In an extra endearing bit of news, she also had a bit of a J.Law moment, tripping on the stairs and recovering (how many times can we use that shake it off joke?) with an extra large laugh:
Taylor Swift proved she can really shake it off. Not only did the 25-year-old songstress brave New York City's very chilly temperatures in a crop top on New Year's Eve, but she also recovered from a trip down the stairs Wednesday evening.
Swift's tumble followed her performance of hit tracks "Welcome to New York" and "Shake It Off" from her latest album "1989" for the screaming crowd in Times Square.
"I know in 2014 there was something that got under your skin. It really bothered you. Now is the time, New York City. I want to see you shake it off," she said ahead of belting out the chart-topping tune. The blond beauty bounced back quickly from her minor slip and stood alongside Ryan Seacrest during "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015" broadcast as the clock struck midnight.
BBC Radio 1 has announced that its annual Big Weekend will take place in Norwich later this year. The station's flagship event will be held in the city's Earlham Park on 23-24 May. Seven time Grammy winner Taylor Swift is the first act confirmed for Europe's biggest free ticketed music event. "They are rowdy, insane, in the best way - there seems to be a lot of jumping, which I love," the singer said of the UK crowd. "Everyone talks about the festivals in England being the best ones you can go to. I feel like I've been missing out - I'm really excited."
The full line-up for the event and ticketing information will be announced on Radio 1 over the coming months. Last year's event in Glasgow was opened by One Direction and headlined by Coldplay and Katy Perry. In the lead up to Big Weekend, for the fourth year running, Radio 1 and BBC Learning will also open the doors to Radio 1's Academy. The station hopes to inspire local 16-19-year-olds to take the next step in their careers by inviting them to attend a series of radio shows, masterclasses and Q&As.
Radio 1 Breakfast Show host Nick Grimshaw said: "I can't wait to start the festival season with Radio 1's Big Weekend." Radio 1's Big Weekend will also host a number of acts who've come through BBC Introducing. Last year, Royal Blood and Catfish and the Bottlemen performed.
Throughout January, Taylor Swift's Instagram seemed like a shared account between the 1989 singer and the three Haim sisters. First, the quartet (plus Lorde) were photographed wandering around Catalina. Two weeks later, Swift and Haim were topside in Maui and rocking matching Bill Murray shirts. Fans can expect the Hefe-filtered exploits of Swift and Danielle, Este and Alana Haim to continue into 2015 as Swift announced Sunday that Haim have been added as special guests for select dates on the singer's upcoming 1989 World Tour.
"Haim is joining the 1989 Tour. This is not a drill," Swift notified her legions of followers across social media. According to Swift's official site, Haim will join the 1989 trek for 17 shows across seven U.S. cities spread over three months. The cities where Haim will serve as special guest are East Rutherford, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Foxborough, Massachusetts, Nashville and St. Louis, plus a five-night stand at Haim's hometown of Los Angeles' Staples Center.
Haim join previously announced opening act Vance Joy as the "Riptide" singer was tapped for the entirety of the 1989 World Tour's North American leg. Swift's live obligations will unofficially kick off February 8th with a performance at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, where her new tour mates Haim are nominated for Best New Artist. Swift herself is nominated for three Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year and Song of the Year for "Shake It Off." Following the Grammys and a stop at the BRIT Awards on February 25th, Swift's 1989 World Tour will commence for real May 5th and 6th in Tokyo, Japan.
Taylor Swift shows with Haim as special guest: July 10 & 11 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium July 13 & 14 – Washington, DC @ Nationals Park July 18 & 19 – Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field July 24 & 25 – Foxborough, MA @ Gillette Stadium August 21 & 22 & 24 - 26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center September 25 & 26– Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena September 28 & 29 – St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
Taylor Swift took to her Tumblr to make a big announcement yesterday (Feb. 2), but it wasn’t one that fans were too happy about. Turns out, Swift will not be performing at the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards, airing this Sunday (Feb. 8) on CBS, because she was just too busy gearing up for her own tour, which kicks off in Louisiana on May 20.
In a post titled “Grammy Talk,” Swift explains she wanted to update those fans who have been asking her plans for this Sunday so they wouldn’t be surprised. “I’m really excited to be nominated for 3 Grammys this year and even more excited that I’ll be there having a dance party/rage fest in the audience. I will also be presenting the award for Best New Artist,” she writes.
“Since my whole life is wrapped up and entangled in the planning of The 1989 World Tour right now, I’m not going to be performing on the Grammys this year. I need this time to focus only on the tour.” She ends her note by writing, “I hope I’ll see you out there at one of the stadiums this summer having a rage fest of your own!”
Taylor Swift has revealed her Grammy date for the weekend: It's Abigail Anderon, her best friend since her pre-fame days. Anderson will be familiar to Swift superfans. She regularly pops up in behind-the-scenes videos, Swift's Instagram and even her lyrics, getting a callout in early Swift song "Fifteen."
"My date to the Grammys is........ @abigail_lauren!! We'll try to dress as well in 2015 as we did in 2005.#GetReady," Swift captioned the below goofy throwback picture. The photo is great evidence that Anderson can match Swift goofy dance move for goofy dance move -- very important for Sunday's cameras.