1. Katy Perry Responds to Taylor Swift's Return to Spotify on 'Witness' Release Day: 'I Can Only Do Me'

    June 12, 2017 11:27 AM EDT 0 0 0 After an exhausting weekend-long Witness World Wide  live stream during which she meditated, apologized for cultural appropriation , slept, talked about her bouts of depression and hosted dinner parties, Katy Perry wrapped up the 96-hour  Witness ma ...

  2. Katy Perry Apologizes to Taylor Swift: 'I Am Ready to Let it Go'

    June 11, 2017 11:48 AM EDT Katy Perry has finally buried the hatchet with Taylor Swift . In an interview with Arianna Huffington on Saturday (June 10), Perry decided to put the past behind her and apologize to her longtime rival. "I am ready to let it go," Perry sa ...

  3. Timing of Taylor Swift's Return to Spotify Motivated by RIAA Milestone Not Katy Perry Feud, Sources Say

    June 09, 2017 5:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 Though the Internet is ablaze with talk about why Taylor Swift returned her entire catalog to Spotify just as Katy Perry dropped her new album Witness , sources tell Billboard the timing was coincidental – and not an attempt to steal Perry’s thunder ...

  4. Taylor Swift's Entire Catalog Returns to Spotify & Other Streaming Services | Billboard News

    Taylor Swift's Entire Catalog Returns to Spotify & Other Streaming Services | Billboard News

    June 09, 2017 3:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 To celebrate Taylor Swift making her entire back catalog available for the first time on Spotify and other streaming services, we asked some of her fans which of her albums they're most excited to play. music , 2017 , taylor swift , billboard n ...

  5. Twitter Reacts to Taylor Swift's Return to Spotify

    June 09, 2017 10:53 AM EDT 0 0 0 On Friday (June 9) at midnight, Taylor Swift ’s entire discography returned to Spotify, three years after she removed her catalog  from the service. Though the artist once spoke out against streaming services, all of her music, from her self-titled ...

  6. Taylor Swift's Entire Catalog Is Now on Spotify & Other Streaming Services: Go Listen

    June 09, 2017 12:09 AM EDT 0 0 7 Swifties, your wildest dreams  have come true: Taylor Swift  just made her entire back catalog available on Spotify and other streaming services. The pop superstar's five albums are also available on Tidal, Amazon, Deezer, Pandora and other dig ...

  7. Taylor Swift's Music Returning to Spotify & Other Streaming Services Tonight

    June 08, 2017 8:49 PM EDT 0 0 7 Taylor Swift is getting back together with a few of her famous exes, including Spotify and Pandora. The pop star's representative confirmed her full catalog will return to all streaming platforms Friday. Her official Instagram fan account, Tayl ...

  8. Taylor Swift Passes RIAA 100 Million Songs Certification

    June 08, 2017 1:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 Taylor Swift just added another milestone to her already formidable resume: the pop megastar has officially been certified for moving 100 million song units. The news comes from the Record Industry Association of America, which delivered the sought- ...

  9. Bozoma Saint John Resigns From Apple Music

    June 05, 2017 2:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 Apple Music’s global head of consumer marketing, Bozoma Saint John , has resigned, sources tell Billboard , one of the highest-profile executives to leave Apple since it launched its streaming service two years ago. The reason for her planned depart ...

  10. Taylor Swift Must Face Jury Trial Over DJ's Contract Interference Claim

    May 31, 2017 4:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 The pop star can't defeat David Mueller's claims on summary judgment & is headed to Colorado in August. Taylor Swift has a date with a jury in August. The pop star accuses former KYGO radio host David Mueller of groping her at a backst ...

  11. Kim Kardashian Reveals Whether She & Taylor Swift Have Spoken Since Their 'Famous' Feud

    May 30, 2017 4:52 PM EDT 0 0 7 It's no secret that Kim Kardashian and  Taylor Swift aren't best friends, but the reality star practically put the nail in the coffin of their nonexistent relationship during an interview with Andy Cohen on  Watch What Happens Live !  over ...

