best video of 2010

Taylor Swift: Career Growth
  • Feb 2001: Wrote her first full-length song, 'Lucky You'
  • June 2002: Signed a development deal with RCA Records at 14 years old
  • Sept 2002: Wrote her first set of songs with Liz Rose
  • May 2003: Began recording demos with Nathan Chapman
  • June 2004: Walked away from RCA Records after being told she couldn't record an album until she was 18 years old
  • Aug 2004: Became the youngest songwriter ever to be hired by the Sony/ATV Tree publishing house
  • Mar 2005: Performed at an industry showcase at The Bluebird Cafe and got noticed and ultimately signed by Scott Borchetta on Big Machine Records
  • June 2005: Interned as an artist escort at the CMA Music Festival
  • Sept 2005: Began working on her debut album
  • June 2006: Released her very first single, 'Tim McGraw', which has since sold over 1 million copies and has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America
  • Oct 2006: Released her eponymous debut album, selling 39,000 copies in its first week
  • Nov 2006: Opened for Rascal Flatts on the final nine dates of their Me & My Gang Tour
  • Dec 2006: Began promoting her debut album on a radio tour and made various TV appearances including on The Grand Ole Opry and Good Morning America
  • Feb 2007: Released the second single from her album, 'Teardrops On My Guitar', which peaked at number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100
  • Jul 2007: Was named the Nashville Songwriters Association's Songwriter/Artist of the Year, becoming the youngest person ever to be honored with the title
  • Sept 2007: Released her third single, 'Our Song', which shot to number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making her the youngest person in history to single-handedly write and sing a number-one country song
  • Oct 2007: Released a holiday album, 'Sounds of the Season: The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection'
  • Dec 2007: Won the Country Music Association's Horizon Award for Best New Artist, claiming it to be "the highlight of her senior year" in her acceptance speech
  • Mar 2008: Opened for Rascal Flatts again on their Still Feels Good Tour
  • Jul 2008: Began promoting her second album on various chat shows including The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which dedicated a whole episode to the album's launch
  • Sept 2008: Released her upcoming second album's lead single, 'Love Story', which became the second-best-selling country single of all time and became her trademark track
  • Nov 2008: Released her second studio album, 'Fearless'
  • Dec 2008: Released her second single from the album, 'White Horse'
  • Feb 2009: 'Fearless' debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with sales of 592,304 in its first week, becoming the top-selling album of 2009
  • Apr 2009: Released her third single from the album, 'You Belong With Me'
  • Apr 2009: Began her debut 105-date world tour, The Fearless Tour, which grossed $63,705,590 with 1,138,977 fans in attendance
  • Aug 2009: Released her fourth single from the album, 'Fifteen'
  • Sept 2009: Became the first country music artist to win an MTV Video Music Award when "You Belong with Me" was named Best Female Video, but her speech was interrupted by Kanye West
  • Jan 2010: Released the fifth and final single from her second album, its title track, 'Fearless'
  • Jan 2010: Won four Grammy Awards from eight nominations including Album Of The Year, making her the youngest person ever to achieve that
  • Feb 2010: Began promoting her upcoming third album on various talk shows and gave free mini-concerts in unusual locations, including on an open-decker bus on Hollywood Boulevard and a departure lounge at JFK airport
  • Aug 2010: Released her third album's lead single, 'Mine'
  • Oct 2010: Became the youngest ever artist and one of only six women to be named Entertainer of the Year by the Country Music Association
  • Oct 2010: Released her third studio album, 'Speak Now', which sold 1,047,000 copies in its first week and became the fifth biggest debut in history for a female artist
  • Nov 2010: Released the album's second single, 'Back To December'
  • Feb 11: Began her second tour, the Speak Now World Tour, which earned $97 million from 89 shows and 1.6 million fans
  • Mar 11: Her debut album was re-calculated to have sold 5.5 million copies worldwide
  • Mar 11: Released her third album's third single, 'Mean'
  • Apr 11: Released her third album's fourth single, 'The Story Of Us'
  • Jun 11: Was named Songwriter/Artist of the Year by the Nashville Songwriters Association
