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Taylor Swift gets 14 nominations for the 2015 Billboard Music Awards!

April 7, 2015

She’s the eternal overachiever, Taylor Nation.

The Blonde With The Sparkly Guitar has 14 nominations for the 2015 Billboard Music Awards. They’re 14 nominations in 13 categories. Wait, you might say – thinking I made a typo, you can’t have more nominations than categories! Well, you can… if you are nominated twice in the same category. Here we go:

LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 19: Singer Taylor Swift accepts the award for 'Top Billboard 200 Album' onstage during the 2013 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 19, 2013 in Las Vegas (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

(Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

  • Top Artist
  • Top Female Artist
  • Top Billboard 200 Artist
  • Top Hot 100 Artist
  • Top Digital Songs Artist
  • Top Radio Songs Artist
  • Top Social Artist
  • Top Streaming Artist
  • Top Billboard 200 Album for 1989
  • Top Hot 100 Song for “Shake It Off”
  • Top Digital Song for “Shake It Off”
  • Top Streaming Song (Video) for “Blank Space”
  • Top Streaming Song (Video) for “Shake It Off”
  • Billboard Chart Achievement Award (presented by Samsung Galaxy) Fan-voted

Yes, that’s not a typo. Taylor has two videos nominated for Top Streaming Song (Video). Someone really, really wants Taylor to come to their show. She totally can do it, she is in Las Vegas, NV for the Rock in Rio USA on May 15.

On a side note, the artist who has won more BBMA’s ever is Garth Brooks with 19 awards (not all of them at the same time). T-Swizzle would need to win seven awards to match him and eight to become the artist with more BBMA awards. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, she doesn’t have to break all records in one night. Although, if there was an artist to do that, who else?

The 2015 Billboard Music Awards are broadcast live from MGM Grand Central Arena in Las Vegas, NV on ABC on May 17 at 8pm Eastern / 7pm Central. No word on when voting starts for the Billboard Chart Achievement Award yet, but we’ll let you know for sure :)

Coming up on the Calendar!

  • April 19: The 50th Annual ACM Awards will take place at AT&T Stadium outside of Dallas, TX and broadcast live on CBS. Taylor Swift will be one of the recipients of the 50th Anniversary Milestone Award.
  • April 25: Taylor Swift is nominated for Best Female ArtistSong of the Year for “Shake It Off”, Most Talked About Artist and Best Song To Dance To for “Shake It Off” for the 2015 Music Radio Disney Music Awards. The show happens at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, California.
  • April 26: The 2015 Music Radio Disney Music Awards air a 90-minute set on the Disney Channel at 8pm ET/PT.
  • April 30: Grant Mickelson‘s Birthday.

(Sources: Billboard)

The Agency Spotlight: Happy Birthday, Mike Meadows!

April 1, 2015
(Photo: TheSwiftAgency.com)

(Photo: TheSwiftAgency.com)

It’s not a joke, Taylor Nation.

The Agency’s own Mike Meadows has already been on the spotlight lately. If you have access to iTunes, you should be considering his own EP, When You Need Someone, Vol. 1. After much consideration, I’ve decided to return certain Agency birthdays to the Calendar. Since I don’t know who wants them there and who doesn’t, I’ve opted to only put up the ones from Agency band members I’ve met personally. All that to say: Happy Birthday, Mike!

Danville, Virginia. He has played music for as long as he can remember. He started playing guitar at the age of 8, and started singing shortly thereafter. He used guitar as a gateway to other instruments and eventually earned a Bachelors Degree in Cello Performance from James Madison University. You can read more about him here on his own Agency Profile: Mike Meadows.

A little blast from the past Red Tour. Here’s David Cook (no, not the American Idol one!) joined by Mike Meadows during one of their impromptu instrumental performances before “Treacherous”.

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Coming up on the Calendar!

  • April 1: Mike Meadows‘ Birthday.
  • April 19: The 50th Annual ACM Awards will take place at AT&T Stadium outside of Dallas, TX and broadcast live on CBS. Taylor Swift will be one of the recipients of the 50th Anniversary Milestone Award.
  • April 25: Taylor Swift is nominated for Best Female ArtistSong of the Year for “Shake It Off”, Most Talked About Artist and Best Song To Dance To for “Shake It Off” for the 2015 Music Radio Disney Music Awards. The show happens at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, California.
  • April 26: The 2015 Music Radio Disney Music Awards air a 90-minute set on the Disney Channel at 8pm ET/PT.
  • April 30: Grant Mickelson‘s Birthday.

(Sources: Agency Profile: Mike Meadows)

Taylor Swift slays at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards

March 30, 2015
(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

It’s not Starbucks lovers, Taylor Nation.

Yeah, right? What a shock. Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy with a dry sense of humor that I know not everyone gets, we’re glad that Taylor let the real world know the real lyrics of “Blank Space” (yes, I’ve known all along it’s a long list of ex-lovers, I just find the misquote funny).

The Blonde With The Sparkly 1989 Microphone slayed last night in more ways than one. Taylor Swift won Artist of the Year, Song of the Year for “Shake It Off” and Lyrics of the Year for “Blank Space” at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards last night, March 29th.

She also broke out her skills with the acoustic guitar while Madonna performed “Ghost Town”. Yes, I would’ve preferred she sang along, Taylor didn’t mind to be the one strumming along (perhaps it was a little last minute thing?). The ceremony was broadcast live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California on NBC.

