Buzz Bites (8/16/12): Taylor Swift’s New Single Set For Record-Breaking Sales

Taylor Swift may have a sales-record debut for “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.”

+ Remember way back on Monday when Taylor Swift premiered “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together?” It looks to be headed to the upper Billboard Hot 100 chart and may set a record, thanks to early projected record digital sales and wide acceptance on radio. Staying broken up can be a great thing, indeed. (Billboard)

+ Watch Kelly Clarkson nailing a recent fan cover request in Detroit, giving Eminem‘s “Lose Yourself” a funky, bluesy twist. “I’m being very brave with this fan request,” Kelly said before launching in. Also check out her new Dallas Cowboys’ song, “Get Up.” (Idolator)

+ While Katy Perry plans to disappear for a bit, a little bit more of her showed up than she planned after her bikini bottom had a mishap at a water park. She took it in stride, tweeting, “Let’s be fair, I really think I deserve a season pass for that ass. Oh, and some flip-flops.” (MTV News)

+ The Roots‘ Questlove is relaunching his Okayplayer Records after an eight-year hiatus. The label’s first two releases are rapper Danny! and recording engineer Young Guru. (Billboard)

+ Prepare to get glam-rocked: Listen to The Darkness‘ forthcoming Hot Cakes album via stream. The album will be released Aug. 21. (Rolling Stone)

+ Swedish DJ/producer Avicii will be the first-ever EDM artist to headline Radio City Music Hall in New York. He plays the famed venue Sept. 27. (MTV News)

+ Further proof that EDM is all the rage, President Barack Obama’s campaign has launched “DJs for Obama.”  Part of the re-election program, it asks top DJ acts to show their support. (Rolling Stone)

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