  • Jun 11: Released her third album's fifth single, 'Sparks Fly', with its music video of the ongoing world tour
  • Oct 11: Was named Entertainer of the Year by the Academy of Country Music and Entertainer of the Year by the Country Music Association
  • Dec 11: Released her third album's six and final single, 'Ours', a bonus track which went on to peak at number one on the Billboard Country Songs Chart
  • Dec 11: Was named Billboard's Woman Of The Year
  • Feb 12: Won Best Country Song for 'Mean' at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, which she later performed live
  • Jul 12: Contributed two original songs to 'The Hunger Games' soundtrack album, 'Safe and Sound' and 'Eyes Open'
  • Aug 12: Announced her upcoming fourth studio album via a livestream online chat and released the album's lead single, 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together', which became her first number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart
  • Sept 12: Released her fourth album's second single, 'Begin Again'
  • Oct 12: Released her fourth studio album, 'Red', selling 1.21 million copies in its first week and becoming the third biggest debut in history for a female artist and the fastest-selling album in over a decade
  • Oct 12: Released her fourth album's third single, 'I Knew You Were Trouble'
  • Mar 13: Began her third world tour, The Red Tour, for which she played 86 dates and was attended by over 1.7 million fans, grossing just over $150 million
  • Mar 13: Released her fourth album's fourth single, '22'
  • May 13: 'Red' was re-calculated to have sold 6 million copies worldwide
  • Jul 13: Released her fourth album's fifth single, co-written and performed with Ed Sheeran, 'Everything Has Changed'
  • Oct 13: Co-wrote and released 'Sweeter Than Fiction' for the 'One Chance' movie, which received a Best Original Song nomination at the 71st Golden Globe Awards
  • Oct 13: Released her fourth album's sixth single, 'The Last Time'
  • Nov 13: Was honored by the Country Music Association with a special Pinnacle Award for "unique" levels of success, presented by various country artists and friends including Tim McGraw, George Strait and Faith Hill
  • Jan 14: 'Safe and Sound' won Best Song Written For Visual Media at the Grammy Awards
  • Feb 14: Began The 1989 Secret Sessions, where she invited groups of fans from different countries into each of her houses to listen to her upcoming album prior to its release
  • Aug 14: Announced her upcoming fifth album via another livestream online chat, claiming it to be her "first documented pop album", and released the album's lead single, 'Shake It Off'
  • Aug 14: 'Shake It Off' instantly reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 after being made available on iTunes
  • Oct 14: Released her fifth studio album, '1989', which debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 and sold 1.287 million copies during the first week of release
  • Nov 14: Released the album's second single, 'Blank Space'
  • Dec 14: '1989' became the best-selling album of 2014, selling 3.66 million copies in only three months
  • Dec 14: Was again named Billboard's Woman Of Year, the only artist to be awarded this title twice
  • Jan 15: '1989' became the highest-selling first-week album from a female artist ever, topping Britney Spears' 'Oops I Did It Again' from back in 2000
  • Feb 15: Released the album's third single, 'Style'
  • Feb 15: '1989' was re-calculated and has been said to have sold 8.6 million copies worldwide
  • Mar 15: Became the first artist in history to have three consecutive albums sell over 1 million copies in their first week
  • Mar 15: 'Shake It Off' was nominated for three Grammy Awards including Record of the Year and Song of the Year
  • Apr 15: She was named by Time magazine as one of the 2015 Time 100 in the "Icons" category
  • Apr 15: Was one of only eight artists to receive a 50th Anniversary Milestone Award at the Academy of Country Music Awards
  • May 15: Released the album's fourth remixed single, 'Bad Blood', premiering the official music video at the start of the Billboard Music Awards
  • May 15: Began her fourth concert tour, The 1989 World Tour, from which only five shows from the North American run (May 20–June 6 2015) generated a total of $16.8 million from 149,708 ticket sales
  • Jun 15: Wrote to Apple Music, criticizing how it doesn't offer royalties to artists during the streaming service's free three-month trial period. A day later, Apple changed their policy.
  • July 15: '1989' became the fastest selling album in more than a decade
Taylor Swift + Every Award She’s Ever Won

