Taylor Swift

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Top stars square off for summer tour dollars

(AP) – All anyone’s been talking about are those aged wonders The Rolling Stones and their 50th-anniversary tour, but there’s so much more happening on the road this summer. It’s a crowded tour market and […]

05/23/2013

Taylor Swift with her Billboard Music Awards  (AP Photo)

Taylor Swift wins 8 trophies at Billboard Awards

(AP) – Another day, another domination for Taylor Swift: She was the red hot winner at the Billboard Music Awards. Swift won eight of 11 awards, including top artist and top Billboard 200 album for […]

05/20/2013

Country musician Luke Bryan

No one more surprised than Luke Bryan by ACMs win

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Luke Bryan heard his name called at the end of the Academy of Country Music Awards, accepted the entertainer of the year trophy and then things became a blur. “It was like I was on the tilt-a-whirl,” he said.

04/08/2013

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Grammy audience down, still 2nd highest since 1993

NEW YORK (AP) — While the Grammy Awards couldn’t come close to the freakishly high ratings in 2012 because of Whitney Houston’s death and Adele’s smashing success, this year’s show had the second-largest audience for the program since 1993.

02/11/2013

Adele (AP Photo)

Adele’s 2011 holdover ’21’ still tops in 2012

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Turns out Adele ruled 2012, too — and set a record while she was at it. The British singer’s “21” was the highest-selling album in the U.S. for the second consecutive year.

01/04/2013

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A year for enduring pop culture icons to shine

NEW YORK (AP) — Marilyn Monroe. The Rolling Stones. And Bond — James Bond. What do they have in common? Sure, one’s long gone, and one’s fictional. But all three marked a golden anniversary in 2012.

12/20/2012

Adele (AP Photo)

Adele voted AP Entertainer of the Year

NEW YORK (AP) — Though Adele didn’t have a new album or a worldwide tour in 2012, she’s still rolling. After a year of Grammy glory and James Bond soundtracking, Adele has been voted The Associated Press Entertainer of the Year.

12/19/2012

Waterford crystal ball (AP Photo)

Times Square ball has new crystals to mark 2013

NEW YORK (AP) — The Waterford crystal ball that will drop in Times Square to usher in 2013 will have 288 new crystal panels with doves chiseled into them to mark the theme “Let There Be Peace.”

12/17/2012

Singer Taylor Swift

Man arrested at Tenn. home tied to Taylor Swift

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A man took a bus from Wisconsin to Nashville, climbed a fence at a home linked to singer Taylor Swift on Friday and told police he was there to surprise a woman on her birthday.

12/14/2012

Aimee Mann turns to AM radio hit for inspiration

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (AP) – The musical inspiration for Aimee Mann’s latest disc may come as a surprise. It certainly did for Larry Lee. Mann’s “Charmer” hearkens back to the pop-rock structures of her 1990s discs […]

11/20/2012

CMAs celebrate music with Sandy on their mind

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Handing out trophies isn’t the only mission when country music’s biggest stars take the stage Thursday night for the Country Music Association Awards: They’ll be reaching out to help those affected […]

11/01/2012

Swift's 'Red' sells 1.2 million copies in debut

NEW YORK (AP) – Taylor Swift’s new album is called “Red,” but its true color is a brilliant platinum. The 22-year-old sold 1.2 million copies of her latest album in its first week – the […]

10/31/2012

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