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Taylor Swift to shake Time Warner Cable Arena Monday

Taylor Swift performs at Time Warner Cable Arena on Monday.
Taylor Swift performs at Time Warner Cable Arena on Monday. GETTY

Taylor Swift is coming to Charlotte on Monday. For those who don’t know, the 1989 World Tour – and the record-breaking “1989” album for which it’s named – corresponds with the year of the megastar’s birth.

Coincidentally, $1,989 is also about the current going rate for a ticket to the sold-out tour. But there’s a reason why seats at the show are commanding such a premium. Here’s a run-down of T-Swift, by the numbers:

5: The number of studio albums Swift has released.

5: The number of studio albums Swift has released that have gone platinum.

80 million: The number of Swift songs downloaded to date.

30 million: The number of Swift albums purchased to date.

4.6 million: The number of copies of Swift’s “1989” album purchased, making it the best-selling album of 2014.

21: The number of Swift’s hits written about feuding lovers.

6: The number of Swift’s hits about unfaithful lovers.

1: The number of Swift’s hits about Starbucks lovers.

12: The age at which Swift wrote her first song.

14: The age at which Swift signed with her first record label.

20: The age at which Swift became the youngest artist ever to win the Grammy for Album of the Year.

24: The age at which Swift became the youngest artist ever to win Billboard’s Woman of the Year.

25: The age at which Swift became the only artist to be awarded Billboard’s Woman of the Year twice.

$200 million: Swift’s estimated net worth in 2015, according to Forbes.

64: T-Swift’s spot on Forbes’ list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.

1: T-Swift’s spot on the Maxim Hot List.

7: The number of Grammy Awards Swift has won over the course of her career.

8: The number of Billboard Awards she won at the May 17 Billboard Music Awards.

140 million: The number of Swifties following the pop star on social media.

60: The number of Swifties recruited to shake in the “Shake it Off” video.

3: The number of Swifties who credit their T-Swift concert bracelets for saving their lives in a post-show car crash.

38,400: The number of Legos used in the 8-by-12-foot fan-made mural of Swift at Legoland Windsor in Windsor, England.

20.1 million: The number of views the “Kill Bill”-inspired “Bad Blood” video got its first day on Vevo, breaking the site’s 24-hour viewing record previously held by Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” video.

17: The number of cameos in the “Kill Bill”-inspired “Bad Blood” video (a leather-clad powerhouse of girl power from rising Disney Channel star Zendaya to the mother of all supermodels, Cindy Crawford).

2: The number of cameos in the “Kill Bill”-inspired “Bad Blood” video by actresses who have inspired names for Swift’s pet cats (the professionally dressed girl-power powerhouse of Mariska Hargitay, aka Olivia Benson on “Law and Order SVU,” and Ellen Pompeo, aka Meredith Grey on “Grey’s Anatomy”).

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