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Fan Army Face-Off: Beyonce's BeyHive Leads Against Miley Cyrus' Smilers
This week’s round of Billboard's Fan Army Face-Off has the fans of two strong ladies going head to head: Beyoncé’s Beyhive vs. Miley Cyrus’ Smilers. With four days left for the armies to battle it out, Queen Bey’s squad may be too strong for Cyrus’ loyal followers -- the Beyhive leads with almost 10,000 votes with hopes to advance to the next week.
The Smilers have grown up alongside the pop star. Cyrus began building up her army as the star of Hannah Montana, until Cyrus took a giant leap away from her Disney persona with her third studio album Can’t Be Tamed in 2010 and the 2013 album Bangerz. Cyrus loved her fans so much that in 2015, she released her fifth studio album Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz for free online. For Smilers, it was just one big “Party in the U.S.A.”
While the Smilers are high on Cyrus, Beyoncé’s Beyhive follows the R&B diva’s every move while staying in formation. It’s no wonder the singer’s fan army is so loyal: The artist has debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 with every single studio album she's released since debuting as a solo artist with Dangerously in Love. Since then, Beyoncé has released five studio albums, with her latest being her highly talked-about visual album Lemonade, which spent two weeks at No. 1.
Both leading ladies’ fan armies beat out the boys in Round 1, with the Beyhive taking down Bruno Mars’ Hooligans with just over 1,500 votes and Smilers taking down Flosstradamus’ army of trap fans, proving who runs the world.
There are four days left in our current round -- vote for your fave in Billboard's Fan Army Face-Off now!