Taylor varumärkesskyddar fraser från 1989
If you want to "Party Like It's 1989" to "This Sick Beat," you better ask Taylor Swift's permission first. The pop star has trademarked those phrases – along with "'Cause We Never Go Out of Style," "Could Show You Incredible Things" and "Nice to Meet You, Where You Been?" – with the U.S. government, according to the legal database Justia (via Vox).
The filings prohibit the use of those phrases, which all cull from her 2014 album 1989, from appearing without a license on everything from guitar straps and other accessories to removable tattoos. Some of the more obscure – and likely obligatory – items covered by her trademarks include typewriters, walking sticks, non-medicated toiletries, Christmas stockings, "knitting implements," pot holders, lanyards, aprons, whalebone, napkin holders and the particularly ominous collection of "whips, harness and saddlery."
Nominerad till en Juno Award
INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
PRISM Katy Perry Capitol*Universal
Pure Heroine Lorde Universal
Midnight Memories One Direction Sony
In the Lonely Hour Sam Smith Capitol*Universal
1989 Taylor Swift Big Machine*Universal
The GRAMMYs Nominee Party
Shake It Off utesluts från en av världen största topplistor
Taylor Swifts singel Shake it off får inte vara med på en av världens största topplistor. Anledningen: En manipulativ kampanj.
Den har kallats världens största musikomröstning; Triple J 100-listan, som årligen sammanställs av den australiensiska radiokanalen Triple J efter en utfrågning av 500 000 lyssnare om vilka låtar som var fjolårets bästa. Taylor Swifts låt Shake it off skulle ha nått en tolfteplats på listan i år. Men så inträffade det som uppslagsverket Wikipedia kort och gott har valt att kalla The Taylor Swift Controversy.
– Taylor Swift har uteslutits från listan av en mängd olika anledningar, sade programledaren Lewis McKirdy i samband låtlistan presenterades under måndagen.
Han hänvisade därefter till en webbsida som kanalen skapat för att förklara beslutet. Den kraschade omedelbart på grund av besökartrycket, skriver The Sydney Morning Herald, men medierna har i efterhand kunnat återge vad som stod på sajten.
Det huvudsakliga skälet är enligt kanalen att en kampanj för att få in Shake it off på listan har bedrivits under "kuppartade former".
Det började med en artikel på sajten Buzzfeed den 13 januari med namnet "Varför röstar inte alla på Shake it off till Hottest 100-listan?" (GP:s översättning), som följdes av en svallvåg av inlägg på sociala medier med hashtaggen #tay4hottest100.
Det hela gick faktiskt så långt att Queenslands universitet valde att undersöka fenomenet. Deras rapport visade att över 7 341 nätpubliceringar under en 30-dagarsperiod innan omröstningen handlade om Swift. Dessa inlägg hade påverkat röstningens utgång, menade många.
Triple J menar också att webbdesigners har skapat en nätapplikation i syfte att bombardera omröstningen med Swift-nomineringar, och att snabbmatkedjan Kentucky Fried Chickens inblandning i spridandet av #tay4hottest100 varit på gränsen till fusk.
I dag måndag kom alltså dödsstöten för Shake it off: Den utesluts.
Huruvida den kolossalt framgångsrika Taylor Swift bekymrar sig om beskedet är under måndagen ännu oklart.
Taylor nominerad på BRIT Award
Tredje singeln från 1989 är...
Performed at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, hyped in a Tweet by Big Machine label boss Scott Borchetta, added by several major market pop radio stations and confirmed as a top 40 single on the Mediabase pop airplay chart, “Style” was very clearly positioned as the official follow-up to “Blank Space.”
But just in case doubt did exist, the Republic Radio promotions team opted to formally confirm that “Style” is the next single.
The third official release from Swift’s blockbuster “1989,” “Style” is due to officially go for radio adds on February 10. Like its predecessor “Blank Space,” however, it will likely have been added by a plethora of stations prior to that impact date.
As of Monday, “Style” ranks at #38 on Mediabase’s rolling pop radio chart and #47 on the rolling hot adult contemporary chart. It seems destined to continue soaring and become another smash hit for the singer-songwriter.
