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Meet Cam Awesome, the 'Taylor Swift of Boxing'

July 24, 2015

Tired of the machinations of Floyd Mayweather? Confused by which Klitschko is which? You're in luck, because we've just found your new favorite fighter. Say hello to Cam Awesome – the not not Taylor Swift of boxing. Born Lenroy Thompson, the...

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See Taylor Swift and Sam Hunt's Steamy 'Take Your Time' Duet

July 20, 2015

Taylor Swift surprised fans during her second night of shows at Chicago’s Soldier Field on Sunday (July 19th), bringing hot country newcomer Sam Hunt onstage for a duet of his steamy hit "Take Your Time." The pop superstar first reminded fans...

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Dodgers, Nationals Blame Taylor Swift for Suspended Game

July 18, 2015

Friday night's baseball game between the Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers was suspended after a "malfunction" continually knocked out Nationals Park's lighting. It was the first game back in Washington, D.C. after this week's All-Star...

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Watch Taylor Swift Fans Show Off Costumes at Jersey Show

July 15, 2015

Taylor Swift fans are as important to the pop star's show as the singer herself, and outside of her Saturday show at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, they represented their own girl gangs and best friends in a way that would...

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Jimmy Butler on Loving Taylor Swift and Meeting Garth Brooks

July 2, 2015

Eight months ago, Jimmy Butler was determined to bounce back from the worst regression of his career. He had slipped to new lows in efficiency and averaged just 13.1 points per game, then baffled fans when he rejected the Chicago Bulls' four-year, $44...

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Apple Music Will Compensate Artists During Free Trial

June 22, 2015

Taylor Swift has slayed a giant: Less than a day after the singer penned an open letter to Apple protesting the lack of artist compensation during Apple Music's free three-month trial, the company has agreed to pay artists during that period....

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Flashback: Taylor Swift Makes Big Debut With 'Tim McGraw'

June 19, 2015

Although daydreaming in math class could result in a bad grade, for high-school freshman Taylor Swift it actually led to a Top Ten single, a Number One country album with U.S. sales in excess of five million, and, well, pretty much world domination, all...

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Watch Taylor Swift and Little Big Town's Sexy Duet

June 8, 2015

Post pop-crossover, Taylor Swift has kept close Nashville ties and plenty of country tunes on her personal playlist. Just watch her during any country performance at an awards show, and, chances are, she's belting every lyric from her front-row seat....

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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 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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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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Taylor Swift's Epic '1989' Tour: Rob Sheffield's Report

July 11, 2015

Welcome to New York! Ish! Taylor Swift brought it all back home last night, or at least to New Jersey's MetLife Stadium, for her 1989 Tour. Never one to do things halfway, Swift has made this a pop show — or rather the pop show, as far as 2015 is...

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Taylor Swift to Stream '1989' on Apple Music

June 25, 2015

Taylor Swift will stream her album 1989 on Apple Music — "and happily so" — following a brief, but effective, public back-and-forth with the tech giant about properly paying artists. "In case you're wondering if...

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Taylor Swift Explains Why '1989' Won't Be on Apple Music

June 21, 2015

UPDATE: Apple has reversed course and agreed to pay artists during the service's three-month trial period. Taylor Swift has penned an open letter to Apple Music on her Tumblr explaining why her album 1989 won't be on Apple's new streaming...

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See Taylor Swift Producer Nathan Chapman's Opry Debut

June 19, 2015

Thanks to his work on all five of Taylor Swift's studio albums, Nathan Chapman has distinguished himself as one of the most successful record producers of the past decade. A 2010 double Grammy winner for producing Swift's Fearless, which won Album and...

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Summer Live Preview: Superstar Shows Help Revive Industry

June 5, 2015

Nothing like U2, Madonna, the Rolling Stones, the Who and Taylor Swift to make the concert business forget that in 2014, revenues dipped and ticket sales dropped from 40 million to 38 million. All those sure-thing music superstars are on the road...

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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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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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