Beyoncé Debuts ‘1+1’ on ‘American Idol’ [Video]

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Moments after releasing it online, Beyoncé debuted “1+1,” the opening track from her upcoming album 4, live on the “American Idol” finale. “This is my favorite song,” said B before flexing her vocal chops in a purple dress with red lights and smoke surrounding her. The performance earned her a standing ovation from the judges and crowd at L.A.’s Nokia Theatre.



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108 Comments

  1. TiaBxtchhx3

    BEYONCE is Back Bitches! & You HOES WILL DEAL!

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    Dizzle Reply:

    @TiaBxtchhx3, I bet JLO there thinkin in her mind damn why didnt beyonce give me that song for my album cause my album is all about love? right? loool

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    Tiffany Reply:

    @TiaBxtchhx3, bich QUEEN GAGA snatched beys wig while at idol and you know this.

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    BeyStan Reply:

    @Tiffany, no bitch, we finally got a slow song from beyonce, we like it, so calm the fuck down. gaga always do good but its beyonce turn now. and im pretty sure a lot of people would pick beyonce over gaga ANY day

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    OhNoYouDidnt Reply:

    @BeyStan, tiffany is on every beyonce blog hating her ass off! just ignore the bitch

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    Tiffany Reply:

    @OhNoYouDidnt, you are all just mad at QUEEN GAGA taking beyonces crown and yall feel threatened its understandable and may take some time getting used to but its just the way it is. im sorry if i broke this news to you, drink some water and calm down! there will be other beyonces along the way. no more gagas though! she is here to stay and SERVE her little monsters

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    robynloud Reply:

    @Tiffany, lady gaga is just another Madonna and like madonna has she will die out.. theres only so much you can do before people get bored and gaga is running out… beyonce is famous for having a amazing voice not dressing like a twat

    robynloud Reply:

    @Tiffany, p.s. want lady gaga licking her arse at billboard awards mmmm yeah it think she was and i quote “you represent the dream”

    DEON Reply:

    @Tiffany, Who is going to snatch the artist of the millennium wig. darling Beyonce is no where to be found. Gaga can’t reach her. Try again. She have a long train ride with baggage

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    question? Reply:

    @DEON, Not to be rude, but uuuuuuuuuuh….Ain’t Gaga at the top of the Forbes list now? Oprah ain’t even up there no more. CNN said she knocked Oprah out. Don’t be mad. Just accept it.

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    Tiffany Reply:

    @question?, BOY/GURL YOU TELL EM!!!

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    xIndo Reply:

    @Tiffany,
    I don’t give a damn about that list,
    Queen B’ is in da game way longer than Lady GaGa,
    please open your damn EARS before speakin’ B is tha shit & that’s da end of da story,
    So both of you can sit your f—ing asses down and watch Queen B’ snatching all of GaGa’s wigs, BECAUSE SHE WILL

    me Reply:

    @Tiffany, “I don’t give a damn about that list,
    Queen B’ is in da game way longer than Lady GaGa,”

    …yet she’s still at the top of Forbes. Oprah has been out for like 3 decades and Gaga still beat Her out! Length of exposure time sometimes has nothing to do with amount of revenue.

    “So both of you can sit your f—ing asses down and watch Queen B’ snatching all of GaGa’s wigs, BECAUSE SHE WILL”

    She’s made her money and sold her million…it appears the only wigs that are being snatched are the people that are mad at her for doing just that.

    Don’t be mad. As long as you didn’t waste your money on something you didn’t like, you shouldn’t feel cheated.

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  2. Yeah

    BEYOUTIFUL

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  3. Music Lover

    so f&cking beautiful and amazing.

    wow her voice is so soulful.. who would have knew she could sing like this!!

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  4. None Ya

    Yasss Bey!

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  5. flag2009

    wtf is gaga doing on my screen?

    please, correct this issue, thanks

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  6. Yeah

    wrong video?

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  7. Lauren

    Gaga!?????

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  8. JAYE

    somebody send me the mp3 of this performance, lawd!!!!

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  9. charles billyjean

    my queen slayed this

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  10. BRevolution

    soooooooooo beautiful i cnt stop crying

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  11. stuart.b

    She is an icon and inspiration…. I have been a fan for 16 years

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  12. mal

    ONCE AGAIN BEY AMAZING!

