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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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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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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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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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How 2015's Record of the Year Nominees Stack Up

February 4, 2015

This year, the five Grammy nominees for Record of the Year — the most prestigious award of the evening — are all monster singles — hundreds of millions of YouTube plays, Platinum certifications and at least three Hot 100 chart-toppers.  To...

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McCartney, Kanye Booked for 'SNL' 40th Anniversary Special

February 2, 2015

UPDATE: E! has revealed the full slate of guests for the SNL 40 special, with Arcade Fire, Jack White, Fiona Apple, Deborah Harry, Elvis Costello, 50 Cent, Backstreet Boys and Jon Bon Jovi also set to appear on the epic anniversary special. Paul...

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Taylor Swift Trademarks 'This Sick Beat'

January 28, 2015

If you want to "Party Like It's 1989" to "This Sick Beat," you better ask Taylor Swift's permission first. The pop star has trademarked those phrases – along with "'Cause We Never Go Out of Style," "Could Show You Incredible Things" and "Nice to...

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Taylor Swift's Twitter, Instagram Hacked

January 27, 2015

UPDATE: Taylor Swift has addressed the hacks  on her Twitter and Instagram accounts in two posts on Tumblr, assuring fans, "Twitter is deleting the hacker tweets and locking my account until they can figure out how this happened and...

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People's Choice Awards Include Upset Music Win

January 8, 2015

It was all about the fans at the 2015 People's Choice Awards Wednesday night, and the fans really, really love Taylor Swift. The country-gone-pop star took home Favorite Female Artist, Favorite Pop Artist and Favorite Song for "Shake It Off." Her former...

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Follow Kanye on Twitter? Universal Can Profit From That

January 5, 2015

Every time a Kanye West fan buys an iTunes download, concert ticket or T-shirt, posts on his Facebook page, follows him on Twitter, views a YouTube video or streams a song on Spotify, all those clicks become valuable marketing data — meticulously...

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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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Sam Smith, Taylor Swift Lead iHeartRadio Nominations

February 4, 2015

Two of 2014’s biggest breakout stars, Sam Smith and Iggy Azalea, topped the nominees' list for this year's iHeartRadio Music Awards. Smith and Azalea earned five nods each, while Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande followed close behind with four...

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Taylor Swift Recruits Haim for Select 1989 Tour Dates

February 1, 2015

Throughout January, Taylor Swift's Instagram seemed like a shared account between the 1989 singer and the three Haim sisters. First, the quartet (plus Lorde) were photographed wandering around Catalina. Two weeks later, Swift and Haim were topside...

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Taylor Swift Tells Her Favorite Sam Smith Story

January 28, 2015

Taylor Swift regularly invited a wide range of surprise all-star guests onstage during her Red world tour, including Carly Simon, Jennifer Lopez and Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump. As the tour wound down in London last February, she surprised fans...

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Charts: Taylor Swift's '1989' Has Become 2015's 'Frozen'

January 14, 2015

TAYLOR WINS AGAIN: A year ago, all I could write about was the dominance of the Frozen soundtrack. It was selling hundreds of thousands of copies per week and every other would-be hit, in the desolate January weeks, showed up and dropped hard from the...

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Taylor Swift's '1989' Continues Its Chart Reign

January 7, 2015

DOLDRUMS TILL VALENTINE'S DAY: Welcome to the saddest music-sales week of the year, when nobody has money left to buy CDs or downloads, and iTunes gift cards have long been spent. With one exception – the Number Eight Into the Woods soundtrack,...

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2014: The Year in Taylor Swift

December 31, 2014

It seems any year that Taylor Swift releases a new album becomes Taylor Swift's year. Since her 2006 debut, she's dropped an LP every other autumn, capping off the year with a new entry in her public diary, a young person falling in and out of love...

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2014 Charts: Swift, Swift and Swift

December 31, 2014

REMEMBER WHEN THERE WERE 10 OR 20 TAYLOR SWIFTS EVERY YEAR?: There is Taylor Swift, and there is everybody else. Adele, Beyonce and the Frozen soundtrack have managed to sell a lot of albums, but only Swift's 1989 is a reminder of the old days —...

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