Musician Taylor Swift arrives at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscars Party in West Hollywood, California
Musician Taylor Swift arrives at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscars Party in West Hollywood, California March 2, 2014. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Taylor Swift nearly slipped as she climbed down the famous Times Square steps before giving a scintillating performance of "Welcome To New York" and "Shake It Off," on Dec 31. The 25-year-old reportedly lost her balance and regained her footing by grabbing on to the railing. Fortunately, the country crooner did not get hurt and later joined Ryan Seacrest on the stage for the countdown to 2015.

According to NY Daily News, Swift was unfazed by the tumble and she made the crowd swooned with her breath-taking voice. The singer braved the New York City's chill in a crop top and a pair of black trousers. She wore her hair loose and accented her look with a pair of stud earrings and studded boots. She wore heavy make-up featuring deep red lipstick and a black eye shadow. "I know in 2014 there was something that got under your skin. It really bothered you. Now is the time, New York City. I want to see you shake it off," she said ahead her performance. The pop diva was joined by the likes of Fergie, Charli XCX, One Direction, Iggy Azalea and Idina Menzel at the event.

Meanwhile, Swift's new album "1989" has become the top selling album of 2014. Within nine weeks of the release more than 3.66 million copies of the album has been released. The album has surpassed Disney's "Frozen," whose 3.53 million copies have been sold till date. This is the second time that Swift's album has topped the charts. In 2007, 3.22 million copies of her second album "Fearless" were sold, according to Billboard.

In other news, Swift was included in the 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014 by Barbara Walters. She told Walters that she does not see herself dating in the current scenario, as she doesn't like to "think about things that she can't solve," according to Daily Mail. Swift has previously dated "One Direction" heartthrob Harry Styles. She started dating him in late 2013 but had a messy break-up a few months later. Since then Swift has been linked to a slew of men and even Victoria Secret angel Karlie Kloss.