The 2016 Billboard Music Awards: Taylor Swift wins Top Touring Artist

Long live the 1989 World Tour, Taylor Nation 🙂

(Source: Taylor Swift via Twitter)
(Source: Taylor Swift via Twitter)

Taylor Swift might not have had a sweep at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards last night, May 22. She was not even present. However, she certainly had one accolade from one triumph from last year we’ll never forget.

The 1989 World Tour got the Enchantress the Top Touring Artist award win. It’s no small feat, and to be honest if anything of Taylor’s deserves time in the spotlight, it was only fair that the tour would be the one thing you’d want to specifically remember from last year. The Blonde With The Sparkly 1989 Microphone is, after all, on a break (yes, seriously).

Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who thinks that everyone should have their time in the spotlight, we’d like to congratulate the winners. Adele took a slew of awards including Top Artist and Top Billboard 200 Album for her 25. So did The Weeknd including Top 100 Artist and Top Song Sales Artist. Celine Dion got an Icon Award and brought the thunder with Queen’s “The Show Must Go On”. Kesha had her moment in the sun singing Bob Dylan’s “It Ain’t Me Babe”.

Each one of these award shows is always a mixed bag as opinions are really polarized. So instead of telling you what I didn’t like or what I think could’ve been done better, I’d rather just say I missed the Sparkly Dressed most of all, in her usual spot: dancing in the front row.

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(Sources: 2016 Billboard Music Awards)

The 2016 Billboard Music Awards’ Swiftlist: What you need to know tonight

And a few things we’re just guessing, Taylor Nation.

Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who blogs while on vacation about the Blonde With A Sparkly 1989 Microphone who wins awards while on a break, we were thrilled for the 2016 Billboard Music Awards tonight, May 22nd. We were, indeed, until we started hearing that our Sparkly Dressed muse might not be attending. First of all, we’ve heard about Calvin Harris’ car accident. According to E! Online, he was a passenger in a car that got hit by another vehicle and he has only minor injuries. He’s checked himself out of the hospital already. Apparently he’s ok, but he’s canceling some performances.

Going back to the Enchantress, she’s nominated for:

(Source: Billboard)
(Source: Billboard)
  • Top Artist
  • Top Female Artist
  • Top Billboard 200 Artist
  • Top Hot 100 Artist
  • Top Radio Songs Artist
  • Top Social Media Artist
  • Top Touring Artist
  • Top Billboard 200 Album

The BBMAs have released a seating chart. Taylor is absent. Teen Vogue has added a description regarding Serayah that mentions T-Swizzle: “Though Serayah’s BFF Taylor isn’t planning to attend…” So we might be Swift-less tonight. A big shoutout to @belleswift17 for the detective work in finding that quote.

Yes, basically we’re playing another round of an old game we call Where in the world is Taylor Swift? Fun for all ages. She doesn’t need to be anywhere right now, but if she’s not intentionally planning to appear at the BBMA’s that means I’m only half-watching the show. Still, it’s not like she could show up anywhere else where we could see her. Might as well watch the show and cheer for her winning some more accolades. Hopefully we get some video acceptances if she’s lucky.

Remember that everyone deserves their own turn at the spotlight.

Coming up next in the Calendar:

  • May 22: The Billboard Music Awards are broadcast LIVE at 8pm ET on ABC from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Taylor Swift is nominated for eight awards.
  • October 22: Taylor Swift headlines a special concert at the Formula 1 US Grand Prix. Click here for more information.

(Sources: 2016 Billboard Music AwardsE! OnlineTeen Vogue)

The 64th BMI Pop Awards: Taylor Swift receives the Taylor Swift Award and Pop Songwriter of the Year!

(Photo: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
(Photo: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

She’s emotionally attached to the choker, Taylor Nation.

Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who thinks a pair of scissors would make that choker come off, we’re glad that the Taylor Swift Award went to the Sparkly Dressed. Otherwise, it would’ve been awkward. I’m also happy that it doesn’t look like some stylized concept of a Taylor’s surprise face.

The 64th annual BMI Pop Awards took place last night (May 10, 2016) at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. The Enchantress was in attendance along with her family.

The Blonde With The Sparkly 1989 Microphone also had four of the year’s most-performed songs. “Bad Blood,” “Blank Space,” “Style” and “Wildest Dreams” are all featured on the artist’s Billboard 200 No. 1 album 1989. That won her BMI’s Pop Songwriter of the Year. No, the evening was not televised. That’s a pity. I keep trying to get a network to support my idea of a Taylor TV channel (“All Taylor, all the time”) but nobody’s getting back to me yet. Darn 😦

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On other news, Billboard announced Taylor Swift as the top earning musician of 2015 with $73.5 million. This was not due to record sales but to her hugely successful 1989 World Tour which brought her $61.7 million in touring revenue. Also helping her numbers was Ryan Adams’ reinterpretation of 1989 which made her top earner of publishing royalties.

Coming up next in the Calendar:

  • May 22: The Billboard Music Awards are broadcast LIVE at 8pm ET on ABC from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Taylor Swift is nominated for eight awards.

(Sources: BMIBillboard)

This Just In: Taylor Swift is nominated for eight Billboard Music Awards

Because of course she is, Taylor Nation.

The Enchantress is now a finalist for eight accolades courtesy of the Billboard Music Awards, that take place on May 22. The show will be broadcast on ABC at 8pm ET.

(Source: Billboard)
(Source: Billboard)
  • Top Artist
  • Top Female Artist
  • Top Hot 100 Artist
  • Top 200 Artist
  • Top 200 Album for 1989
  • Top Radio Song Artist
  • Top Social Media Artist
  • Top Touring Artist

Billboard has also announced Taylor as all time top BBMA winner with 20 wins. The finalists (Billboard likes to call their nominees ‘candidates’ have you noticed that?) were announced on Good Morning America this morning by Ludacris and Ciara, who will be performing host duties during the award show broadcast.

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On other news and according to a few screenshots being passed around, the New Romantics music video (only out right now on Apple Music) will be available everywhere on April 13.

Coming up next in the Calendar:

  • May 10: The first-ever Taylor Swift Award will be given at the 64th annual BMI Pop Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills.
  • May 22: The Billboard Music Awards are broadcast LIVE at 8pm ET on ABC from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Taylor Swift is nominated for eight awards.

(Sources: Billboard Music Awards)

Video Showcase: Taylor’s 2015 Billboard Music Awards acceptance speeches

You made a really big cut, Taylor Nation.

No, seriously that cake is for everyone. If you’re going to cut yourself a piece, at least make it half of that. Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who can’t have cake because it disappears immediately, sometimes we have a really easy job. For instance, when Taylor Swift VEVO decides to post all the Taylor Swift acceptance speeches in a row. Piece of c- wait, where did the cake go…

Top Female

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Top Billboard 200 Album for 1989

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Chart Achievement Award (fan voted)

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Top Artist

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(Photo: Kevin Winter/BMA2015/Getty Images for Dick Clark Productions)
(Photo: Kevin Winter/BMA2015/Getty Images for Dick Clark Productions)

Up next! A little something called the 1989 World Tour starts in Bossier City, Louisiana. Just breathe.

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(Sources: Taylor Swift VEVO)