As a holiday treat for fans, Taylor has released a video that was shot on August 13, 2012. Taylor held her live web Google + webchat on that date to reveal information about ‘RED’ and release the debut single from the album, ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.’ After the webchat ended, she performed 3 acoustic versions of songs from ‘RED’ for the lucky fans who were able to attend the webchat LIVE in Nashville, TN.
Check out Taylor’s performances of ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,’ Treacherous,’ and ’22’ below.
Taylor’s hit song, ‘Safe and Sound’ (released exactly one year ago today) has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song! The song featured The Civil Wars and was released on The Hunger Games soundtrack earlier this year. To date the track has sold 1.4 million copies in the United States and was certified platinum by the RIAA.
The Golden Globes air January 13.
Check out the video for ‘Safe and Sound’ below.
Taylor performing her smash hit ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’ on the MTV EMA’s in Germany in November.
Announced by Billboard earlier today, Taylor has officially broken the record for most weeks spent at #1 by a solo female artist. Her smash hit multi-platnium selling single ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’ from her fourth multi-plaitnum album ‘RED’ has spent nine weeks at in the #1 position. No female solo artist has done this since Connie Smith when her hit ‘Once a Day’ spent eight weeks at #1 in 1964.
Her run at the top of the charts is the longest of any artist since David Houston spent nine weeks at #1 with ‘Almost Persuaded’ in 1966.
Billboard recently updated how they calculate their Hot Country Songs chart by changing it from core radio audience to a digital, streaming, and expanded radio hybrid method.
Read the full article on Billboard.com, HERE.
Congratulations on setting another amazing record Taylor!
Taylor posing for photos after the LIVE GRAMMY Nominations concert in Nashville.
On Wednesday December 5, the GRAMMY nominations were revealed LIVE from Nashville on CBS on the GRAMMY nominations concert special hosted by none other than Taylor Swift and LL Cool J. Taylor and LL Cool J helped reveal the nominations in all of the major categories, introduced various performers, and they may or may not have collaborated a hip hop version of her song ‘Mean’ at the beginning of the show (check out the video below!).
Taylor received a total of 3 nominations this year. It’s worth noting that her brand new multi-platinum album ‘RED’ is not eligible for this year’s GRAMMY’s because it was not released in the eligibility period which went from October 1st, 2011 to September 30th, 2012). ‘RED’ will be eligible for the 2014 GRAMMY Awards ceremony.
Taylor has been nominated for Record of the Year for her smash hit ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’, Best Country Group Performance for ‘Safe and Sound’, and Best Song Written For Visual Media for ‘Safe and Sound’.
Taylor is a six time GRAMMY winning artist having become the youngest person to ever win a GRAMMY for Album of the Year for ‘Fearless’ in 2010. That night she also took home trophies for Best Country Album (‘Fearless’), Best Female Country Vocal Performance (‘White Horse’), and Best Country Song (‘White Horse’). In 2012 she won the GRAMMY’s for Best Country Solo Performance (‘Mean’), and Best Country Song (‘Mean’).
Taylor performing at the Ripple of Hope Award Ceremony. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
On December 4th, Taylor was honored with the Ripple of Hope Award at the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights. The award was presented to her by Rory and Kerry Kennedy. Taylor is the youngest person to ever receive the award.
The Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of Hope Award lauds leaders of the international business, entertainment, and activist communities who demonstrate commitment to social change. Past Honorees include President Bill Clinton, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Bono, George Clooney, and Vice President Al Gore reflect.
Taylor graced the stage to accept her award and gave a speech where she talked about her philanthropic work over the past few years that includes numerous donations and benefit concerts that demonstrate her great commitment to social change. Taylor also told a story about her good friend Ethel Kennedy and described words of wisdom that she once have her. Check out the two videos below to see part of Taylor’s speech.
Taylor also performed two of her hit songs during the ceremony. She sang an acoustic version of her song ‘Starlight’ off her new multi-platinum album ‘RED’, which she penned about Ethel and Robert F. Kennedy after seeing an old picture of them dancing. She then sang her two-time Grammy winning song ‘Mean’.
Congratulations on your award Taylor! You deserve it!
Taylor is on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar for the december issue. The article features a brand new photoshoot and Taylor discussing her brand new album ‘RED’ and her thoughts on love! The magazine is on newsstands now. Go pick up a copy!
Ellen aired Taylor’s performance of ‘Begin Again’ on November 30th. Taylor performed the song at her outdoor concert for the show that was taped October 18th. The CMAs has the exclusive first performance of ‘Begin Again’ so they waited to release this performance until now. Check out below – it’s PERFECTION!