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TORONTO (October 21, 2014) – On Monday, Oct. 27 at 6:30 p.m. ET, Much celebrates that day’s release of Taylor Swift’s highly anticipated fifth studio album, 1989, with the premiere of the all-new 30-minute interview special, MUCH PRESENTS: TAYLOR SWIFT. Hosted by Much’s Liz Trinnear, the special focuses on the seven-time GRAMMY® Award winner’s career, rise to fame, and music, including her massive #1 hit single from 1989, “Shake It Off”. MUCH PRESENTS: TAYLOR SWIFT encores at 8:30 p.m. ET and streams on Much.ca immediately following the broadcast. Click here for a sneak peek.
In the intimate and fun sit-down interview, Liz gets up close and personal with Swift as she dishes about her sound evolution on 1989, her style, and staying “open”. In their interview, Swift comments:
“…as a songwriter you’re supposed to stay very open to all the emotions and intuitions and fleeting impulses you have as a person; as a celebrity you’re taught that you’re supposed to put up all these emotional protective walls around yourself to make sure that you keep all of the negativity out – so it’s kind of conflicting messages. And for me, I just try to stay as open to change as possible.”
Much’s Liz Trinnear and pop phenom Taylor Swift strike a pose during their 30-minute interview
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Preceding MUCH PRESENTS: TAYLOR SWIFT, Much gives “Swifties” a chance to “Shake It Off” with a videoflow special dedicated to the pop songstress, SPOTLIGHT: TAYLOR SWIFT, beginning at 6 p.m. ET. The special 30-minute countdown features some of Swift’s mega-hits including “Mine”, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”, and “Shake It Off”.
Taylor Swift, who writes all of her own songs, is a global superstar, seven-time GRAMMY winner and the youngest winner in history of the music industry's highest honor, the GRAMMY Award for Album of the Year. She is the first artist since the Beatles (and the only female artist in history) to log six or more weeks at #1 in the U.S. with three consecutive studio albums. Taylor has an album on Rolling Stone's prestigious The 50 Greatest Albums of All Time (by women) list, Time magazine has named her one of the 100 Most Influential People in the world, and she is Billboard's youngest-ever Woman of the Year and the only artist to have been awarded this honour twice. Taylor has career record sales in excess of 30 million albums and almost 80 million song downloads worldwide, and has had singles top both the pop and country radio charts around the globe. Taylor's album RED, released almost two years ago on Big Machine Records, has sold more than 6 million copies worldwide to date, including more than 1.2 million copies in the U.S. in its first week, scoring the highest first-week sales debut of any album in over a decade. Taylor is the only female artist in music history (and just the fourth artist ever) to twice have an album (2010's Speak Now and 2012's RED) hit the 1 million plus first-week sales figure. ”Shake It Off” is the first single off her fifth studio album 1989 (Big Machine Records), which will be released on October 27, 2014. The single has topped Billboard’s Pop, HotAC and Hot 100 charts and has earned double Platinum-status by the RIAA for exceeding sales of two million downloads in the U.S., and has peaked at No. 1 in 64 countries on iTunes. For more information please visit TaylorSwift.com or follow her on Facebook, Google +, Instagram, LINE/TaylorSwift, Tumblr, and Twitter
Fans can be a part of all-things Taylor Swift by following @Much on Twitter and using the hashtag #TaylorOnMuch.
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