1. Singer-Songwriter Steve Earle Talks Divorce (for the Seventh Time), Fatherhood & Taylor Swift's Talent

    March 02, 2015 7:23 PM EST 0 0 0 The title of Steve Earle 's 16th studio album  Terraplane  is a nod to Delta blues legend Robert Johnson 's "Terraplane Blues," but the similarities end there. Recorded with his crack band the Dukes, the album -- which debuted at ...

  2. Lady Gaga to Taylor Swift: 'Your Prince Charming Will Come'

    March 02, 2015 6:50 PM EST 0 0 0 From the look of it, things are going really well for Lady Gaga right now. The pop star was recently engaged to her longtime boyfriend Taylor Kinney, performed an amazing The Sound of Music  Oscars tribute and is going to star in the next season of ...

  3. Taylor Swift Reveals Why She Won't Comment on Katy Perry

    March 02, 2015 8:28 AM EST 0 0 0 In a new interview, there's one topic Taylor Swift is keeping quiet about. The "Style" singer recently chatted with The Telegraph where she decided not to talk about Katy Perry . "I'm not giving them anything to write about, ...

  4. Sam Smith's 'In the Lonely Hour' Tops Historic U.K. Albums Chart

    March 02, 2015 3:39 AM EST 0 0 0 Sam Smith capped the week of his double Brit Award victory by claiming another piece of history, as In The Lonely Hour (Capitol/Universal) topped the first U.K. album chart to incorporate streaming data alongside downloads and traditional sales. As ...

  5. Bjork to Keep 'Vulnicura' Off Spotify

    February 27, 2015 10:02 AM EST 0 0 0 The singer says she may window new music later. Icelandic singer Bjork has revealed in an interview that she will keep her new album  Vulnicura , released in January after leaking online, off of Spotify and other streaming services.  Album Review: B ...

  6. Blur Steps 'Out' on Twitter Top Tracks

    February 26, 2015 4:12 PM EST 0 0 0 Britpop band previews first studio album in 12 years. Plus, Drake's new album spurs five debuts. U.K. rock band Blur flashes onto Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks (dated March 7), earning a No. 15 bow for "Go Out." The group's newe ...

  7. Drake Tops Billboard Artist 100, Imagine Dragons Fire Up to No. 2

    February 26, 2015 1:58 PM EST 0 0 0 Drizzy's No. 1 for a second week, while Imagine Dragons roar 22-2 thanks to the start of their album 'Smoke + Mirrors.' Drake is the top artist in the U.S. for a second week, as he holds atop the Billboard Artist 100 chart. The rap ti ...

  8. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Ariana Grande Blasts Into Top 40, Taylor Swift Debuts With 'Wonderland'

    February 26, 2015 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Grande's 'One Last Time' zooms 80-34, while Swift's '1989' bonus track, now available on iTunes, starts at No. 51. Plus, moves for Imagine Dragons, Walk the Moon & Drake. As previously reported , Mark Ronson 's ...

  9. Chart Highlights: Madonna's 'Living for Love' Debuts on Pop Songs, Leads Dance Club Songs

    February 23, 2015 4:45 PM EST 0 0 0 The Queen of Pop returns to top 40 radio and, as previously reported, celebrates her historic coronation on Dance Club Songs. Plus, new No. 1s for Calvin Harris, Thomas Rhett & more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Bill ...

  10. Taylor Swift Named IFPI Global Recording Artist of 2014

    February 23, 2015 2:39 PM EST 0 0 0 Taylor Swift has been crowned Global Recording Artist of the year by international trade group IFPI. The annual award honors the year's top artist across physical sales, downloads and streaming worldwide. Released late last year, Swift's f ...

  11. Kendrick Lamar & Katy Perry Debut in Top 10 on Twitter Tracks Chart

    February 20, 2015 6:08 PM EST 0 0 0 Kendrick Lamar grabs a No. 2 debut as Katy Perry lands in the Top 10. Plus, Taylor Swift brings 'Style' to the helm. Fresh off a pair of Grammy wins on Feb. 8, Kendrick Lamar squeezes into the runner-up slot on the Billboard + Twitter Top ...

