Never doubt the power of Justin Bieber's fans. Despite the pop star's rocky year, he earned a big honor in 2013 when Instagram revealed that a snap the star posted back in August is officially the most "liked" photo on Instagram of the year. The snap features Justin hanging out with Will Smith, who has been close with the young star for some years. The picture has already amassed over 1.5 million "likes"!
Beyoncé Knowles is always in the spotlight, but she really took the world by storm in 2013. After kicking off the year with an HBO documentary, Life Is But a Dream, and an unforgettable Super Bowl halftime performance — featuring a Destiny's Child reunion, no less! — she embarked on the Mrs. Carter Show tour, which spanned from April to December. When we say Beyoncé was everywhere this year, we mean it: she became the new face of H&M, landed her her first-ever covers for Shape and British Vogue, and many versions of her starred in Pepsi's ad campaign. But Beyoncé didn't stop there. She debuted a brand-new 'do on Instagram in August, shocking the world with a bold pixie cut, and then changed it again with a blond dye in November! We just can't keep up.
Click through to see her biggest 2013 successes, listen to her new music — a self-titled "visual album" that she released without promotion at midnight on Dec. 13 — and check out the many other exciting moments from Beyoncé's big year. We'll be waiting anxiously to see what Queen Bey has coming up next. Until then, though, be sure to check out our other Best of 2013 coverage.
Beyoncé has a big surprise in store! Today on POPSUGAR Live!, we have all the details on Queen Bey's surprise album, including a look at Blue Ivy's first video with Mom. Then, we're taking a look back at 2013 in boy bands. From 1D Day to the *NSYNC reunion that brought out the '90s fangirl in all of us, we'll tell you why 2013 just might be the year of the boy band. Plus, we review Tom Hanks's Saving Mr. Banks, and Lucas Neff swings by to talk Raising Hope. Click play to watch now!
Know someone who donates to NPR every year and considers The New Yorker perfect beach reading? Then we have gifts they'll love! They range from historical — like a look at the 50 most iconic photos of all time — to modern: think a coffee-table book filled with beautifully designed Obama campaign posters. As for stocking stuffers, we've found some very clever and unexpected public radio temporary tattoos or vintage Vanity Fair covers. Keep reading for some beautiful and often educational gifts the news junkie in your life will appreciate.
It's been a monumental year for some of our favorite celebrities, and it's time to narrow it down to the biggest moment of 2013. Vote in our Biggest Headline of 2013 bracket, a tournament-style competition to rank the biggest story of the year. We're down to 16 big headlines, and we need your help to pick the winner. Start by clicking below, and go through the second-round matchups by picking what you think is the biggest headline of the past year. Once you've done that, we'll take your favorites and pair them against each other until there is only one winning headline left. Be sure to check back on Tuesday for round three!
We crossed paths with so many women we admire in 2013. On I'm a Huge Fan, Tina Fey and Gwyneth Paltrow connected with their biggest admirers, sharing their advice and wisdom on everything from careers to motherhood. We also shined the spotlight on the personal passions behind the public success stories of well-known women like actress Kat Dennings and Olympic gold medalist Carmelita Jeter with our new series In Her World.
Click through to watch some of our most memorable conversations with admirable women this year, including the always candid Kristen Bell, UN Women goodwill ambassador Nicole Kidman, and yogi Mandy Ingber.