A very long and comprehensive list of every award she’s won with pictures.

Academy of Country Music Awards (ACMs)

  1. New Female Vocalist of the Year (2008)
  2. Album of the Year (2009)
  3. Crystal Milestone Award (2009)
  4. Jim Reeves International Award (2011)
  5. Entertainer of the Year (2011, 2012)
  6. Video of the Year (2014)
  7. 50th Anniversary Milestone Award (2015)

American Country Awards (ACAs)

  1. Worldwide Artist (2013)
  2. Collaborative Single of the Year (2013)
  3. Collaborative Video of the Year (2013)
  4. Song of the Year (2013)

American Music Awards

  1. Favorite Country Female Artist (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013)
  2. Artist of the Year (2009, 2011, 2013)
  3. Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist (2009, 2013)
  4. Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist (2009, 2015)
  5. Favorite Country Album (2009, 2011, 2013)
  6. Dick Clark Award for Excellence (2014)
  7. Favorite Pop/Rock Album (2015)
  8. Song of the Year (2015) 

BBC Music Awards

  1. International Artist of the Year (2015)

Billboard Music Awards

  1. Artist of the Year (Female) (2009)
  2. Woman of the Year (2011, 2014)
  3. Top Billboard 200 Artist (2011, 2013, 2015)
  4. Top Country Artist (2011, 2013)
  5. Top Country Album (2011, 2013)
  6. Top Artist (2013)
  7. Top Female Artist (2013, 2015)
  8. Top Digital Songs Artist (2013, 2015)
  9. Top Billboard 200 Album (2013, 2015)
  10. Top Country Song (2013)
  11. Top Artist (2015)
  12. Top Hot 100 Artist (2015)
  13. Billboard Chart Achievement Award (2015)
  14. Top Streaming Song (Video) (2015)

Billboard Touring Awards

  1. Top Package (2010, 2013)
  2. Concert Marketing and Promotion Award (2011) 

BMI Country Awards

  1. Award Winning Songs (2007 x 1, 2008 x1, 2009 x3, 2010 x3, 2011 x3)
  2. Song of the year (2008, 2009, 2010)
  3. Publisher of the Year (2009 x3, 2010 x3, 2011 x3, 2012 x2, 2013 x1, 2014 x2) 
  4. Songwriter of the Year (2010)
  5. Top 50 Songs (2012 x2)
  6. Country Awards Top 50 Songs (2013 x2, 2014 x2) 

BMI London Awards

  1. Award Winning Songs (2014)

BMI Pop Awards

  1. BMI President’s Award (2009)
  2. Award Winning Songs (2009, 2010 x2, 2011 x2, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 x3, 2016 x4)
  3. Song of the Year (2010)
  4. Publisher of the Year (2011 x2, 2014, 2015 x3, 2016 x4)
  5. Songwriters of the Year (2015, 2016)
  6. Taylor Swift Award (2016) 

Bravo Otto

  1. Super Singer Female (bronze) (2012)

Brit Awards

  1. International Female Solo Artist (2015)

Canadian Country Music Association (CCMAs)

  1. Top Selling Album (2009, 2010, 2011, 2013)
  2. Generation Award (2012)

Channel V Thailand Music Video Awards

  1. Popular New Artist (2009)

Country Music Association Awards (CMAs)

  1. Horizon Award (2007)
  2. Entertainer of the Year (2009, 2011)
  3. Female Vocalist of the Year (2009)
  4. International Artist Achievement (2009, 2013)
  5. Album of the Year (2009)
  6. Music Video of the Year (2009, 2013)
  7. Pinnacle Award (2013)
  8. Musical Event of the Year (2013) 

Country Music Awards of Australia

  1. Top Selling International Album of the Year (2014)

CMT Music Awards

  1. Breakthrough Video of the Year (2007)
  2. Female Video of the Year (2008, 2009)
  3. Video of the Year (2008, 2009, 2011)

Elle Style Awards

  1. Woman of the Year (2015)

Emmy Awards

  1. Original Interactive Program (2015)

Fifi Awards

  1. Fragrance Celebrity of the Year (2013)
  2. Fragrance of the Year: Women’s Popular (2015)

Glamour Awards

  1. International Solo Artist (2014)

Grammy Awards

  1. Album of the Year (2010, 2016)
  2. Best Country Album (2010)
  3. Best Female Country Vocal Performance (2010)
  4. Best Country Song (2010, 2012)
  5. Best Country Solo Performance (2012)
  6. Best Song Written for Visual Media (2013)
  7. Best Pop Vocal Album (2016)
  8. Best Music Video (2016) 

Guinness World Records

  1. Guinness Book of World Records 2010 (2010 x2)
  2. Guinness Book of World Records 2012 (2012 x2)
  3. Guinness Book of World Records 2014 (2014 x1)
  4. Guinness Book of World Records 2016 (2016 x1)

