Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter. She is known for narrative songs about her personal life, which have received widespread media coverage. At age 14, Swift became the youngest artist signed by the Sony/ATV Music publishing house and, at 15, she signed her first record deal.
Her 2006 eponymous debut album was the longest-charting album of the 2000s in the US. Its third single, "Our Song", made her the youngest person to single-handedly write and perform a number-one song on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Swift's second album, Fearless, was released in 2008.
Buoyed by the pop crossover success of the singles "Love Story" and "You Belong with Me", it became the US' best-selling album of 2009 and was certified diamond in the US. The album won four Grammy Awards, and Swift became the youngest Album of the Year winner.
Beyoncé has hit back at Right Said Fred, after they accused the "arrogant" singer of ripping off one of their songs with her track Alien Superstar.
The British band claimed that the 41 year old singer sampled their 1991 hit I'm Too Sexy without permission – an accusation the US superstar has categorically denied.
Beyoncé's team has refuted their claims in a strongly-worded statement, describing brothers Fred and Richard Fairbrass's comments as "erroneous and incredibly disparaging." The statement read: "The comments made by Right Said Fred stating that Beyoncé used 'I'm Too Sexy' in 'Alien Superstar' without permission are erroneous and incredibly disparaging. "Permission was not only granted for its use, but they publicly spoke of their gratitude for being on the album.
For their song, there was no sound recording use, only the composition was utilised." It continued: "Permission was asked of their publisher on May 11, 2022 and the publisher approved the use on June 15, 2022.They were paid for the usage in August, 2022. "Furthermore, the copyright percentage of the Right Said Fred writers with respect to the use of 'I’m Too Sexy' is a substantial portion of the composition. "Collectively the Right Said Fred writers own more than any other singular writer and have co-writer credit.This accusation is false." Right Said Fred made the claims about Beyoncé ripping them off as they spoke to The Sun, which is when they labelled her as "arrogant".Read more on ok.co.uk