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Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris Split: What Went Wrong

Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris Split: What Went Wrong

It seemed like a match made in musical heaven. When Taylor Swift and Scottish DJ and super-producer Calvin Harris began dating 15 months ago, they quickly became one of the most enviable celebrity couples ever to grace social media.

Though rumors of a romance first began when they were spotted getting close at Kenny Chesney’s Nashville concert in March last year, social proof of their love started with Harris, 32, first posting pictures of Swift’s beloved cats last April.

The duo then made their official outing as a couple at the Billboard Music Awards one month later. They were also spotted that same month having a romantic dinner date at Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica wearing matching all-black ensembles. Swift, 26, “seemed incredibly happy but also very at ease with Calvin,” an onlooker said at the time.

Over the Fourth of July weekend, the duo cemented their love on Instagram when the “Shake It Off” singer shared an adorable shot of her boyfriend carrying her on his back, captioning it “Friendly relations between Scotland and America.”

Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris Split: What Went Wrong

“There’s a whole bunch of times when we’ve been hanging out and nobody’s caught it,” Harris told KISS FM UK that month. “You know, it’s not like every single time we go out we get a photograph taken of us. That’s not the case. But for me, though, it could be a lot worse and I’d still be like insanely happy with her so I’m good with it.”

The good times seemingly continued for the couple throughout the rest of the year, with Harris growing close to Swift’s tight-knit family. Over the holidays, the couple spent time with Swift’s parents and her younger brother Austin in Vail, Colorado, where they dined out at Zach’s Cabin and built snowmen in the winter wonderland.

Celebrating their one-year anniversary in March, Swift and Harris set social media ablaze with romantic snaps from paradise. Both the entertainers shared sexy shots from their ultra-private getaway in the Caribbean, sparking vacation FOMO across the nation. “That time we finally took a vacation,” the 1989 hitmaker wrote on one post.

“When she was on tour last year, he really missed her and it wasn’t easy,” a source told PEOPLE after their anniversary. “Of course they love each other, but they are not the type of people to rush down the altar.”

Swift – who rarely opens up about her romantic relationships in interviews – also addressed her relationship with Harris for the first time in the spring.

At the iHeartRadio Music Awards in April, she publicly gave him a shout out during her acceptance speech, saying, “For the first time I had the most amazing person to come home to when the crowds were all gone and the spotlight went out, so I’d like to thank my boyfriend Adam for that,” she said, referring to Harris by his real name, Adam Richard Wiles.

She also touched upon their “magical romance” in the April issue of Vogue. “I’m just taking things as they come,” she told the magazine. “I’m in a magical relationship right now. And of course I want it to be ours, and low-key … this is the one thing that’s been mine about my personal life.”

So what caused a seemingly picturesque romance to go south? Indeed, both stars have had equally demanding work schedules keeping them apart. In January 2015, Harris struck a three-year residency gig to DJ at Las Vegas clubs at the MGM Grand and Caeser’s Palace. He’s also a highly sought after producer, whose current hit with Rihanna, “This is What You Came For” recently hit No. 9 on the Billboard charts.

Meanwhile, Swift was on tour for seven months last year and has been busy with work commitments this spring, including co-chairing the Met Ball last month. The star attended the event with her pals, and was again solo when she picked up an award at the 2016 BMI Pop Awards later in the month.

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Taylor Swift – Better Than Revenge Lyrics

Taylor Swift - Better Than Revenge Lyrics

Taylor Swift has released five studio albums, two live albums, two video albums, two extended plays (EPs), 37 singles, three featured singles, eleven promotional singles, and thirty-four music videos. Swift signed a record deal with Big Machine Records in 2005 and released her eponymous debut album the following year. In the United States, Taylor Swift peaked at number five on the Billboard 200, peaked at number one on the Top Country Albums chart, and was certified five times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Taylor Swift marked the longest stay on the Billboard 200 by any album released in the 2000s. The album produced five singles, all of which charted within the top forty in the United States and were certified platinum by the RIAA. Swift followed with the release of the EPs Sounds of the Season: The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection and Beautiful Eyes, which peaked at number twenty and number nine on the Billboard 200, respectively.

