Shaun's Music Minute 6-20-17

Lorde Talks About What It’s Like To Be BFFs With Taylor Swift              

It’s no secret that Lorde and Taylor Swift are best friends, and, in case you missed it, Lorde reveals what it’s like to have a superstar like Taylor as your best bud in a new interview.

"It’s like having a friend with very specific allergies," she told “The Guardian.” "There are certain places you can’t go together. Certain things you can’t do. There are these different sets of considerations within the friendship. It’s like having a friend with an autoimmune disease.”

But even though it isn’t easy, Lorde admits it’s important for her to have friends who are in the same business as her. “It’s an element of wanting to stick together. Because it can be so scary to do this,” she says. “These friendships, they’re about having a hand put on your shoulder by someone who knows. They’re about hearing, ‘I’ve done it, too.’”

Taylor Swift Returns To The “Billboard” 200              

Taylor Swift has returned to the “Billboard” 200 chart thanks to her decision to return all her albums to streaming services like Spotify. 

The singer’s most recent album “1989” charted the highest, landing in the Top 40 at number 31, generating 18.85 million steams for its songs. Other Taylor albums returning to the “Billboard” 200 include “Red” at number 88, “Fearless,” at 119 and “Speak Now” at 133.

Overall, Taylor’s music saw a 551% gain in on-demand audio streams and her songs tallied 47.51 million streams in the first week of their return, up from 7.3 million the previous week.

Ed Sheeran Doesn’t Feel The Need To Defend Taylor Swift              

Ed Sheeran doesn’t think too much about the whole Katy Perry/Taylor Swift feud. Katy has been sharing her side of the story a lot lately, and, in case you missed it, as a friend of Taylor’s Ed says he doesn’t feel the need to voice his support for her. 

"I don't think she needs [to be defended] at all," he tells “People.” "I don't think feud songs are a hot thing – there's always been beef songs." 

He cited Carly Simon’s “Your So Vain,” which was partially written about Warren Beatty as a perfect example of a beef song from the past. He’s even admitting to writing them himself, noting, “I’ve done feud songs before but no one cares about them!”

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