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Kelly Clarkson knows all too well how sweet Taylor Swift is.
The superstar revealed to E! News that the “Anti-Hero” superstar sends her gifts after album releases. “You know what’s so funny? She just sent me flowers,” The Kelly Clarkson Show host shared. “She’s so nice. She did. She was like, ‘Every time I release something’—’cause she just did 1989. I got that really cute cardigan, too.”
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Clarkson also maintained that Swift would have come up with the idea of her re-recordings on her own, despite the American Idol alum taking to Twitter back in 2019 amid Swift’s battle over masters with Scooter Braun to make the suggestion. “@taylorswift13 just a thought, U should go in & re-record all the songs that U don’t own the masters on exactly how U did them but put brand new art & some kind of incentive so fans will no longer buy the old versions,” she wrote at the time.
“I love how kind she is though,” Kelly told E! News. “She’s a very smart businesswoman. So, she would have thought of that. But it just sucks when you see artists that you admire and you respect really wanting something and it’s special to them. You know if they’re going to find a loophole, you find a loophole. And she did it and literally is, like, the best-selling artist I feel like of all-time now.”
She added of the Swifties, “It’s so cool to see a fanbase really get behind her in that too because it’s important. She’s known for being such an incredible songwriter and the soundtrack to a lot of people’s lives and that’s her life. So, you should have the option of owning that.”
Following the release of 1989 (Taylor’s Version) last month, Swift earned the biggest sales week of her career, earning 1.653 million equivalent album units in its debut week, scoring her 13th No. 1 on the Billboard 200; that’s the biggest equivalent album units total for an album since Adele’s 25 in 2015, and also marks Swift’s largest sales week (1.359 million) to date.
Meanwhile, “Is It Over Now? (Taylor’s Version),” one of five “From the Vault” tracks from the album, debuts at No. 1 on this week’s Hot 100 chart, giving Swift her 11th career chart-topper.
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