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Taylor Swift collects Taylor Swift award

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Pop star Taylor Swift has been presented with a prize in her own name at the BMI pop awards in Los Angeles.

The eponymous award recognised the singer’s “artistic talent and influence”.

Swift told the audience: “If they had chosen someone else to give the Taylor Swift Award to, I’d be kind of bummed about it.”

It is only the second time the BMI has created an award in an artist’s name. The first was Michael Jackson in 1990.

The BMI – whose full name is Broadcast Music, Inc – keeps track of the songs played on radio and television, and collects royalties on behalf of writers and publishers.

Now in their 64th year, the BMI awards honour the writers and publishers of the most-performed pop songs during the past 12 months.

Swift had four of the year’s most-performed songs, which earned her the “pop songwriter of the year” prize.

The singles – Bad Blood, Blank Space, Style and Wildest Dreams – all featured on her chart-topping album, 1989.

The star confessed she was constantly compelled to write music.

“My favourite part is when I’m in the middle of a conversation with my friends and my eyes glaze over and I awkwardly run over to a corner,” she said.

“I have to explain to them that I have this issue called: ‘I love song-writing so much that it interrupts my daily life’.”
‘Unique and special’

BMI vice president Barbara Cane explained the decision to create an award in Swift’s honour, saying she had “transformed pop culture”, not just through music but by supporting other artists and challenging streaming services to pay musicians fairly.

“She has had a profound impact, not only musically, but also through her personal conviction and commitment to create a standard that values and respects music for everyone,” said Cane.

“We felt it appropriate to award Taylor with an honour that is as unique and special as she is.”

The BMI also honoured Uptown Funk as its Pop Song of the Year, while Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, the song-writing team behind classic hits including You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling, On Broadway and Just Once, were presented with the BMI Icon Award.

Many other artists were recognised for writing airplay hits, including Jason Derulo (Trumpets), Flo Rida (Somebody), and Rachel Platten (Fight Song).

Source: BBC

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Hushpuppi Trends As Chris Brown Mentions Him In New Song

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Hushpuppi is trending on Twitter right now after Chris Brown mentioned him in a new song.

Lojay, the singer, has released a remix of his hit single Monalisa, which features Chris Brown.

Chris Brown sang in his remix verse, “See for this life | Me and you chop like Hushpuppi | We walk and they stare | Please show them you’re best…”

This piqued the interest of Nigerians, and many of them took to Twitter to discuss it, causing Hushpuppi to trend.

Hushpuppi trends as Chris Brown mentions him in new song

Hushpuppi trends as Chris Brown mentions him in new song

Hushpuppi, real name Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, is facing fraud charges and is scheduled to be sentenced on July 11, 2022.

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He Was A Controlling Partner : Johnny Depp’s Ex-Girlfriend, Ellen Barkin Testifies

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Ellen Barkin, who dated Johnny Depp in the 1990s, testified that while the two were dating, Depp tried to constantly monitor her.

Depp is suing his ex-wife, Amber Heard, for $50 million after she wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post in 2018 alleging domestic violence. Depp was not named in the article, but his lawyers claim she was referring to him indirectly, and it has harmed his career ever since.

Heard, 35, testified earlier in the trial, describing numerous instances of physical and emotional abuse by Depp, all of which Depp has denied, claiming he was the victim.

“I had a scratch on my back once that got him very, very angry because he insisted it came from me having sex with a person who wasn’t him,” Barkin, now 68, said in the video.

Barkin said Thursday that the “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor was often using drugs and/or drinking alcohol while they were together, saying it affected their relationship allegations which Heard made in the trial too.

Barkin also claimed that Depp threw a wine bottle at her while they were filming “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.” She claimed Depp threw the bottle while fighting with friends in a hotel room.

Barkin claims that her relationship with Depp lasted three to five months and was more sexual than romantic.

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Abena Korkor Finally Explains Why She Leaked Her Naked Video

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Abena Korkor, mental health advocate, has finally explained why she leaked her naked videos and photos online.

In an interview with Mona Gucci on Onua TV, the controversial media personality revealed that she was having a manic episode, which caused her to leak the videos.

Abena Korkor revealed that she took those photos with a professional photographer in order to sell them online and make money.

According to Korkor, she intended to make millions from her nude photos, but the incident she experienced derailed her plans.

“It was an episode, and the photos I took with a professional photographer were to be sold on another platform.” That was supposed to make me millions of dollars, but I leaked it because I was having an episode,” Abena Korkor explains.

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