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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.(Full article...)
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- ... that during the 1960s and 1970s, Project Rover tested nuclear-powered rocket engines (example pictured) at the Nuclear Rocket Development Station at Jackass Flats?
- ... that Jörg Breiding, only the second leader of the Knabenchor Hannover in its 69-year history, conducted the choir and the Canadian Brass quintet in folk song arrangements in 2019?
- ... that Edward Riegelmann was opposed to having the Coney Island Boardwalk named after him?
- ... that Rathindranath Tagore, the first vice-chancellor of Visva-Bharati University, initially became involved with the school at the urging of his Nobel Prize-winning father?
- ... that Mark Hamill had his first regular voice-acting job on the 1973 television series Jeannie?
- ... that after their beloved Canadian leader, Captain Dyer, died, his Slavo-British unit took to carrying a massive portrait of him and would later murder all of the unit's other officers?
- ... that toxic vacuolation, the presence of vacuoles inside certain types of white blood cells, can be a sign of sepsis?
- ... that when Virginia suffragist Anna Whitehead Bodeker was not allowed to cast a ballot in the 1871 municipal election in Richmond, she put a note in the ballot box claiming her right to vote?
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