Taylor Swift, the renowned American singer-songwriter, astute entrepreneur, and ardent supporter of female empowerment, has amassed a massive fan base that has propelled her record-breaking sales of over 200 million records worldwide.
The central figure of the new course titled “Psychology of Taylor Swift – Advanced Topics of Social Psychology” at Arizona State University is none other than the musician herself. This captivating class is scheduled to take place during the upcoming fall semester.
Within the realm of academia, a course aptly titled “What Would Taylor Swift Do?” shall delve into the profound narratives echoing through her lyrical compositions, encompassing profound notions pertaining to familial ties, companionship, the allure of celebrity, and beyond.
Alexandra Wormley, an esteemed educator entrusted with the task of instructing the class, is adamant that this material will spark profound debates and serve as an invaluable pedagogical tool for comprehending intricate psychological tenets.
“The course is basically using Taylor Swift as a semester-long example of different phenomena — gossip, relationships, revenge,” said Wormley, emphasizing that “the class is not a seminar on how much we like or dislike her — we want to be able to learn about psychology.”
Taylor Swift received some unexpected visitors during her most recent “The Eras Tour” stop at Sofi Stadium.
It was none other than late NBA legend Kobe Bryant’s wife Vanessa and their daughters. Bryant even posted a heartfelt tribute to Swift on Instagram hours before the show.
Swift took the time before the concert ended to give Bianka a tight hug and kiss while also giving the 6-year-old a cute hat.
Vanessa, who appreciated Swift’s gesture, posted the happy moment to her Instagram account and added, “We love you @taylorswift”.
Many Taylor Swift fans were moved to tears after witnessing Swift’s touching gesture, which was the highlight of the night.
Vanessa and her daughter have not been seen in public very often. Bianka in particular. Fans appear to be overjoyed to see Bianka happy.
How is Taylor Swift’s “The Eras Tour” Going?
The 12-time Grammy winner remains one of the music industry’s most powerful figures. During the ongoing tour, the 33-year-old has also contributed significantly to the country’s economy.
Swift’s tour has made quite a stir on social media recently. Many people from all over the world have traveled long distances to see Swift perform.
The Eras Tour broke worldwide ticket sales records. The tour sold over 2.4 million tickets on the first day of the US presale alone, making it the most sold by an artist in a single day, surpassing Robbie Williams, who sold 1.6 million tickets for his Close Encounters Tour in 2005.
According to reports, there was a sudden increase in hotel room sales in the country. Furthermore, it has been reported that Swift could earn up to $1.5 billion from her concerts alone.
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 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.
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.