Overtaken is a bad word for it. I would say Lady Gaga has replaced Beyoncé as the performer of our generation. Gaga is the best pop performer at the moment whil Beyoncé has been absent. Beyoncé doesn't perform nearly as much as she used to, so it's not like it's Gaga is a better performer.
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Elvis Presley. Prince. Teena Marie. Sia. Kelis. The Kills. Amy Winehouse. Lil' Kim. Luther Vandross. Celine Dion. Maxwell.
It's not just about singing and dancing. That's so one dimensional in my opinion.
Everything else that the performer brings into the performance such as theatrics or instruments is what makes a performance entertaining, at least for me.
Soooo Beyonce has her all female band who play instruments, while the other girls rely on their dj's & backing tracks, so what's your point? Beyonces the better performer, though I still enjoy Gaga's performances, there's nothing one dimensional about being a great singer & dancer, thats the least u should expect from a ****in music artist for christs sake
They're not really comparable as performers, but Beyonce is clearly ahead in terms of vocals and choreography. Gaga is better with theatrics and her random speeches, but even those seem to have gotten sloppy with the BTWB. While Beyonce continues to grow and excel.
Beyonce doesn't need controversy to make a performance effective. GaGa has these crazy costumes and over-the-top sets, but still manages to get mixed to poor reviews on her live performances and live vocal ability.