Tuesday, March 30

MTV Movie Awards

Just some days ago Taylor won 2 Kids Choice Awards, and she is already nominated for another award. The pre-nominations for the MTV Awards 2010 are available already, and Taylor is nominated with Taylor Lautner for Best Kiss in Valentine's Day.

On May 11, some of the nominees will be disqualified, and the rest will be left to compete for the final trophy. The show will air on Sunday, June 6 at 9p.m. ET/8p.m. from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California. That is why it is very important that you go and vote every day for her so that she can be in the final list of nominees!

Taylor Nails Both Awards

Remember Taylor was nominated for two Kids Choice Awards? Well, she won both: Favorite Female Singer and Favorite Song for "You Belong With Me".

Although she was giving a sold-out concert in Detroit, Michigan, when she found out she thanked the croud. Congrats Taylor (again)!

If you want, you can watch the video here:

Friday, March 26

Vote for Taylor!

I just wanted to give you a quick reminder that Taylor is up for many awards, including the new Great American Country (GAC) Top 20 Vote. So choose You Belong With Me, and vote for her! Just click here! It will premiere on Friday night at 8 p.m. ET!

Also vote for the Kids Choice Awards in the two categories I told you before! You only have until tomorrow!

Monday, March 22

Taylor Swift To Receive NARM’s Artist of the Year Award

Before I say the actual news I am here to tell you, I just wanted to remind you that Taylor is up for 2 Kids Choice Awards: Favorite Female Singer against Miley, Beyonce, and Lady Gaga; and Favorite song with You Belong With Me against Party in the USA, I Gotta Feeling, and Paparazzi; so please go to the Kids Choice Awards page and vote for her. You can vote every day until it airs on March 27, 8pm, so go and vote right now!

OK so back to work, NARM, the music business association, said that it will "honor Taylor Swift, Big Machine Records, with our Artist of the Year Award during the Awards Dinner Finale at the 2010 Convention (NARM)" Taylor had played in 2007 on the NARM stage in the UMGD Production Presentation in Chicago. She might join the list of artists who really become stars after appearing on the show, "including Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, N’Sync, and Josh Groban, among others (BussinessWire)."

In 2009, she became the youngest singer to even win both the Entertainer of the year CMA award and the GRAMMY Award for Album of the Year. In fact, she was the first female solo Country singer to win that award. As we already know, Taylor's "2009 release, “Fearless,” reached double-Platinum in just four weeks and was also voted 2009’s Album of the Year by both the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music. She is the top-selling digital artist in music history and had the number one best-selling album in any genre of music in 2009. “Fearless” was also the best-selling country album for both 2008 and 2009. (NARM)"

The presentation of Taylor's new award will be on Monday, May 17 in Chicago at the 2010 NARM Convention. The NARM President, Jim Donio, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Taylor back to NARM, and we are especially proud to recognize her extraordinary creative and commercial achievements with our Artist of the Year Award. She has made a brilliant and stellar contribution to the music industry in just a few years and we congratulate her on this much-deserved honor.”

Other artists who will be honored in this special occasion will be Melissa Eheridge and songwriting team Leiber and Stroller, with different awards.

In case you want to know:

About NARM: NARM (National Association of Recording Merchandisers) advances the promotion, marketing, distribution and sale of music by providing members with diverse meeting and networking opportunities, information and education resources, and advocacy for their common interests. NARM is based in Marlton, New Jersey. www.narm.com.

Congrats Taylor! And again, don't forget to vote in the Kids Choice Awards! Time goes by fast!

Thursday, March 18

Fearles Becomes the Most Awarded Album in Country Music History

Taylor has had lots of luck with her Fearless album, as it is 6 times platinum, but now she can celebrate her luck, because it was named the most awarded album in Country Music history.

Taylor attended a private dinner yesterday in Nashville, where she finds out the exciting news.

Fearless has been the only album to win the Album of the Year and the Country Album of the Year Awards in the Grammys, the Country Music Association, The Academy of Country Music and the American Music Awards. In the private dinner, representatives from NARAS, The American Music Awards, The Country Music Association, and the Academy of Country Music along Scott Borchetta, Big Machine Records president joined to present as group and honoring to Taylor for all she has achieved.

