Video: Beyonce Performs ‘1+1’ On American Idol

Published: Thursday 26th May 2011 by Sam

Merely hours after premiering her new single ‘1+1’, Beyonce took to the stage on tonight’s American Idol finale to give the premiere live performance of the stirring track.

Check out the 29 year old show and prove yet again. This ‘4’ LP keeps on getting better.

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  1. Glendon May 26, 2011

    WOW LOVE U Beyoncé 🙂

  2. movieman May 26, 2011

    cant wait for the grambeys

  3. Imgunnacheckuboo May 26, 2011

    I’m sorry but I just am not feeling this song as a single. It’s hot and all but I can’t imagine it on radio.

  4. KYLE May 26, 2011

    FLOP POST

  5. I’MJUSSSAYIN May 26, 2011

    Show these biotches how its done Bee!!!!!!

  6. LisaG May 26, 2011

    This song is a recycled FLOP

    Weave is so unoriginal.

    1+1 is a 3rd rate version of others peoples material.

  7. loves1embrace May 26, 2011

    YASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! She is simply the best! The voice, the song, HEAVEN!

  8. cai May 26, 2011

    omg great performance gave me chills but horrible song——–>next single pleez 🙂

  9. david May 26, 2011

    @kyle you mad ya fave cant sing like that live ? lmfaoooooo understandable

  10. Kelly May 26, 2011

    Boring Boring Boring…..Nothing special

  11. BBhome May 26, 2011

    @Imgunnacheckuboo
    No need to say it on every post!!We got it thank you

  12. the kiddz May 26, 2011

    Take me higher! I CAN NOT!

  13. dabest May 26, 2011

    this is gaga not beyonce..

  14. Queenbey b****** May 26, 2011

    THAS COKE HEAD GAGA…..GIVE ME BEYONCE BEFORE I PUT A BOTTLE ON YOUR STUPID NECK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. Jeff May 26, 2011

    Amazing Vocal And I Love Bey But,
    If Christinas “You Lost Me ” Flopped, This Song Wont do Any Better…
    Sorry But its the truth.. No shade

    But her vocals are amazing

  16. KYLE May 26, 2011

    BRITNEYS VOICE AND STAGE PRESENCE>>>>>>>>>>>BEYONCES

    AND U WILL DEAL

  17. Kia May 26, 2011

    I LOVVEEEDDD IT! If you don’t like it, why are you here?

  18. BeyStan May 26, 2011

    MY FVCKING SONG! YAAAAAAAAAS!

  19. bebe/jay May 26, 2011

    yesss bish u better WORK ALL DA HATERS THT YET TO CME DIE JUS DIE!QUEEN BEE U KILL DAT HITTTT YESS MOTHA U KILL IT JUNE 28,2011 IS OUR DAZ!!!!

  20. the kiddz May 26, 2011

    @Kyle

    You need Jesus, that is all.

  21. BC May 26, 2011

    CAN YALL PLZ IGNORE KYLE!!!!!!!!!!

  22. movieman May 26, 2011

    poor kyle is that why yo fav was overshadowed at the billboard awards by beyonce who got rave reviews all over the planet while your fav was the laughing stock of the media poor thing mad cause his fav got upstaged by kesha

  23. BEYONCE SLAYS May 26, 2011

    THE PERFORMANCE SLAYYYYYYYYYYED ON IDOL..

    Um, but THAT IS GAGA U TWIT

  24. YUPPITSME May 26, 2011

    FLAWLESS VICTORY!

  25. Speaks Truth May 26, 2011

    Slayyeddddd I’m dying!!!

    Like Brian said she snatching more wigs then cancer!!!!!!!

    Flatlinedddddddd

  26. Tru Voice May 26, 2011

    That was QUICK!!!! The performance??? Didn’t love it. I;m sure it will be better the next time she performs. Just downloaded the Single & its much better on record than this performance. Bey Is a great performer though. But when it comes to standing still and singing a ballad, she lacks something. Not a hater #jussayin.

  27. theman May 26, 2011

    Spectacular song, she performed it beautifully. Kyle stfu, nobody cares about Britney in this post. It’s not a Britney post, Britney’s cool but leave it alone. Britney doesn’t sing live what do you mean her vocals. Also, with Christina she released the wrong single first, has she released “You Lost Me”, first i think it would have performed much better as a first single.

  28. david May 26, 2011

    @kyle BRITYNES VOICE ???? LMFAOO WHAT VOICEEE ???? LIP SINGING AT THE BILLBOARD AWARDS YEAH THATS A VOICE

  29. ERIC May 26, 2011

    AMAZING PERFORMANCE OF A BASIC BEYONCE BALLAD. I WAS SURPRISED WHEN SHE CAME UP TO PERFORM A SONG THAT JUST ‘LEAKED’. MAYBE COLUMBIA LEAKED IT! 🙂

  30. Hudson Morrigan May 26, 2011

    Sorry but the song sucls ass, the melody is not memorable, she needs a great A&R to edit her work

  31. Imgunnacheckuboo May 26, 2011

    @BBHOME, U don’t know me like that to be shushin’ me.

  32. damagecentral May 26, 2011

    Beyoncé

  33. BC May 26, 2011

    @THEMAN Kyle knows bee did good on the awards because he was giving her props.

  34. WhatEver May 26, 2011

    Come on…1st “Run the World” now this Flop…Beyonce needs to be more careful about her lyrical content in her music….” Dont know Much about Algebra” dont do that Beyonce, you got the kids thinking thats okay..

  35. loves1embrace May 26, 2011

    @Eric it didn’t leak! It was released today, before they uploaded on here!

  36. Critic May 26, 2011

    @KYLE

    ARE YOU MAD THAT BRITNEY CANT SING LIVE?!!!??!?!!?
    I WOULD BE MAD TOO…. TALK SHXT WHEN BRITNEY LEARNS TO SING.
    OTHER THAN THAT…. GO IN A CORNER AND SIT!

  37. “4” June 28th. U ready? May 26, 2011

    Is it on UK iTunes?

  38. who is beyonic May 26, 2011

    As i said before. Boring !

    FLOP FLOP !

  39. Critic May 26, 2011

    BRITNEY DOESNT EVEN HAVE VOCALS, SHE LIP SYNCS!

    YOU WILL DEAL WITH THAT!

  40. Sarah P. May 26, 2011

    Well, I guess if you have haters, you’re doing something right. lol Everyone’s a critic. I lOVE the song.

  41. True Blue May 26, 2011

    *Cries*

    *Hyperventilates into brown paper bag*

    *passes out from epicness*

  42. Prince&Queen Bey May 26, 2011

    OMG!!! This Song is SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!! I Thought there wasnt going to be no ballads better than Halo and Dangerously in Love but this CLASSIC,EPIC song KILLS both of them!!! OMG!!! THE EMOTION IN THIS SONG!!!!!! WOWWW THE VOCALS!!!!!!!!!!!!! AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  43. mike May 26, 2011

    i do hope its not teh single though….its flawlesss….but an album cut

  44. Madonnalover May 26, 2011

    This was very nice!

  45. mike May 26, 2011

    the purpose is to get people to pre order the album……VERY SMART MARKETING!!!

  46. VA STAND UP!! May 26, 2011

    Um….yeah…I think ya’ll should have sense enough to ignore Kyle at this point! I mean, come on, they stan for S****** Spears! They obviously can’t be taken seriously!

    Anywho, she killed it! Her vocals were on point and she sung it with such emotion! I really love this song!

    I just can’t stop listening to the studio version of this song! I LOVE it!

    Queen Bey is back to slaaaayyyy! <33333

  47. _ITSTT_ May 26, 2011

    The Queen continues slaying!!! And yall haterz stay PRESSED!!

  48. trucie May 26, 2011

    Her being idiot aside, I luv this song. LOL

  49. S*** May 26, 2011

    YASSSS @ BEY Teaching CACA how to SANG A SONG!!

    Shes such a WELL ROUNDED Singer, Can go ANYWHERE & Sing ANYTHING with her VOICE.

    RAW EFFORTLESS SOUL!!

    Song just keeps getting better w/ mult listens. & I DONT & NEVER WILL like PRINCE. YASS for Bey getting me to like Etta James, Prince, Classical & ETC Type Music.

    DIL, the IAM disc & the 4 Album is Pushing Bey to LEGENDARY STATUS!

  50. Mab May 26, 2011

    Ha ppl this is what you call music with meaning! If you don’t like this then ur mind is brainwashed by s&m lmao!! Beyonce is in it to win it!!!!!

  51. Mab May 26, 2011

    @S*** U beta preeeeeeeaaach guuuuurl 😀

  52. Geronimo Deuces-Champion May 26, 2011

    the words are fantastic…..

  53. ~aMaZiNG.Lee~ May 26, 2011

    OMG! The video isn’t working for me! WTF?

    I NNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEDDDDD to hear this!

  54. Seriously tho… May 26, 2011

    My real singers and music lovers know wussup, that s&it right there was a beautiful performance.

  55. DaKidIzReal May 26, 2011

    U have to give it to her she is amazing inside and out. This is what Ive been waiting 4. This album is going to be bananas I pledge 10 copies off the gate

  56. MILLHOUSE954 May 26, 2011

    WHO MADD!!!!!

  57. Mab May 26, 2011

    @ seriously though….. IM WIT U MAN lol!

