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Beyoncé's Mrs Carter Show dethrones Pink in Australia



As the dust settled at the Perth Arena on it's first anniversary of officially opened its doors, Beyoncé's sold-out performances have broken new attendance records out of all other shows at the 15,000-capacity venue.

Perth Arena said Beyoncé had "dethroned" fellow American pop singer Pink during her stop in Perth as part of the Mrs Carter Show World Tour. The weekend's performances scored first and second place as the top two highest-attended concerts at the Perth Arena. Saturday night broke the record with more people flocking to the venue than any other act over the course of the year.

"On the last show of year one Beyoncé dethrones Pink - setting the new record for single performance attendance!," Perth Arena posted on Facebook and tweeted on Saturday night.



The claims sparked outcry among Pink fans and prompted more than 100 comments from those who had seen the artist during her Perth visit in June.
Despite claims that "Queen Bey" had fans waiting up to 40 minutes before her Friday performance, her show of compassion for young fan Sophie Kotkis made headlines.
13-year-old fan Sophie, who is legally blind has muscle difficulties and hearing problems, shared the limelight with Beyoncé who singled her out of the crowd, according to media reports.










Sophie Kotkis' magic moment with Beyoncé
It was the seven-month secret operation that made a fragile Perth girl's dream come true.

Sophie Kotkis’ memories of Friday night’s Beyonce concert will be just as irreplaceable as the song she got to share with the pop queen.

The 13-year-old became centre stage when her favourite singer dedicated her Irreplaceable performance at Perth Arena to the Dianella schoolgirl.

And it was all because her big sister, Ellie, wanted to "show the world" that her sibling who is legally blind, has hearing difficulties and muscle problems is special.

"She's never really been able to go to a concert due to logistical reasons so I made a video about Sophie," she said. "Even with everything that she's been through, she's been able to do so much. She raised over $1000 for people with multiple sclerosis at the Runamuck (for the MS Society). I put that all in the video and I just said that I think someone as amazing as Sophie deserves to meet someone as amazing as you (Beyonce)."

Their family friend Kalkidan Forward, who works for children's charity Hope for Children, helped make sure the video made its way to Beyonce's manager, and Sophie was invited to attend Friday night's concert. But it wasn't until the much-loved pop star flew across the arena strapped to a harness and stopped in front of Sophie that her family realised a magic moment might just happen.

"I have a very special young lady here tell everybody your name beautiful," Beyonce told Sophie, as she kissed her on the cheek in front of the 15,000-strong crowd.

"Sophie," the beaming youngster replied.

"Everybody say, 'Hello Sophie'," the star told the crowd. "Sophie, I think I need you to help me sing this song. Do you think you can sing 'To the left, to the left'?"

The emotional meeting was a complete surprise to Sophie.

"She had no idea that she was going to sing with her," Ellie said. "It was amazing.

"Beyonce is her favourite. When Single Ladies came on, she jumped up and was dancing and everyone was watching her dance. She's still on cloud nine today.

"It was so important for me because there's been a lot of things in life that Sophie hasn't been able to do, but she loves music, loves to dance and loves to sing and this was just something for me to show the world how amazing she is.

"I've gained so much having her as a sister."

Sophie said: "I told my mum that I got a kiss from Beyonce".

Beyonce brought the Australian leg of her spectacular Mrs Carter Show World Tour to a triumphant end in Perth last night with her second WA show.


I went to last night's show and she also sang Happy Birthday a capella to the girl sitting next to me. Her voice is angelic irl. <3

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filmfreakfranco 10th-Nov-2013 09:35 am (UTC)
you obviously did to come and be the first comment!

