via Hannah Karp @ the Wall Street Journal

We’ve seen pop music’s leading ladies sing, dance, twerk and tweet. Now watch them battle.

This year’s album-release schedule pits pop’s biggest female artists against each other on the charts as the holiday season approaches, after male stars like Daft Punk, Justin Timberlake and Kanye West squared off during the first part of the year.

Lady Gaga’s fourth studio album, “Artpop,” comes out Tuesday, but so far this year the 27-year-old star—known for provocative stunts like donning a dress made of raw meat—has been eclipsed by the competition. Katy Perry’s Twitter following (47 million) surpassed Gaga’s this summer (40 million). Miley Cyrus, 20, stole the show with a raunchy performance at the MTV Video Music Awards in September; based on buzz the next day, you’d hardly know Gaga was part of the show.

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