The BRIT Awards 2015: Blank Space and the International Female Solo Artist

(Photo: Getty Images)
(Photo: Getty Images)

I get drunk on jealousy, Taylor Nation.

Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who sneaked a peek at the BRIT Awards 2015 just to see Taylor perform, we think she rocked. The Princess in Red also accepted her first BRIT award as International Female Solo Artist. You can tell she was excited, because she repeated it was her first like three times.

“Oh my god, wow,” said T-Swizzle. “I’ve been coming to England and playing shows for eight years and this is my first Brit Award, I’m so happy.” She was quick to thank and search for Ed Sheeran,who won Best British Male, for “taking me to pubs and showing me how to make a proper cup of tea.”

The Blonde With The Sparkly 1989 Microphone opened the show with “Blank Space”.

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She would later return to the stage to accept the International Female Solo Artist award from her friend Ellie Goulding.

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Bonus! Here she is getting interviewed at the press room backstage after winning.

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Coming up on the Calendar!

  • March 15: Taylor Swift’s 1989 is nominated for International Album of the Year for the 2015 JUNO Awards.
  • 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 on NBC at 8pm ET.

(Sources: BRIT Awards 2015)

The BRIT Awards 2015 Swiftlist: What you need to know tonight/today/now

Nice to meet you, where you been, Taylor Nation?

Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who’s going to hush up and put up the link, we’re excited for the BRIT Awards 2015. The Sparkly Dressed is nominated for International Female Solo Artist. She’s scheduled to perform “Blank Space” on the show. Which you can watch. Right here. The show starts at 8pm GMT (UK). That is 3pm EST (New York) and 12pm noon PST (Los Angeles).

Note: The show is now over. If it becomes available officially, we will post it here 🙂

Yes, this starts in about one and a half hours from when I’m writing this. If you’re at work like me, I feel your pain. Good luck, Tay 🙂

(Source: BRIT Awards 2015 via Twitter)
(Source: BRIT Awards 2015 via Twitter)

Coming up on the Calendar!

  • February 25: Taylor Swift is nominated for International Female Solo Artist for the BRIT Awards 2015. She is scheduled to perform.
  • March 15: Taylor Swift’s 1989 is nominated for International Album of the Year for the 2015 JUNO Awards.
  • 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 on NBC at 8pm ET.

(Sources: BRIT Awards 2015)

Tay in the UK! ELLE Style Awards’ Woman of the Year

(Photo: David M. Benett/Getty Images)
(Photo: David M. Benett/Getty Images)

She’s never out of style, Taylor Nation.

How exactly do you expect to name your show the Style Awards and not expect the Red-Classic-Lip-Thing-That-You-Like (too long for a new nickname? Yeah, I think so too but I had to try!) to show up? Of course someone had to end up giving her an award because as I have explained ad nauseam the Enchantress has reached a status where it’s far more beneficial for an award show to recognize her than it is for her to get another accolade.

The utmost cool was that it was Sam Smith returning the favor and handing over the Woman of the Year trophy at ELLE’s Style Awards 2015. Check out the picture! That’s one very expressive raised eyebrow. The Blonde With The Sparkly 1989 Microphone did not end her night there but also attended The World’s First Fund Fair, a fundraising event for the Naked Heart Foundation.

Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who can’t seem to get his in’s and on’s right, we want to apologize to our e-mail subscribers who got that grammatical error in the previous post. I managed to correct it the moment it hit me, but for the readers who get my posts via email (to whom I am eternally grateful for letting me spam their inbox) that typo went out unabated. I know I’m doing a faux pas because you’re never supposed to apologize for your posts, but I don’t want to provoke the grammar police. 🙂

On other news, You Are In Love is now out on iTunes! The additional track from the deluxe edition was co-written with Jack Antonoff and was inspired by his relationship with Lena Dunham.

The Blonde With The Sparkly 1989 Microphone will be performing “Blank Space” on the BRIT Awards 2015 on February 25. She is nominated for International Female Solo Artist.

Coming up on the Calendar!

  • February 25: Taylor Swift is nominated for International Female Solo Artist for the BRIT Awards 2015. She is scheduled to perform.
  • March 15: Taylor Swift’s 1989 is nominated for International Album of the Year for the 2015 JUNO Awards.
  • 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 on NBC at 8pm ET.

(Sources: ELLE UK)

Tay in the UK! KISS FM! Taylor and Ed on BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show!

Fundon time, Taylor Nation.

Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who’s going to be late to everything this morning, we’re just going to let you have the interviews and can the puns. Taylor confirmed with KISS FM that she will perform “Blank Space” at the BRITs.

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The Sparkly Dressed joined Ed Sheeran with a lovely chat with Nick Grimshaw on BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show. Taylor reveals the story behind that bikini picture with the Haim sisters, her love of Beyonce and then Tay and Ed play a friendly quiz game.

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Big shoutout to ohsoswiftly for sharing 🙂

Update! Here’s Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift on video. Big shoutout to VideoSwift for the clip.

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Oh, and here’s the tweet that Ed posted on T’s phone.

The Blonde With The Sparkly 1989 Microphone will be performing “Blank Space” on the BRIT Awards 2015 on February 25. She is nominated for International Female Solo Artist.

(Source: BBC Radio 1)
(Source: BBC Radio 1)

Coming up on the Calendar!

  • February 25: Taylor Swift is nominated for International Female Solo Artist for the BRIT Awards 2015. She is scheduled to perform.
  • March 15: Taylor Swift’s 1989 is nominated for International Album of the Year for the 2015 JUNO Awards.
  • 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 on NBC at 8pm ET.

(Sources: KISS FMBBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show)

This Just In: IFPI’s biggest global recording artist of 2014

(Source: OfficialCharts.com)
(Source: OfficialCharts.com)

I’ll give you a hint, Taylor Nation. The last name is not a cardinal direction where the Sun sets.

Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who once won a prize in high school for getting to the finish line in last place, we’re not much for competition. Neither is the Lighting-On-Her-Feet singer/songwriter but nowadays she’s first in line on a craft that suits her best.

Taylor Swift just got awarded the top spot as the biggest recording artist of 2014 according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) according to the UK’s OfficialCharts.com site. The not-for-profit international organization compiles digital and physical music sales, as well as on-demand audio and video streams from 66 countries around the world, including the UK’s very own Official Charts.

Taylor has sold 510,000 units of her 1989 album in the United Kingdom alone since its release back in October 2014, when it was the #1 album. You can read more on the original story at OfficialCharts.com.

Coming up on the Calendar!

  • February 24: Ed Sheeran appears on The Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw on BBC 1. Taylor Swift has been announced to drop in.
  • February 25: Taylor Swift is nominated for International Female Solo Artist for the BRIT Awards 2015. She is scheduled to perform.
  • March 15: Taylor Swift’s 1989 is nominated for International Album of the Year for the 2015 JUNO Awards.
  • 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 on NBC at 8pm ET.

(Sources: IFPIOfficialCharts)