Taylor Swift Opens American Music Awards With “Blank Space” — WATCH VIDEO!

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Taylor Swift Blank Space AMAs Video

By Shari Weiss

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Taylor Swift Blank Space AMAs Video

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Taylor Swift opened the 2014 American Music Awards on Sunday with her new single, “Blank Space.” Taking the stage at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, it marked the first time Swift has performed the track on television. Watch the video below!

“Blank Space” follows “Shake It Off” as the second song off Swift’s wildly successful new album 1989. “Blank Space” has already hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and when it did, Swift unseated “Shake It Off” from the top spot, making her the first woman in the chart’s history to dethrone herself.

As Gossip Cop reported, Swift released the music video for the track earlier this month. Like the song’s lyrics, the clip pokes fun at Swift’s media-created persona as a love-obsessed psycho who tortures her boyfriends through her music when the relationships go sour. Swift admitted in a Yahoo! interview that she initially wrote the song as a joke, and was surprised to see it become such a favorite, even if not everyone gets it. “It’s interesting when you put out a song with sort of a comedic element to it. People with different senses of humor perceive it differently,” she observed. “You’ll have people who completely get the joke and they’re saying, ‘Oh, look, she’s completely taken back the narrative, and she’s singing from the perspective of the person the media paints her to be.’ And then other people will be listening to it on the radio and thinking, ‘I knew it! I knew she was crazy!'”

It’s those ideas that also informed the AMAs performance. Swift will be back on stage later in the American Music Awards ceremony when she receives the first-ever Dick Clark Award for Excellence. Check out the “Blank Space” performance video below!

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