1. Taylor Swift Performs at the 2014 AMAs

    Taylor Swift Performs at the 2014 AMAs

    November 23, 2014 10:38 PM EST 0 1 0 Taylor Swift performs her single "Blank Space at the 2014 American Music Awards on November 23, 2014. American Music Awards , taylor swift , blank space , AMAs , 1989 , Taylor Swift Videos Taylor Swift ...

  2. American Music Awards Live Blog: Artists and Experts Weigh In

    November 23, 2014 6:00 PM EST Acclaimed musicians, Billboard experts and celebrated bloggers provide live coverage of tonight's AMAs Full AMAs 2014 Coverage AMAs 2014 AMAs 2014 Billboard Staff Taylor Swift , Jessica Northey , Silvio Pietroluongo , Rita Ballou , Sam Smith ...

  3. Music Fans Can Vote for Their Favorite AMA Artists, Submit Fan Art on Twitter

    November 22, 2014 3:29 PM EST It's not too late to grab your paintbrush. Now is your chance to show off all those paintings you've done of One Direction . (Don't pretend like you don't know what we're talking about.) AMAs Producer on Taylor Swift Rece ...

  4. Watch Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez Rock Out to The 1975 in L.A.

    November 22, 2014 1:31 PM EST Here’s a celebrity sighting concert-goers at The 1975 ’s Wednesday night (Nov. 19) show in Los Angeles won’t soon forget: Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez rocking out in the front row. Selena Gomez Says Taylor Swift Is 'Begging' Her to Move ...

  5. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Meghan Trainor Hits Top 40, Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars Debut

    November 21, 2014 3:24 PM EST Trainor soars with her second hit, while Ronson's scorching soul/pop track brings the writer/producer out from behind the scenes. Plus, chart action for Vance Joy, Lorde & One Direction. As previously reported, Taylor Swift makes history ...

  6. Vevo Faces an Uncertain Future With the Departure of CEO Rio Caraeff and a Failed Sale

    November 21, 2014 3:00 PM EST Rio Caraeff 's departure as CEO of Vevo at the end of 2014 -- officially announced Nov. 17 after an internal memo had leaked -- leaves the music-video service at a crossroads. After Caraeff failed to sell the company at a reported $1 billion ...

  7. Garth Brooks & Taylor Swift: A Study in Country Contrasts

    November 21, 2014 1:57 PM EST It's an interesting time in country music. The format's biggest-selling star of the last decade, Taylor Swift (25 million albums sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan), has departed for pop music with her latest album, 1989 . Meanwhile, G ...

  8. What Will Upcoming Contract Negotiations Mean for Taylor Swift, Usher and Justin Timberlake?

    November 21, 2014 1:34 PM EST Megamillion-dollar label deals are a thing of the past. But with Usher, Timberlake and Swift nearing the end of their contracts, this is how majors will have to fight to keep them. Taylor Swift , Usher and Justin Timberlake are about to enter an a ...

  9. Trio of Studies Find Digital Listening Drives Sales – But Are They Answering the Right Question?

    November 21, 2014 12:15 PM EST Data released this week have revealed the positive benefits free or listening has on music purchases. A study by Pandora and consumer surveys by the Country Music Association and BitTorrent show, in different ways, that free music can come with be ...

  10. AMAs Producer on Taylor Swift Receiving New Dick Clark Award, Pitbull's Hosting Skills & More

    November 21, 2014 10:00 AM EST American Music Awards producer Larry Klein has worked on the long-running awards show for nearly 40 years, but when he organizes it each year, "I still feel like a kid," he admits.  American Music Awards Photos: 42 Years Of AMAs History ...

  11. Taylor Swift No. 1, Pentatonix Jingles Up Artist 100

    November 20, 2014 4:35 PM EST Swift stays atop the tally, while the vocal act surges thanks to its hit holiday album. No surprise here: Taylor Swift tallies a record-extending fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart. The Artist 100 provides the first weekly ra ...

