Taylor Swift was recently awarded a plaque and Tiffany & Co. cuff bracelet for achieving a major milestone at Los Angeles’ Staples Center and then gave 20 college students a gift of her own — free tickets.
Taylor Swift surprises 20 college students, members of the Grammy U group, with free tickets to her concert at Staples Center on Aug. 20, 2013. Swift was honored by the arena for having sold out 11 concerts there over the court of her career.
Taylor Swift honored, gets Tiffany cuff gift
Taylor Swift arrives for the first out of four sold-out shows at Staples Center in Los Angeles, where she is continuing her 2013 RED world tour, on Aug. 19, 2013.
The 23-year-old pop and country star received her awards on Wednesday, Aug. 20 at a press conference. Swift was honored for becoming the first solo artist to have sold out 11 concerts in total at Staples Center. The Latin pop group Mana was the first to sell out 11 shows at the arena.
Staples’ senior vice president and general manager presented Swift with a plaque and Tiffany cuff bracelet, which appeared to be made of sterling silver).
“Oh wow. This is great. This is nice,” Swift said, after she opened the signature robin egg blue box to reveal her gift.
Tiffany & Co. sterling silver cuffs retail from $700 to $1,250. Her piece of jewelry was inscribed with the words “Staples Center 11 record-breaking sold-out shows.” Swift broke records previously held by Britney Spears (eight sold-out shows) and Justin Timberlake and Madonna (seven sold-out shows).
The students, who are studying music in various schools and are members of the Grammy U group, attended the press conference after going to a sound check for her concert that day — the second out of four sold-out shows, which are part of her 2013 RED tour.
“These are sold-out shows but I held back 20 tickets if you guys wanted to come tonight,” she said. “I don’t know if you’re busy or anything but if you wanted to come, you certainly can. I’m very happy to have you guys and very excited that you guys are interested in music and also interested in what we do so I’ll see you later.”
At the concert, Swift was joined by Canadian indie rock duo Tegan and Sara, who performed the song “Closer” with the pop star.
Swift attended the press event wearing an ivory Elie Saab Fall/Winter 2013 Ready-to-Wear blouse with sheer lace detail tucked into black pleated shorts from the designer’s Resort 2013 Ready-to-Wear collection.
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The official music video for Taylor’s song Begin Again has been released. Check it out below. Screencaptures coming soon.
EDIT: I’ve added over 200 HQ screencaps of Taylor’s music video.
New song “State of Grace” from RED will be available for download on iTunes TONIGHT at 12am ET! Only 7 days until RED.
Taylor was on the Jonathon Ross show recently, and I’ve added HD screencaps to the gallery. I’ve also posted the video so you guys can watch it.
Taylor was interviewed on Nightline on Monday the 1st, and I uploaded HD screencaps of Tuesday, but I haven’t had a chance to link the gallery. So here’s the video, and here are the caps.
“Red,” the title track from the forthcoming album RED, will be available for download on iTunes tonight at 12am ET! Check out a preview of the song below:
I’ve added HQ screencaps to the gallery from Taylor’s online appearance. Check out the link below.
Taylor was onstage for almost 30 minutes on Saturday night, and performed a few songs (including her latest single, We are never getting back together). Below is the full video, and below that is the link to over 2000 HQ screencaps in the gallery.
Bringing her country charm to one of music’s biggest events, Taylor Swift was on hand to take the stage at this year’s 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas on Saturday night (September 22).
Swapping out of a bright red dress and into her sparkly custom stage frock, the “Fearless” songstress confidently belted out her biggest tracks at the MGM Grand Garden Arena venue.
Prior to offering up her energizing performance, Miss Swift roamed the backstage area while mingling with fellow country crooner Brad Paisley and concert closer, Pitbull.
The 22-year-old also took a moment to chat with iHeartRadio’s Elvis Duran and Ellen K about her fear of slot machines, love of a screaming crowd and how she likes to relax at home. For Taylor’s complete interview, check out the player below!