  12. Kanye West, Drake, Ariana Grande & Taylor Swift: Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind Ep. 37

    February 20, 2015 2:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Welcome back to Billboard's weekly video show "Real-Time Rewind," which recaps the past week's hottest action on the new Billboard Real-Time Twitter Charts -- Trending 140 and Emerging Artists -- and the news that's driving ...

  13. How 'Shake It Off' Ruled the Publishing Industry's Fourth Quarter in 2014

    February 20, 2015 2:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Taylor Swift 's "Shake It Off" was the publishing industry's undisputed champ in 2014's fourth quarter: The song helped lead Sony/ATV (which reps Swift) to its 10th consecutive leading quarter and Kobalt Music Group (home to ...

  14. Kanye West, Drake, Ariana Grande & Taylor Swift: Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind

    Kanye West, Drake, Ariana Grande & Taylor Swift: Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind

    February 20, 2015 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Kanye West, Drake, Ariana Grande & Taylor Swift: Real-Time Twitter Chart Rewind Ep. 37, Feb. 20, 2015. chartroundup , Ariana Grande , Taylor Swift , Kanye West Videos Ariana Grande Taylor Swift Kanye West ...

  15. Drake Becomes First Rapper to Top Artist 100

    February 19, 2015 3:25 PM EST 0 0 0 Drizzy dominates, soaring 21-1 thanks to the arrival of his surprise album 'If You're Reading This It's Too Late.' Drake takes over as the top artist in the U.S., rocketing 21-1 for his first week atop the Billboard Artist 100 ch ...

  16. Watch Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, Prince & More Jam at 'SNL' Afterparty

    February 16, 2015 5:22 PM EST 0 0 0 From the looks of it, Sunday night's Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary celebration wrapped up with a jam session for the ages, including Taylor Swift , Paul McCartney , Jimmy Fallon , Prince , Haim , Bill Murray and more in an all-star band. ...

  17. Taylor Swift & BFF Karlie Kloss Grace 'Vogue' Cover

    February 13, 2015 3:41 PM EST 0 0 0 Taylor Swift and her BFF, model Karlie Kloss, grace the March cover of U.S. Vogue . "I've met a lot of really great girls through Taylor," Karlie Kloss tells Vogue . "She's incredible at connecting people who might not norma ...

  18. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Taylor Swift's 'Style' Hits Top 20, With More Gains Expected Next Week

    February 13, 2015 3:13 PM EST 5.331 k 189 113 The song shoots 29-18 & should keep climbing following the release of its video. Plus, moves for Kelly Clarkson, Sam Smith & Shawn Mendes. As previously reported , Mark Ronson 's "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars ...

  19. Katy Perry Roars to New Billboard Artist 100 Peak, Taylor Swift No. 1 for 16th Week

    February 12, 2015 2:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Perry hits a new high following her high-profile performances, while Swift remains in her usual spot atop the tally. Despite having ranked on the Billboard Artist 100 for all 32 weeks of the chart's existence, Katy Perry reaches a new peak this ...

  20. Taylor Swift Gives Heartbroken Fan Sweet & Smart Advice on Tumblr

    February 11, 2015 4:31 PM EST 0 0 0 When Taylor Swift isn't busy writing and performing songs about heartbreak, she's personally helping her fans get through it. As is becoming a bit of a pattern, Swift responded to a fan's confessional Tumblr post about a breakup, aski ...

  21. Taylor Swift's '1989' Spends 11th Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    February 11, 2015 11:00 AM EST '1989' ties 'Fearless' as Swift's longest-running No. 1 album. As forecast , Taylor Swift's 1989 claims an 11th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart , tying Fearless as Swift's longest-running No. 1 effort. ...

