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Beyonce performed at Target Center in Minneapolis in July 2009.

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Super Bowl show prompts diva wars

  • Article by: Jon Bream
  • Star Tribune
  • February 2, 2013 - 1:41 PM

On Sunday night, Beyonce will rock the Super Bowl. We know she has powerful pipes (even if she's lip-syncing) and can dazzle with her dance moves. But how does she stack up against Lady Gaga, Pink and Rihanna -- other big-voiced, big-spectacle pop divas coming to St. Paul this winter?

 Beyoncé
Age: 31
See her: Sunday at the Super Bowl
What sets her apart from the others? Her stable home life.
Her guy: Hip-hop mogul Jay-Z.
No. 1 pop songs: 5
U.S. albums sold: 13 million
Lip syncs: Indeed
Cause: Childhood obesity
In one word: Fierce

 

Lady Gaga
Age: 26
See her: Wednesday at Xcel Energy Center
What sets her apart from the others? She’s hypercreative.
Her guy: Actor Taylor Kinney
No. 1 pop songs: 3
U.S. albums sold: 7 million
Lip syncs: Some
Cause: Anti-bullying
In one word: Crazy

 

Pink
Age: 33
See her: March 19 at Xcel
What sets her apart from the others? She’s a physical daredevil.
Her guy: Motocross star Carey Hart
No. 1 pop songs: 3
U.S. albums sold: 13 million
Lip syncs: Only when she’s upside down
Cause: PETA
In one word: Daring

 

Rihanna
Age: 24
See her: March 24 at Xcel
What sets her apart from the others? She’s too hot for prime time.
Her guy: R&B star Chris Brown.
No. 1 pop songs: 10
U.S. albums sold: 9 million
Lip syncs: Yes
Cause: Terminally ill kids
In one word: Unapologetic

Jon Bream • 612-673-1719

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