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  “Bad Blood” Remains #1 at Pop, Hot AC Radio
 

Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” claims #1 at pop radio for a fifth straight week and tops Hot AC for a second straight week.

While it suffered a slight week-over-week airplay loss, Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood (featuring Kendrick Lamar)” easily earns a fifth week atop Mediabase’s pop radio airplay chart.

It also earns a second straight stint at #1 on the hot adult contemporary airplay chart.

The song’s latest pop victory comes courtesy its 19,246 tracking week spins (-142). The spin count bests that of OMI’s #2 “Cheerleader” (16,454) by nearly 3000.

A total of 6,835 plays gives “Bad Blood” a second straight victory at Hot AC. Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again (featuring Charlie Puth),” which earns the runner-up slot, scored 6,376 plays during the July 12-18 tracking week.

David Guetta’s “Hey Mama (featuring Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha and Afrojack)” (#3, -1 | 16,352, +97), The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face” (#6, +2 | 15,556, +2329) and Fifth Harmony’s “Worth It (featuring Kid Ink)” (#5, +2 | 13,573, +461) complete the top five on Mediabase’s pop chart.

“Can’t Feel My Face” makes its inaugural appearance in the weekly top five. “Worth It” re-enters this week.

Walk the Moon’s “Shut Up and Dance” (#3, -1 | 6,359, -72), Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song” (#4, +2 | 6,328, +435) and Jason Derulo’s “Want to Want Me” (#5, -1 | 5,954, -162) complete the Hot AC top five. “Fight Song” makes its first Top 5 appearance this week.

— A multi-format hit, “Bad Blood” also holds the #8 spot at rhythmic radio and the #12 spot at adult contemporary.

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  Taylor to Sell Clothing Line Designed for Chinese Shoppers
 

Fresh off of her victory against Apple Inc., Taylor Swift is taking on an even more ambitious challenge: conquering China.

The singer is teaming up with JD.com Inc., the second-largest e-commerce company in China, to sell a new fashion line designed specifically for Chinese shoppers. Dresses, sweatshirts and other tops will be available in August on the website, ahead of Swift’s “1989” tour visit to Shanghai in November.

JD is looking to Swift to help expand deeper into clothing, where it’s chasing China’s No. 1 e-commerce company, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. As part of the push, JD is wooing U.S. brands by eschewing the knockoff merchandise that’s common in some Chinese marketplaces.

Swift, a seven-time Grammy Award winner, showed her clout in the music industry last month when she confronted Apple and won. She persuaded the technology giant to pay royalties to artists during a three-month trial period of a new music service, a reversal of its earlier policy.

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  Taylor Stars in Keds’ “Ladies First” Campaign
 

Taylor is featured in Keds’ new Fall campaign, Ladies First! The campaign will be celebrating female empowerment and will be featured in digital and print ads in publications such as Nylon and Refinery 29. Read more about the new campaign below and check out the first ads in the gallery!

Keds is putting “Ladies First,” in a new global brand platform featuring Taylor Swift.

“A new generation of women has been leading an exciting cultural shift redefining the conversation about equality and female empowerment,” said Chris Lindner, president of Keds. Lindner said Keds was created in 1916 to give women accessible footwear “to allow them to be who they wanted to be and go where they wanted to go.”

“Ladies First is a celebration of amazing women like Taylor Swift who are blazing new trails everyday,” said Lindner. Swift has been featured in Keds ads since 2013.

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  “Never Grow Up” Officially Goes Gold in the US
 

Taylor Swift’s “Never Grow Up” has been officially certified gold in the United States.

Late last month, “1989” album track “Wildest Dreams” received a gold certification from the RIAA.

This month, a track from Swift’s 2010 album “Speak Now” earns the same distinction.

According to the RIAA, endearing “Speak Now” cut “Never Grow Up” was officially certified gold on July 13, 2015.

Under the terms of the RIAA’s digital singles program, the gold certification confirms a US unit total in excess of 500,000. A unit is equal to one paid download or 100 streams.

Swift’s other “Speak Now” single certifications (the album itself is 4x platinum):

Better Than Revenge – Gold
The Story of Us – Platinum
Back to December – 2x Platinum
Enchanted – Gold
Mean – 3x Platinum
Mine – 3x Platinum
Sparks Fly – Platinum

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  Taylor Announces 3rd Melbourne Date of the 1989 World Tour
 

Taylor has added a third show in Melbourne, Australia for the 1989 World Tour! After two sold out shows, a new show has been added for December 10th at AAMI park. Taylor will be the first artist in history to play the stadium three times. Tickets go on sale July 23rd at 10 AM, read the press release below for more information!

Adding to an already impressive year of making and breaking records, Taylor Swift will become the first ever artist to perform three concerts at Melbourne’s AAMI Park, and even more impressively, will be achieving the feat on a single tour.

Frontier Touring are thrilled to confirm that global superstar Swift will be adding a third and final Melbourne show date to The 1989 World Tour on Thursday 10 December, following overwhelming demand for tickets to the now sold out Friday 11 and Saturday 12 December shows. Tickets to the new show will be on sale to the general public from 10am AEST, Thursday 23 July.

