A Breakdown of Taylor Swift’s Squad

(Image Credit: Taylor Swift/Instagram)

(Image Credit: Taylor Swift/Instagram)

Alright, alright, alright. If you follow me on Twitter, you can see just how much I wish I was part of Taylor Swift’s squad. Seriously. Taylor has created a group that defines #SquadGoals. But, to be honest, I can’t even keep up with who’s actually in the squad or who’s just a special guest. That is why this article needs to happen. We’re about to give you a break down on Tay Tay’s squad once and for all. Continue reading

Taylor Swift performing at the 2014 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS (Image Group LA/ABC)

Top 5 2014 American Music Award Performances!

Taylor Swift performing at the 2014 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS (Image Group LA/ABC)

Taylor Swift performing at the 2014 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS (Image Group LA/ABC)

Another year, another American Music Awards. The 42nd AMAs took place and while it is a show about awards, you know a lot of people tuned in for the epic performances. This year was no different. The show was jam-packed with performances from Charli XCX to Garth Brooks. While there were so many to watch, there were only a few that stood out to me throughout the whole night. Without further ado and in no particular order, here are five performances that I kind of can’t stop talking about: Continue reading

Iggy Azalea (Image Credit: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for Guinness)

Top 5 Females Currently Ruling the Music Industry

Iggy Azalea (Image Credit: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for Guinness)

Iggy Azalea (Image Credit: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for Guinness)

We have somehow made it almost half way through 2014, and the year has thus far been quite a successful one for a number of female musicians. From new, up-and-coming artists to those who have already earned names for themselves, women of the music scene have been producing tons of amazing tunes for your listening pleasure. These are five that you should be keeping an eye (and ear) out for. Continue reading

Lorde (Image Credit: Eva Rinaldi) / India Yelich O'Connor (Image Credit: India Yelich O'Connor/Soundcloud)

India Yelich-O’Connor is following in big sister Lorde’s musical footsteps

Lorde (Image Credit: Eva Rinaldi) / India Yelich O'Connor (Image Credit: India Yelich O'Connor/Soundcloud)

Lorde (Image Credit: Eva Rinaldi) / India Yelich O’Connor (Image Credit: India Yelich O’Connor/Soundcloud)

Ella Yelich-O’Connor, or Lorde as most know her, is a 17-year-old New Zealand native who has quickly taken the music world by storm. Made famous by her hit single “Royals,” Lorde’s latest album Pure Heroine is currently among iTune’s Top 10 albums, “Royals” still remains in the Top 10 singles and she just made her Grammy debut Jan. 26 by performing at the Staples Center. Along with singing at the award ceremony, Lorde was nominated four times and went home with two Grammys, one for Song of the Year and one for Best Pop Solo Performance, again for “Royals.”

Well, apparently musical talent runs in the family. Lorde’s 15-year-old sister, India Yelich-O’Connor, seems to be following in her big sister’s footsteps. On Jan. 18, India released her cover of  “Say Something,” the popular song by A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera that has reached number one on iTunes. She made the track public through her blog, Genres of India, and her Twitter account. To date, the rendition has almost 350,000 plays on SoundCloud, and the count is gaining rapidly. Continue reading

Kate Hudson and Lea Michele at the GLEE Season Four Premiere (Image Credit: Scott Kirkland/FOX))

5 Surprising Celebrity Friendships

Kate Hudson and Lea Michele at the GLEE Season Four Premiere (Image Credit: Scott Kirkland/FOX))

Kate Hudson and Lea Michele at the GLEE Season Four Premiere (Image Credit: Scott Kirkland/FOX))

Some celebrity friendships are blatantly obvious. It’s doubtful you’d hear anyone with even the slightest bit of celebrity knowledge say, “You know, I really don’t think Tim Burton likes that Johnny Depp guy” or “I wonder if Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio are friends in real life?” Yet there are some celebrity friendships that are either so low key or so seemingly mismatched that they surprise even the most avid celebrity gossipers. Continue reading

Lorde performing "Royals" (Image Credit: Universal Music NZ Ltd)

What’s the big deal about… Lorde?

Lorde performing "Royals" (Image Credit: Universal Music NZ Ltd)

Lorde performing “Royals” (Image Credit: Universal Music NZ Ltd)

The music scene is constantly changing. Different artists come in and takeover the spotlight and musical tastes continually fluctuate. Songs come and go, and many musicians get lost in the mix, making music that’s catchy and popular for a time, but isn’t necessarily anything special. But sometimes an artist comes in and takes the music world by storm, bringing us something new and extraordinary.

Throughout this year, the scene has been abuzz with one such artist: Lorde. Born Ella Yelich-O’Connor, but going by the one-word moniker, this teenage New Zealander has emerged as one of the most exciting and creative new artists of today. But what is it that makes Lorde so special?  Continue reading