Taylor Swift wrote “Welcome to New York,” the opening song on her new LP, to describe the thrill of moving to New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood earlier this year.
Yesterday, during her appearance on ABC’s The View, she shared some good news about a significant contribution she is making to her new city.
“I don’t think I’ve told anybody this before (about) the song Welcome to New York,” she said. “The fans were wonderful enough to make it #1 on iTunes and it’s selling really, really well, which is good because I’m donating all of my proceeds to New York City Public Schools.”
Swift was recently named a “Global Welcome Ambassador” for New York City tourism.
She said she tells everybody that New York is “amazing,” and the city must have picked up on that and offered her “a title”.
Already her new ’80s-inspired album, “1989”, is number one on iTunes charts in 89 countries, so the donation to New York could be substantial.
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