How Taylor Swift’s 1989 Became Everyone’s Best Friend

28 Oct 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Billboard Reveals 2015 Touring Awards Finalists.

“It’s been the best year of my life,” wrote on Twitter to mark the one-year anniversary of 1989, and to that we say: 1) Same. 2) “Best” might be an understatement.Ahead of the 2015 Billboard Touring Awards on Nov. 19, Billboard today (Oct. 27) revealed the Top Tour finalists for 2015: One Direction, The Rolling Stones and Taylor Swift. 5 Seconds of Summer, Ed Sheeran and Eric Church are finalists in the Breakthrough category, while Austin City Limits, Coachella and Outside Lands are contenders for Top Festival. The record-smashing, chart-topping album has left a major mark on pop culture (and we’re not just talking about how many “Bad Blood” squad members we expect to see on Halloween this year). Thanks to their Fare Thee Well Tour, the Grateful Dead are named as finalists twice in the Top Boxscore category — both for their Solider Field shows in Chicago and the Levi’s Stadium shows in Santa Clara, CA.

When 1989 went platinum the first week – selling 1.287 million copies – and Swift COULD have flexed, but happily rapped to Kendrick’s Backseat Freestyle instead 3.When winter came but it didn’t even matter because she was STILL hot with 11 weeks at the No. 1 Billboard spot and the title for best-selling album of 2014 Back in June, Swift announced that she was pulling her album from Apple Music after the company announced it would not pay artists royalties during subscribers’ three-month trial period. Gigi!) pre-1989, it wasn’t until the release of the “Bad Blood” music video that the world truly comprehended the power of the squad/fierce friendship nicknames. Speaking of the VMAs: The singer not only scooped up the coveted video of the year award, but she also picked up the honor of being the first artist to sell one million or more copies of an album in its first week.

We’re talking: Phoebe Buffay (whose duet to “Smelly Cat” was her first performance since Friends’s TV departure), John Legend, Miranda Lambert and so many more. And those are just the stars who actually performed on stage – don’t even get us started on the countless 1989 tour runway walkers (Heidi Klum, Julia Roberts and Ellen DeGeneres, for starters). With lines like “if you like midnight driving with the windows down” and “if you’re looking for someone to write your breakup songs about, baby, I’m perfect,” fans buzzed about whether the song was a nod to Swift and Harry Styles’ brief romance.

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