Her first win, Lyrics of the Year for “Blank Space”.

Watch on YouTube

The “Ghost Town” performance with Madonna.

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The Song of the Year win for “Shake It Off”.

Watch on YouTube

Here’s her Artist of the Year win.

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As for the Swifties being Best Fan Army, we didn’t make that one. Don’t feel bad, we are always remembered by the Sparkly Dressed. That’s all that really matters to us.

(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Coming up on the Calendar!

  • April 19: The 50th Annual ACM Awards will take place at AT&T Stadium outside of Dallas, TX and broadcast live on CBS. Taylor Swift will be one of the recipients of the 50th Anniversary Milestone Award.
  • April 25: Taylor Swift is nominated for Best Female ArtistSong of the Year for “Shake It Off”, Most Talked About Artist and Best Song To Dance To for “Shake It Off” for the 2015 Music Radio Disney Music Awards. The show happens at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, California.

(Sources: iHeartRadio)

The iHeartRadio Awards Swiftlist: What you need to know tonight

March 29, 2015
(Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

(Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

The struggle is real, Taylor Nation.

Here at the Swift Agency, just another of those guys that cancelled his cable because that money tree has yet to grow any green, we’re hoping for glimpses of the Blonde With The Sparkly Guitar on social media. If you’re lucky enough to live in the US, the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards will be broadcast live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California on NBC at 8pm Eastern Time, 7pm Central and tape-delayed at 8pm Pacific Time. You can also watch on NBC.com/live if you are in the United States.

The Lightning On Her Feet will be attending, based on the pics I’ve seen of her chair. We should get some adorkable dancing on camera. Taylor Swift is nominated for Artist of the Year, Song of the Year for “Shake It Off”, Best Fan Army for the Swifties, and Lyrics of the Year for “Blank Space”.

Based on the unwritten rules of the game, she has good chances since she’s attending. Odds are the organizers will try to spread the love around and give something for everyone. Taylor is a shoe-in for all three, she should at least be getting Lyrics of the Year for “Blank Space”. Then again, not everyone is in on the fact that the song is a parody of the mainstream media’s perception of her.

As for the Swifties (aka the Taylor Nation, I’m old school here) being Best Fan Army, don’t take it personally if we lose. Yes, I know it would be nice to be recognized. We’re always there for Taylor only because of Taylor, so awards don’t factor in at all.

Coming up on the Calendar!

  • March 29: Taylor Swift is nominated for Artist of the Year, Song of the Year for “Shake It Off”, Best Fan Army for the Swifties, and Lyrics of the Year for “Blank Space” for the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards. The show will be broadcast live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California on NBC at 8pm ET.
  • April 19: The 50th Annual ACM Awards will take place at AT&T Stadium outside of Dallas, TX and broadcast live on CBS. Taylor Swift will be one of the recipients of the 50th Anniversary Milestone Award.

(Sources: iHeartRadio)

You can take the girl out of Country (but…). An Editorial.

March 28, 2015
(Photo: Amanda Smith via Instagram)

(Photo: Amanda Smith via Instagram)

But there’s a lot of Country in the girl, Taylor Nation.

Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who still loves traveling to Nashville, we loved hearing about Taylor Swift surprise performance with Kenny Chesney at his first concert of the Big Revival Tour. And just in case someone is getting ideas (because people do that), that was a birthday kiss Taylor planted on Kenny. The Blonde With The Sparkly Guitar announced 1989 as her first pure pop album back in October 2014, something that was interpreted as leaving Country Music behind. Well, yes and no. Taylor might not be working currently on the Country Music genre but by no means is she literally forgetting her time as a Country artist.

Hence she had no problem appearing to sing Kenny Chesney’s “Big Star” at Bridgestone Arena with Kenny Chesney. Here’s the part where some people will stop reading my site: Country Music is inclusive, not exclusive. Don’t paint yourself into a corner of a genre by saying that you’re either Country or not. Country is about the local folk, the mom and pop store, the simple life, being true to your school and supporting the local sports team more than about how much twang is in your voice. Taylor may have paved the road for young country female singers but she’s also doing something else you might haven’t noticed. She’s unifying worlds across genres of music and talent. Taylor’s friendships are becoming legendary because she just pulls everyone to her like a magnet of niceness.

I know not everyone is a fan. I’ll follow Taylor as long as she is being true to herself. The girl leaves a genre of music to pursuit another but still takes time to perform at a friend’s Country Music concert? Ok, granted, it’s Kenny Chesney. Who does her performance benefit? Shouldn’t she be cementing herself in pop music? Do you dump your old friends because you changed schools?

By the way, Country Music does notice her. Taylor will receive one of the 50th Anniversary Milestone Awards at the 50th Annual ACM Awards.

Watch closely now, because Taylor is more than just business savvy. She’ll put her heart in her career and she’ll come out on top. Who would’ve thought being nice to people paid off?

Coming up on the Calendar!

  • March 29: Taylor Swift is nominated for Artist of the Year, Song of the Year for “Shake It Off”, Best Fan Army for the Swifties, and Lyrics of the Year for “Blank Space” for the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards. The show will be broadcast live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California on NBC at 8pm ET.
  • April 19: The 50th Annual ACM Awards will take place at AT&T Stadium outside of Dallas, TX and broadcast live on CBS. Taylor Swift will be one of the recipients of the 50th Anniversary Milestone Award.

(Sources: TheSwiftAgency.com)

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