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Taylor Swift Steals The Show At The American Music Awards

November 24th, 2014 11:02am EST
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Taylor Swift was the talk of Sunday night's American Music Awards after her scorching performance of hit single "Blank Space."

The singer was honored at the ceremony with the inaugural Dick Clark Award for Excellence, which was presented to her by the legendary Diana Ross. During her introduction, Ross called Swift "a true superstar."

"I'm so blown away to have just received an award from Diana Ross who, just over the course of her career, stood up for herself in a time when it was not popular for a woman to stand up for herself. I'm so honored," Taylor said while accepting the awar...
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Highlights From The AMAs

November 24th, 2014 8:27am EST
One Direction & Katy Perry Win Big At American Music Awards - Se
One Direction walked away with three trophies at Sunday night's American Music Awards, including "Artist of the Year." They picked up the first award of the night, "Favorite Band, Duo or Group" and later on added "Favorite Pop/Rock Album" for "Midnight Memories" to their catch.

Liam Payne told audience members and viewers: "It's been a real perfect day for us, our album's just come out and we got a number one in the U.K. and now we're stood here with an AMA. It's absolutely amazing... America feels like a second home to us now, it's been amazing how well we've been received out here so th...
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8 Fun Facts About The American Music Awards

November 23rd, 2014 1:00pm EST
8 Fun Facts About The American Music Awards
The Academy Awards…The Daytime Emmy Awards… The Golden Globes…The Grammys… The American Music Awards…There is so many different awards shows for so many different things! With so many to keep up with, one needs a guide – some facts – to differentiate between shows. While The American Music Awards (AMAs) – are one of the more visible music awards shows, just how much and how well does one know the AMAs? Pro or amateur, here are some interesting facts about the AMAs.

1) In The Beginning…

While a great Biblical reference feels right here to replace the ellipses, the talk here is about the...
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2014 American Music Awards Preshow Live Stream – Watch Live Here!

November 23rd, 2014 10:00am EST
2014 American Music Awards Preshow Live Stream – Watch Live Here
As we approach the end of 2014 Hollywood reminds us that we need one more award show to close out the year, right? So, on to the AMAs we go! Each year the American Music Awards, the world’s largest fan-voted show, celebrates great musical talents of the year.

The preshow action at this year's American Music Awards starts at 5:00p.m.ET/2:00p.m PT. The preshow will be hosted by Lance Bass, Jordin Sparks, Taryn Manning, Frankie Grande and feature the world's hottest music artists, nominees, presenters and VIP attendees, including Taylor Swift, Pitbull, Iggy Azalea, 5SOS, Magic Dragon, Jennife...
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Taylor Swift Is Totally Unstoppable On Billboard 200

November 20th, 2014 8:40am EST
Taylor Swift Is Unstoppable On Billboard 200: This Week In Music
Face it folks, Taylor Swift is a juggernaut – the gift that keeps on giving generously to the music industry after a dismal sales year. Taylor Swift may not be the ‘second coming,’ but she’s definitely something. 1989 spends its third week atop the Billboard 200 Albums chart, selling a respectable 312,000 copies. If you’re keeping score, that means that Swift’s 1989 sits at two million copies sold in just three weeks.

Foo Fighters couldn’t beat Ms. Swift and didn’t even come that close. Foo Fighters sold soundly, moving 190,000 copies of Sonic Highways, good for a #2 bow. Pink Floyd...
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Is Google's New Music Service The Real Reason Taylor Swift Ditched Spotify?

November 19th, 2014 10:17pm EST
British Folk Singer Billy Bragg: 'Taylor Swift Sold Her Soul To
UPDATE: Bragg has apologized to Swift, saying the information he received about the singer being the new face of Google's Music Key streaming music service from "credible sources" was wrong and he stands corrected.

"I want to apologise to Taylor Swift for accusing her of selling her soul to Google," he wrote in another Facebook post. "I have learned that her music will not now be available on the new YouTube Music Key service, which launched this week.

