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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 the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 11, 2015 - 11:38 am

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 - 9:01 am

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 said “mhmm”… More »

By: James Rettig / February 9, 2015 - 9:49 pm

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 - 7:08 pm

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 less BFF… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 6, 2015 - 12:31 pm

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 - 9:05 am

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 - 2:40 pm

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 - 3:18 pm

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 this sick beat” –… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 28, 2015 - 3:57 pm

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 landscape:… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 23, 2015 - 11:15 am

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 - 4:26 pm

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 - 4:50 pm

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 3.22… More »

By: James Rettig / December 31, 2014 - 1:02 pm

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 - 1:01 pm

The Week In Pop’s Top 50 Pop Songs Of 2014

Two weeks ago we looked at the year’s biggest pop songs; now let’s run down the best ones. There will be a lot of overlap, of course, partly because sometimes great songs get popular and partly because sometimes popular songs that initially strike you as insufferable end up wearing you down through sheer persistence. (“Bang… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 18, 2014 - 2:27 pm

Dr. Dre Made More Money This Year Than Any Musician Ever

Dr. Dre topped Forbes‘ list of the highest-paid hip-hop acts a few months back, and now the financial mag has named Dre the world’s richest musician overall, a conclusion that should surprise no one after Dre and Jimmy Iovine sold their Beats empire to Apple for $3 billion this year. Thanks largely to that Apple… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 12, 2014 - 11:37 am

The Week In Pop: Goddamn, People Love Pentatonix

Ever since Glee became a phenomenon in 2009, a cappella music has been building to a pop cultural renaissance of sorts. As that show’s cultural clout died down, Pitch Perfect picked up its slack. The 2012 movie made stars out of Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson and was instantly canonized as one of those film… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 11, 2014 - 4:20 pm

Watch South Park‘s Holiday Special Featuring Iggy Azalea, Hologram Kurt Cobain, & A Taylor Swift/Bill Cosby Duet

South Park closed out its 18th season with a slew of musical “guest stars” that have generated a lot of criticism and discussion this year. There’s a hologram of Kurt Cobain, performances from Taylor Swift and Iggy Azalea, and Stan’s dad resurfaces as Lorde, again. There are several duets throughout — Azalea performs “A Holly… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / December 11, 2014 - 10:21 am

2015 Grammy Nominees Announced

UPDATE: Read our breakdown of the nominations here.

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The Academy Of Recording Arts And Sciences has been announcing Grammy nominations one-by-one this morning on CBS This Morning. Irritatingly, we won’t learn the nominees for the most important award, Album Of The Year, until tonight; the Academy is announcing them a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 5, 2014 - 9:02 am

The Week In Pop: The Cold Hard Facts On The Year In Pop

Now that December is upon us, publications are starting to roll out their year-end lists. In the preface to our own countdown of the year’s best albums, we noted how subjective that pursuit is, but there is a more objective way to determine what music ruled 2014: cold hard facts. And what do you know,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 4, 2014 - 4:38 pm
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