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Shady Music Moments From 2015

10/3/2015 1:00pm EDT
When The Shade Hits The Fan: 9 Shady Music Moments From 2015
Musicians have been “throwing shade” at each other for years – understatement. In fact, before it was known colloquially as throwing shade, the esteemed classical composers were literally ripping each other apart with their harsh critiques of one another. Each and every year, new shade is thrown into the hands of the media, which in turn is presented to the people for their entertainment pleasure.

1) Empire (Season 2, Episode 1) Vs. Donnie McClurkin

Even gospel artists – those singing for “the glory of God” are subject to shade. In its disjointed second season premiere, hip-hop soa...

Drake And Future Take Top Honors

9/29/2015 9:02am EDT
Drake And Future Take ‘What A Time To Be Alive’ To No. 1
Lana Del Rey could practically taste her second no. 1 album – that is until Drake and Future totally ‘killed her vibe’ with surprise mixtape, What A Time To Be Alive. Expectedly, the superstar hip-hop collaboration was too much for the moody, alt-pop singer to overcome. In other words, her Honeymoon in the ‘penthouse’ wasn’t meant to be. Okay, okay, enough puns!

Drake and Future took top honors on the Billboard 200, to the tune of 375,000 units – WOW! This doesn’t outpace Drake’s earlier no. 1 album If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late or the juggernaut that was The Weeknd’s Beauty Behin...

Check Out Who Joined Taylor Swift On Her '1989' Tour In Nashville!

9/27/2015 3:27pm EDT
Taylor Swift Joined By Steven Tyler, Mick Jagger During Nashvill
Taylor Swift surprised her fans at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Friday night by bringing out Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler and blowing the crowd away with a performance of the band's 1998 hit "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing."

"The incredible [Steven Tyler] tonight singing 'I Don't Want to Miss a Thing'. Magical things going down on this tour. #1989tournashville," she captioned an image of the pair on Instagram following the show.

If that wasn't enough, Taylor was also joined by country star Kelsea Ballerini and by bluegrass singer Alison Krauss. She and Ballerini sang "Love Me Like Yo...

What Musical Guests Would You Like To See On This Season Of 'SNL'?

9/27/2015 11:03am EDT
Selena and Taylor
After a milestone season, ‘Saturday Night Live’ carries on … with another season. Season 41 (premiering October 3) has a bit of a comedown feel to it, arriving in the shadow of the 40th Anniversary Special. But that does not mean there is nothing to be excited about! It does mean, though, that since the show spoiled itself with a plethora of guests last year, there may not as many famous folks as there usually are clamoring for a chance on Studio 8H. But since predicting that nobody is going to be a guest would make for a boring article, we are still going to prognosticate the hosts and mus...

The Weeknd Keeps Top Spot For Third Week

9/22/2015 11:50am EDT
The Weeknd Makes It Three Weeks At No. 1 On Billboard
For a third consecutive week, The Weeknd keeps the top spot on the Billboard 200 piping hot. Well, perhaps the 99,000 units that Beauty Behind The Music moved this week isn’t ‘the second coming’ but The Weeknd definitely has a good thing going for him. Three weeks in, Beauty Behind The Madness has moved around 655,000 units. Pure sales are less robust eliminating streaming and tracking from the formula, but still Beauty Behind The Madness is putting up some sales numbers as well – impressive!

Not only is The Weeknd getting it done on the Billboard 200, but also he is equally hot on the...

Ryan Adams' '1989' Is Just As Good As Taylor Swift's

9/21/2015 5:02pm EDT
Ryan Adams 1989
Ryan Adams has a brand new album out on iTunes (physical copies hit retailers in November) called "1989," and -- yes-- it's track-by-track cover of Taylor Swift's entire 2014 hit album of the same name.

Adams decided to record the album last December, telling Beats1 Radio's Zane Lowe that he's always had a respect for Swift's "flawless" and "perfect" songwriting, but he isn't really sure why he chose to take on the project.

"I don't know why I had this idea," he said (via "I was going through a sort of difficult time in my life."

"I got back to LA, it was around Christmas time....

