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Experts' Grammy predictions: Taylor Swift will win Album of the Year for '1989''

Experts' Grammy predictions: Taylor Swift will win Album of the Year for '1989''
Who will win Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards? Now you can consult the Experts. We're polling nine journalists from publications including Variety, Newsday and the Huffington Post, and they're forecasting a historic victory for Taylor Swift, who contends for her hit pop crossover album "1989." -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Oscar Predictions Swift would be the first female artist to win Album of the Year twice as a main album artist (others, like Norah Jones, Alison Krauss and Lauryn Hill have multiple wins as featured artists). She already made history in 2009 when she won for "Fearless" at age 20, which made her the youngest winner in history. Seven out of nine experts predict her to win, giving her 4/11 odds: Glenn Gamboa (Newsday), Tim Gray (Variety), Edna Gundersen, Lyndsey Parker (Yahoo Music), Chris Willman and Gold Derby's Tom O'Neil and Paul S...
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Adele’s About to Have Another Record Million-Album-Selling Week Because You All Bought Your Mom 25 for Christmas

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Adele’s About to Have Another Record Million-Album-Selling Week Because You All Bought Your Mom 25 for Christmas
Not content with having two record million-selling weeks for one album, Adele is about to have a third: Billboard projects that 25 will sell yet another million this week, the first album ever to do so. That's of course thanks to all the lazy Christmas shoppers who've been ransacking their local Target in search of a present for that one relative they kinda hate, but who always gets them a gift card, so they have to return the favor. Just last week, Adele sold a cool 825,000 albums for her fourth straight week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 (not to mention eight straight weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100 for "Hello"), and she's expected to top the charts again with another million-plus set.That'll put 25 well over the 6 million mark in the U.S., and likely close to 7 million (for perspective, Taylor Swift's Fearless, released in
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Grammy nominations: Taylor Swift sweep?

Grammy nominations: Taylor Swift sweep?
Grammy nominations will be announced on "CBS This Morning" next Monday (December 7) and you will be hearing the name Taylor Swift a lot. Our racetrack odds, derived from the predictions of our editors who cover music awards year-round and hundreds of our readers are already predicting that Swift will win Album of the Year ("1989") and Song of the Year ("Blank Space"), and she'll also earn a nomination for Record of the Year ("Blank Space"). -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Oscar Predictions Swift has won seven Grammys, including Album of the Year for "Fearless" in 2009 when she was just 20-years-old, the youngest ever winner of that category. If she wins again, she'll make history as the first woman to take the top prize twice as the main album artist (other Album of the Year champs like Norah Jones and Alison Krauss&nbsp...
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Nikki Bella Injured And Taking Time Away From WWE

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Former WWE Divas champion Nikki Bella is taking time off from WWE with an injury. She posted an update to Twitter “My home 4 awhile. Injuries can only keep u down 4 a little bit. Time 2 get stronger & Stay Fearless! #FearlessNikki”

Alongside the text was a photo of a gym and a massage bed. There’s no confirmation of what the injury is, or how long she will be out of action, but the timing isn’t surprising when you consider her boyfriend John Cena is also taking some time off from Raw. This is an opportunity for them both to heal up and have some quality time together as a normal couple.

It is a shame to see Nikki gone, as she had only just hit her form as a women’s wrestler. Both in the ring and her overall act, she’s been vastly improved in recent months. Indeed,
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Ryan Adams Likens Taylor Swift to Shakespeare, Says 1989 Cover Was ''Cathartic'' After Mandy Moore Divorce

Ryan Adams Likens Taylor Swift to Shakespeare, Says 1989 Cover Was ''Cathartic'' After Mandy Moore Divorce
Ryan Adams is a Swiftie at heart. Last month, the 40-year-old musician released his cover album of Taylor Swift's 1989, which was inspired by his deep admiration for the 25-year-old pop star. While the album received rave reviews, Adams, who has, to date, released 15 studio albums, belittles his talent while speaking about Swift's genius in a new interview with the U.K.'s Guardian—and clearly, he's placed the pop star on a pedestal. "The first time I heard it I got chills head to toe," he says of Swift's single "White Horse," from her 2008 album Fearless. "I remember feeling shocked by her voice, shocked...
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Grammy hot topic: No more old-timers for Album of the Year?

