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4 Celebs Who Owe Taylor Swift Big-Time

She helped them out with 'career milestones'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 31, 2015 1:39 PM CDT

(Newser) – Taylor Swift's might seem like she's hogging all the awards, but ETOnline points out that she's actually helped quite a few other artists along the way. The site rounds up six who owe her for career milestones:

  • Kendrick Lamar: The rapper—whom Swift name-dropped back in September in a Rolling Stone cover story—is the only man featured in Swift's "Bad Blood" music video, adding two new verses to the song, and last week the single hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100—"Lamar's first ever chart-topping hit," ETOnline notes.

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  • Nicki Minaj: Years ago, Swift was asked in a radio interview to name a song she liked and she mentioned Minaj's "Super Bass." She later tweeted about the song, and Minaj said in 2011 that after Swift's mentions, the song "climbed up 80-something spots the same day on iTunes." Swift also once invited Minaj to perform "Super Bass" with her during a Staples Center performance, and Minaj has credited Swift with starting the "'Super Bass' frenzy."
  • Ed Sheeran: He was well on his way to stardom in the UK already, but after writing "Everything Has Changed" with Swift for her Red album and snagging the opening slot on the tour for that album, he became an international star.
  • Hunter Hayes: He got an opening slot on her Speak Now tour, which probably had at least a little to do with the huge success of his single, "Wanted."
Click for the complete list. (Read more Taylor Swift stories.)

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