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Taylor Swift to play Shepherd's Bush (2009)

Taylor Swift

Story by Jack Foley

TAYLOR Swift, the biggest selling US artist of 2008, has announced a new UK date at London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Wednesday, May 6.

The singing sensation played her first UK performance at London’s Kings College Students’ Union in September last year and went down such a storm that she’s decided to find a bigger venue for her 2009 appearance.

The 19-year-old singer/songwriter has solidified her position as a top-selling artist with Fearless, which has already reached double platinum status in the US just four weeks after its release and was the year’s biggest US debut for any female artist.

Fearless has also held the #1 slot on the Billboard album chart for seven weeks now, the highest amount of consecutive weeks for a female artist this decade!

Taylor, who writes all of her own material and co-produced her album, is poised to replicate her US success over here with the release of her album Fearless, out on Mercury Records on March 9 and her debut UK single Love Story on March 2.

Taylor released her self-titled debut album in 2006, which has been certified triple- platinum (with sales more than 3.5 million in the US).

Tickets for the May 6 date in London go on sale on Friday, February 20 at 10am.