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.
This week, everyone was up in arms about everything. Beyonce cut her hair! A fake documentary was aired on the Discovery Channel! And an Amazon.com package was stolen! Commence freak-outs!
Beyonce's Pixie Cut
Beyonce cut her hair and, with the explosive reactions, you'd have thought the world stopped spinning or something. I say this as a huge Beyonce fan: everything will be okay! It's just hair! #Beyonce was trending all day long yesterday as people weighed in on whether they loved it or hated it and tweeted all about how Beyonce was obviously copying Miley Cyrus. (I, for one, have never seen short, blond hair on a woman prior to Miley Cyrus. Nope, it's never been done before.) But what most were wondering is: why did Beyonce do it? I can think of a few reasons: she's an adult; why not; everyone's talking about it; or she never wants her hair to get caught in a fan again.
The Royal Baby! A super-cute animal! Beyonce and her long, luxurious locks! That's what people were talking about this week.
It's official: Prince George is here! It's no secret that EVERYONE (no, seriously, everyone) has at least heard about the Royal Baby. We've all been talking about it, speculating, wondering when Kate will go into labor, if it'll be a boy or a girl, what the name will be. Finally, that's all over, and the little Prince of Cambridge is here in all his glory. George Alexander Louis was born July 22, weighing in at 8 pounds, 6 ounces... and he's already got a populated Wikipedia page. What I want to know is this: how on Earth did Kate look so lovely after having a baby? Her hair is just as majestic as ever. Sigh.
Beyonce's Mrs. Carter Show World Tour has already been a success, both according to critics who have praised her show and fans who snapped up tickets, making many of her tour's preliminary shows sold out.
The tour continues with performances in Puerto Rico, Brazil and Mexico, as well as several U.S. cities including Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Chicago, Brooklyn, and Boston.
Check out a full list of U.S. dates after the cut, and click here to find tickets to her tour. Now we just need the Mrs. Carter album and we'd be all set.
Summer starts Friday, and one of my favorite parts of the season (aside from beaches and warm weather) is the album and concert boom. Lots of artists go on tour over the summer, and to prep for those tours, they usually release a new album. Hot off the heels of Kanye's "Yeezus" (which came out yesterday!), here are seven albums to get hyped for, as well as the artist's latest single and tour info.
The album: Magna Carter Holy Grail
Release date: July 4
Why it could be good: His album title promises something great, and Jay-Z tends to deliver. Although there hasn't been an official single, info about the album has leaked, and the producer list is a great one: Jahlil Beats, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Rick Rubin, Swizz Beatz, Timbaland, The-Dream, J. Cole, and Just Blaze are among them.
The tour: Find tickets to Jay-Z with Justin Timberlake on the Legends Of The Summer tour.