Read the article:
"Fearless was released in 2008, and has won every album award in the country music genre; it was named all-genre Album of the Year at the 2010 GRAMMY Awards. Taylor, who turned 20 in December, was the youngest artist in history to win the music industry's coveted top prize and she is also the award's first-ever solo female country winner, and the first solo female winner in more than a decade. Taylor wrote or co-wrote every song on FEARLESS.

"We tend to always look forward when it comes to Taylor, but tonight it was time to stop for a moment and look back on one of the most successful music works of all time," said Scott Borchetta of the historic evening. "The eighteen months of our lives known as the 'Fearless' era have been history-making, euphoric and triumphant. The sales, the airplay, the accolades and the awards have all just been incredible. But most important to me is that my friend Taylor and her collective team of family, record label, management and her road family continue to raise the bar with work ethic, achievement and enjoyment. Dreams do come true."

Taylor was also honored at last night's event for:
  • More than 13 (notice how this is Taylor and my lucky number) Million in total record sales
  • More than 25 Million Digital Download
  • The 6X Platinum (6 Million) Certification of FEARLESS
  • FEARLESS as the #1 selling album in the US in both 2008 & 2009
  • The 5X Platinum (5 Million) Certification of Taylor Swift
  • The #1 and #2 positions atop Nielsen's BDS 2009 Top 10 Most Played Songs chart (all genres), with "You Belong With Me" and "Love Story" The #1 spots on both the 2009 Top 10 Artist Airplay chart (all genres) and the Top 10 Artist Internet Streams chart.
  • Her four most recent #1 singles ("Should've Said No," "Love Story," "White Horse," and "You Belong With Me")

This week also marks Taylor's 10th consecutive Top 10 Country single ("Fearless"), and with that she becomes the only female artist in the 66-year history of Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart to score at least five top 10s apiece from her first two major album releases.

Taylor is currently nominated for four 2010 Academy of Country Music Awards, including Entertainer of the Year, and tonight she returns to her home state of Pennsylvania to continue her Fearless 2010 Tour with the first of two sold-out shows at the Wachovia Center. Presented by American Greetings, the 40-date tour visits arenas and stadiums in 32 cities in 26 states and provinces in the US and Canada over the next 3 months.

A complete listing of tour dates is available at www.taylorswift.com.

Taylor is a four-time GRAMMY winner, the top-selling digital artist in music history, has had singles top both the Country and Pop radio charts, and had the #1 best-selling album in any genre of music in both 2009 and 2008. This year she became the youngest artist in history to win the GRAMMY Award for Album of the Year. Also at the 2010 GRAMMYs, she took home the awards for Country Album of the Year, Best Country Song, and Best Country Female Vocal Performance.

In 2009, she was named Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards, and also became the youngest artist in the 43-year history of the Country Music Association to win the CMA Award for Entertainer of the Year.

Taylor currently holds the Billboard all-genre records for most first-week downloads by a female artist, for the longest charting album of this century and for most Top 20 debuts in a calendar year, as well as the Billboard record for the largest overall airplay audience for a country-based act. (Big Machine Records News)"

Now that you know how many awards and certifications Taylor has won throughout time, you must understand why I am such a fan of her-she rocks (or country's in her case)! Although I am very proud of her, I'm definitely not surprised, because she deserves it!

Wednesday, March 17

What is Your Favorite Taylor Video?

There is a new TV show called GAC Superstar Sessions, from Great American Country where fans can vote online in polls about their favorite celebrities, generally about their videos. Then they show the results, which helps determine the top 10 videos of each artist. This time, the show put up the poll on Taylor's videos. You can vote every day, just by clicking here.

Here, you can preview all the videos if you don't know them yet, and vote once per day for your three favorite videos of her. Taylor has a total of 13 videos until now, and you can vote for any of your favorite.

The voting will finally end on March 29, and on April 6 you can watch the premier at 8p ET, where they will do the final countdown of all the videos. According to people who have actually watched the show before, "Taylor will be in the studio, talking about the videos and then the videos will play. It’s really cool so be sure to go vote! (Taylor Swift Web)"

I don't know if you care, but I personally voted for:
1. Fifteen
2. You Belong With Me
3. Picture to Burn

Vote now!

