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Beyonce Announces Formation Scholarship Program for Women

By Teonny Spears / Published on Tuesday, 25 Apr 2017 15:57 PM / No Comments

To celebrate the one year anniversary of her sixth studio album LEMONADE, Grammy-winning artist Beyonce has decided to give back to some young women in the world with her new scholarship program, which empowers and encourages women to follow their passions and dreams through education.

The Formation Scholars Award will award four college scholarships in the 2017-2018 school year, allowing students to pursue and focus their ambitions in the arts and humanities:

Released on Apri l23, 2016, LEMONADE is Beyonce’s second visual album, following 2013’s eponymous and concept album. Consisting of genres such as R&B, reggae fusion, blues, country and trap, the album featured guest vocals from James Blake, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd and Jack White.

The record was widely acclaimed by critics, who considered it as Beyonce’s best and boldest work to date. Upon its release, LEMONADE debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart with sales of 485,000 copies. To date it has sold 1.5 million copies in the United States, making it the country’s third-best-selling album of the year, and 2.5 million worldwide.


Teonny Spears
26 year-old Teonny Spears, is from a small town in Louisiana called Ferriday, where he currently lives. A fan of Pop music, Teonny began writing at a small age because he simply didn't like getting dirty as a child, and preferred to stay inside.

His earlier writings consisted of short stories and poetry, and in 2005, he began blogging for fun on Myspace about his favorite artists. After building a love for entertainment news, he began working for, and launched his own weekly show in 2009 called EnterSHADEment Talk, a web-show that featured celebrity gossip, news, TV/movie talk and fashion. After 8 seasons and over 200 episodes, Teonny decided to end the show in 2012. He shortly left Defglam in the same year.

In 2012, Teonny became the Pop Culture Expert for Sinuous Magazine, an online publication dedicated to providing a multicultural exploration of art, entertainment, fashion and social issues through a mix of news and thought pieces. After a three-year run, Teonny left the publication to pursue new interests, and now resides at, as the Editor-in-Chief, where he specializes in Pop Music, though he also dabbles in Fashion, TV/Film, Rap & introducing readers to new and rising talent.

Teonny is also part of a collective called The Bloginati, a Multifaceted group with people who touch on several forms of media.