Posts tagged "Taylor Swift"

‘Hunger Games’ Cast Rewrites Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” On ‘SNL': Watch

Woody Harrelson first hosted Saturday Night Live in 1989, during the sketch comedy show's second stint led by original director Dave Wilson. (David Byrne was the musical guest.) So to celebrate his return, the actor rewrote Taylor Swift's “Blank Space” to prove that he remembers more of 1989 than the pop superstar ever could, despite…

By: Christina Lee / November 16, 2014

One Direction, Charli XCX, Meghan Trainor & Fergie Added To Ryan Seacrest’s ‘New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’

Get ready to ring in the new year along with some of the biggest pop acts of 2014! One Direction, Meghan Trainor and Charli XCX will all take the stage on Ryan Seacrest‘s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. "Blank Space" songstress Taylor Swift was previously announced as the show's headliner, and will close out the broadcast in New York City's Time Square. While

By: Bianca Gracie / November 14, 2014

Taylor Swift Left Spotify Due To A Major Paycheck Snub: Morning Mix

Did You Hear? :: Taylor Swift recently gave a politically-correct answer explaining why she removed her albums from Spotify, but now the real information has come forward. According to her label, the singer only earned an approximate $500K — much less than the yearly $6 million that artists of her high ranking usually make. Her label CEO Scott Borchetta explained: 

By: Bianca Gracie / November 14, 2014

Taylor Swift Covers ‘TIME’, Talks Spotify, Sexism And Defends Nicki Minaj And Iggy Azalea

Taylor Swift has essentially taken over the world, so it should come as no surprise that the 1989 singer-songstress is staring out at us on the cover of TIME this week. In the accompanying interview, the always well-spoken Swif tackles a bunch of subjects that her name's been attached to in the headlines as of…

By: Bradley Stern / November 13, 2014

Lorde Calls Out Diplo’s “Tiny Penis” On Twitter In Defense Of Taylor Swift

Well, Diplo and Lorde aren't playing nice together! The two entertainers got into an exchange on Twitter yesterday (November 12), which began with the producer mocking Taylor Swift's lack of a derriere. Diplo tweeted a Kickstarter link with the caption, "Get Taylor Swift A Booty." Lorde, who is Swift's friend, jumped to her defense and retorted with: "@diplo should we…

By: Bianca Gracie / November 13, 2014

Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ Dominates At #1 For A Second Week On Billboard 200, Bette Midler & Calvin Harris Make Top 5 Debuts

C'mon. Is anyone surprised? Taylor Swift's enormously popular 1989 has easily notched its second week at #1 atop the Billboard 200, selling over 402,000 copies this week. Conveniently, that also happens to be the second-biggest week for an album in 2014, bringing the total tally up to 1.69 million copies. Taylor slays again! And she'…

By: Bradley Stern / November 12, 2014

‘The Voice': Pharrell Performs “Hunter,” Luke Wade Covers Marvin Gaye

Tuesday brought another night of exciting live performances on The Voice. After Monday’s showcase of veterans Blake Shelton and Adam Levine’s teams, newbies Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams were up to make their first marks of the Live Rounds. The two take very different approaches: Gwen professes her love to just about every one of…

By: Caila Ball / November 12, 2014

Mary J. Blige Added To ‘A Very Grammy Christmas Special’ Lineup: Morning Mix

Did You Hear? :: Mary J. Blige will add her soulful flair when she performs for A Very Grammy Christmas. The "Right Now" singer joins Ariana GrandePharrellMaroon 5 and Tim McGraw on the performance roster. The Recording Academy's holiday special will air on December 5 on CBS, with the 2015 Grammy nominations set to be announced that day. [via press release] ::…

By: Bianca Gracie / November 12, 2014

Taylor Swift Covers The November/December Issue Of ‘Wonderland’ Magazine

Taylor Swift is typically known for her bubblegum-sweet style, but since the released of her 1989 album the singer is trying out an edgier persona (watch the "Blank Space" video to see for yourself!). The starlet's latest quirky venture is her stripped down style on the new cover of Wonderland magazine. Swift is shown on the November/December issue with minimal makeup,…

By: Bianca Gracie / November 11, 2014

Taylor Swift Added To Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Lineup

As if she isn't busy enough promoting her inescapable fifth studio LP 1989 (released on October 27), Taylor Swift has checked off another to-do on her list! The "Blank Space" starlet is added to this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade as a performer, along with Nick JonasMeghan Trainor and Idina Menzel. The celebrity-studded event will also have Pentatonix, Hilary Duff, MKTO, Lucy

