I’ve added over 300 HQ images of Taylor attending and performing at the IHeartRadio Music Festival on Friday night. Check them out in the gallery.
Check out all of Taylor’s performances from her appearance on Friday night at the IHeartRadio Music Festival. She performed 22, Shake it Off, and Love Story.
Taylor Swift shows off her midriff on the red carpet at the first night of the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival on Friday evening (September 19) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
The 24-year-old singer kicked off the show that night and her new album title 1989 was the big backdrop to the stage. Check back later for performance videos and photos!
On the red carpet, Taylor was presented with a big milestone plaque to commemorate her new single βShake It Offβ being the RIAAβs fastest certified platinum song in 2014, as well as being the first artist to debut at number one on the iHeartRadio chart.
FYI: Taylor is wearing a Calvin Klein Collection outfit and Christian Louboutin shoes.
Taylor Swift is coming Down Under to perform on the Australian X Factor.
The singer is at No.1 in the Australian ARIA singles charts for the third week running with Shake it Off, and is set to perform on the Grand Final of the reality TV show next month.
The singer’s appearance was confirmed on her official website on Sunday under the blog title: “This Blog will be Short and Sweet…”.
“Taylor will appear on the Grand final of X Factor Australia.(Late October),” the blog post read.
The blog post also hinted at some other action from the pop star while she’s Down Under, and directed fans to her Australian Twitter account for further details.
“Taylor Swift AU is organising a Swiftnic in Sydney on the Day of the grand final See twitter @TaySwiftAus for more info.. TAYLOR IS COMING TO AUSTRALIA …,” the post continued.
The singer will be launching her next album, 1989, in October and fans can expect a complete pop album.
Having written more pop/country hits in the past, Swift worked with infamous pop producer Max Martin (Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys) on this record and has revealed it will be pure pop.
Swift also revealed the name of the album, 1989, which references the year she was born and also the inspiration behind it.
“I was listening to a lot of late 80s pop because I really love the chances they were taking, I loved how bold it was and how ahead of its time it was,” she said during a live broadcast on Yahoo last month.
“It apparently was a time of limitless potential.
“Bright colours, bold chances, rebellion and the idea of that was so inspiring to me … the idea of endless possibility was kind of the theme in the last year of my life,” she said.
Aside from shaking it off, Taylor Swift revealed to Rolling Stone you can expect lots of pop and a sense of discovery when it comes to the tracks on her upcoming fifth studio album 1989.
Swift, whose single “Shake It Off” on the highly anticipated album has already reached the No. 1 spot on the charts, said another lead track off her album captures her recent move to New York City. “I was so intimidated by this city for so long,” she told the mag. “It’s so big, with so many people. I thought I would never be able to make it here, because I wasn’t something enough β bold enough, brave enough to take on this huge city in all of its blaring honesty. And then at a certain point I just thought, ‘I’m ready.'”
The 24-year-old songstress, who is ditching her country roots for a more pop sound, also revealed the album is heavily influenced by Swedish producer Max Martin, who produced almost half of the songs on the album. Swift’s pal, and Lena Dunham’s beau, Jack Antonoff also lent his help with the tracks, co-writing and co-producing two songs off the LP which she reveals channel ’80s pop music.
“The moment when we shifted from friendship into working together was when we were talking about the snare drum on Fine Young Cannibals’ βShe Drives Me Crazy,'” Antonoff told Rolling Stone. “Taylor brought it up first, and I was like, ‘Holy s–t, you’re not going to believe this: I just sampled that snare in a track.’ I played her one second of it on my iPhone, and she was like, βSend me that track.’ That became a song called βI Wish You Would.'”
And while Swift has said that this album is less “boy-centric” than her past records, fans can rest assured that there still is a fair amount of lyrics and songs derived from things Swift’s written in her journal. One example is the track “Out of the Woods,” which Antonoff co-wrote. “The thing I love about that song,” the fun. guitarist said, “is parts of it reads like a diary, and parts of it read like something 100,000 people should be screaming all together. It’s got these very big lines that everybody can relate to, which are given weight by her being really honest about personal things.”
Overall, Swift says the album, which is titled after her birth year, means freedom. “It was a very experimental time in pop music,” Swift said of the ’80s. “People realized songs didn’t have to be this standard drums-guitar-bass-whatever β¦ We can do so many different things. And I think what you saw happening with music was also happening in our culture, where people were just wearing whatever crazy colors they wanted to, because why not? There just seemed to be this energy about endless opportunities, endless possibilities, endless ways you could live your life. And so with this record, I thought, ‘There are no rules to this β¦ I can make whatever record I want.'”
I’ve added HQ screencaps of Taylor’s small role in ‘The Giver’. The movie is still in cinemas, so go check it out if you haven’t. She’s done an amazing job!
I’ve been a bit slack lately with updating the main page with links to the gallery. Check out the HQ images in the gallery for the following events: