Taylor Swift Picks Up Two New Chart Records With Shake If Off

Taylor Swift Picks Up Two New Chart Records With Shake If Off

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{ODD FUTURE} rapper {EARL SWEATSHIRT} has accused {TAYLOR SWIFT} of "perpetuating black stereotypes" in an "offensive" new music video. The pop star released the promo for her latest single Shake It Off on Monday (18Aug14) and she can be seen dancing in a number of different styles, including ballet and street. Swift is also shown wearing tight denim shorts, a leopard print jacket and huge gold jewellery while a number of black dancers perform twerking moves, while in another scene she is wearing a hoodie and a baseball cap and dancing with a stereo on her shoulder. The video has become an online sensation, but Sweatshirt, who admits he has not watched the promo in full, is adamant Swift's latest work is "offensive". In a series of posts on Twitter.com, he writes, "(I) haven't watched the Taylor Swift video and I don't need to watch it to tell you that it's inherently offensive and ultimately harmful... Perpetuating black stereotypes to the same demographic of white girls who hide their prejudice by proclaiming their love of the culture... For instance, those of you who are afraid of black people but love that in 2014 it's ok for you to be trill or twerk or say n**ga." Shown on Vevo HD. Featuring: Taylor Swift When: 21 Aug 2014 Credit: Supplied by WENN.com **WENN does not claim any ownership including but not limited to Copyright, License in attached material. Fees charged by WENN are for WENN's services only, do not, nor are they intended to, convey to the user any ownership of Copyright, License in material. By publishing this material you expressly agree to indemnify, to hold WENN, its directors, shareholders, employees harmless from any loss, claims, damages, demands, expenses (including legal fees), any causes of action, allegation against WENN arising out of, connected in any way with publication of the material.**

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Taylor Swift is breaking records again – her new single Shake It Off has become the highest debut on America’s Adult Pop Songs chart.

The track is expected to debut at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 countdown on Wednesday (27Aug14) but it has started off high on other charts. It debuts at number nine on the Adult Pop Songs radio airplay chart, becoming the first single to bow in the top 10. The previous record was set by Alanis Morissette, who debuted Thank U at 13 in 1998.

Shake It Off also enters America’s Pop Songs countdown at 12, tying the previous highest debut, Mariah Carey’s 1993 tune Dreamlover.

by WENN

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