IFPI Global Recording Artist Award

  1. Global Recording Artist of 2014 (2015)

iHeartRadio Music Awards

  1. Artist of the Year (2015)
  2. Song of the Year (2015)
  3. Best Lyrics (2015)
  4. Female Artist of the Year (2016)
  5. Best Tour (2016)
  6. Most Meme-able Moment (2016)
  7. Album of the Year (2016)

Japan Gold Disc Awards

  1. Albums of the Year (Western) (2015)
  2. Best 3 Albums (Western) (2015) 

MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs)

  1. Best Female (2012)
  2. Best Live Act (2012)
  3. Best Look (2012)
  4. Best Song (2015)
  5. Best US Act (2015)

MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs)

  1. Best Female Video (2009, 2013, 2015)
  2. Best Pop Video (2015)
  3. Video of the Year (2015)
  4. Best Collaboration (2015)

MTV Millennial Awards

  1. Hit Chicle del Año (2013)

mtvU Woodie Awards

  1. Best Cover Woodie (2015)

Much Music Video Awards

  1. Your Fave International Artist/Group (2013) 

Music Business Association

  1. Artist of the Year (2010)

Myx Music Awards

  1. Favorite international Video (2010, 2015, 2016) 

Nashville Songwriters Association International Award (NSAI)

  1. Songwriter/Artist of the Year (2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015)
  2. Ten Songs I wish I’d Written (2015)

Nashville Symphony Ball

  1. Harmony Award (2011)

Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards (KCAs)

  1. Favorite Female Singer (2010)
  2. Favorite Song (2010)
  3. The Big Help Award (2012) 

NME Awards

  1. Best International Solo Artist (2016)

NRJ Music Awards

  1. International Female Artist of the Year (2015)
  2. Video of the Year (2015) 

People’s Choice Awards

  1. Favorite Female Artist (2010, 2015, 2016)
  2. Favorite Country Artist (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
  3. Favorite Song (2015)
  4. Favorite Pop Artist (2015, 2016)

Los Premios 40 Principales

  1. Best International Artist (2012)

Radio Disney Music Awards

  1. Song of the Year (2013, 2016)
  2. Best Break Up Song (2013, 2016)
  3. Best Musical Collaboration (2014)
  4. Fiercest Fans (2014)
  5. Best Song to Dance To (2015)
  6. Most Talked About Artist (2016)

Ripple of Hope Gala

  1. Ripple of Hope Award (2012)

SESAC Nashville Music Awards

  1. Recurrent Country Performance Activity Awards (2008)
  2. Country Performance Activity Awards (2008, 2009 x2) 

Shorty Awards

  1. Best Singer (2015)

SiriusXM Indies Awards

  1. International Artist of the Year (2013)

Songwriters Hall of Fame

  1. Hal David Starlight Award (2010)

Teen Choice Awards

  1. Choice Breakout Artist (2008)
  2. Choice Female Artist (2009, 2011, 2012)
  3. Choice Female Album (2009)
  4. Choice Breakout Female (2010)
  5. Choice Female Country Artist (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
  6. Choice Country Song (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
  7. Choice Country Album (2010)
  8. Red Carpet Hot Icon – Female (2011)
  9. Ultimate Choice (2011)
  10. Choice Break-Up Song (2011, 2015)
  11. Choice Voice (2012)
  12. Choice Single by a Female Artist (2012)
  13. Choice Summer Music Star: Female (2015)
  14. Choice Twit (2015)
  15. Choice Music Collaboration (2015) 

Telehit Awards

  1. Album Pop Femenino (2013)
  2. Best Female Artist (2015)
  3. Video of the Year (2015) 

Young Hollywood Awards

  1. Superstar of Tomorrow (2008)

YouTube Music Awards

  1. YouTube Phenomenon (2013)
  2. 50 Artists to Watch (2015)

Total Number of Awards Won: 270
Total Types of Awards Won: 154

**This took me forever, so if you steal this I will not be happy

anonymous asked:

Dear GameDev, thank you for this blog. Really love it and learn a lot. Story: 2K showed "gameplay" trailer in 2010 and 2011 about Bioshock Infinite which showed a really different game. It had a darker atmosphere and more open space. The fights were more dynamic. Questions: Did we really see gameplay there? If not, why did they say it is? Why do you think it changed so much? Story changes, money or publisher instructions? Best regards Ratkes

I rewatched the gameplay videos from [2010] and [2011], and I’m certain it was gameplay. Definitely a work in progress, but the elements of gameplay were there - it wasn’t prerendered, and there was somebody controlling the game at the time. That said, it was also pretty obvious that the video in question was also heavily, heavily tailored to be watched by an audience and not actually played by a player. It was designed to show off the aesthetic and give an idea for what the game would play like, but it was highly unlikely the game would ever actually play exactly the way it looked.

