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Taylor Swift's 'Reputation' Rules Australia's Albums Chart

It’s the best-selling album the year in the United States, and the week’s No. 1 in the U.K., and now Taylor Swift’s Reputation (Big Machine/Universal) is crowned champion Australia’s chart.  Reputation, the U.S. pop singer-songwriter’s sixth studio album, becomes Swift’s fourth No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart, following 1989 (November 2014), Red (October 2012) and

Taylor Swift Debuts on Pop Songs Chart With 'End Game' & Country Airplay With 'New Year's Day'

Swift scales Pop Songs with two songs, as “…Ready for It?” continues its rise, while landing her first Country Airplay entry since 2014. Taylor Swift adds a pair Billboard radio airplay chart hits from her new album, Reputation. The superstar charts a third entry on the Pop Songs tally (dated Dec. 2), as “End Game,”

Taylor Swift's 'Reputation' Rules Australia's Albums Chart

It’s the best-selling album the year in the United States, and the week’s No. 1 in the U.K., and now Taylor Swift’s Reputation (Big Machine/Universal) is crowned champion Australia’s chart.  Reputation, the U.S. pop singer-songwriter’s sixth studio album, becomes Swift’s fourth No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart, following 1989 (November 2014), Red (October 2012) and

Lauv Explains How a 'Sappy Ass Movie' Inspired New Song & Opening for Ed Sheeran Has Been Life-Changing

At this point last year, a 22-year-old Lauv was watching his breakup tune “The Other” begin to take f on Spotify, nearly two years after releasing the somber dance track. Little did he know that just one year later, the song would go on to have more than 120 million streams and he’d have 20

N.E.R.D. Debut New Album At ComplexCon & Unveil Tracklist

Speculation has become reality. After teasing fans about a return and releasing the Rihanna-assisted single “Lemon,” N.E.R.D. debuted a new album during its Saturday (November 4) performance at ComplexCon. No release date was announced for No_One Ever Really Dies but an ficial tracklist for the LP has surfaced. The album features 11 tracks with guest

Ed Sheeran Took a Year Off Because of Substance Abuse

Ed Sheeran will reveal his battle with substance abuse in Saturday’s episode The Jonathan Ross Show. According to People, Sheeran says the real reason he took a year f from music was to distance himself from an environment that triggered the abuse. “I think you need to, when you get into the industry, adjust to

How a Hit Rap Song Happens Now

In this, the year hip-hop won the music business, one its defining hits was released more or less by mistake. Back in February, Lil Uzi Vert, a charismatic, septum-pierced 23-year-old rapper out Philadelphia who’d become internet famous with a frenetic outpouring digital singles, EPs, and mixtapes, was on his first tour Europe, opening a string

Sampha wins the 2017 Mercury Prize

South London singer-songwriter Sampha has been named the winner the prestigious Mercury Prize 2017. The crowning achievement for Sampha’s debut album Process was announced live on BBC Four on telly and on BBC Radio 6 Music by Idris Elba on Thursday night (September 14). (Idris Elba holds the Mercury Prize) Taking to the stage to

Lana Del Rey’s Video for ‘White Mustang’ Is Pretty Out There

It’s hard to know what to make the new music video for “White Mustang,” the fifth track from Lana Del Rey’s recent Lust for Life. The song itself, already hazy in classic Lana fashion, has been attached to a series images that convey a mood more than a story. The post-breakup song with automotive themes

The 5 Most Questionable Parts of Taylor Swift’s ‘…Ready for It?’

This weekend, first in a college-football promo, and then on social media, Taylor Swift released “…Ready for It?,” the opening song from her forthcoming Reputation. If the new single was, as it seems, an attempt to move past the widespread disdain for “Look What You Made Me Do,” then its release was yet another miscalculation

Liam Payne's single isn't a copy of Shaggy's classic

If you thought Liam Payne’s debut single ‘Strip that Down’ sounded a bit familiar, you’d be right. He actually borrowed the hook from Shaggy’s classic song ‘It Wasn’t Me’. The sampling was all done above board, course, with Shaggy’s go-ahead, and he’s even been given a writing credit on the track alongside Ed Sheeran who

What is the most streamed song of summer 2017?

Summer is almost over (sad faces all around) and we’re heading straight into crumpled leaves, cloudy skies and back-to-school supplies. Before all that though, Spotify wants to remind us the last few months with the most streamed songs summer 2017. There are no prizes for guessing the number one: Yep, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s

A Theory That Perfectly Explains Taylor Swifts ‘Look What You Made Me Do’

“Why? Oh, ’cause she’s dead.”— Taylor Swift It was staring at us the whole time. Sorry, stairing, as in the many stairs a ladder, like Jacob’s Ladder, a movie not really about an actual ladder. Thursday night, Taylor Swift released her new single, “Look What You Made Me Do,” and people were like “Hmm,” “Guh?”

Taylor Swift’s ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ Is Breaking Streaming Records

Kudos to anyone who’s successfully avoided all exposure to Taylor Swift’s new song. (Do tell your secret!) Less than a week after its release, Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” has broken all sorts streaming records, and it only really needed a day to do it. According to Nielsen, in just 24 hours, the

The 2017 VMAs Were Beyond Saving

The fact summer as a season won’t alter any time soon. So long as this planet orbits the sun, there will be a point in its orbit where it’s closest to the great star, and the period time marked by the quarter-orbit following that point will be summer: That much is certain. But the meaning