During the last few seasons of VH1 Storytellers, we have been fortunate that some truly amazing artists have taken the stage and shared their stories with us. Earlier this year, Jason Mraz, Norah Jones and Grace Potter blew us all away by opening themselves up and giving us the emotional backstories to the songs in their respective catalogs. This November, though, the VH1 Storytellers franchise is taking things to the next level.
We’re excited to announce that the 17th season of VH1 Storytellers will feature appearances from bona fide music industry superstars Taylor Swift, P!nk, and Alicia Keys. Collectively, these three women have sold more than 80 million albums worldwide and have over 20 Grammys sitting on their respective shelves, and they have more more hits than we can count. We cannot possibly be more psyched to share these sessions with you in November, but before that, we have some even more exciting news: Take it away, Taylor!
In case you missed any of that, be sure to head to TaylorSwiftOnCampus.com to enter YOUR school. Who knows, maybe your vote will be the one that sends Taylor Swift to your school to record her episode of VH1 Storytellers!
And now, here’s the rest of the press release!
VH1 STORYTELLERS RETURNS WITH AN ALL NEW LINE-UP OF TOP FEMALE SINGER/SONGWRITERS
FEATURED ARTISTS INCLUDE TAYLOR SWIFT, ALICIA KEYS AND P!NK
New Episodes Air Beginning Sunday, November 11 on VH1 And Online at Storytellers.VH1.com
Santa Monica, CA, August 21, 2012 – VH1 has announced the newest artist lineup of its critically-acclaimed original music franchise VH1 Storytellers. This season will continue to deliver intimate stories and live performances from some of the most popular and influential artists of our time. VH1 is crossing genres by recognizing three of the most celebrated and successful musical talents in rock, R&B, and country music. Featured artists will include Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum artists Taylor Swift, Alicia Keys and P!nk. The new season premieres Sunday, November 11 at 11pm ET/PT on VH1.
VH1 Storytellers: Taylor Swift Airs Sunday, November 11 at 11pm ET/PT
Taylor Swift has career record sales in excess of 22 million albums and 50 million downloads. Twenty-two year-old Taylor is a six-time Grammy winner, and is the youngest winner in history of the music industry’s highest honor, the Grammy Award for Album of the Year (for Fearless, released in 2008). Her 2010 album, Speak Now, was lauded on Rolling Stone’s prestigious The 50 Greatest Albums of All Time (by women) list, and Time magazine has named Taylor one of the 100 most influential people in the world. She is Billboard’s Woman of the Year, the reigning American Music Awards Artist of the Year, and both the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music’s current Entertainer of the Year.
VH1 Storytellers: Alicia Keys Airs Monday, November 12 at 11pm ET/PT
Alicia Keys is a 14 time Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter/producer, actress, New York Times best-selling author, entrepreneur and humanitarian. Keys’ captivated audiences eleven years ago when she performed “Fallin” off her debut album, Songs in A Minor, on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Since releasing her first album, Keys has built an astonishing repertoire of hits with over 30 million albums sold worldwide. Over the last few years, Keys has evolved her body of work with world tours, movie deals, best-selling books, Broadway plays and philanthropic missions. Her growth as an artist has also been highlighted by numerous collaborations including, Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, Bono, Jack White and Jay-Z. This fall, Keys will release her highly-anticipated fifth studio album titled, Girl On Fire.
VH1 Storytellers: P!nk Airs Tuesday November 13 at 11pm ET/PT
Since her debut in 2000, P!nk (Alecia Moore) has released 6 albums, sold over 32 million albums, 65 million singles (nearly 20 million digital tracks), over 1 million DVDs worldwide and has had 12 singles in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. She is the recipient of 3 Grammy Awards, 2 Billboard Music Awards, 5 MTV Video Music Awards, 2 MTV Europe Awards, 2 People’s Choice Awards, and many more. P!nk’s last studio album Funhouse debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and produced the smash single “So What”, which marked P!nk’s 2nd #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 (after “Lady Marmalade”). Her latest album, Greatest Hits So Far… debuted in the Top 10 in over 13 countries and spawned the hit singles, “F**ckin Perfect” and “Raise Your Glass” which marked P!nk’s 3rd #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. P!nk is set to release her 6th studio album, The Truth About Love on September 18th. The first single “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” has sky-rocketed to the top of music charts all over the world and mark’s P!nk’s 12th Top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100.
VH1 STORYTELLERS is a VH1 original series in which singer/songwriters perform in front of an intimate audience and tell stories about their lives, lyrics and careers. The series premiered in 1996 with Ray Davies. Since then, VH1 STORYTELLERS has showcased some of the greatest names in music. David Bowie, Kanye West, Bruce Springsteen, Mary J. Blige, Green Day, Elton John, Coldplay, Jay-Z, Billy Joel, Pearl Jam, Dixie Chicks, Johnny Cash, Foo Fighters, John Mayer and Christina Aguilera and many others have graced the VH1 STORYTELLERS stage. For more information about the series and to watch video clips from past performances go to Storytellers.VH1.com.
VH1 Storytellers is a production of VH1. Lee Rolontz, Rick Krim and Bill Flanagan serve as executive producers.
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