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  13. BLAZE

    She slayed everyone _________________ some bitches dead lol

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  14. The Baddest Chick

    in the game!Jay better be doing her Right! My gay a$$ want to Tap that! She’s the M F Ing Queen.

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  15. Jay

    Oh my Lord that was AMAZING!!! I could barely speak. Beyonce just blew me away with that song and performance! She just reminded me why I love her. She really just gave me chills for real.

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  16. Sha'Nesha

    Amazing.

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  17. Troublr

    I love it how women say not to call em “bitches” but they call themselves that all the time. You chicks say that word 100x on rap up. fuckin hypocrites smh

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    From Tokyo Reply:

    @Troublr, I don’t, but I do agree with what you say.

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    Jessica Reply:

    @From Tokyo, I know.

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  18. Truth teller

    is me or did her vocals seem all over the place or pushed

    Beyonce is an amazing singer , why was she pushing and grunting like that .. but i still love you b

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Truth teller, I felt that she was trying to refrain from crying . It was so powerful & lovely .

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  19. tina

    IM sorry but the lyrics made no cense that was all over hooting and howling one minute, she can sang but it sounded like she had just writing the the lyrics befor coming on stage i listen and didnt get it things didnt go together luv her tho

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @tina, You can’t dare to talk about lyrics when you can’t even spell “sense” correctly .

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    Deme89 Reply:

    @Real Issh, lmao …. Get em !

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    ed Reply:

    @Real Issh, LMAO

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    tina Reply:

    @Real Issh, you got wat i was saying so it didnt matter stfu

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @tina, *What* is the correct word .

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    charlie Reply:

    @Real Issh, Lol good one!!!

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    Share Reply:

    @tina, you have a problem.

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    BeyStan Reply:

    @tina, bitch shut the fuck up. you just dont know what the fuck real music is

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    tina Reply:

    @BeyStan, im a dude sweetie

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    Alani Kiara Reply:

    @tina, i Totally agree she is an amazing artist but this song did come together for me . She is way more talented then the work that she has been putting out .

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  20. Lauren

    i <3 Beyonce ….. SHES BACK BITCHES!!!!!

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  21. tina

    EXCUSE ME but what was the chourse 1.make luv to me or 2.1+1, that was just every where now come on the lyric said”I DONT KNOW WHEN IM GOING DIE,but WEN I DO IT WILL B BY YOU” WHAT!!!!!

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @tina, I don’t think every song needs a chorus .

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    No ma'am Reply:

    @tina, Lol! She probably means, die next to him

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    Share Reply:

    @tina, u sure proved that you are ignorant when comes to music.to say that this was all over. this was perfectly sang with perfect vocals and arrangement.

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    smallmindedseeker Reply:

    @Share, …and you just showed how small minded you are. Why can’t tina have her opinion. It’s just like YOU loving Beyonce and someone else not so much. Hate it or love it, WE ARE ALL ENTITLED TO AN OPINION. Some of ya’ll need to take your own medicine and stop the negativity. #dontbeahypocrite

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  22. Trisha Kash

    She’sss Back!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So Amazing So Beautiful Reppin Htown I love Her … Talent at its best you guys that years of growth and hard work !

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  23. This_Girl

    @Tina – haha, what the heck is “cense”? You obviously don’t know how to think abstractly and appreciate art if you think something like that can be written in like 2 minutes.

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  24. Leo

    Great song. Great performance. Great artist. Go Beyonce!

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  25. Ruthy

    Delivers the third time!!!

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  26. Real Issh

    Wow , It’s not a lot of haters . Good .
    Beyonce’ is amazing !!

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  27. Share

    This was incredible. Very strong emotional Balled, perfect vocals. Just amazing. The instrumental arrangements the guitar at the end omg. Beyoce did say she was doing something great for her fans well she has just began.

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  28. Shaunda Page

    AMAZING. Beautiful song…heartfelt….soultry. This song shows off your growth and maturity as an artist. Keep doin u. Please give us more of this side of “B”

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  29. No ma'am

    Prince influenced, LOOOOOVVVEEEEE it.

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  30. babaloo

    I have to agree with Tina, even though she can’t spell! lol It does sound like she came up with this song in 5 minutes before she had to perform.

