Taylor Swift’s star-studded “Bad Blood” music video is paying off: She’s the top nominee at next month’s MTV Video Music Awards.
Swift is nominated for nine moonmen, including video of the year for “Bad Blood,” starring Selena Gomez, Lena Dunham and more of the pop star’s famous friends.
Kendrick Lamar, who is featured on “Bad Blood,” is nominated for video of the year thanks to his own hit, “Alright.” Other nominees for the top prize include Beyonce’s “7/11,” Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking out Loud” and “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson.
The 2015 VMAs, hosted by Miley Cyrus, will air live Aug. 30 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Sheeran has six nominations, while Beyonce, Lamar and Ronson have five each.
Swift’s “Blank Space” will compete for best female video and pop video, while “Bad Blood” is up for best collaboration, direction, editing, visual effects, art direction and cinematography.
Fans can begin voting Tuesday.
Beyonce, Sia, Nicki Minaj and Ellie Goulding will battle Swift for best female video, while Sheeran, Lamar, Ronson, the Weeknd and Nick Jonas will compete for best male video.
Source: Calgary Herald
Written on May 26 // Filled under: Articles
Taylor Swift has set another record.
The 25 year old singer and songwriter has become the youngest woman ever to be included on the Forbes list of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.
She’s included at number 64 in the list released on Tuesday because, Forbes says, she ‘has not only broken record sales and captivated the world with her fantastically honest lyrics, but she has proven herself as an impressive businesswoman.’
Taylor, who’s 1989 album was her third consecutive release to sell one million copies in its first week, is described by the business bible as a ‘bona fide cross-genre, global megastar.’
Forbes said she has changed the nature of celebrity by posting personally on Twitter and Instagram and making time to engage with her fans or ‘Swifties’.
It also cited her controversial decision to pull her music from the streaming service Spotify.
‘There’s no denying that she’s one of the most significant cultural influencers of our time,’ Forbes said.
Source: Daily Mail
Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” garnered 20.1 million views in just 24 hours, setting a new Vevo record.
The action-packed music video, guest-starring A-list talent (Cindy Crawford, Ellen Pompeo, and Mariska Hargitay, among others), dropped at the Billboard Music Awards Sunday following much social media hype.
Vevo noted in a release that Swift’s collection of videos, which include hits like “You Belong With Me,” “Shake It Off,” and “Mean,” currently stand at 5 billion total views.
Nicki Minaj formerly held the title for “Anaconda” back in August 2014 with 19.6 million views.
Swift took to her official Twitter account to share the news, sending out a special thank you to those involved. The accomplishment comes just days after the singer swept the Billboard Music Awards, walking away with eight trophies including Top Female Artist.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Written on Mar 02 // Filled under: Articles
Aww! Taylor Swift has a new role to prepare for — she’s going to be godmother to Jaime King’s future second-born baby!
The “Shake It Off” singer revealed her happy news on Sunday, March 1, when she shared an adorable picture via Instagram of her holding pal King’s growing baby bump in her hands and looking at it intently.
“Guess who just got named Godmother of this little one…..” she captioned the picture, adding in a “ME” in brackets, in case anyone had any trouble figuring it out.
King, 35, who announced her baby news last month, shared another photo of her and Swift looking down at her belly from above with an equally sweet caption.
“And @taylorswift will forever be looking over our new baby @kyle_newman -we all love you!!!! Xx,” the excited mom-to-be wrote.
Written on Feb 02 // Filled under: Articles
Sad news for Taylor Swift fans hoping to see her give a brand new performance at the 2015 Grammy Awards this weekend – she just announced that she will only be presenting at the show!
The 25-year-old singer wants to focus all of her time right now to making her 1989 World Tour the best it can be.
“A lot of you have been asking about the Grammys this week and I just wanted to give you an update. I’m really excited to be nominated for 3 Grammys this year and even more excited that I’ll be there having a dance party/rage fest in the audience. I will also be presenting the award for Best New Artist,” Taylor said on her Tumblr blog. “Since my whole life is wrapped up and entangled in the planning of The 1989 World Tour right now, I’m not going to be performing on the Grammys this year. I need this time to focus only on the tour.”
“I hope I’ll see you out there at one of the stadiums this summer having a rage fest of your own!” Taylor added.
The Peoples’ Choice Awards Nominations have been released and Taylor was nominated for 3 of them, congratulations Taylor! You can view the categories that she is nominated in below and don’t forget to vote! The 2015 People’s Choice Awards air live from L.A.’s Nokia Theater on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 (9/8c) on CBS.
Favorite Female Artist
Favorite Pop Artist