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It has been announced that Taylor will receive the Dick Clark Award for Excellence at the American Music Awards on Sunday November 23rd. You can read more about it below!
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.
Taylor Swift‘s 1989 album spends a third consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, making it only the second album to spend three weeks atop the list in 2014. Only the Frozen soundtrack, which racked 13 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1, spent longer at the top.
1989 sold 312,000 copies in the week ending Nov. 16 — down just 22 percent in its third frame — according to Nielsen SoundScan. It’s the first album to sell more than 300,000 copies in its first three weeks since Beyonce’s self-titled effort in December 2013. Beyonce debuted at No. 1 with 617,000 (from only three days of sales), then spent a second (374,000) and third week (310,000) at No. 1.
1989’s total sales now stand at 2 million. It continues to rank as 2014’s second-largest-selling album, behind the Frozen soundtrack (3.25 million). They are the only two albums to sell a million copies in 2014.
In total, Swift has spent 27 cumulative weeks at No. 1 with her four chart-topping albums. That puts her ahead of Barbra Streisand on the list of women with the most weeks at No. 1. Among leading ladies, Whitney Houston has the most (46 weeks), followed by Mariah Carey (30), Swift (27) and Streisand (26).
Taylor is set to appear on a Japanese television show called “Songs” on November 29th. We have added a photo from her appearance to our gallery and you can read more about it below!
American pop idol Taylor Swift, 24, who was in Japan last week, will appear on NHK’s hit music television show “Songs” on Nov 29.
Swift has become popular in Japan this year, providing the theme song for the popular Fuji TV program “Terrace House.”
The singer’s new single “Blank Space” will be released in Japan very soon.
During Swift’s visit to Japan last week, self-proclaimed Taylor Swift fan, 25-year-old actress Riisa Naka, chatted with her and said she was the fashion idol of every Japanese girl. “Your style is always pitch perfect,” Naka said.
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 Swift makes history on the Billboard Hot 100, where her single “Blank Space” blasts from No. 13 to No. 1. As the song dethrones her prior smash, “Shake It Off,” after four weeks atop the chart, Swift becomes the first woman in the Hot 100’s 56-year history to succeed herself at the top spot.
“Space,” released on Big Machine Records and promoted to radio by Republic Records, takes over at No. 1 following the Nov. 10 release of its official video.
Meanwhile, Sam Smith and Nick Jonas each surge into the Hot 100’s top 10 and Maroon 5 takes over atop the Radio Songs chart with “Animals.”
It’s Wednesday, the day that the sales/airplay/streaming-based Hot 100 is tallied, and we’ve got some blank spaces (baby) … let’s see whose names get written in the chart’s top 10 and more.
With her coronation, Swift tallies her third Hot 100 No. 1, following “Shake” (which falls to No. 3) and 2012’s three-week leader “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.”
It has been announced that Taylor will perform at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in London this year. The show airs on December 9th on CBS. You can read more about it below!
Victoria’s Secret is out! Some of the world’s top performers will join the VS Angels on the runway for the fashion show of the year in London.
Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande and Hozier will all perform during the live broadcast of the famous lingerie label’s yearly fashion extravaganza on December 9.
The VS show is one of the most talked about events on the fashion calendar thanks to the amazing acts that perform every year and of course their trademark “Angels” in the form of Adriana Lima, Doutzen Kroes, Alessandra Ambrosio and Candice Swanepoel to name a few!
Swift also becomes the first act to lead the Artist 100 for as many as four weeks (the past three consecutively). She passes Sam Smith, who’s topped the chart for three total weeks (dating to the list’s July 19 launch).
The Artist 100 provides the first weekly ranking dedicated to measuring artist activity across Billboard’s most influential charts, including the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, Billboard 200 albums chart and the Social 50. The Artist 100 blends data measuring album and track sales, radio airplay, streaming and social media fan interaction to provide a weekly multi-dimensional ranking of artist popularity.
Swift again sports a comfortable lead over runner-up Meghan Trainor (2-2). Despite a 43 percent loss in chart points, coupled with Trainor’s 18 percent uptick, Swift boasts more than four times as many points as Trainor; last week, Swift held a massive nearly 10-to-1 lead in points.
Taylor is the cover girl for the November issue of Time magazine. We have added the cover and photoshoot in our gallery, so be sure to click on the previews below to check them out and read their Q&A with Taylor below!
Why did you leave Spotify? I’m in an office of people who are upset they can’t stream your music.
Well, they can still listen to my music if they get it on iTunes. I’m always up for trying something. And I tried it and I didn’t like the way it felt. I think there should be an inherent value placed on art. I didn’t see that happening, perception-wise, when I put my music on Spotify. Everybody’s complaining about how music sales are shrinking, but nobody’s changing the way they’re doing things. They keep running towards streaming, which is, for the most part, what has been shrinking the numbers of paid album sales.
With Beats Music and Rhapsody you have to pay for a premium package in order to access my albums. And that places a perception of value on what I’ve created. On Spotify, they don’t have any settings, or any kind of qualifications for who gets what music. I think that people should feel that there is a value to what musicians have created, and that’s that. I wrote about this in July, I wrote an op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal. This shouldn’t be news right now. It should have been news in July when I went out and stood up and said I’m against it. And so this is really kind of an old story.
Taylor is on the cover of the November issue of Bloomberg Businessweek. Head over to our gallery to check it out and read the full cover story below!
Scott Borchetta, founder of Big Machine Records, Taylor Swift’s Nashville-based label, picks up a deluxe edition of 1989, the singer’s current hit record. He carefully slips the white case off the special edition CD, which fans can buy exclusively at Target (TGT) for $13.99.
Inside, in addition to an actual CD, is a packet of Polaroid pictures of Swift in various states of dreamy repose. There’s one of her riding the ferry in New York Harbor, another in which she’s lounging wistfully in bed, and a third of her posing in a purple long-sleeved shirt, a version of which (the shirt, that is) fans can buy on her website for $60. At the bottom of each shot there’s a handwritten line from one of the album’s songs. Borchetta says the Polaroid gimmick, created by Swift’s marketing team, led to a flurry of online love between Swift and her fans. On Oct. 27, the day of the album’s release, Borchetta says Swift called to say she’d been retweeting fans’ pictures of the Polaroids. “She said, ‘Oh, my God! We’re just having so much fun!’ ” Borchetta says.