Taylor Swift is set to dominate the 2015 Billboard Music Awards with release of long-awaited Bad Blood video debut. This young storyteller has been a household name for country music lovers since 2004. The 25-year-old singer has mastered the social-media game by rolling out sneak peek posters for the music video. Swift has given glimpses of the star-studded group who will join her in, what appears to be, an action-themed video.
Swift launched into music super-stardom early in her career and is still country music’s sweetheart. Since age 11, she has been eager to sink her craft into country music, but would not settle for any deal that did not meet her standards. The Blank Space singer was offered a contract before she even reached 14; she refused the deal because it did not permit her to write and sing her own songs.
When the deal was right, Taylor joined the game and quickly made a name for herself. The Begin Again singer has been the recipient of many honors and awards, and has sold in excess of 40 million albums and 130 million song downloads. To date, Swift has 34 Billboard Music Awards, 16 American Music Awards, eleven Country Music Association Awards, seven Grammy Awards, eight Academy of Country Music Awards and one Brit Award. Swift has also been honored in the Songwriters Hall of Fame and by the Nashville Songwriters Association.
At age 19, the Everything Has Changed singer was the youngest ever to win the CMA’s top trophy for entertainer of the year. Known primarily for her success as a country music star, in 2014 Swift released 1989 which highlighted a turn for the star with more of a pop sound. Although a different genre for Swift, the album was well received and served as further confirmation that she is not afraid to do things her way.
Tonight in Las Vegas the songwriter will turn a new leaf with the release of her Bad Blood music project. The inspiration behind the video and its harsh lyrics have generated a host of curiosity which has only heightened as a result of Taylor’s social media sneak peeks. The video, according to the singer, is about another female artist who is also famous. Under the direction of Joseph Kahn, Bad Blood is centered on a girl-versus-girl dispute and includes many of Swift’s friends as main characters.
All signs point to a huge night for Swift who will no doubt be accompanied by a host of friends and supposedly, her new love, Calvin Harris. In the heart of what many have deemed a match made in music heaven is the famous DJ and Country Music sweetheart. Harris has been called the perfect counterpart for the young singer, as he “holds his own” in the music world.
In 2014, Harris was named by Forbes as the highest paid DJ bringing in nearly $66 million. This was a great year for his new-found love as well. She was named Billboard’s Woman of the Year and released a quadruple-platinum album. Last year, Swift and Forbes ranked in their highest earnings so far.
Taylor Swift is set to rule the Billboard Music Awards tonight with the release of her new Bad Blood video. Many of the star-studded cast members have already been revealed; the last one announced was Selena Gomez who will be the lead actress. The fans are excited to finally witness the debut of the highly anticipated video premiere. The unveiling of Bad Blood takes place on May 17, 2015, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The music awards ceremony will be aired live on ABC at 8:00 p.m. EST.
by Cherese Jackson (Virginia)
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