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Taylor Swift Is Totally Unstoppable On Billboard 200

November 20th, 2014 8:40am EST
Taylor Swift Is Unstoppable On Billboard 200: This Week In Music
Face it folks, Taylor Swift is a juggernaut – the gift that keeps on giving generously to the music industry after a dismal sales year. Taylor Swift may not be the ‘second coming,’ but she’s definitely something. 1989 spends its third week atop the Billboard 200 Albums chart, selling a respectable 312,000 copies. If you’re keeping score, that means that Swift’s 1989 sits at two million copies sold in just three weeks.

Foo Fighters couldn’t beat Ms. Swift and didn’t even come that close. Foo Fighters sold soundly, moving 190,000 copies of Sonic Highways, good for a #2 bow. Pink Floyd...
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One Direction Transition To Adulthood On 'Four'

November 19th, 2014 1:34pm EST
Review: One Direction Transition To Adulthood On 'Four'
“You’re insecure / don’t know what for / you’re turning heads when you walk through the door.” Grunt! It wasn’t that long ago that one of the most annoyingly, a catchy boy band song was born, to the delight of girls and to the chagrin of (many) guys. However, beginning with One Direction’s Midnight Memories album, any Directioner or non-Directioner could feel the band was beginning a transition stylistically and in regards to overall maturity.

The British-Irish band’s fourth album, Four is a full-fledged transitional album, finding the once schmaltzy boys transitioning gracefully to adu...
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Bob Marley's Family Brands Line Of Marijuana Products

November 19th, 2014 10:42am EST
Bob Marley's Family To Launch 'Natural' Cannabis Brand (Video)
Late reggae singer Bob Marley's family has put the Marley name on a line of cannabis products that will be available to consumers in 2015.

The family is teaming with Privateer Holdings to launch a global marijuana brand called Marley natural.

The Seattle-based company will sell marijuana as well as other products including lotions and accessories that will be infused with the essence of the plant.

In a statement, Privateer Holdings revealed its mission is "to champion Bob's voice and his insight to help people realise the positive potential of cannabis of the mind, body and spirit. Along...
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Bono's Arm Was Injured Pretty Severely In Bicycle Crash

November 19th, 2014 8:48am EST
Bono
Bono had major reconstructive surgery on his arm following his bike accident in New York City on Sunday. Doctors wound up inserting 18 metal screws and three plates into the U2 frontman's fractured arm.

The singer was involved in a high-speed bicycle crash and was rushed to New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center where he underwent five hours of surgery to fix his upper arm, according to Rollingstone.com.

Doctor Dean Lorich told the website, "The bone of his humerus (upper arm) was driven though his skin and the bone was in six different pieces. He was taken emergently (sic) to...
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One Direction Leads Albums To Check Out

November 18th, 2014 9:30am EST
One Direction Leads Albums To Check Out: This Week in Music
While the music industry definitely isn’t trying to “shake off” the success of Taylor Swift’s monstrous 1989 album which keeps on going and going like the Energizer Bunny, they are trying to release more high profile albums during November to get people buying albums. This week, it’s possible that Swift has met her match with beloved boy band One Direction, who surpassed the half-million mark with two out of three of their previous albums. Whether Four will receive the same reception only time can tell, but it’s certainly the biggest album to watch this week.

1) One Direction, Four (Col...
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Shayna Leigh Premieres 'Wake Me When It’s Christmas' (Video)

November 17th, 2014 7:35pm EST
Shayna Leigh, Wake Me When It's Christmas © Lucky Chip Music, In
Ah, there’s nothing better than the sounds of Christmas – ‘the hustle and the bustle’ as they say, sigh. Nothing makes Christmas more exciting than the music that comes with the holiday, which makes you feel spirited and jovial. The giving and receiving of gifts is a factor too, but something about the gift of music and how it transcends is something truly special and noteworthy. Whether it’s the tried and true holiday standards, or a fresh crop of originals, Christmas tunes are awesome.

Shayna Leigh gets in on the Holiday cheer with a warm, catchy Christmas pop original “Wake Me When I...
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Foo Fighters Keep Rocking Hard On 'Sonic Highways'

November 17th, 2014 1:30pm EST
Review: Foo Fighters Keep Rocking Hard On 'Sonic Highways'
How do you one-up a juggernaut – “that is the question!” For Foo Fighters, following up an alt-rock classic in 2011’s Grammy-winning Wasting Light is no easy task. But no one can continue to live in the shadow of one epic project. As that Jay-Z song goes, it’s “On To The Next One.” Foo Fighter’s latest project Sonic Highways proves to be no slouch, delivering another eight rocking, enjoyable songs to the band’s body of work.

Interestingly, all eight of Sonic Highways’ tracks were recorded in different cities in notable recording studios in each. The project accompanies the band’s HBO...
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Music Producer Slams Lifetime's Aaliyah Biopic

November 17th, 2014 1:11pm EST
Timbaland Angry Over 'Bulls**t' Aaliyah Movie
Timbaland expressed his extreme displeasure over Lifetime's Aaliyah biopic over the weekend by blasting the made-for-TV movie on social media. The producer was close friends with the singer prior to her death at age 22 from a plane crash in 2001.

Timbaland posted an advertisement for the film on Instagram with the caption, "Hope yall not watching this!!!!!!!!" He also reposted various fan-made memes, including a fake poster for a biopic of R&B star Ginuwine that featured a picture of director/actor Tyler Perry with the words, "Lifetime be like - 'close enough!'" He posted a photo of singer...
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U2 Rocker To Undergo Surgery To Repair Arm

November 17th, 2014 12:43pm EST
Bono Injures Himself In Bike Accident, Cancels 'Tonight Show' Ap
Bono was involved in a bicycle accident in New York City over the weekend, forcing U2 to cancel their week-long residency on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."

His bandmates The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen, Jr. posted on the band's official website: "It looks like we will have to do our Tonight Show residency another time - we're one man down. Bono has injured his arm in a cycling spill in Central Park and requires some surgery to repair it.

"We're sure he'll make a full recovery soon, so we'll be back! Much thanks to Jimmy Fallon and everyone at the show for their understa...
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Diplo Also Has A Four-Year-Old With His Ex

November 17th, 2014 10:37am EST
Diplo
DJ/producer Diplo is a dad again. The dance music star, real name Wesley Pentz, and his ex-girlfriend Kathryn Lockhart recently welcomed son Lazer Lee Louis Pentz. The former couple also has a four-year-old son, acccording to Us Weekly.

The DJ, 36, is currently dating pop star Katy Perry. The pair have been linked since April.

Diplo made headlines last week by posing several body-shaming tweets about Taylor Swift on Twitter, including one reading: "Someone should make a kickstarter to get taylor swift a booty."

He later added tweets: "body shaming myself right now" and "are taylor swift ...
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