Swift released her second studio album, Fearless, in 2008. The album peaked at number one on the Billboard 200 for eleven non-consecutive weeks, became the best-selling album of 2009 in the United States and was certified seven times platinum by the RIAA. Thirteen songs from Fearless charted within the top forty of the Billboard Hot 100, breaking the record for the most top-forty entries from a single album.

Fearless also produced five singles, including “Love Story”, “You Belong with Me” and the title track. Swift won the Billboard Music Award for Artist of the Year in 2009 due to her success on the Billboard charts during the year. She obtained her second-biggest debut on the Billboard Hot 100 at number two in 2010 with “Today Was a Fairytale” from the Valentine’s Day soundtrack.

Swift’s third studio album, Speak Now, was released in 2010. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 with sales of 1.047 million units, and stayed there for six non-consecutive weeks. It was certified four times platinum by the RIAA and produced four singles, two of which—”Mine” and “Back to December”—peaked within the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100. Swift’s fourth studio album, Red, was released in October 2012.

The album peaked at number one on the Billboard 200 for seven non-consecutive weeks. It debuted with 1.21 million copies sold in its first week, becoming the 18th album in music history to sell more than a million albums in a single week. “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” was released as the album’s lead single, and it became her first number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100.

Her fifth studio album, 1989, was released in October 2014. It became her fourth consecutive album to peak at number one on the Billboard 200 with sales of 1.287 million copies and her third to sell over one million copies. The singles, “Shake It Off”, “Blank Space” and “Bad Blood”, all reached number one on the Hot 100.

According to RIAA, Swift is the second-best-selling digital singles artist in the United States, with cumulative single certifications of 96.5 million digital downloads and on-demand streaming. As of March 2015, she has sold 27.67 million albums in the United States, making her the seventh-largest-selling female artist, in terms of album sales, since Nielsen began tracking sales in 1991. Worldwide, these figures increase to over 40 million albums and over 130 million digital downloads sold.

Taylor Swift – Better Than Revenge Lyrics

“Now go stand in the corner and think about what you did”

Ha!
Time for a little revenge

The story starts when it was hot and it was summer and…
I had it all, I had him right there where I wanted him
She came along, got him alone and let’s hear the applause
She took him faster than you could say “sabotage”

I never saw it coming, wouldn’t have suspected it
I underestimated just who I was dealing with
She had to know the pain was beating on me like a drum
She underestimated just who she was stealing from

She’s not a saint
And she’s not what you think
She’s an actress, whoa
She’s better known
For the things that she does
On the mattress, whoa
Soon she’s gonna find
Stealing other people’s toys
On the playground won’t
Make you many friends
She should keep in mind
She should keep in mind
There is nothing I do better than revenge

She looks at life like it’s a party and she’s on the list
She looks at me like I’m a trend and she’s so over it
I think her ever-present frown is a little troubling
And she thinks I’m psycho ’cause I like to rhyme her name with things

But sophistication isn’t what you wear or who you know
Or pushing people down to get you where you wanna go
They wouldn’t teach you that in prep school so it’s up to me
But no amount of vintage dresses gives you dignity

She’s not a saint
And she’s not what you think
She’s an actress, whoa
She’s better known
For the things that she does
On the mattress, whoa
Soon she’s gonna find
Stealing other people’s toys
On the playground won’t
Make you many friends
She should keep in mind
She should keep in mind
There is nothing I do better than revenge

I’m just another thing for you
To roll your eyes at, honey
You might have him but haven’t you heard
I’m just another thing for you
To roll your eyes at, honey
You might have him but I always get the last word
Whoa

She’s not a saint
And she’s not what you think
She’s an actress, whoa
She’s better known
For the things that she does
On the mattress, whoa
Soon she’s gonna find
Stealing other people’s toys
On the playground won’t
Make you many friends
She should keep in mind
She should keep in mind
There is nothing I do better than revenge

