BEYONCE'S U.N. VIDEO PROMPTS HUMANITARIAN OUTPOURING


[PHOTO -Beyonce Knowles. AP FILE PHOTO]

UNITED NATIONS, AUGUST 21, 2012 (INQUIRER) A music video by pop singer Beyoncé helped inspire one billion messages for World Humanitarian Day on Sunday, which the United Nations said was a social media record.

The singer recorded the music video, “I Was Here,” for the UN campaign to generate one billion messages encouraging people to do a good deed.

“The World Humanitarian Day 2012 campaign has made social media history by sharing more than one billion messages of hope,” the UN said in a statement.

The UN launched its campaign on August 2 to collect the messages, which were distributed on Sunday in honor of humanitarian workers.

The campaign numbers around the world soared after the release of Beyoncé’s video on Saturday and the message spread rapidly among her fans.

Valerie Amos, UN undersecretary general for humanitarian affairs, praised the “amazing work” of the singer in taking the UN’s cause further.

Dressed in a white, floor-length gown, Beyoncé sang the song for the video at the UN General Assembly. The video shows her singing at the UN headquarters and scenes from recent disasters.

“This is our time to leave our mark on the world and show that we were here and we care,” Beyoncé said in a statement.

FROM GLOBAL GRIND.COM

ALL HAIL THE QUEEN! Beyonce To Shoot "I Am Here" Video At The United Nations (PHOTOS)

Posted August 10, 2012 by Brittany Lewis for Global Grind Staff

Earlier today, GlobalGrind reported that Beyonce stopped by the United Nations General Assembly Hall in honor of World Humanitarian Day on August 19.

The good deeds of Queen Beyonce never seem to stop! The Grammy Award winning singer paid a visit to the United Nations ahead of her live performance in honor of World Humanitarian Day in New York City.

Joined by songwriter Diane Warren, Beyonce will donate a video of her 4 hit "I Was Here" that will be filmed in the UN General Assembly Hall in New York in front of a live audience.

The video will premiere Aug. 19 on World Humanitarian Day and the UN hopes it will help the campaign reach 1 billion people.

Beyonce said in the statement that World Humanitarian Day is a chance to work together and "this is our time to leave our mark on the world."

Ever the humanitarian, Beyonce stopped and chatted it up with Secretary General Ban Ki Moon inside the UN General Assembly Hall.

Please visit WHD-IWasHere.org now to pledge your support!

WATCH VIDEO: 'I WAS HERE'

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President Obama Admits Beyonce Has A Way With His Heart!

Posted August 18, 2012 by Evanka Williamson for Global Grind Staff

Beyonce has won over the heart of many and it looks like a major name on that list is our very own President Obama!

In an interview with KOB-FM the president revealed that when he works out, Queen Bey is his girl saying: "I will say right now that if I'm really trying to get my heart rate up, Crazy In Love Is a pretty good song to work out to"

And when asked what's a super power he would love to have, Obama replied:

"This sounds, it's kind of a weird super power, but if I had something that I could immediately wish for, I would love to be able to speak any language"

Communication is key!

He goes on to say:

"It might not come in handy to rescue folks from a burning building, but I've always wished that whatever country I've went to... I could right away speak their language"

A true man of the people! What a fun interview!


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