Is Beyonce starting a diva war with Katy Perry? Many eyebrows were raised this week when Beyonce decided to rush release her video and single, “Pretty Hurts” on the SAME day as Katy Perry dropped her new single and video “Birthday” this past Thursday. Could Beyonce be feeling a little bit threatened by Katy’s domination of pop music right now?Here’s the facts …… Beyonce’s last single, “Partition” flopped on the charts, peaking at #23 on Billboard’s Hot 100. Perry’s last single “Dark Horse” spent several weeks at #1 on the chart and is close to selling 5 million copies.
Both ladies had #1, platinum selling albums …. But Sources say the singles that Beyonce are putting out are not the mega hits she’s grown accustomed to.
While Perry has had two #1′s from her latest album “Prism”, Beyonce has not reached the top spot with any of her singles from her self-titled CD.
So, was this chart battle planned by Beyonce’s team? We may never know. But as of press time, Perry is winning the war. The “Birthday” video is closing in on 2 million views in less than 24 hours, while “Pretty Hurts” hasn’t even hit 400,000 views yet ……