She speaks in a low voice, engagingly and crisply, pronouncing every t.
We sat at a table on a patio beside a babbling pool, and she tucked her legs under her body while we talked.
There's every reason to expect her to finish No. Her first-week figure of 1.287 million copies sold for her new album, 1989, bests any album's sales week since 2002's The Eminem Show.
Swift and Eminem have something else in common: the two are the most successful writer-artists to break in and sustain such levels of popularity since the 1990s began.
I think that people should feel that there is a value to what musicians have created, and that's that. It should have been news in July, when I went out and stood up and said I'm against it in an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal." Swift's decision made such an impact that Spotify's CEO, Daniel Ek, wrote a blog post defending his business.
A Spotify spokesperson told Time that total payout for Swift's streaming over the past 12 months globally was $2 million.
1, covers the business--significant to her--of bad publicity and "haters" in the world at large.