Amazon celebrated in advance of its annual Prime Day by throwing a mega-party and streaming the own star-studded concert whose lineup included included Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, Becky G, SZA and more bold-name talent.
The concert took place at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom, with the 2,000 attendees representing a much smaller crowd than what headliner Swift is accustomed to from her massive stadium tours and she made good use of the more intimate setting. The global concert marked Taylor’s first public appearance following her response to Scooter Braun buying her catalogue of music, a move she called her “worst case scenario.”
The night of music was orchestrated on stage by presenter and YouTuber Tyler Oakley, as well as The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel actor Jane Lynch, who hosted the event and briefly shared the stage with co-star Michael Zegen. Swift’s longtime BFF and model Gigi Hadid was one of the famous faces spotted at the event, with Hadid photographed singing along to Swift’s biggest hits.
The he-said-she-said drama has divided the music world, with celebrities picking sides and declaring their allegiance and, at Wednesday’s concert, Swifties showed their support, with many concertgoers holding up pink hearts during her performance as a sign of solidarity with the popstar.
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Swift has yet to make any further comments following her Tumblr post, but many viewers noted that during the performance of “Shake It Off,” She heavily emphasized the line “You’ve been getting down about the liars and the dirty, dirty cheats of the world.” The singer later favourited several Tumblr posts pointing out the connection between the line and the situation with Scooter. In Swift-talk, that’s as good as a statement as we’re going to get.
In addition to “Shake It Off,” Swift’s nine-song set also included hits “Love Story,” “Delicate,” “Blank Space,” “Style” and “Welcome To New York.” The singer also performed the first two singles from her upcoming album Lover, including “Me!” and “You Need To Calm Down.” Speaking briefly about her seventh studio record, which is set to be released on August 23, Swift told the crowd, “The album is a love letter to love itself,” adding “I think love is such an inspiring thing to write about. Love is complexity, love is hope, love is equality.”
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This night is ✨sparkling✨ Thank you @amazonmusic for having me and the incredible @dualipa, @iambeckyg and @sza. Thank you so much for watching it online or being there, I love you guys more than words can say, but I’ll always try. First photo taken by the lovely @sofiajain 💕 second one by @kevinmazur / Getty Images 😃