Do you still feel like you know what you’re doing?
‘Cause I don’t think you do. Oh.
Do you still feel like you know what you’re doing?
I don’t think you do
I don’t think you do
Let’s hear the applause
Come on show me how much better you are (so much better, yeah)
So you deserve some applause ’cause you’re so much better
She took him faster than you could say “sabotage”

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Taylor Swift is in search of a man who can take charge

Taylor Swift is in search of a man who can take charge

In the mind of the general public the festivals provided clear evidence of the threat posed by a radical youth movement. It was not just their political rhetoric, nor the widespread use of drugs; it was the sheer weight of numbers.

The sixties largest festival took place at Woodstock in upstate New York on 15-17 August 1969, with an estimated attendance of 450.000. In 1969, the combined forces of artists, activists, and passionate teenagers formed the most famous musical performance concert we can remember.

It lasted three days and attracted spectators from all over the country. Those who went were there for many reasons. Some were there because they believed that the music was a path of expression against the Vietnam conflict. Others believed that the music along with drugs was a spiritual path to “a better place.” Others were there for three days of peace, music, and love.

Woodstock raised hopes of a new beginning. But by the end of the year, the “dream” seemed over. Widespread violence occurred at the Altamont Festival in December, and a youth was knifed to death during a Rolling Stones performance. This was taken as an assault on the very spirit of the counter-culture itself.

But in the course of time idealism re-surfaced. Wedded to political causes with wider popular support it shaped a festival where, with the benefit of global communications hook-ups, frustration with the prevailing ideology of self-interest could find positive expression. In this sense Live Aid, the 1985 trans-world concert to raise money to combat famine in Ethiopia, seemed to many the true inheritor of the spirit of Woodstock.

To others it seemed to have inherited the paradoxes of the festivals, and added new ones. In this view the implausibility of rock stars and the music business displaying genuine altruism was compounded by the belief that rock and pop’s very existence as a capitalist phenomenon made it part of the reason for the famine in the first place.

It was also an enormous financial undertaking, with substantial payments to the performers setting them apart from their “brothers and sisters” in the audience. The organizers claimed Woodstock made them bankrupt, but after all the assets were counted, including film and record rights, it seems likely to have yielded a handsome profit.

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Taylor Swift debuts bleached blonde hair for Coachella 2016

Taylor Swift debuts bleached blonde hair for Coachella 2016

Taylor Swift has debuted her new bleached blonde hair just in time to attend the 2016 Coachella Music Festival this weekend!

The 26-year-old singer had bleached hair for the cover of Vogue and it looks like she decided to go back to that style for her weekend at the festival.

Taylor‘s boyfriend Calvin Harris will be headlining Sunday night and we hope to see them roaming the fairgrounds over the next few days.

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Taylor Swift: Selena Gomez is like my little sister

Taylor Swift: Selena Gomez is like my little sister

Taylor Swift has revealed that Disney star Selena Gomez is like a “little sister” to her. The country music star says she loves nothing more than hanging out with Justin Bieber’s 19-year-old girlfriend. “She’s like my little sister. I have never had such a truly sister-like relationship with someone. It is really amazing to have [had] a friend for that long,” she said. “We met when I was 17-18 and now I’m 21, about to turn 22, it is amazing with so much going on in our lives that we have stayed so close,” she added.

In an interview on US radio show Kidd Kraddick In The Morning, the Mine singer also admitted that she often panics if she doesn’t write a song every few weeks. She said: “The thought of never writing a song again is the scariest thing in the world. It’s one of my top fears and I have it flashed [sic] before my eyes almost every time I go two weeks without writing a song.”

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Taylor Swift Career Milestones

Taylor Swift Career Milestones

Birth Name: Taylor Alison Swift
Birth Date: December 13, 1989
Birth Place: Wymossing, PA, USA

Taylor Alison Swift was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania. Growing up, she developed a love for country music, especially Patsy Cline and Dolly Parton. By the age of 10, she began performing around her hometown, at festivals, fairs and sang at karaoke contests. She started writing songs at the age of 12, and this was the same time she got her first guitar.

