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:: Taylor Swift has a message for all her haters out there! When asked about the critique of her always writing about ex-boyfriends, she stated “I think frankly that’s a very sexist angle to take. No one says that about Ed Sheeran. No one says that about Bruno Mars. They’re all writing songs about their exes, their current girlfriends, their love life and no one raises a red flag there.” [via MTV News]
:: Speaking of Taylor Swift and her love life…the singer recently gave some advice to friend Selena Gomez. During her appearance on The Talk, Gomez said this about Swift: “[Taylor] was actually at my house the other day and we were sitting by the fire and I was talking about relationships and business in my life and she just kind of looked at me, and she supports me and never judges me for anything, and she was like, ‘Selena, if you’re the smartest person in the room, I think you’re going to be in the wrong room.’” [MTV]
:: Legendary reggae singer John Holt has passed away at the age of 69. He is known for being a member of The Paragons, and for songs like “The Tide Is High” and “Stick By Me.” [The Guardian]
:: Chris Brown, T.I., Trey Songz, J. Cole, and Tinashe are all added to Power 106 FM’s “Cali Christmas” annual concert. It will take place on December 5 at The Forum in Inglewood, CA, and tickets go on sale this Thursday. [Rap-Up]
:: Ever wondered what it would be like if Jay Z, DMX and Ja Rule created a rap super-group? Well it almost happened! In the late ’90s, the three artists recorded separately under Irv Gotti‘s Murder INC. label and even had some collaborations together. But it didn’t work out, as Jay Z and DMX’s relationship became tense. [MTV News]
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In case it wasn’t clear by now, Taylor Swift really loves her new digs in NYC — so much so, she’s just become the official spokeswoman of the city!
Tay Tay is utterly overflowing with optimism on her glittery 1989 intro track, “Welcome To New York,” which she previewed earlier this morning. Seeped in cheesy throwback ’80′s synths, the Ryan Tedder co-penned cut sees Taylor packing up and shipping off to the Big Apple to make all her greatest dreams come true, reveling in all of the fabulousness that the city has to offer. (Granted, being an incredibly rich and popular superstar before making the move probably helps.)
“Like any true love, it drives you crazy/But you know you wouldn’t change anything, anything!” she gleefully coos. Oh, to be Taylor Swift! Listen to the deliriously chipper tune after the jump. More »
There really is no escape when Taylor Swift chucks out a new album, is there? The woman is either topping charts (see: “Shake It Off”), putting out new songs before the single has even cooled off ( “Out Of The Woods”), teasing lyrics to even more tracks and hopping countries to ensure the media blitz sticks. The latest invasion took place when Swift hauled herself down to Australia and performed on The X Factor.
“Shake It Off” has already hit #1 on the country’s ARIA pop chart, and so tireless Taylor’s energetic performance was simply insurance for parent album 1989 following suit upon its release. More »
Good morning, New York! Taylor Swift‘s got a very special surprise waiting for you this morning.
With the release of 1989 just one week away, Tay’s doing more promo than ever for her forthcoming foray into pop. And, after dropping “Out Of The Woods”, sipping Diet Coke with kittens and teasing lyric after lyric on a daily basis, the “Shake It Off” singer has just provided her loyal Swifties with yet another taste of her upcoming LP.
“Welcome To New York” is the first track off of Taylor’s new record, and will be made available to download in full later tonight on iTunes. The bubbly, synth-filled ode to the city certainly sounds like the late ’80′s pop Taylor was inspired by while making her new album. “Welcome to New York…it’s been waiting for you!” she happily sings above the sparkly beat, recalling something off of Carly Rae Jepsen‘s Kiss. Listen to the preview of “Welcome To New York” up top. More »
Did You Hear?
