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Governor Dayton Proclaims “Taylor Swift Day” in Minnesota

8/31/2018 1:17:58 PM

Proclamation marks the pop star’s two shows in Minneapolis this weekend, a first for any artist at U.S. Bank Stadium
ST. PAUL, MN – In honor of the pop icon’s back-to-back performances at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis this weekend, Governor Mark Dayton is proclaiming Friday, August 31, 2018 as “Taylor Swift Day” in Minnesota. The two Minneapolis shows are just two of 56 dates on Swift’s 2018 ‘Reputation’ world tour. One of Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Songwriters of All-Time and the youngest artist to win Album of the Year, the 28-year old singer-songwriter’s music and record-breaking career has inspired many fans in Minnesota and around the world. 
Born in Reading, Pennsylvania, Swift moved to Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 14 to pursue a career in music. Her rise to stardom began just two years later in 2006. At the age of 16, Swift released her first album, the self-titled Taylor Swift, and sold over 7 million copies. In the same year, she became the youngest artist to single-handedly write and perform a number one song on the Hot Country Song chart when “Our Song” rose to the top of the Billboard list. 
To-date, Swift has released six studio albums and sold more than 40 million copies, making her one of the world’s best-selling artists. A talented storyteller often inspired to write by her personal life, Swift’s song lyrics resonate with young girls and women and drive her popularity in Minnesota and around the world. Swift’s successes include 10 Grammy Awards, 19 American Music Awards, 23 Billboard Music Awards, 20 Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Awards, and one Emmy. Swift is also a two-time Billboard Music Award Woman of the Year, and the first artist to have four albums sell over one million copies in one week in the United States. 
Time Magazine recognized Taylor Swift as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in both 2010 and 2015. Time Magazine also named Swift as the sixth most powerful woman in the world in 2015. Most recently, Swift was named one of Time Magazine’s 2017 Persons of the Year for her role in the #MeToo movement. 
‘Reputation’ is Swift’s fifth concert tour. She last performed in Minnesota during the The 1989 World Tour in 2015.
To read Governor Dayton’s full proclamation, CLICK HERE
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