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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.
Beyonce wins six and Taylor Swift wins in four categories at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards in the Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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 at the American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA.
On her Fearless tour, Taylor Swift plays at The Sprint Center, Kansa City, Missouri, USA.
On her Fearless tour, Taylor Swift plays the second of two nights at the Staples Centre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On her Fearless tour, Taylor Swift plays at Rupp Arena, Lexington, Kentucky, USA.
On her Fearless tour, Taylor Swift plays at The Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa, USA.
With 297,000 digital downloads, Mine by Taylor Swift debuts at No1 in the Billboard Digital Songs Chart in the USA.
The 2011 Billboard Music Awards are held in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Eminem and Justin Bieber dominate the event, each taking home six trophies, while Taylor Swift and five others secure three each. Beyonce gets the Millennium Award. Also in attendance are U2 and Lil Wayne.
The Billboard Power 100 list for 2012 is revealed. The list, which ranks the most powerful people in the music business, shows Irving Azoff, the Chairman/CEO of Live Nation Entertainment, at No1. The first musicians to appear on the list are Jay-Z and Beyonce, as a couple, at No13. U2 and their manager Paul McGuinness share the No27 position, and Taylor Swift appears at No78.
Taylor Swift asks to be moved to another table when she notices her ex-boyfriend John Mayer seated nearby in The Tower Bar in The Sunset Tower Hotel, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. The singing stars had a brief romance, which Swift referenced in her 2010 track Dear John, much to his annoyance.
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.
Taylor Swift releases her fourth studio album, Red, on Big Machine Records in Germany, Europe, and in Australia.
Taylor Swift releases her fourth studio album, Red, on Big Machine Records in The Philippines, Asia, and France, Europe.
Forbes magazine publishes its annual list of The Top-Earning Women in Music, revealing that Britney Spears has returned to the No1 slot in 2012 with earnings of $64m, with Taylor Swift in second place on $57m and Rihanna lying in third with $53m.
Adele is named Entertainer Of The Year by the Associated Press, coming in at No1 ahead of Taylor Swift and Psy in the poll which is voted for by 137 editors and broadcasters employed by the global news service.
Harry Styles of One Direction misses his late-morning flight from Heathrow. London, England, UK, Europe, to visit his girlfriend Taylor Swift in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, because he has left his passport at home in Cheshire. The passport is couriered to him in time to catch an evening flight.
On her Red Tour, Taylor Swift plays the last of three nights at The Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey, USA. Her support acts are Ed Sheeran and Florida Georgia Line.
The Billboard Music Awards are held at The MGM Grand Garden, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, with Taylor Swift, Gotye and Rihanna earning the biggest awards of the night. Justin Bieber is the first recipient of The Milestone Award but as he approaches the platform a rising swell of boos drowns out the cheers and applause.
Taylor Swift hosts the Taylor Swift For Keds style icons event in Glendale, California, 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 files Trademark Applications covering several of her best-known lyrics, claiming exclusive rights to their use on products including musical instruments, paper products; printed products; printed publications; stationery; Stickers; Decals; Decalcomanias; Removable tattoo transfers, Bags; Handbags; Backpacks; Totes; Shopping bags; Luggage; Luggage accessories; Wallets; Key wallets - and many more. This is thought to be the first time a musical artist has sought such protection for her lyrics. The lyrics include lines such as Party Like It's 1989, This Sick Beat and Cause We Never Go Out Of Style.
Sam Smith's debut LP, In The Lonely Hour, has sold 802,000 copies in the USA by this date, making it the third biggest selling album of 2014 so far behind only 1989 by Taylor Swift and the Frozen soundtrack.
In an article in the Sunday Times of London, UK, Joni Mitchell claims that she has prevented Taylor Swift from portraying her in the upcoming movie Girls Like Us. She tells the paper, 'I squelched that! I said to the producer, 'All you've got is a girl with high cheekbones'."
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 Manchester Arena, Manchester, England, Europe, supported by Vance Joy.
Taylor Swift headlines the British Summertime Festival in Hyde Park, London, England, UK, with Ellie Goulding as her support act. Also on the bill are Rae Morris, Vance Joy and John Newman. The audience includes two former Spice Girls, Emma Bunton and Mel Chisholm.
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 first of two nights at The Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado, 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 her 1989 World Tour, Taylor Swift plays at The AT+T Stadium, Arlington, Texas, USA, supported by Vance Joy and Shawn Mendes.
On her 1989 World Tour, Taylor Swift plays the last of three nights at The Mercedez-Benz Arena, Shanghai, China, Asia.
Forbes Magazine's Annual Rich List shows Katy Perry as the year's most financially successful musician, with estimated earnings of $135m. One Direction are second with $130m, followed by Garth Brooks with $90m, Taylor Swift with $80m and The Eagles with $73.5m.
Beyonce presents the award for Record Of The Year, Uptown Funk, to Mark Ronson at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards in The Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA. Other winners include Kendrick Lamar - Best Rap Album for To Pimp a Butterfly. Jack Antonoff and Taylor Swift perform live together. Adele, Stevie Wonder, Selena Gomez, Lady Gaga, Beck, Lionel Richie and many others also take part.
Forbes Magazine's Annual Rich List shows Taylor Swift as the year's most financially successful musician, with estimated earnings of $170m. One Direction are second with $110m, followed by Adele with $80m. Madonna sits in fourth place with $76.5m, with Rihanna fifth on $75m.
Taylor Swift releases her sixth album, Reputation, on Big Machine Records.
On her Reputation tour, Taylor Swift plays the first of two nights at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Camila Cabello and Charli XCX.
On her Reputation tour, Taylor Swift plays at Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio, USA, supported by Camila Cabello and Charli XCX.
On her Reputation tour, Taylor Swift plays the first of three nights at The Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts, 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 the first of two nights at The Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, supported by Camila Cabello and Charli XCX.
On her Reputation tour, Taylor Swift plays at The NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas, USA, supported by Camila Cabello and Charli XCX.
One day after an Instagram posting in which Taylor Swift announced that she would be voting for Democratic candidates in her home state of Tennessee, USA, Prsident Donald Trump Tweets that he now likes her music about 25% less.
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Taylor Swift releases Cardigan, the first single from her eighth album, Folklore.
Taylor Swift releases her eighth album, Folklore, on Republic Records.
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