2014: The Year in Taylor Swift

The performances, music videos and news stories that made a platinum year

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August 24th: Taylor Swift Goes Full Pop at the VMAs
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August 24th: Taylor Swift Goes Full Pop at the VMAs

A week after dropping "Shake it Off," Swift appeared at the VMAs, where she channeled a modern "Material Girl" while being backed by a gaggle of suit-clad men. Rolling Stone wrote: "Taylor Swift, the pop artist, had an official coming-out party...shedding any threads to country music with a stunning, OCD performance that recalls decades of pop video."

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