Taylor SwiftTaylor Swift artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music
Some things actually are surprising: Taylor Swift, performing on ABC's Good Morning America in New York City on Oct. 30, sold over a million copies of her new album, 1989, in its first week.
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The Beastie Boys accepting the award for best Hip Hop video for "Intergalactic" at the 1999 Video Music Awards. Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz (left) used the occasion to speak out about violence toward women during concerts.
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