Taylor Swift Just Made History at the Staples Center, With a Supersweet Twist
Not only did Taylor Swift perform her first of five nights at LA's iconic Staples Center on Friday, but she also made history! We've grown accustomed to an eclectic set of guests during the 1989 world tour — we've seen everyone from the ladies of Fifth Harmony to Hollywood sweetheart Julia Roberts. But Kobe Bryant came on stage with a special message: Taylor now holds the record for the most sold-out performances by an artist. To make the announcement sweeter, Kobe informed Taylor and the crowd that 16 is also the amount of basketball championships won by the LA Lakers. In honor of her achievement, the Staples Center awarded Taylor Swift with a commemorative banner to be permanently hung in the rafters. Experience the historic moment in pictures and video clips when you read on, then find out why Taylor's having the best year ever.