:: Lance Bass has set a date for his wedding to model Michael Turchin: December 20. Yes, Bass plans to invite his former boy bandmates in *NSYNC, though no – they will not take the stage together. “I think it’s a little cheesy if I sing at all at my wedding,” he says. [Billboard]
:: Former American Idol contestant Joanne Borgella died October 18 of a rare form of cancer. Borgella finished in the top 24 of the singing competition show’s seventh season. [Vulture]
:: Jhene Aiko opened up about her recent no-show to her label Def Jam’s 30th anniversary concert. She told fans that a male worker “physically assaulted a member of my management (female) … we had to leave due to the disrespect and hostile environment.” [FADER]
:: British pop star Olly Murs groaned when he learned that Taylor Swift‘s “Out of the Woods” may be about ex-boyfriend Harry Styles. “Come on, let it go. Write something new that isn’t about Harry,” he said. [J-14]
:: Drake took a few warm-up shots with the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team during its preseason Big Blue Madness. Unfortunately, he air-balled. [Vulture]
:: Katy Perry wasn’t pleased to find out that Betty Crocker discontinued its Rainbow Chip frosting. She’s hardly alone – when the news first hit, tubs of it were selling for nearly $100 online. [Twitter]
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Taylor Swift has been teasing song lyrics from her new album, 1989, over the past few days. Last night (October 18), however, she revealed something even bigger – a worldwide iTunes release. “Heads up! Something’s happening on @itunesmusic at around 11:59pm EST Monday night..,” she said on Twitter.
Swift posted two photos with her announcement, including one of her standing on a balcony with a view overlooking the Big Apple. This has led fans to believe that the “Out Of The Woods” star plans to release a song called “Welcome to New York,” which is reportedly co-written by OneRepublic‘s Ryan Tedder. (Swift has said that this rumored 1989 tracklist wasn’t accurate, save for how “Shake It Off” is listed as the sixth track.) See the announcement below. More »
Oh, to be one of the lucky Swifties invited to one of Taylor Swift‘s #1989SecretSessions!
Not already familiar? The concept is pretty amazing: Over the past year, the pop princess oh-so-sneakily scoured the Internet to find some of her biggest fans from all across the world. Then, she invited them to an undisclosed location, herded them together to mingle with one another, baked them cookies, played her new album 1989, danced around and took Polaroid pictures together all night long. For a fan, that’s kind of like the ultimate dream, right? It doesn’t really get any better.
After hosting these secret sessions all over the world, Taylor’s just now revealed the behind-the-scenes footage from the events. Watch as the clueless attendees try and guess what’s going on while she busily preps cookies in the kitchen, peeps out the window and, finally, surprises them all in a big ol’ living room. Dancing! Cats! Photos! It’s a very cute way to make fan interaction tons of fun for everyone involved. Plus, there’s cookies! Watch Taylor host her secret sessions up top. More »
Well isn’t Taylor Swift a sneaky one? Instead of posting the sequential fourth lyric as part of her 1989 song reveal strategy, the “Out Of The Woods” singer opted to reveal a lyric from the album’s bonus track.
The lyric, written on a torn piece of what seems to be a page out of a journal, lies on a bed of colorful roses – how lovely! It reads, “One night, he wakes. Strange look on his face, pauses. Then says ‘you’re my best friend.’ And you know what it was. He is in love.” This mysterious lyric sounds like a passage from a Young Adults romance novel. But what could it all mean?
We’ll all find out when Swift’s fifth LP, 1989, drops on October 27. View the Instagram post after the jump. More »
Calling all Taylor Swift fans – as promised, the singer has released another song lyric from her upcoming fifth album 1989. She revealed the ominous words on Instagram yesterday (October 15), and they go like this: “‘I say ‘I’ve heard that you’ve been out and about with some other girl’”
The lyric is written in a curving spiral format, which makes it all the more enigmatic. Could it be a part of a song that is inspired by her previous relationships, a la “Out Of The Woods” (which is rumored to be about former boy-toy Harry Styles). We’ll all find out once 1989 releases on October 27.
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Taylor Swift is full of surprises this week, and her latest is a kitten-filled delight. After premiering 1989 track “Out Of The Woods” as a buzz single on Tuesday, the country-turned-pop force appears in a brand new Diet Coke ad along with her cat Olivia and basically an army of other felines. And for those of you who can’t wait for the October 27 release of Taylor’s new album (surely there are a few?), you can hear a clip of brand new song in the commercial.
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