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It’s sorta ironic that Taylor Swift’s new album, which dropped this week, is titled Red. Why, you ask? Because money-wise, it’s the furthest thing from being in the red, and will rake in major cash. According to preliminary estimates, the album is on target to sell more than one million copies during its first week. If this happens, Swift will become the first female artist in Soundscan history to have two albums achieve this feat. The 23-year-old is undeniably the most successful pop star in the world right now. Sorry Rihanna, Beyonce, Katy Perry etc…

And if that wasn’t enough to make us mere mortals jealous. The country singer gets to fall in love with a cute Parisian boy in her new music video, “Begin Again“. Filmed in France’s capital, Taylor looks stunning in vintage-inspired clothes Jackie O would be jealous of. She meets her beau at a quaint cafe and before you know it, the two are exploring the cobblestone streets of Paris in their hipster bikes and retro wardrobe. Sigh, why wasn’t my three Paris experiences like this. BOOOO. Check out the music video below.

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Z100’s Jingle Ball Line Up Is…

In: Music, Tyrell

On Friday, the boys from The Wanted were asked to help divulge which acts would be performing at this year’s highly anticipated Z100 Jingle Ball in New York City. The show is always a big party drawing some of the year’s biggest artists on one stage to perform their biggest hits. I’ve seen the list and let me tell you, this year is good!

After the quintet performed, one by one, the artists who will be joining them on stage on December 7 at Madison Square Garden were drawn from a hat as if to make it look random. As each artist was revealed, the crowd went nuts. I wish I could be in New York for this concert and I’m sure it’s going to sell out in minutes. Tickets go on sale to the general public on October 23 but you can listen to Z100 to try and snag a few on air. Ready to find out who’s hitting the stage? The revealing video is below.

Find out who will be performing at this year’s ‘Jingle Ball’ after the jump.

Often times the lyrics to a love song paint the picture of a romantic chance encounter and love at first site. Does that happen in real life? One YouTube personality named Tommy Woolridge wants a girlfriend so he figured he’d try something different.

Wooldridge explains, “I want a girlfriend like Taylor Swift, so I decided to see if Taylor Swift’s lyrics could be used as pick up lines. Awkwardness ensues.” As you can expect, the reactions vary but they’re all quite humorous. Of course this isn’t the first time such awkward situations have been documented on YouTube. Another YouTube personality named Andrew Hales has made several videos where he does awkward things like hold hands with strangers, or stares at them in intimate settings, etc.

In the video you’re about to watch, Woolridge has even included some lyrics from Swift’s new Red album. Enjoy the video below!

Watch the video after the jump…

Taylor Swift has just released another single from her Red album and it’s already gone straight to number one on iTunes. The song is called “State of Grace” and Swift has said it’s about “falling in love in an epic way.”

This is a bit in contrast to her last two singles (“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” and “I Knew You Were Trouble“) which are both about relationships gone bad, rather than the falling in love part. In the chorus, Taylor sings, “And I never saw you coming. And I’ll never be the same.” The title of the song comes in later in the song with this verse: “This is a state of grace / This is a worthwhile fight / Love is a ruthless game / Unless you play it good and right… / These are the hands of fate / You’re my Achilles heel / This is the golden age of something good / And right and real.”

It’s a very nice song actually. So far, she’s on a roll with hits from this album. Does it make you hungry for Pizza (ahem… Papa John’s?Give “State of Grace” a listen below.

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The days of ordering a side of breadsticks with your pizza is over. Now, you can order a side of Taylor Swift. You may think I am crazy but unfortunately, it’s the truth. Taylor and her camp have teamed up with Papa John’s Pizza to help promote her upcoming album, Red. It looks like the snack the crew had during their brainstorming meeting for marketing and promotion got the better of them and amalgamated the two.

Better Ingredients. Better Pizza. Better Music? Debatable. Curious on this new partnership? Here is what you can expect from the two’s promotional deal:

Papa John’s is offering customers the opportunity to engage with the brand and Taylor’s new CD through a variety of channels, including the ability to purchase Red and a large one-topping pizza for $22 in-store or at www.papajohns.com beginning Oct. 22.

Available now at http://www.papajohns.com/taylorswift/, customers can sample Taylor’s latest video on “Papa’s Pizza Party Playlist,” shop for Taylor merchandise packages, and enjoy a 25 percent savings on regular menu priced orders through the limited-time “Taylor Swift Pizza Party” offer, using the promo code 25RED for online orders.

More promotional offers from Papa John’s & T. Swift after the jump.

Taylor Swift is back with another catchy breakup song called “I Knew You Were Trouble” and we’ve got your first listen below. Her sound is definitely evolving and I like the direction. I didn’t really listen to her all that much before, but I’m liking the more grown up version of her. “Never Getting Back Together” was a great track, and I love this one too! Looks like her upcoming Red album is going to be a goodie!

In the chorus, Swift sings, “Cause I knew you were trouble when you walked in / So shame on me now / Flew me to places I’ve never been / Till you put me down oh.” It’s country mixed with pop along with a dash of some dub step and I for one am digging it.

“It’s about, kind of, being frustrated with yourself because here you are heartbroken and you knew when you first saw that person, you saw all these red flags and you just went for it, anyway,” says Swift. “[The] sounds just as chaotic as the feeling was when I wrote it.” Give the song a listen below and share your thoughts in the comments!

Listen to the song after the jump…

Have you seen ABC’s promos for its upcoming new drama, Nashville? Doesn’t Hayden Panettiere’s character remind you of a tarted up Taylor Swift? I’m sure that’s what the producers had in mind. It’s definitely smart of them to continue to carve out the character in Taylor’s mold. For inspiration, they might look to Glamour’s November 2012 issue where the country superstar graces the cover.

The 22-year-old singer looks, appropriately enough, glamorous in the issue. Donning sequined and flower outfits, Swift sparkles in every shot. As always, the photos are accompanied with an interview where Taylor tells the publication the “stuff she usually only tells her girlfriends.” From her celebrity BFFs like Selena Gomez and Emma Stone to ex-loves like John Mayer, nothing is off grounds. Check out the images and quotes from the issue which hits newsstands on October 9.

On Friendship Eith Emma Stone and Selena Gomez

“I met Emma when I was 17, and I met Selena when I was 18. So they’ve experienced all of this with me, and they’ve also experienced their own amazing success, and somehow through all of it, we’ve stayed close.”

more pictures and quotes after the jump

For the past few months, Perez Hilton has hosted a new kind of contest on his site to help groom and promote independent and blooming talent via the internet in his own cover song contest. This time around, Perez set out for his readers to tackle Taylor Swift’s newest hit, We Will Never Ever Get Back Together. One of those readers to jump at the chance to win the contest is YouTube star and recording artist, Charlie Puth. I had never heard of Charlie until one of my faithful Twitter followers sent me a link to this video. I’m so glad he did. This cover will knock your socks off.

Charlie was recently signed to Ellen’s eleveneleven records after she say Charlie perform a cover of Adele’s Someone Like You alongside good friend Emily Luther. Charlie flies solo for his latest video which is pure pop/rock goodness. Charlie’s vocals are so great and his harmony work during a little a cappella breakdown is absolutely flawless. While it took me a while to warm up to the original track, (just ask my finacé, Patrick,) I absolutely adore this version and I think you will too.

Check out Charlie’s awesome cover of T Swift’s song after the jump.

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