The country-turned-pop superstar demonstrates that she’s still in touch with her roots as an acoustic singer-songwriter in the intimate performance. Born on December 13, 1989, in Reading, Pennsylvania, Taylor Swift was earning renown as a country music singer by the age of 16. Early hits like “Love Story” and “You Belong With Me” appealed to country and pop fans alike and helped fuel the multi-platinum success of her albums, including the Grammy-winning Fearless (2008). Swift continued to top the charts with her 2014 studio effort 1989, which featured the No. 1 singles “Shake it Off” and “Blank Space” and won Grammys for Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album. Her follow-up album, reputation (2018), also achieved immense commercial success.
Po podpisaniu kontraktu z RCA Records 14-letnia Swift wraz z rodziną przeprowadziła się do Nashville w stanie Tennessee. Swift przystąpiła do pracy z doświadczonymi tekściarzami z Music Row jak Troy Verges, Bret Beavers, Bret James, Mac McAnally czy braćmi Warren. Po pewnym czasie Taylor rozpoczęła również współpracę z Liz Rose. Swift spotkała Rose na przyjęciu RCA i zaproponowała jej współpracę. Zaczęły się spotykać w każdy czwartek po szkole spędzając na pisaniu po dwie godziny. Rose mówiła później spotkaniach: “Były jednymi z najłatwiejszych, na jakich byłam. Właściwie, byłam tylko jej redaktorem. Pisała tym, co zdarzyło się u niej w szkole. Miała jasną wizję tego, co chce przekazać. I przychodziła z niesamowitymi tekstami.” Swift zaczęła również współpracować z Nathanem Chapmanem.
To get people in their seats early, Jonas Brothers went on just after the posted starting time and following a performance by Southern California band Rainne, which won the We Can Survive 2019 Opening Act Competition, beating out more than 2,500 other artists to be able to officially open the show. Singer-songwriter Annie Dingwall and saxophonist-engineer Justin Klunk took the honor seriously and thanks to the Jonas Brothers going on right after them, Rainne had a pretty impressive crowd for an opening act on a Saturday night in Los Angeles.
Swift’s post says that Big Machine offered her the chance to earn her masters back album by album, but Borchetta disagrees, and he has included screencaps of a negotiation document to back himself up. Per Borchetta, the deal they were discussing would have meant that Swift would take control of her masters as soon as she signed the contract, and in exchange, she would agree to stay at Big Machine for another period of several years. (In the screenshot that he posted, Swift’s camp has proposed a period of seven years and Big Machine has countered with 10 years).
The connection to our fans is our highest priority and through our engagement they have made it clear that the banner shouldn’t be part of their Kings game experience,” Michael Altieri, senior vice president of marketing, communications and content for the Kings and AEG Sports, told the Times.
The Kings covered Swift’s banner, which was raised in 2015, on Saturday for their home opener against the Nashville Predators. Following the 7-4 win, Twitter decided to connect the dots.
Other plot points simply look different in the light of #MeToo. It is hard to imagine that Swift’s songs about her exes would be reviewed as sensationally today. I wonder if, in 2019, any man would dare grab the microphone out of a young woman’s hands at an awards show. I stared into space for a good long while when I was reminded that Pitchfork did not review Taylor Swift’s 1989 but did review Ryan Adams’s cover album of Taylor Swift’s 1989.
Taylor Swift is having a fantastic year with the release of her seventh album, Lover,” and the announcement that she’ll be the very first artist to play and officially open the all-new SoFi Stadium in Inglewood on July 25-26 She capped off the night at We Can Survive with a quick five-song set and got sassy with Blank Space,” got the crowd stirring with ME!,” which sounded just a little off without the vocal contributions of Panic! At the Disco’s Brendon Urie , but her new song and album title track, Lover,” was a show-stopper.
Swift continued to play with her public persona with the track “Bad Blood,” which features Kendrick Lamar In the video for the song, which debuted at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards and doubles as a noir action short, she appears as a tough, cutthroat character called “Catastrophe.” Swift recruited other celebrities to appear in the video as well, including Karlie Kloss, Cindy Crawford and Lena Dunham.
Without question the tenor of the Taylor Swift Narrative changed most dramatically in July 2016, when Kim Kardashian West called her a snake” on Twitter, and released video clips of Swift and Kanye West discussing the lyrics to his song Famous.” (No need to rehash the details here. Suffice it to say that Swift’s version of events hasn’t changed: She knew about some of the lyrics but not others; specifically, the words that bitch.) The posts sparked several hashtags, including #TaylorSwiftIsASnake and #TaylorSwiftIsCanceled, which quickly escalated into a months-long campaign to cancel” Swift.
Swift was then romantically linked to actor Taylor Lautner , one of the stars of the successful Twilight saga. The pair reportedly met while filming Swift’s big screen debut Valentine’s Day, which hit theaters in February 2010. Unfortunately, the couple didn’t make it long enough to see the premiere as a couple, having broken up in late 2009. Swift then dated singer John Mayer for a brief period, which ended on bad terms when she wrote the tell-all song “Dear John” about the womanizer.
Swift announced the single ME!” a month later, with a large butterfly mural in Nashville. In the music video for the (conspicuously) bubblegum song, a hissing pastel-pink snake explodes into a kaleidoscope of butterflies. One flutters by the window of an apartment, where Swift is arguing in French with Urie. A record player is playing in the background. It’s an old-timey, 1940s-sounding instrumental version of ‘You Need to Calm Down,’ ” Swift says. Later, in the Calm Down” video, Swift wears a (fake) back tattoo of a snake swarmed by butterflies.
