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Two songwriters had claimed that the chorus of Swift's song had been stolen from their 2000 song 'Playas Gon' Play', written for short-lived group 3LW.
A judge in California has thrown out a lawsuit filed against Taylor Swift for copyright infringement brought by two songwriters who claimed that she had ripped off lyrics of their song for Swift’s 2014 hit ‘Shake It Off’.
Songwriting duo Sean Hall and Nathan Butler argued in their lawsuit, which they brought last summer, that Swift had stolen lyrics from their 2000 song ‘Playas Gon’ Play’, written for the American girl group 3LW, for ‘Shake It Off’, which became an international megahit for Swift four years ago.
The 3LW song has lyrics that read: “Playas, they gonna play / And haters, they gonna hate”. Compare that to the chorus to Swift’s hit single, which goes, “‘Cause the players gonna play, play, play / And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate.”
Mississippi station WMYQ-FM has reportedly hired David Mueller as a presenter, despite losing the much-publicised court battle against Swift over allegations he groped her last summer.
Taylor Swift’s fans have reacted with outrage at the news that David Mueller, the DJ who was sacked for reportedly groping the singer at a meet-and-greet five years ago, has been hired by a radio station in Mississippi.
Mueller lost his job at KYGO-FM in Denver, Colorado after Swift’s security and management team complained that he had allegedly groped her buttocks during a photo op at the media event back in 2013. He subsequently sued Swift for $3 million, claiming she had ruined his career with a false accusation.
She launched a countersuit against him claiming that he had assaulted her, however, and during a court appearance last summer a jury ruled in Swift’s favour and Mueller’s lawsuit was dismissed.
Iconic record producer Quincy Jones has slammed Taylor Swift's songwriting.
The legendary music producer has taken aim at the chart-topping star's songwriting talents, suggesting that her tunes are too hook-heavy.
Quincy - who has previously worked with the likes of Michael Jackson and Frank Sinatra - told GQ magazine: ''We need more songs, man. F**king songs, not hooks.''
Continue reading: Quincy Jones Isn't Impressed By Taylor Swift
Who needs Glastonbury when you have The Biggest Weekend?
Music fans across the UK will no doubt be lamenting the lack of Glastonbury Festival fun this year, but they can at least take comfort in the fact that the next best thing is being set up across four different locations. The Biggest Weekend will feature headliners the likes of Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and more.
Taylor Swift performing at the Jingle Bell ball
The BBC has announced the first line-up for their forthcoming Biggest Weekend festival; an event which is set to take place in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland over the May Bank Holiday weekend. Plus, it's probably the best value for money you'll ever see from a festival.
American rap star Kendrick Lamar is to feature on Jay Rock's new album.
The 30-year-old star has previously collaborated with the likes of Taylor Swift and J. Cole, and Jay has revealed they have joined forces for new track 'King's Dead, which will appear on his own new album.
Of his new record, Jay - who was involved in a bike accident in 2016 - shared: ''The album is done. I just had a minor little setback.
Continue reading: Kendrick Lamar Stars On Jay Rock's New Album
She takes her celebration of life to international levels.
Taylor Swift drops her first new video since releasing her latest album 'Reputation' in November, with her old pal Ed Sheeran and Future joining her for an international party adventure in 'End Game'. This is how party-girl Taylor celebrates life in three different continents.
Taylor Swift performing at Jingle Ball 2017
Directed by Joseph Kahn, the video has been shot in three cities; we see her partying on a yacht and driving a supercar in Miami with Future, necking shots at a karaoke bar in Tokyo with Ed Sheeran, and joinging a New Year's Eve party in London complete with a pint of lager and a greasy kebab.
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Parties With Ed Sheeran And Future In 'End Game' Video
Former Fifth Harmony star Camila Cabello has enjoyed impressive chart success since becoming a solo artist.
Camila Cabello's 'Havana' has enjoyed the longest run at the top of the Billboard 100 by a solo female in nearly five years.
