I'm pretty sure that could end up being my Walmart after Beyonce's next album...knowing that almost 90% of people in my town would prefer Beyonce to KatyWhat?? Are 90% of people in your town fucking CRAZY?? Beyonce over Katy? God, your town has no taste in music. By the Grace of God to Single Ladies, and your town would choose Single Ladies, huh? I guess a catchy, cliche song is better than a beautiful voice these days.
No need to overreact! Probably pretty much everywhere people would probably side a little more with Beyoncé than Katy. Comparing Single Ladies to BTGOG is hardly fair, just like it would be unfair to compare IKAG with something like Pretty Hurts, and it's also not fair to say that Katy doesn't make catchy cliché pop songs.
(I think her most recent album flipped around a lot of things for her and her audience; some of the fans of her older songs didn't like the new direction she went in on BEYONCÉ, but I think a lot more appreciated the different sounds she went with and the album gained her a lot of new fans, cause this latest album did wonders for her career, and I've never seen a modern pop album get such an amount critical acclaim.
For me, 17 music videos, surprise release and truckload of hype aside, BEYONCÉ is BY FAR her best album and the only album she's made where I can appreciate every song (her other albums have about 4 songs each maximum that I like) because there are none of those boring, cliché, typical Beyoncé piano ballads where she tries to show emotion in her voice with all her annoying whining, and there's are none of those corny, playing-it-safe, cliché pop anthems that all her other albums are mostly filled with. With this album, the songs are honest, real, personal and with new sounds that work MUCH better for her. And so I gained mad respect for her for finally taking some much-needed real risks, and then also even more respect for pulling them off well.)
ANYWAY....there's no point in comparing them, even though they are kind of in the same game, they really are quite different artists. But like her or not, I don't think anyone can honestly say that Beyoncé is not talented. And er, not that I really care for 'technically good' as there are plenty of artists out there who are meant to be 'technically' better than Katy at singing whose voices I can't stand to listen to (for me, being able to convey real emotion well through your voice and songwriting > having a 'technically' great voice), but Beyoncé's voice is definitely seen to be a good bit better than Katy's technically... that's not a knock at Katy at all, I'm just saying. a lot of people would disagree with what you said and would have pretty fair evidence to back their point up.
woah this post turned out way longer than I meant for it to... and it probably wasn't even that necessary, sorry!