tiltheworldend 10th-Nov-2013 03:12 pm (UTC)
YASSS this gif
robintheshrew 12th-Nov-2013 01:41 am (UTC)
Bey is too cute <3 Love this gif
mata_harii 10th-Nov-2013 09:41 am (UTC)
says the person tracking her tag.
warriorholmes 10th-Nov-2013 10:39 am (UTC)
omg this gif LMAO
nothereforthis 10th-Nov-2013 01:53 pm (UTC)
Fume at the Queen while methney is unable to sell out casinos nowadays
headlightfluid 10th-Nov-2013 09:28 am (UTC)
Is it me or is Pink touring Australia like every two weeks?
filmfreakfranco 10th-Nov-2013 09:34 am (UTC)
Pink should just stay in Australia
hashtagpow 10th-Nov-2013 09:45 am (UTC)
stop being so bitter that pink's current album outsold the total worldwide sales of lotus in its first week in australia alone
headlightfluid 10th-Nov-2013 10:29 am (UTC)
We don't want her tho :(


Fucking bogans.
russ94 10th-Nov-2013 11:53 am (UTC)
IA and poor Mariah. She'll never be able to control her weight :(
russ94 10th-Nov-2013 11:56 am (UTC)
It's the only place people will buy tix
brando88 10th-Nov-2013 09:28 am (UTC)
Well that's less embarrassing for Australia now. Pink holding records lolllll
bemythugtonight 10th-Nov-2013 09:56 am (UTC)
uhh?! pink is extremely successful outside the US. her albums and singles are selling better than Beyoncés, Britneys etc.
brando88 10th-Nov-2013 05:09 pm (UTC)
ya and that's kinda sad. Not saying she's not talented (she is), but her music has been absolute shit for the last number of albums. No growth - just sticks to the same "so what" formula on every damn album. Britney, Xtina and Beyonce from her generation at least try for different sounds/approaches to each of their albums (sometimes unsuccessfully but at least they fucking try).
lil_creamsoda 10th-Nov-2013 01:46 pm (UTC)
lol mte
withoutyoursmil 10th-Nov-2013 03:50 pm (UTC)
hahaha
windyourneckin 10th-Nov-2013 07:04 pm (UTC)
lmao tell iT
cerulean_glow 10th-Nov-2013 09:29 am (UTC)
i hope she doesn't stray away from dance or rnb, bc those are the only genres her voice will allow her to sing
filmfreakfranco 10th-Nov-2013 09:34 am (UTC)
oh bow i'm glad someone talented like Beyonce could dethrone that useless bitch
filmfreakfranco 10th-Nov-2013 09:34 am (UTC)
her hair tho, did ivy blue cut it cause...
mata_harii 10th-Nov-2013 09:45 am (UTC)
I do not do Service Labor... or whatever it's called when people do things for a living. Sorry, I'm not familiar.
stussytribe 10th-Nov-2013 09:54 am (UTC)
EYE

CANT
thejoker 10th-Nov-2013 09:37 am (UTC)
Perth tho
shineitonme 10th-Nov-2013 09:40 am (UTC)
I was going to say,

no1curr about Perth. It's all about the United Eastern States of Australia, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
9and14 10th-Nov-2013 10:14 am (UTC)
Mte. The headline from the source article is 'Beyonce dethrones Pink in Perth' not Australia. When it comes to selling out venues, Sydney and Melbourne and maybe Brisbane and Adelaide are the only cities that count.
saintvlas22 10th-Nov-2013 10:47 am (UTC)
ikr? PERTH? Puh-LEASE.
mrchilliman 14th-Nov-2013 04:29 am (UTC)
lol perth has more cred than adelaide....
speshsnowflake 10th-Nov-2013 10:26 am (UTC)
is in Australia, yes.
poison20 10th-Nov-2013 11:09 am (UTC)
Perth is awesome.

