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Taylor Swift Is Taking Time Off From Music: “People Might Need a Break From Me”

Taylor Swift Taking Time Off: "People Might Need a Break From Me"
Taylor Swift is taking a break from music after her 1989 successes.  Steve Granitz/WireImage

It’s almost been a year since Taylor Swift‘s 1989 album was released, but in that short time the pop star has managed to take over the airwaves and dominate almost all awards shows. 

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The album debuted at no. 1 on the Billboard charts and set the record for the highest opening week sales since 2002. It went on to become the highest selling album of the year and has sold more than 5 million copies worldwide. Her singles “Shake It Off,” “Bad Blood,” and “Blank Space,” all reached No. 1 on the charts. She subsequently went on the sold-out 1989 World Tour with a slew of celebrity appearances.

So what does Swift, 25, plan to do to celebrate her many successes? 

Taylor Swift on the cover of NME
Taylor Swift on the cover of NME Jordan Hughes/NME

“I think I should take some time off,” she told NME magazine. “People might need a break from me. I’m going to hang out with friends. Write new music. Maybe not write new music. I don’t know.”

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To make sure her A-list stardom doesn’t go to her head, Swift relies on her family and friends to keep her grounded. 

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“A lot of the time I call my mom and talk for a really long time, just to remind myself of all the things that are great and that matter,” she added. 

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