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Miley Cyrus vs. Beyonce

Miley Cyrus is never one to shy away from the spotlight and she made headlines recently when some scathing anti-Beyonce quotes were attributed to her. According to one magazine, Miley told them that Beyonce's decision to have a baby "and all the crap it does to your body... will create a vacuum for fresh young faces to rise up and no one else can properly fill that void right now." The quote also said, "I got the total package you know, the curves, the rhythm, and the voice. I’m just the best." But Miley took to Twitter immediately and said the quotes were entirely falsified and insisted she admires Beyonce. So things are all good.


Full disclosure: I'm already a big Beyoncé fan. Waking up last Friday to see that Beyoncé had released a new album felt a little bit like an early Christmas gift. No promotion, no warning; Bey had basically put the album in my stocking with a wink and a nod. At that, I'd have been pleased even if the album was just okay.

But it's not. It's better than okay; it's pretty incredible. I wanted to give it some time before I tried to review it because I knew I was riding so high off of the shock element... and the fact that her new album was finally here. But even after the surprise elements fade away, I haven't been able to turn this record off. The only other albums this year that have been like that for me have been Janelle Monae's The Electric Lady and Jay Z's Magna Carta... Holy Grail — so Bey is in good company.


If you can't stop listening to Beyonce's new album (like me), or if you've been curious what all the fuss is about, check out the video for her first single, "XO," which debuted on VEVO earlier this week. (Of course, for fans who purchased the album last week, they've seen this already — but now we can all enjoy it!) The video uses the fun, light-hearted song as an ode to her fans.

Some fun facts about "XO":

  • The song was performed for the first time over the weekend in Chicago, hot off the debut of her surprise record release.
  • If the video seems like a good time, that's probably because the entire thing was shot on Coney Island.
  • The pageant trophy, which makes appearances throughout several videos included in the album (including "Pretty Hurts," "Drunk In Love," and "Grown Woman") is also featured in one of the shots for "XO."

What do you think of the first single?

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Kid President Interviews Beyonce for World Humanitarian Day

Just in case you needed a little adorable to kick off your Saturday, Kid President — the adorable kid who has interviewed President Barack Obama — finally got to make his dream come true by interviewing Beyonce. He agreed that this interview was "probably" the most important he's ever done. (BTW, can I point out that Kid President made his first Beyonce video Aug. 8, and the video of his interview went up Aug. 18? Kid President is on his hustle; Beyonce delivers.)

Kid President's Letter to Beyonce


Kid President Interviews Beyonce


5 Songs That Totally Sound the Same

Critics of the Katy Perry released her latest single, "Roar," have said her song sounds an awful lot like Sara Bareillis' song, "Brave." Obviously the whole "hey, that song totally sounds like ___!" has been around for a while.

Ask any super jaded music fan and they'll tell you there's no such thing as original music anymore, just the same stuff re-hashed over and over. Personally, I am only offended when songs sound alike and both versions are terrible because I don't want to encourage more terrible music in this world. That said, here are five undeniably similar songs, starting with Katy and Sara.

Katy Perry v. Sara Bareillis

The opening chords, the music breakdowns, that piano in the background? Yeah, these "Roar" and "Brave" definitely sound like they were at least influenced by one another. Plus, Katy Perry definitely tweeted a few months ago that she loved Sara's song. Does that really mean anything? No. But whatever, y'all, it's gossip.