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Two songwriters had claimed that the chorus of Swift's song had been stolen from their 2000 song 'Playas Gon' Play', written for short-lived group 3LW.
A judge in California has thrown out a lawsuit filed against Taylor Swift for copyright infringement brought by two songwriters who claimed that she had ripped off lyrics of their song for Swift’s 2014 hit ‘Shake It Off’.
Songwriting duo Sean Hall and Nathan Butler argued in their lawsuit, which they brought last summer, that Swift had stolen lyrics from their 2000 song ‘Playas Gon’ Play’, written for the American girl group 3LW, for ‘Shake It Off’, which became an international megahit for Swift four years ago.
The 3LW song has lyrics that read: “Playas, they gonna play / And haters, they gonna hate”. Compare that to the chorus to Swift’s hit single, which goes, “‘Cause the players gonna play, play, play / And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate.”
Mississippi station WMYQ-FM has reportedly hired David Mueller as a presenter, despite losing the much-publicised court battle against Swift over allegations he groped her last summer.
Taylor Swift’s fans have reacted with outrage at the news that David Mueller, the DJ who was sacked for reportedly groping the singer at a meet-and-greet five years ago, has been hired by a radio station in Mississippi.
Mueller lost his job at KYGO-FM in Denver, Colorado after Swift’s security and management team complained that he had allegedly groped her buttocks during a photo op at the media event back in 2013. He subsequently sued Swift for $3 million, claiming she had ruined his career with a false accusation.
She launched a countersuit against him claiming that he had assaulted her, however, and during a court appearance last summer a jury ruled in Swift’s favour and Mueller’s lawsuit was dismissed.
Iconic record producer Quincy Jones has slammed Taylor Swift's songwriting.
The legendary music producer has taken aim at the chart-topping star's songwriting talents, suggesting that her tunes are too hook-heavy.
Quincy - who has previously worked with the likes of Michael Jackson and Frank Sinatra - told GQ magazine: ''We need more songs, man. F**king songs, not hooks.''
Continue reading: Quincy Jones Isn't Impressed By Taylor Swift
Who needs Glastonbury when you have The Biggest Weekend?
Music fans across the UK will no doubt be lamenting the lack of Glastonbury Festival fun this year, but they can at least take comfort in the fact that the next best thing is being set up across four different locations. The Biggest Weekend will feature headliners the likes of Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and more.
Taylor Swift performing at the Jingle Bell ball
The BBC has announced the first line-up for their forthcoming Biggest Weekend festival; an event which is set to take place in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland over the May Bank Holiday weekend. Plus, it's probably the best value for money you'll ever see from a festival.
American rap star Kendrick Lamar is to feature on Jay Rock's new album.
The 30-year-old star has previously collaborated with the likes of Taylor Swift and J. Cole, and Jay has revealed they have joined forces for new track 'King's Dead, which will appear on his own new album.
Of his new record, Jay - who was involved in a bike accident in 2016 - shared: ''The album is done. I just had a minor little setback.
Continue reading: Kendrick Lamar Stars On Jay Rock's New Album
She takes her celebration of life to international levels.
Taylor Swift drops her first new video since releasing her latest album 'Reputation' in November, with her old pal Ed Sheeran and Future joining her for an international party adventure in 'End Game'. This is how party-girl Taylor celebrates life in three different continents.
Taylor Swift performing at Jingle Ball 2017
Directed by Joseph Kahn, the video has been shot in three cities; we see her partying on a yacht and driving a supercar in Miami with Future, necking shots at a karaoke bar in Tokyo with Ed Sheeran, and joinging a New Year's Eve party in London complete with a pint of lager and a greasy kebab.
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Parties With Ed Sheeran And Future In 'End Game' Video
Former Fifth Harmony star Camila Cabello has enjoyed impressive chart success since becoming a solo artist.
Camila Cabello's 'Havana' has enjoyed the longest run at the top of the Billboard 100 by a solo female in nearly five years.
The 20-year-old singer has enjoyed impressive success since she quit Fifth Harmony in December 2016, and her single has been at the top of the charts for an unusually long period of time.