  12. 10 Times Taylor Swift Sang About Her Dress

    May 29, 2017 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 You know that feeling when you get brand-new clothes and you just want to show them off to everyone? Taylor Swift is like that, but with her lyrics. The country-turned-pop-star has always been savvy with her onstage costumes and paparazzi-shot stree ...

  13. Ohio Gov. John Kasich Breaks Down the Katy Perry/Taylor Swift Feud, Gives 2 Chainz Political Advice: Watch

    May 26, 2017 8:14 AM EDT 0 0 0 The whole running for president thing didn't really work out for John Kasich. But the Republican Ohio Gov. might have stumbled on a solid second career as a pop culture whisperer during his appearance on The View on Thursday (May 25). In additi ...

  14. Katy Perry Finally Addresses Taylor Swift Beef in 'Carpool Karoke' | Billboard News

    Katy Perry Finally Addresses Taylor Swift Beef in 'Carpool Karoke' | Billboard News

    May 23, 2017 2:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Katy Perry finally spilled the tea on the beef between her and Taylor Swift in the most recent edition of “Carpool Karaoke" and it's steaming hot! music , 2017 , taylor swift , billboard news , Billboard , Music News , Katy Perry , Katy Pe ...

  15. Watch Katy Perry Finally Explain Taylor Swift Beef, Sing 'Swish, Swish' & More Hits in 'Carpool Karaoke'

    May 23, 2017 9:02 AM EDT 0 0 0 The beef is off the grill. At least that's what The Late Late Show host James Corden hopes after on Monday night (May 22) when he had a frank discussion with his latest "Carpool Karaoke" guest, Katy Perry , about her famous (alleged) ...

  16. From Katy Perry's 'Swish Swish' to Justin Timberlake's 'Cry Me A River': 7 Notable Pop Diss Tracks

    May 19, 2017 9:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 It seems like Katy Perry decided to engage Taylor Swift with a response after all! The pop star delivered scorching lyrics on her new  Witness single "Swish Swish," indicating -- as the song's lyrics suggest -- "karma's not ...

  17. Taylor Swift Lines Up Expert on Types of Men Likely to Sexually Assault Women for Upcoming Trial

    May 15, 2017 3:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 David Mueller, a radio DJ who is accused of grabbing the pop star, is looking to preclude the expert from testifying at an upcoming trial. Taylor Swift is preparing for a summer trial against the radio personality who she says grabbed her rear end d ...

  18. Taylor Swift Surprises Fan With Flowers & Handwritten Card for Grad Party

    May 13, 2017 4:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 One Taylor Swift fan got an unexpected send-off to New York after graduating from college. Ashley Silvers, whose Instagram profile says she's a University of Central Florida advertising grad who's headed to Fordham University for business ...

  19. Will Katy Perry Finally Respond to Taylor Swift's 'Bad Blood?' | Billboard News

    Will Katy Perry Finally Respond to Taylor Swift's 'Bad Blood?' | Billboard News

    May 08, 2017 6:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 As Katy Perry gears up to put out her forthcoming album, a question on everyone's mind is will she release a response to Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood?" The singer finally weighed in on the matter. music , 2017 , taylor swift , katy ...

  20. Saddle Up: Biggest Horse Moments In Music History, From Trigger to Taylor Swift

    May 05, 2017 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ahead of the Kentucky Derby -- set to take place May 5 and 6 in Louisville, Kentucky -- saddle up some of the biggest horse moments in music history, from Trigger to Taylor Swift and more. -- Three song titles with “horse” or “pony” hit No. 1 on the ...

  21. Taylor Swift Working on New Songs 'Around the Clock': Report

    May 05, 2017 7:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 If it feels like you haven't seen or heard much from Taylor Swift lately it's because she's reportedly hunkered down in Nashville working on new songs for her next album, according to a report from  E! News . It's been three year ...

