Next week, the new Taylor Swift documentary Miss Americana will debut on Netflix. The film will reportedly feature the new song “Only The Young,” Swift’s attempt to write a political anthem for her generation. Earlier this week, we posted the trailer. Last night, Miss Americana held its premiere at the Sundance … More »
PROGRAMMING NOTE: The Week In Pop is moving to Mondays! Today’s installment will be the final Thursday column. Look for the first Monday column just four days from now, on Jan. 27. The Grammys are this weekend. You probably know this because the Recording Academy is mired in scandal right now, with allegations of corruption … More »
The documentary about Taylor Swift, Miss Americana, will debut at the opening night gala at Sundance Film Festival tomorrow, and it’ll be in select theaters and on Netflix on 1/31. Today, Swift has shared the film’s official trailer. Yesterday, she gave a long interview about the doc that makes it clear that a … More »
At the end of the month, Taylor Swift is releasing a new documentary on Netflix called Miss Americana. The film, which was directed by Lana Wilson, apparently focuses a lot on Swift’s recent public political awakening. A new Variety cover story recounts some of the documentary’s more dramatic scenes, including one … More »
From the Beatles to Bowie to Madonna, metamorphosis has been an assumed component of pop stardom for decades, and the ability to transcend easy categorization has often been key to such artists’ success. So at a time when the speed of life is accelerating at an alarming rate, in a society where breaking down binaries … More »
Rare is an accurate title for a Selena Gomez album. Gomez, the former Disney Channel teen actress turned pop superstar and tabloid fixation, is part of the class of big-time pop singers who haven’t released a full-length project since the middle of last decade — a group that includes Adele, Rihanna, and her former boyfriends … More »
The #1 song in America this week was released more than 25 years ago. Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” is often deemed the most recent tune to become a holiday standard, but for reasons mostly related to business, technology, and Billboard chart rules, it was not a Hot 100 … More »
Despite only releasing one album in the 2010s, Dr. Dre has topped Forbes’ list of highest paid musicians of the decade, earning a reported $950 million. According to Forbes, Dre accumulated his wealth primarily due to his business ventures, most notably through the wildly popular Beats by Dre headphone series which was acquired by Apple.
In contrast, the decades number two earner Taylor Swift earned the bulk of her $825 million through a steady stream of chart-topping albums and her relentless touring. Pop icon Beyoncé comes in third with $685 million, beating out her husband Jay-Z by $125 million.
According to Forbes, if postmortem earnings were accounted for pop superstar Michael Jackson’s reported $2.37 billion would take the top spot. Read the full list below:
Cats, the movie adaptation of the Broadway musical adaptation of the T.S. Eliot poetry collection, hits theaters tonight. It promises advances in “digital fur technology” and the trailer broke the internet because it was so disturbing. It is currently scoring a 14% at Rotten Tomatoes. More »
Glastonbury festival will be celebrating its 50th anniversary this year in Pilton, Somerset, England, and the renowned event has announced that Taylor Swift will be closing the festival down with a headline performance on the Pyramid Stage Sunday night.
The announcement of Taylor Swift joining the lineup comes after the event’s initial November announcement that Sir Paul McCartney would be joining Diana Ross as headliners of the festival. This will be Swift’s first time performing at the festival. Swift is the first female artist to top the bill since Adele in 2016. Friday’s headliner is still to be revealed but festival organizer Emily Eavis recently said it would be a male artist, playing the festival “for their first time.”
Tickets to Glastonbury 2020 sold out within 34 minutes of going on sale, with 155,000 passes total being purchased. Glastonbury Festival will take place from June 24-28.
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