I only say that as that is my hometown lmao
bloolikejazz 10th-Nov-2013 09:38 am (UTC)
god i wish aaliyah was still around so we wouldn't have to put up with this fake, manufactured and self-obsessed puta
also pink sucks who the heck would pay to go see her wtf australia you have your own decent acts you could easily go see for less money like idk tame impala get yourself together jesus

Edited at 2013-11-10 09:39 am (UTC)
zweigesicht 10th-Nov-2013 09:41 am (UTC)
beyonce over tame impala any day.
hashtagpow 10th-Nov-2013 09:41 am (UTC)
lol aaliyah would be lumped with mya christina milian and ashanti if she were still alive, dont be delusional
wauwy 10th-Nov-2013 10:41 am (UTC)
She did have every dick in the business desperately thirsty for her, so she might have been able to manipulate that.
saintvlas22 10th-Nov-2013 10:49 am (UTC)
All I've taken away from your posts is: Christina Millian used to be a singer. I did not know that.
illusivevenstar 10th-Nov-2013 06:25 pm (UTC)
Yeah. Love her music but let's be real here.
vapo0rize 15th-Nov-2013 05:09 pm (UTC)
I know right. It's not like she died yesterday. Let's all be reasonable and admit that she would not be relevant if she were alive today.
kanonot 15th-Dec-2013 04:15 pm (UTC)
i have never heard of an ashanti song without jarule.

i don't think she can carry a single without jarule
mata_harii 10th-Nov-2013 09:46 am (UTC)
Beyonce was more successful when Aaliyah was still around. So, trust me, if Aaliyah was alive you'd still have to put up with The Queen and remain a bitter bitch about it.
likegunfire 10th-Nov-2013 09:50 am (UTC)
what's the connection between aaliyah & beyonce? bey's hits are pop, aaliyah's hit was r&b. bey's movies grossed money, aaliyah's flopped
spiral_mystik 10th-Nov-2013 09:53 am (UTC)
Beyonce managed to be successful with Mariah, Whitney, Janet, Mary, Brandy and many other pop/rnb queens still around. Do you really think that Aaliyah would have stop her? Stop.
bemythugtonight 10th-Nov-2013 10:01 am (UTC)
me love some aaliyah but let's not be delusional.
bakemonos 10th-Nov-2013 01:48 pm (UTC)
So delusional and bitter. Aalyiah's voice would not have carried her far in this because the only thing that kept her afloat was the fact everyone wanted the gorgeous bitch. I know she died tragically and all, but I feel like she is the Kurt Cobain of R&B.
markedglory 10th-Nov-2013 04:21 pm (UTC)
mte. They could see people like Ta-ku beats.
degele 10th-Nov-2013 09:22 pm (UTC)
aaliyah and beyonce aren't even the same type of artist, what are you talking about. i like aaliyah but let's not act as if she ever sang/performed anything like beyonce, even when she was alive.
mata_harii 10th-Nov-2013 09:41 am (UTC)
Seeing her live is everything. QUEEN!!
scelerophobia 10th-Nov-2013 09:43 am (UTC)
Tangibly OT: I'm going to be in Perth for a holiday (i know) next week, got any good things to do while I'm over there? Touristy crap and otherwise.
filmfreakfranco 10th-Nov-2013 09:54 am (UTC)
Go to a Beyonce concert!
scelerophobia 10th-Nov-2013 10:30 am (UTC)
If only!
poison20 10th-Nov-2013 11:10 am (UTC)
Fremantle!!!! My love for that place has no bounds! Particularly go and visit 'little creatures'

Btw the weather ATM is fucking amazing.
radbiscuits 10th-Nov-2013 01:53 pm (UTC)
Well we just got free WiFi throughout most of the CBD so there's that.
everlysister 10th-Nov-2013 02:00 pm (UTC)
Kings Park DEFINITELY. It's amazing.

Leederville is pretty cool too and has a good buzz to it.