The 20-year-old singer has enjoyed impressive success since she quit Fifth Harmony in December 2016, and her single has been at the top of the charts for an unusually long period of time.
It is, in fact, currently in the midst of the longest run since Taylor Swift's 'I Knew You Were Trouble'.
Continue reading: Camila Cabello's Chart Success
The Look What You Made Me Do hitmaker suffered because she decided to withhold her music from streaming services
In 2017, multi-award winning singer Taylor Swift’s critically-acclaimed album, Reputation, sold more than any other album by any other artist. However, the super star hitmaker hasn’t managed to make it to the number one spot on the Top 10 album chart in the US.
Taylor Swift's album, Reputation, sold almost two million copies in just seven weeks
Despite selling almost two million albums, it seems 1,903,000 records purchased in just seven weeks was not enough to get her to the top spot: because she withheld her music on streaming services until December.
We love these funny, intense and unique pop videos.
These days it's difficult to get away with a music video that's all singing, all dancing with wind machines. It's becoming more and more popular to go for a more conceptual piece; like a mini cinematic montage to rival Hollywood. Indeed, these artists have all done something a little bit different with their musical outputs.
Zombie Taylor Swift in 'Look What You Made Me Do'
1. Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do: The snakes, the bath of diamonds, the zombie Taylor... We just couldn't get enough of this video this summer. It's definitely the best music video she's ever done and shows a different side to her that we've never seen before that's sly, self-depricating and pretty damn badass.
Continue reading: From Taylor Swift To Green Day: Ten Coolest Pop Music Videos Of 2017
The ‘Bad Blood’ between the singers is rumoured to be over.
It must be Christmas, because one of pop’s most legendary feuds is reportedly over.
Has Taylor Swift ended her feud with Katy Perry?
Continue reading: Have Taylor Swift And Katy Perry Reconciled For 'End Game' Video?
The singer unveils a new piece of writing about life lessons.
As Taylor Swift still struggles to negotiate her way through the constant press criticism and mockery over her image transformation, she drops a powerful new poem as part of her latest magazine cover. Uplifting and intelligent, she takes down all her haters in just four stanzas.
Taylor Swift leaves her Tribeca apartment
The 'Look What You Made Me Do' hitmaker proves that she's not just a manufactured pop princess like everyone tries to make her out to be by unveiling a new creative endeavour; poetry. Without music or voice she conveys the advice that she has held dear over her difficult past few months with 'The Trick to Holding On'.
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Speaks Home Truths With New Poem 'The Trick To Holding On'
The reality TV star posted a throwback picture of a controversial nude waxwork of the singer
The feud between iconic singer Taylor Swift and ground-breaking rapper, Kanye West and his reality TV star wife, Kim Kardashian West has been long-running and epic. It also appears it is not over after Kim recently posted a throwback picture to a controversially naked waxwork of Swifty.
Swift fans believe the singer made Kim and Kanye one of the many subjects in her latest album, Reputation
Mother-of-two - with one more on the way - Kim faced the wrath of Taylor Swift fans after sharing the photo from Kanye West‘s art exhibit, which showed a wax recreation of him in bed with the singer.
Continue reading: Kim Kardashian West Opens Up Old Wounds With Taylor Swift
Swift will be playing three massive dates in the UK and Ireland in June next year.
Taylor Swift has revealed a series of tour dates in the United Kingdom and Ireland in 2018, in support of her latest album Reputation.
The American pop megastar is playing three huge gigs in June next year, starting on 8th June at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium before moving on to Dublin’s Croke Park on 15th June and finishing at London’s Wembley Stadium on 22nd June.
The significant dates between the gigs indicate that either Swift is planning an immensely complex stage set, or is intending to unveil further live dates in between, either elsewhere in the United Kingdom or on mainland Europe.
