Can Beyonce’s Song Cause A Financial Collapse

Don’t Blame it on Beyonce!

According to a New York University study songs with a more regular beat coincide with volatility in the American financial markets.

Therefore, is it possible that Beyoncé’s song ‘Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)’ which is currently number two on the Billboard top 100, could lead to economic collapse.  We’re not buying it but scientist are.

Phil Mayim, a professor of finance and risk engineering, has studied the Billboard chart for decades and found that  low “beat variance” songs had an “inverse correlation with market turbulence.”

“If it’s a steady beat, the same beat, no matter if it’s fast or slow, that’s a low beat variance song,” Maymin explained.  “[But] if [the song] starts off slow and becomes fast and comes back down, that’s a high beat variance.”  He added:  “The correlation is pretty strong.  The turbulence of the music predicts the steadiness of the market.”

The last market crash was when the (thanks to, LOL) A-HA’s release of “Take Me Home”  hit billboard charts.  According to those who have come up with this theory, it too had a “steady beat.

Songs with more complex arrangements were more popular at times when the market was less volatile.

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The 40th Annual NAACP Image Award committee has nominated Beyoncé for 5 awards in the following categories:

Outstanding Female Artist:

Outstanding Music Video:
“If I Were A Boy” and “Single Ladies”

Outstanding Song:
“Single Ladies”

Outstanding Album:

Plus, Beyoncé Knowles has been nominated for
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
for Cadillac Records (Sony Music Film/Parkwood Pictures)

And Cadillac Records itself has been nominated for
Outstanding Motion Picture




When I started the record,” says Beyoncé about her new double album I AM… SASHA FIERCE, “I knew that, artistically, I had to grow. Even though I’ve been very successful and very fortunate, I want to still be challenged and still be nervous and still be anxious about all the things that make my career exciting.”

One of 2008’s most anticipated new album releases, I AM… SASHA FIERCE is Beyoncé’s first new studio collection since her Grammy-winning multi-platinum-selling B’DAY debuted at #1 on charts around the world shortly after its international release on September 4, 2006 (in celebration of Beyoncé’s 25th birthday).

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Other Source:  China Daily

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