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Taylor Swift will receive the Dick Clark Award for Excellence at the AMAs

November 21, 2014
(Source: @TaylorNation13)

(Source: @TaylorNation13)

I know what we’re watching this Sunday night, Taylor Nation.

The good news is that Taylor Swift’s performance of “Blank Space” actually kicks off the 2014 American Music Awards. The other good news is that she’s actually winning an award. Because, let’s be honest, if you invite Taylor Swift over to perform and not give her an award it’s kind of your loss more than it is hers. Now, of course a current nomination would be great but 1989 is not elegible yet. Then again, there’s the Dick Clark Award for Excellence. The award is “given to an artist who achieves a groundbreaking feat or creates a landmark work. It is to be bestowed upon someone whose spirit and excellence capture the visionary passion that Dick Clark himself incorporated into everything he did.”

You can read the original story at the American Music Awards. The ceremony airs on Sunday, November 23 at 8pm Eastern / 7pm Central. Be early, Taylor will open the show.

Update! Taylor Swift will also appears on Robin Roberts’ Thank You, America! special airing on November 27. You can read the story on UPI. Shoutout to @2Amanda13 for the heads up :)

Taylor will be at KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball in Los Angeles, California on December 5, Capital FM’s Jingle Ball in London, UK on December 7 and z100′s Jingle Ball 2014 in New York City, New York on December 12. The Sparkly Dressed has been nominated for three People Choice AwardsFavorite Female ArtistFavorite Pop Artist and Favorite Song for “Shake It Off”. The show airs on January 7. You can vote here.

Coming up on the Calendar!

(Sources: American Music Awards)

The Record-Breaker does it again. Blank Space makes Billboard history.

November 19, 2014

It’ll leave you breathless, Taylor Nation.

…or with a nasty scar if you don’t put that glue gun down. Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who promises you longer weekends if he ever gets elected president, we barely got a few things done last week. On the other hand, the Sparkly Dressed went ahead and sold 312,000 more copies of 1989. That brings the total number of albums to 2 million. Overachiever? You bet. You can read the original story on Billboard. Yo, haters – what did you accomplish last week?

(Source: Big Machine Label Group)

(Source: Big Machine Label Group)

The record-breaker and shaker also made history when “Blank Space” dethroned “Shake It Off” as a single in the Hot 100 Billboard Chart. It’s the only time in the 56 years of existence of the Hot 100 that an artist’s single has been succeeded by another single of the same artist.

The Blonde With The Sparkly Guitar will be back on The Voice next Tuesday, November 25, as she takes the stage to perform “Blank Space”. You can read the original story on TaylorSwift.com.

Taylor will be at KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball in Los Angeles, California on December 5, Capital FM’s Jingle Ball in London, UK on December 7 and z100′s Jingle Ball 2014 in New York City, New York on December 12. The Sparkly Dressed has been nominated for three People Choice AwardsFavorite Female ArtistFavorite Pop Artist and Favorite Song for “Shake It Off”. The show airs on January 7. You can vote here.

Coming up on the Calendar!

(Sources: Billboard, TaylorSwift.com)

Tour Talk: New dates for Philadelphia, Chicago and Los Angeles. Taylor will be on Victoria’s Secret.

November 18, 2014
(Source: Victoria's Secret via TaylorSwift.com)

(Source: Victoria’s Secret via TaylorSwift.com)

Hope you’re saving up, Taylor Nation.

Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who believes everyone can want who they want and love who they want to love, we’re all for girl power. Taylor Swift will once again be the musical guest at Victoria’s Secret in London. Also performing that night, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande and Hozier. The show will air December 9 on CBS according to TaylorSwift.com. That’s a bit of a conflicting show from a feminist standpoint. You can argue for and against women taking the catwalk in lingerie, but the strongest point (in my opinion, this is my blog after all) against it is the self image issues that women face. The mainstream tends to idolize this one ideal of beauty to the point of shaming any outside the norm. There is more than one concept of beautiful. Please remember that.

Chances are you know new dates have popped up since the original tour announcement. Japan’s two Tokyo dates at the Tokyo Dome and Germany’s additional concert in Cologne at the Lanxess Arena were announced in TaylorSwift.com.

However, additional dates have also been added with less fanfare. There’s a new date on July 10 for East Rutherford, NJ at MetLife Stadium that I already announced. You also have other concert dates that have been added to the TaylorSwift.com Events page. Namely, one for Philadelphia, one for Chicago and two for Los Angeles.

You can check my Calendar 2015 for all dates so far, but remember official information will be on TaylorSwift.com.

It’s hard to be on top this, so my advice is that if you are waiting for an additional show when there’s already a date for a venue in your city, make sure you also check the news for the site in that venue in case one is announced that flies under the radar. I will update all additional as soon as I can. New concerts on cities that didn’t have one usually get announcements.

Taylor will be at KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball in Los Angeles, California on December 5, Capital FM’s Jingle Ball in London, UK on December 7 and z100′s Jingle Ball 2014 in New York City, New York on December 12. The Sparkly Dressed has been nominated for three People Choice AwardsFavorite Female ArtistFavorite Pop Artist and Favorite Song for “Shake It Off”. The show airs on January 7. You can vote here.

(Source: TaylorSwift.com)

(Source: TaylorSwift.com)

Coming up on the Calendar!

(Sources: TaylorSwift.com)

Taylor Swift on CNN Spotlight and BBC Radio 1

November 16, 2014

All you have to do is like her, Taylor Nation.

CNN Spotlight ran a piece on Taylor Swift and odds are you didn’t hear anything that you don’t already know. The video article used old interviews from Taylor. Not the most up to date piece in my opinion. It seems like it was put together two years ago with a few minutes added in to acknowledge 1989. Speak Now is not even mentioned. Nevertheless, have a look:

Watch on YouTube

And now for something completely different, an interview on BBC Radio 1 with the Blonde With The Sparkly Guitar.

Watch on YouTube

Taylor will be at KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball in Los Angeles, California on December 5, Capital FM’s Jingle Ball in London, UK on December 7 and z100′s Jingle Ball 2014 in New York City, New York on December 12. The Sparkly Dressed has been nominated for three People Choice AwardsFavorite Female ArtistFavorite Pop Artist and Favorite Song for “Shake It Off”. The show airs on January 7. You can vote here.

Coming up on the Calendar!

(Sources: CNNBBC Radio 1)

News Update: Barbara Walters. New MetLife Stadium concert date!

November 14, 2014
(Photo: Ida Mae Astut/ABC)

(Photo: Ida Mae Astut/ABC)

She is kind of a big deal, Taylor Nation.

Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who thinks Taylor is interesting enough to write about her for five years, we think Barbara Walters should’ve had the Sparkly Dressed a couple of times already. The special Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014 will air on December 14. You can read the original story on Billboard.

On tour talk news, MetLife Stadium announced that the Blonde With The Sparkly Guitar has added a second date to the New Jersey venue. The new 1989 World Tour concert date, July 10, 2015 will go on sale to the general public this upcoming November 21. You can find more information at MetLife Stadium.

Taylor will be at KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball in Los Angeles, California on December 5, Capital FM’s Jingle Ball in London, UK on December 7 and z100′s Jingle Ball 2014 in New York City, New York on December 12. The Sparkly Dressed has been nominated for three People Choice AwardsFavorite Female ArtistFavorite Pop Artist and Favorite Song for “Shake It Off”. The show airs on January 7. You can vote here.

Coming up on the Calendar!

(Sources: BillboardMetLife Stadium)

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