"Blank Space" is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Taylor
Swift (pictured) for her fifth studio album, 1989. The song was released
to US radio stations as the second single from 1989 on November 10,
2014, by Republic Records in partnership with Swift's label at the time,
Big Machine. Swift co-wrote the song with its producers Max Martin and
Shellback. "Blank Space" spent seven weeks at the top of the US
Billboard Hot 100, and has been certified eight times platinum by the
Recording Industry Association of America. Contemporary critics praised
the song's production and Swift's songwriting, and some picked it as
1989's highlight. The song earned three nominations at the 58th Grammy
Awards, including in two general categories—Record of the Year and
Song of the Year. Cover versions of the song in various genres have been
performed by I Prevail, Ryan Adams, and other rock musicians.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blank_Space>
Today's selected anniversaries:
British troops swiftly defeated rebels led by William Lyon
Mackenzie and Anthony Van Egmond at the Battle of Montgomery's Tavern,
the only major confrontation of the Upper Canada Rebellion.
Australian cricketer Jack Fingleton became the first player to
score centuries in four consecutive Test innings.
Spanish authorities captured Croatian Army general Ante
Gotovina, who was wanted for war crimes committed during the Croatian
War of Independence; he was eventually cleared of all charges.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. (obsolete, rare) Pertaining to the French diplomat Ferdinand de
Lesseps, who designed the Suez Canal.
2. (marine biology) Of or relating to organisms that migrate from the
Red Sea to the eastern Mediterranean Sea by means of the Suez Canal.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
To note an artist's limitations is but to define his talent. A
reporter can write equally well about everything that is presented to
his view, but a creative writer can do his best only with what lies
within the range and character of his deepest sympathies.
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