"This is despite a number of credible sources stating in the last seven days that it would be. My criticism was based on the fact that Swi...
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Which Stars Will Be Performing During This Year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show?

November 18th, 2014 9:31pm EST
Taylor Swift
The 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is upon us, and on Monday the fashion house announced the musical acts that will perform while the sexy models strut their stuff on the runway.

For the second year in a row, Taylor Swift will perform while her BFF Karlie Kloss models the latest fashions.

Swift will be joined by Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran and Hozier.

Numerous models, including Candice Swanepoel, Behati Prinsloo, Lindsay Ellingson, Doutzen Kroes, Jourdan Dunn and Lily Aldridge will model lingerie and other outfits during the show, which will be taped on December 2 in London and aired ...
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One Direction Leads Albums To Check Out

November 18th, 2014 9:30am EST
One Direction Leads Albums To Check Out: This Week in Music
While the music industry definitely isn’t trying to “shake off” the success of Taylor Swift’s monstrous 1989 album which keeps on going and going like the Energizer Bunny, they are trying to release more high profile albums during November to get people buying albums. This week, it’s possible that Swift has met her match with beloved boy band One Direction, who surpassed the half-million mark with two out of three of their previous albums. Whether Four will receive the same reception only time can tell, but it’s certainly the biggest album to watch this week.

1) One Direction, Four (Col...
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These Stars' BFFs Are Their Pets

November 17th, 2014 9:09am EST
12 Celebrities Who Are Obsessed With Their Pets
Taylor Swift is a cat lover (and future cat lady?), and she names her pets after her favorite TV characters. First, there's Meredith Grey, a gray cat she adopted in 2011. She named her after the "Grey's Anatomy" character. Then there's Olivia Benson, a white cat with folded ears named for the "Law & Order: SVU" character.

Jennifer Aniston is a huge animal lover. She was crushed when her Welsh corgi mix Norman died in 2011 at age 15. She loved Norman so much, she tattoed his name on her foot. The actress currenlty owns a white shepherd mix named Dolly and a pit bull mix called Sophie.
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Taylor Swift Debuts New Look

November 13th, 2014 6:02pm EST
Taylor Swift Debuts New Look On Wonderland Magazine
Singer Taylor Swift debuted a new look on the cover of the independent magazine Wonderland and the singer is barely recognizable!

Swift's new look of barely-there makeup and bold brows, as well as natural curls pulled away from her face has fans taking a second glance at the singer's natural face.

The reaction? Beautiful.

In the accompanying article, Swift again spoke about the joys of remaining single and how social media is creating the downfall of civilization.

The singer revealed, "Twitter's dark underbelly is that it gives people a veil of anonymity: they can have a terrible day at...
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Lorde Blasts Little Known DJ For Body-Shaming Taylor Swift

November 13th, 2014 2:41pm EST
Lorde
Lorde has come to the defense of pal Taylor Swift after Katy Perry's DJ boyfriend Diplo blasted her on social media.

The Major Lazer star posted several body-shaming tweets about Taylor on his Twitter page, including one reading "Someone should make a kickstarter to get taylor swift a booty."

Diplo, real name Thomas Wesley Pentz, even linked to an account that some knucklehead named started on website Fundly called "Get Taylor Swift A Booty."

New Zealand singer Lorde got wind of the campaign and posted a reply to Diplo, putting the 36-year-old in his place.

"@diplo should we do somethin...
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Taylor Swift Keeps The Billboard Number One Spot Warm

November 13th, 2014 10:23am EST
Taylor Swift 1989
People, get ready for the most shocking thing that you’ll hear all week: Taylor Swift’s 1989 remains atop the Billboard 200 after debuting with 1.287 million copies last week. This week the numbers are more modest, but still better than most artists can brag about. Swift sold 402,000 copies.

