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There’s a Taylor Swift Game Coming to Overtake the Katy Perry Game

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One can only imagine what a Taylor Swift mobile game would entail — perhaps it’d involve a large claw crane that grabs from a pit of other influential celebrities and plops them into a “squad,” or perhaps you’d play as Taylor Swift and select from a list of nice things to say to fans while surreptitiously cyber-attacking the “big disappointment” Katy Perry game, or perhaps you’d simply play some ridiculously catchy, safe tunes.
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2015’s Kendrick Lamar-Dominated Nominations Prove the Grammys Can Only Handle One Rapping Pop Star at a Time

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’Tis the season for Grammy nominations, and the subsequent kvetching that follows their announcement. This year’s darlings are the odd couple of Taylor Swift and Kendrick Lamar, who will undoubtedly be performing their hit “Bad Blood” from Swift’s 1989 at this year’s ceremony. Lamar scored a stunning 11 nominations, with a nod in every rap category, plus Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and even Best Dance Recording, for his feature on Flying Lotus’ “Never Catch Me.”
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Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift and the Weeknd Lead 58th Annual Grammy Awards Nominees

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The nominations for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards were announced this morning, with Kendrick Lamar getting the (preliminary) awards recognition he deserves — leading with a near-unprecedented 11 nominations — and the Weeknd and Taylor Swift each scoring seven. (There was also some overlap to seemingly award the continued non-flirtation between Lamar and Swift, as both were nominated for their “Bad Blood” collaboration.)
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The Joy of Seeing Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ Tour With My 70-Year-Old Aunt

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My Aunt Jan turned 70 this year. To celebrate, her three siblings, including my mom, chipped in to buy her a ticket to see one of her favorite musicians: Taylor Swift. My mom had asked me if I would like to join her, but after I consternated (and ultimately declined), Aunt Jan sent me her own email. “I’ve never been to a rock star concert, so it’s on my bucket list,“ she wrote, followed by, “But I have no one to go with me!” She closed with the kicker: “I’m buying.”
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