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Taylor Swift wants to set the record straight about her love life in her new songs.
The country singer is back in the studio writing new tracks about her short-lived romance with One Direction womanizer Harry Styles and is determined to tell people "what really happened" between them.
"When I'm writing songs, it's the only opportunity for my fans to hear what really happened. I'm in control of my life!" she told The Daily Mail. Taylor is famed for putting her failed romances with the likes of John Mayer and Jake Gyllenhaal in song, and teen heartthrob Harry is also expected to get the break-up anthem treatment after their bitter split earlier this year.
The 23-year-old musician is heading back to Nashville, Tennessee, to pen tracks for her fifth album and is prepared for an intense period of intensive songwriting: "This is the time where I start to really go into the studio non-stop and spend all my time writing songs. I scour my brain for every possible metaphor and analogy I can use to describe my life and emotions."
Jennifer Lopez and Taylor Swift are to collaborate on a new track.
The 44-year-old singer and the "Everything Has Changed" hitmaker have reportedly locked down a plan to duet on Jennifer's upcoming eighth studio album - expected later this year - after they performed together during Taylor's final Red Tour show last month.
"Both of them are huge fans of each other and excited to work together!" a source said.
The blonde beauty recently shared behind-the-scenes footage from her gig at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, which shows Jennifer saying, "Thank you so much for allowing our family to come and be a part of your family. To create a beautiful moment, thank you, Taylor, for being so gracious and beautiful and loving me enough to have me be here tonight. I feel very blessed to be able to share the stage with you, and I just hope that everybody has the best show that they could ever have."
Taylor Swift invited Tegan and Sara on stage with her earlier this week.
The "I Knew You Were Trouble" hitmaker was joined by the duo to sing their track "Closer" at one of the shows in the Los Angeles leg of her Red Tour at the city's Staples Center on Tuesday. Taylor praised the duo's LP Heartthrob as one of her "favorites of all time" before introducing them to screaming fans at the sold-out venue.
Katy Perry is featured on John Mayer's new album.
The pop princess has recorded a duet with her on/off boyfriend - whom she got back together with recently after their initial split in March - for his sixth studio album, Paradise Valley. The country-inspired track is called "Who You Love" and is a soulful mid-tempo number, according to Rolling Stone magazine.
The news comes after Katy gave a playful wink and joked, "We're doing a lot of collaborating," when quizzed whether there was any chance of her writing a song with the "Your Body is a Wonderland" hitmaker during her appearance at the Smurfs 2 premiere last month.
John has also teamed up with Frank Ocean for his new LP on a short and poetic song entitled "Wildfire." He previously featured on the hip-hop star's track "Pyramids."
A new tape has surfaced of Kanye West ranting after the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.
The "New Slaves" rapper famously interrupted Taylor Swift as she gave her acceptance speech for Best Video for "You Belong With Me" at the event, with a speech on why he felt Beyonce should have won. A recording has now emerged in which Kanye bizarrely seems to explains his actions were because he spent time re-writing his verse in Jay-Z and Rihanna collaboration "Run This Town," which was released earlier that year.
According to Gawkeronline.com, Kanye says, "I wrote my f***ing 'Run This Town' verse for a f***ing month! When I heard Eminem's verse on the Drake s**t, I went back and rewrote my s**t for two days. I cancelled appointments to rewrite! I f***ing care! You know what I'm saying? And that's what I'm saying. Because I did that, Taylor Swift cannot win over Beyonce!"
Ed Sheeran has hinted at more collaborations with Taylor Swift.
The Lego House singer is currently on tour with his close pal in the US and after having teamed up previously for their track "Everything Has Changed," featured on her album Red, Ed has indicated there may be more teamwork on his upcoming album.
"My second album has taken shape recently. I don't know if there will be any collaborations on it. You never know. I'm on tour with her for 6 months. I'm sure the guitars will come out at some point. We wrote ["Everything Has Changed"] in June. We went in to write another song for the Red album and then we went to record that other song. The day before we went to record it she invited me around to her house for food and "Everything Has Changed" came out of that."
Taylor Swift led the winners at the Billboard Music Awards last night, taking home eight prizes.
The "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" hitmaker - who is known for her turbulent love life and relationships with stars including Harry Styles, Jake Gyllenhaal and John Mayer - paid tribute to her loyal fans as she picked up the evening's top honor, the coveted Artist of the Year prize.
"Thank you for making my music the soundtrack to your crazy emotions. You are the longest and best relationship I've had," she said.
As well as Artist of the Year, Taylor also took home honors including Top Female Artist, Top Country Artist, Billboard 200 Album and Top Country Album for Red, and Top Country Song for "We Are Never Getting Back Together."
Taylor Swift is teaming up with Tim McGraw and Keith Urban at the Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards.
The "22" singer - who is up for five awards - will duet with Tim on the track "Highway Don't Care," accompanied by Keith on guitar, at the event on Sunday in Las Vegas. The country trio originally recorded the song for Tim's 12th album, Two Lanes of Freedom, which was released in February, and last performed it live at the Grammy Awards.
Other all-star duets announced for the night include Stevie Wonder, who is to perform with Hunter Hayes, and co-hosts Blake Shelton and Luke Bryant who will team with Brad Paisley for "Boys Round Here." Luke has a busy night ahead of him as he is also set to perform his new single "Crash My Party," as well as being up for four different trophies, including Entertainer of the Year.
"It's all a dream. All I ever wanted to be is a big old country star, and I cannot believe it's happened. It's the time of my life, and I'm loving every day," he recently said.
Carrie Underwood would love to write a song about the UK.
The "Before he Cheats" singer is headlining The C2C: Country to Country festival at London's The O2 on Sunday, and thinks the country could provide suitable inspiration for one of her future hits.
"I've been to England a few times already. And country music is full of such incredible writers. I think we could sit down and write a song about anything. About breakfast at St. Pancras [railway station]? Sure, I bet. The train, that's a country image," she said.
Carrie, 30, thinks her genre has become so diverse she could imagine bands from all over the world could make it in the US. "I think an English act could make it. The cool thing about country right now is that there are so many different kinds of country music. You can turn on the radio and hear some people who are really traditional, who have been around forever and still have a huge following, then people like me, Rascal Flatts and [New Zealander] Keith Urban. He's not from the US and he's one of our biggest stars. Things that are more rock, more pop and even people who are rapping in country songs lately, I don't know how," she added.
Taylor Swift wants to collaborate with Eminem.
The "I Knew You Were Trouble" singer is famed for her country-pop songs but she is also a huge fan of hip-hop and would love to do a song with the "Stan" rapper.
"I love hip-hop so much. There's something so honest about it," she said. When asked if she would jump on a track with Eminem, she added to InStyle magazine, "Nobody wants to hear me rap but I'd sing a chorus for someone for sure. I would sign up for that in a heartbeat."
Taylor, 23, is famed for her clean-cut image and while she admits people would be shocked if she started swearing in her music, she insists she has the final say on what she writes and releases and could do what she wants: "I don't have a big scary management situation where I have to ask them. If I wrote a song called 'F**k' I think people would kind of raise their hand and go, like, 'Maybe swear less?' But I just don't really feel the need to swear in my music."
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