How significant is 402,000 copies – well, as Keith Caulfield and Billboard tell it, 402,000 copies is the second largest sales week of the year. Taylor Swift, hence, is nothing short of a beast – in a good way of course. Forget about a platinum album – 1989 is well on its way to double platinum...
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Taylor Swift Could Lose Millions By Pulling Music From Spotify

November 12th, 2014 11:30pm EST
Taylor Swift
A week after Taylor Swift pulled all of her music from streaming service Spotify, the company's bosses have said she now stands to lose around $6 million in royalties per year.

The singer made headlines last week when her record company, Big Machine, pulled her entire catalog (her new album "1989" wasn't available on the service), leaving fans -- and Spotify -- scratching their heads.

Fans launched a petition to get her music back online, and a message was posted on Spotify, reading, "We hope she'll change her mind and join us in building a new music economy that works for everyone. We be...
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'Yahoo Effed Up' By Leaking Taylor Swift's 'Blank Space' Early

November 10th, 2014 11:52am EST
Taylor Swift's 'Blank Space' Music Video Is A Doozy
Oops! Yahoo accidentally released Taylor Swift's "Blank Space" music video on Monday, which shows the pop star portrayed as a jealous girlfriend. The Joseph Kahn-directed music video was intended to premiere on "Good Morning America" Tuesday morning.

The video was removed, but not before it got fans and the media buzzing. And then Swift officially released it herself.

Swift is often singled out for writing songs about her ex-boyfriends, so it's fitting that she stars in a self-deprecating video in which she flips out on her cheating boyfriend. Even her lyrics include, "got a long list of ...
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10 Songs Featuring ‘White’ In Their Title

November 9th, 2014 2:30pm EST
10 Songs Featuring ‘White’ In Their Title
Sometimes one word provides common ground for numerous, unrelated songs. Yes it sounds crazy and probably is, but if the old genre-divided playlist has grown old, it’s time to shake things up. The possibilities that happen courtesy of a randomized playlist using one word as the inspiration is nothing short of magical. Hence why this playlist, formed by songs featuring the word ‘white’ within their titles, is truly something…

1) Michael Jackson, “Black or White” (Dangerous)

Honestly, how can you leave ‘the king’ off of any list, particularly if he has a song that fits? “Black Or White”...
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Taylor Swift: Why She Dumped Spotify

November 7th, 2014 6:16pm EST
Taylor Swift Explains Why She Removed Her Music Catalog From Spo
Earlier this week Taylor Swift's entire catalog of music was removed from popular music streaming service Spotify with little explanation.

Fans and users of the site begged her to reconsider (and there was even some groveling from Spotify itself), and now she's opened up about why she and her label, Big Machine, made the decision to pull the music.

"All I can say is that music is changing so quickly, and the landscape of the music industry itself is changing so quickly, that everything new, like Spotify, all feels to me a bit like a grand experiment," she told Yahoo Music. "I'm not willin...
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Taylor Swift Debuts Commandingly At #1

November 6th, 2014 10:09am EST
Taylor Swift 1989
Unsurprisingly, Taylor Swift debuts commandingly at #1 – shocker! The matter wasn’t if she’d hit #1, but just how much would the ubiquitous musician sell, particularly in a year where albums sales have sucked. What is most surprising is that Swift has the best week of her career, selling 1,287 million copies of 1989 its first week. Her previous two albums both sold over a million their first week, hitting with Speak Now moving 1.047 million and Red moving 1.208 million. Yep, Taylor Swift definitely rules the world – it’s been proven!

After previous having no platinum albums from 2014...
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Swift's '1989' Is A Huge Hit

November 5th, 2014 8:28am EST
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift's new album "1989" is a huge hit. The album sold more than 1.2 million copies during its first week of release.

During the week ending Nov. 2, 1.287 million copies were sold, giving Swift the best sales on the Billboard charts since Eminem sold 1.322 million copies of "The Eminem Show" in 2002.

The pop star has broken several records with this release. She is the first artist to earn three one-million plus selling weeks on album countdown. Her fourth number-one album is also the first one from 2014 to sell more than 1 million during its first week of release.

