Taylor får Dick Clark Award for Excellence
Taylor Swift is getting a special – and new – award from the American Music Awards.
Dick Clark productions announced Friday that Swift would receive the Dick Clark Award for Excellence at Sunday’s show.
Swift is receiving the honor for her record-setting sales. Titled “1989,” her fifth album that was released last month, became the singer’s third album to sell more than 1 million units in its debut week.
Dick Clark’s widow, Kari Clark, said in a statement that “the first time Dick saw Taylor perform, he knew she was something special.”
Swift will kick off the awards show with a performance of “Blank Space,” her new single which hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart this week.
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together i Pitch Perfect2
EW’s latest cover is an all-access, exclusive peek behind the scenes of next summer’s highly anticipated musical comedy Pitch Perfect 2. The movie takes place 3 years after the first film, with the Barden Bellas ruling the collegiate a cappella world. But then something happens. “They are prohibited—and I won’t say why—from competing at the collegiate level,” says director Elizabeth Banks, who produced the original and appears again as judge Gail. “So they are sort of forced to enter a professional world competition in order to be reinstated.” Here’s what else you need to know about PP2.
[…] The sequel’s version takes place in the mansion of an a cappella aficionado played by David Cross (Arrested Development). You will hear a cappella versions of Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” and Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats.”
Uppkommande framträdanden i tv
På tisdag den 25 november kommer Taylor att besöka The Voice, där hon skall uppträda med sin nya singel Blank Space. Programmet sänds på NBC.
Torsdagen den 27 november kommer Taylor att vara med i ett förinspelat Thanksgiving -specialavsnitt av Thank You, America! With Robin Roberts, som kommer sändas på ABC.
På lördagen den 29 november kommer hon att dyka upp i det japanska tv-programmet Song, som spelades in när Taylor besökte Japan tidigare i november. Programmet kommer sändas på NHK.
Bilden är tagen i samband med Taylors medverkan i Song.
Taylor fortsätter att slå rekord
1989 fortsätter att toppa Billbord 200, vilket gör 1989 det andra albumet i år som spenderat tre veckor på första plats. Rekordet med flest veckor på första plats hålls av soundtracket till filmen Frost, som låg i totalt 13 veckor på första plats.
Totalt har 1989 sålt i 2 miljoner exemplar i USA, detta placerar 1989 på en andra plats över de album som sålt mest exemplar i år. Även denna fösta plats innehas av soundtracket till Frost, med sina 3,25 miljoner sålda exemplar.
Vill veta mer, kan du läsa artiklarna ”Taylor Swift's '1989' No. 1 for Third Week on Billboard 200” & “Taylor Swift Makes Hot 100 History With 'Blank Space'”
The Taylor Swift Experience
The GRAMMY Museum will launch The Taylor Swift Experience on December 13th, which will feature Taylor’s early childhood reading books; tour costumes from her Red Tour; handwritten lyrics for her Top 20 hit “22”; her 2009 GRAMMY Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for “White Horse” and much more. Check out the announcement below!
The GRAMMY Museum will debut its latest exhibit, The Taylor Swift Experience, on Dec. 13, the same day as the seven-time GRAMMY winner’s 25th birthday. Through never-before-seen personal photographs and home videos, interactive experiences, handwritten lyrics of Swift’s top-charting hits, and iconic costumes, this one-of-a-kind exhibit will give visitors and fans an in-depth look at the multi-platinum-selling artist as a singer, musician, songwriter, entrepreneur, and style icon.
“Global superstar Taylor Swift is one of popular music’s biggest talents, whose music is beloved by millions of fans worldwide,” said Bob Santelli, Executive Director of the GRAMMY Museum. “The story of Taylor’s remarkable rise to superstardom is one that the GRAMMY Museum is extremely excited to tell.”
Taylor till The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
Taylor fortsätter att toppa Billboards listor
Taylors nya singel Blank Space gjorde framsteg på Billboard Hot 100. Låten gick från 18:e plats till en 13:e plats.
Även 1989 fortsätter att slå rekord för Taylor. 1989 fortsatte att ha höga försäljningssiffror under sin andra vecka jämföt med Red och Speak Now, där försäljning sjönk för båda albumen med över 50 % under andra veckan. Så 1989 behöll försa platsen på Billboard 200 chart även denna veckan.
Vill du veta mer kan du läsa de båda artiklarna Taylor Swift Still No. 1 on Hot 100, Ariana Grande & The Weeknd Hit Top 10 och Taylor Swift's '1989' Spends Second Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart.
Taylor pratar om att fylla 25
”I know that I don’t have the option of making music that sounds just like what I’ve done before,” Taylor Swift tells PopCrush, talking about what went through her head when making her new album, ’1989.’ “People will call me out on it. They’ll see right through it.”
“They’ll see that I was lazy,” she adds with a laugh. “So with this album I definitely changed things up and I think I changed them for the better.”
’1989′ is Taylor’s first “official” pop album (meaning, there’s not a single track here that was made with country radio in mind), but it’s not a total musical rebirth — just her next act as an artist. Her commitment to telling a story with her lyrics hasn’t changed.
During our conversation about ’1989,’ Taylor chats with us about developing as a songwriter and the tracks on the album that she’s most proud of (as well as Ed Sheeran and Lorde‘s favorite songs). Plus, just before celebrating her 25th birthday this December, she reflects on the past 10 years of her life — and why she wouldn’t want to fix any of the mistakes she’s made. Read the full interview below.
Who was the first person to listen to ’1989,’ and what was their reaction?
