WATCH: Taylor Swift Performs at 2019 Singles’ Day Gala

By Bridget O'Donnell, November 11, 2019

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Taylor Swift (aka Mold Mold) was in China this weekend to perform at the 2019 Tmall Singles’ Day Gala. The star-studded gala, which was held at Shanghai’s Mercedes-Benz Arena and livestreamed on Youku, officially kicked off China’s largest online shopping festival. 

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Swift joined famed Chinese musical acts G.E.M. and Jackson Yee of TF Boys fame, as well as Japanese voice actress Kana Hanazawa.

While previous galas have featured cameos from international superstars such as Mariah Carey, Nicole Kidman, Pharrell Williams and Jessie J, Swift was notably the only major Western entertainer making an appearance at the 2019 edition of Alibaba’s Double 11 extravaganza. 

Taylor Swift Performs at 2019 Singles Day Gala Taylor Swift Performs at 2019 Singles Day Gala
Screengrabs via Youku

Another notable absence from this year’s gala was current Alibaba CEO Daniel Zhang. His predecessor Jack Ma, who stepped down from the company earlier this year, made grand appearances at previous galas, starring in epic films which saw the eccentric Alibaba founder and billionaire take on kung fu icons and become a kuaidi

WATCH: Jack Ma Delivers Tmall Packages for Singles’ Day

Jack Ma Singles Day Gala
Screengrab via Youku

This year’s e-commerce spectacle concluded with Tay Tay performing three hits off her new album: ‘Me!,’ ‘Lover’ and ‘You Need to Calm Down.’

Watch the entire 12-minute performance.

Watch the full 4.5-hour-long gala here.

[Cover image: screengrab via Youku]

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