Peoples Choice Awards
1989 är 5x platinum världen över
1989 är årets bäst säljande album
It came down to the wire, but in the final week of 2014, Swift's 1989 finishes as the year's top selling album. After only nine weeks on sale, Swift's set stole the title away from Walt Disney Records' Frozen soundtrack in the very last tracking frame of the year.
1989 -- released through Big Machine Records -- sold 3.66 million copies in 2014, according to Nielsen Music, while the Frozen album shifted 3.53 million. (Nielsen's 2014 tracking year ran from Dec. 30, 2013 through Dec. 28, 2014.)
The Frozen soundtrack was the year-to-date top selling album of 2014 in every single tracking week of the year, except for the final frame (ending Dec. 28). In the week previous (Dec. 21), 1989's tally stood at 3.34 million, while Frozen was at 3.46 million. But, with one final week left on the calendar -- the most recent tracking week -- it seemed 1989 would overtake Frozen. And, it did.
In the week ending Dec. 28, 1989 sold 326,000 copies, while Frozen moved 64,000, thus easily securing Swift the year's top seller.
This is the second time Swift has earned the top selling album of a calendar year. She did it previously back in 2009 with her second studio album, Fearless, which moved 3.22 million that year.
Taylor utsedd till den mest givmilda kändisen 2014
This is one title Taylor Swift should be happy not to shake off. For the third year in a row, the "Blank Space" singer has been named DoSomething.org's most charitable celeb, topping a list of stars including Laverne Cox, Beyonce, and Emma Watson.
Swift, 25, has had a banner year, thanks to the release of her smash pop album 1989, which sold more than 1.2 million copies in its first week. As part of her promotion for the record, she released the single "Welcome to New York" and then donated all proceeds from the song to New York City Public Schools. In part because of that, users of DoSomething.org voted her the year's top celebrity do-gooder, an honor she's held since 2012. Coming in at No. 2 is Cox, who became a voice for the LGBT community after starring on Netflix's acclaimed series Orange Is the New Black. [...]
See the full list of "Celebs Gone Good" below:
1. Taylor Swift
2. Laverne Cox
4. Miley Cyrus
5. Emma Watson
6. One Direction
7. John Cena
8. Shonda Rhimes
9. Tyler Oakley
10. Chris Pratt
11. John Legend
12. Olivia Wilde
13. Kerry Washington
15. Demi Lovato
16. Lupita Nyong'o
17. Amy Poehler
18. Lebron James
19. Mindy Kaling
20. Justin Bieber
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Taylor blir historisk med The Beatles
USA Today: Musician of the Year
Who: Taylor Swift, 25, musician
Why: With the deliberate embrace of a new city (New York) and a new sound (unapologetic pop), Swift conquered music mainstream this year.
If Taylor Swift wasn't the world's biggest pop star at the beginning of 2014, she certainly was by the end.
In 2014, she wrapped her $150-million The RED Tour with shows in Europe and Asia. In the summer, she had a few scene-stealing seconds in The Giver. She also moved from Nashville to New York, foreshadowing a musical shift that was in the works.
When she introduced her single Shake It Off — from the top of the Empire State Building, no less — she announced that her fifth album, 1989, would mark a full-fledged shift into the pop-music scene. But she had learned her lessons from her time in country music, staying in close touch with her fan base by poring over their Tumblr and Instagram accounts, often posting lengthy comments and even inviting a few of them to her homes to listen to the album early.
When she released her transformative 1989 album in October, she sold 1.29 million copies in the first week, outpacing any "expert" predictions and giving her the year's first million-selling release. When she released 1989's second single, Blank Space, she became the first woman to replace herself at the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Hot 100 single chart. By the end of the year, the best-selling digital musical artist ever was outselling any other album released in 2014 by at least a factor of three.
Oh, yeah, and she just turned 25.
Blank Space på Rolling Stone's 50 Best Songs of 2014
"They'll tell you I'm insane," Swift sings. No way! The high point of 1989 was a superstorm ballad that hits like a pitching wedge through your windshield. And in inventing her own sound between Beyoncé and the Pet Shop Boys, she brings the cray-Tay with as much elegance as vengeance.