Oh and by the way, while you go out voting, be sure to also check out the other parts of the GAC website, like her fan photos, photo gallery, and the very difficult (yes, I got most of the questions wrong, so it IS very difficult) trivia challenge.

Sunday, March 14

Brooks and Dunn Tribute Concert

I recently found out that Taylor, alongside country superstars Jennifer Hudson, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, George Strait, Sugarland, Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban, (ET Online) will be performing in a tribute concert to support the duo Brooks and Dunn, who will be splitting up after their anticipated tour, "The Last Rodeo".

These singers will perform on April 19, 2010 in the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, the day after the 45th Country Music Awards. It will be presented by the Academy of Country Music (ACM). It will officially air on May 23, 2010 at 7 p.m. on CBS.

They will all do the concert to pay tribute to the band, who will be stopping and splitting up completely after their tour. Brooks and Dunn "will receive the Academy's Milestone Award for holding the record for the most wins of any artist in the Academy's history with 26 awards in total, including three Entertainer of the Year awards. (ACM)"

Also, they will be awarded for having the record for "most Top Vocal Duo wins, with 15 awards, eight of which are consecutive from 2000-2007. (ACM)" They have had 23 #1 hit singles, and they sold more than 30 million copies of their albums. Brooks and Dunn won more than 80 awards of the ACM throughout their singing career.

As said Bob Romeo, Executive Director of the Academy of Country Music, "Brooks & Dunn have defined country music for twenty years. With this all-star concert tribute, the Academy is honored to recognize Kix and Ronnie for their contributions to the country music industry, fans and to all the artists they have helped get a break in this business."

If you buy tickets, you would be helping the ACM Lifting Lives charity, which helps improve lives through music.

Before splitting, the country music duo wants to "go out with a bang. (Contact Music)" They will also be receiving the "Academy of Country Music's Milestone Award in recognition of their 20-year career (Contact Music)."

Tune in at CBS on May 23rd to watch this exciting tribute and see Taylor singing live with many of her country-music associates!

Wednesday, March 10

Taylor dating Cory?

Some months ago, we received the news that Taylor and Cory Monteith, from Glee, might be secretly dating. As time went by and no one else said anything about it, we all thought it was just mere gossip.

Anyways, I was searching Taylor news to post you in when I saw something that caught my eye: more and more sources confirm the romance! And even MTV, which I would say is a reliable source, has admitted it.

It seems like they are doing a really good job at hiding the relationship; Taylor is "actually pretending not to be interested in Cory so her mother doesn't scare him off!" says MTV.

The first time they were seen together was in the Grammy's, and it seems as if they are serious. Maybe they are hiding, but I think they would make a really cute couple, and so does my friend. =)

Even if she doesn't want to tell her mother, Andrea Swift, some sources says she is telling her friends "she sees 'real romantic possibilities' with him.”

The problem is, when Taylor was asked who she thinks is the hottest boy in the world 3 days ago, she said: “Um, well ... Taylor Lautner.”

I guess Cory has a strong competition doesn't he?? =)

Tuesday, March 9

Fearless Tour 2010 Going Great

First off I just wanted to say that from today on a new iPhone app is available called Taylor Swift free on iTunes, which looks great! It has notifications when new music, videos, pictures, or updates appear. It has all her videos; you can download music and photos... It looks great. I personally don't have an iPhone, but if I had one, I would totally download it!

Next, I wanted to report that Taylor started the second part of her Fearless tour this weekend, and it is going great! The crowd loved her on Saturday in Tampa, Orlando, and Ft. Lauderdale/Sunrise. Those performances both sold out in one minute. As Taylor Swift Official website says, "Taylor plays seven different instruments over the course of the two-hour show," she has "three acts and eight costume changes." She is visiting "31 cities in 25 states and provinces in the US and Canada" for the next 3 months. As we already know, she also played in eight sold-out shows in Australia and Japan.