  58. lissa May 26, 2011

    @Kyle Nevermind! I think that’s the only time you get attention!

  59. Seriously tho… May 26, 2011

    That was so fu**n fire…

  60. DaKidIzReal May 26, 2011

    LEGENDARY ICIONIC IDOL GAGA RIHANA WHITNEY TINA ALL WRAPPED UP IN ONE

  61. Quentin May 26, 2011

    this was a great performance i m so sick of haters hating on her becuz she is great just get over she got love and yall dnt she will forever b queen b keep up the good work live singing great dancing and wonderful perfomances

  62. TRUE TALENT May 26, 2011

    I must say that im lovin every song so far.She’s at least going to get 2 grammys this year unless Mariah or Alicia drop a bomb ass album…but good luck beyonce : )

  63. QUEEN BEYONCE STANN May 26, 2011

    AMAZING!
    The Best Performer Of The Night (Besides TLC)
    *Press Play On 1 + 1*

    #QueenBeyonce2011

  64. dee May 26, 2011

    WAIT! Did she say Algeba…LOL :)-

  65. Sugaranice May 26, 2011

    the record sounded better…she tries to hard when singing a ballad..just sit and sing..some songs with good lyrical content can just be simply sung…

  66. TJ May 26, 2011

    WTF… I wouldn’t listen to that song… I’m just not feeling it. Come on Bey… I’m still waiting to hear something EPIC.. Thats just as bad as ur garbage first single… WOW

  67. bryanric May 26, 2011

    so first it was a vid of gaga now theres no video…….sam?!?!?! ffs

  68. Jeff May 26, 2011

    It was an amazing Vocal and Beyonce is the Queen right Know but Honestly I dont see this song topping the top of the charts.
    Im not hating, Im saying How I feel.
    Run the World (girls) was underwhelming except for the Videos and Live performances.
    As much of a beautiful song ” 1+1 ” is , I don’t think is right as a second single.

  69. MONROE May 26, 2011

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    I ALL THE HATERS PLEASE SIT IN THE CHAIR TO THE LEFT
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  70. Jamie May 26, 2011

    Nice song, but Beyonce still can’t sing!! That is NOT singing. That’s yodeling!!!!!

  71. JER May 26, 2011

    She’s so done. Literally, squawking on stage warbling trying to convince people she has a big voice. It’s pathetic

  72. FACT! May 26, 2011

    AMAZING! The haters are just bitter cus Britney even breathe right live never mind sing, rihanna can’t hold a note, and beyonce probably makes better sounds from her asshole than Lady Gaga could ever do… Now STOP hating on the song and beyonce, Its like you WAITED for it just to comment! If you dont like her don’t watch her s*** lol! She SLAYED!

  73. MrIncredible May 26, 2011

    Her voice is great, but this song is not all that. It sounds like a reject version of Alicia Keys’ “Like You’ll Never See Me Again”.

  74. FACT! May 26, 2011

    You can’t hit a note like that can you! *Quote* lmfao!!!!

  75. Gilberto May 26, 2011

    Jamie
    “Nice song, but Beyonce still can’t sing!! That is NOT singing. That’s yodeling!!!!!”

    8 Grammys for Best Vocals > your opinion.

  76. FACT! May 26, 2011

    @Jer and Jamie.. if you think beyonce can’t sing, then your actually physically retarded, like deaf and brain dead.. like seriously.. JUST cus your faves can’t hit even the smallest notes in that song lol!

  77. MILLHOUSE954 May 26, 2011

    SHW SOUNDED BETTER THEN EVERYONE THAT PERFORMED ON THAT STAGE TONIGHT. I THINK SOME OF YALL ARE REALLY DELUSIONAL. CLEARLY THE WOMAN CAN SING…. DID YOU NOT SEE THE JUDGES STAND UP AND CLAP. DID THE AUDIENCE NOT GO CRAZY…. LETS BE REAL… IF BEYONCE WAS FAT AND DARK SKIN YALL WOULD SAY SHE COULD SING HER ASS OFF, BUT BECAUSE SHE IS PRETTY, YALL WANNA HATE… DONT NOBODY WANT IT WIT BEYONCE….

    DID YOU NOT HERE RYAN SEACREST ANNOUNCE BEYONCE AS AN ICON….. NOW B**** GET OVER IT!!!! #IMDONE

  78. Ciara Stan 21 May 26, 2011

    amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!

  79. CURLY SUE May 26, 2011

    IT SEEMS LIKE THE PIANO DIDNT MATCH THE MELODY.

  80. QUEEN BEYONCE STANN May 26, 2011

    @FACT!

    LMFAOOO YOUR ON POINT! I JUST CAN’T WITH YOU!!

    “Beyonce probably makes better sounds from her asshole than Lady Gaga could ever do… ”

    ^ I Can’t 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 !!!!

    #QueenBeyonce2011

  81. MILLHOUSE954 May 26, 2011

    EVEN CIARA HAD TO STOP IN AND GIVE HER PRAISES TO THE QUEEN!!! (LOOK UP) LOL

  82. MILLHOUSE954 May 26, 2011

    THE PIANO MATCHED PERFECTLY. THATS WHAT YOU CALL R&B BABY…

  83. Badd May 26, 2011

    @Sugaranice
    It doesn’t have good lyrical content…
    that’s the problem…which is why she relies on so
    many other things because her you listen to
    what she’s saying its actually really remedial.
    She doesn’t put out songs that different or challening
    she puts out easy songs with generic lyrics.
    Most of her songs are like that.
    No Shade Intended.

  84. Badd May 26, 2011

    @millhouse
    that sounds ridiculous and you know it.

  85. MONROE May 26, 2011

    1+1 is 139 on itunes……………………….no scrubs is in the top 200 now also

  86. Kavion May 26, 2011

    @BADD
    SOOOOOO I guess Love Game, Just Dance & Hair DON’T have generic lyrics?

    Save the Hero, Listen, Sweet Dreams, Halo, Dissapear, That’s Why You’re Beautiful. AMAZING lyrical content.

  87. Jayla May 26, 2011

    CAN’T MAKE EVERYONE HAPPY, DAMN SURE CANT MAKE F*** HAPPY WITH A SLOW SONG, THEY NEED SOMETHING POPISH LMAO

  88. FACT! May 26, 2011

    @QUEEN BEYONCE STANN, *High Five*.. Allow these people, they are deluded and just hate anything other than their faves.. well… All i gotta say is.. when it comes to beyonce.. They just……. CAN’T TOUCH THIS! DEN DEN DEN DEN DEN DENDENDENDEN DENDENDEN! lmao!!

  89. None Ya May 26, 2011

    The haters are mad……………KYLE, after the BMAs you should just kill yourself after those horrendous performances. PLEASE DO US ALL A FAVOR!

  90. musik_lover May 26, 2011

    I haven’t felt more excited about actually getting a beyonce album in so long. This will probably actually be a good album.

  91. RICK May 26, 2011

    Honestly the first thing that came to mind is…

    Beyonce is a terrible actress, then it was…
    What happend to her face?? ummmmm and
    the song is forced, strained, the lyrics., who wrote this and what words did you add/change Beyonce?
    GIRLSITDOWN: NEXT SINGLE

  92. None Ya May 26, 2011

    @RICK
    Strained? How so? What does this have to do with writing, idiot? It’s a f****** performance!

  93. QUEEN BEYONCE STANN May 26, 2011

    @BADDEST

    “she puts out easy songs with generic lyrics.
    Most of her songs are like that.”

    Like Seriously Hunn Don’t Confuse Your Girl For THE QUEEN!
    All Of CACAS SINGLES ARE GENERIC!
    The Sad Thing Is That She Gives Away All Her Good Songs (Quicksand , Fever , That Jlo Song) 🙁

    #QueenBeyonce2011

  94. Anne May 26, 2011

    Strong performance, wouldn’t expect any less from Beyonce. She always delivers.

  95. QUEEN BEYONCE STANN May 26, 2011

    *@BADD*

  96. SHESDUMB May 26, 2011

    THE REAL TALENT WAS THE PIANO PLAYER.

    HOWEVER THE SONG IS BEAUTIFUL

  97. Speaks Truth May 26, 2011

    beyonce probably makes better sounds from her asshole than Lady Gaga could ever do…

    Lmfaoooooo #roundIV

  98. Speaks Truth May 26, 2011

    Shesdumb,stfuuuu y’all hate on the dumbest s*** in life!!!

  99. AyisheMoore May 26, 2011

    Girl please she sings too hard girl its not that serious everybody know she can sing I mean she is gon pop a blood vessel you can tell she try’s too hard I mean she is Beyonce why is she still trying to prove that she has power it comes off as too much

  100. Kingofleon May 26, 2011

    i dunno but sumfin irks me about her vocal in the live performance of this song. Its sounds like shes pushing to hard and her voice becomes thin at points, i just wanna hear her tone. ALso i expected more from the notes towards the end. I wish she pretended the audience wasnt there and just sang!

    not sure i this should have been a single but im very excited for this album now

  101. MOZK May 26, 2011

    I DIDNT FEEL ANYTHING

    FAKE EMOTION.

    Please give this song to a real SANGER with SOUUUUL !!!!

