Beyoncé is on her way to being immortalized in print form by famed biographer J. Randy Taraborelli. If you are wondering why that name sounds so familiar you may remember his multiple other biographies of celebrities like The Hiltons, Michael Jackson, Madonna, and Diana Ross. The book is due to be released in Fall 2015, but Queen Bey herself will have no participation in the book itself. Click after the heartbeat to learn more and figure out how you can look like Beyoncé in your best active wear…
What’s being billed as the first comprehensive biography of pop diva Beyonce Knowles will be released in the fall of 2015, publisher Grand Central Books announced.
The untitled book by J. Randy Taraborrelli will “explore all facets of Knowles’ life” beginning with her childhood performances, exploring her time with Destiny’s Child, her solo career and her marriage to Jay Z.
“Beyoncé has lived a most incredible, inspiring life. I know my readers will enjoy her journey,” Taraborrelli said in a statement.
Knowles is not participating in the unauthorized book. Taraborrelli is relying on interviews with people “who have been pivotal to her personal and professional development.” His previous books include biographies of Michael Jackson, Madonna and the Hilton family.
Knowles has been riding a hot streak lately. She just wrapped up her On the Run Tour with Jay Z. An HBO special documenting the tour’s journey through Paris aired Sept. 20. Her self-titled album is currently the top-selling record of 2014. It has moved nearly 800,000 copies this year after being unexpectedly released in late 2013.
Taraborrelli was repped by Mitch Douglas of Mitch Douglas Literary Agency. Jamie Rabb acquired the book for Grand Central.
BEYONCE is launching an activewear label with Topshop, which will include “clothing, footwear and accessories across dance, fitness and sports categories”. The singing superstar has created a 50-50 partnership with the British retailer, listed as Parkwood Topshop Athletic Ltd, to produce an athletic streetwear brand, which is – as yet – unnamed.
“I could not think of a better partner as I continue to grow the Parkwood business. I have always loved Topshop for its fashion credentials and forward thinking,” Beyoncé said in a statement today. “Working with its development team to create and produce a technical and fashion-led collection is exciting, and I’m looking forward to participating in all aspects of this partnership.”
Philip Green – owner of Arcadia, which operates Topshop – was keen to distinguish this venture from other high-profile celebrity collections on the market, noting that this is a “partnership” rather than a conventional collaboration.
“We have been looking at this category as fashion-inspired fitness develops, and know that this is right in our customers’ heartland,” Green said. “Creating a partnership with Beyoncé, one of the most hard-working and talented people in the world, who spends many hours of her life dancing, rehearsing and training is a unique opportunity to develop this category. Being partners with Beyoncé and her team, who have the greatest creative energy and enthusiasm, is inspiring for all of the team at Topshop. We have much to achieve in just under a year, but we are all up for the challenge, and look forward to delivering athletic streetwear in an inventive and exciting way.”
Topshop confirmed that Green intends to hire a separate team to run the Beyoncé activewear label, including a creative director and designers.