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Every Song on Taylor Swift’s ‘The Tortured Poets Department,’ Ranked

Every song on Taylor Swift’s The Tortured Poets Department is a work of art and a masterpiece. Let’s get that out of the way first. But, with 31 dense tracks, there’s bound to be some that stand out for various reasons. After all, Swift is known for her storytelling, lyrical prowess and narrative-driven pop songs. […]

K-Pop Powerhouse ATEEZ on Making History at Coachella, Record Store Day and the Grammy Museum

Just a day before their second performance at Coachella, K-Pop group ATEEZ gathered at the Grammy Museum for a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The eight-piece outfit and its fellow KQ Entertainment boy group xikers are the subject of a pop-up exhibit that opened to the public on April 10. The exhibit spotlights costumes and props worn and […]

Céline Dion Says She Hopes to “Find a Miracle” While Fighting Stiff Person Syndrome

Céline Dion said this week she is hoping to “find a miracle” in regard to her battle with Stiff Person Syndrome, which she first announced in 2022. “I haven’t beat the disease, as it’s still within me and always will be,” Dion told Vogue France. “I hope that we’ll find a miracle, a way to […]

Michael Cuscuna, Grammy-Winning Producer and Titan of Jazz, Dies at 75

Michael Cuscuna, the three-time Grammy winner, Mosaic Records co-founder, historian and archivist who produced hundreds of jazz reissues and studio sessions during his career, has died. He was 75. Cuscuna died Saturday of cancer at his home in Stamford, Connecticut, Grammy-winning recording artist Billy Vera, a longtime friend, announced. Cuscuna produced the 1970 album Buddy […]

Kid Cudi Breaks Foot After Jumping Off Coachella Stage

Kid Cudi is recovering after a fall from the Coachella stage resulted in a broken foot. “Hey guys, so I broke my foot today at the show. just leavin the hospital. Never broken a bone before so this is all a bit crazy. I wanna thank u all for ur concerns and well wishes!! I […]

Taylor Swift Details Meaning Behind ‘The Tortured Poets Department’ Songs

Taylor Swift is breaking down the meaning of some of her new songs. New on Amazon Music, Swift offers a track-by-track experience of some of the songs featured on her newly released album The Tortured Poets Department. Through the playlist experience, the singer revealed the inspiration behind songs “Fortnight” featuring Post Malone, “Florida!!!” with Florence […]

Becky G Joining 2024 Latin American Music Awards as a Host and Performer (Exclusive)

Becky G has been tapped to join the 2024 Latin American Music Awards ceremony as a host and performer. The Mexican-American singer will serve as a host for the show, airing April 25 on Univision and its sibling networks, alongside previously announced talents Alejandra Espinoza, an actor and presenter; Carlos Ponce, a singer-songwriters and TV […]

2024 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class: Cher, Mary J. Blige, Ozzy Osbourne, A Tribe Called Quest

The incoming 2024 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class includes superstar acts such as Cher, Ozzy Osbourne, Mary J. Blige, A Tribe Called Quest, Dave Matthews Band, Foreigner, Peter Frampton and Kool & the Gang. Fellow Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Lionel Richie and Ryan Seacrest announced the inductees Sunday during American Idol. […]

Patti Smith Thanks Taylor Swift for Her ‘Tortured Poets Department’ Lyric: “I Was Moved”

Patti Smith responded Saturday to Taylor Swift’s recent mention of her in the title track of her album, The Tortured Poets Department. Swift name-drops Smith, a rock poet and artist, alongside poet Dylan Thomas in the chorus of her song “The Tortured Poets Department,” released along with its namesake album Friday. She sings, “I laughed […]

The Spice Girls Reunite at Victoria Beckham’s 50th Birthday Party

The Spice Girls reunion we’ve been waiting for? The legendary girl group of the 1990s reunited over the weekend for member Victoria Beckham’s 50th birthday party. In a video shared to Instagram by David Beckham, Victoria’s husband, all five of the original Spice Girls — Geri Halliwell, Mel B, Victoria Beckham, Emma Bunton and Mel […]

Post Malone Says He Was “Beyond Honored” to Collaborate With Taylor Swift on “Fortnight”

Post Malone is feeling even better now that his song with Taylor Swift has officially dropped. The singer-rapper, featured on Swift’s track “Fortnight” from her 11th studio album The Tortured Poets Department, released Friday, shared some sweet words on their collaboration and friendship. “It’s once in a lifetime that someone like @taylorswift comes into this world,” Malone […]

Morgan Wallen Addresses Nashville Arrest for Reckless Endangerment: “I’m Not Proud of My Behavior”

Morgan Wallen addressed his arrest earlier this month for reckless endangerment in Nashville after he allegedly threw a chair off of the roof of Chief’s, a six-story bar owned by fellow country artist Eric Church. The musician took to X (formerly Twitter) on Friday night to make his first public statement after being taken into […]

Taylor Swift Unveils Music Video for “Fortnight” With Post Malone From ‘The Tortured Poets Department’

Taylor Swift has released the music video for “Fortnight” featuring Post Malone from her new album, The Tortured Poets Department. The track is the first single from the record, which the singer released early Friday. In the footage, Swift and Post Malone play ex-lovers, with the latter trying to save the singer who appears trapped […]

Taylor Swift Breaks Multiple Records at Spotify With ‘The Tortured Poets Department’ Album

Breaking records is nothing new to Taylor Swift, and she’s done it again with her 11th studio album, The Tortured Poets Department. Spotify revealed on Friday, mere hours after the Grammy-winning singer dropped the album that Tortured Poets became the audio giant’s most-streamed album in a single day. Swift also became the most-streamed artist in […]

Grammy-Winning ‘American Idol’ Season 5 Alum Mandisa Dies at 47

American Idol alum Mandisa has died at 47. The Christian singer was found dead in her Nashville home on Thursday, the artist’s rep said in a statement posted on Mandisa’s verified Instagram account. The cause of death is unknown, the rep said, declining to share further details. “We ask for your prayers for her family […]

Review: On ‘Tortured Poets,’ Taylor Swift Continues to Spill Her Own Tea (and the Flavor Is Mostly English Breakfast)

If the song title “The Smallest Man Who Ever Lived” doesn’t say it all, wait until you hear the lyrics.  “Were you sent by someone who wanted me dead?/Did you sleep with a gun underneath our bed?/Were you writing a book? Were you a sleeper cell spy?/In 50 years will all this be declassified?,” Taylor […]