Music’s biggest stars faced off this year, throwing shade through social media, interviews, and even inside elevators. What were 2014’s most heated music feuds? Snoop Dogg sparked a verbal war with Iggy Azalea before T.I. became a peacemaker and squashed the beef. Jack White accused The Black Keys of hijacking his style, while Bette Midler slammed Ariana Grande’s sex appeal.
In celebration of Taylor Swift’s 25th birthday, we’re granting her birthday wish by not accusing her female friends of dating her. Instead, we’d like to take a moment and acknowledge all the major records the singer has broken in her prosperous career so far. Read on to see the many titles Taylor has earned, and remember: When the haters hate, do as Taylor Swift does and “Shake It Off.” You just might score a Guinness World Record in the process!
D’Angelo has announced a new album after a 14-year hiatus, Chris Martin recalls the time when David Bowie rejected his request to record vocals on a Coldplay song, Dawn Sears from the Time Jumpers dies and more on Last Lap.
Ariana Grande responds to Bette Midler‘s shade, Rihanna releases a snippet of new music, Beyonce plans different ways to drop new music and more on Last Lap.
Sam Smith will perform on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Wacka Flocka Flame stars in a commercial for cough drops, Fall Out Boy announces the release date for their new record and more on Last Lap.
Drake and Nicki Minaj might not be dating, but after we saw the photos from their “Only” video shoot earlier this week, we couldn’t help but wonder: what if they did? We put together a list of fantasy couples by pairing artists who have crossed paths before with their “would be” better half. Though none of these pairs is currently dating, we think they would make up some of music’s greatest power couples if they did.
Coming off a 1.287 million sales week for her latest studio effort 1989, Taylor Swift uploaded an Instagram video of herself as a token of appreciation to her fans and other humans who decided to purchase the album. (THE. WORLD. IS. SO. GREAT. SOMETIMES.) Taylor expressed her immense gratitude the way that any pop star would – you know, by lip-synching to Kendrick Lamar’s “Backseat Freestyle”. Taylor is so good to us, fam. Expressing herself in the form of hip-hop isn’t new to Tay. Heck, she was even dubbed ‘T-Swizzle’ by T-Pain. While she may be the reigning champ of non-rapping entertainers who have fun rapping sometimes, Taylor isn’t alone. The genre (?) is comprised of so many greats. Surprise! Even Madonna thinks it’s cool.
Last week we were slack jawed over news that Robert Planet allegedly tore up an $800 million contract to reunite with Led Zeppelin. They say everyone has their price, and we can say without hesitation, that ours is well below $800 million dollars. Even though Plant later admitted that he greatly exaggerated the number, history is peppered with musicians who, for many reasons, have refused to sell out.
Iggy Azalea and Taylor Swift are two musicians who have one thing in common: no one knows what genre to place them in. At last year’s American Music Awards, Swift took home top honors as Favorite Female Artist in the country and pop/rock categories. This year, Azalea is up for Favorite Artist in the pop/rock and rap/hip hop categories. Does this mean the AMA genre category choices are flawed or should fans accept the idea that an artist can dominate two completely different genres at the same time?
Courtney Love and Dave Grohl bond over boobs, Rihanna is extra proud of her title as MAC Cosmetics’ brand ambassador, Eminem‘s latest lyrical attack targets Iggy Azalea and more on Last Lap.