Taylor’s family realized her talent and determination, and they made regular trips to Nashville. At the age of 14, she became the youngest songwriter signed to a publishing deal with Sony / ATV. This is when the family packed up and moved to Hendersonville, TN.
At a showcase at the Bluebird Cafe, Taylor caught the attention of Scott Borchetta, who was at the time planning to launch a new label. He signed her to his label, Big Machine Records, and a career was born.

Her self-titled debut was released in 2006. It debuted at No. 3, but 39 weeks later, it hit the top of the charts and has sold over 2.5 million copies, earning the young star a Platinum album.

Although her album came out in October 2006, it was 2007, that was really a career year for Taylor Swift. As mentioned above, her album reached the No. 1 spot on the charts, and did so well that her label decided to re-package it with some video content, a few more songs, and release it as a Deluxe Limited Edition. Fans could listen to several new songs, watch all the videos released up until that time, plus watch a movie edited by Taylor herself.

In April, Taylor won her first award, at the CMT Music Awards, for “Breakthrough Video,” for “Tim McGraw.” She was so ecstatic, that she promised to take the award with her out on the road with Brad Paisley later that year. And, she did.

At the ACM Awards that year, Taylor finally got to meet her idol, and the namesake of her first hit song, “Tim McGraw.” Not only did she meet him, but she actually sang “Tim McGraw” to him, as he and wife Faith Hill sat in the front row at the awards show. Fans will not forget when the song ended, she reached out her hand, and said, “Hi, I’m Taylor.” It was such a precious moment.

At the ACM Awards, Taylor collected the Best New Female Artist Award. In November at the CMA Awards, she took home the Horizon Award.

Before the end of the year, and her 18th birthday, she would reach another milestone, as her single “Our Song” became her first No. 1 song. Not only was it No. 1, but it remained in the position for six weeks, into 2008.

In 2008, Taylor continued touring (she was on the road with Rascal Flatts as well as headlining some shows), which she loves so much.

In November 2008, she released her sophomore release, titled Fearless. The singles “Love Story” and “You Belong With Me” soared to the top of the Billboard charts, earned Taylor various awards including the 2010 Grammy for Album of the Year, and it ultimately became the best-selling album of 2009.

Preceded by the single “Mine,” which hit the top of the iTunes chart in just a few hours of release, Taylor continued her winning streak with the October 2010 release of her third album, Speak Now. The album staggeringly sold over one million copies in its first week alone.

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Taylor Swift recognized ACM Honors

Taylor Swift recognized ACM Honors

Taylor Swift attended the 5th Annual ACM Honors at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN where she was honored with the Jim Reeves International Award. Past recipients include Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks and Keith Urban.

Taylor Swift and Speak Now – 2010 Album

Speak Now is the third studio album by American singer–songwriter Taylor Swift, released on October 25, 2010 by Big Machine Records. Production for the album took place during 2008 to 2010 at several recording studios, and was handled by Swift and country music producer Nathan Chapman. Written entirely by Swift, Speak Now expands on the country pop style of her previous work, and features lyrical themes concerning love, romance and heartbreak.

Speak Now received positive reviews from most music critics, who complimented Swift’s songwriting and themes. The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling approximately 1,047,000 units in its first week. Due to strong digital sales, all fourteen songs from the standard edition of the album charted on the Billboard Hot 100, with the lead single “Mine” having the highest peak of number three.

It was also an international success, charting within the top 10 in several countries, including Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The album has sold 3.7 million copies in the United States and has been certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). As of August 2011, the album has sold over 5.5 million copies worldwide.

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Taylor Swift apologizing to Taylor Lautner in song?

Taylor Swift apologizing to Taylor Lautner in song?