It is, in fact, currently in the midst of the longest run since Taylor Swift's 'I Knew You Were Trouble'.
Continue reading: Camila Cabello's Chart Success
The Look What You Made Me Do hitmaker suffered because she decided to withhold her music from streaming services
In 2017, multi-award winning singer Taylor Swift’s critically-acclaimed album, Reputation, sold more than any other album by any other artist. However, the super star hitmaker hasn’t managed to make it to the number one spot on the Top 10 album chart in the US.
Taylor Swift's album, Reputation, sold almost two million copies in just seven weeks
Despite selling almost two million albums, it seems 1,903,000 records purchased in just seven weeks was not enough to get her to the top spot: because she withheld her music on streaming services until December.
We love these funny, intense and unique pop videos.
These days it's difficult to get away with a music video that's all singing, all dancing with wind machines. It's becoming more and more popular to go for a more conceptual piece; like a mini cinematic montage to rival Hollywood. Indeed, these artists have all done something a little bit different with their musical outputs.
Zombie Taylor Swift in 'Look What You Made Me Do'
1. Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do: The snakes, the bath of diamonds, the zombie Taylor... We just couldn't get enough of this video this summer. It's definitely the best music video she's ever done and shows a different side to her that we've never seen before that's sly, self-depricating and pretty damn badass.
Continue reading: From Taylor Swift To Green Day: Ten Coolest Pop Music Videos Of 2017
The ‘Bad Blood’ between the singers is rumoured to be over.
It must be Christmas, because one of pop’s most legendary feuds is reportedly over.
Has Taylor Swift ended her feud with Katy Perry?
Continue reading: Have Taylor Swift And Katy Perry Reconciled For 'End Game' Video?
The singer unveils a new piece of writing about life lessons.
As Taylor Swift still struggles to negotiate her way through the constant press criticism and mockery over her image transformation, she drops a powerful new poem as part of her latest magazine cover. Uplifting and intelligent, she takes down all her haters in just four stanzas.
Taylor Swift leaves her Tribeca apartment
The 'Look What You Made Me Do' hitmaker proves that she's not just a manufactured pop princess like everyone tries to make her out to be by unveiling a new creative endeavour; poetry. Without music or voice she conveys the advice that she has held dear over her difficult past few months with 'The Trick to Holding On'.
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Speaks Home Truths With New Poem 'The Trick To Holding On'
The reality TV star posted a throwback picture of a controversial nude waxwork of the singer
The feud between iconic singer Taylor Swift and ground-breaking rapper, Kanye West and his reality TV star wife, Kim Kardashian West has been long-running and epic. It also appears it is not over after Kim recently posted a throwback picture to a controversially naked waxwork of Swifty.
Swift fans believe the singer made Kim and Kanye one of the many subjects in her latest album, Reputation
Mother-of-two - with one more on the way - Kim faced the wrath of Taylor Swift fans after sharing the photo from Kanye West‘s art exhibit, which showed a wax recreation of him in bed with the singer.
Continue reading: Kim Kardashian West Opens Up Old Wounds With Taylor Swift
Swift will be playing three massive dates in the UK and Ireland in June next year.
Taylor Swift has revealed a series of tour dates in the United Kingdom and Ireland in 2018, in support of her latest album Reputation.
The American pop megastar is playing three huge gigs in June next year, starting on 8th June at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium before moving on to Dublin’s Croke Park on 15th June and finishing at London’s Wembley Stadium on 22nd June.
The significant dates between the gigs indicate that either Swift is planning an immensely complex stage set, or is intending to unveil further live dates in between, either elsewhere in the United Kingdom or on mainland Europe.
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Announces 'Reputation' UK Tour Dates For 2018
Taylor Swift has bought her own album, and she has admitted that is part of her tradition.
Taylor Swift has bought her own album.
The 27-year-old singer released her new LP titled 'Reputation' last week, and the star ventured to Target to meet and greet Nashville residents on Tuesday (14.11.17), but also to keep with tradition and get her hands on the compilation.
The blonde-haired beauty documented her surprise visit on her Instagram Story, which lasts on the site for 24 hours.
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Buys Own Album
We're loving her attitude at the moment.
