Charli XCX hits her J-pop groove

Apr 9, 2015

Charli XCX hits her J-pop groove

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“I’ve tried to immerse myself in Japanese culture,” says Charli XCX, international hit maker and Britain’s next big pop-star-in-waiting. Of course, that’s the sort of comment you might expect the 22-year-old to make on the eve of her first headline shows in the country ...

Taylor Swift goes pop for giant release

Oct 28, 2014

Taylor Swift goes pop for giant release

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Moving more decisively away from her country roots, Taylor Swift on Monday released a danceable pop album that the beleaguered record industry hopes will be the year’s top-seller. Called “1989,” the year the soon-to-be 25-year-old US music phenomenon was born, Swift’s fifth album is ...