Taylor Swift was disappointed to find out that she won in only one category despite being nominated for a record-breaking nine awards at the 2015 MTV EMAs. Why was Swift disappointed? Because the ceremony was held just two days before the anniversary of her record-breaking 1989 album.
Taylor Swift, who won Best Song for “Bad Blood” (featuring Kendrick Lamar), was not even present at the ceremony, nor did she film an acceptance speech, as reported by Billboard. The 25-year-old singer is currently on tour in Atlanta.
Taylor Swift was also nominated for Best Collaboration, Best Live Act, Best Look, Best Pop, Best Female, and Best Video, according to News Australia. But it was the year of Justin Bieber, who won four out of six awards for which he was nominated.
— billboard (@billboard) October 26, 2015
In addition, Adele has just toppled Taylor Swift’s record for single-day Vevo views with the video for “Hello,” as reported by the Verge. And there is no surprise about that since it was the first single from Adele’s upcoming album 25. It was also Adele’s first song in three years, which is why the singer managed to repeat the success of Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” video.
If you haven’t caught it yet, Ellen’s parody video of Adele’s “Hello” video clip is a must-watch!
The “Bad Blood” video saw 20.1 million views in its first day, according to the Verge. Meanwhile, Adele’s new hit was watched 27.7 million times in just 24 hours. But Taylor Swift holds another record with her video for “Blank Space” — last week it became the most-viewed Vevo video of all time with over 1.2 billion views.
Taylor Swift released her record-breaking album 1989 one year ago, and it seems like Swift’s fans are still excited about it.
“1989 came out 1 year ago today. It’s been the best year of my life. I love you guys. #HappyBirthday1989,” Taylor Swift tweeted earlier on October 27.
The tweet had attached a re-modeled version of her Polaroid-reviving 1989 cover, featuring a birthday cupcake and a party horn.
1989 came out 1 year ago today. It's been the best year of my life. I love you guys. #HappyBirthday1989 pic.twitter.com/J1Xx2NKIkE
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) October 27, 2015
In order to celebrate the one-year anniversary, Taylor Swift released an acoustic piano version of “Out of the Woods.” The track is also part of her Grammy Museum exhibit, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Taylor Swift performed the piano version of “Out of the Woods” in the Clive Davis Theater on September 30, and in the video, she speaks about the meaning behind the lyrics and her inspiration for penning the song.
“I’m going to play you a song that I wrote about a relationship that I was in that the number one feeling I felt in the relationship was anxiety because it felt very fragile. It felt very tentative.”
The track “Out of the Woods” was written by Taylor Swift and Jack Antonoff and is the fourth track on her 1989 album. The track has never been released as a single.
Taylor Swift’s fans noted that the singer’s style changed right when she released 1989’s first single, “Shake It Off,” on August 18, 2014. The new Taylor Swift presented herself to the world with a brand new freshness and unique style.
And the single “Shake It Off” was doing well in the charts for a few months, and then Taylor Swift released the highly anticipated album 1989 on October 27, 2014, and made her fans fall in love with her new style.
1989 is still one of the most downloaded albums on iTunes, which features five huge singles off the album: “Shake It Off,” “Blank Space,” “Style,” “Bad Blood,” and “Wildest Dreams,” which just hit No. 1 on the Billboard Pop Songs chart. Back in July, “Blank Space” became the fastest video to hit one billion views on Vevo.
The Blank Space video just became the fastest to hit 1 billion views on @vevo & Bad Blood is #1 at pop radio for a 3rd week. THANKS GUYS!!!
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) July 6, 2015
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