The tale of the two Taylors began in love and ended in friendship – or so the story goes. But it looks like the brief romance between Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner may have not ended so smoothly.

The pair were rumored to be dating last December after meeting on the set of Valentine’s Day, although sources claim the romance was overblown and not serious. The two amicably parted ways soon after, but in Swift’s new song, the ballad “Back to December,” she appears to be telling Lautner that she’s sorry.

“So this is me swallowing my pride, Standing in front of you saying I’m sorry for that night,” Swift, 20, sings.

“It addresses a first for me,” Swift tells E! News. “I’ve never apologized to someone in a song before … The person I wrote this song for deserves this. This is about a person who was incredible to me – perfect to me in a relationship – and I was careless with him.”

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Taylor Swift sued by ex-manager

Taylor Swift sued by ex-manager

A man who claims he discovered and developed the singer seeks millions in commission fees.

Did Taylor Swift’s father conspire to cheat her former manager out of millions of dollars earned by launching the Grammy-winning country star?

That’s the question before a federal judge in New York in a case brought by Dan Dymtrow, a music manager who claims he’s owed millions in commissions because he discovered Swift, signed her in April 2004 when she was 14 and played a key role in building her career before being dumped in July 2005, just before Swift signed with Big Machine Records and became an international sensation.

Dymtrow says his management deals with Swift and parents Scott and Andrea Swift provided that he be paid between 5%-10% commission (or more) from Taylor’s music career. But after developing Swift and introducing her to industry heavyweights like Big Machine CEO Scott Borchetta, Dymtrow says he was strung along by the family and then fired to avoid paying him.

“They delayed and delayed and got rid of my client and subsequently signed the deal and kept his commissions for themselves,” Dymtrow attorney Fernando Pinguelo said.

In response, the Swifts claim that because Dymtrow failed to obtain the required court approval of his management contract with Taylor, then a minor, she legally disaffirmed the deal in 2005, months before she signed the Big Machine deal and a full year before she released her debut single, “Tim McGraw.”

“For him to claim that her success and her major contracts were procured by him is ludicrous,” said Swift’s lawyer, Paul LiCalsi of Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp. “And even if there were some merit to his claims, paying him on the contract would defeat the whole purpose of the law in New York, which is to protect minors who sign contracts.”

Pinguelo retorted: “What the Swifts fail to realize is that the law also protects managers like Dan Dymtrow against minors and parents who take full advantage of his services without paying him what is owed.”

The two sides have been battling under the radar since 2007, when Dymtrow, who also has repped Britney Spears, sued Taylor Swift and her parents, claiming they breached a management contract by paying him only $10,000 for his work launching Taylor’s career. In March, U.S. District Judge Richard Sullivan shot down six of Dymtrow’s claims against the Swifts and Big Machine, leaving an unjust-enrichment claim against the Swifts intact.

On Wednesday, the two sides submitted a joint letter to the court seeking documents they hope will prove their cases. In the letter, Pinguelo argues that Dymtrow was a victim of a conspiracy between Scott Swift and Borchetta to dump him.

As proof, Pingeulo sites an August 2006 e-mail from Scott Swift to Borchetta purporting to show how the two had agreed to fire Dymtrow: “Enough with the Dymtrow,” Swift allegedly wrote. “You asked me to break both his legs, wrap him in chains and throw him in the lake. I did.”

Dymtrow argues that the e-mail suggests Taylor Swift disaffirmed her contract to escape paying him for deals that he initiated and that would not have happened without his help. He also wants access to documents he says will show that his work directly led to Swift’s multiplatinum record sales and skyrocketing career.

“Mr. Dymtrow seeks to prove that key deal points that were being discussed during his tenure were, in sum and substance, consistent with the points that were further negotiated and signed after his term as a manager,” the letter says.

Dymtrow also claims he introduced Swift to agents at CAA who ended up representing her in booking concert gigs, so he is entitled to commissions from that relationship. LiCalsi refuted that charge.

“To say that is worth millions is just the height of overreaching,” he said.

No trial date has been set.

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