Date archive: August 2017

‘Look What You Made Me Do’ Director Defends Taylor Swift

'Look What You Made Me Do' Director Defends Taylor Swift

The director of the video for Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” is defending the pop star against what he believes are gendered double standards. Yesterday Joseph Kahn took to Twitter to bash the music industry, saying if he plans something as a man, “I’m a ‘genius,’” but if Swift “as a woman”…

Taylor Swift Track Breaks Psy’s 24-Hour YouTube Views Record

Taylor Swift Track Breaks Psy's 24-Hour YouTube Views Record

Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” is breaking records at an almost daily pace. The song’s video now holds the record for YouTube global streams in a 24-hour period, topping previous record-holder Psy’s “Gentleman.” Swift’s song saw just over 43-million views in a 24-hour period, while Psy’s tune had 36-million when it debuted…

Viewership Down For 2017 MTV Video Music Awards

Viewership Down For 2017 MTV Video Music Awards

Viewership for the MTV Video Music Awards is continuing to go in the wrong direction. Sunday’s event hosted by Katy Perry drew a total of just over five-and-a-half-million viewers over ten networks, down from six-and-a-half-million in 2016 and just under ten-million in 2015. By comparison, in 2002, back when the show was seen only on…

Lady Gaga Starting To Write For Her Next Album

Lady Gaga Starting To Write For Her Next Album

Lady Gaga says she has “started writing” material for her next album in part because she has “a lot of ideas.” In a recent interview with “Entertainment Weekly,” Gaga said the future album is in the early stages of conception and just might precede another single from her current album “Joanne.” But fans shouldn’t be…

Taylor Swift’s New Single Headed For Number 1 On Charts

Taylor Swift's New Single Headed For Number 1 On Charts

Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” is on pace to debut at number one on the “Billboard” Hot 100 singles chart next week. According to industry forecasters, the first single from Swift’s upcoming album “Reputation,” due November 10th, could sell between 400-and 500-thousand downloads in its first week. If so, that could mark…

Kesha’s VMAs Speech Helps Boost Suicide Prevention Hotline Calls

Kesha's VMAs Speech Helps Boost Suicide Prevention Hotline Calls

Kesha’s MTV Video Music Awards speech and Logic and Alessia Cara’s performance of “1-800-273-8255 are being credited with saving lives. According to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, the number for which is the title of Logic’s song, experienced a 50 percent increase in calls immediately after Sunday’s performance. In her speech, Kesha reassured audience members…

Ed Sheeran Wins Big At MTV Video Music Awards

Ed Sheeran Wins Big At MTV Video Music Awards

Ed Sheeran is named Artist of the Year and Khalid Best New Artist at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards.  Additional winners at last night’s event in Los Angeles included Fifth Harmony’s “Down” featuring Gucci Mane for Best Pop, Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble” for Video of the Year, Zayn and Taylor Swift’s “I Don’t Wanna Live…

Taylor Swift Releases Single ‘Look What You Made Me Do’

Taylor Swift Releases Single 'Look What You Made Me Do'

Taylor Swift’s new single “Look What You Made Me Do” is here and it’s fairly dark, both lyrically and sonically. Released right at midnight, the track is the first off her next studio album “Reputation,” which is set to arrive November 10th. Sample lyric lines include “life when they lie,” “all I think about is…

Justin Bieber’s Purpose The Stadium Tour Merchandise Coming To H&M

Justin Bieber's Purpose The Stadium Tour Merchandise Coming To H&M

Merchandise slated to be sold at Justin Bieber’s cancelled Purpose the Stadium Tour is coming to an H&M store near you. According to a tweet yesterday by the pop star himself, the collection of tour merchandise will hit H&M outlets starting September 7th. The collection features the large logo on a variety of tees, sweatshirts,…

New Taylor Swift Album ‘Reputation’ Due In November

New Taylor Swift Album 'Reputation' Due In November

Taylor Swift is confirming her next studio album “Reputation” is set to arrive November 10th.  Yesterday the pop star announced the arrival of her sixth album via Instagram, plus revealed the album cover art. But fans won’t have to wait that long to hear new music from their idol because the album’s first single comes…

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