It feels like 2013 has been whirlwind year, a twerking, harlem shake filled whirlwind, but a whirlwind nonetheless.
Early this year you couldn’t go on the internet without stumbling across some new version of the Harlem Shake. The song was created by electronic musician Baauer and it seemed everyone and their grandmother (literally) were taking part in the internet meme.
And who could forget Beyonce at the Superbowl.Or as most people saw it the Beyonce concert with american footballers featuring as the opening act. Queen Bey put on an amazing show, ushering in the new “Grown” Beyonce post baby Blue Ivy and giving us all a taste what was to come during her Mrs Carter world tour. And the album that was never marketed just dropped today..a full Chaud review is coming!
2013 will most probably be remembered as the year of twerking. After Miley’s infamous provocative performance at the VMAs officially showed us that her Disney days were officially dead, she introduced the rest of the world which wasn’t already in the know to twerking – or at least her version of twerking. Which mostly involved awkward gyrations which had us hiding behind our hands and praying this wouldn’t catch on.
Love them or hate them Kimye have captured our attention this year. They have spent the year spreading their special brand of high fashion to the masses. With their engagement and the addition of baby North to their family it seems Kim and Yeezus will keep spreading their message into 2014.
Another bundle of joy that had us all abuzz on twitter this year was Prince George. Since the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced they were expecting, baby watch went into full effect and of course twitter knew before the official announcement.
2013 has also been encumbered with a number of deaths. Glee actor Cory Monteith was the first in a list of tragic deaths, along with Paul Walker, James Gandolfini, as well as Youtube star Talia Castellano after a six year battle with cancer. The recent death of Nelson Mandela resulted in millions of messages of mourning and remembrance of the great figure through social media.
2013 has certainly been a year of great highs and terrible lows. Although it treated us well and gave us plenty to talk about, I have to say I will be glad to welcome in 2014 and whatever trends, memes and mildly offensive dances that may come with it.