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On the Charts: Twenty One Pilots Earn Top Spot

May 27, 2015

Twenty One Pilots' Blurryface soared to Number One on the Billboard 200 as the Ohio duo's fourth album sold 146,000 total units in its debut week. Twenty One Pilots' landing of the top spot was all but fated when, weeks ago, the duo were topping the...

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Taylor Swift Talks '1989' Tour: 'It's Not a Country Show'

May 22, 2015

With last year's 1989, Taylor Swift fully embraced pop, creating an album driven by synth melodies and drum-machine beats. The result outsold any other LP released in 2015, but the new approach meant that she and her crew needed to start...

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Taylor Swift Talks Feminism, Misogyny in New Interview

May 19, 2015

Fresh off debuting the star-studded "Bad Blood" music video at the Billboard Music Awards and winning eight trophies, Taylor Swift added another achievement to her growing résumé when she was named Number One on Maxim's annual...

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Watch Taylor Swift's Futuristic, Neo-Noir 'Bad Blood' Video

May 17, 2015

Taylor Swift premiered her star-studded, futuristic, neo-noir video Sunday night at the Billboard Music Awards after a highly publicized teaser campaign on her social media sites. As promised, Selena Gomez, Kendrick Lamar, Jessica Alba, Lena Dunham,...

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Taylor Swift: The Music That Made Me

May 8, 2015

1. "You're So Vain," Carly Simon, 1972It was the shot heard 'round the world that left everyone debating and wondering, "Which famous ex-lover did she write it about?" I've felt the ripples of that blaring public curiosity affect my own lyrics. I was...

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Taylor Swift's Mom Diagnosed With Cancer

April 9, 2015

Taylor Swift revealed that her mother, Andrea Finlay, has been diagnosed with cancer. The pop star posted the news on her Tumblr page Thursday, writing that she and her family felt that it was something her fans should know. "For...

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Watch Madonna, Taylor Swift Perform 'Ghosttown' Together

March 30, 2015

The 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards promised there would be "unexpected collaborations" between the marquee artists attending the Los Angeles event, and the ceremony didn't disappoint as Taylor Swift joined Madonna for an acoustic rendition...

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Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert Among ACM Milestone Winners

March 25, 2015

Taylor Swift returning to country music? Not quite, but the princess of pop is one of a handful of record-setting artists being recognized with a special award from the Academy of Country Music during the ACM Awards next month. Swift will join Reba...

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Watch Taylor Swift, Jimmy Fallon Do Robot in Jumbotron Bit

February 18, 2015

Taylor Swift and Jimmy Fallon have been late night BFFs ever since the host took over The Tonight Show, appearing in a number of sketches together (like Fallon's ubiquitous "Ew!"). But as they proved in a goofy bit during Tuesday's episode, their...

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Taylor Swift Shows Her Sensual Side in Moody 'Style' Video

February 13, 2015

Even though Taylor Swift's 1989 tracks "Blank Space" and "Shake It Off" continue to hang out out on the Billboard Hot 100, the singer has shared the new music video for "Style," the third single off her record-breaking fourth LP. While...

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Charli XCX Turns Taylor Swift Punk on Raucous New Cover

February 10, 2015

While Charli XCX looks likely to break out as the pop world's edgier, gloomier Katy Perry, the British singer melded her Top 40 sensibilities with a flash of fiery punk for a unique take on Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off." The wiry,...

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Everything Index: Katy Perry and Taylor Swift's Bikini Beef

February 4, 2015

Welcome to another edition of the Rolling Stone  "Everything Index," our midweek ranking of pop culture's power players (and your go-to source for all swimsuit-related controversies). Yes, while we're all still recovering from the last minute...

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Everything We Know About Taylor Swift's 'Bad Blood' Video

May 15, 2015

UPDATE: Taylor Swift debuted the "Bad Blood" video at the Billboard Awards. Get the full story here. No pop star has mastered the social-media game as well as Taylor Swift. She's been rolling out teaser posters for her "Bad Blood" music video...

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Apple Pursuing Taylor Swift for Streaming Service

April 11, 2015

The music streaming industry is quickly turning into an arms race where services are stockpiling marquee names to lure those artists' fan bases. After Jay Z's fledgling Tidal recently raised the bar by enlisting a diverse group of all-star musicians like...

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IHeartRadio Music Awards 2015's 10 Best and Worst Moments

March 30, 2015

Rihanna doesn't break the fourth wall. Last night at the iHeartRadio Music Awards in Los Angeles, the Unapologetic singer debuted her new single, "Bitch Better Have My Money," and did it in true Rihanna fashion — with knee-high boots, a giant...

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Watch Kenny Chesney Duet With Taylor Swift at Tour Opener

March 27, 2015

Forgive Kenny Chesney if he's a little hoarse at his second of two sold-out shows at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena tonight. With two decades' worth of hits deserving the Big Revival Tour spotlight, the country superstar kept the music playing at Thursday...

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Madonna, Rihanna to Perform at iHeartRadio Awards

March 9, 2015

The iHeartRadio Music Awards usually rival the Grammys and VMAs when it comes to star power, and this year's ceremony at the Shrine in Los Angeles keeps that tradition alive by featuring performances by Madonna, Rihanna, Iggy Azalea, Sam...

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Booting Ass & Taking Names: 20 Best Country Revenge Songs

February 13, 2015

Country music may be the genre of the Bible Belt, but when it comes to avenging sins, its lyrical weapons are plenty and potent. Carrie Underwood swings a baseball bat, Johnny Cash uses fists, Miranda Lambert loads a gun and Toby Keith fires up footwear....

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Kanye West: 'I'm 'Angst' Like John Lennon'

February 11, 2015

Kanye West explained what it was like to collaborate with Paul McCartney on the songs "FourFiveSeconds" and "Only One" in a recent interview with Ryan Seacrest (via Complex). "We just went in and we vibed out," the rapper said. "As you can see, I...

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On the Charts: Taylor Swift Joins Elite Number One Club

February 4, 2015

Taylor Swift made chart history on the Billboard 200 as her 1989 grabbed Number One for a 10th non-consecutive week, putting the "Blank Space" singer in an elite company of artists who have placed multiple albums at Number One for over 10 weeks....

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