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Taylor Swift brings country charm to Vancouver

Notorious for writing autobiographical songs about the jerk who broke her heart, Taylor Swift doesn't shy away from her "dear diary" confessions.

As she winds down her Speak Now world tour, Swift will bring her hair-tossing, elaborate act to Vancouver on September 10 and 11.

For two nights, Rogers Arena will be turned into a large karoke event, with glitter and extravagence to top it all off.   

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No stranger to success, her first ten shows including Los Angeles' Staples Centre, sold out in a mere two minutes.

Over the past six months, her world tour has been breaking headlines notably for her endless list of surprise guest performers.

In LA, for instance, Swift covered Justin Bieber's hit single, "Baby."

But it wasn't just the fact that the country songstress covered the sensational hit. No, she actually invited him on stage to perform the song with her.

And the reaction? Insane.

"You think you've heard LOUD screaming in your life..." Swift later tweets, "Then @justinbieber comes out and does a surprise song during your show. Woah. Unreal."

From covering Eminem's "Lose Yourself" to "Nicki Minaj's "Superbass" during her shows, it's exciting to see what Swift brings to Vancouver on September 10. And hopefully, a list of surprise performers. 

Listen to JRfm 93.7 for a chance to win tickets to her already sold out show on Saturday, September 10.

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