Taylor Swift news diary: Pop star joins world's richest on Forbes’ 2024 billionaire list

Taylor Swift news diary: Pop star joins world's richest on Forbes’ 2024 billionaire list
Taylor Swift is now officially a member of the global billionaire club (Getty Images)

Welcome to our daily Taylor Swift news diary, your go-to source for the latest updates and insights into the world of one of today's most influential and celebrated artists.

Delve into Taylor Swift's dynamic career, public appearances, and the buzz within the entertainment industry as we provide you with a bite-sized overview of the happenings in the life of this multi-talented and ever-evolving artist.

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Taylor Swift makes history as first musician to enter Forbes' billionaire list

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 12: Taylor Swift attends the
Taylor Swift is now officially a billionaire (Getty Images)

Taylor Swift made headlines as she has officially becomes the first musician to join Forbes' billionaire list solely through her music career. The achievement comes on the heels of her highly successful Eras Tour, lucrative real estate investments, and extensive song catalog. Swift's Eras Tour, launched in March 2023, has surpassed $1 billion in revenue, with her concert film earning over $261 million at the box office. With her upcoming album release and ongoing success, Swift's financial prowess is expected to continue growing.

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SiriusXM to launch exclusive Taylor Swift channel titled Channel 13 (Taylor’s Version)

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SiriusXM has announced that Taylor Swift will have her own limited-engagement channel (Getty Images)

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SiriusXM is set to debut a special limited-engagement channel dedicated to Taylor Swift, titled Channel 13 (Taylor’s Version), beginning April 7. The channel, available 24/7 across North America, will feature Swift's music - from her illustrious 17-year career, including re-recorded classics, 'From the Vault' tracks, live recordings, and more.

Coinciding with the release of her highly anticipated album 'The Tortured Poets Department' on April 19, the channel will air the full album over its debut weekend. Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer of SiriusXM, expressed excitement about showcasing Swift's musical diversity and impact, emphasizing the unique opportunity to connect fans with her remarkable body of work. SiriusXM app, Channel 13 (Taylor’s Version) will be available from April 7 to May 6, offering fans an immersive and exclusive Taylor Swift experience.

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Travis Kelce living his best life with Taylor Swift

Travis Kelce #87 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates with Taylor Swift after a 17-10 victory against the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship Game at M&T Bank Stadium on January 28, 2024 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Travis Kelce discusses Kelce Jam and Taylor Swift's influence on his life (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Travis Kelce, fresh off his third Super Bowl victory, is basking in the glow of happiness and fulfilment. The Kansas City Chiefs tight end, aged 34, expressed his elation in an exclusive interview with PEOPLE, stating, "I'm the happiest I've ever been." Kelce, known for his optimistic outlook, emphasized his zest for life, describing himself as "oozing life" following a recent vacation to the Bahamas with his girlfriend, Taylor Swift.

The Kansas City Chiefs tight end said he's been enjoying all the opportunities that come his way after his third championship in five years. "It's just so much fun getting into when you win the Super Bowl, all these doors open, and so I've just been going through all these open doors, experiencing life and just appreciating the people that have got me here and also staying high and meeting new faces." Travis Kelce, fresh off his back-to-back Super Bowl victories, is bringing back his beloved music festival, Kelce Jam, with an exciting lineup featuring Lil Wayne, Diplo, and 2 Chainz. Scheduled for May 18 at The Azura Amphitheater in Kansas City, Kansas, the event promises an electrifying atmosphere for fans to enjoy.

READ MORE: Travis Kelce Says He's the 'Happiest I've Ever Been' After the Last Few Months: 'I'm Oozing Life' (Exclusive)

Billie Eilish clarifies comments on album packaging, denies targeting Taylor Swift

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 17:  Singer Billie Eilish performs onstage at The GRAMMY Museum
Singer Billie Eilish clarifies her recent vinyl packaging criticism was not directed at Taylor Swift (Getty Images)

Billie Eilish has responded to speculation that her recent remarks criticizing the excessiveness of releasing multiple physical formats of albums were directed at Taylor Swift. In an interview with Billboard, Eilish expressed concerns about the sustainability of releasing numerous packaging variants to boost album sales, mentioning "some of the biggest artists in the world" are offering multiple vinyl packages.

However, Eilish clarified on her Instagram stories that her comments were not aimed at any specific artist and included herself among those guilty of such practices. She emphasized that the issue is an industry-wide concern and urged people to focus on addressing systemic issues contributing to climate change. “It would be so awesome if people would stop putting words into my mouth and actually read what I said in that Billboard article,” she wrote on her Instagram stories over the weekend. “I wasn’t singling anyone out, these are industry-wide systemic issues and when it comes to variants, so many artists release them, including ME! Which I clearly state in the article."

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Woman allegedly assaulted on flight while returning from Taylor Swift concert

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 16: Taylor Swift attends the world premiere of
The victim, who had attended a Taylor Swift concert in Arizona's Phoenix, was flying back to Seattle (Getty Images)

A woman returning from a Taylor Swift concert in Arizona alleged she was sexually assaulted by a Delta Air Lines mechanic during her flight back to Seattle. The incident, detailed in a press release from Mark Lindquist Law, occurred when the victim fell asleep during the flight, only to wake up to the assault. The accused, who is a former Delta employee, has pleaded guilty, admitting to the harassment.

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