  22. Taylor Swift's Rhode Island Beach Ruled Off-Limits to Beachgoers | Billboard News

    Taylor Swift's Rhode Island Beach Ruled Off-Limits to Beachgoers | Billboard News

    May 03, 2017 12:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 A court has ruled against beachgoers who sought more access to the sand in a Rhode Island town where Taylor Swift owns a vacation home. music , 2017 , taylor swift , billboard news , Billboard , Music News , News , Taylor Swift Videos Taylor Swift B ...

  23. Sorry, Taylor Swift's Rhode Island Beach Is Off-Limits

    May 02, 2017 5:28 PM EDT 0 0 4 A court has ruled against beachgoers who sought more access to the sand in a Rhode Island town where Taylor Swift owns a vacation home. The Rhode Island Supreme Court on Tuesday (May 2) upheld a lower court's ruling that said landowners in a se ...

  24. Kendrick Lamar, Adele, Taylor Swift & More: Artists Who've Topped Billboard Hot 100 & Billboard 200 in the Same Week Since 2000

    April 28, 2017 12:48 PM EDT 0 0 1 As Kendrick Lamar pulls a one-two punch to take over the No. 1 slots on both the Billboard 200 , where his album DAMN. starts with the biggest weekly unit sum in nearly a year, and the Billboard Hot 100 , where the LP’s lead single “Humble.” gives h ...

  25. 'You Don't Get Many Songs Like That': Liz Rose on Co-Writing Taylor Swift's 'You Belong With Me' Chorus

    April 25, 2017 5:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 One of Taylor Swift 's secret weapons in her early hit-making days was Nashville songwriting veteran Liz Rose, who co-wrote a number of Swift's best and biggest early hits, including "Teardrops on My Guitar," "White Horse&qu ...

  26. Ask Billboard: No Women Are in the Hot 100's Top 10 for the First Time in 33 Years

    April 22, 2017 6:01 PM EDT 0 0 4 The top of the chart is exclusively a boys club for the first time since Feb. 11, 1984. 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 ...

  27. Taylor Swift Pens Essay on Ed Sheeran for Time's 100 Most Influential People Issue | Billboard News

    Taylor Swift Pens Essay on Ed Sheeran for Time's 100 Most Influential People Issue | Billboard News

    April 20, 2017 12:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 In a touching essay about her pal penned for Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World issue, Taylor Swift writes about her close friend and one-time opening act. music , 2017 , taylor swift , Ed Sheeran , billboard news , Billbo ...

  28. Harry Styles Opens Up About His Relationship With Taylor Swift | Billboard News

    Harry Styles Opens Up About His Relationship With Taylor Swift | Billboard News

    April 18, 2017 4:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Harry Styles opens up about his highly-publicized relationship with Taylor Swift -- and he had a lot to say about it. Taylor Swit , music , 2017 , out of the woods , tswift , billboard news , Billboard , Music ...

  29. Harry Styles Opens Up About How His Relationship With Taylor Swift Was a 'Learning Experience'

    April 18, 2017 11:37 AM EDT 0 0 0 Taylor Swift and Harry Styles had a short-lived romance, but five years after they were an item, it's still one of Swift's most-talked about relationships. So now that Styles is embarking on his own musical endeavors apart from  One Direct ...

  30. Taylor Swift Files Nine Trademarks For the Word 'Swifties' | Billboard News

    Taylor Swift Files Nine Trademarks For the Word 'Swifties' | Billboard News

    March 15, 2017 4:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 Over a period of two days, a Nashville-based company called TAS Rights Management, LLC filed nine separate trademarks for the word "Swifties." The new copyrights give Swift the license to launch a variety of products and services under the ...