There's something interesting going on with Taylor Swift. It feels like she's grown up a lot, and decided to truly stop acknowledging her critics. She's self-depricating, sharing, and while the old Taylor is dead, the old-old Taylor is back with her guitar on 'Saturday Night Live'.
Taylor Swift leaving her Tribeca apartment
The 27-year-old performed her new song 'Call It What You Want' during 'Saturday Night Live' last week (November 11th 2017), and even though she was just sat in fairly ordinary clothes playing her acoustic guitar, something about her meant her audience couldn't take their eyes off her.
Continue reading: Taylor Swift's Enigmatic Performance Of 'Call It What You Want' On 'SNL'
Fans got to hear the piano ballad a month early.
It's things like this beautiful intimate performance of her song 'New Year's Day' that makes us so jealous of all the fans that got to join Taylor Swift's secret listening party. A select few got to hear 'Reputation' before anybody else, at her own house in Rhode Island.
Taylor Swift at the CMA Awards
Taylor Swift's album listening parties are like nothing else on earth; with each upcoming release, she invites a selection of die-hard fans to her home to hang out with her and listen to the new album in its entirety. With the release of album six 'Reputation', this year was no different.
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Plays 'New Year's Day' In Intimate Listening Session
The blogger account was suspended for four hours
Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton has accused singer Taylor Swift of getting his Twitter account suspended. The outspoken former Celeb Big Brother contestant has complained to the social media giant after he was no longer able use the site.
Perez Hilton claims Taylor Swift got him kicked off Twitter
Hilton - who has had a number of high-profile and controversial opinions about the celebrities he writes about - claims his account was suspended after he revealed the rumoured set list for Taylor Swift’s highly-anticipated newest album, Reputation.
Continue reading: Perez Hilton Claims Taylor Swift Got Him Kicked Off Twitter
'Reputation' is out this week, but maybe only on CD and downloads.
Rumours have arisen that Taylor Swift plans to withhold her new album 'Reputation' from streaming services upon its release this week; a suggestion that isn't altogether surprising, though none of her representatives have confirmed such a move as of yet. Needless to say, we'll find out soon enough.
Taylor Swift at the BMI Pop Awards
The 27-year-old is reportedly blocking her forthcoming sixth studio album from being streamed on such services as Spotify, Apple Music and Tidal for a least a week after its release. While many artists - including herself - have complained in the past about artist rights when it comes to the link between royalties and streaming, these days the format accounts for two-thirds of the recording industry's revenue in the US alone.
She drops her newest single and it's all about her beau.
Taylor Swift reassures everyone that she's doing just fine now that she is going steady with her boyfriend Joe Alwyn, and says so in her brand new song 'Call It What You Want'. It's the fourth single from her hugely anticipated forthcoming studio album 'Reputation'.
Taylor Swift at the CMA Awards
The 27-year-old drops a new lyric video for the track, which begins with clips from her collection of personal videos - the likes of which she posts on Instagram. And the song itself is an insistence that despite all the public feuds she's been involved with, she's never been happier now that she's in love with her latest squeeze.
This video is even better than the previous.
After some controversial teaser clips, Taylor Swift has unveiled the full music video for her single '...Ready For It?', and it's every bit the sci-fi fantasy she promised. But once you get over the sensational visuals, you'll find plenty of subtle references to her life and career in there.
Taylor Swift spotted in New York
People were shocked to see Taylor looking almost naked in the teasers for the Joseph Kahn-directed video, but it's less controversial when you see it in full. She's actually channelling 'Ghost in the Shell', as well as other sci-fi worlds such as 'Blade Runner' and 'Tron: Legacy'.
Singer appears nude in 'Ghost In The Shell' style clip.
Taylor Swift has her fans doing a double take at her latest video; a teaser for her single '...Ready For It?' which has proved controversial since it dropped this week. In just a series of sci-fi style frames she manages to completely destroy her former 'nice girl' image.
Taylor Swift at the BMI Pop Awards
It seems the 27-year-old really wasn't kidding when she said the old Taylor was dead in her comeback single 'Look What You Made Me Do' - indeed, her Instagram bio now reads the lyric: 'The old Taylor can't come to the phone right now' as she shares a 20-second clip of the forthcoming '...Ready For It?' video three times.