No further dates will be added to the tour; this will be Australian fans’ last opportunity to catch the biggest performer in the world at the top of her game. Swift herself says the tour experience “…almost feels as if you are in a different world”.

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  ‘Bad Blood’ Tops Another Tally & Breaks Weekly Plays Record
 

The track becomes the fourth No. 1 on the Adult Pop Songs chart from ‘1989’ and rewrites the record for most weekly plays atop Pop Songs.

The honors for Taylor Swift’s smash album 1989 keep on coming.

On the Billboard radio airplay charts dated July 25, fourth 1989 single “Bad Blood” crowns Adult Pop Songs and takes over at No. 1 on Pop Songs.

The track becomes the fourth No. 1 from 1989 on Adult Pop Songs, following “Shake It Off” (eight weeks on top), “Blank Space” (six) and “Style” (two). Only two other albums have yielded at least four No. 1s each on the chart: Maroon 5’s Overexposed (four in 2012-13) and Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream (a record five in 2010-12). (Perry is, of course, the rumored lyrical target of “Blood.”)

“Blood” is Swift’s fifth Adult Pop Songs No. 1 overall, as she first led with “I Knew You Were Trouble.” (March 16, 2013) from her prior studio album, Red. She joins four other artists with at least five total toppers since Adult Pop Songs began in 1996: Maroon 5 (11), Perry, P!nk (eight each) and Nickelback (also five).

Meanwhile, on Pop Songs, “Blood” makes history by logging the most plays in a week ever in the chart’s 22-year history. With a 1 percent gain to 17,474 plays in the week ending July 12, according to Nielsen Music, the song bests the 17,356 plays tallied by Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again,” featuring Charlie Puth, on the chart dated June 13.

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  “1989” Crosses the 5 Million US Sales Mark
 

The US sales total for Taylor Swift’s “1989” now exceeds 5 million.

If one somehow required more convincing of the album’s blockbuster status, Taylor Swift’s “1989” just provided the necessary evidence.

The album, which is just eight months into its run, has officially crossed the 5 million sales mark in the United States.

According to Hits Daily Double, “1989” moved approximately 26,916 copies during the week between June 29 and July 5. It entered the week within 12,000 copies of the 5 million mark.

Billboard’s authoritative data will differ slightly, but the disparity will not be enough to affect the new reality: Taylor Swift’s “1989” is a member of the 5 million club.

Despite being her newest release, “1989” is already the third-best-seller of Swift’s career. Its total exceeds 2012’s “Red” and 2010’s “Speak Now” and is within striking distance of the approximately 5.5 million credited to 2006’s “Taylor Swift.”

2008’s “Fearless,” which earned Swift an Album of the Year Grammy and holds her greatest personal sales mark, boasts a US sales total just shy of 7 million.

Prior to this week’s achievement, “1989” had already earned a 5x platinum certification from the RIAA in recognition of a US shipment total in excess of 5 million.

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  “Bad Blood” Remains #1 At Pop
 

Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood (featuring Kendrick Lamar)” retains its pop radio airplay crown. The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face” reaches the Top 10.

Spun considerably more frequently than its nearest competitor, Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood (featuring Kendrick Lamar)” earns a third week atop the Mediabase pop radio airplay chart.

This week’s victory is attributable to the song’s ~19,299 weekly spins. Two hundred forty two plays greater than last week’s count, the total tops that of Walk The Moon’s #2 “Shut Up and Dance” by a whopping 4,063.

Spun 15,094 times during the June 28-July 4 tracking week, David Guetta’s “Hey Mama (featuring Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha and Afrojack)” advances two places to #3 Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again (featuring Charlie Puth)” follows at #4 (15,094 plays), while Fifth Harmony’s “Worth It (featuring Kid Ink)” advances to #5 (12,462 spins).

Home to a new Top 5 entry in “Worth It,” the Mediabase pop chart also welcomes a new addition to its top ten. Up four places, The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face” reaches #9 on the strength of its ~11,193 weekly plays (+2,975). It ranks as the week’s greatest airplay gainer.

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  “Wildest Dreams” Goes Gold, “Style” 2X Platinum
 

Taylor Swift receives a gold certification for her “Wildest Dreams.” “Style,” meanwhile, goes double platinum.

A fifth track from Taylor Swift’s “1989” has officially earned a certification under the RIAA’s Digital Singles program.

Following in the footsteps of official singles “Shake it Off,” “Blank Space,” “Style” and “Bad Blood,” Taylor Swift’s “1989” album track “Wildest Dreams” has received a gold certification from the RIAA.

Issued June 30, the gold certification confirms a unit total in excess of 500,000. A unit is equivalent to one paid download or 100 streams.

— In addition to scoring the gold certification for “Wildest Dreams,” Swift also earned a new award for her “Style.” The third single from “1989” is now a double-platinum digital single in the United States.

Previous singles “Shake it Off” and “Blank Space” are also multi-platinum. Current single “Bad Blood” is platinum.

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