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“Remember JoJo?” To most of the Western world, that’s a reasonable question. Those who do recall Joanna Noëlle Blagden Levesque probably envision her as an adolescent, delivering the sleek acoustic R&B kiss-off “Leave (Get Out)” with poise and authority beyond her 13 years. That was 2004, and she followed it up two years later with… More »

Two seemingly contradictory reports from Billboard this week: Bro-country is over and Luke Bryan has another #1 album. Bro-country, as coined by Jody Rosen (then of New York Magazine), indicates “music by and of the tatted, gym-toned, party-hearty young American white dude.” Bryan has long been one of that scene’s dominant figures, the Alan Jackso… More »

Historically, American Idol has had trouble producing American idols. The pioneering series was a ratings juggernaut and cultural phenomenon, but you can finish rattling off the number of superstar music careers launched by Ryan Seacrest and friends before you run out of fingers. There’s a case to be made that the show paved the way… More »

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VMAs 2015: The Best GIFs, Tweets, Videos, & Kanye West’s Speech

Out of all the award shows, the VMAs seems to be the one to have the most memorable moments, though most of them are probably
Stereogum | August 30, 2015 - 9:36 pm
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Taylor Swift – “Wildest Dreams” Video

At the beginning of August Taylor Swift announced that the fifth official single off her blockbuster full-blown pop album 1989 would be "Wildest Dreams," and…
Caitlin White | August 30, 2015 - 9:01 pm

Watch Taylor Swift Sing “Smelly Cat” With Lisa Kudrow In L.A.

Taylor Swift just wrapped up five straight sold-out nights at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and she's been bringing out famous guests every single…
Tom Breihan | August 27, 2015 - 9:22 am
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Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste Deletes Twitter Account Amid Backlash For Taylor Swift Comments

Grizzly Bear frontman Ed Droste has been feuding with Taylor Swift fans on Twitter for a while now. The whole thing started in earnest last…
Peter Helman | August 26, 2015 - 7:50 pm
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Watch Taylor Swift Perform With Beck (!) & St. Vincent (!!) In LA

On a huge hit a couple of years ago, Taylor Swift clowned an ex for listening to "some indie record that's much cooler than mine."…
Tom Breihan | August 26, 2015 - 8:51 am
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Watch Taylor Swift Sing “You Oughta Know” With Alanis Morissette In LA

Taylor Swift's habit of bringing her famous friends onstage during the 1989 tour has become almost as famous as the album itself, and last night…
Caitlin White | August 25, 2015 - 10:40 am
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Watch Taylor Swift’s Zebra-Filled “Wildest Dreams” Video Preview

So far, Taylor Swift has released videos for four songs off of her massive pop album 1989: there's the much maligned "Shake It Off" video,…
Peter Helman | August 23, 2015 - 11:18 pm

Taylor Swift Shares Excited Statement About Ryan Adams’ 1989 Covers Album

We already knew that Taylor Swift was more than stoked when she heard that Ryan Adams would be covering every single song off of last…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 20, 2015 - 1:04 pm
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Ryan Adams Made A Rootsy Cover Of Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” On Its One-Year Anniversary

Ryan Adams has been consistently sharing previews of his 1989 cover album since he announced the project earlier this month, and the latest track he'…
James Rettig | August 19, 2015 - 9:47 am
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Taylor Swift Brought Joan Baez And Julia Roberts Onstage For “Style” Last Night

Taylor Swift Special Guest-A-Thon 2015 continues! After already bringing out the Weeknd and the entire U.S. women's soccer team, Lorde, Nico & Vinz, and Fetty
Peter Helman | August 16, 2015 - 11:33 am
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Preview Ryan Adams’ Cover Of Taylor Swift’s “Wildest Dreams”

Ryan Adams is continuing his wonderful quest to record a full-length cover version of Taylor Swift's massive pop album 1989. He's been doling out progress
Peter Helman | August 12, 2015 - 11:24 pm
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Boy Falls From Suite At Taylor Swift Concert In Seattle

Last night’s concert in Seattle saw Taylor Swift singing along to “Trap Queen” with Fetty Wap, but something much worse also happened that night. A…
Peter Helman | August 9, 2015 - 6:59 pm
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You Knew This Was Coming… Watch Taylor Swift Sing About Cooking Pies In The Trap

On Taylor Swift's current North American tour, she's been doing this thing where she brings out a different pop star friend at each show and…
Peter Helman | August 9, 2015 - 2:06 pm
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Preview Ryan Adams’ Heartbreaker-Style Cover Of Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood”

In what initially seemed like a joke but has now become gloriously real, Ryan Adams has spent the past few days recording a full-length cover
Peter Helman | August 9, 2015 - 11:20 am
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Miley Cyrus Takes A Shot At Taylor Swift In New Interview

Miley Cyrus is gracing the cover of Marie Claire’s September issue, and although it won’t hit newsstands until 8/18, the magazine has just shared a…
Peter Helman | August 8, 2015 - 4:53 pm
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