New Exhibit Features Artifacts From the
Personal Collection of Superstar Taylor Swift
Exhibition to Open Dec. 13th, 2014
“Global superstar Taylor Swift is one of popular music’s biggest talents, whose music is beloved by millions of fans worldwide,” said Bob Santelli, Executive Director of the GRAMMY Museum. “The story of Taylor’s remarkable rise to superstardom is one that the GRAMMY Museum is extremely excited to tell.”
On display through May 10, 2015, the exhibit will feature:
- Early childhood reading books
- Never-before-seen family and childhood photos
- Tour costumes from Swift’s RED Tour
- Handwritten lyrics for the singer/songwriter’s hit “22”
- Swift’s 2009 GRAMMY Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for “White Horse”
- Official props used in the music video for “Shake It Off”
- Dresses worn by Swift in her music video for “Mean”
- The dress Swift wore in the music video for “Teardrops On My Guitar”
- Swift’s banjo used during her performance at the 54th GRAMMY Awards in 2012
- And more
The Taylor Swift Experience will be on display in the GRAMMY Museum’s Special Exhibits Gallery — where temporary exhibits are showcased on a rotating basis — through May 10, 2015. The GRAMMY Museum is located at 800 West Olympic Boulevard, Suite A245, Los Angeles, CA 90015.
With an entrance off of Figueroa Street, the Museum resides within the L.A. LIVE district, at the intersection of Olympic Boulevard and Figueroa Street in downtown Los Angeles.
About The GRAMMY Museum
Paying tribute to music’s rich cultural history, this one-of-a-kind, 21st-century museum explores and celebrates the enduring legacies of all forms of music, the creative process, the art and technology of the recording process, and the history of the premier recognition of excellence in recorded music — the GRAMMY Award.
The GRAMMY Museum features 30,000 square feet of interactive and multimedia exhibits located within L.A. LIVE, the downtown Los Angeles sports, entertainment and residential district.
Through thought-provoking and dynamic public and educational programs and exhibits, guests will experience music from a never-before-seen insider perspective that only the GRAMMY Museum can deliver.
About Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift is the only artist in history to have three million-selling weeks (2010’s Speak Now, 2012’s RED and 2014’s 1989). Taylor is a global superstar and 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 honor twice. Taylor has career record sales in excess of 30 million albums and more than 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 two years ago, sold more than 1.2 million copies in the U.S. in its first week. The only other album to sell more than RED was her critically acclaimed fifth studio album, 1989, the highest selling release since 2002 and the only album to go platinum in 2014. 1989 sold almost 1.3 million albums release week topping Billboard’s Top 200 charts and iTunes’ sales charts in 95 countries on its release.
1989 has sold almost three million copies globally. “Shake It Off,” the first single from 1989, 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. Her current single “Blank Space,” immediately