Taylor Swift (born 1989) is an American singer-songwriter. She has sold
more than 50 million albums and 150 million single downloads worldwide.
Swift released her self-titled debut album in 2006, which spent more
weeks than any other album on the Billboard 200 in the 2000s. Her second
album, Fearless (2008), became the best-seller of 2009 in the US and won
four Grammy Awards, with Swift becoming the youngest Album of the Year
winner. With her later albums Speak Now (2010), Red (2012), 1989 (2014)
and Reputation (2017), she became the first act to have four albums sell
a million copies within one week in the US. The last three albums
spawned the number-one singles "We Are Never Ever Getting Back
Together", "Shake It Off", "Blank Space", "Bad Blood",
and "Look What
You Made Me Do". Swift's many accolades include ten Grammy Awards and
appearances in Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time,
Time 100, and Forbes Celebrity 100..
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forbes_Celebrity_100>
Today's selected anniversaries:
Palestine riots: Arabs began attacking Jews in Hebron in the
British Mandate of Palestine, killing more than sixty people in two
Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union signed the
Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, a 10-year, mutual non-aggression treaty,
which also secretly divided Northern and Eastern Europe into German and
Soviet spheres of influence.
Singing Revolution: Approximately two million people joined
hands to form a human chain spanning 675.5 kilometres (419.7 mi) across
the Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian Soviet republics, to demonstrate
their desire for independence.
Natascha Kampusch, who had been abducted at the age of ten in
Vienna, escaped from her captor Wolfgang Přiklopil after more than
eight years in captivity.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. (transitive, also figuratively) To draw or paint; to delineate.
2. (transitive, obsolete) To illuminate, as a manuscript; to decorate
with gold or some other bright colour.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
My Son, Freedom is best, I tell thee true, of all things to be
won. Then never live within the Bond of Slavery.
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