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Friday Face-Off: Taylor Swift Then vs. Taylor Swift Now

Taylor Swift is up  against herself for Friday Music Video Face-Off this week. I mean, she broke a 10-year-old sales record for fastest selling album with Red (1.21 milli, y’all!). It just wouldn’t be fair otherwise. Besides, we’ve watched T-Swift’s songs mature from a 16-year-old pining over Romeo to penning platinum-selling hits about her real-life breakups (as if dating John Mayer and Jake Gyllenhaal in the same calendar year is reality). The woman clearly has a lot of material to contrast. So, which Taylor do you favor: country siren Swift of “Picture To Burn” or pop tart Taylor from “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together?” Vote in our poll today then catch VH1 Storytellers: Taylor Swift premiering Sunday, Nov. 11 at 11 p.m.

Team Pop Taylor: Felicia Daniels, Associate Producer, VH1.com Music  (@fdot415)

“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” -  When Taylor Swift is over you, she really, really means it. Screw burning pictures. The woman puts some poor sap on blast by re-enacting his late night booty calls for the world to watch and replay in this video! Read More & Vote: Classic Taylor or Dubstepping T-Swift?

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VH1 Storytellers: Alicia Keys Is Coming, But For Now Get Lost In A Timeline Of Her Greatest Career Milestones

A Timeline Of Alicia Keys Great Musical Moments

Alicia Keys is a musical force to reckon with considering her magical fingers stroke white and black piano keys while she sings powerfully into the mic. Since her introduction to the world in 2001 with the chart topping hit “Fallin’” she’s continued to wow us with relatable music that will get spins decades from now. As we gear up for VH1 Storytellers: Alicia Keys, which airs Monday, November 12 at 11PM, we excitedly dug through her 11 year music history for her greatest career milestones. Read more…

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Taylor Swift’s Red Is The Year’s Second Biggest-Selling Album Already

Taylor Swift‘s Red reign continues. Red sold more than 1.2 million copies in its debut week, and has now topped the charts again in its second week on shelves, notching another 340,000 in sales to bring Taylor’s total to 1.55 million records sold. In just two weeks, she has outsold 2012′s previous best selling album released in 2012, One Direction’s seven-month-old Up All Night (1.33 million records sold so far this year), and finds her quickly approaching the year’s biggest seller: Adele‘s 21. In it’s second year out, Adele’s album that just keeps selling has sold a staggering 4.1 million records. It seems unlikely that Taylor will be able to catchup before the year end, but — Target deluxe editions, Walgreens circular covers, and pizza boxes, oh my! — she’s certainly trying her darndest. Read more…

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A Very Brady Storytellers

You guys! Starting this Sunday night, November 12, we’ve got three consecutive nights of VH1 Storytellers amazingness coming your way. When we first found out that we’d have back-to-back-to-back nights of Taylor Swift, Alicia Keys and P!nk coming our way, the first thing that popped into our heads was a twist on the famous Brady Bunch theme. “Here’s a story of some lovely ladies.” And, well, we couldn’t resist…



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Tuned In: Taylor Swift Does Paris By Way Of Nashville At The CMA Awards, Is Struck By Surprise Face

Last night, country music elite gathered in Nashville to celebrate their craft and their genre at the 46th edition of the Country Music Association Awards. Blake Shelton was the night’s biggest winner, taking the Male Vocalist of the Year award and the top Entertainer of the Year honor, as well watching a trophy to be shared with his wife Miranda Lambert for Song of the Year. Check out a full list of winners below.

