Latest Taylor Swift News

Eminem brings Taylor Swift's historic reign at No. 1 to an end, Stevie Wonder's record stays intact

Jul. 23, 2024 11:27 AM EDT

Eminem's latest album, “The Death of Slim Shady (Coup de Grâce),” has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, unseating Taylor Swift's "The Tortured Poets Department" after 12 weeks. In its first week, “The Tortured Poets Department” hit 891.34 million album streams...

Weird Al on new music, Sabrina Carpenter, a decade of 'Mandatory Fun' and 40 years of 'Eat It'

Jul. 19, 2024 13:35 PM EDT

Ten years ago, “Weird Al” Yankovic made history, as he is wont to do. “Mandatory Fun,” his 14th and final studio album, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. It was not only unprecedented for Yankovic, but unprecedented for his genre as a whole: Never before had a comedy album debuted at...

American who made social media threats against Taylor Swift detained ahead of German concert

Jul. 18, 2024 08:22 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — An American man who made threats against Taylor Swift on social media was detained ahead of her first concert in the German city of Gelsenkirchen and will be kept in custody until her shows there are over, police said Thursday. The suspected stalker, a 34-year-old...

Griff has opened for some of pop's biggest stars. Now she has a debut album of her own to tour

Jul. 15, 2024 12:05 PM EDT

British singer-songwriter Griff’s career has been an undeniable whirlwind. Less than two years after releasing her first single — and finishing her A-level exams — she won the Brit Award for Rising Star. Then she opened for Dua Lipa. Then Ed Sheeran. Then Coldplay. Then Taylor Swift. ...

Music Review: Megan Moroney's charms grow stronger on sophomore album, 'Am I Okay?'

Jul. 12, 2024 12:49 PM EDT

It begins with the title track: “Am I Okay?” Megan Moroney, a storied student of country music — and an expert in the genre's ability to flip a turn of phrase and change its meaning in surprising and unexpected ways — does exactly that. It's a love song, a declaration that maybe, just...

What to stream this week: 'Descendants,' Megan Moroney, 'Sunny' and new HARDY album

Jul. 11, 2024 12:24 PM EDT

Country sensation HARDY's new album and a new “Descendants” movie are some of the new television, films, music and games headed to a device near you. Also among the streaming offerings worth your time as selected by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists: “Faye,”...

With Taylor Swift heading to Germany, one city has taken her name — at least for a few weeks

Jul. 04, 2024 20:56 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Swifties are about to take over the German city formerly known as Gelsenkirchen, where American superstar Taylor Swift is set to give three Eras Tour concerts later this month. In honor of the singer, the city has renamed itself “Swiftkirchen" — at least...

The best albums of 2024 so far: AP's picks include Beyoncé, Chief Keef, Kali Uchis, Waxahatchee

Jun. 25, 2024 14:23 PM EDT

The sun is hot, but the tunes are hotter. We're only halfway through 2024, and some of the biggest names in music have already released albums. That’s as good a reason as any to take stock of this year's releases. Here are The Associated Press' picks for the year’s best...so far....

Taylor Swift brings out Travis Kelce at London Eras Tour date

Jun. 24, 2024 12:18 PM EDT

Taylor Swift had a surprise for fans attending her Eras Tour at London's Wembley Stadium on Sunday: her boyfriend and tight end for the Super Bowl-winning Kansas City Chiefs, Travis Kelce. Dressed in a tuxedo with a tailcoat and top hat, Kelce joined Swift on stage for a transitional...

Taylor Swift kicks off UK Eras shows as some fans wonder if singer is ready to say 'So long, London'

Jun. 22, 2024 13:41 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Taylor Swift fans enjoy parsing the singer-songwriter’s lyrics for references to her romantic life and insights into her state of mind. But the pop superstar’s fans in the U.K. didn’t have to listen closely to her latest album, “The Tortured Poets...