Could she really be talking about Joe Alwyn?
Taylor Swift releases a new promotional single entitled 'Gorgeous'; yet another infectious pop tune that we will be singing forever, or at least until her next song comes out. Though it is markedly different from the other already released tracks from 'Reputation', it's just further evidence of her indomitable pop genius.
Taylor Swift leaving her New York apartment
'Gorgeous' is an upbeat tune about being infatuated with a good-looking young man, despite being in a relationship with an older guy. 'I got a boyfriend, he's older than us / He's in the club doing I don't know what / You're so cool it makes me hate you so much', she sings, later adding: 'You make me so happy it turns back to sad / There's nothing I hate more than what I can't have.'
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Agonises Over A 'Gorgeous' Face In New Single
Beck has revealed Kanye West told Taylor Swift he liked the singer's album 'Morning Phase' despite interrupting him on stage at the Grammy Awards in 2015
The 'Loser' singer was accepting the prize for Best Album when the superstar rapper stormed the stage and told him he should ''respect artistry'' by handing the trophy over to Beyonce after the release of her innovative project 'Lemonade'.
Now, Beck has revealed he had dinner with Taylor Swift - who was also interrupted by Kanye during an acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2009 - and she told him that the 'Famous' rapper actually liked his music.
Continue reading: Beck: Kanye West Liked My Album
The Swift Life is coming to the app store this year.
Taylor Swift fans will have the opportunity to connect with each other in a more cohesive way than ever before as the singer launches her very own app which allegedly follows some kind of social media pattern. The only problem is, fans are pretty much divided by the idea.
Taylor Swift snapped leaving her apartment
The 27-year-old singer has partnered with app developers Glu to launch The Swift Life, a project that promises to connect fans and allow for an interactive experience, as well as share exclusive content and photos, access special Taymojis and play music with songs added each day. There will even be a feature that allows fans to chat with each other.
Continue reading: Taylor Swift To Launch Special Social Media App For Fans
The popstars are looking at six and five awards respectively.
The nominations for the 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards are finally in, and it's Taylor Swift who has come out on top. It's unsurprising given her unapologetic return and the level of controversy she has caused with her latest hits. Shawn Mendes and Kendrick Lamar are also big nominees.
Taylor Swift at the CMA Awards
After dazzling fans with her new singles 'Look What You Made Me Do' and '...Ready For It?' from her highly anticipated new album 'Reputation' (out on November 10th 2017), Taylor Swift is looking at winning up to six awards at the MTV EMAs.
Continue reading: Taylor Swift And Shawn Mendes Lead 2017 MTV EMA Nominations
'Look What You Made Me Do' bears a lot of similarities to 'My Humps' and 'Just Like You'.
Even when you're sure to credit an artist for inspiring a song, you still end up with people accusing you of creative theft. Fergie fans have hit out at Taylor Swift for her song 'Look What You Made Me Do' over claims that it sounds much too similar to one of Fergie's own hits.
Fergie performs live on the 'Today' show
Andy Cohen got the former Black Eyed Peas singer to address the suggestion that 'Look What You Made Me Do' sounds suspiciously like the 2005 tune 'My Humps' on 'Watch What Happens Live'. But what's awesome is that she didn't even seem phased at the idea of someone borrowing from her music. In fact, she seemed excited to bring up another of her songs that bears similarities.
Continue reading: Fergie Is Totally Cool With Taylor Swift's Song Sounding Like Hers
Taylor Swift sent Cardi B a bouquet of flowers after the singer knocked her off the top spot in the US Billboard Hot 100 to land her first number one
The star has seen her huge hit 'Look What You Made Me Do' finally toppled off the number one spot of the US Billboard Hot 100 rankings, and it doesn't seem like there are any hard feelings.
Cardi B shared a snap of the gift sent to her by the 'Shake It Off' hitmaker, and revealed she is a huge fan of her contemporary.
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Congratulates Cardi B
The singer is being sued for an unspecified amount over similarities to 3LW song.
