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Taylor Swift is on pace to sell over one million copies of her new album.

But while the artist looks ahead to that milestone, she can take pride in one she accomplished this morning:

According to Robin Roberts, Swift's concert in Times Square today was the biggest ever held by Good Morning America, with countless fans camping out over night just to ensure themselves of a spot in the audience.

Aside from hearing live versions of "Shake it Off,” “Welcome to New York,” and “Out of the Woods," viewers were treated to an exciting announcement fro the 24-year old superstar.

"I am gonna be going out on tour very soon!" she exclaimed. "We’re in the early stages of planning the actual show. I’m excited about announcing things when I can announce them, but it’s going to be happening."

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This just in: people really like Taylor Swift.

As if the gushing reviews for her new album didn't make that clear enough, consider the early sales figures:

It is already on pace, after barely one day of release, to move 1,000,000 copies in a week.

Taylor Swift Performs in Hollywood

This would make "1989" just the 19th record to EVER sell one million copies in seven days since Nielsen SoundScan started tracking sales in 1991.

It would also make the album the first in 2014 to do so, while making Swift the first singer to have three separate million-selling weeks.

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Nicki Minaj has pushed back the release date of her next album.

For the second time in a few weeks.

It’s unknown why, but “The Pinkprint” will now be available on December 15, as opposed to the previously-announced date of November 24.

Nicki Minaj Video Still

The news arrived in a press release announcing Minaj’s new single, “Only,” which features Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown and drops on today.

The upcoming album will feature such hit tracks as "Pills N Potions" and "Anaconda," the latter of which Minaj performed at the MTV Music Video Awards and which also broke Miley Cyrus' record for most VEVO plays in a 24-hour period.

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In case you have somehow not heard, Taylor Swift's new album is now available to download.

And while fans rush over to iTunes (is there any doubt "1989" is poised to break every conceivable record?), many celebrities have already listened to Swift's new record and have gone online to offer up their VERY positive assessment of it.

Leading the way, of course, is Taylor's bestie, Selena Gomez.

Selena and Taylor Collage

The occasional Justin Bieber girlfriend posted the above collage of her and Swift on Instagram today, along with a heartfelt message for her close friend.

"From hotel room album listening parties, kitchen dance floor album listening parties to driving on the pch, windows down album listening parties. -The best part is we were the only ones there," Selena wrote, adding:

"Each time. So happy, honored and proud to know you and your diaries. @taylorswift #1989 BUY IT!!! -now I'll listen live from drowning in my bed sheets."

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Jack Bruce, the bassist and primary vocalist of the legendary '60s blues and rock supergroup Cream, has died at the age of 71 in his native Britain.

The Scottish native, considered one of the most respected and influential bass players in history, passed away at his home in England on Saturday.

Jack Bruce Photo

He was surrounded by his family, BBC News quoted his publicist as saying. Jack Bruce is survived by his wife, Margrit, five children and a granddaughter.

"It is with great sadness that we, Jack's family, announce the passing of our beloved Jack: husband, father, granddad, and all round legend," Bruce's loved ones said.

"The world of music will be a poorer place without him, but he lives on in his music and forever in our hearts," they added of Jack Bruce's passing.

The cause of Bruce's death was not revealed, although the musician had battled liver cancer in the 2000s. He underwent a transplant, which he barely survived.

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Yet another new version of "Shake It Off" has gone viral.

First, there were these frat boys lip-syncing to the Taylor Swift smash.

Then, there was this father and daughter being totally adorable during a dancing duet to the single.

Now, Kelly Clarkson has given us a gorgeous rendition of the number-one single, covering the Swift hit during a recent concert in Buffalo, New York.

Said Clarkson after thrilling fans with a soulful, stripped down version of the tune.

"I love that song. Seriously, everyone gives Taylor such a hard time, but she can write a hook – I'm just sayin."

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Apparently Kim Kardashian is not the only celebrity afraid of Ebola.

According to The New York Daily News, Ariana Grande skipped a scheduled appearance at a charity in New York City this week because she was petrified of contracting Ebola.

Ariana Grande at the Hollywood Bowl

Grande had been booked to sing for the nonprofit charity Pencils of Promise at its annual gala Wednesday night; all proceeds at the event were bookmarked for education for kids in developing countries.

"Everybody got there and was waiting for her to arrive and she was also supposed to be a surprise musical guest,” a guest tells the newspaper. “No one was told she wasn’t coming... when I overheard organizers say she’s not coming, she doesn’t want to come. She’s afraid of flying because of Ebola."

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American Horror Story: Freak Show is set in 1952.

But the FX series has taken some musical liberties over the first few episodes, with Jessica Lange having covered David Bowie’s “Life on Mars” and Sarah Paulson doing the same for Fiona Apple’s “Criminal."

Last night, meanwhile, on American Horror Story Season 4 Episode 3, Lange got her singing on once again.

This time, it was to Lana Del Rey’s “Gods & Monsters." How did she do? How does her version compare to the original? Listen for yourself and find out now: 

According to the series storyline, this was such an epic number that it attracted freak-show urban myth Edward Mordrake (Wes Bentley), a deadly spirit with two faces.

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So... is it October 27 yet?

A few days prior to the release of her new studio album, Taylor Swift has taken to Instagram and pulled back the curtain on the CD’s entire track list.

Taylor Swift Track List

The 24-year old sensation announced her first all-pop album in August with the lead single “Shake It Off” and its accompanying music video. Both became enormous successes.

Since then, Taylor has come out with another relationship anthem (about Harry Styles?) titled "Out of the Woods," along with her ode to The Big Apple, "Welcome to New York."

As you can see above, the latter will be the first single heard on "1989."

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Who will win The Voice Season 7 in America? Fans continue to tune in each and every week to find out.

But Italy has already crowned its champion of The Voice, with Internet users around the globe reacting in the only appropriate manner: HOLY cow!

Yup, Sister Cristina Scuccia has taken home the grand prize.

But it gets even better.

Scuccia - who won over fans with her rendition of Alicia Key’s “No One” - went with a different classic for her debut single, one to which she can very easily relate:

"Like a Virgin" by Madonna!

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