  31. Taylor Swift Files Nine Trademarks For the Word 'Swifties,' But Why?

    March 15, 2017 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The new trademarks give Swift the license to launch a wide variety of products and services under the new brand. Over a period of two days, on Feb. 15 and 16, a Nashville-based company called TAS Rights Management, LLC filed nine separate trademarks ...

  32. Little Big Town's Best Vocal Harmonies: Six Videos That Prove Their Prowess

    March 12, 2017 1:15 PM EDT 0 0 8 Last month, Little Big Town released its highly anticipated eighth album, The Breaker . Buoyed by the strength of Taylor Swift -penned lead single "Better Man," the album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard 's Top Country Albums chart and N ...

  33. Leading Ladies: A Look at Women's No. 1 Success in the Hot 100's History

    March 08, 2017 2:25 PM EST 0 0 3 Women have greatly increased their share of Hot 100 No. 1s since the chart's launch, from roughly one-fifth of all leaders in the '60s to nearly half today. Since Connie Francis first broke the No. 1 gender barrier in 1960 with "Every ...

  34. Somewhere, Taylor Swift Is Interpretive Dancing to Lorde's 'Green Light'

    March 03, 2017 6:59 PM EST 0 0 0 Pop stars from Katy Perry to Camila Cabello are celebrating the release of Lorde 's new single "Green Light," but Taylor Swift might be the most excited of all.  On Thursday night, Swift posted a screen shot of her streaming the song ...

  35. Little Big Town Tops Country Airplay With Taylor Swift-Penned 'Better Man'

    February 22, 2017 12:05 PM EST 0 0 3 Little Big Town scores its second No. 1 on Billboard 's Country Airplay chart (dated March 4), as "Better Man," written by Taylor Swift , pushes 2-1 in its 18th week. It increases 8 percent to 40.8 million audience impressions in the ...

  36. Ed Sheeran Continues Chart Streak Down Under

    February 20, 2017 1:54 AM EST 0 0 0 Bruce Springsteen might well be touring the country, but Ed Sheeran  is still the boss of Australia’s singles chart.  For the sixth consecutive week, Sheeran holds down Nos. 1 and 2 on the ARIA Singles Chart with “Shape Of You” and “Castle On The Hi ...

  37. Chase Bryant Shares Introspective Cover of Little Big Town's Taylor Swift-Penned 'Better Man': Listen

    February 15, 2017 9:56 PM EST 0 0 0 Singer-songwriter Chase Bryant put a new spin on Little Big Town ’s hit “Better Man” on Wednesday (Feb. 15), transforming it from a condemning accusation into a regretful, pensive perspective. In his cover of the track written by Taylor Swift , Brya ...

  38. Lena Dunham on Taylor Swift's Career: 'She's a F--king Seasoned Pro'

    February 15, 2017 3:38 PM EST 0 0 7 Lena Dunham is no stranger to controversy and criticism. As an outspoken public figure who shares her opinion on various topics -- including her support of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton -- the Girls star often receives backlash on Twitter and ...

  39. Ed Sheeran Reigns Supreme on Australia's Singles Chart

    February 14, 2017 3:45 AM EST 0 0 0 Ed Sheeran enters a fifth week at Nos. 1 and 2 on Australia’s singles chart with his comeback tracks “Shape Of You” and “Castle On The Hill” (both Asylum/Warner) while homegrown slacker-rock trio Dune Rats  snatch their first albums chart title.  Sh ...

  40. Rag 'N' Bone Man Powering to Albums Chart Title in U.K.

    February 14, 2017 1:56 AM EST 0 0 0 Rag 'N' Bone Man , winner of the 2017 Brits Critics Choice Award, is fulfilling the faith shown in him with an impressive showing on the mid-week U.K. sales charts. The homegrown singer-songwriter is blowing away the competition on the U.K ...