The old Taylor Swift may be dead but her previous hits are definitely not forgotten, particularly not by one songwriting duo who have accused the popstar of stealing their lyrics for her 2014 song 'Shake It Off'. There is certainly something uncanny about the similarities.
Taylor Swift at the CMA Awards
The 27-year-old might have done the honourable thing by crediting Right Said Fred for inspiring one of her newest singles 'Look What You Made Me Do', but Sean Hall and Nathan Butler are not happy that they never received credit for inspiring her 'Shake It Off' lyrics with their 2001 song 'Playas Gon' Play' recorded by the girl band 3LW.
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Facing Yet Another Lawsuit For 'Shake It Off' Lyrics
She told Andy Cohen she really doesn't know anything about the situation in 'All Too Well'.
Maggie Gyllenhaal is getting seriously confused about why everyone has kept asking about Taylor Swift's scarf for the last five years. She spoke about this weirdness with Andy Cohen in an interview this week, admitting that she was unaware about the situation regarding the lyrics in Taylor's 2012 song 'All Too Well'.
Maggie Gyllenhaal at 'The Deuce' premiere
During her appearance on 'Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen' last night (September 13th 2017), she was asked about whether she did indeed still have Taylor Swift's scarf in her drawer as the latter's lyrics to 'All Too Well' suggest; a song that was allegedly written about her brief relationship with Jake Gyllenhaal back in 2010.
Continue reading: Maggie Gyllenhaal: Why Is Everyone Asking About Taylor Swift's Scarf?
She has just dropped a promotional track for her upcoming album 'Reputation'.
Taylor Swift continues her new dark aesthetic with yet another unapologetic single entitled '...Ready For It?'. Coming less than two weeks after she hit headlines with her first video from her forthcoming album, she cements her new musical direction with the promo track this week.
Taylor Swift in her 'Look What You Made Me Do' video
'... Ready For It?' is a bass-heavy electronic pop number with dark industrial tones and rap verses; quite apart from the romantic ballads of yesteryear. It marks a sarcastic new musical personality for this superstar, who uses her new tunes to mock the media's perception of her love life and her public feuds.
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Has Another Single - Are You 'Ready For It'?
The ex-boyfriend of the singer seemed uninterested when Taylor's new video was showcased at the VMAs on Sunday
There is no doubt Taylor Swift is back but it seems not everyone is happy about it. The superstar singer unveiled the video to her latest song, Look What You Made Me Do, at the VMAs last night (Sun 27) but there was one person in the audience who seemed unimpressed: Taylor’s former boyfriend, Calvin Harris.
Calvin Harris and Taylor Swift have a complicated back story
As Swifty’s explosive new video hit the screens, all cameras were trained on the Scottish DJ who appeared to ignore the video and then decide not to clap at all after it had been completed in its entirety.
Continue reading: Did Calvin Harris Deliberately Not Clap For Taylor Swift's New Video?
Another sensational Sunday evening from the VMAs.
The 2017 MTV VMAs rocked up this weekend with a number of special surprises, a big political agenda and a big win for Kendrick Lamar. There were some seriously spectacular performances, a few tear-jerking moments, but most of all it was an event of solidarity between everyone involved.
Kendrick Lamar wins big at the 2017 MTV VMAs
Kendrick Lamar was the big winner of the evening, with the video for his hit single 'Humble' (taken from this year's 'Damn' album) landing him Video of the Year as well as Best Hip Hop, Best Art Direction, Best Direction and Best Visual Effects.
She is not messing about with her new single from her upcoming album.
If you thought 'Bad Blood' was dark, Taylor Swift has just upped the ante with an even more deadly new single entitled 'Look What You Made Me Do' which is basically a veiled smackdown of Kanye West. It's also the first track from her long-awaited forthcoming album.
Taylor Swift at the CMA Awards
The 27-year-old proves she's not taking any more trash from anyone with 'Look What You Made Me Do'; a super sultry, drum heavy number which truly shows her transformation. To put it in her words: 'the old Taylor can't come to the phone right now/ Why?/ Oh 'cause she's dead!' It's the first single she's released since last year's 'I Don't Wanna Live Forever' with Zayn, which was recorded for the film 'Fifty Shades Darker'.
