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Watch Stephen Malkmus Cover Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” For Portland Kids

While Stephen Malkmus doesn't seem to care about a Pavement reunion, he does care about making sure a group of kids has the best time possible. And the easiest way to do that? Pull out some Taylor Swift, of course. During an appearance on Portland's children variety show You Who, Malkmus covered 1989More »

By: James Rettig / February 19, 2015

The Week In Pop: Fifty Shades Of Grey And The Movie Soundtrack Resurgence

From Saturday Night Fever to Purple Rain to The Godfather, movie soundtracks used to be a major factor on the albums chart. Then, all of the sudden, they weren't. This user-made Amazon list of the top 20 bestselling soundtracks of all time includes only two albums released this century, and those -- O Brother,More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 19, 2015

SNL 40: Watch Justin Timberlake Rap The History Of SNL, Taylor Swift Act In “The Californians,” Miley Cyrus Cover Paul Simon, Kanye West Sing “Wolves” & Appear In “Wayne’s World”

Saturday Night Live's 40th anniversary celebration is going on right now, and pretty much every famous person ever is there. Notable musicians in attendance include Paul McCartney, Kanye West, Win Butler, Taylor Swift, Jack White, Paul Simon, Justin Timberlake (along with the rest of N*SYNC), Bon Jovi, Elvis Costello, Debbie Harry, Miley Cyrus, and… More »

By: James Rettig / February 15, 2015

Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Jack White, Taylor Swift, Fiona Apple Among The Guests For SNL‘s Huge 40th Anniversary Special

Saturday Night Live will celebrate its 40th anniversary this Sunday night, and the list of musical guest stars is absolutely insane. The special will take place over the course of three and a half hours and will feature appearances by 50 Cent, Arcade Fire, Backstreet Boys, Elvis Costello, Debbie Harry, Paul Simon, Fiona Apple, Jack… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 13, 2015

Taylor Swift – “Style” Video

Taylor Swift has done a lot of things in music videos, but "smoldering" isn't one of them, at least until now. This morning, Taylor unveiled the new video for her single "Style." "Style" is one of the best songs on the world-conquering album 1989, and it's the strongest argument that Taylor has been listening… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 13, 2015

The Week In Pop: Fifth Harmony’s Reflection Is The First Great Pop Album Of 2015

People love to hate Simon Cowell -- for pioneering TV singing contests with The X Factor and American Idol and/or for playing the role of resident asshole on those shows -- but give the guy credit for this much: In this era of rampant individualism, he sees the enduring value of a team. We saw… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 12, 2015

Kanye West Will Record With Taylor Swift, Says She Supported His Grammy Stage Crash

In 2009, Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift as she was trying to accept her award for Female Video Of The Year. This turned out to be a momentous event in the careers of both artists, and to this day, it might be the only thing Kanye has done that your mom knows about. At… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 11, 2015

Hear Charli XCX’s Punk Cover Of Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off”

Charli XCX exists in the major-label pop universe these days, posing for photos at industry events with Sam Smith or Taylor Swift and showing up on the Grammy red carpet. But every once in a while, we get to see a tiny glimpse of her punk side -- as when she covered Snuffed By The… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 10, 2015

Watch Barack Obama Dubbed To Sing “Shake It Off”

Barackdubs are always good fun, and the one for Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" is no exception. Swift is only the latest in a long line of popular songs to get the dub treatment -- recent gems include Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk" and Ariana Grande's "Problem." Who knew that Obama… More »

By: James Rettig / February 9, 2015

Grammys 2015: The Best GIFs, Tweets, & Videos

As exciting (?) as Music’s Biggest Night™ itself is, the real treasures are the countless GIFs, videos, tweets, memes, and other ephemera that will survive on the internet long after the ceremony is over. For those of you watching live, playing catch up, or examining the ruins of our civilization long after we're all gone,… More »

By: James Rettig / February 8, 2015

Taylor Swift Takes Legal Action Against Her Fans On Etsy

Taylor Swift's extremely successful marketing campaign for her record-breaking album 1989 was largely built off the singer's intimate connections with her fans. She went to their houses, baked them cookies, followed them on Tumblr, and invited them to exclusive listening sessions. But recent action from Swift and her legal team paints a far le… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 6, 2015

Kanye West, Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, Paul Simon Booked For SNL‘s 40th Anniversary Special

Saturday Night Live celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, and the show will mark the occasion with a big three-hour prime-time special on 2/15. A ridiculous array of celebrities is set to appear on the show, including a ton of past hosts and cast members. There are more than a few music-universe names in there,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 2, 2015

Taylor Swift Is Bringing Haim On Tour

If you follow Taylor Swift on social media, you'll already know that she's besties with all three Haim sisters. (She just went on vacation to Maui with them last week.) So it makes sense that she's bringing them on tour with her for a bunch dates on her massive 1989 world tour. "TOURING W/ SQUAD… More »

By: James Rettig / February 1, 2015

The Week In Pop: Early Odds On The 2015 Grammys

NOTE: The Grammys are still 10 days away, but I'm going on vacation next week, so you're now privy to what must be the earliest Grammys preview on the internet.More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 29, 2015

Taylor Swift Trademarks The Phrase “This Sick Beat”

Taylor Swift's Twitter hack didn't expose anything particularly embarrassing, but that's OK, there's plenty to joke about in the public record. Consider, for instance, this Vox report that Swift has trademarked the phrase "this sick beat" -- as in the "Shake It Off" lyric "You could have been getting down to thisMore »

By: Chris DeVille / January 28, 2015

Diplo Says Taylor Swift Fans Are The Worst People In The World

In a new GQ interview, Diplo addresses his controversial comments about Taylor Swift's butt, the ones that inspired Lorde to tweet that he has a tiny penis. He starts out by saying that it was just a joke that got blown out of proportion because Swift is such a prominent figure in the media… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 23, 2015

The Week In Pop: Empire, Nashville, & TV’s Music Drama Craze

Rome wasn't built in a day, but Empire's empire might have been. Fox's new drama series about a superstar rapper turned ailing hip-hop mogul debuted to staggering numbers two weeks ago, pulling 9.8 million same-day viewers. The stats have only gone up since, with Empire's next two episodes nabbing 10.3 million and 10.9 million, respectively. More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 22, 2015

The Week In Pop: Forecasting 2015’s Event Albums And Rising Stars

Take it from someone who started a weekly pop column last year: 2014 was a bad year for pop music. I write this knowing that there are still many self-satisfied blowhards in the world -- sometimes even in the comments section of this very website! -- who will tell you that every year is a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 8, 2015

Taylor Swift Beats Frozen As 2014’s Top Selling Album, Jack White Sells The Most Vinyl

Taylor Swift's 1989 has eked out the Frozen soundtrack to become the best-selling album of the year. 1989 has sold 3.66 million copies since it was released back in October compared to Frozen's 3.53 million, according to Billboard. This is the second time that Swift has had the top selling album after she sold… More »

By: James Rettig / December 31, 2014

The 40 Best Music Videos Of 2014

Next year, YouTube will celebrate its 10th anniversary. For nearly a decade, then, music videos have belonged almost entirely to the internet. Once upon a time, video directors made their work for TV, expecting you to run across their images when you were flipping through channels. By the time YouTube hit its second year, that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 19, 2014
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