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Copyright infringement between 2017 and 2018.
It seems we can't go a year without some big hit being slapped with an accusation of plagiarism by a usually not-famous songwriter. In 2014 it was Robin Thicke and Pharrell's 'Blurred Lines', then it was Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me' and Mark Ronson's 'Uptown Funk', and the case regarding Led Zeppelin's 'Stairway To Heaven' was even appealed in 2017.
This last year really seems to have been thick with copyright infringement claims, with the latest being Childish Gambino and his politically-charged monster hit 'This Is America'.
Childish Gambino at the BET Awards
The Brits visited the singer at her London show.
Some things in this world are so pure they deserve to be spoken about. Like fandoms colliding in the most awesome way when Taylor Swift snapped a selfie with British singer Adele and 'Harry Potter' author Jk Rowling. This turned out to be the best UK tour the singer has ever had.
Taylor Swift at Wembley Stadium
The 28-year-old 'Look What You Made Me Do' hitmaker has been documenting her Reputation Stadium Tour on Instagram, this month kicking off the UK and Ireland leg. On June 8th she performed her first ever UK stadium show at Manchester's Etihad Stadium with a second set the following night, as well as two shows at Dublin's Croke Park on June 15th and 16th and at Wembley Stadium onJune 22nd and 23rd.
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Meeting Adele And JK Rowling Is So Pure
He thinks artists ought to own their political opinions in public.
Say what you like about Trent Reznor, but he's certainly not afraid to tell it like it is. He opened up in an interview recently about the voice of superstars in the current climate, and his disdain for artists like Taylor Swift who refuse to speak out on important political matters.
Trent Reznor at ASCAP
The Nine Inch Nails frontman thinks that influential musicians sharing their opinions of social and political issues is of vital importance for young people and others who may not be able to voice their feelings but need somebody to stand-up on their behalf. He also thinks that stars like Taylor Swift, who avoid entering into political discussions, care more about their 'brand' than what's going on in the world.
Continue reading: Trent Reznor Slams Taylor Swift's Trump Silence
Allee Willis doesn't sugarcoat her thoughts on the banjo cover.
The songwriter for Earth, Wind & Fire's 1978 song 'September', Allee Willis, has lashed out at Taylor Swift's acoustic rendition of the song for leading streaming service Spotify. She certainly didn't mince her words as she spoke about the 'boring' cover during a recent music event in Michigan.
Taylor Swift at the Billboard Music Awards
Re-hashed as part of the 'Spotify Singles' series in April and recorded at The Tracking Room in Nashville, Taylor Swift's 'September' divided opinion with its banjo acoustics and down-played vocals. But it was the original songwriter for the song, which featured on 'The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1', who had the most to say about it.
The pair have been involved in a very public feud for a number of years
Their feud has had the pop world hooked since it began at least four years ago. Music juggernauts, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift, have traded blows during interviews, on social media and even in their songs. However, it seems those times are over after Katy sent Taylor an actual olive branch to heal their rift.
Katy Perry has come over all angelic and decided to heal her rift with Taylor Swift
Swifty, who is about to start her Reputation tour, shared a video of the package she received from Katy - which appeared to include a note with the words "miscommunications" and "deeply sorry" written on it.
Continue reading: Katy Perry Has Offered Taylor Swift An Actual Olive Branch
A man has been taken into custody on suspicion of stalking.
It's no wonder, sometimes, that Taylor Swift is so keen to keep her private life out of the public eye. A masked man wearing rubber gloves was recently arrested outside her home in Beverly Hills on suspicion of stalking. That would have been the most terrifying thing were it not for the paraphernalia that was discovered in his car at the time of the arrest.
Taylor Swift at the Jingle Ball
The man was identified by police as 38-year-old Julius Sandrock from Colorado, and it has been reported that he had rope, a knife, firearm ammunition, more masks and more gloves stowed away in his vehicle. He was taken into custody on Saturday (April 14th 2018) and released yesterday morning.
Continue reading: Masked Prowler Arrested Outside Taylor Swift's LA Home
The singer was put on the spot about her feud with Swifty on American Idol
The feud between award-winning songstresses Katy Perry and Taylor Swift has been well-documented over the years since the pair had their alleged fall-out at least five years ago. But now, with Perry’s new role on reality singing show, American Idol, it seems Katy - at least - is ready to break the ice.
Katy Perry was put on the spot about Taylor Swift while on American Idol
The I Kissed A Girl singer praised Taylor Swift's songwriting skills as she responded to one of the contestants and his apology for being a fan of the Bad Blood star.
Continue reading: Katy Perry Reveals She "Loves" Taylor Swift As A Songwriter
She denies rumours that she was encouraged to go solo.
With rumours flying around that Camila Cabello was persuaded to leave girl group Fifth Harmony by her pal Taylor Swift, the former has been forced to deny such a suggestion so that people stop criticising the latter over the situation. She's had enough to deal with lately.
Camila Cabello at the iHeart Radio Music Awards
The 21-year-old 'Havana' singer wants everyone to know that she's not quite as easily led as people seem to believe she is, and that her decision to depart Fifth Harmony and embark on a solo career was purely down to her. Taylor Swift had nothing to do with it.
Continue reading: Camila Cabello Was Not Told To Quit Fifth Harmony By Taylor Swift
Swift confirmed fan rumours that the former Fifth Harmony star would be supporting her on tour this year - and added that British star Charli XCX would also be on board.
Rumours had emerged earlier this week regarding whom Swift would be selecting for her tour support, and the singer herself took to Instagram last night to confirm what people had been guessing at.
“This is a Reputation stadium tour update, and I’ve been wanting to tell you this for a really time,” said Swift in a video posted on Thursday night (March 1st). “The opening acts on the Reputation Stadium Tour will be Charli XCX and Camila Cabello."
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.
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 - 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
Lauren Toyota and Taylor Swift - 2013 Much Music Video Awards 'MMVA' show at Much Music HQ on Queen Street in Toronto. - Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Sunday 16th June 2013
Taylor Swift - 48th Annual ACM Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena inside MGM Grand - Outside Arrivals - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Sunday 7th April 2013
Taylor Swift Sunday 18th November 2012 The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards 2012, held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live - Arrivals Los Angeles
Taylor Swift Sunday 12th June 2011 performs at the final night of The 2011 CMA Music Festival Nightly Concerts at LP Field in Nashville Las Vegas, Nevada
Taylor Swift Sunday 22nd May 2011 The 2011 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas, Nevada
Taylor Swift Saturday 11th September 2010 Taylor Swift, sporting red frame wayfarer sunglasses, out shopping in Beverly Hills Los Angeles, California
Date of birth
13th December, 1989
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