I think one of the first people that I played the entire album for was my friend Ella, who goes by Lorde. She’s one of my favorite people to kind of bounce ideas off of — she gives really good advice. And it’s interesting to see what her favorites are. Another person that’s heard the entire album is Ed Sheeran. Having friends where who I completely respect their musical opinion is really helpful because they all have their different favorites and stuff, and their different favorites definitely reflect them as musicians, for sure.
Ella’s favorite is a song called ‘Welcome to New York,’ and Ed’s favorite song is called ‘Bad Blood.”’
Shake It Off är åter #1 på Billboard Hot 100
Plus, four more songs debut from her new No. 1 Billboard 200 album ‘1989,’ including ‘Blank Space,’ which enters atop Digital Songs.
Taylor Swift-mania extends to the Billboard Hot 100, where “Shake It Off” rebounds 2-1 for a third total week on top. The song debuted at No. 1 on Sept. 6 and led again in its second week before spending the next eight weeks at No. 2, until this week.
“Shake,” released on Big Machine Records, dethrones the song that kept it at the runner-up slot in between its No. 1 ranks: Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass,” which dips to No. 2 after eight weeks at the summit.
With Swift already making headline news thanks to the debut of parent album 1989 atop the Billboard 200 with 1.287 million copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and with Wednesday the day that the sales/airplay/streaming-based Hot 100 is compiled, let’s take our weekly look at the numbers behind the top 10 and more.
Första veckans försäljningssiffror för 1989
Billboard just announced the 1989 first week sales. The album debuted at number 1 and sold 1.287 million copies. Congratulations, Taylor!! You can read the full article below! It’s official: Taylor Swift’s 1989 debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with the largest sales week for an album since 2002.
1989 sold 1.287 million copies in the week ending Nov. 2, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
1989 is Swift’s fifth studio album and was released Oct. 27 through Big Machine Records. It’s her fourth No. 1 album, following Red (in 2012), Speak Now (2010) and Fearless (2008).
2015 People’s Choice Awards nomineringar
Favorite Female Artist
Favorite Pop Artist
“All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor
“Bang Bang” by Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj
“Maps” by Maroon 5
“Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift
“Stay with Me” by Sam Smith
HITS Daily Double intervju
Taylor intervjuades av HTS Daily Double. Hon pratade om hur det var att göra ett popalbum, hur det är att jobba med Max Martin och Imogen Heap, låtskrivning och mycket mer.
When Taylor Swift took to the Internet to tell the world 1989 was "her very first documented, official pop album," the tremors were mighty. The only true shock, though, was the multiple-Grammy winner’s willingness to eschew an extra layer of award nominations (via Country categories) in the name of musical honesty. But then, isn’t that Taylor Swift’s modus operandi? Her instincts once again appear to be spot-on, as the new album garners mega-sales by the standards of any era, as well as the most rhapsodic critical response of her career.
Working with executive producer Max Martin, Swift assembled a coterie of musical confidantes and began creating an album that actually refused to embrace any sub-genre, not just country. The New York Times’ Jon Caramanica wrote that, "by making pop with almost no contemporary references, Swift is aiming somewhere even higher, a mode of timelessness that few true pop stars even bother aspiring to."
Snabbast säljande album
Taylor till AMA's
Los Angeles, CA (November 3, 2014) – dick clark productions and ABC announced today that 7-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift will take to the stage at the American Music Awards for the World Premiere performance of her new single “Blank Space”. She joins a star-studded lineup of previously announced must-see performers at the world’s biggest fan-voted award show including 5 Seconds of Summer, Iggy Azalea, Mary J. Blige, Charli XCX, Fergie, Lorde, One Direction, Sam Smith and the evening’s host, Pitbull. The 2014 American Music Awards will broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on ABC. Additional performers and presenters will be announced soon.
Billboard om Blank Space
Taylor Swift’s lead single from 1989, “Shake It Off,” is still going strong at No. 2 on the Hot 100 chart as the album heads toward a million-plus sales debut. Now that everyone has heard the full album, though, we can collectively speculate: what will the official follow-up single to “Shake It Off” be?
On Thursday, Swift’s label Big Machine/Republic gave us the answer: “Blank Space” is the second single from 1989. The song will officially impact Top 40/mainstream, Top 40/rhythm and Hot AC radio on Nov. 10.
Får en NYPD keps
New York Knicks
1989 spås sälja 1 miljon album denna veckan
Industry sources now forecast the album to sell at least one million copies in its first week. That would make 1989 just the 19th album to sell a million in a single week since Nielsen SoundScan started tracking sales in 1991, and Swift the first act to earn three million-selling weeks.
Plus: 1989 will be the first album released in 2014 to sell a million copies. The new album is Swift's fifth studio effort, released through Big Machine Records on Oct. 27. Its sales forecast is for the tracking week ending Nov. 2. It could mark Swift's third million-selling debut in a row, following 2010's Speak Now (1.05 million) and 2012's Red (1.21 million).
Taylor bekräftad uppträda på nyårsafton
Taylor Swift will be shakin' it up in New York City's Times Square on New Year's Eve.ABC announced Monday that Swift is the headliner for "New Year's Rockin' Eve," the annual countdown show hosted by Ryan Seacrest. The show plans some 38 musical performances over five and a half hours on the air. No other musical acts have been announced yet.Swift's hit "Shake It Off" is currently on the charts, and she'll be promoting her pop-oriented album "1989."It will be Seacrest's 10th year hosting the annual celebration that was originated by Dick Clark