Taylor Swift Sets New MetLife Stadium Attendance Record

Taylor Swift Sets New MetLife Stadium Attendance Record

Taylor Swift is still making history; this time, she broke the artist attendance record at MetLife Stadium by drawing a huge crowd of 217,625 over the course of three unforgettable nights.

MetLife Stadium tweeted about Taylor’s new record, saying, “Thank you, Taylor Swift, for three incredible record-breaking shows, and congratulations on becoming our #1 best-selling artist.” “Thank you to the 72,802 Swifties here tonight and the 217,625 fans over three nights.” “What a way to commemorate our 100th concert,” the venue added.

Swift surprised Ice Spice during her tour stop at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium on Friday night, as she and Swift took the stage for the first of three Eras Tour shows this weekend.

In their first-ever joint performance, the duo performed the newly released remix, which was released on the same day.

Swift also showed her fans the ‘Karma‘ music video during her set, before it was released to the public later that night.

Taylor Swift’s Eras tour at Metlife Stadium featured a nearly three-hour-long setlist of 45 songs on each night.

Taylor Swift Confirms Remix of “Karma” With Ice Spice

Taylor Swift Confirms Remix of “Karma” With Ice Spice

Taylor Swift has announced that the “Karma” remix featuring Ice Spice will be released tomorrow night, along with the Midnights (Til Dawn Edition) deluxe edition of her 10th studio album Midnights.

Swift announced the news on Instagram today, alongside the cover art for “Karma.” She discussed working with the Bronx rapper.

Taylor Swift’s Instagram caption read, “Um. SO much to tell you. I’m a massive fan of this brilliant artist and after getting to know her I can confirm: she is THE ONE to watch. So delighted to say that Karma Featuring the incredible [Ice Spice] will be out TOMORROW night at MIDNIGHT ET as a part of the new Midnights (Til Dawn Edition) deluxe album.”

Swift also revealed a new version of “Snow on the Beach” with lead vocals by Lana Del Rey.

“In addition to Karma Ft Ice Spice… You asked for it, we listened: Lana and I went back into the studio specifically to record more Lana on Snow on the Beach. Love u Lana,” Swift wrote on Instagram.

She also teased a surprise for her fans who will be attending her concert at MetLife Stadium on Friday night. A song called “You’re Losing Me” will be available only if you purchase a physical copy of the album.

“For those of you going to the East Rutherford shows – we will have a new special edition CD available ONLY on-site starting at 12:30 pm ET on Friday! This CD will have a never before heard Midnights vault track called “You’re Losing Me,” Swift said.

Midnights (Til Dawn Edition) will be released at midnight tomorrow.

Taylor Swift Named IFPI’s Global Recording Artist of the Year

Taylor Swift Named IFPI’s Global Recording Artist of the Year

IFPI, the organization that represents the recorded music industry worldwide, has announced Taylor Swift as the winner of IFPI’s 2022 Global Recording Artist of the Year Award – the third time that the superstar has won the award. No other artist has won the award as many times as Taylor Swift.

The unique award is calculated according to an artist’s or group’s worldwide performance across digital and physical music formats during the year, from streams to vinyl, and covers their entire body of work.

This year marks the tenth year of the IFPI Global Recording Artist of the Year Award, with Taylor Swift having topped the chart more than any other artist during that time (having won in 2014, 2019, and 2022). In the years between, Taylor Swift has been a regular presence in the IFPI Global Artist Chart – placing second in 2021 behind K-Pop sensation BTS and charting in the Top three in 2015, 2017, and 2020. The release of her newest album Midnights in October 2022 powered her return to the top of the IFPI Global Artist Chart.

Elsewhere in the Global Artist Chart, BTS was at #2 (their third consecutive year in the Top 3 following back-to-back wins in 2020 and 2021), and Drake at #3 with his fifth Top 3 appearance since the chart began.

