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03 Nov 2010 10:52


Music: Taylor Swift: A million-seller in her first week. And so sweet, too!

  • 1,047,000 in sales for Swift
  • 1,006,000 the number of copies Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter III” sold way back in 2008 – the last time any artist had a million-plus week
  • 1,141,000 the number of copies 50 Cent sold of “The Massacre” back in 2005 – the last time anyone sold as many copies as Taylor Swift source

04 Sep 2010 19:52


Music: Kanye West basically flooded Twitter with Taylor Swift apologies

She deserves the apology more than anyone. Thank you Biz Stone and Evan Williams for creating a platform where we can communicate directlySat Sep 04 13:29:37 via web

  • 356 days later, this. Holy CRAP. OK, the Kanye West/Taylor Swift thing needed closure, but Kanye offered up a bit more than that. Earlier today, he posted 70 tweets about the whole VMAs incident a year ago. We repeat. 70 tweets. We appreciate the fact that he can gather his thoughts finally and say some really sincere things, but Jesus Christ, dude. Get a Tumblr. (Footnote: Kanye only follows two people, one of them Taylor Swift, but Swift doesn’t follow Kanye.) source

25 Jul 2010 10:59


Music: Taylor Swift: Can she sell a million copies in her first week?

  • It feels like if anybody can do it now, she could be the one. She has the sales base and heat from the last few albums. And with all the amazing things she has going on, she is as likely as anybody to reach a million units, especially with the efforts of Big Machine and Universal behind her.
  • Red Light Management and ATO Records president and CEO Will Botwin • Regarding the chances Taylor Swift can actually manage to sell a million copies of her upcoming “Speak Now” in its first week. While Eminem got close recently, thanks to his 741,000-strong debut of “Recovery” back in June, Swift could really pull it off. The things that might hold her back, though? Well, her digital sales have been traditionally weak, her label might charge the full sticker price for her album, her style of music limits how many formats would be willing to play her songs, and it’s possible she may have peaked already. At age 20. source

01 Feb 2010 20:40


Music: Surprisingly, people actually watched the Grammys this year

  • 35% increase from 2008; 26.6 million watched source

01 Feb 2010 09:01


Music: A handful of quick numbers from last night’s Grammy adventure

  • six the number of awards Beyonce took home; that’s better than everyone else
  • 20 the age of Taylor Swift, the youngest winner of an “Album of the Year” honor, ever
  • 2004 the year the Zac Brown Band released its debut; they won Best New Artist source

31 Jan 2010 20:38


03 Dec 2009 03:29


Music: A quick rundown of the Grammy “Album of the Year” nominees

  • Obvious

  • Lame

  • Huh?

  • Obvious

  • Obvious

04 Oct 2009 20:22


Music: Lady Gaga’s going on tour by herself – without Kanye West

  • It was a mutual decision. Kanye’s going to take some time off. But the good news is that I’m going on tour in a few weeks.
  • Lady Gaga • Shedding some light on she canceled her joint tour with Kanye West. Remember that post-Taylor-Swift episode of Jay Leno where Kanye looked like he was at the edge of oblivion the second that Jay brought up his mom? Yeah, it was probably that. The “Fame Kills” tour might’ve been good, Imma let you finish, but Kanye probably needs some time to regroup. • source

17 Sep 2009 10:13


Offbeat: Gee, thanks, Kanye West: Kanye insults the heck out of ShortFormBlog

Kanye insults ShortFormBlog
  • There’s no possible reason this should be funny. But we elicited a huge belly laugh when seeing this. Best part? You can do it to your own site. Just click the link: –> source

15 Sep 2009 20:52


Culture: Yes, guys, we’ve reached a Kanye West saturation point

  • 14 of YouTube’s 23 “popular” videos are about the VMA incident source