  102. Put That On Everythang May 26, 2011

    Bey slayed as usual

  103. Monique 1974 May 26, 2011

    I thought she did a pretty good job on this song. She may have “over sung” it in some spots, as if she was trying too hard. Maybe, she was trying to redeem herself after all of the flack that she’s been getting about “Who Run The World (Girls)” song and video, as well as the backlash that she got for her performance at the, “Billboard Music Awards”. But, overall it was refreshing to just see her stand there and sing.

  104. eADVOCATE May 26, 2011

    She’s STRAINING her voice….my EARRS bleeds!

  105. SHESDUMB May 26, 2011

    IF RTW ALONG WITH 1+1 IS ALL IN ONE ALBUM, THEN HER ALBUM MUST GO FROM LITTLE GIRL LYRICS TO GROWN UP LYRICS. SO ON THIS ALBUM SHE IS GROWING UP FROM SINGING LITTLE GIRL SONGS TO GROWN UP SONGS??????

    IF THATS NOT THE CONCEPT OF THE ALBUM, THEN ITS ALL OVER THE PLACE.

  106. F*** Fake Ass “Suppose to be” Queen B!! May 26, 2011

    Nice song but not strong enough to be a single!! So once again-FLOP

  107. david May 26, 2011

    now shes over singing yall some f****** hypocrites i swear

  108. Speaks Truth May 26, 2011

    If y’all think this is her best best version live of this song your wrong!!!! She didn’t have to do much to take the spotlight but wait until her tour

    BEYONCE comments on AI>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Gaga, j lo, and everyone else

  109. MISHKA May 26, 2011

    Well she said it “I don’t need no beat, I can sing to the piano.”

    I loved it. Even tough she’s singing just for her ‘best friend’ lol.

  110. Speaks Truth May 26, 2011

    Y’all f****** haters now she straining her voice OMG!!!

    Poor haters can’t find nothing on the Queen that’s facts!!!

    Hurricanbey 2011

  111. SHESDUMB May 26, 2011

    SHES OVER SINGING ONCE AGAIN, MAYBE ITS JUST HER VOICE. SHE ALREADY HAS A HEAVY VOICE AND WHEN SHE PUSHES TO AMPLIFY HERSELF ITS JUST TOO MUCH.TOO MANY RUNS AND GROWLS.LESS IS MORE.

    BEYAWNCE ALSO HAS GOTTEN A NEW NOSE JOB I SEE

  112. BRANDY 4EVER May 26, 2011

    LOVE IT! Kinda reminds me of still in love (Kissing you) i downloaded from itunes 4times… lol

  113. AyisheMoore May 26, 2011

    @Speaks truth girlll take yo ass some where and finish making your video of you performing RTW and post it on youtube like all you beyonce sissies do, b**** nobody is hating on her I mean its obvious she is singing hard I mean you f****** study her every move so you should have caught that girlll everybody think we hate on her its our opinion so f*** u b**** boi

  114. harlem May 26, 2011

    The f*** are so mad…lmao

  115. Dave May 26, 2011

    She just doesn’t sell me emotional/soulful vocal. She’s a exceptional vocalist, but she never connected with me on that level.

  116. MAHOGANY May 26, 2011

    THE B**** SUCKS!!!!! SHE CANT SING SOUL/BLUES TUNES. SHE’S NOT A BALLAD SINGER. THIS IS 1000% PROOF!!!! she’s relegated to sing-talking on dance tracks. Idol singers do better than her. She’s trying to do a Whitney Houston here but it’s a complete fail with the shouty vocals and straining voice. She cant do the falsettos whitney does from chest voice to head voice transitions smoothly. It’s disjointed and the head notes are strained. She’s trying way too hard. Not a natural gift like whitney’s was… NEXT.

  117. Mr. T May 26, 2011

    I really love this song. This woman LOVES JayZ……

    Its soooo risky to make this the next single, but I love every risk shes taking. She seriously sounded better than all the ppl on that stage.

  118. AyisheMoore May 26, 2011

    This b**** singing like she a contestant on AI damn if you cant see that she is singing hard then you dont have an ear for music

  119. You need to know May 26, 2011

    I must speak on this issue that Beyonce undoubtedly has concerning the work of other artists. I’m convinced that the poor girl is an artistic kleptomaniac (one who steals art).

    Let me break it down for you; and yes, I’m about to write an essay, but I promise you it’s a good read.

    Beyonce’s talent is undeniable. She has emerged as arguably, the biggest and best female pop star on this side of the millennium. That’s not saying much, considering how stiff her competition is (literally). Britney Spears, Rihanna, Ciara, Keri Hilson, Katy Perry, Ke$ha, even newcomer Nikki Minaj may all be or at some point were chart toppers on Billboard but NONE of the above can hold a candle to Beyonce vocally or as a performer. Well, now that I think of it, Ciara surpasses Beyonce as a dancer w/out even trying, but vocally Ciara is no contender. The rest of the aforementioned can’t compete with Beyonce on any level (other than the charts, and to some people that’s the only level that matters). The only other pop star that gives Beyonce a run for her money is Lady GaGa. Too bad that chick is out of her mind.
    Now, when you consider Beyonce’s vocal contemporaries; the likes of Adelle,Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Chrisette Michelle, Melanie Fiona, and yes, Kelly Rowland. Beyonce is indeed one of the premier vocalist of this current generation but she is NOT the best. And, one must consider Alicia Keyes, who is in a class all by herself because she is not only a good vocalist, but she is a classically trained pianist, composer and a LEGITIMATE song writer; yet, she’s a mainstream artist who outsells all of the ladies I’ve mentioned in this opening paragraph.

    I say all this to convey,

    Beyonce is ONE of the best in her PEER GROUP. However…in MY OPINION an icon is not only talented and hard working (Beyonce is both these things) but, is also creative, innovative and most importantly, original. Three things that Beyonce is not.
    It would not be so bad if this was the first time that Beyonce has been called out over stealing someone else’s concept, choreography, credit, etc., but Beyonce has done this MULTIPLE times to MULTIPLE people, all in the name of “inspiration”. Beyonce was so inspired by Bob Fosse that she jacked his entire concept and choreography for her “Single Ladies” video.Sure, there were minor differences, but for the most part that video and routine was a total rip off. And to add insult to injury, Kanye West had the audacity to call the borrowed piece one of “the best videos of all time” (gag me with a spoon). She was so inspired by Kylie Minogue that she jacked her entire opening number from her tour (the space age robot) for a BET performance. I believe she even jacked a Britney Spears performance no less than a year after Britney performed it. I’m talking, down to the infamous descending from the ceiling to the wardrobe choice (leotard, trench coat and thigh high boots). Beyonce isn’t even subtle about her swagga-jacking. Now that’s bold; taking from your very peer and performing nearly the same number on the same stage (I think). WHO DOES THAT?!!

    It’s one thing to be inspired and use that inspiration to fuel your OWN creativity, it’s another thing all together to blatently jack someone else’s ideas and/or visual concepts. EVERYTHING BEYONCE DOES HAS ALREADY BEEN DONE. For those of you who would defend her by saying, ‘well she made it her own and she did it better’, that is a matter of opinion. I happen to think that all Beyonce does is raunchy up someone else’s creative vision because let’s face it, the only thing that separates Beyonce’s renditions from the original ones she confiscates is her seizure hopping and p**** popping. This is not to say that Beyonce has never been legitimately inspired by a fellow artist and/or trail blazer. For instance, It’s obvious that Beyonce is inspired by Tina Turner. She channels the legend’s style and energy in most of her high octane performances. Channels, not copies, there’s a difference. Beyonce channels her inspiration. She copies any and every artist that has something she undoubtedly wants. If she sees it and she likes it she takes it. With no thought as to how dishonorable that makes her look. Lorella Cuccarini is simply the latest victim to get caught in Beyonce’s web of artistic kleptomania.

    Here’s the funny part,

    If Beyonce actually gave credit where credit is due (as Prophet mentioned), she probably wouldn’t come under fire so much. But the problem with Beyonce is she insist on insulting the publics intelligence. She really wants and expects people to believe that SHE comes up with her video treatments, her stage shows and SHE writes her own songs. Shall I remind you of all the accusations and lawsuits that have come against her as a result of her incessant need to place her name on things that belong to someone else? And how many writers/producers have intentionally or inadvertently put her on blast concerning her production credibility. I’m not saying that she never writes a lyric or presents an idea, but she rarely mentions the TEAM that helps her complete the songs and bring all of the ideas together. She’s too busy trying to keep the focus on herself. The fact that people use the name Beyonce and the word humble in the same sentence is humorous to me. Beyonce is definately one of the most self absorbed and narcissistic entertainers in the game. She falls third in line right behind Lady GaGa, and of course Kanye West holds the top spot. She’s really good at faking it though. She plays unassuming and meek so well, but all you have to do to see just how full of herself she is is consider her history. In Destinys Child she stole the spotlight and made the group all about HER. Even Kelly and Michelle became her resident cheer leaders. As a solo artist she steals concepts, choreography and songs, insisting that SHE’S the power player behind every thing she does. And she seems to know that the world will never hold her accountable for such things. Instead, we’ll just keep giving her awards and accolades that she’s really done nothing to deserve (if you really think about it). That’s what we do for people who have us on a string. That’s what we do for that which we IDOLIZE.

