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Interviews & Profiles

Taylor Swift's fourth studio album, Red, sold 1.2 million copies in its first week — the highest first-week sales total in a decade.

November 3, 2012 At 22, the commercial powerhouse says she's stopped worrying whether her songs are too personal.

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News

Taylor Swift's new single, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together."

August 23, 2012 What does Swift's new single, a kiss-off to an unworthy ex, have in common with angry punk? Plenty.

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Cake

January 19, 2011 Showroom of Compassion, from the '90s heroes, sold fewer albums than any chart-topper in history.

Glee's Darren Criss

November 19, 2010 Glee's chart success is impressive but fleeting. Should we stop calling its songs hits?

Mariah Carey's 'Merry Christmas II You'

November 11, 2010 This week's chart roundup includes three big country albums and 13 holiday-themed collections.

'Speak Now' by Taylor Swift

November 5, 2010 The million copies of Speak Now that fans bought this week are just the tip of the Swift iceberg.

Taylor Swift; credit: Joseph Anthony Baker

October 21, 2010 Speak Now's impending release has odds-makers salivating over Swift's sales possibilities.

Beastie Boys at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards

September 13, 2010 A long-lost video from the 1999 Video Music Awards suggests an alternate history for the network.

2010 MTV Video Music Awards - Taylor Swift

September 13, 2010 At last night's VMAs, Taylor Swift tried, and failed, to be gracious to Kanye West.

Reviews

album cover

November 5, 2012 Red challenges Swift's diehard fans while inviting naysayers to give her music another try.

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Taylor Swift

November 4, 2010 Swift's songs are faux-confessionals and universal anthems. Her new album is already a best-seller.

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