America's sweetheart has been writing perfect pop tunes since the day she hit Nashville. Yet it's still a delectable shock to hear her ditch the banjos for an album of expert Top 40 gloss – like Dylan going electric, except with more songs about Harry Styles. She sounds right at home over these Max Martin beats, sick and otherwise.
"We show off our different scarlet letters/Trust me, mine is better" is the sharpest couplet Taylor has ever written, except maybe the others in this song. I have no idea why she left a song this urgent and glittery and perfect off her album (it's a bonus track), but geniuses are weird. "New Romantics" is where she really indulges all that Eighties synth-pop she warned us about, with a mascara-smudged nod to the New Romantic scene that gave us Duran Duran and Adam Ant. (Does Tay own Visage records? She can have mine.) It's the best song the Pet Shop Boys never wrote — it could have been the fourth-best song on Actually, or third-best on Behavior. She plays it cool vocally — she even sings "We're all bored," when boredom is maybe the least Tay of emotions. But then that chorus hits and she's inside the mirror ball, on a floor where the lights and boys are blinding and playing cool won't cut it anymore. I thought I was Taylor's hugest fan, but I never imagined she had a tune like this in her.
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1989 Årets album enligt Billboard
1989 nu 3x platina i USA, Blank Space fortsatt listetta
Taylor uppträder på The BRIT Awards 2015
We are very, very excited to announce that Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith will be performing at The BRIT Awards 2015!
Taylor, Ed and Sam are the first performers to be confirmed for the live show on Wednesday 25 February at The O2 in London, broadcast exclusively on ITV.
A multi-million selling global superstar, Taylor is the only artist in history to have three albums sell a million or more copies in their debut week in the US. Her critically-acclaimed No.1 selling fifth studio album ‘1989’ debuted at No. 1 in over 97 countries including the UK, and is currently the top selling album in the U.S. ‘1989’ has sold over four million albums worldwide in a little over six weeks. Taylor will be bringing The ‘1989’ World Tour to British shores next summer for a series of UK and Ireland shows including the headline slot at British Summer Time at Hyde Park 2015 on Saturday 27 June.
The Taylor Swift Experience har öppnat
Billboard Woman in Music Event
Taylor Swift had a important message to get out when she recieved Billboard's Woman of the Year honor -- she's continuing her fight to find a new way forward with respect to the industry, selling albums and streaming her music.
"Being named Billboard Woman of the Year for a second time is this amazing early birthday present," Swift said in her opening remarks. "I turn 25 at midnight tonight, and I fully intend to to celebrate like it's 1989." After only polite audience laughter, she added, "I knew it was a bad joke when i wrote it, and I just did it anyway!"
Prior to Swift's speech, Ingrid Michaelson performed Swift's 1989 track "Clean," and Swift fan Gena Camerlengo (who Swift superfans will recognize as the woman whose bridal shower Swift memorably attended) introduced her. "I've been fortunate to share in her transformation," Camerlengo said. "Her ability to write and perform is incredible, but it's her impact beyond music where she really shines...I found Taylor because of her music, but i stayed because of her character."
Taylor på Year End 2014 Chart
Taylor Swift – #4 Top Artist
Taylor Swift – #3 Top Female Artist
Shake It Off – #13 Hot 100 Songs
Taylor Swift – #14 Hot 100 Artists
1989 – #3 Top Billboard 200 Albums
Taylor Swift – #1 Top Billboard 200 Artists
Shake It Off – #23 Radio Songs
Taylor Swift – #20 Radio Songs Artists
Shake It Off – #14 Digital Songs
Taylor Swift – #8 Digital Songs Artists
Shake It Off – #15 Streaming Songs
Taylor Swift – #12 Streaming Songs Artists
1989– #3 Digital Albums
Shake It Off – #4 Twitter Top Tracks
Taylor Swift – #7 Social 50 Artists
Shake It Off – #19 Pop Songs
Shake It Off – #20 Adult Contemporary Songs
Shake It Off – #19 Adult Pop Songs
Taylor Swift – #30 Top Country Artists
Red – #24 Top Country Albums
Shake It Off – #34 Japan Hot 100
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together – #52 Japan Hot 100
Shake It Off – #9 Canadian Hot 100
Taylor Swift – #10 Canadian Hot 100 Artists
1989 – #2 Top Canadian Albums