Meanwhile, Swi...
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Taylor Swift Isn't A Big Fan Of Streaming Music

November 4th, 2014 11:01am EST
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift's entire catalog of music was removed from Spotify on Monday, leaving fans and executives of the music-streaming site reeling.

Swift's label, Big Machine Records, pulled all of the singer's music from the site without explanation or comment exactly one week after her latest album, "1989," was released.

"We love Taylor Swift, and our more than 40 million users love her even more - nearly 16 million of them have played her songs in the last 30 days, and she's on over 19 million playlists."

Swift's new album is expected to sell over a million copies in its first week of release...
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New Album Releases This Week You Need To Check Out!

November 4th, 2014 9:55am EST
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Cutting straight to the chase, the post-Taylor Swift release week is exactly what you would expect it to be… quiet! Why- because everyone knows Taylor rules the world – more importantly the Billboard 200 – and the Taylor machine won’t stop after just one week. 1989 will likely hold off any of the albums below from coming anywhere near that number one spot – she’s just commercial like that. That said here are albums to check out this week, led by Calvin Harris’ Motion.

1) Calvin Harris, Motion (Columbia)

Motion follows up Harris’ 2012 album, 18 Months. Harris is best known for prod...
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Taylor Swift Might Be The Greatest Artist Of The 21st Century

November 3rd, 2014 7:00pm EST
5 Reasons Why Taylor Swift Rules The World
Whether announcing a world tour or pulling her entire catalog from Spotify, everybody knows that Taylor Swift rules the world – everybody! Ms. Swift is a juggernaut in every sense of the word – she’s unstoppable. Once Kanye West attempted to stop the Swift machine, but it backfired and arguably promoted the burgeoning musician’s rise even more. Here are five reasons why Taylor Swift rules the world, with all five being legit!

1) She sells albums

This is like totally an understatement – word. Taylor Swift knows nothing about the recession (or even the depression) occurring within albu...
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Taylor Swift Reveals, 'I'm Not Looking For A Man'

October 31st, 2014 3:02pm EDT
Taylor Swift Reveals, 'I'm Not Looking For A Man'
Taylor Swift recently revealed in a magazine interview that she is "not looking for a man" and "life can be romantic without having a romance."

The singer spoke out in the latest issue of British Cosmopolitan that she has chosen to take a break from the dating world and instead, focus on herself and her close relationships with friends.

Swift stated, "People will say, let me set you up with someone, and I'm just sitting there saying, 'That's not what I'm doing. I'm not lonely; I'm not looking.' They just don't get it. I've learned that just because someone is cute and wants to date you, t...
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Taylor Swift, Kate Hudson & More Dress Up For Halloween

October 31st, 2014 2:43pm EDT
Stars Show Off Their Halloween Costumes: Taylor Swift As A 'Pega
Taylor Swift shared a photo of her Halloween costume on Instagram Friday morning, and not since Napoleon Dynamite's Liger has there been an animal so epic.

The singer, who is about to top the charts with new album "1989," which is set to sell over a million copies in its first week of release, wrote, "Cause, darling I'm a nightmare dressed like a PEGACORN."

The half Unicorn/half Pegasus outfit is genius!

Taylor's had a big week promoting her latest release, and it's amazing that she's still got enough energy to thrown on her costume at 7a.m. with all the publicity and performances she's ...
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Taylor Swift To Donate 'Welcome To New York' Profits To Public Schools

October 30th, 2014 12:31pm EDT
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Taylor Swift is helping public schools by donating all the profits from her song "Welcome To New York" to the city's educational institutions.

Swift moved to the Big Apple earlier this year, and the song reflects her experiences since she relocated to the city.

"I love it here. I love it so much and I actually ended up writing a song called 'Welcome to New York' about what it felt like to move here and about how it just felt very, very much like endless possibilities and it feels like being unique is celebrated here," she explained during an interview on "The View" on Wednesday.

