by (@fdot415)

Bow Down, B*tches: B-Day Girl Christina Can Teach Beyoncé A Lesson Or 10 In Pop Feminism

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It’s Christina Aguilera‘s birthday today! And while we’ve all been caught up the December Beylizzard that accompanied the drop of Beyoncé‘s new visual album, it’s time to poke our heads outside to pay that other pop diva with pipes her due (we’ll let you finish your birthday later, Taylor Swift). Now, I’m sure you’re content to spend now through the spring thaw rhapsodizing about Iliad-like qualities of King Bey’s epic audio-video release, analyzing its staunch feminist undertones. But let’s not forget that, at 33, X-Tina has been a strong feminist force in pop music for most of her career.
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by (@unclegrambo)

The Best Albums Of 2013 (According To Your Friendly Neighborhood VH1 Staffers)

VH1's Best Albums Of 2013

When we began compiling our Best Albums of 2013 list, there were many differing opinions, and after briefly toying with the idea of pitting all our staff against one another in a Hunger Games fight-to-the-death scenario against the backdrop of Times Square, we conceded that the most diplomatic and least murderous thing to do would be to each submit our own list. You know, in the name of preserving a civil work environment and whatnot (not to mention our longstanding policy of avoiding contact with the human resources department). So while we didn’t battle it out in a conference room or some such nonsense, each one of us faced an internal battle — choosing our favorite albums of the year.

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10 Things To Know About Beyonce’s New Single, “XO”

On Friday, Beyonce surprised the world with a brand new audio visual album simply called Beyonce. The first two singles off the record are “Drunk In Love” featuring hubby Jay Z and “XO,” a feel-good jam that’s sure to race up the charts. We have everything you need to know about the new song and video that’s to be played everywhere in the coming months.

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by (@JordanRuntagh)

Is Rihanna Beefing With Beyonce Over Surprise Album Drop?

Beyonce Rihanna Beef Rumors

Most of us were overjoyed to wake up last Friday to discover that a BRAND NEW SURPRISE BEYONCE ALBUM was ours for the downloading. It was an unexpected treat, but apparently Rihanna was less-thrilled with Beyonce‘s holiday gift to her legions of fans. In fact, there are rumors that she’s pretty pissed!

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The Mane Attraction: The Best (And Worst!) Pop Star Hair Of 2013

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Our favorite pop stars are one part singer, one part dancer, and one part style chameleon! The best in the biz are never afraid to mix it up a little bit and change their look in exciting new ways. Sometimes these changes pay of huge, leading to massive image improvements. And other times…well, the word “mistake” comes to mind.

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The Essential Guide To Beyonce’s Surprise Album

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Stop the presses! All y’all news organizations who already printed your Top 10 Lists for 2013 need to go back and print an addendum, stat, because Beyoncé dropped an album out of the blue (Ivy!) overnight. Sure, a few weeks ago we (lightly) admonished King Bey for failing to release an album in 2013, but as of this morning, we BOW DOWN before King Bey and take everything back. Beyoncé’s self-titled Beyoncé is a game-changer not only because it broke every rule in the book about music marketing, but because it arrived complete with VIDEOS FOR EVERY SONG ON THE ALBUM!

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