Jan. 12 American Hustle star Jennifer Lawrence (far left) crashes Swift's interview with E!'s Ryan Seacrest on the Golden Globes red carpet. "I was going to push you down the stairs," teased the wacky actress.
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Feb. 11 Ellie Goulding joins Swift on...
Feb. 11 Ellie Goulding joins Swift onstage for the second time during the latter's Red Tour. The duo perform the British singer's hit "Burn" at London's O2 Arena. Afterward, Swift tweets, "Ellie forever."
Feb. 23 Spends the day at the beach i...
Feb. 23 Spends the day at the beach in Malibu with another new pal, New Zealand pop star Lorde (left). Swift posts a photo on Instagram of the two that reads, "Bare feet in the sand on a Saturday."
Parts way with her publicist...
Parts way with her publicist of nearly seven years, Paula Erickson, and, in April, hires former Warner Music Nashville PR executive Tree Paine. Becomes first client of Paine's new firm, Premium PR.
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March 10 Tops Billboard's annual Mone...
March 10 Tops Billboard's annual Money Makers rich list, after earning a robust $39,699,575 in 2013 thanks to her blockbuster 2012 album Red, and its subsequent tour. The latter grossed $30 million, according to Billboard Boxscore.
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March 29 Makes headlines when she pu...
March 29 Makes headlines when she purchases two adjacent lofts at a swank Tribeca address from The Hobbit filmmaker Peter Jackson for a reported $20 million.
May 13 "Happy Birthday to my favorite...
May 13 "Happy Birthday to my favorite person to have picnics with... the magical, kind-hearted, wondrous @lenadunham," reads the Instagram snap that Swift posts for the Girls creator-star's 28th.
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July 3 The Red Tour wraps. According ...
July 3 The Red Tour wraps. According to Boxscore, it grosses $150 million, smashing the all-time revenue record for a single tour by a country artist held by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.
July 7 In a Wall Street Journal op-ed...
July 7 In a Wall Street Journal op-ed piece on the state of the music industry, Swift writes: "Music is art, and art is important and rare. Important, rare things are valuable. Valuable things should be paid for."
Aug. 14 Appears on The Tonight Show ...
Aug. 14 Appears on The Tonight Show to promote her cameo in the film The Giver. Sports fake braces and references “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" in an "Ew!" skit with host Jimmy Fallon.
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Aug. 18 Shakes up country purists whe...
Aug. 18 Shakes up country purists when she premieres her new single, "Shake It Off," and announces the October release of her "first documented, official pop album," 1989, during a Yahoo live stream.
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New Yorkers wince when Swift...
New Yorkers wince when Swift, a resident for less than a year, is named the "Global Welcome Ambassador for New York City" and shoots a series of videos in which, for instance, she defines the word "bodega."
Nov. 2 1989 debuts atop the Billboard...
Nov. 2 1989 debuts atop the Billboard 200 with the biggest sales week for an album since 2002: 1.29 million copies, according to Nielsen Music. The next day, she pulls her catalog off Spotify in a dispute over the service's free tier.
Dec. 12 Wraps up her stellar year by ...
Dec. 12 Wraps up her stellar year by receiving Billboard's Woman of the Year Award for the second time, landing on the cover and sharing honors with Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea.