It’s hard to hate Taylor Swift even if you aren’t a fan of her music.
The blonde beauty’s charismatic personality and love for her fans are reason enough to love the chart-topping songstress who just released her first full pop album, 1989.
Aside from the secret sessions Swift hosted which consisted of house parties with fans who she personally invited, shared baked goods and an intimate and exclusive listening of the full album firsthand before anyone else along with her recent stop at a senior picture photo shoot in Central Park, Swift has been making headlines for all the right reasons.
Having celebrated the biggest album release week of 2014, Swift recently announced The 1989 World Tour which kicks off on May 20 in Louisiana and visits 57 stadiums and arenas throughout North America and Europe. Despite the extensive tour, more dates are to be added that will include additional North American dates along with dates in Australia set for the later part of 2015.
Swift will be accompanied by “Riptide” singer Vance Joy and Vine sensation Shawn Mendes on select dates.
The tour is in support of her fifth studio album, 1989 which is the first record of 2014 to sell more than 1 million copies in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan data having sold a total of 1.3 million copies.
Not only is it the first album to sell more than 1 million copies following its release, but the record makes Swift the only artist to ever have three albums sell over a million copies within the first week of release. Other Swift albums that have sold beyond 1 million copies within the first week of release include 2010’s Speak Now with 1.047 million copies sold and 2012’s Red which sold 1.21 million copies.