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Announces 'Reputation' UK Tour Dates For 2018
Taylor Swift has bought her own album, and she has admitted that is part of her tradition.
Taylor Swift has bought her own album.
The 27-year-old singer released her new LP titled 'Reputation' last week, and the star ventured to Target to meet and greet Nashville residents on Tuesday (14.11.17), but also to keep with tradition and get her hands on the compilation.
The blonde-haired beauty documented her surprise visit on her Instagram Story, which lasts on the site for 24 hours.
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Buys Own Album
We're loving her attitude at the moment.
There's something interesting going on with Taylor Swift. It feels like she's grown up a lot, and decided to truly stop acknowledging her critics. She's self-depricating, sharing, and while the old Taylor is dead, the old-old Taylor is back with her guitar on 'Saturday Night Live'.
Taylor Swift leaving her Tribeca apartment
The 27-year-old performed her new song 'Call It What You Want' during 'Saturday Night Live' last week (November 11th 2017), and even though she was just sat in fairly ordinary clothes playing her acoustic guitar, something about her meant her audience couldn't take their eyes off her.
Continue reading: Taylor Swift's Enigmatic Performance Of 'Call It What You Want' On 'SNL'
Fans got to hear the piano ballad a month early.
It's things like this beautiful intimate performance of her song 'New Year's Day' that makes us so jealous of all the fans that got to join Taylor Swift's secret listening party. A select few got to hear 'Reputation' before anybody else, at her own house in Rhode Island.
Taylor Swift at the CMA Awards
Taylor Swift's album listening parties are like nothing else on earth; with each upcoming release, she invites a selection of die-hard fans to her home to hang out with her and listen to the new album in its entirety. With the release of album six 'Reputation', this year was no different.
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Plays 'New Year's Day' In Intimate Listening Session
The blogger account was suspended for four hours
Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton has accused singer Taylor Swift of getting his Twitter account suspended. The outspoken former Celeb Big Brother contestant has complained to the social media giant after he was no longer able use the site.
Perez Hilton claims Taylor Swift got him kicked off Twitter
Hilton - who has had a number of high-profile and controversial opinions about the celebrities he writes about - claims his account was suspended after he revealed the rumoured set list for Taylor Swift’s highly-anticipated newest album, Reputation.
Continue reading: Perez Hilton Claims Taylor Swift Got Him Kicked Off Twitter
'Reputation' is out this week, but maybe only on CD and downloads.
Rumours have arisen that Taylor Swift plans to withhold her new album 'Reputation' from streaming services upon its release this week; a suggestion that isn't altogether surprising, though none of her representatives have confirmed such a move as of yet. Needless to say, we'll find out soon enough.
Taylor Swift at the BMI Pop Awards
The 27-year-old is reportedly blocking her forthcoming sixth studio album from being streamed on such services as Spotify, Apple Music and Tidal for a least a week after its release. While many artists - including herself - have complained in the past about artist rights when it comes to the link between royalties and streaming, these days the format accounts for two-thirds of the recording industry's revenue in the US alone.
She drops her newest single and it's all about her beau.
Taylor Swift reassures everyone that she's doing just fine now that she is going steady with her boyfriend Joe Alwyn, and says so in her brand new song 'Call It What You Want'. It's the fourth single from her hugely anticipated forthcoming studio album 'Reputation'.
Taylor Swift at the CMA Awards
The 27-year-old drops a new lyric video for the track, which begins with clips from her collection of personal videos - the likes of which she posts on Instagram. And the song itself is an insistence that despite all the public feuds she's been involved with, she's never been happier now that she's in love with her latest squeeze.
This video is even better than the previous.
After some controversial teaser clips, Taylor Swift has unveiled the full music video for her single '...Ready For It?', and it's every bit the sci-fi fantasy she promised. But once you get over the sensational visuals, you'll find plenty of subtle references to her life and career in there.
