Los Angeles, CA – On Thursday, October 23, seven-time GRAMMY Award-winner Taylor Swift will close down Hollywood Boulevard for an exclusive concert before thousands of fans on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” Taylor will also be the late-night host’s in-studio guest in her first late-night appearance to promote her highly anticipated new album “1989” featuring the No. 1 international hit “Shake It Off,” which has topped Billboard’s Pop, HotAC and Hot 100 charts and exceeded sales of two million downloads.
On Monday, October 27, the release day of “1989,” Taylor will appear on “Good Morning America” for a sit-down interview with ABC News anchor Robin Roberts. Later that week, on Thursday, October 30, the superstar returns to GMA for an epic concert in the heart of New York City, where she will perform multiple songs from “1989.”
On Wednesday, October 29, Taylor will be the featured guest on “The View,” where she will talk with Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O’Donnell, Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace about the success of her new album and her career. Taylor writes all of her own songs and is the youngest artist in history to win the music industry’s highest honor, the GRAMMY Award for Album of the Year. She is the first artist since the Beatles (and the only female artist in history) to log six or more weeks at No. 1 with three consecutive studio albums.
Taylor Swift can’t shake this award off.
The singer has been named the 2014 Billboard Woman of the Year — the first artist to ever receive the honor twice.
“As one of the most influential artists of her generation, Taylor Swift has seen incredible success on the Billboard charts,” said Janice Min, co-president and chief creative officer of Guggenheim Media’s Entertainment Group, which consists of Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter. “Over the course of her career, she’s charted 60 entries on the Billboard Hot 100 — the most of any female artist since her debut in 2006. We are tremendously excited to be honoring her as the 2014 Billboard Woman of the Year for the second time.”
The award goes to the female artist who “has shaped and inspired the music industry with her success, leadership and innovation over the past twelve months.”
Taylor Swift is a seven-time Grammy winner, and is the best-selling digital music artist of all time. She’s also the only female artist in music history (and just the fourth artist ever) to twice have an album hit the 1 million first-week sales figure (2010’s Speak Now and 2012’s Red). Swift made her latest chart headlines when her newest single, “Shake It Off,” became her second Billboard Hot 100 No. 1, following “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.”
“On behalf of American Express, I would like to congratulate Taylor Swift on this incredible honor,” said Deborah Curtis, vice president of entertainment and sports marketing at American Express. “We are proud to be a long-time partner of Taylor’s and are thrilled for her continued success and well-deserved recognition as Billboard’s Woman of the Year.”
Swift will be feted at the 9th annual Billboard Women in Music Awards on Dec. 12 in New York City.
She’s previously released three perfumes, which have proved popular with adoring fans.
And now American singer Taylor Swift is releasing a fourth scent, but this time the fragrance will be launched in Australia in November.
The 24-year-old is expected to touch down in Oz in the coming months and while Down Under she will debut her brand new album in 1989.
The Grammy Award-winner’s new fragrance will be exclusively available at department store Myer on November 23, before selected pharmacies and rival department store David Jones will also stock the perfume from December 7.
The scent is a composition of velvety petals and creamy woods, wrapped in a soft veil of vanilla and musk.
While unlucky for some, the singers favourite number 13 is embossed in the gold metalized cap.
Taylor’s upcoming trip to Oz will see her promote her new album 1989 as well as her hit song Shake It Off.
She will also perform during the grand final of X Factor Australia in late October, bringing her unique energy to the reality show.
Forbes has released the annual Most Powerful Celebrities list, and Taylor it’s on #18. Thanks to the tour and Red, she has brought $64 million over the past year. Read more here:
Only 24 years old, Swift is making her fifth appearance on the FORBES Celebrity 100 with her highest earnings to date: $64 million. Swift’s latest, “Red,” was shut out at the Grammy Awards but the cross-over star was honored with the Pinnacle Award at the latest Country Music Association Awards for her success. The award has only been given to one other person, singer Garth Brooks. Swift also earns with endorsements for Diet Coke, Keds and CoverGirl.
MANILA, June 7, 2014 /When in Manila/
When in Manila, there have been many artists who made the concert scene so exciting. The REDTourMNL is only among the many concerts that that Music Management International organized. MMI is also behind bringing the likes of Bruno Mars and One Direction to the Philippines.
Honestly, there was a time I didn’t always understand why people went to concerts. Why were they willing to spend so much time and money for a few hours of listening to songs they’ve already heard before?
That was years ago. Everything changed when I became a Swiftie. Since then, I waited for a golden opportunity to finally catch her concert. I’ve read many Swifties gushing about her concerts. People commend her for being able to connect to her audience, no matter how huge the size of the crowd is. All these were simply stories from others, until I finally got to catch the #REDTourMNL. I was able to see for myself what it’s really like to be in a Taylor Swift concert. And no matter how hyped-up and well-promoted her concerts are, let me tell you—it’s so much better than all I had dreamt it to be. And now, I finally understand why people go to concerts, despite availability of CDs and YouTube videos.
There are some artists who are just undoubtedly worth watching live, and on top of that list is Taylor. Here are ten experiences I had in the concert that I never experienced while listening to her CDs and watching her on her YouTube channel.
Only one musician this year has had the confidence to know they could fill Australian stadiums on their own. Come on down, Nashville’s 23-year-old country music princess-turned-pop megastar, Taylor Swift.
Swift kicks off her Australian tour in front of up to 40,000 fans tonight in Sydney and is expected to play in front of more than 45,000 at Etihad Stadium in 10 days’ time. While Pink sold more tickets this year, her shows were in smaller arenas; Swift is the first woman since Madonna 20 years ago to undertake a solo stadium tour of this country. “When I heard that statistic, it absolutely blew my mind,” Swift told Fairfax Media from her Beverly Hills hotel room.
While she might be a little too wholesome for some – after her Auckland show last Friday, New Zealand reviewer Kashka Tunstall wrote that Swift’s sincerity was “so emotionally heavy and heartbreaking that my ovaries felt on the verge of exploding throughout the night” – she is without doubt a panacea to all the simulated shagging on stage that her contemporaries have gorged themselves on in 2013. Swift even admits she winds down after a show by “watching Friends DVDs”.
Somehow we cannot see Miley Cyrus doing that, not that Swift is going to dish the dirt: “Everybody has a different back story and comes from a different place, so for me I just try to stick to living my life the way that I would be proud of if I was looking back when I was older.”
So the new Queen of Pop is also the Queen of Clean but there’s more to her appeal: she’s a young woman firmly in control. Swift’s focus on her career over her love-life has been writ large, plenty of heart-throbs have been cast aside and found their way back into her songs: One Direction’s Harry Styles, Twilight’s Taylor Lautner, chart-topping bluesman John Mayer.
“One of my great challenges has been remaining vulnerable enough to write songs about my life when I know those songs are going to be dissected for tabloid fodder, but some of my job has to be not thinking about things I can’t control.”
So what can fans expect from her ”Red” tour shows – the sets for which are so large and so numerous they had to be transported by boat?
“We have huge set pieces and fire and smoke and giant things that come down and then disappear and then people popping up out of the floor and people on wires, so it’s a crazy show. You have no idea how excited I am to bring that to stadiums in Australia.”
Source: The Sydney Morning Herald