  12. WME's Marc Geiger Sides With Taylor Swift, Calls Free Streaming Services 'F---ed Up'

    November 20, 2014 3:49 PM EST 'It's insane that the industry is so scared of the digital consumers that they have to give away all the content for free,' he says at Billboard Touring Conference. Add one more name to the list of industry figureheads who'v ...

  13. Taylor Swift's '1989' No. 1 for Third Week on Billboard 200

    November 19, 2014 4:36 PM EST Taylor Swift 's 1989 album spends a third consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, making it only the second album to spend three weeks atop the list in 2014. Only the Frozen soundtrack, which racked 13 nonconsecutive weeks a ...

  14. 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Lines Up Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande & More Performers

    November 17, 2014 10:16 PM EST Hozier & Ed Sheeran will also perform at the London show, airing Dec. 9. Since Taylor Swift is besties with Victoria's Secret angels Karlie Kloss and Lily Aldridge , it only makes sense that she's returning to perform at this year� ...

  15. Chart Highlights: Maroon 5 Moves To No. 1 on Pop Songs With 'Animals'

    November 17, 2014 4:57 PM EST The group extends its record for the most leaders among groups. Plus, Idina Menzel's AC debut signals the start of the holidays. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs ...

  16. The Biz of Fizz: Why Soda Brands Are Spending Millions To Promote Taylor Swift, Tiesto in 2014

    November 17, 2014 1:02 PM EST 2.307 k 38 0 0 The second half of 2014 sees Big Gulp-sized soda partnerships with artists. Michael Tran/FilmMagic In 2014, 7UP doubled down on its lucky number by linking with Tiesto , Ultra, Insomniac and others for its 7x7Up initiative: seven top festiv ...

  17. Watch Steve Carell Hilariously Sing Taylor Swift’s 'Shake It Off'

    November 16, 2014 10:47 PM EST 5.428 k 116 5 0 Move over, Kendrick Lamar and Kelly Clarkson . Funny man Steve Carell has unleashed his own cover of Taylor Swift 's chart-topper "Shake It Off." Listen to Taylor Swift & Kendrick Lamar's Feel-Good Mashup, 'Bac ...

  18. ‘SNL’ Recap: 'Hunger Games' Stars Parody Taylor Swift’s ‘Blank Space,’ Kendrick Lamar Performs 'i' & More

    November 16, 2014 11:55 AM EST Rapper Kendrick Lamar made his second appearance as musical guest on Saturday Night Live on Nov. 15, performing his feel-good single “i” and following up with Jay Rock ’s “Pay For It.”  Mark Ronson Says New Single With Bruno Mars 'Uptown Funk ...

  19. Taylor Swift Surprises Fan: See What She Bought Him!

    November 15, 2014 7:58 PM EST 8.335 k 149 5 0 When  Taylor Swift  surprises a fan, she surprises a fan. The chart-topping singer headed up to Connecticut on Friday (Nov. 14) to gift one of her biggest fans an early holiday present. Stephanie Barnett and her family got a visit from the ...

  20. Foo Fighters, Pink Floyd Set for Top 10 Debuts on Billboard 200

    November 14, 2014 9:37 PM EST Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ album should rule for third straight week Foo Fighters , Pink Floyd and Garth Brooks are all heading for the top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart next week with their latest new albums. Industry forecasters suggest Foo Fighter ...

  21. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Selena Gomez's 'Heart' Starts at No. 25

    November 14, 2014 12:00 PM EST The new track from her first best-of set is the week's top debut. Plus, chart action for Big Sean, Shawn Mendes, Darius Rucker and Walk the Moon. As previously reported , Taylor Swift 's "Shake It Off" spends a fourth week a ...

  22. Taylor Swift Goes Pop: Country Stars React

    Taylor Swift Goes Pop: Country Stars React

    November 14, 2014 8:20 AM EST 0 0 0 Taylor Swift Goes Pop: Country Stars React Videos Taylor Swift ...

  23. When Harry Met Kate: One Direction vs. Taylor Swift's Royal Style

    November 13, 2014 5:15 PM EST Styles & Swift went for very different fashions to meet royalty. What would you wear to meet royalty? If you're One Direction 's Harry Styles , you'd wear your cropped leopard-print jacket over all black, with about three too ma ...