The thing about gameplay demos and videos like that is that they are usually heavily scripted. They follow a predetermined sequence - start here, engage with this scene, show these powers, engage with that scene, show those weapons, run to this location where the next cinematic triggers, do this, do that, then it’s over. In many respects, what you’re watching in these cases is much more like an elaborate quick time event than free-form gameplay because robust gameplay systems aren’t yet in a state where the game can allow for players to do what they want. They might only have this one way to get through the demo, so they have to make sure whoever is playing is sticking to the script. The demo build won’t behave well if you don’t stick to the script - timing will get out of whack, scripted events will break, things won’t spawn or despawn correctly, incorrect or missing animations may get played on characters, etc. Furthermore, a lot of the prototypes end up using placeholder effects or data - like how the Vigors in the 2010 Bioshock Infinite gameplay video behaved really similarly to Plasmids from Bioshock. They probably were the abilities from Bioshock - put in to act as a placeholder. In essence, each video is very much on rails but most viewers don’t notice because they’re not the ones driving.

Furthermore, things change as the development team proceeds through the production phase. Elizabeth’s power set, for example, was a lot less well-defined in the 2010 demo than it was in the 2011 video, probably because the developers decided to focus Elizabeth’s gameplay on the tears in between (most likely to help differentiate her better from Booker). The gameplay videos serve as a snapshot in time to show what the developers wanted to present as the core experience for the game within a small time frame. My guess was that Irrational’s team had a lot of things they wanted to put into the game, and then started scaling back or adjusting them as they realized that some of these features were too resource-intensive, fragile (easy for players to mess up), or just lacking in fun.

Really, it’s almost never because of external pressure or story changes - executive meddling only tends to happen when development is already troubled, and story changes are almost never a factor when determining gameplay. If anything, it’s the other way around - the core gameplay dictates how the story unfolds, because it is way harder to develop gameplay than it is to change a story. No, what we saw in the progression of Bioshock Infinite is the same progression every game goes through - gameplay systems are implemented, reviewed, and then improved upon while schedule and effort permits. 

Remember, a lot of the stuff that gets cut before release is stuff that may have shown well in a best-case-scenario video, but couldn’t pass the worst-case test scenario. That’s really what a lot of games have troubles with - a feature or sequence looks great when everything lines up, but not every player is going to do the right thing at the right time. It’s these worst-case scenarios that end up driving a lot of gameplay, just because millions of people are going to be playing a AAA game and a lot of them aren’t going to play exactly the way you thought they would.

Got a burning question you want answered?

Hey Taylor, 

The beautiful girl you see in this video was my best friend Kelsey, who sadly passed away in August 2010. Most of my best memories of her involve you Taylor. She loved you so much and we use to spend every possible moment obsessing over you and your music.

I got to see you live in February 2010 but Kelsey didn’t so when you were on tv she filmed it and sung along in the background. Her dream was to meet you so i’ve made it my goal for you to know our story and all of little memories. Over time I will tell you all the little things Kelsey would of wanted you to know, and all the things I want you to know. 

This little video was actually in her funeral video and I will cherish It forever. Hope you like it Taylor!

Love Sara xxxx taylorswift

The nerdfighter census made me think about how I ended up a nerdfighter. So I think:

Charlie’s “Baby Food” video

Recommended Michael Aranda’s “Baby Foodz” video

Like Michael Aranda so browse his channel, come across “The Google Verb Meme Thing” video

Go to original video.

Became addicted to vlogbrothers.

A nerdfighter is born.

But yeah, Michael Aranda and the google verb meme thing definitely were involved.


no i didn’t fuss with the colors. he was just turning red.


“Nothin’ to Worry About” - Evergreen Invitational 3/14/2010

(Best event and best video to come out of Evergreen drift.)