Continue reading: 'Look What You Made Me Do': Taylor Swift Is Back And She's Dangerous
Perry explained to Ryan Seacrest how she'd put her feud with Calvin Harris to rest earlier this year.
32 year old Perry, the host of the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards, spoke about her various “falling outs” with Scottish producer Harris from about eight years ago when she had been beefing with his now-ex-girlfriend, Taylor Swift.
“We’d had little falling outs here and there. We’d had some public Twitter spats… Eight years or so had passed. It was time to put all that behind us,” she told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show on Wednesday (August 23rd).
Continue reading: Katy Perry On Halting Calvin Harris Feud
'Reputation', Swift's sixth studio album, will be released on November 10th - with its first single available on Thursday!
Following her mysterious social media blackout that triggered mounting speculation, Taylor Swift has indeed confirmed the news her legions have fans have been waiting for – her new album, titled Reputation, will be released later this year on November 10th.
The 27 year old singer revealed via her Instagram account on Wednesday (August 23rd) that her sixth studio record will be released in a matter of months. Even better, the album’s first single will be released tomorrow evening (Thursday 24th), although the title of the song is not yet confirmed.
Appearing on her Instagram, the cover features a black-and-white photo of Swift in a shirt and with wet hair while standing in front a backdrop of fake newspaper headlines and articles, all containing just two words – 'Taylor Swift'.
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Announces New Album 'Reputation'
Is this a clue that new music is on the way?
Taylor Swift fans everywhere are going crazy over speculation that she might finally have some new music on the way. The clues are that she's removed all her images and posts off social media and replaced them with a very strange video indeed. New single? Or just a fresh start?
Taylor Swift at the CMA Awards
Just why did the 27-year-old popstar wipe away her social media presence on Friday (August 18th 2017)? No posts remain visible to the public on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Tumblr - not even an identifying profile picture. She hasn't removed her handle altogether, however, and she has since left one post.
The undisclosed donation comes shortly after Swift prevailed in the groping court case against former DJ David Mueller.
Taylor Swift has delivered on her promise to donate money to help sexual assault survivors in the wake of the groping court case she won earlier this week, making what is described as a “generous” donation to Mariska Hargitay’s Joyful Heart Foundation.
The 27 year old pop megastar contributed an undisclosed amount of financial aid to the foundation, set up in 2004 by Mariska Hargitay, a ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ actress and a close friend of Swift’s.
“Taylor is aware of the Joyful Heart Foundation and follows our work,” Joyful Heart Foundation’s CEO Maile M. Zambuto told The Huffington Post on Thursday (August 17th). “Her team got in touch with me and we talked a lot about her commitment, all along throughout this ordeal, to wanting to be of service to survivors.”
Calvin Harris has teamed up with pop royalty for his brand new album 'Funk Wave Bounces Vol 1', which lands on June 30.
Calvin Harris has been confirmed to perform at Rihanna's third Diamnond Ball alongside Kendrick Lamar.
The superstar DJ - who collaborated with the Bejan beauty on hits 'This Is What You Came For' and 'We Found Love' - has signed up to the charity fundraiser taking place at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City on September 14 in aid of the Clara Lionel Foundation.
Rihanna said in a statement: ''I'm ecstatic to add my longtime collaborator and friend Calvin Harris to the stellar line-up at this year's Diamond Ball. Calvin's music will bring the perfect mix of energy and excitement to the evening as we celebrate the Clara Lionel Foundation.''
Continue reading: Calvin Harris Joins Rihanna And Kendrick Lamar At Third Diamond Ball
Swift took to the stand on Thursday in court in Denver, Colorado to be cross-examined by David Mueller's attorney.
Taylor Swift has been widely praised for her testimony in court this week concerning allegations of sexual assault, with celebrities and publications noting how she dealt with being put on the stand in the civil trial in the court battle with ex-DJ David Mueller.
The 27 year old pop star launched a counter-suit in late 2015 after former country music DJ David Mueller sued her for claiming she fabricated allegations that he groped her backside during a photo op in 2013, which he says caused him to lose his $150k-per-year job at Denver-based KYGO-FM.