  24. Taylor Swift Atop Artist 100 Again, Calvin Harris First DJ in Top 10

    November 13, 2014 4:10 PM EST Swift stays atop the chart, while Harris hikes 21-9, powered by sales of his new album. Plus, Mr. Probz rides 'Waves' higher. The Billboard Artist 100 confirms what already seemed a given: Taylor Swift is the biggest music act in the U.S ...

  25. Taylor Swift's '1989' Set for Third Week at No. 1

    November 13, 2014 4:04 PM EST '1989' may sell 300,000 in its third week. There's little stopping Taylor Swift 's 1989 album, as it is on course to spend a third straight week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry forecasters suggest the Big Machi ...

  26. Watch Benedict Cumberbatch Imitate Taylor Swift

    November 13, 2014 3:18 PM EST Quick question: How attracted are you currently to Benedict Cumberbatch , Sherlock actor and Internet Golden Child? However much it is, prepare to have the amount increase exponentially after watching the below interview clip, which finds the Imit ...

  27. Taylor Swift Earned Less Than $500,000 From Spotify This Year, Label Boss Says

    November 12, 2014 8:18 PM EST That's a much smaller number than the one offered by Spotify's Daniel Ek earlier this week. The Taylor Swift vs. Spotify saga continued Wednesday (Nov. 12) with revelations about royalties the singer generated at the streaming company. ...

  28. YouTube's Music Streaming Service Launches

    November 12, 2014 1:00 PM EST Google and YouTube have finally unveiled their long-simmering music streaming solution, rumored for over a year now , and it's... YouTube. The company has made its streaming service less like a streaming service and more like a new section of ...

  29. Taylor Swift's '1989' Spends Second Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    November 12, 2014 11:00 AM EST Meanwhile, Bette Midler and Calvin Harris score Top 10 debuts on the albums chart. As expected , Taylor Swift 's blockbuster 1989 album spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The set sold 402,000 copies in the week endi ...

  30. The Good and the Bad of Spotify Founder Daniel Ek's Streaming Defense

    November 11, 2014 8:13 PM EST Spotify CEO Daniel Ek doesn't walk away from a challenge. After Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich blasted his company's business model , Ek responded with comments on Twitter. Now, after Taylor Swift drew huge attention by pulling her catalo ...

  31. Ask Billboard: All-Taylor Swift Edition

    November 11, 2014 11:05 AM EST As always, submit questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. Or, Tweet @gthot20 WHAT SHOULD TH ...

  32. Listen to Taylor Swift & Kendrick Lamar's Feel-Good Mashup, 'Backseat Shakeoff'

    November 10, 2014 6:56 PM EST Kendrick Lamar and Taylor Swift have been trading winks for some time now. If you remember, it started off early this year with Swift rocking out front row to Lamar's Grammy performance with Imagine Dragons . From there the media love affai ...

  33. Chart Highlights: U2 Makes History Atop Adult Alternative Songs, Taylor Swift Tops AC

    November 10, 2014 4:05 PM EST U2 lands its record-breaking 12th Adult Alternative Songs leader with 'The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone),' while Swift's multi-format smash 'Shake It Off' rules another ranking. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a sele ...

  34. Jason Aldean's New Album Pulled Off Spotify

    November 10, 2014 3:42 PM EST Country music's top digital sales leader Jason Aldean pulled his latest album off Spotify on Monday (Nov. 10), although his previous albums are still available through the digital music streaming service. Aldean's sixth album, Old Boots, ...

  35. Here's What Harry Styles Had to Say on Taylor Swift Writing About Their Relationship...

    November 09, 2014 8:29 PM EST Throughout Taylor Swift 's chart-topping career, it's no secret the country-turned-pop darling hasn't any hesitation in mining her past relationships for gold . But we don't always get to hear what her exes have to say about th ...

