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Taylor Swift announces plans for her first 'official' pop music album

Taylor Swift announces plans for her first 'official' pop music album

NEW YORK, Aug. 18 (UPI) --Country singer Taylor Swift has announced plans for the release of her first "official' pop music album, 1989, and released the video for single "Shake it Off."
Karen Butler
Katie Holmes talks about challenge of playing an emotionless character in 'The Giver'

Katie Holmes talks about challenge of playing an emotionless character in 'The Giver'

NEW YORK, Aug. 18 (UPI) --Actress Katie Holmes admits it was a tremendous challenge to play a mother in a world where emotion is medically controlled in the film "The Giver."
Karen Butler
Taylor Swift says 'The Giver' novel 'blew her mind' when she read it as a child

Taylor Swift says 'The Giver' novel 'blew her mind' when she read it as a child

NEW YORK, Aug. 15 (UPI) --Taylor Swift says she wanted to play a small but pivotal role in the film "The Giver" because it was based on a novel she loved as a child.
Karen Butler
Meryl Streep on why she wanted her role in 'The Giver:' 'I like to be boss'

Meryl Streep on why she wanted her role in 'The Giver:' 'I like to be boss'

NEW YORK, Aug. 14 (UPI) --Meryl Streep says she had several reasons for wanting to play the order-keeping chief elder in the big-screen adaptation of Lois Lowry's novel "The Giver."
Karen Butler
Taylor Swift joins Jimmy Fallon in new 'Ew' skit

Taylor Swift joins Jimmy Fallon in new 'Ew' skit

NEW YORK, Aug. 14 (UPI) --Taylor Swift admitted that getting back together with an ex was "ew" while appearing on "The Tonight Show" with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday.
Veronica Linares
Jeff Bridges and Brenton Thwaites star in 'The Giver' film clip

Jeff Bridges and Brenton Thwaites star in 'The Giver' film clip

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 13 (UPI) --Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) breaks through the cover of "sameness" with the red apple in the latest film clip of "The Giver."
Aileen Graef
Taylor Swift to hold worldwide live stream August 18

Taylor Swift to hold worldwide live stream August 18

NEW YORK, Aug. 12 (UPI) --Taylor Swift will hold a worldwide live stream August 18 on Yahoo!, and the singer is expected to announce or perform new music at the event.
Annie Martin
Taylor Swift disses 'dramatic' exes at Teen Choice Awards

Taylor Swift disses 'dramatic' exes at Teen Choice Awards

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 11 (UPI) --Taylor Swift casually dissed her ex boyfriends while presenting an award for Choice Movie Actor in a Drama at the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday.
Veronica Linares
Taylor Swift surprises 6-year-old leukemia patient in viral video

Taylor Swift surprises 6-year-old leukemia patient in viral video

BOSTON, Aug. 6 (UPI) --Taylor Swift stopped by the Boston Children's Hospital on Sunday to surprise 6-year-old Jordan Nickerson who is battling leukemia.
Veronica Linares
The Civil Wars announce break up, unveil one last song

The Civil Wars announce break up, unveil one last song

NASHVILLE, Aug. 5 (UPI) --Country music duo The Civil Wars announced Tuesday that they are parting ways after five years together.
Veronica Linares
Taylor Swift teases new music on Instagram

Taylor Swift teases new music on Instagram

NEW YORK, Aug. 4 (UPI) --Taylor Swift shared a cryptic video on her Instagram account Monday that appears to hint at new music.
Veronica Linares
Ed Sheeran releases video for 'Don't'

Ed Sheeran releases video for 'Don't'

LONDON, Aug. 4 (UPI) --British singer Ed Sheeran has released the official video for his new single "Don't."
Veronica Linares
Taylor Swift planning 'explosive' MTV Video Music Awards performance

Taylor Swift planning 'explosive' MTV Video Music Awards performance

LOS ANGELES, July 31 (UPI) --Taylor Swift has been tapped to perform at the VMAs, which will be held in California in late August.
Veronica Linares
Jeff Bridges says 'The Giver' co-star Taylor Swift has a future as an actress

Jeff Bridges says 'The Giver' co-star Taylor Swift has a future as an actress

SAN DIEGO, July 25 (UPI) --After starring opposite to Taylor Swift in the sci-fi thriller, "The Giver," Jeff Bridges said he thinks the young songstress is "such a good actress."
Veronica Linares
Taylor Swift gives love advice to young fan on Instagram

Taylor Swift gives love advice to young fan on Instagram

NEW YORK, July 25 (UPI) --Taylor Swift took to social media Tuesday to respond to Instagram user @sherbetswift's question regarding unrequited love.
Veronica Linares
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Taylor Swift arrives on the red carpet at the 45th Annual Country Music Association Awards at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on November 9, 2011. UPI/Terry Wyatt
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Taylor Alison Swift (born December 13, 1989) is an American country pop singer-songwriter, musician and actress.

In 2006, she released her debut single "Tim McGraw", then her self-titled debut album, which was subsequently certified multi-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. In November 2008, Swift released her second album, Fearless, and the recording earned Swift four Grammy Awards, including the Album of the Year, at the 52nd Grammy Awards. Fearless and Taylor Swift finished 2008 at number-three and number-six respectively, with sales of 2.1 and 1.5 million. Fearless topped the Billboard 200 for 11 non-consecutive weeks. Swift was named Artist of the Year by Billboard Magazine in 2009. Swift released her third album Speak Now on October 25, 2010 which sold 1,047,000 copies in its first week.

In 2008, her albums sold a combined four million copies, making her the best-selling musician of the year in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Forbes ranked Swift 2009's 69th-most powerful celebrity with earnings of $18 million, 2010's 12th-most powerful celebrity with earnings of $45 million and 2011's 7th-most powerful celebrity with earnings of $45 million, too. Swift was ranked the 38th Best Artist of the 2000–10 decade by Billboard. In January 2010 Nielsen SoundScan listed Swift as the most successful digital artist in music history with over 34.3 million digital tracks sold. On June 2011, renowned site The Boot named Swift and Carrie Underwood The Country Royalty, as they were the only female country artists to be ranked on Rolling Stone's Queens of Pop list. As of March 2011, she has sold over 20 million albums and 34.3 million singles worldwide.

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