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Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift plays at Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium, Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA, supported by Love And Theft. Swift finds herself very attracted to Stephen Barker Liles, vocalist of Love And Theft, and will be inspired to write the song Hey, Stephen about him. Around the same time, Barker wrote the song Try To Make It Anyway about Swift.
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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.
The big winners at the Country Music Television Awards at the Sommet Center, Nashville, Tennessee, are Brad Paisley with three wins and Taylor Swift with two.
On her Fearless tour, Taylor Swift plays at The HP Pavilion, San Jose, California, USA.
On her Fearless tour, Taylor Swift plays at The RBC Center, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
The 2010 Teen Choice Awards, recorded the previous night in the Gibson Amphitheater, Los Angeles, California, USA, is broadcast on tv. The event is hosted by Katy Perry. Winners include Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga. The show features live performances by Justin Bieber, Jason Derulo and others.
Speak Now by Taylor Swift is the first No1 of the year in the Billboard 200 Albums Chart in the USA. It first reached No1 in Nov 2010 and will hold the top position for a further three weeks.
Taylor Swift begins her Speak Now World Tour at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Kalang, Singapore, Asia.
On her Speak Now World Tour, Taylor Swift plays at Forest National, Brussels, Belgium, Europe.
On her Speak Now World Tour, Taylor Swift plays at The Zenith De Paris, Paris, France, Europe.
The CMT Music Awards 2011 are held in Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Hosted by Kid Rock, the award winners include Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber And Rascal Flatts, Sugarland, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert and Jimmy Buffett.
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 wins in the Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song categories at The 54th Grammy Awards in The Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Movie soundtrack compilation album The Hunger Games: Songs from District 12 and Beyond, is released in the UK. The album features tracks by Taylor Swift, Arcade Fire, The Low Anthem, The Decemberists, Neko Case, Maroon 5 and others.
Taylor Swift releases her fourth studio album, Red, on Universal Records in Holland, Europe.
Taylor Swift releases her fourth studio album, Red, on Big Machine Records in Thailand, Asia.
Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and others perform in Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve in Times Square, New York City, USA.
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.
Chet Flippo, a former Rolling Stone editor who later became the editorial director of CMT, dies of pneumonia, aged 69. Taylor Swift is among the first to respond to the news, Tweeting, "We've lost Chet Flippo, one of my favorite journalists, who devoted his life to writing about music from a place of integrity. So sad."
Ed Sheeran plays the last of three non-consecutive nights at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
Fall Out Boy and Taylor Swift provide entertainment at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Lexington Avenue Armory, and at the after party at TAO Downtown in New York City, 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.
One Direction collect awards for artist of the year, favourite album and favourite group at the American Music Awards (AMAs) in Los Angeles, California, USA.

The full list of winners is as follows :

New artist of the year : 5 Seconds of Summer

Single of the year : Dark Horse, Katy Perry feat. Juicy J

Dick Clark Award of Excellence : Taylor Swift

Favorite male artist - pop/rock : Sam Smith

Favorite female artist - pop/rock : Katy Perry

Favorite band, duo or group - pop/rock : One Direction

Favorite album - pop/rock: Midnight Memories, One Direction

Favorite male artist - country : Luke Bryan

Favorite female artist - country : Carrie Underwood

Favorite band, duo or group - country : Florida Georgia Line

Favorite album - country : Just As I Am, Brantley Gilbert

Favorite artist - rap/hip-hop : Iggy Azalea

Favorite album - rap/hip-hop : The New Classic, Iggy Azalea

Favorite male artist - soul/R&B : John Legend

Favorite female artist - soul/R'n'B : Beyonce

Favorite album - soul/R'n.B : Beyonce

Favorite artist - adult contemporary : Katy Perry

Favorite artist - contemporary inspirational : Casting Crowns

Favorite artist - electronic dance music: Calvin Harris

Favorite artist - Latin : Enrique Iglesias

Favorite soundtrack: Frozen

The Billboard magazine Women In Music Luncheon is held at Cipriani, Wall Street, New York City, USA. Taylor Swift accepts the Woman Of The Year Award, and other notable honorees include Aretha Franklin, Beyonce, Jessie J, Iggy Azalea, Idina Menzel and Hayley Williams. There are also live performances by performances from Colbie Caillat, Betty Who and Jessie J.
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 KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky, USA, supported by Vance Joy.
On her 1989 World Tour Taylor Swift plays the second of two nights at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, supported by Vance Joy and Shawn Mendes.
Taylor Swift begins the European leg of her 1989 World Tour with the first of two shows at Lanxess Arena, Cologne, Germany, supported by James Bay.
On her 1989 World Tour, Taylor Swift plays the second of two shows at Lanxess Arena, Cologne, Germany, Europe, supported by James Bay.
On her 1989 World Tour, Taylor Swift plays the first of two nights at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA, supported by Vance Joy, Shawn Mendes and HAIM.
On her 1989 World Tour, Taylor Swift plays the second 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 two nights at The Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, supported by Vance Joy and HAIM.
On Instagram, Taylor Swift reveals her cover shot from the upcoming issue of GQ magazine.
On her 1989 World Tour, Taylor Swift plays the first of two nights at The CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Nebraska, 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.
On her 1989 World Tour, Taylor Swift plays at The American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida, USA, supported by Vance Joy.
Taylor Swift performs Out of the Woods, Wildest Dreams, Shake It Off and Blank Space for an audience of just 100 competition-winning fans during an intimate performance organised by radio station Nova 96.9, in Nova's Red Room, Hamilton Island, Australia, Oceania.
It is revealed that Taylor Swift has sent a bouquet of flowers to Right Said Fred and given them a co-writing credit on her song Look What You Made Me Do to acknowledge that its chorus was inspired to some extent by their 1991 hit I'm Too Sexy.
100 Taylor Swift fans attend a 'secret listening party' in London, England, UK, Europe, to hear Swift's upcoming album Reputation in advance of its release.
On her Reputation tour, Taylor Swift plays at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado, USA, supported by Camila Cabello and Charli XCX.
On her Reputation tour, Taylor Swift plays the second of two nights at Wembley Stadium, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Camila Cabello and Charli XCX.
On her Reputation tour, Taylor Swift plays the second of two nights at FedExField, Landover, Maryland, USA, supported by Camila Cabello and Charli XCX.
On her Reputation tour, Taylor Swift plays the first of two nights at The Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, supported by Camila Cabello and Charli XCX.
On her Reputation tour, Taylor Swift plays at The Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida, USA, supported by Camila Cabello and Charli XCX.
On her Reputation tour, Taylor Swift plays at The Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, supported by Camila Cabello and Charli XCX.
On her Reputation tour, Taylor Swift plays at The Dome at America's Center, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, supported by Camila Cabello and Charli XCX.
On her Reputation tour, Taylor Swift plays the second of two nights at The AT+T Stadium, Arlington, Texas, USA, supported by Camila Cabello and Charli XCX.
Taylor Swift uses her acceptance speech for Artist Of The Year at the American Music Awards to encourage her fans to vote in the upcoming midterm elections. She had announced two days earlier that she would be voting for Democratic candidates in her home state of Tennessee.
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On her Reputation tour, Taylor Swift plays at ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia, Oceania, supported by Camila Cabello and Charli XCX.
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