Grammy hot topic: No more old-timers for Album of the Year?
The Grammy for Album of the Year ostensibly rewards the year's best music achievement, but sometimes the recording academy uses it as a de facto lifetime achievement award to honor an esteemed veteran artist. Consider the recent wins for Santana ("Supernatural," 1999), Steely Dan ("Two Against Nature," 2000), Ray Charles ("Genius Loves Company," 2004), Herbie Hancock ("River: The Joni Letters," 2007) and Robert Plant ("Raising Sand" with Alison Krauss, 2008). -Break- American Music Awards: Will Taylor Swift extend record against One Direction? But that was it for old-timers. In 2009, Album of the Year went to a 20-year-old Taylor Swift for "Fearless," the youngest artist ever to win the award, and that demographic shift has held steady ever since. In the last six years no one from the recording industry's old guard has even been nominated. The last two Album of the Year prizes did indeed go to the o...
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Taylor Swift at Grammy Awards: Will she make history by winning Album of the Year twice?

Taylor Swift at Grammy Awards: Will she make history by winning Album of the Year twice?
Hey, Taylor Swift: Did you know that you have leading 3/1 odds to make Grammy Awards history? If Swift wins Album of the Year for her pop crossover album "1989," as our Grammy contest entrants predict, she will be the first woman to win twice as a main album artist. She previously claimed this top award in 2009 for "Fearless" when she was just 20, the youngest artist ever to do so. -Break- Grammy cliffhanger: Will Kendrick Lamar be rare rap winner of Album of the Year? Sure, other women like Norah Jones and Alison Krauss have multiple wins in the category, but those included victories as featured artists. Swift would be the first solo female artist to win Album of the Year twice, and isn't it about time? For history to be made, Swift will have to face off against one of the most critically acclaimed albums of the year: Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp a Butterfly,
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Taylor Swift Cried and "Ate a Lot" of In-n-Out Burger When Red Didn't Win a Grammy for Album of the Year

Taylor Swift Cried and
Even Taylor Swift can't win everything, and you better believe when she doesn't get to go up onstage, make that surprised face and accept her umpteenth award, she's disappointed. In fact, when her album Red didn't win the Grammy for 2014 Album of the Year, Tay handled her loss like a lot of us would: Drowning in tears and gorging on fast food. "I remember not going to after-parties," she said in an interview with Grammy Pro. "I went home, and I cried a little bit, and I got In-n-Out Burger and ate a lot." Sad, yes, but not the end of the world. For one thing, Red lost to Daft Punk's Random Access Memories, which was a solid album. Plus, Taylor's 2008 album Fearless won...
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Predict Grammy nominations: Taylor Swift sweep? Bruno Mars domination? Kendrick Lamar redemption?

Predict Grammy nominations: Taylor Swift sweep? Bruno Mars domination? Kendrick Lamar redemption?
Taylor Swift coud make Grammy history if she wins Album of the Year for her blockbuster pop crossover album "1989." She claimed this top award in 2009 for "Fearless" when she was just 20, the youngest artist ever to do so. If she prevails again, she'll be the first woman to win twice as a main album artist. (Other women, including Norah Jones and Alison Krauss, have multiple wins in the category as featured artists.) -Break- Grammy cliffhanger: Will Kendrick Lamar be rare rap winner of Album of the Year? Swift will have to face off against one of the most critically acclaimed albums of the year: Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp a Butterfly," the follow-up to his equally acclaimed "Good Kid, M.A.A.D City," which was nominated for Album of the Year in 2013. Despite seven nominations that year, Lamar didn't win any, losing four of those races to hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.
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Ryan Adams’s 1989 Is a Decent Breakup Album, Not a Poptimist Manifesto

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Ryan Adams’s 1989 Is a Decent Breakup Album, Not a Poptimist Manifesto
If there’s one song at the heart of Ryan Adams’s 1989, it’s a single not off Taylor Swift’s album of the same name, but rather one from her second album, 2008’s Fearless. “White Horse,” the acoustic ballad that breaks the fourth wall on the storybook romance that propelled her preceding single, "Love Story," is what triggered Adams’s immense admiration for the then-17-year-old singer. As Adams told Zane Lowe yesterday, it’s near impossible to sing “White Horse” without a lump forming in your throat when the chorus swells. So it came as little surprise to hear Adams explain what drew him to 1989: While the obvious story was Swift removing the country façade in full embrace of dance-pop, all Adams heard “was the emotional content” of the album. Even lyrically, where others focused on diss tracks and “haters gonna hate” anthems, Adams was reminded of
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Inside Taylor Swift's Star-Studded 1989 World Tour: How She's Getting All Those Celebs (Like Julia Roberts) On Stage!