    I’ll close by saying,

    It is not healthy to be so consumed by the need and want for money, power, prestige and position that you will sacrifice and/or compromise every ounce of decency and integrity you may have had and to disregard your supposed connection or relationship with the One who created you. Nor is it healthy for us to ignore such behavior simply because we believe that our “fave” is the “Queen”, “the hottest chick in the game”, the closest thing to Christ Jesus which is why we call her “Beysus”….Are you getting some idea of how stupid you sound yet?

    Wise up people. Wise up.

  120. queenbey will always s*** on ur fave and leave them no option but 2 pout May 26, 2011

    That was breath taking 🙂

  121. RICK May 26, 2011

    Recycled B******* from her last 2 albums, s*** really does run down hill ya heard…..taheeheeheee

    Resentment
    Kissing You
    I”d rather go blind
    Halo
    all rolled into 1…..

    rotflmao! Whew! ballin over here.
    TRUTH#NOW#SIT#
    LMFAO

  122. remmy May 26, 2011

    i can’t with her right now…i almost cried…she sang straight to my situation…the emotion in her voice pulled on my heart…killing me so softly
    LuvYaBey!!!

  123. Mysterious May 26, 2011

    She’s singing this way to slow and her vocals sound a little strained and out of order. The song’s ok but it’s missing something.

  124. Mab May 26, 2011

    MOST OF Y’ALL ON HERE DELUSIONAL AS HELLL! U DON’T HAVE TO BE NUMBA 1 on iTunes TO SHOW UR A GREAT ARTIST, THE BEST MUSIC IS MUSIC THAT TOUCHES UR HEART, DO U THINK RIHANNA IS GREAT COZ HER SONGS REACH NUMBA ONE, PULHEAZE SHE TOO WILL B FORGOTTEN VEEERY VEEERY SOON LMAO!!!!

  125. SHESDUMB May 26, 2011

    I CONCUR WITH THE ABOVE POSTERS WHO ARE SAYING SHE IS SINGING HARD.
    BALLADS ARE NOT FOR HER, HER VOICE IS TOO HEAVY, SHE DOES NOT HAVE VERSATILITY IN HER VOICE, SHE NEEDS TO KNOW WHEN TO BE LIGHT AND WHEN TO BE HEAVY.SHE SINGS HEAVY ALL THE TIME, WHICH IS ANNOYING AND TYLENOL ENDORSING.

  126. the kiddz May 26, 2011

    @Shesdumb

    Every hour on the hour. Lol “Beyawnce” is so boring you keep checking up on her? I can’t with these foolish trolls.

  127. remmy May 26, 2011

    she is giving me that “light some candles and get lost in dem love making emotions” right here

  128. NOTNEWS May 26, 2011

    What the f*** is it about her voice.
    What is it with her face? It looks like Beyonce, sounds like Beyonce but WTF.
    Sounds like finger nails slowly and painfully going down a chalkboard.

  129. Mash May 26, 2011

    Wow!! I thought I was just imagining this….she did force too much through out the whole song as if she was trying to send a message or to prove herself to everyone.
    I do think that she can sing but she is certainly NOT the GREATEST. Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston are….the words sounded a little more mature than that GIRLS song but to me 1+1 will not be a HIT song….she really needs to find herself as an artist again because I just feel like she is not the same person anymore…..

  130. Mr. T May 26, 2011

    Beyonce has more vocal control then most artist.

    Ppl will pick this apart like they do every Beyonce performance.

    Yall talk about this performance but praise Gaga’s …… now if that aint sum s***.

  131. SHESDUMB May 26, 2011

    MAHOGANY

    May 26, 2011 at 2:18 am

    THE B**** SUCKS!!!!! SHE CANT SING SOUL/BLUES TUNES. SHE’S NOT A BALLAD SINGER. THIS IS 1000% PROOF!!!! she’s relegated to sing-talking on dance tracks. Idol singers do better than her. She’s trying to do a Whitney Houston here but it’s a complete fail with the shouty vocals and straining voice. She cant do the falsettos whitney does from chest voice to head voice transitions smoothly. It’s disjointed and the head notes are strained. She’s trying way too hard. Not a natural gift like whitney’s was… NEXT

    WOWWW MAHOGANY U REALLY HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD.ANYONE WITH MUSIC KNOWLEDGE WOULD AGREE WITH U.

  132. BAD BYTCH May 26, 2011

    FLOP.. I DOZED OFF. WHERE’S MY RHI RHI WHEN I NEED SOME REAL HITS

  133. queenbey will always s*** on ur fave and leave them no option but 2 pout May 26, 2011

    Lady GaGa showed her ass literally 🙁 ……… QUEENBEY showed her ass vocally 🙂

  134. Prince&Queen Bey May 26, 2011

    @SheDumb b**** im glad you know ure DUMB!! Your need a new brain!! Ur brain is DEAD! Talkin as if you know anything about Powerful Voices lol B**** you think Janet can sing better than Queen Bey… LOL B**** GTFO you DUMB FAILURE!!!

  135. SHESDUMB May 26, 2011

    @the kiddz

    EVERY HOUR?? B****/F***** I JUST LOGGED ON, I WAS OUT OF MY HOUSE UNLIKE U FOR ABOUT 3 HOURS SO WTF ARE U TALKING ABOUT. I NEVER THIS PERFORMANCE WAS BORING I SAID BALLADS ARE NOT FOR HER, HER VOICE IS TOO HEAVY, SHE DOES NOT HAVE VERSATILITY IN HER VOICE, SHE NEEDS TO KNOW WHEN TO BE LIGHT AND WHEN TO BE HEAVY.SHE SINGS HEAVY ALL THE TIME, WHICH IS ANNOYING AND TYLENOL ENDORSING.

    U STAY SEARCHING FOR MY COMMENTS.
    UR A FAN?!!/? AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

  136. NOTNEWS May 26, 2011

    Yes B******!
    GAGA Rules!

    PAWS UP900K>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Beyonce

  137. queenbey will always s*** on ur fave and leave them no option but 2 pout May 26, 2011

    Britney doesnt sing……. she whisphers

  138. S*** May 26, 2011

    @SHESDUMB is just as INVALID as @Kyle

    SMH…

    According to Him, Playing a PIANO & Being a great Writer is some how or another better than being a GREAT SINGER/DANCER/PERFORMER. WEIRD 😕

  139. Baby Jay May 26, 2011

    Um…er…why is everyone down Beyonce’s, Brintney’s, and Lady GaGa’s back for every move they make???? What is everyone expecting Bey to do???? Walk on water???? raise the Titanic???? They all just doing their job. This is how they pay the bills. You can love it or hate. Who the f*ck is this KYLE???? I like Brintney but…they turned the lights off during her dance performance on Jimmy Kimmel…no shade no T but what exactly is Britney and Co. trying to prove with their antics???? Britney was THE QUEEN of pop…I wish the queen would return…

  140. Prince&Queen Bey May 26, 2011

    If she’s so annoying you DUMBASS why listen to her!! ShesDumb is Definitely a True Hater. Jealous and Pressed that Gaga could never sing better than Queen Bey!

    B**** just KILL UR SELF!!!

  141. queenbey will always s*** on ur fave and leave them no option but 2 pout May 26, 2011

    @H** UR SO DUMB- Gurl shouldnt ur young flute playing ass be in da bed sleep???

  142. SHESDUMB May 26, 2011

    @Prince&Queen Bey
    LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    PLEASE EXPLAIN UR SCREEN NAME.MY SCREEN NAME ISN’T DIRECTED TOWARDS ME, BUT I GUESS UR TOO SIMPLE MINDED TO SEE THAT.I’M INTERESTED IN KNOWING WHAT UR SCREEN NAME MEANS BECAUSE I FIND IT HARD TO BELIEVE UR A PRINCE FAN BUT STAN FOR BEYAWNCE.I NEVER SAID JANET SINGED BETTER THAN BEYAWNCE, WHY WOULD I LOOK LIKE SAYING THAT??? I ONLY SAID JANET HAS MORE VERSATILITY IN HER VOICE COMPARED TO BEYAWNCE WHO ONLY KNOWS HOW TO SING HARD AND GROWL.

  143. dakidizreal May 26, 2011

    You can say what u want. About her voice the lyrics or her singing ability , her album will speak for itself Watch Her Work

  144. leslie arnelle May 26, 2011

    @dakidizreal Amen!!

  145. queenbey will always s*** on ur fave and leave them no option but 2 pout May 26, 2011

    @H** U SO DUMB- LMAOO!!!!!! Just bcuz he has PRINCE in his name doesnt mean he stand for PRINCE, dumbass!!!!!

  146. Prince&Queen Bey May 26, 2011

    @ShesDumb Just Figure it out, im tired of explaining it.

