell, and Prince for defying labels and paving the way for innovation in music.
  • She emphasized the importance of executing dreams despite challenges and dedicated the award to all the innovators who have “created shifts in the industry.”
  • Beyoncé expressed hope for more openness in the music industry and acknowledged Stevie Wonder’s support, revealing that he played harmonica on “Jolene” for her new album.
  • Following the release of her album “Cowboy Carter,” Beyoncé made history on the country music charts and set records for album streams in 2024.
  • Who do you think has been the most innovative artist of the past decade?


  • The fire between Beyoncé and Erykah Badu just heated up as the “Cowboy Carter” artist addressed one of Badu’s exes in her Innovator Award speech at the 2024 iHeart Music Awards, sending social media into a frenzy.
  • Beyoncé mentioned Andre 3000, Badu’s baby daddy, during her speech, and Erykah got wind of the mention and posted a screenshot of Beyoncé giving her speech to Instagram Stories with “I still love her” posted on the graphic along with “ASEO,” Its unclear what the acronym stands for.
  • Why do you think Erykah Badu has an issue with Queen B?