By: Bianca Gracie / November 11, 2014

Taylor Swift Goes Insane In “Blank Space” Video: Watch The Rampage

Attention, boys: If ever you have had the desire to date Taylor Swift, you may want to reconsider at this point. The 1989 pop singer-songwriter has just dropped the visual for her super catchy new single "Blank Space" and...well, you've been warned. The Joseph Kahn-directed video sees Tay Tay ominously toeing the line between the…

By: Bradley Stern / November 10, 2014

Whatcha Say: Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift And Calvin Harris Got Our Readers Talking

Welcome to Friday, Idolator readers! It's been an especially zany week in pop, from Selena Gomez's unexpectedly emotionally devastating (and possibly Justin Bieber-referencing)…

By: Bradley Stern / November 7, 2014

Taylor Swift Explains Her Spotify Stance: “I’m Not Willing To Contribute My Life’s Work To An Experiment”

Taylor Swift bucked the music industry trend of embracing streaming services when she pulled her entire catalogue from Spotify — a bold move but clearly one that paid immediate dividends given the bumper first-week sales of new LP 1989.  The former country queen was asked about her stance by Yahoo and she didn't hide her…

By: Mike Wass / November 7, 2014

Taylor Swift, Sam Smith & Jessie J To Perform At Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball

Capital's Jingle Bell Ball just got even bigger, as they've added Taylor Swift as the major headliner for the concert's second night! The 1989 starlet (who has the best-selling LP in America) will join Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Rixton, 5 Seconds of Summer and Jessie J on the lineup. The first night also has pop favorites on the performance…

By: Bianca Gracie / November 6, 2014

Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ Debuts At #1 With 1.287 Million Copies Sold, But That 99-Cent Deal Wasn’t Counted (Blame Gaga?)

No big surprise here: Taylor Swift's fifth album (and her first proper stab at pop) 1989 has debuted atop the Billboard 200, thus giving the former country singer a fourth consecutive #1 on the chart. When all was said and done, SoundScan has 1989's first week sales at 1.287 million copies, according to Billboard, split…

By: Robbie Daw / November 5, 2014

Taylor Swift Celebrates ‘1989’ Chart Record By Rapping To Kendrick Lamar

Taylor Swift, a.k.a. the reigning Princess of Pop, has the number one album in the country — she sold 1.287 million copies of her fifth studio LP 1989. So what better way to celebrate than posting a video on Instagram? The "Welcome To New York" starlet uploaded a clip of her rapping along to Kendrick Lamar's "Backseat

By: Bianca Gracie / November 5, 2014

Bow Down! Beyonce Leads Forbes’ List Of The Top Earning Women In Music: See The Top 10 Rankings

"Getting money, divas gettin' money," sang Beyonce on 2009 single/unofficial theme song "Diva". That lyric proved prophetic when Forbes announced their list of the Top Earning Women In Music today (November 4). Beyonce raked in a jaw-dropping $115 million over the past 12 months — almost double what Taylor Swift made in second place ($64…

By: Mike Wass / November 4, 2014

Taylor Swift Could Beat Britney Spears’ Record For The Highest First-Week Album Sales Tally By A Female Artist

Taylor Swift could eclipse a record Britney Spears set way back in 2000 for the highest first-week album sales tally by a female artist. The 24-year-old's new LP 1989 sold 1.316 million copies in its first seven days of release according to Hits Daily Double, which is marginally less than the 1.319 million opening bow of Oops!...

By: Mike Wass / November 4, 2014

Sam Smith, Taylor Swift Lead 2015 ‘People’s Choice Awards’ Nominations: See The List

The year is nearly over, which means the all-encompassing People's Choice Awards are nearly upon us. The categories for this upcoming year's event, which will be hosted on January 7, 2015 by Anna Farris and Allison Janney, are now open for voting as of today. (You know, in case you're not too busy voting for…

By: Bradley Stern / November 4, 2014

‘The Voice': Taylor Swift Continues To Mentor, Anita Antoinette Slays With “Rude” Cover As Knockout Rounds Wrap Up

Barefoot choreography with Taylor Swift! Steal vs. Steal Knockout on Team Pharrell! Gwen Stefani de-fringing a contestant with a mandatory makeover! A lone, untelevised performance on Team Adam Levine! An episode-ending steal from Blake Shelton! The final night of the Knockout Round had just about everything one could hope for to get them through te…

By: Caila Ball / November 4, 2014
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