  147. remmy May 26, 2011

    she is making her voice sound strong and vulnerable at the same time on purpose…the true fans know this…we know she has so much control over her voice that she can make it sound like this ie “I’d Rather Go Blind”…listen to the studio version…if she wanted it to have the same voice texture as “Flaws and All” don’t you think she would have…

  148. QUEEN BEYONCE STANN May 26, 2011

    WHAT HAPPEN TO @NIKKI IS THE SAME THING IS GONNA HAPPEN TO @SHESDUMB

    BTW H** STOP TRYING TO PASS AS A PRINCE(SS) & JANITOR FAN WE ALL KNOW YOUR A SKERI FAN 😀

    #QueenBeyonce2011

  149. SHESDUMB May 26, 2011

    @queenbey will always s*** on ur fave and leave them no option but 2 pout

    I NEVER SAID IT STOOD FOR PRINCE, I EVEN DOWN PLAYED IT BY SAYING U CANT BE SINCE U STAN FOR BEYAWNCE, ITS EXACTLY WHY I ASKED HE/SHE WHAT HE/SHE NAME MEANS. SO STFU AND MIND UR OWN FAILURES BEYOCH

  150. Jeff May 26, 2011

    Check out this site…www.dreblacksofresh.com

  151. SHESDUMB May 26, 2011

    @prince&queen bey

    IVE NEVER SEEN U EXPLAIN IT BUT OH WELL.

    @Queen beywance stann

    B**** HOOW MANY TIMES U GONNA MAKE UP THAT FIB OF ME BEING A STAN OF KERI HILSON? NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES I SLAY U AND ASK FOR PROOF OF UR ASSUMPTIONS U NEVER FOLLOW THRU.

    HAVE A CHAIR

  152. True Blue May 26, 2011

    @ You’reIncrediblyMoronic:

    On EVERY Beyoncé post, your PRESSED ass is ALWAYS trolling with your pointlessly redundant comments, so don’t f****** act like people are specifically picking on you for no reason. Second, calling people “f******” makes you look like even more of the DUMBASS that you are. You can make your argument without resorting to homophobic slurs. Third, Prince is a HUGE fan of your worst nightmare, so I guess he’s also an idiot with no taste or clue of what talent is?

    Have a seat, you waste of oxygen.

  153. Mr. T May 26, 2011

    Ummm why are we comparing Beyonce to Whitney???

    I just dont understand it. And I wanna eat this person up talkin about Beyonce’s vocal transition. But I dont have the energy.

    Bey did great. Go to bed and stop obsessing over her. You guys are worse than the fans…

  154. mark ginnis May 26, 2011

    NOPE! NOPE! NOPE!

  155. SIMBA May 26, 2011

    WACK PERFORMANCE. SHE IS TRYING WAY TOO HARD TO CONNECT TO PEOPLE BUT SHE FAILED. BORING PERFORMANCE + BORING SONG. FLOP ARTIST

  156. lol May 26, 2011

    this performance was great it just she growled way too much at certain times it did seem like she was straining , she overdoes but THATS WHAT MAKES HER A GREAT SINGER having a perfect vocal is not always the best way to show emotion ,this performance gave me raw emotion that what people want why do you thing all the AI contestants with pitch perfect voices and unlimited vocal range stayed gettin voted off

  157. MadBrax May 26, 2011

    Awww B, as much as i love her DAMN this album sucks so far. So dissapointing. RTW sucks, the other released song sucked and this one is just booooring. Shelve the album B and restart, save yourself the embarrasment

  158. SHESDUMB May 26, 2011

    @True Blue
    LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    THE WAY U CHANGED MY NAME MADE ME FEEL BETTER BECAUSE I READ IT AS THOUGH I WAS SAYING IT TO U. MAYBE U ONLY SEE ME ON BEYAWNCE POSTS, BECAUSE UR THE REAL TROLL. U DO KNOW THAT THIS SITE POSTS OTHER TOPICS BESIDES BEYAWNCE RIGHT? IF U EXPOLORED MORE TOPICS U WOULD KNOW THAT I COMMENT ON ALMOST EVERY POST.
    I CAN SAY F***** THE SAME WAY U AND I CAN CALL EACH OTHER B****.
    STOP CONTRADICTING URSELF AND HAVE A CHAIR

  159. Diva 123 May 26, 2011

    This album will flop cuz she’s not delivering at all. there’s no HIT. No single ladies, No If i were a boy, no halo, no sweet dreams

    All the songs i listened to so far have been HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT. i was like hell no, what’s this song again? another new genre? EW it sucks, go back in studio bey. feels like she rushed everything cuz she feels pressed !!! justsayin#

  160. Jasmine May 26, 2011

    BADD I agree with you. She has to improvise when singing the song because the lyrics suck. When I watched the performance I instantly recognized that she copied and pasted the lyrics from Anne Murray’s “Make Love To Me”, mixed in a couple lines from Sam Cooke’s “Wonderful World,” and a few lines from Alicia Key’s “If I Ain’t Got You” to make this song. The problem is that the mix does not work. I guess Beyonce wrote the “1+1 equals 2” line so that she gets writing credits.

  161. Holla May 26, 2011

    Sam!! Please post the latest Braxton Family Values episode!!!

  162. SHESDUMB May 26, 2011

    I’M OFF TO BED U BEYAWNCE LOONEY’S, I HAVE A SPINNING CLASS TOMORROW AT 8AM. BUT DON’T WORRY, AFTER I TAKE MY SHOWER AND HAVE A GLASS OF WATER, I WILL RETURN TO CONTINUE SLAYING U LOONEY’S.

    GOOD NIGHT 🙂

  163. lol May 26, 2011

    @True Blue
    love the pic (wink)

    @SHESDUMB
    I love Prince and Whitney too but to compare Beyonce to them is unfair Beyonce is still learning even legends like Prince and Whitney Somestimes give Bad performances like when Prince tried to get on stage after Michael jackson and failed or when Whitney recently hit the stage with Chaka Chan and well u know the rest…

  164. QUEEN BEYONCE STANN May 26, 2011

    @SHESDUMB

    H** You Don’t Slay NO ONE. ALL YOU DO IS HATE & CALL IT GIVING IT YOUR OPINION. HATE IS DIFFERENT FROM OPINION, LEARN THE DIFFERENCE!

    LMFAOOO STUPID SKERI FAN GO LISTEN TO YOUR “PRETTY GIRL S****” 😀

    #QueenBeyonce2011

  165. xedos May 26, 2011

    Beyonce just show gaga how its done no gimmick just taking it to church

  166. True Blue May 26, 2011

    @ EvenDumberThanIThought:

    Even on non-Beyoncé posts your pressed ass can’t resist mentioning her.

    Face it, you’re more concerned with her than her own fans are. If you really disliked her you would go out of your way to AVOID her, not obsessively track her every move.

    You’re an undercover stan. No matter how much you dispute it, your actions CLEARLY say otherwise.

  167. xedos May 26, 2011

    anyone who hate on this must have some real dog heart

  168. molo May 26, 2011

    asmine

    May 26, 2011 at 3:17 am

    BADD I agree with you. She has to improvise when singing the song because the lyrics suck. When I watched the performance I instantly recognized that she copied and pasted the lyrics from Anne Murray’s “Make Love To Me”, mixed in a couple lines from Sam Cooke’s “Wonderful World,” and a few lines from Alicia Key’s “If I Ain’t Got You” to make this song. The problem is that the mix does not work. I guess Beyonce wrote the “1+1 equals 2″ line so that she gets writing credits.
    ——————————————————————————————————————————
    SHE STOLE, AGAIN?????

    SHE REALLY DESERVES TO FLOP. SHE WILL BE MORE ORIGINAL NEXT TIME

  169. True Blue May 26, 2011

    @ LOL:

    Thanks. 😀

  170. ~aMaZiNG.Lee~ May 26, 2011

    @True Blue

    LOVE your gravatar! I haven’t seen that one. I was just about to change mine to a Beyonce picture since she’s just SLAYED me all day today. I’m just looking for the perfect one. Maybe one from the current era or B’Day era.

    @ShesDumb is obviously another pressed soul who consistently comes to a Beyonce post. It’s flattering! Let that thing be!

    Carry on @ShesDumb, carry on……..We all know you will, it’s inevitable! LOVE it! 😉

  171. ~aMaZiNG.Lee~ May 26, 2011

    DEAD @ TB calling him “EvenDumberThanIThought!”

    OMG, TOO FUNNY! I CANNOT!

  172. Thats0hboy May 26, 2011

    Is this her definition of SANGIN’? She can’t act, this was just boring and bland. She should give this type of song to Fantasia or Jhud and stick to the booty shaking songs.

  173. Ariana May 26, 2011

    Too much growling IMO. No hating on her, I actually find her voice lovely.

    I think this is a song for her fans, people who truly love her will enjoy this more than the rest of us; I’m glad she sang this 100% live, her last 2 performances were partially live so I was looking forward to seeing a raw performance like this.

    Good work girl, not impressed but she certainly did great.

  174. True Blue May 26, 2011

    @ Amazing Lee:

    Thanks, I’ve been digging through Tumblr to find some rare Bey pics, I’ve already collected a few if you’re interested.

    And agreed about She’sDumb, that thing obviously LOVES Bey no matter how much they try to deny it!

  175. True Blue May 26, 2011

    Why is my post held for moderation? Oh well, in any case, I meant to tell @Amazing Lee that I’ve already collected a few Bey pictures suitable for gravatars, if you’re interested.

  176. Ur mom May 26, 2011

    Wow …. the lyrics to this song is horrible. I’m not even gonna bother downloading her CD

  177. Junior in Jamaica May 26, 2011

    /nope.

  178. remmy May 26, 2011

    beautiful performance and song…

  179. Dane May 26, 2011

    beyonce jus killed on idol….pbp

  180. MuzikJunkie May 26, 2011

    This performance was AMAZING! And I am in LOVE with this song!

