Taylor Swift kicked off 2012 with a performance at the Grammy Awards, followed by the release of “Safe and Sound,” her single from the Hunger Games soundtrack. The soundtrack was actually one of our favourite albums to accompany a movie in 2012. Check out our review here.
It doesn’t hurt to be Taylor Swift… unless, of course, you want to hurt and then write a No. 1 song about it. Taylor topped Forbes list of the richest celebrities under 30 with a $57 million pay cheque last year, beating out stars like Katy Perry, Justin Bieber and Rihanna.
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July 2012 – Taylor Swift at the Teen Choice Awards
Taylor Swift has a lot of teenage fans, so it’s no surprise that she left the Teen Choice Awards with an arm’s load of trophies, including Choice Female Artist, Choice Single by a Female Artist, Choice Country Song and Choice Movie Voice. She also topped our list of the best-dressed stars at the Teen Choice Awards. Check out Taylor’s gorgeous white dress in our post: Teen Choice Awards Best Dressed.
August 2012 – Taylor Swift & “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”
Taylor Swift knows how to turn a bad thing into a good thing… or at least a money-making thing. The release of Taylor’s first single of her album Red, called “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” led a lot of people, including ourselves, to believe she was writing about ex-boyfriend Jake Gyllenhaal. We analyzed the lyrics, along with the lyrics of Taylor’s most famous revenge songs about her famous ex-boyfriends in our post: Taylor Swift’s Ex-Boyfriends & The Songs They Inspire – Including “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”.
August 2012 – Taylor Swift dates Conor Kennedy
We thought for sure Taylor Swift had found a boyfriend who would last when she started dating Conor Kennedy. She seemed enamoured by his family’s status in America and even started to dress more like Jackie Kennedy. We were so sure of their love, in fact, that it inspired us to write the post: 5 Signs Taylor Swift’s New Boyfriend Conor Kennedy Will Last. Check it out and see how very wrong we were!
October 2012 – Taylor Swift releases Red & breaks up with Conor Kennedy
Just a few days after Taylor Swift’s 4th album Red dropped, Us Weekly announced that she had also broken up with 18-year-old boyfriend Conor Kennedy. Okay, so we were wrong, but at least Taylor has a whole bunch of new material for her next album, right?
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November 2012 – Taylor Swift shows off legs at American Music Awards
Taylor Swift embraced her new single status at the American Music Awards in a gorgeous Zuhair Murad dress, which we told you all about in our post: Taylor Swift Dazzles in Zuhair Murad Dress at American Music Awards.
December 2012 – Taylor Swift & Harry Styles make it official
Taylor Swift started being tied to new boyfriend Harry Styles, from the British boy band One Direction, at the end of November, but we only believed it once we finally saw them photographed together in Central Park in early December. We told you all about it in our post: Taylor Swift & Harry Styles Photographed Together In Central Park!. Things have been staying steamy between the two ever since!
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