Testifying on Thursday (August 10th), Swift gave no grounds to Mueller’s lawyers whatsoever, according to reports from Billboard and multiple outlets.
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Praised For Testimony In Groping Case
The civil trial to resolve the 2015 suit and counter-suit between Swift and former DJ David Mueller, began in Colorado on Tuesday.
A former radio DJ who was sacked when he was accused of groping Taylor Swift before a concert has testified in court today, claiming that he may have touched the pop star’s ribs with a closed hand when he tried to jump into a photo with her, but insisted that he did not touch her backside as Swift had claimed.
27 year old Swift accuses former disc jockey David Mueller of slipping his hand up her dress as they posed at a photo op backstage at one of her concerts back in June 2013 at Denver’s Pepsi Center. Her legal representative claimed in an opening statement at a civil trial in Denver, Colorado on Tuesday (August 8th) that Mueller had “grabbed her rear end”, according to local reports.
Mr Mueller sued the singer in September 2015, calling her allegation false and that she had cost him his $150k-per-year job as a host at country music station KYGO-FM. He is seeking $3 million in damages.
Swifty and Scottish DJ Harris dated from March 2015 to June 2016
It was one of the biggest showbiz get togethers that was followed by millions of fans alike when Swifty and Calvin became a couple. The pair frolicked on inflatable swans, cooked, looked after Taylor’s cats and hung out in impossibly cute places looking impossibly adorable. But then the dream was over and the claws came out.
Taylor and Calvin's relationship ended acrimoniously
The pair split after just over a year together in June 2016 and mere weeks later Swifty was caught snogging British actor, Tom Hiddleston, before the social media backbiting began.
Swift ended her boycott of streaming services two weeks ago, and has made close to $400,000 since.
Most people would have thought that Taylor Swift’s return to Spotify was done just to troll her nemesis Katy Perry, but it actually seems to have been a savvy business move as well.
A new report indicates that the 27 year old pop star has earned just under $400,000 in the space of just a fortnight since her back catalogue came back to streaming services such as Spotify, Amazon Music and Pandora two weeks ago.
Much was made of the fact that Swift made the sudden decision to end her boycott of streaming services on the eve of her rival Katy Perry releasing her new record Witness on June 9th, but Billboard now claims that the two weeks since have seen TayTay earn $285,000 (£224,000) in streaming revenue and $59,000 (£46,000) in publishing royalties.
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Earns $400k In Two Weeks Since Return To Streaming
She had told The Guardian that being pals with TayTay was like being around someone with "very specific allergies".
The 20 year old New Zealand-born singer, who has just released her second album Melodrama, made the rather strange remark in a profile interview with The Guardian at the weekend. Quickly, she received a backlash from Swift’s fanbase who criticised her for the comments that Lorde now admits were “insensitive” – but she said that she hadn’t been addressing Swift directly.
“It's like having a friend with very specific allergies,” she had told the British newspaper in an article published on Saturday (June 17th).
Continue reading: Lorde Apologises For Taylor Swift 'Autoimmune Disease' Comment
Jack Antonoff hears a ''female voice'' in his head when he writes music.
Jack Antonoff hears a ''female voice'' in his head when he writes music.
The 33-year-old singer and songwriter - who is currently dating Lena Dunham - has admitted whenever he sits down to pen a anew track he will hear women play back the song in his head,.
The Bleachers frontman told the Metro newspaper: ''I grew up with only sisters and wen i write, I very much hear things in a female voice. Not to generalise but females are more honest and transparent. There's just a connection there.''
Continue reading: Jack Antonoff Hears A 'female Voice' When He Writes Music
Swift's back catalogue had been suspended from streaming services back in late 2014.
Taylor Swift has decided to end her long-standing boycott of streaming services, announcing that her back catalogue of albums will return to services such as Spotify.
Swift made the decision to pull her entire discography from streaming services back in late 2014, citing the deleterious effect she felt that the streaming model was having on the music industry. However, her reversal comes reportedly as a thank-you to her fans after her most recent album 1989 passed the 10 million sales mark.