Taylor Swift spotted in New York
People were shocked to see Taylor looking almost naked in the teasers for the Joseph Kahn-directed video, but it's less controversial when you see it in full. She's actually channelling 'Ghost in the Shell', as well as other sci-fi worlds such as 'Blade Runner' and 'Tron: Legacy'.
Singer appears nude in 'Ghost In The Shell' style clip.
Taylor Swift has her fans doing a double take at her latest video; a teaser for her single '...Ready For It?' which has proved controversial since it dropped this week. In just a series of sci-fi style frames she manages to completely destroy her former 'nice girl' image.
Taylor Swift at the BMI Pop Awards
It seems the 27-year-old really wasn't kidding when she said the old Taylor was dead in her comeback single 'Look What You Made Me Do' - indeed, her Instagram bio now reads the lyric: 'The old Taylor can't come to the phone right now' as she shares a 20-second clip of the forthcoming '...Ready For It?' video three times.
Could she really be talking about Joe Alwyn?
Taylor Swift releases a new promotional single entitled 'Gorgeous'; yet another infectious pop tune that we will be singing forever, or at least until her next song comes out. Though it is markedly different from the other already released tracks from 'Reputation', it's just further evidence of her indomitable pop genius.
Taylor Swift leaving her New York apartment
'Gorgeous' is an upbeat tune about being infatuated with a good-looking young man, despite being in a relationship with an older guy. 'I got a boyfriend, he's older than us / He's in the club doing I don't know what / You're so cool it makes me hate you so much', she sings, later adding: 'You make me so happy it turns back to sad / There's nothing I hate more than what I can't have.'
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Agonises Over A 'Gorgeous' Face In New Single
Beck has revealed Kanye West told Taylor Swift he liked the singer's album 'Morning Phase' despite interrupting him on stage at the Grammy Awards in 2015
The 'Loser' singer was accepting the prize for Best Album when the superstar rapper stormed the stage and told him he should ''respect artistry'' by handing the trophy over to Beyonce after the release of her innovative project 'Lemonade'.
Now, Beck has revealed he had dinner with Taylor Swift - who was also interrupted by Kanye during an acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2009 - and she told him that the 'Famous' rapper actually liked his music.
Continue reading: Beck: Kanye West Liked My Album
The Swift Life is coming to the app store this year.
Taylor Swift fans will have the opportunity to connect with each other in a more cohesive way than ever before as the singer launches her very own app which allegedly follows some kind of social media pattern. The only problem is, fans are pretty much divided by the idea.
Taylor Swift snapped leaving her apartment
The 27-year-old singer has partnered with app developers Glu to launch The Swift Life, a project that promises to connect fans and allow for an interactive experience, as well as share exclusive content and photos, access special Taymojis and play music with songs added each day. There will even be a feature that allows fans to chat with each other.
Continue reading: Taylor Swift To Launch Special Social Media App For Fans
The popstars are looking at six and five awards respectively.
The nominations for the 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards are finally in, and it's Taylor Swift who has come out on top. It's unsurprising given her unapologetic return and the level of controversy she has caused with her latest hits. Shawn Mendes and Kendrick Lamar are also big nominees.
Taylor Swift at the CMA Awards
After dazzling fans with her new singles 'Look What You Made Me Do' and '...Ready For It?' from her highly anticipated new album 'Reputation' (out on November 10th 2017), Taylor Swift is looking at winning up to six awards at the MTV EMAs.
Continue reading: Taylor Swift And Shawn Mendes Lead 2017 MTV EMA Nominations
'Look What You Made Me Do' bears a lot of similarities to 'My Humps' and 'Just Like You'.
Even when you're sure to credit an artist for inspiring a song, you still end up with people accusing you of creative theft. Fergie fans have hit out at Taylor Swift for her song 'Look What You Made Me Do' over claims that it sounds much too similar to one of Fergie's own hits.