  181. nikkiischillin May 26, 2011

    Why does it sound like she made this song up….no great emotional depth and she oversang it. This is another flop song.

  182. J May 26, 2011

    WTF kind of s*** was this?

    BORINNNGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!

    I had to stop it after 2:00…… 0_o

  183. queenbey will always s*** on ur fave and leave them no option but 2 pout May 26, 2011

    @H** UR SO DUMB- Ur goin 2 bed or ur goin 2 take a shower???? Bcuz u cant do both at da same time!!! And if u got a ‘spinning’ class 2morrow (LIES) y are u comin bac 2 agrue with QUEENBEY stans??? #GURLbye

  184. MONROE May 26, 2011

    SINGLE LADIES IS BACK ON ITUNES AT 193

  185. queenbey will always s*** on ur fave and leave them no option but 2 pout May 26, 2011

    @H** UR SO DUMB- Ur goin 2 bed or ur goin 2 take a shower???? Make up ur mind!!! And if u got a ‘spinning’ class 2morrow (LIES) y are u comin bac 2 agrue with QUEENBEY stans??? #GURLbye

  186. Misfit May 26, 2011

    @Ariana co-sign on your last post…

  187. King May 26, 2011

    She doesnt have the range for the song…. she doesntr= transition well with the “you” notes

  188. theman May 26, 2011

    This board is so irrational. I am one of the few posters that try to give each artist credit for their success or good deeds. If they excel in something then they deserve credit for it.

    SHW SOUNDED BETTER THEN EVERYONE THAT PERFORMED ON THAT STAGE TONIGHT. I THINK SOME OF YALL ARE REALLY DELUSIONAL. CLEARLY THE WOMAN CAN SING…. DID YOU NOT SEE THE JUDGES STAND UP AND CLAP. DID THE AUDIENCE NOT GO CRAZY…. LETS BE REAL… IF BEYONCE WAS FAT AND DARK SKIN YALL WOULD SAY SHE COULD SING HER ASS OFF, BUT BECAUSE SHE IS PRETTY, YALL WANNA HATE… DONT NOBODY WANT IT WIT BEYONCE….

    DID YOU NOT HERE RYAN SEACREST ANNOUNCE BEYONCE AS AN ICON….. NOW B**** GET OVER IT!!!! #IMDONE

    ^^^ You sound ridiculously ignorant, if she was darkskin and fat they would say that she can sing. She can sing outside of her color. Do not bring color into this, because it isn’t even a factor. By the way dark skin is attractive also. There is so much wrong with this comment.

  189. aisha May 26, 2011

    great vocals! but i was bored.

  190. KYLE May 26, 2011

    @QUEENBEY

    IF U BLOW ME ILL BUT RTW AND 1 + 1 ON ITUNES

  191. Overrated! May 26, 2011

    The song is so boring. “Favorite song”? WTH. It puts me to sleep literally.

    Beyonce sounds like she’s having constipation.

  192. harlem May 26, 2011

    1 + 1 is number 58 on itunes and RTW is number 18…….so ummmmm know what u are talking aobut before u state your opinion f**…..

  193. LaLa May 26, 2011

    I’m not feeling it…. Oh BeyBee.

  194. Shawn101 May 26, 2011

    @MAB – Oh, so now it doesn’t matter if she’s #1 or not to be a great artist? That’s not what I got from people always saying things like, “The Queen is back! And, she’s going to slay, snatch wigs and go straight to #1! Just watch!” Everyone swore up and down that as soon as her song, “Who Run The World (Girls)” came out, it was going to go straight to #1. It never happened, and now all of a sudden everyone’s changing their tunes saying, “Well, it’s not that important for her to be #1”. The “stans” were the ones that started this whole thing in terms of “numbers and figures” when it came to Beyonce. Their quick to tell how many CD’s she’s sold, how much she’s made from her concerts, how well she does on the Forbes list, etc. And, they were the ones who were quick to predict that she’d go straight to #1. Even after her Billboard Award performance and her performance on Oprah’s Finale show, she still hasn’t been able to jump to #1. People need to just let the woman do what she does, and stop focusing on “numbers” . That way if she doesn’t come through on it, people wont be disappointed.

  195. Bey’knight May 26, 2011

    Wow thank God for twitter otherwisw one would almost be inclined to consider the bitterness comin from d haters. She’s the only performer of the nite trendin twitter. Like the bma, everyone’s praising her. I dint read a single negative comment about her performance.

    Here on tgj u kno some ppl’s comment are auto-negative jus from seei g their name e.g kelly. I dunno y anyone still reads HESDUMB’s comments. Hes more than emphasised his own folly. No point even stressing about the ones using the word “flop”.

    The public have spoken in favour of bey on this one. Haters will hate either way so they are nonfactors

  196. Tr May 26, 2011

    …Over-sung, and waaayyyyyyy over-did!! Funny how the sam/e ppl will then go on to acccuse Jennifer, and Fantasia of oversinging, and screaming when all Beyonce does is that, smh!! She is clearly straining, and overcompensating…just does NOT have the kind of voice for this song—Now Jazmine Sullivan on the other hand would have nailed this!!!

  197. jusletitrok May 26, 2011

    THIs chick is just tooo Controlled with her singing, and those forced YOU in the song is just rediculous, NOt FEELING this one either! Damn b two in a row im not Feeling, girl get ya s*** 2gether, that album MUST B A ROYAL MESSSSSS! ugh

  198. She has done it May 26, 2011

    Bey as usual ‘Best vocal performance’ Grammy style…..SLAYED!!!

  199. jusletitrok May 26, 2011

    i agree jazmine, brandy, even fantasia would have nailed this better then Beyonce, it just doe not fit her voice…..She sounds overstrained as if she is attempting to b soulful but its just not working anymore. Its a good song but just not for her! I will def not buy this album if this song and the other one called END OF TIME are representative of the REST because so far the 1 songs ive heard are Just a mESS as in ALL OVR the place with weird melodies and her screaming in the background!!! NOt this time BEEE

  200. yesmam May 26, 2011

    SHE DON’T KNOW MUCH ABOUT “ALGEBA’ LOL BEYONCE IT IS ALGEBRA NOT ALGEBA

  201. Rihstan May 26, 2011

    Is this @Kyle person being serious smh . Anyway i like that shes doin her own thing this album and not followin the whole Kesha crew, That performance was living I love this era so much its so much better than I am era as half of that album bored me to tears and all she ever peformed was the terrible If I Were a bOY. But Ive loved every song ive heard of 4 so far but tbh i wanted til the end of time to b released. Although is Beyonce sick or somrthing its like her voice wasnt as clear or as smooth as it normally is. it was like she was straining to hit the top notes and her falsetto was weak. But shes probably just sick because we all know how good she is and she still slayed gaga wen she was singing like that.

  202. jesse lopez May 26, 2011

    I just don’t know,algeba(whatever that is) aside this performance was a snooze fest and i hope she had some tea or something backstage cause that girl was strainiiiing. a contrived,forced ball of hot shitty fresh dog s*** mess!

  203. ヅ•·.·´¯`·.·•-ΛALEXISR-Bahamas♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ ★ ☆ ✰ T.I.P.•·.·´¯`·.·•ヅ May 26, 2011

    DAMN!

  204. jesse lopez May 26, 2011

    @speakstruth imma need you to save the excuses and leave JLO out of this.she don’t want any part of this girls career.

    JLO’S BODY>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>beyoce’s body>>>>>>beyonce’s performance>>>>>>>>>>>>beyonces wig

    no seriously what the f*** is up with her wig it is ratty and cheap looking,girl looking like a lil prosti-tutute.

  205. Big Ro May 26, 2011

    Horrible straining performance. She looked good but sounded completely forced out the box! The song will FLOP just like RTW and she will DEFINITELY have a have a major FLOP on her hands when the album numbers come out in early July!

    She needs to take a damn break and relax – stop trying to prove to the dam world she’s FIERCE! It’s really wack and transparently egotistical! Fame w**** to the fullest!

  206. The Perrylicious is taking over… May 26, 2011

    This song is Rubbish+Garbage+Stink and sure gonna be HUGE FLOP.
    This era is going worse for BEYONIC.

  207. Dunk May 26, 2011

    Soooo beautiful!

  208. GangsterA May 26, 2011

    amazing amazing amazing

  209. mediacannibale May 26, 2011

    WHAT THE F*** IS “ALGE-B-A” ???
    LOOOOOOOL

    she doesn’t even know the word “ALGEBRA.”

  210. jahlal May 26, 2011

    1 + 1 = FLOP

  211. riri May 26, 2011

    i smell another flop! ra ra ra ah ah

  212. AyisheMoore May 26, 2011

    Wow I really thought after such a massive performance on the awards she would be at #1 on itunes by now but the fact is she is falling back down the latter well she did make it to #12 but only after 2 days she fall to 20 wow I don’t see her slaying anybody, when her stans brag and boost and think everybody is hating they bring beyonce bad luck now I don’t know much about “Algeba” but I can count that Beyonce is failing down the charts now lady GaGa BTW is at 19 didn’t she release that as her 1st single 3 months ago?