Taylor Swift To Appear On One Of Her Favorite Shows

9/12/2015 1:36pm EDT
Taylor Swift To Make Cameo On Pal Mariska Hargitay's 'Law & Orde
One of Taylor Swift's dreams is coming true -- she's appearing on pal Mariska Hargitay's show "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." The singer is such a fan of the series, she event named her cat after the star's character, Olivia Benson.

Swift, 25, and Hargitay, 51, finally met last year, and the actress even appeared in the singer's music video "Bad Blood."

In exchange, Hargitay sought a role for Swift on her series. She told "Entertainment Tonight': "We talked about it. We're going to wait until the end of (Swift's current) tour to see how it goes. But it's in the air."

Swift likely w...

How Did Taylor Swift Just Win An Emmy?

9/11/2015 6:27am EDT
Taylor Swift
Finally, Taylor Swift has an Emmy to call her own.

According to MTV, the TV Academy unveiled a list of early Emmy winners on Thursday, even though the actual awards show won’t air Sunday, September 20. Chief among them? Taylor Swift herself. Swift’s AMEX Unstaged: Taylor Swift Experience won an Emmy for Original Interactive Program.

Yes, it’s one of the weird, off-the-beaten-path Emmys that aren’t important enough to earn time during the actual broadcast. But it’s an Emmy nonetheless. That “Taylor Swift Experience” thingamajig includes an interactive version of the mansion from her “Blank...

Jaime King Praises Taylor Swift, Reveals Why She Chose Her To Be Son's Godmother

9/2/2015 9:05am EDT
Jaime King Says Taylor Swift Will 'Be An Amazing Mother' -- Did
Actress Jaime King believes that Taylor Swift will be an "amazing" mother when she decides to start a family. Swift is godmother to King's six-week old son, Leo Thames.

King explained that that her pal's loving and compassionate nature will make her a fantastic parent.

"I mean (she will be)... amazing. Have you ever heard her talk at a concert? I'm a fan of anything in her life that she chooses to do," the actress remarked to Entertainment Tonight.

Meeting my boy. @jaime_king @kyle_newman

A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on Jul 28, 2015 at 2:39pm PDT

"It's her loving...

Disturbed Tops Billboard 200

9/1/2015 11:10am EDT
Disturbed Return To a Familiar Place – No. 1 On The Billboard 20
Disturbed shocked the world this week – NOT! The popular rock band debuted at #1 for a fifth straight time with Immortalized, their first new album in five years. The numbers weren’t sexy per se, but the 98,000 units were enough to seal the deal atop the Billboard 200. Still, isn’t it a shame that no album was able to move 100,000 units for a second straight week? It’s not 42,000 units level of tepidness that Descendants endured, but still.

Disturbed weren’t the only debuts to land within the top 10 of the Billboard 200. Country singer Kip Moore quietly bows fourth with Wild Ones to th...

Squad Goals: Taylor Swift Has The Sexiest Entourage At The MTV VMAs

8/31/2015 10:26pm EDT
Taylor Swift Wins Big, Reunites 'Bad Blood' Cast At The MTV VMAs
Taylor Swift reunited most of the cast of her "Bad Blood" music video at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night, bringing several of her supermodel pals to the big event and showing off one sexy entourage.

Host Miley Cyrus and here barely there outfits had nothing on Taylor's squad, which included the 23-year-old's BFF Selena Gomez, supermodel pals Gigi Hadid, Martha Hunt, Lily Aldridge, Karlie Kloss and Cara Delevingne, and actresses Hailee Steinfeld, Serayah and Mariska Hargitay on the red carpet prior to the telecast.

The lovely ladies even joined her on stage when she accepte...

Hot, Hot, Hot! Check Out All The Sizzling, Skin-Baring Looks At The VMAs

8/31/2015 8:51am EDT
2015 VMAs Fashion: Stars Bare Lots Of Skin, Flaunt Their Curves
The MTV Video Music Awards are one of the most anticipated fashion events of the year. The show allows singers to let loose when it comes to what they wear -- and they often wear very little.

