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Solange Knowle, the younger sister of Beyonce, performing 'Losing You'

Your new favourite song? ‘Losing You’ by Solange

It might require some pretty far out IVF advancements, but Matthew Knowles and Tina Knowles are going to have to produce some more offspring. For the good of humanity. All of the ones they've had so far have turned out marvellously.

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Beyonce as she is fed in El Dorado Hills, California

'Beyonce' the Dachshund mix makes bid to be named world's smallest dog

A puppy named after one of the world's biggest pop stars could set the world record for the tiniest dog.

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Deborah Ross: Thanks to Beyoncé, I have the fire within

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Is the show over for Beyoncé?

She always said she'd give up performing to have a family when she hit 30. Now she's 29 and pregnant. Rob Sharp reports

Claudia Pritchard: Feminine 'perfection' is a cut too far

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Beyoncé, Roseland Ballroom, New York City

Beyoncé may have severed business ties with her father Matthew earlier this year, but it will take more than the simple nullifying of a contract to remove the strong work ethic he spent almost 30 years instilling in his daughter. Ever since the singer's new album 4 emerged in June, it has seen stuttering sales and disappointing chart showings. This is all relative of course; 99.9 per cent of the world's performing artists would do cartwheels of celebration if they'd managed to shift a million albums in two months and scored two Top 30 singles in the US Billboard Chart. But for the Texan megastar, such achievements are piffling and have prompted this series of hastily arranged intimate club shows in an attempt to reboot the campaign.

Beyonce Knowles ready for children

Beyonce Knowles is now hoping to "dedicate herself" to having children.

Amy Winehouse: The leader of the pack

Without Amy Winehouse there would have been no Adele, no Duffy, no Lady Gaga – she shaped the current music scene even as she withdrew from it. Harriet Walker charts the legacy of an old-school star

Video: Beyonce sleeps with her phone

Beyonce's such a workaholic she sleeps with her Blackberry and dreams of answering emails.

Kanye West made Beyonce cry

Kanye West once made Beyonce Knowles cry with his lyrics.

T in the Park, Balado, Kinross

Amidst the Sunday mudbathing, the novelty of an almost completely redesigned site and some thrilling headline performances, this year's T in the Park was memorable for two very different sets that nailed the spirit of their times. One, although not quite up there with Glastonbury '95, was the latest instalment of Pulp's reunion tour on the Sunday evening, a poignant reminder of just how few contemporary pop artists write from the position of taking a close look at the world around them.

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