1. Maybe you’ve heard that Taylor Swift is back? “Shake It Off,” the first single from her forthcoming pop-oriented album 1989, broke the internet last week and was performed before the world at the MTV VMAs on Sunday.
2. Now the song has made its debut on the Billboard Hot 100 — in the no. 1 position, naturally. It’s Swift’s second song to top the chart, following “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” in 2012, and something tells us it won’t be her last.
3. Clearly, we’re at peak Taylor right now. Next up: world domination.
- Iraq's prime minister has ordered the arrest of anti-government protesters who breached Baghdad's fortified "Green Zone" and occupied the parliament building.
- U.S. President Barack Obama literally dropped the mic at his final White House Correspondents' Dinner 🇺🇸
- And NASA is building an $18 billion rocket to nowhere. The agency is more about jobs on the ground than exploring space, critics say 🚀💰