  22. Taylor Swift's Lawyers Threatening Guitar Teacher With Legal Action Over Website Name

    February 10, 2015 5:01 PM EST Recently, Taylor Swift 's lawyers have taken on Etsy for making Swift-related items and moved to trademark a number of phrases from her recently released 1989 album. Now, New York's Daily News reports that Swift's team is threateni ...

  23. Shirley Manson on Kanye West's Grammy Rant: 'You Are Making Yourself Look Like a Complete Twat'

    February 09, 2015 11:37 PM EST 0 0 0 Small, petty, spoilt. And a complete twat. That's how Shirley Manson has described Kanye West  and his behavior in an amusing critique of his petulant Grammys display.   Kanye has, not for the first time, become a social-media punchline after h ...

  24. Chart Highlights: Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran & More Score New No. 1s

    February 09, 2015 6:25 PM EST 0 0 0 Swift's 'Blank Space' crowns AC, while Sheeran's 'Thinking Out Loud' tops Adult Pop Songs. Plus, new leaders for Lillywood & Robin Schulz, Nicki Minaj, Imagine Dragons and more. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek ...

  25. Grammys 2015: Recording Academy's Neil Portnow Uses Speech to Lobby on Streaming Payouts

    February 08, 2015 11:36 PM EST The controversial issue of digital music royalties made a rare, primetime television appearance from the Staples Center Sunday evening when The Recording Academy introduced a new advocacy group formed to influence legislation. Recording Academy pre ...

  26. Taylor Swift Reacts to the Birthplace of "Shake It Off" in 2008

    Taylor Swift Reacts to the Birthplace of "Shake It Off" in 2008

    February 08, 2015 7:41 PM EST 0 0 0 Taylor Swift Ryan Seacrest carpet interview 57th grammy awards , taylor swift , Grammys , E! Live Red Carpet , telecast , Shake It Off , Ryan Seacrest , Taylor Swift Videos Taylor Swift ...

  27. Taylor Swift Reveals Her 2015 Grammy Date

    February 06, 2015 2:58 PM EST 6.994 k 233 41 Taylor Swift has revealed her Grammy date for the weekend: It's Abigail Anderon, her best friend since her pre-fame days.  Grammy Awards 2015: All Our Coverage Anderson will be familiar to Swift superfans. She regularly pops up in behi ...

  28. The Real Reason Behind Taylor Swift Trying to Trademark 'This Sick Beat'

    February 06, 2015 12:00 PM EST Although she's notoriously protective of her brand, Taylor Swift isn't known to be especially litigious. But the singer has been on a trademark tear, attempting to register a handful of phrases in advance of her 1989 World Tour, which la ...

  29. The Real Reason Behind Taylor Swift Trying to Trademark 'This Sick Beat'

    February 06, 2015 12:00 PM EST 3.36 k 350 17 Although she's notoriously protective of her brand, Taylor Swift isn't known to be especially litigious. But the singer has been on a trademark tear, attempting to register a handful of phrases in advance of her 1989 World Tour, wh ...

  30. Taylor Swift's '1989' Going for 11th Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    February 05, 2015 8:22 PM EST Taylor Swift's blockbuster 1989 album is heading for an 11th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart -- tying Swift's own Fearless for the diva's longest-running No. 1 set. Industry forecasters suggest 1989 may move around 95,00 ...

  31. Watch Taylor Swift Dance at Her Own Grammy Museum Exhibit

    February 05, 2015 3:10 PM EST Are we getting a preview of Taylor Swift 's reaction to a possible song of the year win this weekend at the  Grammys ? Grammys 2015: All Our Coverage Swift reacted the only possible way you can to viewing an exhibit about yourself: By joyful ...

  32. Check Out Twitter's 2015 Grammy Predictions Map

    February 05, 2015 12:20 PM EST 0 0 0 The Recording Academy has been working very closely with Twitter on building awareness and buzz around the 2015 Grammy Awards. On Dec. 5, prominent musicians, including Mark Ronson , Zedd and Vampire Weekend 's Ezra Koenig, used the platform� ...