Arguably country’s biggest star, Taylor Swift has taken the top prize twice before, but walked empty handed this year. The night was far from a bust for her, though, as she was given the stage for a dreamy performance of “Begin Again.” “Begin Again” is is about as country as Red gets, but still, it tests her bounty bonafides when it finds her counting her “James Taylor” records. The performance was even less country yet, as the stage set swept her from Nashville to a petite Parisian cafe. She wore a pretty red dress, and she sounded strong and confident coo-ing those “I do’s.” The crowd seemed to agree: they stood in ovation at the end of it, and of course Tay was struck once again by a case of the surprise face. Aww! Read more…

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Taylor Swift Had A Tremendous Week, Sold 1.2 Million Copies Of Red


And to think, we thought Mumford & Sons‘ had totally crushed it when they sold more than 600,000 copies Babel in the first week out, nearly doubling Justin Bieber‘s first week Believe sales. But Taylor Swift has totally trampled their record by more than doubling their number, landing Red at the top of the charts in it’s first week out with more that 1.208 million copies sold, according to Billboard. Just imagine, more than a million people bought Taylor Swift’s album at Target or on iTunes, via Amazon or got it delivered with their Papa Johns pizza pie. Everyone in Nashville (population 590,807) would have to buy the album twice, or everyone in her home town of Wyomissing, Pennsylvania (population 10,461), would have to cop more than 10 copies a piece to hit a million. Not so bad a debut week, eh? Read more…

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Taylor Swift Teams Up With LL Cool To Host Grammy Nominations TV Special

LL Cool J and Taylor Swift To Co-Host Grammy Nomination concert

The world is hers. Taylor Swift has the world eating out of the palm of her hand. Whether it’s the latest cool gig of co-hosting the Grammy nominations television special with LL Cool J or RED‘s projected sales of over one million in its first week, Taylor Swift is winning. The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night will be taped in her hometown of Nashville, TN airing on December 5. But wait a minute? LL Cool J and Taylor Swift seem like such an odd co-hosting pair. Read more…

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Taylor Swift And Ed Sheeran Are Bringing Red To A City Near You Next March

Like dropping a cherry on top of her whirlwind release week, Taylor Swift visited Katie Couric at ABC News on Friday night to announce that she is taking her record breaking new album Red out on tour. The tour will kick-off on March 13 (13 being Taylor’s lucky number) in Omaha, Nebraska, and will hit 45 North American cities for a total of 58 shows. And then — good news to great news! — she announced that she’ll be taking VH1 You Oughta Know‘s Ed Sheeran with her.

“Happy to announce that I am special guest on @taylorswift13′s tour of North America next year, cannot wait,” tweeted Ed after the good news broke. The young singer-song writer from England puts on a truly impressive show, and gets along famously with Taylor. If they can make a casual kitchen floor duet sound this good, can you imagine what will happen when they bring their Red duet “Everything Has Changed” to a big stage? We suspect you won’t want to miss it.

Tickets go on sale November 16th, will you be there?

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The Guide To Getting Through Love With Taylor Swift

From first crush to crushing heart break and anything or everything in between, Taylor Swift has left no love story untold. She’s kept awake in “Enchanted,” and deflated and defeated in “White Horse.” She’s dated guys with record collections full of records cooler than hers, and dumped for girls with vintage dresses instead of dignity. And she’s put it all into song. No matter what you’re feeling, she’s got a song for you.

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Taylor Swift: I Write About The End Of Relationships “Because That’s What I Know”

“I tend to write songs about relationships, that tends to be a thing that happens,” said Taylor Swift, in a sit-down interview with VH1 before her Storytellers show. “Usually beginnings and endings,” she added with a laugh. “Because that’s what I know most.”

Taylor’s Storyteller’s show took place at Harvey Mudd College, after students won an online voting contest to bring her to the school. She spoke of the connection college students feel to the emotional journeys she details in her music. “For me being here at a college, these are kids that are my age,” said Taylor, “and so were all going through the constant up and down, twists and turns of who are you going to love, and who are you going to end up and who do you want to avoid because they just broke your heart. I really hope this crowd relates to the stories I tell because were all kind of going through the same stuff.”

It was reported yesterday that Taylor and boyfriend Conor Kennedy split in the past month (cue sad groans). We guess this means we can expect another song about the end of a relationship on her next album?

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