  36. Adele's Manager: 'Streaming Is the Future’

    November 09, 2014 10:57 AM EST Adele ’s manager has spoken out in favor of music streaming, following high profile hold-outs such as Taylor Swift , whose decision to pull her entire catalog from Spotify has renewed debate about the economics of the streaming model. Adele's ...

  37. Big Machine’s Scott Borchetta Explains Why Taylor Swift Was Removed From Spotify

    November 08, 2014 3:01 PM EST Big Machine Label Group CEO Scott Borchetta gave a candid interview about the abrupt removal of Taylor Swift ’s catalog from streaming service Spotify during a radio interview with Motley Crue 's Nikki Sixx. Taylor Swift Catalog Removed From ...

  38. Taylor Swift's '1989' May Sell 400,000 in Second Week

    November 07, 2014 10:07 PM EST She'll likely beat the No. 2 album by more than 300,000. Taylor Swift 's monster 1989 album is so big, it seems that the music business decided to mostly avoid releasing any albums that would have to compete with its second week on ...

  39. NYU's Stream-Tech Music Conference Teaches, Explains & Tries Not to Ruffle Feathers

    November 07, 2014 9:40 PM EST The participants in the Stream-Tech Music Conference at New York University's downtown Brooklyn campus, which addressed various issues in the music streaming space, remained fairly noncontentious -- at least, until the Q&A session followi ...

  40. Hot 100 Chart Moves: Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Returns, Imagine Dragons Debut

    November 07, 2014 6:22 PM EST Halloween classic makes its annual resurgence, while Imagine Dragons preview their next album. Plus, chart action for Rae Sremmurd, Meghan Trainor & Ella Henderson. As previously reported , Taylor Swift 's "Shake It Off" re ...

  41. The Roadmap to Taylor Swift's Record-Breaking Week in 6 (Not So Easy) Steps

    November 07, 2014 10:19 AM EST The singer and her hard-charging label defied the odds by brilliantly influencing everything from fans' emotions to lowered expectations to hit almost 1.3 million in sales. Here's a head-scratcher for the digital era: even though U.S ...

  42. Taylor Swift's Spotify Breakup Is Us the Duo's Gain

    November 06, 2014 8:46 PM EST The Vine stars talk about their 'Shake It Off' cover taking off at Billboard/THR Film & TV Music Conference. Republic Recording act Us the Duo has built a massive fan following through six-second video performances that have found ...

  43. Taylor Swift's '1989' Heading for Second Week at No. 1

    November 06, 2014 4:19 PM EST Taylor Swift 's 1989 should easily lock up a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. Industry sources suggest the album could sell more than 350,000 copies in the week ending Nov. 9. The Big Machine Records releas ...

  44. Taylor Swift Dominates Billboard Artist 100

    November 06, 2014 3:33 PM EST Swift stays atop the chart -- with a nearly 10-to-1 lead in points over runner-up Meghan Trainor. It might be easier simply to mention the charts that Taylor Swift doesn't lead this week. Swift is the top music act in the U.S. for a second we ...

  45. Taylor Swift Celebrates Her '1989' Sales The Only Way Taylor Swift Would

    November 05, 2014 1:14 PM EST Taylor Swift  learned that she officially sold 1.287 million  1989  albums this week , with the largest sale week in over 12 years.  Pop Quiz! To celebrate, did she: A.) Throw herself a party with her cats. B.) Surprise-drop a  1989: Part 2. C.) D ...

  46. Taylor Swift Collects Fourth No. 1 Album, 'Now 52' Debuts at No. 2

    November 05, 2014 11:35 AM EST As reported earlier , Taylor Swift's 1989 debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, with the largest sales week in over 12 years. 1989 sold 1.287 million copies in the week ending Nov. 2, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That' ...

  47. Official: Taylor Swift's '1989' Debuts With 1.287 Million Sold In First Week

    November 04, 2014 10:00 PM EST 23.424 k 5 k 26 0 Swift earns the largest sales week for an album since 2002. It’s official: Taylor Swift 's 1989 debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with the largest sales week for an album since 2002. 1989 sold 1.287 million copies in ...

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