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  Taylor to appear on NHK program ‘Songs’
 

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.

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  GRAMMY Museum To Launch Taylor Swift Exhibit
 

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.”

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  Taylor Makes Hot 100 History With ‘Blank Space’
 

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.”

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  Taylor To Perform at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show
 

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!

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  Taylor Atop Artist 100 Again
 

Swift stays atop the chart, while Harris hikes 21-9, powered by sales of his new album. Plus, Mr. Probz rides ‘Waves’ higher.

The Billboard Artist 100 confirms what already seemed a given: Taylor Swift is the biggest music act in the U.S. again this week.

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.

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  Taylor on the cover of Time Magazine
 

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.

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  Taylor on the cover of Bloomberg Businessweek
 

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.

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  Taylor Still No. 1 on Hot 100
 

Taylor Swift spends a personal-best fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Shake It Off,” which also reaches No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart.

It’s Wednesday, the day that the sales/airplay/streaming-based Hot 100 is tallied, so let’s make our weekly trip through the numbers of the top 10 and more.

With its fourth week at No. 1 on the Hot 100, “Shake” sets Swift’s longest rule. Her sole prior No. 1, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” led for three weeks in 2012.

“Shake,” the lead single from 1989, which tops the Billboard 200 for a second week with 402,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, additionally crowns the Streaming Songs chart (2-1) after six (nonconsecutive) weeks at No. 2. The song jumps by 50 percent to 16.1 million U.S. streams Nov. 3-9, according to Nielsen BDS, tacking on the chart’s top Streaming Gainer award.

“Wait,” you might ask, “how does Swift make such a big gain in streaming after her well-publicized removal of the song (and her catalog) from free streaming on Spotify?” The answer: the popularity of numerous user-generated videos (many of which have since been removed) featuring the song’s official audio; in particular, a clip set to an ’80s-styled aerobic workout made the rounds on BuzzFeed, Huffington Post and other sites, garnering more than 7 million global views before being taken down by Swift’s distribution label, Universal Music Group.

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  Taylor announces Additional 1989 World Tour Date in Europe
 

A new tour date for The 1989 World Tour at Lanxess arena in Germany on June 19th, 2015 has been announced today. Read the full announcement below!

Due to popular demand, an additional date in Germany has now been added to the european leg of Taylor Swift’s The 1989 World Tour.

Hot on the heels of last weeks announcement of The 1989 World Tour – which included one exclusive show in Germany at Lanxess Arena in Cologne on 20th June 2015 – seven time Grammy winner Taylor Swift announces a second show at Lanxess arena on Friday 19 June 2015.

Tickets for the additional date at Lanxess arena on Friday 19 June will go on sale to the general public on Thursday 13 November at 9am (CET) via www.eventim.de/taylor-swift and all ticket shops.

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