Hip-Hop mogul and REVOLT TV’s chairman, P. Diddy, recently revealed that Beyonce will one day reach legendary singer Diana Ross fame, while discussing the singer’s newly-released album, ‘Beyonce,’ and a handful of major music events that have happened this year.
During the “State of Revolt: The Chairman Talks” TV special, Diddy gave credit to Beyonce for creating a body work with her new album.
“I would just motivate more artists and more producers to create a body of work, man,” said Diddy. “You know what I’m saying? You don’t have to do 20 joints. Create a body of work that stands for something and that you want to see stand for yourself 10 years from now. And I think that she didn’t go after making radio records. Like we got, I think, one of the best albums from Beyonce. And also just from an innovation level she’s a different type of artist. She’s up there with the great ones. And everybody should aspire to be up there. Her name will be said with Diana Ross. It will be said with The Rolling Stones.”
He also spoke about his new REVOLT channel, which isn’t focused on reality shows, but hopes to make dreams come true with the network:
“We’re focused on playing the videos and having original programming,” Diddy said. “We’re not really big on just the reality shows and things like that. We want to be known for our journalistic credibility. I want to be there to motivate and inspire artists. I want to be there to believe in them when no one else believed in them…I want to make sure that we don’t try to—with our news we cover the news and we get the opinions from the fans, but it’s not a personal REVOLT thing…I want us to have the power to be a platform to make people’s dreams come true. Not in no way tear them down.”
And speaking of Beyonce, Amazon has reportedly joined Target to help boycott the Houston songstress’ new album that was released on iTunes on December 13, and quickly sold over one million copies in the U.S.
A few days after, Target’s spokesperson, Erica Julkowsk, told Billboard.com that they will not sell physical copies of the album, and now Amazon is following the mega-retailer’s lead.
However, Beyoncé fans can purchase the album at Wal-Mart stores. Last week, the “Partition” singer made a personal appearance at one of their stores and gave away $37,500 in gift cards to customers as a thank you gift.
“We’re gonna do whats right for the customer. Our customers obviously love Beyoncé and we want to make sure we have it in stores… ,” Wal-Mart spokesperson Sarah McKinney told theGrio.
“We’re releasing the album in approximately 4,000 stores nationwide. Our customers love Beyoncé so we’re excited to be able to offer them her new album.”