  213. mariela May 26, 2011

    J.LO STOLE THE SHOW LAST NIGHT OMG WHAT A HOT DANCE J.LO I CANT BELIVE IT SHE IS HOT HOT AND SHE IS 42 YEARS OMG KILLED IT EVERYONE LAST NIGHT J.LO

  214. Quebert Funk May 26, 2011

    strange song

  215. Marissa May 26, 2011

    i’m gonna stop calling beyonce’s songs flops cos she always proves me wrong. my first impression of this song is that it’s not radio friendly and therefore will not be very successful, but i know there’s a good chance she will surprise me and this song will SLAY anyway.

    *anxiously waiting*

  216. Taylor swifts number 1 fan May 26, 2011

    She sings it well with passion.

  217. gus May 26, 2011

    incredible voice!!!!!!!!!! amazing performance! I love B.

  218. ced May 26, 2011

    Prince should be singing this joint..she has NO SOUL

  219. PumkinSPice242 May 26, 2011

    BEYONCE IS AMAZING AND THIS SONG BRINGS TEARS !

  220. XYZ May 26, 2011

    She sounded like she was growling underwater at one point, I swear. There was a lot of echo or autone or suttin’ going on right there…

  221. Beyonce and Cb Fan May 26, 2011

    Breathtaking!! I love the song. Go Beyonce! Beyonce does love her some Jay z!

  222. Beyonce and Cb Fan May 26, 2011

    @mediacannibale

    It’s her southern Accent, my mother is from the south and she says some words like that to so chill. I’m from chicago, but mostly raised in Ca but people sometimes say I have a Louisiana Accent.

  223. Coockie May 26, 2011

    Ok I get it haha 1+1= 4. Beybey get outta here with that nonsense.

  224. nikki May 26, 2011

    Bey killed that song…POINT BLANK

  225. DEON May 26, 2011

    Listen I hope The ones complaining on this post are not rihanna, keri, gaga and the others fans because none of them can hold the notes and ranges Beyonce has,

    Anyway keep hating, this song has the best reviews, your asses know nothing about singing, ranges, vocals, and performances. All you know is S&m yeah great song. idiots. lol. That is all you know. Sad for this generation.
    Just watch, Rihanna, keri and others their songs are never grammy worthy why? Why aren’t the hit songs grammy worthy? This song will well make it to the grammy’s. The person who has not noticed the vocals and emotion and instrumental in this songs is dumb.

  226. JohnVidal May 26, 2011

    Very good vocal performance by Beyonce!
    But seriously what is up with the echoes she uses again and again??? Annoying
    Does the song have a melody at all? I couldn´t listen to the album version, it´s not available. Is it like this or does it have a melody?
    This is her favorite song on the album? Girl!!!
    Once again she sang great. She is no Whitney or Mariah as we all know, but this was great

  227. Vita May 26, 2011

    Would you like this song as much as you do if Monica came out with it instead? Or Fantasia? Or Keyshia Cole? Would it still be “epic”? Seems like you stans are like dogs that will eat up whatever garbage she feeds you. I like Beyonce and all, but this song? I can’t even find the melody. And I know for a fact you only like it because your master is singing it. Not hating, just calling a spde a spade.

  228. kimberly May 26, 2011

    ASK THEM THE QUESTION AGAIN.

    WHY AREN’T ALL THE HIT SONGS GRAMMY WORTHY???
    BECAUSE THEY LACK WHAT BEYONCE HAS BEEN GIVING.
    TO ALL THE BEYONC EFANS OUT THERE DON’T WORRY. THEY SAID THE SAME THING ABOUT HALO, BOY, SINGLE LADIES, SWEET DREAMS , CIL AND MANY MORE. AWARD SHOWS I HOPE I SEE RIHANNA, KERI,NICOLE,KATY ON FOR THE HUGE AWARDS???

  229. Wanda May 26, 2011

    for some reason a lot of these post are from the same people. They are not beyonce fans therefore will not affect her success. Sad people

    Great performance, perfect vocal and range, PERFECT

  230. Wanda May 26, 2011

    And to think that Rihanna , keri and britney fans are the critiques. lmao. they kill me. DEAD

  231. Vita May 26, 2011

    Just because someone doesn’t like what Beyonce does, does not mean they don’t like her, or they are not fans of hers. But, I think there is a big difference between fan and stan. Most of you on this site seem like stans that worship her. Thats kind of sick to me. I am a fan, but I dont like everything she puts out just because she put it out. I think B’Day was her best album. Ever since I Am…Sasha Fierce, I have not been into her music as much. But I also like other artists too. I like music in general. Open your horizons and you will see that many people have talent.

  232. Diane May 26, 2011

    The record cannot live up to this awesome performance. She should have recorded this live version. Will be buying.

  233. bey’knight brutal May 26, 2011

    beyonce is still trending on twitter several hours after. it’s like noone else performed. i dare the haters to go read the top tweet, they’l blow up like the cars in beyonce’s videos. Btw, the album is already charting on itunes based on pre-orders only jsu so u know ur hot air does not define this woman’s success

  234. riri May 26, 2011

    If its from beyonce & if it’s copied, it must be good!!! LOL

  235. Qiana May 26, 2011

    Dude, when an artist sings on stage they aren’t just supposed to sit there. She puts a lot of emotion and passion into her songs when she’s singing live. And this sounds wayyy better than the recording because you really see the emotion and everything.

    Haters. To the left. You guys actually think that your “harsh” words are going to bring her down. She’s being doing this for 13 years, you guys still haven’t brung her down.

  236. riri May 26, 2011

    but this ain’t copied so, it is not good!
    this is pure lyrical garbage!

  237. Rob May 26, 2011

    It’s about time because even the video did not help Run the World…this week it drops to 76 on the Hot 100. Major Fail!

  238. Kontrol3 May 26, 2011

    this album is going to be crazy…haha..
    …Best Buy went Bankrupt so they working with Apple to give away these $1,000 giftcards for ANYTHING Apple at their store!! I use 2 emails & got 2..lol http://ow.ly/51XCK

  239. TresChic May 26, 2011

    Has she had another nose job???

    but yeh i like this song.

  240. RosaRubbel May 26, 2011

    Raw emotion. I love it when Beyoncé comes up with her beautiful ballads. She never disappoints her fans.

  241. KYLE May 26, 2011

    SHITTY AS USUAL

    BOUND TO FLOP….JUST LIKE HER FLOP THE WORLDS SONG

    FLOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    THIS B**** IS IN SERIOUS TROUBLE

    SHE’S FALLING& ITS GONNA BE A GLORIOUS DAY WHEN THAT S*** COMES OUT & NO 1 CARES

    MARK MY WORDS!!!!!!!!!!

  242. B4REAL02 May 26, 2011

    I haven’t seen the performance yet but I was told it was not impressive, but I’ll watch it when I get off work…….

  243. royalkev May 26, 2011

    Powerful, enchanting, exceptional, tender, sweet and sentimental. 1+1 is pure gold! Beyonce is releasing songs that have meaning to her and it shows with her unorthodox way of chosing her singles and performing them with passion to make the statement she wants. She is a leader and I have so much respect for her. While were in a time period were so many gimmicks are used to sell records and every song has to sound alike to be embraced, Beyonce is going against the grain and doing something uncoventional. While we wanted her to do something shocking this era – who would have thought she’d deliver this way!… The most shocking thing anyone could do now(while some artist are singing about marshains and taboo topics) – is make real music! Wow!

    ThePagewithroyalkev.blogspot.com

  244. Jackie May 26, 2011

    Nice song but damn her weave is completely EFFED up. Tighten that blonde straggly mess up, B. You make too much money for your hair to be that fried & crunchy looking.

  245. WhateverBitch May 26, 2011

    Wow Beyonce..what are you doing? this is just so nothing. The first single was horrendous and now this is like somethign Whitney would have rejected years ago. This does not bode well for her album if she recorded 70 songs and these two are the lead off singles.

  246. Madonnalover May 26, 2011

    Now that I think about it I could see jennifer hud singing this song.

  247. harlem May 26, 2011

    The F*** are still going in on this song…..Some People seem pressed…….

  248. Chile Please!! May 26, 2011

    Why she gotta be singing so hard???? I mean dam….it’s like she’s mad at the song! Girl Bye!

  249. tld May 26, 2011

    Another wack song, I will stay with ADELE!!!

  250. Robier May 26, 2011

    yessss

  251. I really try to be real here May 26, 2011

    1+1 21 on ITUNES who mad????in ur face!!!ur faves could never with this type of song!

  252. Kerry Johnson May 26, 2011

    Beyonce has a beautiful voice!!!!!!!!
    I would love to meet her one day

  253. Onyx May 26, 2011

    you notice that J.Lo stand up 4 Lady GaGa but not 2 beyonce, by the way great performance, the only thing is that her fans are always talking about her voice and i know J.Lo,Britney and others voices are not great but beyonce’s voices don’t impress me much.

  254. Jace May 26, 2011

    AMAZING. I LOVE the power of her voice. Don’t ask questions about why she’s singing so hard on a ballad, this aint Mariah, all breathy and whispering these lyrics, she’s BEYONCE B****, and this is how she sings, its her style, her voice, she’s been singing like this for years. The fans LOVE it, we appreciate it and thats all that matters. Thank you B!

  255. The Edge of Flaky vs Scotty the Idol May 26, 2011

    BREAKING NEWS: Scotty McCreery – I Love You This Big tops US iTunes today pushing Gaga ‘s The Edge of Failure to # 6

    😀

  256. Buy Buy Buy @ Spread the news May 26, 2011

    New Beyonce’s new single “1+1″…on iTunes now!!!!