“In celebration of 1989 selling over 10 Million Albums Worldwide and the RIAA's 100 Million Song Certification announcement, Taylor wants to thank her fans by making her entire back catalog available to all streaming services tonight at midnight,” a Taylor Swift fan Instagram page announced on Thursday night (June 8th).
The singer has been friends with Swifty for a number of years
Ed Sheeran has lifted the lid on his friendship with songstress Taylor Swift and revealed that neither of them were the popular kids at school. The star - who currently holds the number one and two spots in the charts - said that now they are the popular kids, they have "taken it too far".
Ed Sheeran said neither he nor Taylor Swift were popular at school
In an interview with the Daily Star, Sheeran revealed their friendship as a competitive one.
Continue reading: Ed Sheeran Talks Friendship With Taylor Swift And Competition With Adele
This is how the pair began their collaboration for 'Fifty Shades Darker'.
Zayn Malik has opened up about collaborating with his girlfriend's pal Taylor Swift on the new single 'I Don't Wanna Live Forever' from the soundtrack to 'Fifty Shades Darker', revealing that the popstar was eager to get on board after hearing the unfinished version.
Taylor Swift and Zayn Malik worked together on 'Fifty Shades Darker' single
It wasn't exactly difficult for Zayn to bring Taylor on board given that his supermodel girlfriend Gigi Hadid is a part of the 'Bad Blood' singer's squad (alongside the movie's star Dakota Johnson), but it seems she was more than enthusiastic about the project when the producer and Grammy-winning songwriter Jack Antonoff played her the semi-completed product.
He's not impressed with the singer owning up about Nils Sjöberg.
It's confirmed: Taylor Swift DID co-wrote the new Calvin Harris track 'This Is What You Came For' under the pseudonym Nils Sjöberg. Her team have just settled that bit of gossip, but Calvin is definitely not happy about it and has accused her of deliberately trying to make him look bad.
Taylor Swift DID help write 'This Is What You Came For'
Calvin released the single 'This Is What You Came For' featuring Rihanna earlier this year, while he was still dating Taylor, as part of his upcoming album project. Rumours arose recently that Taylor helped out on the track under a Scandinavian nom de plume, but Calvin has launched a scathing attack on Twitter amid a few backhanded compliments over the singer deciding to come clean about it all.
'25' sold more than Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Sam Smith put together in 2015 - despite only being on sale for the last five weeks of the year!
Confirming what we essentially already knew, Adele’s global domination is total, with the news that her latest album 25 outsold the rest of the top five bestsellers around the world put together in 2015.
The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), a global body representing the music industry, reports that her long-awaited third album sold 17.4 million units in 2015, despite only coming out in late November. As a result, the organisation concludes that Adele has helped to reverse “two decades of almost uninterrupted decline” in the music business.
Adele performing live in Birmingham in April 2016
No one wants their old MySpace page dug up, not even Taylor Swift.
Taylor Swift’s alleged old MySpace page is doing the rounds again, seemingly showing the days before the singer had such a carefully crafted image. The posts, which are dated around 2005 and 2006, include some cringe-worthy photographs and a few f-bombs in the comments section.
Taylor Swift’s alleged old Myspace page has resurfaced.
In one comment Taylor reportedly writes: "Just a little reminder to you that, even though the semester may be over… I'm still quite obsessed with you. haha f**k sewing machines” (via The Mirror). In another she accuses her friends of posting ‘fugly’ pictures of her.
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Taylor Swift Sunday 12th June 2011 performs at the final night of The 2011 CMA Music Festival Nightly Concerts at LP Field in Nashville Las Vegas, Nevada
Taylor Swift Sunday 22nd May 2011 The 2011 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas, Nevada
Taylor Swift Saturday 11th September 2010 Taylor Swift, sporting red frame wayfarer sunglasses, out shopping in Beverly Hills Los Angeles, California
Taylor Swift Thursday 5th June 2008 at the GAC Presents CMA Celebrity Close Up event at the Ryman Auditorium Nashville, Tennessee
Taylor Swift Friday 8th February 2008 Verizon Wireless And People Magazine event - Arrivals held at Avalon Hollywood Los Angeles, California USA
Date of birth
13th December, 1989
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