Fergie performs live on the 'Today' show
Andy Cohen got the former Black Eyed Peas singer to address the suggestion that 'Look What You Made Me Do' sounds suspiciously like the 2005 tune 'My Humps' on 'Watch What Happens Live'. But what's awesome is that she didn't even seem phased at the idea of someone borrowing from her music. In fact, she seemed excited to bring up another of her songs that bears similarities.
Continue reading: Fergie Is Totally Cool With Taylor Swift's Song Sounding Like Hers
Taylor Swift sent Cardi B a bouquet of flowers after the singer knocked her off the top spot in the US Billboard Hot 100 to land her first number one
The star has seen her huge hit 'Look What You Made Me Do' finally toppled off the number one spot of the US Billboard Hot 100 rankings, and it doesn't seem like there are any hard feelings.
Cardi B shared a snap of the gift sent to her by the 'Shake It Off' hitmaker, and revealed she is a huge fan of her contemporary.
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Congratulates Cardi B
The singer is being sued for an unspecified amount over similarities to 3LW song.
The old Taylor Swift may be dead but her previous hits are definitely not forgotten, particularly not by one songwriting duo who have accused the popstar of stealing their lyrics for her 2014 song 'Shake It Off'. There is certainly something uncanny about the similarities.
Taylor Swift at the CMA Awards
The 27-year-old might have done the honourable thing by crediting Right Said Fred for inspiring one of her newest singles 'Look What You Made Me Do', but Sean Hall and Nathan Butler are not happy that they never received credit for inspiring her 'Shake It Off' lyrics with their 2001 song 'Playas Gon' Play' recorded by the girl band 3LW.
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Facing Yet Another Lawsuit For 'Shake It Off' Lyrics
She told Andy Cohen she really doesn't know anything about the situation in 'All Too Well'.
Maggie Gyllenhaal is getting seriously confused about why everyone has kept asking about Taylor Swift's scarf for the last five years. She spoke about this weirdness with Andy Cohen in an interview this week, admitting that she was unaware about the situation regarding the lyrics in Taylor's 2012 song 'All Too Well'.
Maggie Gyllenhaal at 'The Deuce' premiere
During her appearance on 'Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen' last night (September 13th 2017), she was asked about whether she did indeed still have Taylor Swift's scarf in her drawer as the latter's lyrics to 'All Too Well' suggest; a song that was allegedly written about her brief relationship with Jake Gyllenhaal back in 2010.
Continue reading: Maggie Gyllenhaal: Why Is Everyone Asking About Taylor Swift's Scarf?
She has just dropped a promotional track for her upcoming album 'Reputation'.
Taylor Swift continues her new dark aesthetic with yet another unapologetic single entitled '...Ready For It?'. Coming less than two weeks after she hit headlines with her first video from her forthcoming album, she cements her new musical direction with the promo track this week.
Taylor Swift in her 'Look What You Made Me Do' video
'... Ready For It?' is a bass-heavy electronic pop number with dark industrial tones and rap verses; quite apart from the romantic ballads of yesteryear. It marks a sarcastic new musical personality for this superstar, who uses her new tunes to mock the media's perception of her love life and her public feuds.
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Has Another Single - Are You 'Ready For It'?
Taylor Swift - A host of celebrities were photographed as they arrived at the ELLE Style Awards 2015 which were held at the Walkie Talkie building in London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 24th February 2015
Taylor Swift and Lorde - Shots of Bff's Taylor Swift and Lorde as they went for a hike in Beverly Hills. The singers had a girly chat through the trails and were followed closely by their bodyguards. Lorde appeared to be wearing a ring on her ring finger in Beverly Hills, California, United States - Tuesday 13th January 2015
Taylor Swift, Scott Swift, Andrea Finley and Andrea Finlay - Taylor Swift spotted out in New York wearing all black carrying the Dolce & Gabbana 'Sara Handbag' - Manhattan, New York, United States - Friday 11th July 2014
Date of birth
13th December, 1989
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