  257. Best Female Vocalist For Grammy for sure May 26, 2011

    Buy Buy Buy @ Spread the news

    May 26, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    New Beyonce’s new single “1+1″…on iTunes now!!!!

    ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

    Yes ..yes oh yesssssssssssssssssssssssssss! 😀

  258. Forget Gaga’s new song Lame Of Glory May 26, 2011

    Wow..she sounds great on iTunes…..downloading it, b****..!!!

  259. Forget Gaga’s new song Lame Of Glory May 26, 2011

    1+1… #18 on iTunes already….smash!!!!!

  260. Beyoncilicious May 26, 2011

    Beyoncé may not know a thing about algebra, but when it comes to the math of power ballads, she totally gets it. On Wednesday night, Beyoncé premiered her new track “1+1” during her performance on “American Idol.”

    After changing into a gown following her medley performance with former “Idol” contestants, B was up on the stage surrounded by soft red mood lighting and smoke, slowing things down a bit and proclaiming her love for that special someone in song. The lyrics make sweeping statements about the power of her relationship.

    She sings, “Hey! I don’t know much about guns but I … I’ve been shot by you/ Hey! And I don’t know when I’m gonna die, but I hope that I’m gonna die by you/ Hey! And I don’t know much about fighting, but I, I know I will fight for you/ Hey! Just when I ball up my fist, I realize that I’m laying right next to you.”

    The song is the second officially released single from her album 4, which hits stores on June 28. On Wednesday, Beyoncé revealed the full track listing for 4.

  261. Curtwill May 26, 2011

    I finally hear the whole song(studio version) and here is my review:

    First of all, at least with Bey’s vocal tone, I hear more Etta James’ Cadillac Record/Tina Turner teas than I do Prince, even though the instrumentals are very much Prince, especially the Guitar. It is also the tone she used for Forever 2 Bleed(an unreleased track that is a stan fave, go to youtube and listen to it and you will see what I mean).

    And now hearing the song, I hope that she will add the guitar solo to the live performance because I could see Bibi killing that part at the end and that would fiyah. And I like that subtle addition of drum percussion. She is really making drums a big part of her sound and that’s a good look. And BTW, anyone who says that this song don’t have a melody need to get their ears check. Or trying to be trollish.

    The you parts kind of throw you off a bit at first listen, (it’s a good thing, I saw the AI performance first…*chuckles*) but it sounds like she’s crying a bit, especially with the me parts. Which seems weird for a love song, but I think she sounds she has “happy tears”. Okay, I am digressing. I love the song. Not the same way that I love End of Time, and I don’t still think it is her best ballad(Disappear it is IMO) but it don’t take away from its quality. 4.5 out of 5.

  262. Kerry Johnson May 26, 2011

    Kiss my ass!!!!

  263. Rihanna sounds like a constipated goat May 26, 2011

    It was good she exposed 1+1 to a better record to 30 million last night !

    I smell a hit is coming…..brace yourself. Ritard or GagGag could never sing like Queen Bey !!!

  264. Rihanna sounds like a constipated goat May 26, 2011

    Love the single cover….Bey is the Queen of Universe ! (while Ritarda looks like a clown or the 7th member of Star Trek -the movie

    🙁

  265. Rihanna sounds like a constipated goat May 26, 2011

    # 17 on iTunes, people !!!!! 😉

  266. The Real Queen Is Here May 26, 2011

    Just 12 hours ago Beyoncé performed her new song “1+1” live on American Idol. After the show, host @RyanSeacrest took to Twitter, praising Beyoncé as “unreal”.

  267. ..and Haterz Fall Flat ! May 26, 2011

    The Real Queen Is Here

    May 26, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    Just 12 hours ago Beyoncé performed her new song “1+1″ live on American Idol. After the show, host @RyanSeacrest took to Twitter, praising Beyoncé as “unreal”.

    ————————————————————————————-

    no one praised Britney & Rihanna’s performance @ Cheap skate Vegas amateurish 🙁

  268. Alexis Carrington May 26, 2011

    This song isn’t that great. The melody is weak and generic and the lyrics didn’t move me. she performed well, but wasted that on what sounds like a b-side demo.

    Mariah/Whitney/Celine/Janet/Madonna = the givers of life to your fav’s

  269. S*** May 26, 2011

    The Song is EPIC. AMAZING!!

    BEYONCE >>> ADELE, PRINCE & ETTA JAMES COMBINED!!

    Shes so VERSATILE, Her voice is AMAZING & Her Music shows so much BALANCE.

    1+1 & END OF TIME are AMAZING!!

    4 = ALBUM OF THE YEAR >>> ADELE 21.

    We all know the purpose of hits. Beyonce knows this too. It was obvious something was gonna be different about this era the moment Francis Lawrence spoke about RTW. RTW has a brilliant vocal and a heavy hitting beat, but the song structure was over the general audiences heads. RTW was her uptempo “SL” or “CIL” That was the closest people are gonna get to that “Give me that classic beyonce hit”. Beyonce said no one can define her, and it’s clear she means it. Now after a negative response to your official first single, you back it up with a ballad in the summer time, which also is not structured like a typical song (it doesn’t have a bridge – she sings the last chorus, but doesn’t add additional ad libs and prolong the song – it’s more like poetry). There are big risk being taken. The music is phenomenally good. Beyonce has always made great music that has also been catchy. Fast forward to today’s music and she was not in the mood to jump on the electro pop bandwagon. She did what felt good to her and the outcome is astounding. The game is: her name rising above the odds, or radio hits because its too different from what’s out.
    At the end of the day I’m sure she will have radio hits at some point. My point is mainly everything on this album is risky, and I’m here for these risk. I’m loving it. I’m so proud. After busting her as.s for 15 years in this industry and gaining all her clout it’s about time she was allowed to make the album she wanted without any regard for anybody else’s wishes including the cash registers at Sony.

  270. SHESDUMB May 26, 2011

    ALL THESE OTHER PEOPLE ON THIS BLOG GIVING THE EXACT SAME CRITICISM AND I’M ALWAYS THE ONE TARGETED. ITS OBVIOUS THAT I OWN U ALL, AND THAT YOUR ALL DEFENSIVE WHEN U SEE MY POST SPECIFICALLY.

    LMAOO @ 1+1=FLOP

  271. SHESDUMB May 26, 2011

    S***’S OPINIONS ARE S***.

  272. ..and Haterz Fall Flat ! May 26, 2011

    best performance of the night..!!!!!

  273. deehippolyte May 26, 2011

    Amazing……………she has definitely broken away from the rat race of getting billboard #1s by any means necessary *side eye to S&M remix * I am proud of Bey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  274. queenbey will always s*** on ur fave and leave them no option but 2 pout May 26, 2011

    @H** UR SO DUMB- @S*** opinions are exactly how u look!!!!

  275. Beyonce is The Voice May 26, 2011

    Beyonce must have done something good and right.

    Almost 300 comments and she slayed effortlessly without have to wear dead animal on her head unlike wannabe fashion victims like Lady DudeGa and Ritardna !

  276. jusletitrok May 26, 2011

    TRASH is what beyonce has been putting out lately!!! I see why she retooled this SAD piece of wrk! Jz has messed her up

  277. Lemon May 26, 2011

    “This board is so irrational. I am one of the few posters that try to give each artist credit for their success or good deeds. If they excel in something then they deserve credit for it”

    exactly this! It’s mostly stans of other artists (e.g. Britney, Rihanna) that say she’s rubbish and everything she does is crap/will be a flop.

    This and the Billboard were excellent performance, you can tell she worked hard to get the chorograhy /vocals just perfect.

    If it was their favourite coming out with performances like this they would have nothing but praise them, thus making their biased opinions completely invalid.

  278. Dane May 26, 2011

    yal haters are a mess…shes either a copy cat, u tired of these single girl anthems and dancing around stage with a leotard on..damn what yall want the b**** to do turn water into gold..she straight flipped it with a gown on and sang a ballad with jus a piano and two back up and shes still not good enough..yall b**** ass haters need to jus kill urself…i dont see none of your faves..puttin on show stopping performances..so give her the very much do credit she deserves and move on…

  279. j to the low May 27, 2011

    She is an over rated copy cat!!!!

  280. Diane May 27, 2011

    Whitney Houston’s I Will Always Love You, Tamia You Put A Move on My Heart, Toni Braxton’s Unbreak My Heart, Alicia Keys Diary, and Beyonce’s 1+1. AMEN.

  281. Yellow Gorillah May 27, 2011

    Why does beyonce always try’s sooooo hard to sing… Girl we all know you can sing but she always want’s to scream and s*** real soul comes from inside effortless she alway screaming doing extra Harmony it’s just not needed she just needs to keep it cute ,, I like this song but yhhh I dont see it smashing in the charts =/

  282. Meisha May 27, 2011

    She trying to hard.. she know fans are not impressed with this new jack in the box bullshyt she doing…

  283. VFB May 28, 2011

    UMMMMM BEY, PLEASE GO BACK TO THE RECORDING STUDIO AND START AGAIN….THIS CD NEEDS TO BE REDONE! A HOT MESS!

  284. alicia’s a homewrecka May 30, 2011

    boring…..snooozefest

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