Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ is 2017’s biggest US album debut

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Taylor Swift’s “Reputation” album sold 1.216 million copies in its first week and debuted at the top of the US Billboard 200 album chart, Nielsen Music said on Monday, the biggest album debut of the year.The first week sales for “Reputation” outpaced the year’s previous biggest debut, rapper Kendrick Lamar’s “Damn.,” which opened with 603,000 album units in April.Swift’s “Reputation,” became the best-selling U.S. album this ...

Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ sales soar, but Adele keeps her crown

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Taylor Swift’s new album “Reputation” has sold more than one million copies in its first five days, Nielsen Music said on Tuesday, but the US pop star failed to beat the record set by Britain’s Adele two years ago. Swift’s 1.05 million US sales of “Reputation” came despite the singer keeping the album from streaming services and gave her the best-selling album of 2017. But the figure was less than half the monster sales for the ...

Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran vie for best artist at MTV EMAs

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran are among contenders for the best-artist trophy at Sunday’s MTV EMAs in London, where Irish rockers U2 are set to be named global icons.Swift has nominations in six categories at the music awards, including best artist and best video, for “Look What You Made Me Do.” Other multiple nominees include Sheeran, Sam Mendes and Kendrick Lamar.Mendes, Lamar, Ariana Grande and Miley Cyrus are also nominated for the first-ever best artist prize, which replaces ...

Kanye West makes brief return year after breakdown

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Rap superstar Kanye West is back nearly a year after suffering a breakdown -- making a brief musical appearance in which he appears to keep his feud with Taylor Swift alive.West, a once omnipresent celebrity with a prolific media presence and high-profile marriage to Kim Kardashian, abruptly ended a tour and was hospitalized in November 2016 after unusual rants on stage.Making his most visible appearance this year, West contributed a verse on a song released Tuesday by Cyhi The Prynce, an ...

Taylor Swift leads MTV Europe award nods

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Taylor Swift led the nominations announced Wednesday for the MTV Europe Music Awards after she caused a stir with her vengeful new persona on “Look What You Made Me Do.” The pop superstar was up for six prizes including Best Artist and Best Video at the international edition of MTV’s awards gala, which will take place in London on November 12. “Look What You Made Me Do,” the lead single from Swift’s upcoming album “Reputation,” broke the record for ...

Taylor Swift soars atop US chart, beats ‘Despacito’

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Taylor Swift's vengeful new track topped the US singles chart Tuesday with the year's highest one-week sales, halting the historic reign of global sensation “Despacito.” “Look What You Made Me Do,” a dark dance track that is the first single off Swift's upcoming album “Reputation,” pushed “Despacito” to number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week through Thursday. The pop superstar's song has broken the one-day streaming record on ...

Taylor Swift sets records for Spotify streams, YouTube views

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Spotify says Taylor Swift has set a new global first day streaming record.The music delivery site said Saturday it had logged more than 8 million same-day streams for her new single, “Look What You Made Me Do.”The 27-year-old singer dropped the much-anticipated song late Thursday to streaming platforms and iTunes.She wrote and produced it with frequent collaborator Jack Antonoff, who performs in the bands Bleachers and fun. It’s the first single from her sixth album, ...

Taylor Swift announces ‘Reputation’ album

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Taylor Swift announced a new album titled “Reputation” on Wednesday, just over a week after scoring a court victory at a high-profile groping trial in Colorado. The singer made the announcement in a series of Instagram images, including a possible album cover featuring a black and white illustration of Swift with newspaper-style headlines overlapping part of her face. The album will be released Nov. 10, and the first single will debut on Thursday. Swift, 27, ended a six-month absence ...

Taylor Swift wins groping trial against DJ, awarded symbolic $1

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Taylor Swift won her trial against a Colorado radio personality on Monday after a jury found that the former DJ assaulted and battered the pop star by groping her bare bottom, and awarded her the symbolic $1 in damages she had sought.READ ALSO: Taylor Swift’s mom wanted to keep groping allegation private Swift cried and hugged her mother as the verdicts were read in U.S. District Court in Denver and mouthed an emphatic “thank you” to members of the jury as they left the ...

Taylor Swift’s mom wanted to keep groping allegation private

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Taylor Swift’s mother said she didn’t call police to report allegations that a radio station DJ groped her daughter before a concert because she didn’t want the moment to define the pop star’s life. Likewise, a liaison for Taylor Swift who deals with radio stations across the country asked the DJ’s boss to keep a photo of the alleged assault confidential.Wednesday’s testimony highlighted an initial attempt to keep the encounter in Denver out of the spotlight. ...

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