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  2015 Billboard Touring Awards Nominations
 

Billboard has announced the nominees for the 2015 Billboard Touring Awards! Taylor’s 1989 World Tour is nominated for Top Tour and Top Draw. Her management is also nominated for Top Management. The awards ceremony will take place at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City on November 19. Click here to see a full list of the nominees and other categories.

TOP TOUR
One Direction, On The Road Again Tour
The Rolling Stones, Zip Code Tour
Taylor Swift, 1989 Tour

TOP DRAW
Kenny Chesney
One Direction
Taylor Swift

TOP MANAGER
13 Management
Maverick Management
Modest! Management


  Taylor wins EMA for Best Song
 

Taylor won Best Song for Bad Blood at the 2015 MTV Europe Music Awards! The awards took place tonight in Milan and Taylor was not present to accept the award. Congratulations, Taylor!


  “Wildest Dreams” Officially Takes #1 at Pop + Hot AC Radio
 

Following in the footsteps of the previous four “1989” singles, Taylor Swift’s “Wildest Dreams” rises to #1 at pop and hot adult contemporary radio.

Last week, Taylor Swift’s “Wildest Dreams” ranked as the runner-up on Mediabase’s pop and hot adult contemporary radio charts.

This week, it earns the #1 spot on both listings.

Spun ~18,751 times during the official October 18-24 tracking week (+721), “Wildest Dreams” ascends to #1 on the Mediabase pop chart. It seizes the throne from Justin Bieber’s “What Do You Mean?,” which slips to #2 this week. Bieber’s tune received ~17,913 weekly plays (-632).

The Weeknd’s “The Hills” (#3, = | ~17,319, +1), Shawn Mendes’ “Stitches” (#4, = | ~16,420, +1,567), and R. City’s “Locked Away (featuring Adam Levine)” (#5, = | ~11,318, -3,431) complete pop’s weekly Top 5.

“Wildest Dreams” concurrently received ~6,929 tracking week spins at Hot AC radio, where it takes the crown from X Ambassadors’ “Renegades.” That song, which reigned for two weeks, falls to #2 courtesy its ~6,686 weekly plays (+59).

R. City’s “Locked Away (featuring Adam Levine)” (#3, = | ~6,486, +66), Elle King’s “Ex’s and Oh’s (#4, = | ~6,246, +419), and Meghan Trainor’s “Like I’m Gonna Lose You (featuring John Legend)” (#5, +2 | ~5,122, +621) complete the Top 5.

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  “Wildest Dreams” Now Leading at Pop, Hot AC Radio
 

With the first three days of the October 18-24 tracking week in the books, Taylor Swift’s “Wildest Dreams” is pacing as the leader at pop and hot adult contemporary radio.

The fifth “1989” single received 7,907 pop radio spins within that three-day window. Up 5.0% from last week’s count, the mark positions “Wildest Dreams” at #1 on Mediabase’s building airplay chart.

Justin Bieber’s “What Do You Mean?,” which topped last week’s chart, is currently #2 on the building chart. It received 7,784 spins within the first three days of the tracking week (+2.0%).

“Wildest Dreams” concurrently received 2,909 hot adult contemporary spins over the past three days. Up 6.2% from the previous week’s total, the count gives Swift’s tune a narrow lead over X Ambassadors’ “Renegades.” The song, which spent the past two weeks at #1, is #2 on the building chart. It received 2,906 spins within the aforementioned three-day window (+3.2%).

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  Taylor Wins EMA For Best US Act
 

The MTV EMAs have announced that Taylor won the award for Best US Act! By winning Best US Act, she will compete with Justin Bieber to represent North America in the Worldwide Act category. You can vote for Taylor here as well as for the remaining EMA categories here. Make sure to tune into the MTV EMAs on October 25th live from Milan!

MEET YOUR LOCAL EMA WINNER!

Now, get straight to voting for the Worldwide Act award!

For weeks, music fans around the world have been voting like mad for their local favourite artists. And now a winner has been chosen! The winner of the 2015 Best U.S. Act is TAYLOR SWIFT and the winner of the 2015 Best Canada Act is JUSTIN BIEBER!