Next summer, Taylor Swift will be appearing at music festivals for the first time since 2009, starting in June 2020. The best part? Along with the European festivals that she’s headlining – NOS Alive , Roskilde and more – she is also creating her own festival series called Lover Fest, promoting her newest album Lover, in the hopes of providing the perfect environment for fans and festival lovers alike to bask in glorious sunsets, glitter, and flower crowns.
It’s fair to say Taylor’s public reputation took a bash during the time she met Joe, which she could be hinting at when she describes how the mysterious subject of the song was into her regardless.
Staples Center President Lee Zeidman said there are no plans to remove the banner and the decision to cover it during Kings games was made solely by the team, The Times wrote.
Lover” is also Swift’s first release since signing to Republic Records, an imprint of the giant Universal Music Group, in a deal that gave Swift ownership of her master recordings — a treasured deal point , as she later revealed.
Lady Gaga is often the talk of the town for her peculiar clothing choices. The singer is a highly acclaimed musician and has won nine Grammy awards but more than her albums, Gaga has us immensely excited about her red carpet costumes which are a class in itself.
After winning the Stanley Cup in 2012 and 2014, the Kings haven’t gotten out of the first round of the playoffs since a banner commemorating Swift’s sellout streak at Staples Center was raised in August 2015. Swift might sing “Don’t Blame Me,” but Kings fans do.
The Jonas Brothers, who also headline the Hollywood Bowl on their own tour Oct. 20-21, got out there and impressed the audience with old hits such as Lovebug” and Year 3000” and new songs like Cool” and Sucker.” DJ Marshmello got out there with all of his pryo, confetti and streamers along with songs like Happier” featuring Bastille and One Thing Right” with Kane Brown.
The Canadian singer responded in a message of his own – apologizing for his part in the bullying but blasting Swift for taking aim so publicly at Braun.
Swift’s tour documentary with Netflix brought in an additional undisclosed paycheck rumored to be worth millions. Additionally, it’s been estimated that Swift makes $17 per ticket on merchandise sales. Swift’s fans, called Swifties, are definitely devoted to the singer. In preparation for Swift’s seventh album, fan accounts have even been posting strategies for maximizing sales numbers and stream counts.
Taylor Swift – an absolute icon, ten-time Grammy Award winner and one of the most influential artists in the world will headline Open’er Festival powered by Orange 2020! The concert on July 3 in Gdynia will be her first performance in Poland.
Traditionally, record companies own an artist’s masters. Swift, however, has pushed hard against that policy. When she switched record companies last fall , one of the conditions of her move was that going forward, she would own her masters, meaning she would have sole say over how and where her music was used. But that deal only applied to her new material, starting with this year’s forthcoming album Lover The masters for her old material, as in all the music she made prior to 2018, were still at Big Machine Label Group, where they could be acquired by Scooter Braun.
I was so lucky to be able to open for a handful of her stadium shows on the 1989 World Tour. And I quickly learned that the magic of Taylor Swift doesn’t come from the lights, dancers or fireworks (although all of that is incredible) but from the electrifying connection that she has with the people who are there to see her. There’s an overwhelming feeling in the air. The feeling of your heart racing in your chest with excitement—so much so that by the time you get to Love Story,” all you want to do is pick up your phone and text every person you know to say how much you love them. The feeling is so thick, you feel like you could reach out and grab it to keep forever.
Swift begins her set with “The Man,” from her current album, Lover. The song addresses gender double standards in a cutting, but humorous way, and she follows it up by moving to the piano for a bare-bones, emotionally affecting rendition of Lover’s title track.
Swift also shed light on the process of making the album as a whole. She told the crowd that she “wrote everything on one instrument first” and was pleased about getting the chance to play the songs the way they sounded “when she first wrote them.” Now those are some lucky Swifties.
For many pop fans, this lack of authenticity first crept to the surface in 2015 when Swift embarked on her 85-date 1989 World Tour. At her huge outdoor gig in London’s Hyde Park that July, Swift was joined on stage by supermodels Martha Hunt, Kendall Jenner, Karlie Kloss, Gigi Hadid and Cara Delevingne, plus tennis champion Serena Williams – members of her friendship group that the media had branded her ‘squad’. It looked a lot like a visual representation of the feminist awakening that Swift had spoken of earlier in the album campaign.
Halsey, a surprise guest performer earlier in the evening on Oct. 19, took a moment to rave about Swift’s latest album and belt out the title track’s chorus herself.
In August, Taylor Swift fans finally received her seventh, long-awaited album “Lover”, which immediately topped Billboard, and the songs “Me!”, “You Need to Calm Down” and “Lover” instantly broke multiple streaming records. No wonder – we are talking about an artist who has built the status of a pop legend for over a decade.
Przygodę z muzyką rozpoczęła jeszcze jako dziecko, a już w wieku 14 lat podpisała swój pierwszy kontrakt wytwórnią płytową. Szybko okazało się, że ma nie tylko świetny głos, ale i talent do pisania piosenek. Jednak wtedy pewnie mało kto przypuszczał, że będzie autorką lub współautorką wszystkich swoich największych przebojów. W 2006 roku ukazał się jej imienny debiut, dzięki któremu stała się w USA sensacją muzyki country. Drugim albumem „Fearless” (2008) Taylor Swift tylko podniosła poprzeczkę, zgarniając aż 4 statuetki Grammy. Następne płyty, „Speak Now”, (2010), „Red (2012)”, „1989” (2014) i „Reputation” (2017) odsłaniały jej kolejne muzyczne i wizerunkowe oblicza, a przeboje „We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”, „I Knew You Were Trouble”, „Shake It Off”, „Bad Blood” czy „Look What You Made Me Do” cementowały jej czołową pozycję wśród największych gwiazd na świecie.