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Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a certified critical and commercial success. Everywhere you go, you’re reminded the space saga is back and stronger than ever. It’s no wonder why the Associated Press bestowed the film with its Entertainer of the Year award. Voters were asked to consider who had the most influence on entertainment and culture in 2015.

“In a year full of sequels, reboots and returns, none have recaptured the zeitgeist like ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,'” wrote Nick Dutro of The Advertiser-Tribune in Tiffin, Ohio.

The intergalactic flick beat out big names for the title including Taylor Swift, Amy Schumer and Adele. Those three ladies had huge years, but were no match for the 40-year-old franchise. Others in the running for the honor were Jon Stewart, Jennifer Lawrence, Taraji P. Henson, Viola Davis and the Kardashians.

Do you think the AP chose correctly? If not, who do you think deserves the honor the most? Sound off below.

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After spending several months on the road promoting her fifth studio album, Taylor Swift wrapped up The 1989 World Tour in Melbourne this past weekend, the day before her 26th birthday. For those who didn’t have a chance to catch the “Blank Space” singer’s show, fear not, it’s coming to Apple Music shortly.

Swift revealed a companion concert film is being released on Sunday, December 20. Directed by Jonas Akerlund, the movie will feature plenty behind-the-scenes clips, concert footage and all those special guests that made an appearance during the tour.

Normally, concert flicks aren’t on the top of my list to check out, especially during this hectic awards season. However, this one definitely piques my interest. I want to see how all those special cameos came about. Check out the preview below.

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58th Grammy Awards: The Nominations & The Snubs

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Alicia Keys appeared on CBS This Morning to announce the 58th annual Grammy Award nominations. Since there are 83 different categories, covering all music genres, the 34-year-old singer only revealed the general fiend nominees- Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist.

Leading the pack this year with a whopping 11 nominations is rapper Kendrick Lamar. Nipping at his heels with 7 nods apiece are Taylor Swift and The Weeknd. All three are also up for Album of the Year, along with Alabama Shakes and Chris Stapleton.

Swift and The Weeknd are also going head-to-head for the other huge award of the night- Record of the Year. “Blank Space” and “Can’t Feel My Face” face off against “Uptown Funk” (Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars), “Really Love” (D’angelo and the Vanguard) and “Thinking Out Loud” (Ed Sheeran).

For those wondering why Adele isn’t nominated for anything, it’s because 25 wasn’t eligible for this year’s awards. Noticeably absent, even though eligible was Rihanna. I thought for sure her Kanye West and Paul McCartney-assisted “FourFiveSeconds” would’ve gotten a nod. Madonna, Lana Del Rey, Nick Jonas and Carly Rae Jepsen were also snubbed.

The 58th annual Grammys will air on CBS on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016. Check out some of the nominations below.

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Jordan Roseman aka DJ Earworm released his first original track weeks ago, but today he returned to his bread and butter. His annual United State of Pop video mashup, highlighting the top hits of the year, is hands down my favorite. Typically, he chooses the top 25 tracks based off the Billboard charts. This year, he went a step further and mashed up the 50 biggest hits.

The five-minute masterpiece titled “50 Shades of Pop” is “more eclectic mix than it was five years ago,” Earworm explains to Billboard about the diversity of tunes that blew up the charts this year. With that being said, Taylor Swift has a whopping four tracks in the mix. Close behind is The Weekend with three. Other artists with multiple offerings are Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Fetty Wap, Meghan Trainor and Ed Sheeran.

He even made room for Adele’s massive late 2015 entry, “Hello.” If you hated this year’s song of the summer, fear not, OMI’s “Cheerleader” is only shown/heard briefly. Check out this year’s offering below. It’s his best one in recent memory.

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Taylor Swift Songs Reimagined As Baby Lullabies

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Thanks to a new cover album, Taylor Swift might have a new batch of Swifties on the way. Rockabye Baby transforms the 25-year-old’s catalog into lullaby instrumentals geared toward infants. One can never start too early to recruit fans, right?

Swift isn’t the only artist whose music has received this treatment. The series, which debuted in 2006, has reworked tracks by Kanye West, Coldplay, Eminem, Jay Z, Maroon 5, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Radiohead, Bob Marley, Led Zeppelin and Metallica to name a few. There are more than 50 albums available.

Check out Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Taylor Swift below. Be forewarned though, you might feel the urge to take a nap all of a sudden 😉

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Taylor Swift Reportedly Earns $1 Million A Day

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Now, that’s some serious coin!

In 2015 so far, Taylor Swift has reportedly earned an astonishing $317.8 million from her successful world tour, album sales and numerous endorsement deals. At this pace, financial analysts predict the 25-year-old superstar is on pace to finish the year off with $365 million. That’s a whopping $1 million a day. Insane!!!

To put things more in perspective, the top three earning hip-hop artists last year (Diddy, Jay-Z and Drake) earned about half of that- $155.5 million cumulatively. #girlpower

Not only is she breaking the bank, but she’s breaking records as well. Vevo recently announced Swift’s “Blank Space” video is officially the most-watched clip on their platform with more than 1.2 billion views. Not even in her wildest dreams, would a young Taylor believed she could accomplish so much at such a young age.

Speaking of “Wildest Dreams,” check out this slick dance remix from R3hab. The Dutch DJ transforms the ethereal ballad into a dreamy club anthem. Give it a listen below.

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The 2015 American Music Awards announced its nominations Tuesday and not surprisingly, Taylor Swift leads the pack with six nods including Artist of the Year. The 25-year-old singer absolutely dominated this year with her sold-out star-studded concert tour, big-budget music videos and appearing on practically every magazine cover out there.

Right behind Swift are Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd with five nods apiece. Both are also competing in the Artist of the Year category along with Luke Bryan, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Maroon 5, One Direction, Sam Smith and Meghan Trainor. Talk about a crowded field.

The 2015 AMAs air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on November 22 on ABC with Jennifer Lopez taking over hosting duties. Check out all the nominations.

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James Corden has hit another ball out the park. He’s by far, my favorite late night talk show host of the moment. He continually cracks me up with his stunts.

For his latest masterpiece, The Late Late Show host crafted a soap opera titled The Bold and The Lyrical based on Taylor Swift lyrics, ranging from “Love Story” to “Wildest Dreams” and everything in between. Who knew her songs would make excellent soap opera dialogue?

Julianne Moore is excellent in the sketch, proving exactly why she won that Oscar. My favorite part involved Corden and John Stamos reciting “Shake It Off” lines back and forth. Check out the campy hilarity below.

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