Inside Taylor Swift's Star-Studded 1989 World Tour: How She's Getting All Those Celebs (Like Julia Roberts) On Stage!
True story: Taylor Swift is friends with most of the other famous people in the world. And those she hasn't charmed the bespoke socks off of yet are presumably just waiting for their invitations to join her squad. But while she's been known for having special guests join her on stage throughout her touring career, the "Style" singer has really upped her celeb-cameo game on this 1989 World Tour, welcoming fellow music mega-stars, championship athletes, supermodels and even an Oscar winner to the party. Sure, she's only gotten increasingly famous since she first struck out on her Fearless Tour (and, mindblower alert, Katy Perry and John Mayer were among her guests), but surely other forces have been...
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Taylor Swift Grammy poll: Which '1989' song is her best shot at Record of the Year?

Taylor Swift Grammy poll: Which '1989' song is her best shot at Record of the Year?
Taylor Swift was only 20 when she won Album of the Year at the Grammys for "Fearless" in 2009. But despite enjoying even greater success in the years since, she still hasn't won Record of the Year. On Aug. 31, she's set to release "Wildest Dreams" as the fifth single from her blockbuster pop crossover album "1989." But which of her Grammy-eligible songs gives her the best shot at a win in the top race? Vote in our poll below. -Break- Kendrick Lamar and Taylor Swift lead MTV Video Music Awards nominations The first single off of "1989" was the ubiquitous multi-platinum hit "Shake it Off," which was nominated for Record of the Year last year. That was her third bid in that top category, following "You Belong with Me" (2009) and "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" (2012). Now she's got four chances to get back in, but which one will get her that elusive Grammy wi.
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Look Back at Taylor Swift's Close Bond With Her Mom in Her "Best Day" Video

Source: Instagram user taylorswift Taylor Swift took to Tumblr on Thursday to share some heartbreaking news with with her fans: her mom, Andrea Finlay, was recently diagnosed with cancer. The singer kept the post short, saying, "Usually when things happen to me, I process them and then write music about how I feel, and you hear it much later. This is something my family and I thought you should know about now." Taylor went on to reveal that, after urging her mom to get a routine checkup this past Christmas, the family received the devastating results. While the singer has chosen to keep the details about her mom's condition and treatment private, she's never been shy about talking about the close bond they've always shared. In addition to being Taylor's date on numerous red carpets, Andrea even inspired Taylor's song "Best Day" from her 2008 album Fearless. Watch the music video below,
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Taylor Swift Scored a Billboard Chart Milestone With 1989

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Taylor Swift Scored a Billboard Chart Milestone With 1989
For the tenth nonconsecutive week on Billboard's 200 chart, Taylor Swift's 1989 has surged to No. 1. The site underlines that Swift's the second woman in history to have multiple albums reach ten weeks at the top. T. Swift joins Whitney Houston, who notched the milestone with three albums: her eponymous debut (1986), Whitney (1987), and The Bodyguard soundtrack (1992–93). Swift's other double-digit album was Fearless, which reigned as No. 1 for 11 weeks from 2008–09. Swift nailed the feat after tallying 71,000 1989 sales last week — a figure that's not particularly high for a No. 1 contender, which is usually in the six-figure ballpark. (But — calm down — it was enough for history.) The other musicians in this elite chart club include the Beatles (with four albums), the Kingston Trio (three), Elvis Presley (three), Henry Mancini (two), and the Monkees (two). Judging by her tweet this morning,
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How Taylor Swift could upset Sam Smith and Sia for Record of the Year at Grammys

How Taylor Swift could upset Sam Smith and Sia for Record of the Year at Grammys
It's difficult to use history to try to predict this year's Grammy for Record of the Year, because so few of the nominees have any Grammy history. Three nominees are first-timers across the board – two of whom are also up for Best New Artist – while the most seasoned veteran, 39-year-old Sia, only has one previous nomination to her name in any category. Does that mean the precocious Taylor Swift, a past Album of the Year winner and now a three-time Record of the Year nominee, is the frontrunner? -Break- Will Sam Smith be first male artist to win Grammy for Best Solo Pop Vocal? She's certainly popular enough with the recording academy. She was 20 years old when she won Album of the Year for "Fearless" in 2009, making her the youngest artist ever to win that race. What's more, "Shake it Off" is her second lead single to be nominated for
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News Nuggets: Taylor Swift blasts past 'Frozen' for top album of the year

