Lately we’ve been talking an awful lot about the hazards associated with being a world-renowned musician, and it kind of bummed us out. But then Billboard published its annual list of the highest earners in music, which reminded us that being a rock star is actually really awesome.
For most of us, being a teenager means slogging through high school, struggling with adolescence and desperately hoping for a hot date for the school dance. However, there are some teenagers out there who are instant musical legends. It didn’t take them years of doing crappy gigs to get to the top; the 20 pop music prodigies on our list wrote and recorded landmark albums before they were even old enough to legally drink.
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Every year millions of people sit down in front of their televisions to watch their favorite artists win awards or perform their hits. But little did they know that they would also get a little extra with the usual program. Throughout the years we have witnessed artists and fans lose their minds and do the craziest things, from a spazzing out on stage next to a rock legend to an artist wrecking what should have been a very special moment for another artist. The history of music awards shows are littered with acceptance speech crashers and performance crashes. Here are 10 of the most memorable! Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the #FAIL Awards.
Taylor Swift might be BFFs with everyone, but it looks like her friendship with You Oughta Know artist Lorde is going the strongest. This weekend, Taylor posted a delightful photo of the two pop stars cavorting on the beach on Instagram with the caption, “Bare feet in the sand on Saturday…” and yesterday, the two were snapped by photographers shopping at trendy stores like Free People and Rag & Bone in Brentwood, California. It looks like the two have come a long way since Lorde told reporters that she thought Swift was a bad role model because she was “too flawless and unattainable.” Now, it looks like it won’t be long until we see snapshots of them braiding each other’s hair–or maybe collaborating on a duet?
Ah, Valentine’s Day…a day to snuggle up to the person you love or to blast your favorite break up song in the hopes of getting over the sweetheart who got away. We know we couldn’t get through our worst splits without the perfect soundtrack, but did our favorite break up songs also help our favorite artists get over their exes? Or were the songs just passed on to them by songwriting pros?
In the past, we’ve uncovered the stories behind such classics as “Yesterday,” “You Oughta Know” and “Someone Like You.” In honor of Valentine’s Day, we did a little more digging on 10 more of the best break up songs of all time to uncover whether ballads like “Nothing Compares 2 U” or empowerment jams like “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” came out of Sinead O’Connor and Taylor Swift‘s real pain, or someone else’s studio session magic…
Taylor Swift has been having a ball in the U.K., keeping herself occupied by performing with the likes of Emeli Sandé and Ellie Goulding. But Swifty has also been engaging in some tweaks to her personal style, which she recently revealed through Instagram.