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Taylor Swift closed the Asian leg of her world tour yesterday (Feb. 21) in Hong Kong, and beforehand, the Associated Press reports, she was greeted by a long line of overseas record execs who gave her platinum plaques.
“Some of them were really surprising to me. I wasn’t aware of every single certification we have in Asia. It really blew my mind,” Taylor told the AP backstage.
“I love country music, and I love the fact that it’s being accepted all over the world. That is so exciting for me,” she said.
“I have heroes who have taken country music internationally. You have Garth Brooks and Shania Twain. They really did a lot for country music because they brought an awareness to it.
“The fact that I have the opportunity to do that too and go to other countries where I've never been before and play music—it’s what I’ve always dreamed of doing.”
The European leg of the tour starts March 6 in Brussels.