SQL Server 2012 CONCAT producing strange characters.

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SQL Server 2012
Not sure what's going on here. I created the following query to produce quantity results by month:

SELECT CONCAT( MONTHNAME(published) , ' ' , YEAR(published)) AS monthyear, 
COUNT(*) AS total
FROM blog_articles
WHERE status = 'Online' AND Year(published) = 2013
GROUP BY CONCAT( MONTHNAME(published) , ' ' , YEAR(published))


I expected to see the following:
March 2013        103
April 2013       87
May 2013         23
June 2013          99

But got this:

ᶃᶑᵯᵱ¥ỮὯᵯ                                  1

How can I get rid of the funny characters and have English instead?

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