This year, we’ve put a new twist on the international award race—your local winner goes STRAIGHT into the running for the Worldwide Act EMA! When EMA winners are announced on 25 October during our Milan event, 6 Worldwide Act winners will emerge, each representing a different portion of the planet: Africa/India, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Europe, Latin America, and North America.

Start voting now to help your local favourite (or another artist you love) nab a Worldwide Act EMA!

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  GQ Interview + Photoshoot
 

GQ magazine have released Taylor’s full interview and photo spread from her November cover story! You can take a look at all of the stunning photos in the gallery and read the insightful interview below.

Taylor Swift’s Realest Interview Ever

Weren’t we told they don’t make pop stars this big anymore? Nobody bothered to tell Taylor Swift. Chuck Klosterman interrogates the most popular human alive

“That’s a pap,” she says as we leave the restaurant, pointing toward an anonymous gray car that looks like the floor model in an auto dealership specializing in anonymous gray cars. Her security detail suggests that it’s probably not a paparazzo because there’s no way a paparazzo could find us at such an unglamorous, unassuming establishment. But as with seemingly every other inference she has ever made, Taylor Swift is ultimately proven right. The guy in the gray car is taking her picture. This annoys her, but just barely.

It’s August in Southern California. We crawl into the back of a massive Toyota and start driving to Swift’s West Coast residence, located in a rural enclave of Beverly Hills. The gray car trails us through Franklin Canyon. Swift whips out her phone and starts showing me images from the video shoot for “Wildest Dreams,” including a clip of a giraffe licking her face. She has more photos on her phone than any person I’ve ever met.

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EDIT: Take a look at the behind the scenes video from Taylor’s beachside GQ photo shoot.


  Taylor to co-host the 2016 Met Gala
 

Taylor will be one of the hosts of the 2016 Met Gala alongside co chairs Anna Wintour and Idris Elba. The theme for the 2016 Met Gala is Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age of Technology. The Met Gala will take place on May 2nd 2016 in New York City. Read more about the event below!

On Tuesday, the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced the new theme for next year’s Costume institute exhibition: “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.” The upcoming exhibition will focus on the dichotomy between handmade haute couture and machine-made fashion. “Traditionally, the distinction between the haute couture and prêt-à-porter was based on the handmade and the machine-made,” explains Andrew Bolton, curator of the Costume Institute. “But recently this distinction has become increasingly blurred as both disciplines have embraced the practices and techniques of the other.”

The museum also announced the 2016 Met Gala will take place on Monday, May 2 and will be hosted by cochairs Idris Elba, Jonathan Ive, Taylor Swift, and Anna Wintour. Nicolas Ghesquière, Karl Lagerfeld, and Miuccia Prada will serve as honorary chairs, and the gala and accompanying exhibition will be sponsored by Apple.

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  Taylor Leads 2015 American Music Awards Nominations
 

The 2015 American Music Awards nominees were revealed this morning! Taylor is leading the pack with six nominations including Artist of the Year, Favorite Pop/Rock Album (1989) and Song of the Year (Blank Space). Fans can vote in all categories by visiting ama.votenow.tv. Vote on Twitter by tagging @taylorswift13, including the category name and the hashtag #AMAs. The 2015 AMAs will air live from Los Angeles on Sunday, November 22nd.

Artist of the Year
Favorite Female Artist Pop/Rock
Favorite Album Pop/Rock – 1989
Song of the Year – “Blank Space”
Collaboration of the Year – “Bad Blood” ft. Kendrick Lamar
Favorite Artist Adult Contemporary


  “Wildest Dreams” Reaches 955.8K Sales; Crossing 1 Million This Week
 

Taylor Swift’s “Wildest Dreams” will cross the 1 million US sales mark this week.

When the October 2-8 tracking week concluded, Taylor Swift’s “Wildest Dreams” was within striking distance of the 1 million US sales mark.

It will surely cross that mark during the current (October 9-15) tracking week.

According to Nielsen Music, drove 84,014 paid US downloads during the aforementioned October 2-8 frame.

Down slightly from the previous week’s mark (85,253), it actually results in a higher position on the Digital Songs chart. “Wildest Dreams,” which was last week’s #4 seller, rises to #3 this week.

It also brings the song’s cumulative US sales total to 955,836.

Given its current pace, “Wildest Dreams” will have no issue making up the remaining 44,164 copies during the current tracking period.

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