News Nuggets: Taylor Swift blasts past 'Frozen' for top album of the year
In the final week of 2014, Taylor Swift's latest album "1989" jumps past the "Frozen" soundtrack as the top seller of the year. While Disney's album featured the Oscar-winning tune "Let It Go" and had led all year long, Swift steals away the title in the end. She sold 3.66 million copies in just nine weeks on sale. "Frozen" sold 3.53 million during the calendar year. This is the second time for Swift to have the best-seller for a year after 2009's "Fearless" did the same. After those two albums, the next finishers were not even close: Sam Smith sold 1.21 million, followed by Pentatonix with 1.14 million. Billboard -Break- A new photo gallery highlights the 17 breakout stars from 2014. The feature spotlights: Chris Pratt ("Guardians of the Galaxy"), Ansel Elgort ("The Fault in Our Stars"), Rosamund Pike ("Gone Girl"), Gina Rodriguez ("Jane the Virgin"), Ariana Grande, Gugu Mb...'
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Official: Taylor Swift's '1989' Debuts With 1.287 Million Sold in First Week

Official: Taylor Swift's '1989' Debuts With 1.287 Million Sold in First Week
It’s official: Taylor Swift's 1989 debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with the largest sales week for an album since 2002. 1989 sold 1.287 million copies in the week ending on Nov. 2, according to Nielsen SoundScan. 1989 is Swift’s fifth studio album and was released on Oct. 27 through Big Machine Records. It's her fourth No. 1 album, following Red (in 2012), Speak Now (2010) and Fearless (2008). Read more Taylor Swift Teases '1989' Tour During 'Good Morning America' Concert Here are some of the achievements Swift has earned with the debut of 1989: —The

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Listen to the Ultimate Taylor Swift Playlist

Listen to the Ultimate Taylor Swift Playlist
You say you're not a fan of Taylor Swift? Well, the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, but it turns out that even people who weren't on the Swift bandwagon have suddenly come around to loving her since the release of her new album, 1989. Though she's embracing a new pop sound, her previous albums provide plenty of time-tested tunes that can get anyone dancing and dreaming. So, for the newbie Swifties, we've compiled what we think is the ultimate Taylor Swift playlist. Download and get yourself acquainted. "Teardrops on my Guitar" Before skyrocketing to chart-topper status, and before she struck up some headline-grabbing romances,
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Taylor Swift’s 1989 Is Her Most Conservative Album Yet

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Taylor Swift’s 1989 Is Her Most Conservative Album Yet
If the past decade in pop has often felt like a dark, twisted, apocalyptic rager, Taylor Swift has been its designated driver. Poised, dependable, and preternaturally self-possessed, Swift has fashioned herself the sober-eyed observer in the corner, meticulously and sort of mischievously cataloguing the sordid details that everyone else will be too shitfaced to remember in the morning. (“22,” Swift’s requisite but irresistible take on the Millennial Party Anthem, proved that her idea of a wild time was not swinging from a chandelier or dancing with molly but eating breakfast … at midnight.) Of course, Taylor Swift has been invited to this party for years now — arguably since her 2008 album Fearless, which yielded country-to-pop crossover hits like “Love Story” and “You Belong With Me” — but she is choosing with great fanfare to call her fifth full-length, 1989, her “very first documented, official pop album."Not so fast, though: She would like us
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Taylor Swift drops hints about her new album...we think

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Taylor Swift drops hints about her new album...we think
Is 18 about to replace 13 as Taylor Swift’s favorite number? Today, Swift posted a video on Instagram with the words, “So, here’s your first clue…” The video shows a finger, perhaps Swift’s, pushing the number 18 in an elevator, patiently at first and then more adamantly. Swift has been working on a new album for the last year so it’s likely a reference to her newest set. She has been remarkably reliable in terms of dropping new albums every two years in the fourth quarter. Her self-titled debut came out in October 2006, “Fearless” in November 2008; “Speak Now” in October 2010, and “Red” in October 2012. Chances are we'll hear new music live by Swift when she performs at MTV's Video Music Awards on Aug. 24. E News! reports that her performance will be "explosive," and that she is appearing alone, not as part of a collaboration. And for sure she'll be
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