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Taylor Swift smashes Madonna and Britney's concert sell-out record

Denise Calnan

Published 21/08/2013 | 10:29

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LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 20:  Musician/actress Taylor Swift, wearing Elie Saab top and shorts, attends a press event for breaking The Staples Center's record of most sold-out shows for a solo artist held at The Staples Center on August 20, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. She has surpassed Madonna and Justin Timberlake for seven sellouts and Britney Spears at eight sellout shows.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Musician/actress Taylor Swift has surpassed Madonna and Justin Timberlake for seven sellouts and Britney Spears at eight sellout shows. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 20:  Musician/actress Taylor Swift, wearing Elie Saab top and shorts, attends a press event for breaking The Staples Center's record of most sold-out shows for a solo artist held at The Staples Center on August 20, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. She has surpassed Madonna and Justin Timberlake for seven sellouts and Britney Spears at eight sellout shows.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Musician/actress Taylor Swift. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 20:  Musician/actress Taylor Swift attends a press event held at Staples Center on August 20, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
Musician/actress Taylor Swift attends a press event held at Staples Center on August 20, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)

Taylor Swift has smashed The Staple Center’s record of most sold-out shows for a solo artist.

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The 23-year-old has sold out a massive eleven shows at the LA event centre, surpassing Madonna and Justin Timberlake for seven sell-outs and Britney Spears for eight sell-out shows.

The musician and singer attended a press event at the centre yesterday to celebrate the record-breaking milestone.

The 150,000 capacity at The Staples Center means that Taylor will have played to a massive 1,650,000 in LA alone.

Wearing an Elie Saab top and shorts combo, the star completed the monochrome look with a pair of black heels and bright red lipstick.

She now ties the record with Latin pop group Mana for the most sell-out shows.

Taylor tweeted her excitement from her first night on her LA leg of her RED tour 2013.

“To everyone who came to the show tonight in LA, I adore you. To anyone coming to the next 3 shows, expect more of the unexpected,” she wrote on the social media network.

Sara Bareilles and Cher Lloyd joined the singer at the sell-out event.

Former X Factor contestant Cher Lloyd performed Want U Back with Taylor on stage.

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