Taylor Swift, who was the first woman to pack Australian stadiums since Madonna, flogged her rivals to be music’s top earner in 2013 according to US website Billboard.com’s annual rich list.
Swift, now 24, made more than $44 million in 2013 based on Nielsen data and Billboard’s own data â€” it runs the charts in the United States. More than $33 million of Swift’s earnings came from ticket sales for the Red tour, which she brought here in December, last year. The rest came from physical album sales, downloads and streaming.
Swift’s touring revenues were higher than any other artist on the planet, she was fifth highest earner on streaming royalties and sixth on downloads. She was downloaded 10 million times last year.
Sales of Swift’s merchandise and her various sponsorships, (including Diet Coke, Elizabeth Arden and Keds, which are flat canvas shoes) were not counted in Billboard’s estimates although the website estimated she would have earned at least an extra $11 million.
The top 10 was completed by Beyonce, Maroon 5, emerging country star Luke Bryan, Aussie favourite Pink and Fleetwood Mac.
Billboard’s top 20 richest musicians (earnings in Australian dollars):
1- Taylor Swift $44,004,199
2- Kenny Chesney $36,529,685
3- Justin Timberlake $34,872,659
4- Bon Jovi $32,627,750
5- The Rolling Stones $29,067,924
6- Beyonce $27,079,741
7- Maroon 5 $24,702649
8- Luke Bryan $24,544,667
9- Pink $22,249,891
10- Fleetwood Mac $21,197,957
11- Justin Bieber $20,924,461
12- Bruno Mars $20,886,987
13- One Direction $19,999,176
14- Jason Aldean $19,836,051
15- George Strait $17,738 584
16- Jay-Z $17,349,620
17- Michael Buble $16,044,612
18- Mumford & Sons 15707869
19- Dave Matthews Band $15,441,645
20- Rihanna $15,288,096
I’ve added HQ images of Taylor from two events over the weekend, one was a pre-party for the Oscars, and one was a post-party. Enjoy!
Taylor Swift has been nominated for two Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards. Nickelodeon announced the nominees on February 24 and E!Online and Taylor subsequently shared the news on their websites.
Taylor Swift is in the running for Favorite Female Singer. She competes against Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez, and Katy Perry.
Taylor Swift is also nominated for â€śI Knew You Were Troubleâ€ť as Favorite Song. Katy Perryâ€™s â€śRoar,â€ť One Directionâ€™s â€śStory of My Life,â€ť and Miley Cyrusâ€™ â€śWrecking Ballâ€ť compete in that category.
So far, Taylor Swift has not commented on her nominations via her Twitter account, but the country star is also keeping pretty busy painting her Red Tour across Europe.
Though the name implies the awards show is for kids, the Kidsâ€™ Choice Awards are decided by fans of all ages. Anyone who wants to vote can do so at Nick.com.
Winners will be revealed during the Kidsâ€™ Choice Awards, which begins at 7:00 p.m. Central on Saturday, March 29.
KedsÂ® announces its sponsorship of seven-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift’s The RED Tour, making stops throughout Asia this June. The critically acclaimed RED Tour, which has reached over 1.5 million fans in sold-out stadiums and arenas on three continents thus far, includes stops in Tokyo, as well as Manila, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, where the tour is presented by Cornetto.
Each venue on Taylor’s Asian tour will feature the KedsÂ® Style Studio, a unique interactive pop-up brand experience where fans can learn more about KedsÂ® footwear, learn how to be brave with their personal style, take photos, and win exclusive prizes. Throughout the length of the tour’s Asian leg, KedsÂ® will be running a series of giveaways that include seat upgrades and backstage tours. Follow KedsÂ® on their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts (@Keds for all) for tour updates and information on how to get in on the action.
The Taylor Swift tour sponsorship marks an exciting new chapter in KedsÂ® presence in Asia, marked by an unprecedented growth cycle and demand from fans over the past several seasons. Expanded distribution now includes six new powerhouse partners serving markets throughout Asia, which will help ensure that girls have more access than ever before to the freshest collections, largest assortments, and unique feminine style that is undeniably KedsÂ®.
“We’re thrilled to be part of Taylor Swift’s The RED Tour, and to be offering our fans fun and exciting ways to experience KedsÂ®,” said Rick Blackshaw, President, KedsÂ®. “It was awesome to see Taylor wearing KedsÂ® on stage, and during her US tour we saw over a million of her fans and so many brave girls who love our sneakers as much as Taylor does. We can’t wait to bring that same fearless style to even more fans around the globe.”
June 1: Tokyo, Japan
June 4: Jakarta, Indonesia, presented by Cornetto
June 6: Manila, Philippines, presented by Cornetto
June 9: Bangkok, Thailand, presented by Cornetto
June 11: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, presented by Cornetto
June 12: Singapore, presented by Cornetto
Thanks to Fran, we have a stunning new layout! I really love this photoshoot of Taylor, and thought it was time for a new main site layout. Let me know what you think in the comments below
Danny from ‘The Script’ was Taylor’s special guest for the second night at London’s O2 Arena. Check out a fan video below.
I’ve added some MQ photos from Taylor’s Glamour shoot. Check them out in the gallery.
I’ve added some new photos of Taylor from the Keds Spring 2014 Campaign. Check them out in the gallery.
Check out this video of Taylor behind the scenes of her Glamour shoot. I’ve screencapped it and added the caps to the gallery.
Taylor kicked off her London shows on Feb 2nd, and Ed Sheeran surprised the guests with a performance of ‘Lego House’ with Taylor! Check out the video below.