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    BeyStan Reply:

    @babaloo, you shut the fuck up too

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    Jessica Reply:

    @BeyStan, real lady like…smh

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  31. FABIOLA

    IT OK. NOT THE BEST BEYONCE SONG.

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  32. Lydia K

    NEW FAVORITE SONG. she is amaaazing live and this is the most…ahhh…amaaazing song. <3

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  33. Nene

    And this is why i love this girl. Another hit for beyonce!!!

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  34. PDiesel

    She did that! Beyonce showed what makes a true American Idol. It doesn’t take the best voice, or the most incredible song. It takes passion, conviction and being able to transmit that thru the television and radio waves.

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  35. Mrstackhouse

    Smashed it.

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  36. mahagany

    Want the Beyoncé – 1+1 Lyrics?

    go to lyric boss on blogspot

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  37. music guru

    Omg loved it;)

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  38. ed

    perfect. she slayed that damn stage.

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  39. Life

    Beautiful done, Beyonce. Wow.

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  40. TheLoveIV

    Dream on the credits….. You keep hating ????

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  41. Tyrique D.Rashad

    I think this song was more for Jay than for the fans,but she managed to get us too :) The vocals are just HEAVENLY,and the background strings MAGICAL!Love u Bey :)

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  42. bebe/jayfannn

    YESSSSSSS!! BEE U BETTER SANG MAK LOVE TO ME.ME.ME..MEEE!DIS IZ MY JAMM BUMPN MY HEAD AND CRYN THINKN REAL HARD!!!LET ME GET IT TOGETHER DOE

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  43. Lisa

    Not totally feeling it and ballads aren’t her forte live.

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  44. Royaleeeee

    The vocals is NICE she came a LONG way since her days in DC but the song is WEAK! Stop giving her a pass cause shes “Beyonce”

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    rockwitu Reply:

    @Royaleeeee,
    LOL, they are really in full court press to hype this album. She’s all over the place, now performing Idol twice, with Gaga. It’s the sign of the times when an artist fails to realize they haven’t evolved and their lyrics are regressive.

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    DAIL Reply:

    @rockwitu, you don’t have to buy it. it wouldn’t make a difference since you are not a real fan. Why waste your energy. makes no sense to me. If it doesn’t reach your standard why buy it. move on. do you really think that your opinion counts with beyonce.hell no

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    Jessica Reply:

    @DAIL, …but didn’t you waste just as much time responding to someone who is wasting time? I’ve got all the time in the world cause my next gig aint’ until 6, but I think it’s funny how hypocritical some of ya’ll B stans are. Telling people why they waste time with their opinions…if people choose to use their time giving an opinion, who are you to say otherwise?

    What is even more laughable is your attempt at stopping B’s haters. Here’s something YOU have to learn to deal with…as long as their are B lovers there will be B haters…haven’t you ever heard of yin and yang?

    You two need each other. Plus it makes for entertaining blogging for the people who don’t give a damn one way or another. LOL

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    youeither Reply:

    @DAIL,

    You either. You’re just a dollar sign to B. don’t be sad. Take the rose colored glasses off your eyes, but becareful!

    The shine of “real life” might hurt your eyes.

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  45. rockwitu

    Don’t most artist get a standing ovation on Idol? And other awards shows?

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  46. HD

    Yes, I love Beyonce!

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  47. WhiteChocolate

    She had really great control but I’m not feeling that song at all. The flow is just off. I’m not feeling her new material either but I can respect her if she’s not trying to be commercial with this record. If anybody deserves to do what they want, it’s definitely B

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  48. ESTH

    I love BEYONCE!
    IS PERFECT QUEEN

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  49. ponyo

    1+1 is an illuminati number…….11 .who is beyonce fooling just google 1111….p.s google 444 conspiracy also….i used to be a big follower of beyonce,gaga.etc..i am happy i found god….

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  50. WRTW?

    To those who say that she is stupid because she only knows one plus one or something, listen, 1+1, addition is the simplest form of math, she is basically saying she only knows the basics. #getit ?

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  51. tina

    LUV YOU BEY< BUT SHE HAD THREE DIFFERENT HOOKS,
    "make luv to me,"MEEE,MEEE",1+1,alot of word just throwen together didnt have to go together or nothing just jumbo them up and sound good no one will notice, go BEY girl.

