Taylor Swift talks living single in 23 (yes, 23) editions of Cosmopolitan‘s December issue. So, while songs off her fifth album 1989 deal with fleeting memories of an ex, Swift emphasizes how she isn’t interested in dating and couldn’t be happier. “People will say, ‘Let me set you up with someone,’ and I’m just sitting there saying, ‘That’s not what I’m doing. I’m not lonely. I’m not looking,’” she says. “I completely feel you on that, oh my God. They just don’t get it.”
The magazine describes Swift as “this girl’s girl,” who debates with friends like Girls creator Lena Dunham over the double standards of dating between males and females. As she also proved with her recent secret listening sessions, this sense of relatability is still key to Swift’s appeal. It’s why her first “documented, official pop album” has felt like a personal victory to fans, with an estimated 1.2 million copies sold during its first week. More »
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:: Taylor Swift‘s new album 1989 is a massive hit (it’s predicted to sell just over one million copies in its first week alone), so there’s no surprise the popstar wants to take the project on the road! During her appearance on Good Morning America on October 29, she stated: “I am gonna be going out on tour very soon! We’re in the early stages of planning the actual show. I’m excited about announcing things when I can announce them, but it’s going to be happening!”[Just Jared]
:: Good news for Chris Brown! The troubled entertainer has settled two assault cases: one for charging at a man in Washington D.C. and the other for brawling with Frank Ocean‘s cousin in a parking lot last January. His total payment was $120,000. But that should be chump change for him…right? [MTV]
:: Jimmy Kimmel plans to host the 2014 Country Music Awards via hologram on November 5. But that’s not all! He’ll be hosting two shows at the same damn time: the CMAS as well as Jimmy Kimmel Live. The holograms of 2pac at 2012′s Coachella and Michael Jackson at this year’s Billboard Music Awards were creepy, so hopefully the talk show host can pull it off. [Complex]
:: Suge Knight may face 30 years to life in prison after an arrest for robbery. The rap mogul was arrested alongside comedian Katt Williams, who could serve up to seven years. [Pigeons & Planes]
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Taylor Swift is striking while the iron is hot. The 24-year-old, who is now expected to sell a whopping 1.2 million copies of 1989 this week, is already moving on from lead single “Shake It Off” — despite the fact that it’s still number one on iTunes and lodged at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 behind Meghan Trainor‘s blockbuster hit “All About That Bass”.
According to her label, the next single from 1989 is “Blank Space” and it’s set to impact radio on November 10. The Max Martin/Shellback anthem addresses Taylor’s lengthy dating history with cheeky lyrics about her little black book. “Got a long list of ex-lovers, they’ll tell you I’m insane,” the former country/current pop queen sings. “But I got a blank space baby and I’ll write your name.” Who could resist that offer? More »
Taylor Swift‘s promotional game for her new album 1989, has been the strongest we’ve seen from any artist all year! She has made appearances on every talk show known to man, and her latest stop was at ABC’s Good Morning America today (October 30).
The singer and newly-crowned NYC Welcome Ambassador braved the cold weather to give her fans a super-energetic mini-concert. Swift entertained the crowd with her three singles: “Shake It Off,” “Out Of The Woods” and “Welcome To New York.”
1989 is Taylor Swift’s fifth studio LP, and was released on October 27. Watch the performance of “Shake It Off” up top, and view the rest after the jump! More »
Taylor Swift was already on track to sell a million copies of her fifth album 1989 out of the gate, but now industry forecasts have upped the number to 1.2 million.
1989 went on sale this past Monday, and according to Billboard sources, the album sold 600,000 copies on the first day alone (mostly at Target, where an exclusive copy of the CD with bonus tracks is available, and iTunes). Taylor’s previous album, 2012′s Red, sold 1.21 million copies in its first week. More »
Each month, we’re taking a look back at the albums that piqued our pop interest, pitting them against each other and then asking you to decide which album ultimately ruled.
It’s that time again: Our “Best Of” Ibrawlator for October. Last month, true jazz lovers Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga stole our readers’ hearts with their duet record, Cheek To Cheek.
And now, it’s time to take a look back and reflect on the best pop records of October. More »
Each month, we take a look at our favorite pop stars gracing the glossy covers of fashion, health, music and lifestyle magazines across the world and ask you to choose the best cover!
The chilly season has arrived, and it’s up to some of our favorite pop stars to provide us with some fashion-forward fall lewks of the cover of today’s hottest fashion and lifestyle magazines. Who will reign supreme across the November issue array?
The boys of One Direction look charming and silly as ever on the cover of Seventeen, while Rita Ora serves sultry over-the-shoulder camouflage for Teen Vogue. Charli XCX exemplifies cool on Complex, Beyoncé gives beach body for Cosmopolitan Australia and Taylor Swift stands tall in a bold print on Fashion and Jessie J shows off a shapely figure on Cosmopolitan UK. All gorgeous covers for sure, but which one’s your favorite?
Check out the upcoming covers below, and then place your vote for your favorite of the month! More »
“Anytime I watch a performance of any kind I’m taking notes,” declared Taylor Swift on Tuesday’s episode of The Voice. Girl, we hear you, and are taking just as many notes on your mentoring stint during the Knockout Round. Judgment, after all, is a favorite pastime.
Some of the 1989 singer’s advice was solid, some was weak, and some was downright bat-ish crazy. Following the first week of Tay Tay’s stint on The Voice, here are the highlights of her mentoring wisdom. More »
Taylor Swift stopped by Late Show with David Letterman yesterday (October 28) to promote her new album, 1989. The singer (who is NYC’s welcome ambassador) is officially an expert on all things New York, and she professed her love for the city to the show’s host. The “Out Of The Woods” starlet also talked about the secret album sessions she hosted for her fans.
Swift then commented on why she hasn’t written a song about relationships in a while: “Well I haven’t really had any lousy boyfriends in the past year and a half. It’s been good! I’m not really looking out for them.” Afterwards, she took the stage to perform “Welcome To New York” — the ode to her new hometown. Watch the performance up top, and catch the singer’s interview after the jump! More »
Hats off, Swifties. You go harder for your Queen than any other fanbase! According to sales predictions, Taylor Swift‘s 1989 is on track to sell more than one million copies in its first week of sale — making it the second best-selling album of 2014 after Disney’s chart-conquering Frozen soundtrack. The 24-year-old will also become the first artist in history to have three albums cross the million mark after seven days of release (2010′s Speak Now and 2012′s Red also achieved the feat).
So what’s Tay Tay’s secret? Well, her military-like promo blitz certainly helped. As did the innovative roll-out (live stream announcement, secret sessions and Instagram countdown) and goodies-filled Target deluxe edition. She also said girl, bye to Spotify and had every celebrity she’s ever met promote 1989 on their social channels. All is fair in love and first-week album sales, and the “Shake It Off” diva knows what it takes to get your coins. Well played and game over. More »