Critics and fans blown away by Beyoncé's 'Black is King'

ABC News' Janai Norman reports on the buzziest stories of the day in "GMA" Pop News.
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First, janai, also the owner of a new puppy, joining us for "Pop news." Memory serves last week during "Pop news," the dog was howling during many of the stories. Hey, janai. I just put some peanut butter so she should be good for now. It's time for "Pop news." We begin with Beyonce. Blowing away fans and critics with her highly anticipated visual album, "Black is king" the singer dropping the stunning film on Disney plus. And now the reviews are in. The associated press calling it supreme black art and deadline hails it as modern mythology in action while "The guardian" describes it as a visual feast. Now "Black is king" is currently holding strong with 100%, guys, 100% on rotten tomatoes, and while Beyonce took center stage in the film, she also shared the spotlight with daughter blue ivy. Fans taking to Twitter to highlight her appearances throughout the visual album. The 8-year-old making her first appearance in the opening number, "Bigger," with her mom there on the beach. Also showing up during "Brown skin girl," the track on which blue ivy made her singing and songwriting debut. Fans also loving the moment and blue channeling her mom for an appearance in "My power." To see all the show-stopping moments for yourself, "Black is king" is streaming on Disney plus now. Beyonce just bringing it like she always does. Next, tennis superstar Serena Williams helping donate more than 4 million face masks to schools around the country as kids prepare to head back to the classrooms in the midst of the covid-19 pandemic. The three-time grand slam champion is on a mission to help keep students safe and provide masks to those in need. Partnering with t-shirt company Bella canvas and the national school board association and scholastic, the masks for kids program will also work to provide educational materials about masks to 54 million children in 115,000 schools. Plus, in addition to over 4 million masks donated, for each purchased, another mask will be donated. Serena saying, quote, I'm grateful to be able to help educate our schools about this resource and to be given the opportunity to serve so many. So doing a whole lot there. All right. Big celebration for Elton John who is celebrating a huge milestone. 30 years sober. The singer taking to Twitter this week to mark the day with some photos writing, reflecting on the most magical day having celebrated my 30th sobriety birthday. All those cards you see there from his partner, David, his sons and friends in the program. John going on to say, quote, if I hadn't finally taken this big step of asking for help 30 years ago, I'd be dead. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all the people who have inspired and supported me along the way. Elton has been very open about his journey to sobriety, his struggle with sobriety. So a huge congratulations to him on such an incredible milestone. Okay, and finally, guys, one dad pulled off the ultimate prank. That's not par for the course. This is a hole in one. His family lives on a golf course, and whenever someone hits a ball into their yard, dad goes, lays down next to the ball pretending like he got hit. Look at this. That golfer doesn't know what to do. We know Emmy nominations came out earlier this week, but this dad deserves a nod for that performance. That is hilarious. That video getting over 2.5 million views. Thank you to that dad for a good laugh that we all needed. That's a solid dad joke right there. Yes. Classic. It's a go to. Yes. I'm inspired. I'm inspired. Janai, thank you very much. Our best to your puppy who apparently wanted creamy nut chunky peanut butter still barking in the background.

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