Taylor Swift was actually one of the more conservative stars from the 2015 event, donning colorful sequined, hounds tooth pants and a matching crop top. Some have likened her look to pajama pants, but we think it's sharp!

She took home awards for Video Of The Year, Best Female Video and Best Pop Video. She and Nicki Minaj showed there was no bad blood between them after singing together on stage.


These Songs Were About Musicians

8/30/2015 10:00am EDT
14 Songs About Or Named After Musicians
Is there anything better than when musicians compose songs about other musicians and/or name the song after the said musician? Wait don’t answer that! There indeed many be more stimulating, revolutionary things in the world as well as the music world but admittedly does it pique curiosity when musician A sings about musician B? Just nod your head So to satisfy curiosities running rampant, here are 14 Songs About Or Named After Musicians. Just let the sweet sounds of these songs permeate – or something like that!

1) Taylor Swift, “Tim McGraw” (Taylor Swift, 2006)

This song needs little...

Taylor & Selena Sing 'Good For You' At LA Concert - Watch!

8/27/2015 8:36am EDT
Taylor Swift Invites BFF Selena Gomez, Justin Timberlake & Lisa
Taylor Swift is known for bringing her celebrity pals on stage, and during her "1989 Wold Tour" last night she finally invited her best friend Selena Gomez to join her for a song.

Swift, 25, was performing her final show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday when Gomez, 23, joined her BFF to sing "Good For You." The crowd was thrilled.

Capital tweeted on Aug. 17 that Gomez would be joining Swift, but the timing was unclear: “It’s official @selenagomez WILL be joining @taylorswift13 on stage as a guest!! She just announced it!! #excited @thisismax x.”

Who else joined Swift on ...

Taylor Swift Said These Three Words In Public

8/26/2015 9:49am EDT
Taylor Swift Says 'I Love You' To Calvin Harris During LA Show F
Taylor Swift just told her boyfriend Calvin Harris 'I Love You' on stage at the Staples Center and the world stopped!

Swift has been rocking the California arena for several days, ushering in some of the highest profile guests to ever grace her stage including Ellen DeGeneres, Mariska Hargitay, Cara Delevingne, Fifty Harmony, Julia Roberts and Alanis Morissette to name a few.

But it was a rather personal exchange in the public arena that had fans talking.

Some loyal fans couldn't help but notice Calvin Harris at the end of the runway supporting his girlfriend from the audience, according...

Lena Dunham To Taylor Swift's Makeover Offer: No Way

8/12/2015 11:44am EDT
Lena Dunham Makeover: Taylor Swift Reportedly Tried To Convince
Taylor Swift reportedly offered to get her pal Lena Dunham a makeover, but the "Girls" star refused the offer.

Dunham has admitted she felt "chubby" while standing next to the singer and several supermodels at a concert in July, prompting the singer to offer some styling advice.

"I've been feeling pretty tall, feeling pretty sturdy, and it was amazing to me, like, 'Oh, I'm not tall, I'm chubby.' It's different. But I mean, on most days, I feel really great and fine about my body, but I don't think standing next to, like, three supermodels or so is anything even the most confident woman ne...

Taylor Swift Reportedly Purchasing European Estate

8/10/2015 9:38am EDT
Taylor Swift Eyeing 'Fairytale' Scottish Castle Located Near Cal
Taylor Swift has reportedly fallen in love with a Scottish estate that happens to be located near her boyfriend Calvin Harris' parents' home in the country.

An insider told OK! magazine: "It’s like a fairy-tale castle” and the singer was drawn to it "the minute she saw it."

Dubbed the Tower Of Lethendy, the estate includes tennis courts, a sauna, massage room and more.

The castle is reportedly on the market for $8 million, which is less than half of what she paid for her Tribeca apartment in New York City in 2014.

The source added, "Taylor is all about romance. She’s looking forward to ...

Taylor Praises Kanye & Apple Music, Blasts Spotify

8/4/2015 9:07pm EDT
Taylor Swift Vanity Fair
Taylor Swift has opened up about the letter she wrote to Apple over the tech giant's new streaming music service, Apple Music. The company hadn't planned on compensating any of the artists, producers, engineers and others who had a part in the creation of any of the music streamed during the free three-month trial of the pay service -- until she spoke up.