"The son...
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Slipknot Tops The Billboard 200: This Week in Music

October 30th, 2014 10:31am EDT
Slipknot Tops The Billboard 200: This Week in Music
As prognosticated, popular masked metal band Slipknot debut ‘at the penthouse’ on the Billboard 200 selling 132,000 copies of their latest album, .5: The Gray Chapter. The Gray Chapter is Slipknot’s first new album since 2008, where All Hope Is Gone also landed at the top spot. Of course, like everyone else, Slipknot’s numbers were down – over 100,000 copies down to be exact. Still 132,000 copies is sound in an age where few albums are selling particularly well.

ATL rapper T.I. had a respectable week, selling 80,000 copies of Paperwork. The reason it’s respectable isn’t because of hi...
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Taylor Swift Talks About Her BFF Lena Dunham, Writing 'Snarky' Songs

October 29th, 2014 9:11am EDT
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift sat down with David Letterman on Tuesday night and talked about her best friend Lena Dunham and no longer writing "snarky" songs about her ex-boyfriends.

Before they met, the singer initially thought "Girls" star Dunham was making fun of her. "I Googled her and I saw her quoting my lyrics and I thought, she has to be doing that ironically, she has to be making fun of me...I have this big loser complex from school," she told the late night talk show host. "Then we met in person...and we've been best friends ever since."

Dunham had previously told Swift, "I feel like you’ve bee...
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Review: Taylor Swift Delivers Fun, If Flawed Album On ‘1989’

October 28th, 2014 7:00pm EDT
Taylor Swift 1989
With a big pop album composed of ‘records,’ there are almost always unavoidable pitfalls. That said contemporary pop is all about having big-time singles that can dominate radio. For pop convert Taylor Swift, 1989 benefits from big records as well as suffers from the aforementioned pitfalls. 1989 is a pop album through and through, and while Swift shows she can hold her own, the effort lacks the character and distinctiveness of her country albums.

“Welcome To New York” definitely doesn’t sound like a typical Taylor Swift album opener – let alone a typical Taylor Swift record for tha...
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Taylor Swift Named New York City's Global Welcome Ambassador

October 28th, 2014 11:26am EDT
Taylor Swift Global Welcome Ambassador
Taylor Swift is teaming up with NYC & Company to promote the Big Apple. The singer was named a Global Welcome Ambassador and will play a major role in the "Welcome To New York" tourism campaign, which is named after one of the songs from her new album, "1989."

Fred Dixon, president and CEO of NYC & Company, explained, “New York City is a truly welcoming city, and 'Welcome To New York' perfectly exemplifies the unrivaled hospitality, energy and excitement that can be felt throughout all five boroughs.

"We are pleased to work with Taylor Swift to welcome visitors from around the world, as s...
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Taylor Swift's '1989' Leads Albums To Check Out: This Week in Music

October 28th, 2014 9:38am EDT
Taylor Swift's '1989' Leads Albums To Check Out: This Week in Mu
Cutting right to the chase, there’s one inescapable, gargantuan, and humongous juggernaut of an album being released this week, and it comes by way of Taylor Swift. Swift is the one to beat on an off-cycle Monday release date, when the majority of new releases are dropping. While it may be is Swift’s week, there are some other ‘brave souls’ releasing albums the same day. Here are eight albums to check out this week.

1) Taylor Swift, 1989 (Big Machine)

While it has yet to happen in 2014, it seems like a surefire bet that Taylor Swift’s highly anticipated pop album 1989 will give the...
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'The Voice' Recap: Taylor Swift Joins For The Knockouts

October 28th, 2014 9:04am EDT
'The Voice' Recap: Taylor Swift Joins For The Knockouts
Now that the Top 48 have been picked and cut in half (except for those eight steals), it's time to cut the field in half again (except for four more steals) on The Voice. Welcome to The Knockouts, which are back this season after having been replaced by a second cycle of Battles in season six. Apparently that change didn't go over well, because we're using the old formula: two artists each perform a song of their choice and only one moves on.

We can also say goodbye to the individual team advisors and hello to Taylor Swift, who becomes the go-to girl for all four coaches just as her new al...
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