To show that fans are not the only people with a good opinion on superstar Taylor Swift, I leave you with the critics' critics (or praise, in Taylor's case =)):

“Stratospheric,” said the Tampa Tribune. “Two things that have remained the same are Swift’s undeniable charm and her bond with her audience. She’s the coolest girl who ever got her heart broken.” The St. Pete Times said, “Taylor Swiftly wows the crowd! Totally winning…audience pandemonium…star power…a prodigious talent.”

“The return of teen-pop madness,” wrote the Orlando Sentinel. “With the night's most emotional songs delivered capably in stripped-down acoustic arrangements…Swift sells the material with sincerity.” “Taylor Swift wows Orlando crowd,” praised the Orlando Metromix. “The entire concert was visually amazing…a spectacle that plays out like a two-hour story of her life – with humor, wit and stage presence well beyond her years. Swift has a genuine connection with her audiences that isn’t contrived, it’s sincere. I left admiring Taylor not only as an artist, but as a person. She sets the example of what an artist should be, both professionally and personally.”

“Taylor Swift thrills the screaming girls in Sunrise,” wrote the Miami Herald. “Musically substantive and affecting…..Swift caused pandemonium with…..earnest sweetness of the songs, charisma and star power.” “Taylor Swift wins over Bank Atlantic Center,” said the Miami New Times. “Every attendee walked away feeling like they knew her a little better…Swift kept the energy high,….the steady vocalist….never spent more than a few seconds in one place or more than a few minutes in the same gown.”

Let's just hope Taylor decides to do a South American (and by SOUTH AMERICA I also mean COLOMBIA) tour!! =)

Sunday, March 7

Here is the behind-the-scenes video

Taylor Swift ELLE’s April cover girl

This year, Taylor will be the cover girl for the April issue of Elle Magazine. It will be out in the United States in March 6.

In the issue, she answers this:

On who she thinks is hot: “Um, well…Taylor Lautner.”

On whether she’s really “fearless”: “I overthink everything. I overanalyze everything.”

On one of her biggest fears: “Me making a bunch of bad decisions and embarking on a painful, slow, devastating tailspin.”

On media scrutiny: “I’ve had countless opportunities to do some really bad things. And then people start combing through everything I do trying to find the next mistake and misperception, which leads to more scrutiny. Like, if I go to a bar, even if I’m not drinking, who’s to say that a source isn’t going to say that I was doing something I shouldn’t have been doing? So it’s not only about your own moral compass, but the moral compasses of other people that you don’t know.”

On yearning to visit Nashville as a child: “I just got it into my head that there was this magical place that I needed to go to because that was where dreams come true.”

On sourcing material from her romantic relationships: “I like to categorize the various levels of heartbreak. I’ve only had that happen once. A letdown is worth a few songs. A heartbreak is worth a few albums.” (elle.com)

The only way to know the rest of the article is to buy the magazine, or check out the ELLE page for more information.

I leave you with some pictures, and the behind the scenes video of the photo shoot made by ELLE above.

Wednesday, March 3

Taylor Gets Five ACM Award Nominations

Taylor Swift was in her house in Hendersonville, Tennessee this morning when she heard she had earned 5 Academy of Country Music (ACM) award nominations. Last year, Taylor won four awards, including the most important one, Entertainer of the Year. She became the youngest artist in the 43-year history of the Country Music Association to be awarded country music’s top prize when she won the CMA Award for Entertainer of the Year.

She is nominated for Entertainer, Top Female Vocalist of the Year, Song of the Year for You Belong With Me, – nominated as artist and songwriter, and Video of the Year for You Belong With Me.

The awards will happen on Sunday, April 18 at 8:00 p.m.
I got this from the official Taylor Swift webpage, which has a lot more information and all the details. Read it HERE.

Monday, March 1

Fairytale Adventures in Australia and Japan.

Taylor made a new video blog! There's no words to describe it... you'll just have to go on and watch it! =)

Fearless reaches the big 10

On Thursday, Taylor was surprised onstage during her performance at the Academy of Country Music Award’s Music City Jam at the Country Radio Seminar in Nashville by Universal Music Group Distribution with a plaque saying that her album Fearless sold 10,000,000 copies worldwide! Go Taylor! Read the article