Definitely try one of our many amazing beaches :)
letmebee 10th-Nov-2013 09:47 am (UTC)
Good, I can't stand Pink.
boweeko 10th-Nov-2013 09:48 am (UTC)
I never understood why Australia loves Pink so much
hashtagpow 10th-Nov-2013 09:53 am (UTC)
because australians are hard working people with core values.
stussytribe 10th-Nov-2013 09:56 am (UTC)
australans stan literally basic white cornbread bitches, its literally that simple

if u are white and blonde, from anywhere in the world

chances are

youve had a top 10 hit in australia at some point
mmartymcfly 10th-Nov-2013 10:20 am (UTC)
yeah idgi why is she so popular? my friend always gets tickets and i'm like um ok
thejoker 10th-Nov-2013 10:29 am (UTC)
IKR? I'm in the same boat. But then again my best friend also likes 1D so I tend to side eye her taste in general tbh
saintvlas22 10th-Nov-2013 10:53 am (UTC)
Her live shows are amazing. I went to her last one, and it made me a believer. Like, I don't get all the posts and love for Selena and Katy and even Britney, when they can't sing or perform - if you go to a live Pink concert, she delivers and BRINGS it.
saintvlas22 10th-Nov-2013 10:52 am (UTC)
I like her, but I'm from Canada. ONTD has a hate boner for her, and she can get tired with her ~*~hardcore~*~ antics; however, she's one of the best live performers I have seen, ever. She's got a ton of talent, so that's my reason to stan for her.
oneloveunited 22nd-Nov-2013 04:46 am (UTC)
late as hell but she has this kind of everyday (read: boring) attitude to her which makes her really accessible to Aussie audiences ("Pink's the best, she's so REAL"). Aussie get all uptight about sexy pop stars so she's a nice anti-hero for them. She has realised how easy it is to exploit a country that doesn't get access to a whole lot of stars the way US or UK does. We'll take anyone who pays this much attention to us.

Now Jason Derulo's trying the same thing and it's working.
hashtagpow 10th-Nov-2013 09:48 am (UTC)
only in one arena lol... sorry but beyonce isnt really on the same level as pink when it comes to worldwide popularity
likegunfire 10th-Nov-2013 10:13 am (UTC)
mte bey is more popular
pink is for sure not on that same high level as bey <3
speshsnowflake 10th-Nov-2013 10:29 am (UTC)
B shouldn't even be touching Pink's concert sales anywhere in Australia considering (a) it's not her market, and (b) Pink is practically a national icon there.

Now if this were a city in, say, Brazil, it'd be a different story.

mattthew 21st-Nov-2013 06:03 am (UTC)
shit don't fuck with brazil when it comes to who they stan

they will FUCK you up
kachna_junior 10th-Nov-2013 09:53 am (UTC)
queen
hellicoptajuuce 10th-Nov-2013 09:58 am (UTC)
so im looking at Pink's album releases and ever since 'im not dead' she has 2 albums that are 11 times platinum and 'the truth about love' is currently at 8 times and is since in the charts. I DONT KNOW WHY THIS COUNTRY LOVES HER SO MUCH is it coz she is sorta like a chick that likes stereotypical aussie shit like beer, blokey shit?
bemythugtonight 10th-Nov-2013 10:03 am (UTC)
she's a great entertainer and her music is listenable. why does ONTD hate her so much?!
letmebee 10th-Nov-2013 10:24 am (UTC)
I personally don't like her because I find her annoying and she always seems to be complaining about someone or something. Plus, there's that feud with xtina that she dragged on forever and would not let go. Annoying.
ponpiri 10th-Nov-2013 02:33 pm (UTC)
I used to love her and ignored her attitude until she started releasing the same generic music and juvenile lyrical puls over and over. It's a shame because I love her voice and she can actually perform live, I just can't stomach her anymore.
robintheshrew 12th-Nov-2013 01:43 am (UTC)
I love her music but she's constantly shit-talking her fellow females and slut-shaming. She's an incredibly hateful person, otherwise I'd stan for her :/
oneloveunited 22nd-Nov-2013 04:50 am (UTC)
Late but yep, that's it. She's a famous bogan.
spiral_mystik 10th-Nov-2013 10:26 am (UTC)
Lol Pink's success makes people so mad. It not her fault your faves are flopping.
bakemonos 10th-Nov-2013 02:01 pm (UTC)
Ikr? You have to respect her grind and hustle. She is all over these airwaves and slaying our faves.
_myaugust 10th-Nov-2013 08:54 pm (UTC)
Mte
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