Frances Moore, Chief Executive, IFPI, said: “It is a great pleasure to award the IFPI Global Recording Artist Award to Taylor Swift for an unprecedented third time in the chart’s ten-year history. Taylor is a truly magnificent international star, who continues to grow and evolve as an artist whilst maintaining an incredibly strong connection with her fans around the world.

“It is exciting to see this year’s Global Recording Artist Chart reflect the increasingly diverse spectrum of music available to music fans today, with superstars from Latin America, Taiwan, and South Korea, as well as the US, UK, and Canada, represented. Record companies continue to work diligently in every corner of the globe to find and develop global stars and build their successful careers for the long-term.”

The IFPI Global Recording Artist Chart continues to reflect the breadth of diverse artists finding global success in today’s industry. Puerto Rican superstar Bad Bunny landed at #4, the first ever artist from Latin America to enter the Top 5, and the highest position ever achieved for an artist performing predominantly in Spanish.

At #9, Jay Chou became the first Taiwanese artist to appear on the Chart, thanks to his enduring popularity across China and South-East Asia. It was also an impressive year for South Korean acts, with more artists than any other nationality appearing in the Top 10 for the first time; BTS were joined by SEVENTEEN and Stray Kids charting at #6 and #7 respectively. Harry Styles (#8) and Ed Sheeran (#10) represented the UK in the chart, while Canadian mega-star The Weeknd charted at #5.

The IFPI Global Recording Artist of the Year Award and Top 20 chart is the only ranking to accurately measure consumption across all formats (including streaming formats, digital and physical albums, and singles sales) and all countries. It is weighted based on the relative value of each method of consumption.



SZA debunks fan rumors of ‘beef’ with Taylor Swift amidst the chart battle between ‘SOS’ and ‘Midnights’:

“I don’t have beef w ANYONE especially not Taylor lmao I genuinely loved her album and the writing!”

‘SOS’ by SZA and ‘Midnights’ by Taylor Swift battling for #1 on next week’s Billboard 200.

‘SOS’ currently leads with 118k units while ‘Midnights’ is at 116.5k units, according to HITS Daily Double.

Taylor Swift Issues A Statement Over ‘Eras Tour’ Tickets Fiasco

Taylor Swift Issues A Statement Over ‘Eras Tour’ Tickets Fiasco

The Justice Department has opened an investigation into the owner of Ticketmaster following Taylor Swift’s ‘Eras Tour’ presale disaster.

Taylor Swift issued a statement regarding the Ticketmaster situation for her ‘Eras Tour’:

Well. It goes without saying that I’m extremely
protective of my fans. We’ve been doing this for decades together and over the years, I’ve
brought so many elements of my career in
house. I’ve done this SPECIFICALLY to improve
the quality of my fans’ experience by doing it
myself with my team who care as much about my fans as I do. It’s really difficult for me to trust an outside entity with these relationships and loyalties, and excruciating for me to just watch mistakes happen with no recourse.

There are a multitude of reasons why people had such a hard time trying to get tickets and I’m trying to figure out how this situation can be improved moving forward. I’m not going to make excuses for anyone because we asked them, multiple times if they could handle this kind of demand and we were assured they could. It’s truly amazing that 2.4 million people got tickets, but it really pisses me off that a lot of them feel like they went through several bear attacks to get them.

And to those who didn’t get tickets, all I can say is that my hope is to provide more opportunities for us to all get-together and sing these songs. Thank you for wanting to be there. You have no idea how much that means.

Ticketmaster has officially canceled the public on-sale for Taylor Swift’s ‘Eras Tour’ due to extraordinarily high demands and insufficient tickets remaining.

Live Nation chairman, Greg Maffei, says 14 million people were trying to buy tickets to Taylor Swift’s ‘Eras’ tour: “We did sell over 2 million tickets that day. We could have filled 900 stadiums.” Maffei apologized to all the fans for the ticket fiasco.