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Taylor Swift

It is announced that Lil Wayne's 2008 album Tha Carter III has become the first to top America's annual bestsellers list with under three million sales. The album ended 2008 with 2.88m sales, making it that year's top-seller, well ahead of Coldplay's Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends and Taylor Swift's Fearless.
Taylor Swift plays at the Country Thunder Music Festival, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, USA.
On her Fearless tour, Taylor Swift plays the second of two nights at the Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia.
On her Fearless tour, Taylor Swift plays the first of two nights at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, Australia.
On her Fearless tour, Taylor Swift plays at Zepp, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
On her Fearless tour, Taylor Swift plays at the BankAtlantic Centre, Sunrise, Florida, USA.
On her Fearless tour, Taylor Swift plays the first of two nights at the Wachovia Centre, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
On her Fearless tour, Taylor Swift plays at the Intrust Bank Arena, Wichita, Kansas, USA.
On her Fearless tour, Taylor Swift plays the first of two nights at The Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado, USA.
On her Speak Now World Tour, Taylor Swift plays at The Zenith De Paris, Paris, France, Europe.
American financial magazine Forbes announces that Lady Gaga has replaced Oprah Winfrey as the most influential celebrity in the world. Gaga is thus ahead of other influential music biz stars on the Forbes list, including Justin Bieber, U2, Sir Elton John, Taylor Swift, Bon Jovi, Simon Cowell, Katy Perry, Black Eyed Peas and Sir Paul McCartney.
Figures published by Neilsen SoundScan show that, with 47m sales to her credit, Rihanna has sold more digital tracks than any other artist. The Top 10 Selling Digital Artists of All Time are listed as 1. Rihanna - 47,571,000; 2. Black Eyed Peas - 42,405,000; 3. Eminem - 42,290,000; 4. Lady Gaga - 42,078,000; 5. Taylor Swift - 41,821,000; 6. Katy Perry - 37,620,00; 7. Lil Wayne - 36,788,000; 8. Beyonce - 30,439,000; 9. Kanye West - 30,242,000; 10. Britney Spears - 28,665,000.
Figures published by Neilsen SoundScan show that, with 47m sales to her credit, Rihanna has sold more digital tracks than any other artist. The Top 10 Selling Digital Artists of All Time are listed as
  1. Rihanna - 47,571,000;
  2. Black Eyed Peas - 42,405,000;
  3. Eminem - 42,290,000;
  4. Lady Gaga - 42,078,000;
  5. Taylor Swift - 41,821,000;
  6. Katy Perry - 37,620,00;
  7. Lil Wayne - 36,788,000;
  8. Beyonce - 30,439,000;
  9. Kanye West - 30,242,000;
  10. Britney Spears - 28,665,000.
Taylor Swift and Zac Efron enjoy dinner together at Pace, an Italian restaurant in Los Angeles, California, USA.
After several days in London, UK, for meetings with theatrical producer Cameron Mackintosh about taking a role in Les Miserables, Taylor Swift flies back to the USA.
Movie soundtrack compilation album The Hunger Games: Songs from District 12 and Beyond, is released in the USA. The album features tracks by Taylor Swift, Arcade Fire, The Low Anthem, The Decemberists, Neko Case, Maroon 5 and others.
Taylor Swift releases We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, in the USA. It is the first single from her upcoming fourth studio album, Red.
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together by Taylor Swift reaches No1 in the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart in the USA.
Taylor Swift releases We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, in Germany, Europe. It is the first single from her upcoming fourth studio album, Red.
Taylor Swift's fourth studio album, Red, achieves her first No1 placing on the official UK album charts with sales of 61,779 in its first week.
In the early hours of the morning, 24-year-old Jacob Kulke is arrested for trespassing at Taylor Swift's home in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. When police arrive, he tells the officers that he is the boyfriend of the homeowner. Kulke is taken to jail and held on a $10,000 bond.
The newly-published results of a music-oriented poll conducted by Public Policy Polling finds widespread support for several genres and music and artists - but reveals that Americans seem united in their dislike of teen pop sensation Justin Bieber. PPP tested the favorability ratings of several music stars and found that Taylor Swift, Adele, Beyonce and Justin Timberlake all received positive reviews from voters. Others, including Chris Brown, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber were rated unfavorably by 50% or more. Jay-Z and Rihanna also had net-negative favorability ratings. Veteran British rocker Morrissey and dubstep pioneer Skrillex were the least known of the artists tested.
Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran perform their joint-composition Everything Has Changed on tv 'reality' show Britain's Got Talent.
With earnings of $39,699,575.60 for the year 2013, Taylor Swift is declared the highest-earning musician of the past year in the Billboard Money Markers Annual Ranking. The complete Top 10 listing is :
1. Taylor Swift : $39,699,575.60
2. Kenny Chesney : $32,956,240.70
3. Justin Timberlake : $31,463,297.03
4. Bon Jovi : $29,436,801.04
5. The Rolling Stones : $26,225,121.71
6. Beyonce : $24,429,176.86
7. Maroon 5 : $22,284,754.07
8. Luke Bryan : $22,142,235.98
9. Pink : $20,072,072.32
10. Fleetwood Mac : $19,123,101.98
Taylor Swift makes a surprise cameo appearance on NBC-tv's Saturday Night Live, during Seth Rogen's show-opening monologue. "You're getting really upset," she tells him, "And whenever a man shows emotion, I appear!"
On her Red Tour, Taylor Swift plays at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan, Asia.
Alicia Keys, Ariana Grande, Bastille, Coldplay, Jason Derulo, Mötley Crüe, Nicki Minaj, Steve Aoki, Taylor Swift, Usher and The Zac Brown Band play on the first day of The iHeartRadio Music Festival 2014, in MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Taylor Swift posts a pic of herself on Tumblr wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with the words 'No, its Becky'. The image is her response to a popular internet meme about a girl called Becky who, allegedly, died after "snorting marijuana". It was then further alleged that the girl in the picture was actually Taylor Swift.
It is reported that Taylor Swift is being sued by New York City limo company APG Security for reneging on a deal to supply the singing star with personal transportation services.
Taylor Swift releases her fifth studio album, 1989, on Big Machine Records worldwide.
On her 1989 World Tour Taylor Swift plays at LSU Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.
On her 1989 World Tour Taylor Swift plays at The Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, supported by Vance Joy.
On her 1989 World Tour Taylor Swift plays at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, supported by Vance Joy and Shawn Mendes.
On her 1989 World Tour Taylor Swift plays at Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, supported by Vance Joy.
On her 1989 World Tour, Taylor Swift plays at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland, Europe, supported by Vance Joy.
On her 1989 World Tour, Taylor Swift plays at Manchester Arena, Manchester, England, Europe, supported by Vance Joy.
On her 1989 World Tour, Taylor Swift plays the first of two nights at 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland, Europe, supported by Vance Joy.
On her 1989 World Tour, Taylor Swift plays the first of two nights at Nationals Park, Washington DC, USA, supported by Vance Joy, Shawn Mendes and HAIM.
On her 1989 World Tour, Taylor Swift plays the second of two nights at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Vance Joy, Shawn Mendes and HAIM.
On her 1989 World Tour, Taylor Swift plays the first of two nights at Gila River Arena, Glendale, Arizona, USA, supported by Vance Joy.
On her 1989 World Tour, Taylor Swift plays the second of five nights at The Staples Centre, Los Angeles, California, USA, supported by Vance Joy and HAIM.
On her 1989 World Tour, Taylor Swift plays the second of three nights at The Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, supported by Vance Joy.
On her 1989 World Tour, Taylor Swift plays at Banker's Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, supported by Vance Joy.
On her 1989 World Tour, Taylor Swift plays at The American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida, USA, supported by Vance Joy.
Taylor Swift’s album 1989 notches up an entire year in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 Albums Chart in the USA. It is currently at No9.
It is reported that R'n'B singer Jessie Braham has filed a $42m dollar lawsuit against Taylor Swift, alleging that her 2014 smash hit Shake it Off plagiarizes his song Haters Gone Hate, released the previous year.
On her 1989 World Tour, Taylor Swift plays the second of three nights at The Mercedez-Benz Arena, Shanghai, China, Asia.
On her 1989 World Tour, Taylor Swift plays at The ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia, Oceania, supported by Vance Joy.
On her 1989 World Tour, Taylor Swift plays the second of three nights at AAMI Park, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania, supported by Vance Joy.
Taylor Swift announces that she will launch a new app, The Swift Life, later in the year.
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