  41. Ed Sheeran's 'Shape' Tops Hot 100, Lady Gaga's 'Reasons' Returns at No. 4

    February 13, 2017 1:28 PM EST 0 0 0 "Shape of You" scores a third week at No. 1, while "Million Reasons" re-enters at a new high following Gaga's Super Bowl halftime performance. Ed Sheeran 's "Shape of You" tops the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Feb ...

  42. Taylor Swift's 'Bad Blood' Soundtracks 'The Lego Ninjago Movie' Trailer: Watch

    February 08, 2017 8:21 PM EST 0 0 0 There's some "bad blood" running through the veins of the new Lego movie, making Taylor Swift 's hit song the perfect track to soundtrack its first trailer.  With the first peek at  The Lego Ninago Movie  released Wednesday (Feb. ...

  43. Tom Hiddleston Opens Up About Taylor Swift Romance in New Interview | Billboard News

    Tom Hiddleston Opens Up About Taylor Swift Romance in New Interview | Billboard News

    February 08, 2017 3:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Tom Hiddleston reveals in a new GQ cover story interview that last summer's short-lived fling with Taylor Swift was no publicity stunt ("We Had the Best Time") and discusses wearing that infamous "I ♥ T.S." t-shirt on the be ...

  44. Drake Named IFPI Global Recording Artist of 2016

    February 08, 2017 11:00 AM EST 0 0 2 It's official: Drake was the most popular recording artist around the world in 2016.  The Canadian hip-hop star has been crowned the IFPI Global Recording Artist of the Year, an honor which recognizes the top artist across physical sales, downl ...

  45. Tom Hiddleston Opens Up About Taylor Swift Romance in New Interview: 'We Had the Best Time'

    February 08, 2017 11:00 AM EST 0 0 2 Taylor Swift is usually the first one you hear from following a breakup, typically in the form of a thinly veiled reference to her ex in a hit single. But this time it's Tom Hiddleston who's talking. The British actor, briefly more famous ...

  46. Nicki Minaj Passes Taylor Swift for Second-Most Hot 100 Hits Among Women

    February 07, 2017 5:58 PM EST 0 0 0 Minaj debuts as featured on Major Lazer's "Run Up," marking her 71st entry, one more than Swift's total. Among women, only Aretha Franklin has more: 73. Nicki Minaj breaks a tie with Taylor Swift for the second-most Billboard Hot ...

  47. Ed Sheeran Returns to Top of Hot 100, Zayn & Taylor Swift Surge to No. 3 | Billboard News

    Ed Sheeran Returns to Top of Hot 100, Zayn & Taylor Swift Surge to No. 3 | Billboard News

    February 06, 2017 5:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" rebounds from No. 2 to No. 1 for a second total week atop the Billboard Hot 100). Meanwhile, Zayn and Taylor Swift rise 5-3 with "I Don't Wanna Love Forever". Find out what else topped the Ho ...

  48. Lady Antebellum Would Like Taylor Swift to Write a Song for Them Too

    February 06, 2017 3:14 PM EST 0 0 0 Taylor Swift has written hit songs for herself for years, but she recently lent her talent to others, from former boyfriend Calvin Harris to country act  Little Big Town . And now Grammy-winning country group Lady Antebellum wants the Swift-song tre ...

  49. Ed Sheeran Returns to Top of Hot 100, Zayn & Taylor Swift Surge to No. 3

    February 06, 2017 2:02 PM EST 0 0 0 "Shape of You" rebounds for a second week at No. 1, while "I Don't Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)" jumps 5-3. Ed Sheeran 's "Shape of You" rebounds from No. 2 to No. 1 for a second total week atop th ...

  50. Scott Borchetta's Big Machine, Canada's Bell Media Ring Up Deal on New TV Talent Property

    February 06, 2017 8:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Toronto-based multi-media company Bell Media has struck a partnership with Scott Borchetta ’s Big Machine Label Group (BMLG) to develop a new worldwide television talent search “to uncover, develop, and promote pop culture’s next musical superstars, ...

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