August 22, 2012


Taylor Swift's “Never” Sells 623,000 Digital Downloads, Sets Record

Kevin Winter
Kevin Winter

Taylor Swift's "Never" Sells 623,000 Digital Downloads, Sets Record "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" set the record for digital downloads by a female artist, and is second only to Flo-Rida's “Right Round,” which sold 639,000 in a week in early 2009. [Billboard]

Lady Gaga and Azealia Banks Are Tweeting at Each Other The "212" rapper tweeted: "When Mother Monster calls shit is about to get very f--king real" and then later, "Talking to Lady Gaga on tha twitta ... NBD. HUGE DEAL." Is a collaboration imminent? [NME]

Lana del Rey Is Now Endorsing Jaguar The "Video Games" singer is reportedly getting paid in the six figures. Insert your Lane from Mad Men joke here. [NME]

The Walkmen Are Set to Headline CMJ 2012 GZA, The Mountain Goats, Kimbra and Killer make are also appearing at the festival, which takes place October 16-20 in New York City. [Billboard]