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Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Taylor Swift just one-upped The Beatles. Fearless (Taylor’s Version) has hit number one on the British album charts, surpassing The Beatles’ all-time record for the fastest accumulation of three number-one albums in the U.K. According to the Official Charts Company, Fearless (Taylor’s Version) gives Taylor her third chart-topping album in the U.K. in just 259 days, following folkore on July 31 and evermore on December 18. The Beatles previously held the record for 54 years, after scoring three chart-toppers in 364 days between 1965 and 1966, with Help!, Rubber Soul and Revolver. Fearless (Taylor’s Version) also marks Taylor’s seventh U.K. number-one album overall. She’s now third among female artists with the most chart-topping albums in Britain, after Madonna, who has 12, and Kylie Minogue, with eight. Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
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Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage Lance Bass admits that NSYNC went into their blockbuster 2000 album, No Strings Attached, with a sense of trepidation. In an interview with Us Weekly, Lance reveals that at the time of the album's release, the band was embroiled in a legal battle with late record producer and manager Lou Pearlman, who was later the subject of the 2019 documentary The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story, focusing on the creation of his Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors out of more than $1 billion. Lance says the release of No Strings Attached came at a "crazy time" in the group's life as they were trying to part ways with Pearlman while capitalizing on the success of their RIAA Diamond-certified debut album. “I was very young. I think I was 19 years old or 18 years old at the time, so I didn’t really know what the hell I was doing," Lance explains. "But I knew that we had such success with the first album that the second album is your make it or break it ..
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Beth Garrabrant It's a good day in the land of Taylor Swift. In response to fans' urgent inquires about her cat Meredith, the superstar put their minds at ease by informing them that the feline is not missing -- she's just shy. Taylor posted an Instagram video on Friday talking to her other cat, Benjamin Button, addressing the rumors that Meredith was missing. "The truth is, Meredith just hates having her picture taken," the singer writes, sharing a series of humorous snaps of a displeased Meredith. "She's just a really private little cat. She likes her business kept to herself, she doesn't like a camera shoved in her face, and who can blame her," Taylor went on. "So there's your update on Meredith." Taylor ends the video by asking her pet, "do you have any comment on the recent allegations that you're a missing cat?" as the feline runs for cover. The former country hitmaker also revealed that Fearless (Taylor's Version) is not only the ..
Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic Selena Gomez has some new ink. Celebrity tattoo artist Bang Bang shared a quick clip on Instagram of the "Lose You to Love Me" singer's new tattoo of a small cross on her collarbone, with Selena smiling as she pulls down her mask and shows off the ink. "We [heart] @selenagomez," the tattoo shop's NYC location writes in the caption. Selena also tasked Bang Bang with inking the title of her latest album, Rare, on her neck below her ear after the album's release last year. In addition to Selena, Bang Bang has tattooed Rihanna, Katy Perry, Adele, Justin Bieber and many others. As previously reported, Selena is lending her support to the COVID-19 vaccination effort by serving as host of Global Citizen's Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World, "celebrating the hope that COVID-19 vaccines are offering families and communities around the world." Jennifer Lopez, Foo Fighters, H.E.R., Eddie Vedder and J Balvin are among the performe..