Taylor Swift not only is adept at breaking records, she totally knows how to look smashing while smashing them!
The blond superstar's latest coup to add to her case of achievements came on Tuesday, when she was honored by Los Angeles's Staples Center arena for having the most sold-out shows of all time at the venue.
Swift is actually tied with Latin pop group Mana for her total of 11 arena sellouts (she's playing four dates in L.A., the final of which is on Saturday), but she's still the top solo artist to achieve the number. In fact, she managed to breeze easily past the previous solo record-holder -- Britney Spears, who has had eight Staples Center sellouts.
And, furthermore no disrespect to the fine guys in Mana (or Ms. Britney, for that matter), but we're pretty sure none of them can break Swift's record for looking hot. The singer arrived for the first night of her L.A. run in a stunningly stark black bodycon gown that perfectly set off her slim figure, blond locks, and red lipstick. As we said, smashing!
Swift's achievement at Staples Center was recognized Tuesday afternoon, when she received a plaque from the venue's senior vice president and general manager. In addition, 20 college students who are taking part in the Recording Academy’s GrammyU program were invited to witness the ceremony, as well as sit in on her pre-show sound check and take a backstage tour.