"I wrote the letter at around four A.M.," she tells the September issue of Vanity Fair. "The contracts had just gone out to my friends, and one of them sent me a screenshot of one of them. I read the term 'zero percent compensation to rig...

Taylor Explains How She Became Friends With Kanye West

8/4/2015 5:11pm EDT
Taylor Swift Vanity Fair
Taylor Swift and Kanye West have become much closer following that fateful night in 2009 when West jumped on stage and stole her spotlight at the MTV Video Music Awards.

The two stars have come a long way in the years since, and Swift has opened up about their unlikely friendship in the September issue of Vanity Fair magazine.

Shot by famed photographer Mario Testino, Taylor sizzles in her photos, something one wouldn't expect from the issue's reserved cover, in which she sits at a piano wearing a tux.

"I became friends with Jay-Z, and I think it was important, for Jay Z, for Kanye and...

Jill Scott’s 'Woman' Is A Triumph For R&B

8/4/2015 8:47am EDT
Jill Scott Makes It Two Consecutive No. 1 Albums On Billboard
R&B has triumphed atop the Billboard 200 for the second time this year! Is it a total change of pace for commercially ailing genre? Jill Scott follows her first #1 album, 2011’s Light Of The Sun with a second one with Woman. Woman didn’t match the higher-flying sales of Light Of The Sun, but Scott’s first album in four years certainly has performed better than most of her contemporaries’ R&B efforts. 62,000 units is by no means “the second coming,” but it’s respectable considering the number of albums that have tanked this year (yeah you Jamie Foxx and Ciara).

Jill Scott wasn’t the sol...

Memorable And Outrageous VMA Moments

8/1/2015 2:30pm EDT
The Most Outrageous Moments From The MTV VMAs
Love'em or hate'em, the MTV Video Music Awards are one of the most iconic award shows in all of pop-culture. Ever since its inception in 1984, the show has been a juggernaut in showing just who told the best visual story with their music. Aside from the music videos, though, there's been a great number of crazy antics and wacky moments that have taken place, too. That's what we're here to celebrate.

Kanye West vs. Taylor Swift (2009)

Nothing represents the craziness of the VMAs more than when Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift's acceptance speech for her “Best Female Video" win. It was u...

Future’s Best Career Effort Pays Off

7/27/2015 10:45am EDT
Future, DS2 © Epic
Musicians continue to make chart history in 2015 despite lackadaisical sales in many cases. Future’s sales were by no mean lackadaisical this time around as DS2 (Dirty Sprite 2) debuted commandingly at #1 on the Billboard 200. No, Future was unable to move the same numbers of contemporaries like Drake, Kendrick Lamar, or Meek Mill, but his 147,000 units is his best career week yet. Even in sales alone, 121,000 copies according to Billboard, he more than doubled his start for his 2014 effort, Honest.

What gives with Future’s come up? That’s a good question! Interestingly, as Future is...

Most Notable Music Moments (So Far)

7/26/2015 11:00am EDT
32 Most Notable Music Moments Of 2015 (So Far)
Every year is filled with news, whether good or bad. 2015 is no different from any other year, with an assortment of politically and socially charged events occurring. That’s the nature of the beast called life. The same goes with music, too. There have been numerous notable moments and occurrences, so many that it would be impossible to recap them all. So we won’t try – we’ll choose 32 of the most notable music moments of 2015 so far, and hope we didn’t miss too many important ones along the way!

1) The legendary B.B. King died

When ‘Hospice’ is uttered by or associated with an ...

Taylor Swift And Nicki Minaj Made Up, All Is Right With The World Now

7/24/2015 5:05pm EDT
Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj have made up after their Twitter spat over the latter's exclusion in the Video of the Year category at this year's MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs).

Earlier this week, Minaj posted a series of tweets asking MTV if her video "Feeling Myself" missed the deadline for consideration and then going off about her "Anaconda" video not getting a nod for VotY. The rapper blasted the network for nominating videos that celebrate "women with very slim bodies" -- which Swift construed as a knock on her "Bad Blood" video which, well, starred a lot of women with very slim bodies....

