Taylor swift makes her success look easy. But talent, hard work and determination have even more to do with her success and superstar popularity. Creating music for an untapped market was no accident. Before Taylor started pumping out one hit after another, female teens and tweens had little to choose from in country music.
On Sunday’s American Music Awards, Taylor received Favorite Female Artist award. It was her fifth consecutive win in the category and her eleventh career American Music Awards win.
Her song ” We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together ” is enjoying a sixth week at number one on Billboard ‘ s Top Ten Country songs.
Swift’s recent album “Red,” released in October, has sold nearly three million albums. It is also in its third week on top Billboard ‘ s Top 200 Albums.
Her new Tour RED begins in December. According to Country Music On Tour, many venues are sold out. Some of the fastest sell-outs include:
- Two shows at L.A. ‘ s Staples Center that sold out in 60 seconds flat
- Toronto ‘ s Rogers Centre and two shows at Washington, D.C. ‘ s Verizon Center sold out in five minutes
- Detroit ‘ s Ford Field sold out in 10 minutes
- Two shows at Phillips Arena in Atlanta in five minutes
- Soldier Field in Chicago sold out in less than 30 minutes
Her fans won’t be disappointed. Taylor’s energy and passion for music come through at every concert.
Speaking of passion, Swift is reportedly dating One Direction’s Harry Styles. During rehearsals for her guest appearance on “X-Factor”, something entirely new about her relationship with Harry Styles was revealed by host, Mario Lopez.
According to an article on International Business Times, Mario Lopez stated, “Taylor Swift was the special guest performer, and [here’s] a little inside scoop for you. During rehearsals, Harry from One Direction came and slapped me on the back, and said, ‘Hey, Mario, how ya doing?’ And I said, ‘What are you doing here?’ And he sort of (pointed) toward Taylor,” explained Mario Lopez, adding, “So, Taylor Swift and Harry from One Direction – you heard it here first. (They’re) officially hanging out, I can say that much”.
We ‘ ll have to wait and see if her breakup with Connor Kennedy produces a new hit song for Taylor. No doubt that Swift ‘ s generosity to and empathy for her fans will keep her in the top ten for many years.
IBT reporter Diadem Pambid contributed to this report.