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  52. Sha'Nesha

    This song makes me cry its so beautiful! Im so happy Bey is giving us more substantial songs on this album! Yessss! OMG I love you Beyonce.

    This is just what I wanted MORE BALLADS more of Beyonce and less of Sasha Fierce (for now). Cus Lord knows i love me some Sasha Fierce especially on that stage.

    This song is so gorgeous.

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  53. jermal

    Omg you have to love her even if u hate her lol! I’m loving how she just stood there and sung, it wasn’t about dance moves, hair, or her body! It was all about her voice<3!!!! I thought it was very emotional and evoking.

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  54. loverte

    SONG SUCKS

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  55. RAH RAH

    She mustve written this song because idk what “algebuh” is?!?! Haha

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    DAIL Reply:

    @RAH RAH, u clearly have nothing real to talk about. You are useless.

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    RAH RAH Reply:

    @DAIL, U MAAAD? Not my fault. I was just listening to the song and that’s what I heard! lol!!

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  56. Haterssss

    Ya’ll HATE on The-Dream on this site SOOOOOOO much…. well he produced and wrote this so stfu

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  57. TeeM

    I freaking love Beyonce.. I wish people would stop hating do yall HONESTLY think B care about what a hater has to say? NO! Yall are a non factor to her.

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  58. Jeanquila

    she sings with such passion. she’s totally in the moment. Atta girl Bey!

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  59. Love

    boring performance IMO

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  60. maya

    omg she made me teary eyed :’(

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  61. A RihYonce' Stan,

    Ok, FIRST… This is a post about BEYONCE! Soooo, all of you that are bashing her and her fans are totally irrelevant.

    ESPECIALLY, all these Rihanna and Beyonce fans bickering, about a non-existing war between fans. NO ONE Cares…

    But, I do really like this song. She should’ve released this first. I think it shows her strength vocally…

    And I think it sounds much better live…

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  62. truthteller

    no comment, her album will flop harder than a plane crashing against concrete

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  63. melvin

    OMG! AMAZZZZZZZZING!

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  64. melvin

    Those of you who keep talking about her showing her vocal strenght she has done it many….many….many…many times. Halo, Dangerously in Love, (6 Grammy’s haters)Historical–the list goes on, checkmate.

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  65. j

    beyonce…1+1 isn’t algebra…its arithmetic…

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  66. Esther, let Rihanna write her own DAMN songs for a change please

    hmm, its pretty tight right now, the world have come to accept mediocre pop singers with senseless outfits. The reign of talent is over, its time for the fools

    Thats why I adore Breezy for managing to pop out alot of hits despite his situation & this situation. Beyonce should learn to collaborate so as to know whats really in demand right now.

    I know she isn’t after money & fame, she already has it all, she just wants to be different, she wants to mean more than just a singer, she wants to inspire not aspire, the wants to be monumental and just not a superstar& i see her achieving that already.

    Gaga wants to be a mega star thats why she tried too hard & eventually look stupid despite all her fans, the attention & the money. the rest just want to make a lot of Money.

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    Raychel Reply:

    @Esther, let Rihanna write her own DAMN songs for a change please,

    If you wanna talk about talent, listen to Adele. She writes her own music, and according to her, she “makes music for ears, not for eyes”. She has the ability to write music that everyone can relate to. Ever had a broken heart? Youtube- The Brit awards- her performance of Someone Like You brings me to tears almost every time.

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  67. chris_shorts

    im sorry but im really not feeling the music beyonce is putting out she should of waited shes purposly doing this to fuck up kellys year she could of wait another half a year ur beyonce it would have hurt u, shes already been gone for what a year and a half you could of waited now shes just throughing singles out that arnt really sticking

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  68. Raychel

    Well, rather than arguing about who is better, could we just appreciate the obvious amazing vocal talent that Beyonce has once again shown us? Really, people. Just give credit where credit is due, and stop hating.

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  69. Kat Deluna + Beyonce + Syria + God

    I can’t believe you compare gaga to BEYONCE

    then did the american mind become a pinky fruitcake that bitch KatyPerry makes in Candyfornia??

    I wonder how can you cancel all of thatr? BEYONCEEE? if a blonde bitch made two hits or three

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  70. billy boy

    Just Browsing…

    Then I noticed this blog when looking around online a few days ago…

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