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10 Highest-Paid Musicians in the World

Somehow Diddy makes the list

(Newser) - Taylor Swift is officially bigger than the Rolling Stones—at least in North America. In Forbes ' list of the 30 highest-paid musicians of 2016, Swift takes the top spot by breaking the North American touring record formerly held by the Rolling Stones. She also has endorsements in the seven... More »

Top 7 Earners in Music for 2015

Not surprisingly, Taylor Swift tops the list by a long shot

(Newser) - Which musicians are raking in the most dough? Billboard looked at 2015 revenue from music sales, streaming, publishing, and revenue (so, not counting money made from merchandising or sponsorships) to come up with the 40 highest-paid musicians of that year. The top seven:
  1. Taylor Swift: $73.5 million, $61.7
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Celine Dion Brings AMAs to Tears With Paris Tribute

One Direction is big winner of the night

(Newser) - One Direction might have debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard charts behind Justin Bieber, but they won the top award at Sunday's American Music Awards, hosted by Jennifer Lopez. "This is a testament to how incredible our fans are," Louis Tomlinson said onstage at the Microsoft... More »

One Direction Kills a Beatles Record

Sigh

(Newser) - Time to be depressed, baby boomers: One Direction has officially overtaken a long-standing Beatles record. The current-day boy band's new single, "Perfect," debuted in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, the fifth time a 1D song has done so—putting One Direction ahead of the... More »

Stephen Hawking Weighs in on Zayn Leaving One Direction

In an alternate universe, the band remains whole

(Newser) - Stephen Hawking's wealth of knowledge extends well beyond silly matters like space and black holes. He recently took on more consequential matters at a Q&A in Australia—during which he was actually in England, being beamed into the event as a hologram, Buzzfeed reports. One question: "What... More »

7 Musicians Who Quit Their Bands

One Direction fans are far from the first to mourn

(Newser) - With tween girls all aflutter at the news that Zayn Malik has left One Direction , ETOnline has put together a slideshow of a dozen other popular bands that have also lost original members:
  • Backstreet Boys: Kevin Richardson exited the boy band in 2006, and the other four Boys released two
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Gasp: Zayn Malik Leaves One Direction

Says he wants to be a 'normal' 22-year-old guy

(Newser) - It's bombshell news, if you happen to be of a certain age: Zayn Malik said today he is leaving chart-topping boy band One Direction "to be a normal 22-year-old." In an announcement that sent social media into a tizzy, Malik's bandmates said they were sad to... More »

'Impossible Orchestra' Performs Beach Boys Classic

Supergroup includes Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder, Lorde, and many more

(Newser) - The BBC managed to put together one of the greatest "supergroups" of all time: 27 famous artists who came together to perform the Beach Boys classic "God Only Knows." Brian Wilson is there, of course, but other singers include Stevie Wonder, Pharrell Williams, Lorde, Kylie Minogue, Dave... More »

Daily Show Joke Incenses Fans of One Direction

'Directioners' unite after crack about terrorism

(Newser) - Jon Stewart has incurred the wrath of fans of the pop group One Direction with this joke: "Just as you were talking, a new terrorist group formed with one member each from ISIS, al-Nusra, al-Qaeda, Hamas, One Direction, and the Zetas drug cartel." Funny, right? Many fans of... More »

10 Most Charitable Celebrities

DoSomething.org rounds up 2013's biggest do-gooders

(Newser) - For the second year running, Taylor Swift was the No. 1 most charitable celebrity last year, according to an annual list put together by DoSomething.org . Among her good deeds: She donated $100,000 to the Nashville Symphony and headlined an event benefiting an organization that helps homeless youth. Click... More »

Oprah Out-Performs One Direction

The Butler is No 1. for 3rd weekend

(Newser) - The combined teen dreamboat power of One Direction was still not enough to topple the mighty O at the Labor Day weekend box office: Oprah's The Butler took the No. 1 position for the third week running, raking in another $20 million. One Direction's eponymous 3D documentary opened... More »

Yet Another Breakup for Taylor Swift

Singer and Harry Styles are no more

(Newser) - Another day, another guy for Taylor Swift to break up with and then write sad songs about . Yes, the singer has split with Harry Styles of UK boy band One Direction , the Daily Mail reports. Swift, 23, and Styles, 18, were on vacation in the Virgin Islands over the New... More »

Taylor Swift Spending $80K on Gift for Boyfriend?

After he spent $1,500 on her birthday present

(Newser) - Taylor Swift is not known for taking things slowly when it comes to relationships, so it comes as little surprise that she's planning to spend as much as $80,000 on new boyfriend Harry Styles for Christmas. "Harry spent [almost $1,500] on Taylor for her recent birthday,... More »

Top Artist of 2012 Is...

Adele ... again, according to Billboard

(Newser) - Adele is the top musical artist of the year for the second year running. She snagged the top artist spot and the top album spot (for 21) on Billboard's year-end lists —and she also got both honors last year, the AP reports. More highlights from the charts:
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Boy Band Makes Barbara Walters' 'Most Fascinating'

List also includes '50 Shades of Grey' author

(Newser) - Barbara Walters continues her trend of choosing some pretty fluffy people for her annual "Most Fascinating" list: Last year , the Kardashians, Pippa Middleton, Donald Trump, and Katy Perry made the cut; this year, she selected UK boy band One Direction, Fifty Shades of Grey author EL James, Ben Affleck,... More »

Taylor Swift's New Guy Is...

One Direction member Harry Styles, supposedly

(Newser) - Those rumors of Taylor Swift cheating on Conor Kennedy with a member of UK boy band One Direction may not have been so far off base: Swift and One Direction member Harry Styles were spotted holding hands at a recent X Factor taping, the Huffington Post reports. Mario Lopez—an... More »

Is Taylor Swift Cheating on Conor Kennedy?

Rumors of trouble in paradise

(Newser) - Just when you thought Taylor Swift and Conor Kennedy were going to skip off into the sunset together come not one but two rumors that Swift has been stepping out on her young man. Star magazine reports that Swift had the nerve to cheat on Kennedy with his cousin, Patrick... More »

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