What Did Jake Gyllenhaal Have To Say About Taylor Swift To Howard Stern?

7/23/2015 9:48am EDT
jake gyllenhaal and taylor swift
Jake Gyllenhaal wasn't going to fall into Howard Stern's trap of badmouthing ex-Taylor Swift.

When the "Southpaw" actor appeared on the host's Sirius XM radio show, he was careful to allow Stern to do all the talking and comment very little.

He basically declined to talk about Swift, despite Stern's attempts at getting him to crack on the relationship.

The "America's Got Talent" host remarked to the actor that when he promoted "Southpaw" at "Good Morning America," the show played Swift's latest tune "Bad Blood" as he was introduced.

"Were you are of that?" he asked.

"No," 34-year-old G...

It's On! Nicki & Taylor Have Words On Twitter

7/22/2015 12:55pm EDT
Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift
Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift have gotten into a war of words on twitter following the announcement of the nominations for this year's MTV Video Music Awards.

Tuesday afternoon Minaj took to twitter to blast MTV for snubbing her from a nomination in the Video of the Year category for her hit single "Anaconda," and also for leaving out her collaboration with Beyonce, "Feeling Myself," entirely. Although she did get three nominations in other categories, being snubbed for the biggest prize set her off.

"Hey guys @MTV thank you for my nominations. Did Feeling Myself miss the deadline or...?" ...

Taylor Swift And Ed Sheeran Top MTV VMA Nominations

7/21/2015 11:07pm EDT
Taylor Swift
Miley Cyrus may be hosting this year's MTV Video Music Awards, but it's Taylor Swift who could be cleaning up -- the singer has landed a whopping nine VMA nominations.

Swift is up for Best Female Video and Best Pop Video for "Blank Space"; while the video for her single "Bad Blood," which features Kendrick Lamar and stars dozens of her model and actress friends -- including Selena Gomez, Jessica Alba, Lily Aldridge, Karlie Kloss, Zendaya, Mariska Hargitay, Ellen Pompeo, Cara Delevingne, Gigi Hadid and Hailee Steinfeld, among others -- is nominated in seven different categories, including V...

Is Nick Viall Single And Looking To Mingle?

7/20/2015 2:23pm EDT
Nick Viall Gushes Over Taylor Swift: Viall Still Caught Up In ‘B
Nick Viall has currently keeping a low profile in Chicago as he waits for The Bachelorette to come to an end. In a single week, fans of the show will know whether Kaitlyn Bristowe picked him over Shawn Booth or chose to leave him behind. Producers have been teasing the possibility that she would leave both suitors during the finale, because she simply wanted neither of them.

According to a new tweet, Nick Viall is spending his days with friends and family, but this weekend he was actually hoping that he could get tickets to the Taylor Swift concert that was happening near him. And of cours...

Taylor Adds Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart to Her 'Squad'

7/17/2015 11:14pm EDT
taylor swift
Taylor Swift is on top of the music business right now, and it seems like she walks out on stage with a new best friend at almost every one of her shows. Everyone from supermodels like Gigi Hadid to 'Girls' star Lena Dunham has demonstrated their affection for Team Swift recently.

Now, Tay Tay's squad has picked up another couple recruits, but this time, it's a couple of stars you probably wouldn't expect.

Legendary actors Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen recently performed dramatic readings of Swift songs on an NPR show. McKellen recited 'Bad Blood' and Stewart did 'Blank Space' off ...

Has Taylor Swift Finally Found Mr. Right?

7/17/2015 1:32pm EDT
Calvin Harris and Taylor Swift
Calvin Harris opened up about new girlfriend Taylor Swift during a UK radio interview on Friday morning, hinting that things probably couldn't get much better with the high-profile couple's relationship.

"It's going absolutely fantastic," the 31-year-old Scottish DJ told British morning show KISS Breakfast in a phone call promoting latest single "How Deep Is Your Love," which is featured on his forthcoming album.

Harris added that although the rumors about his relationship with Swift, 25, are made up by the media can get annoying, things could still be much worse as far as all the false s...