  33. Taylor Swift No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100; Ne-Yo Hits Top 10; Katy Perry, Missy Elliott Surge

    February 05, 2015 11:20 AM EST 0 0 0 Swift stays at the summit, Ne-Yo reaches a new peak & Perry and Elliott make Super-sized moves. "Fifteen" isn't just a Taylor Swift song: it's now also how many weeks she's led the Billboard Artist 100. Despite a 9 perce ...

  34. Iggy Azalea & Sam Smith Lead 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards Nominations

    February 04, 2015 8:40 AM EST 0 0 0 With five nominations each, Iggy Azalea and Sam Smith are the early leaders heading into the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards, nominations for which were announced Wednesday. Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande are close behind with four nods each. On the n ...

  35. Taylor Swift Announces Haim as '1989' Tour Opener

    February 01, 2015 2:39 PM EST 2.181 k 276 68 0 It looks like the Haim sisters will be spending even more time with their pal Taylor Swift . Taylor Swift Announces '1989' World Tour Dates Swift announced on Sunday (Feb. 1) that sister band -- comprised of Este, Danielle and A ...

  36. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: 'Grammy Nominees' Album Debuts in Top 20

    January 30, 2015 8:28 PM EST On the newest Billboard 200 albums chart , Fall Out Boy earned the largest sales week for a rock album in nearly a year, as the band's American Beauty/American Psycho arrived in the No. 1 slot . It shifted 218,000 album equivalent units in t ...

  37. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Taylor Swift's 'Style' Soars, Nicki Minaj Notches 60th Hit

    January 30, 2015 11:15 AM EST 'Style' enters the top 40, while Minaj bows with 'Truffle Butter.' Plus, moves for Ellie Goulding, The Weeknd & Natalie La Rose. As previously reported, Mark Ronson 's "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars ...

  38. Taylor Swift Returns to No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100, Fall Out Boy Flies to No. 2

    January 29, 2015 3:25 PM EST 15.1 k 426 1 0 While Swift blocks Fall Out Boy from the summit, the band reaches a new high, soaring 10-2 thanks to new album. Despite an 8 percent drop in activity, Taylor Swift returns to the top of the Billboard Artist 100 (2-1), logging a record-exten ...

  39. Taylor Swift's '1989' Heading Back to No. 1

    January 28, 2015 8:33 PM EST 48.846 k 558 6 0 After a two-week vacation from the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 , it appears Taylor Swift 's 1989 is heading back to the top of the chart. While it's too early to project how many units the album will earn in the week ending ...

  40. (Don't) Party Like It's '1989': Taylor Swift Copyrights Album Lyrics

    January 28, 2015 5:31 PM EST Taylor Swift has been (somewhat ridiculously) accused of stealing from a felon's life story for 1989 's lyrics, and she's making sure no one does the same to her: by filing trademarks for some of the alum's key turns of phras ...

  41. Taylor Swift on Madonna Praise: 'Now I'm Dead'

    January 28, 2015 1:17 AM EST Madonna has flattened Taylor Swift … with a compliment.  The reigning Queen Of Pop has invited Taylor into her realm by suggesting the ever-rising superstar was a "princess" of the genre.  Speaking to Australian presenter Richard Wilk ...

  42. Taylor Swift to Hackers Threatening to Release Naked Photos: 'You Got NOTHING'

    January 27, 2015 3:03 PM EST Taylor Swift 's Instagram and Twitter accounts  were hacked earlier Tuesday (Jan. 27), and subsequently TMZ reported that said hackers got nude photos of the singer. Yeah right, Swift announced on her (apparently restored) Twitter account.  P ...

  43. The Biggest Hot 100 Hits to Peak at Nos. 25-1

    January 27, 2015 11:05 AM EST 0 0 0 Clearly, the most popular songs at any given time scale the upper ranks of the Billboard Hot 100. Still, America's singles chart of record for 56 years sports a history filled with well-loved classics that peaked at every position, from No. 1 … ...

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