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Taylor Swift isn’t just topping the charts herself – she’s busy championing other artists and helping them reach the top spot too, in particular previously unknown 20-year-old singer/song writer Louisa Wendorff.
Swift tweeted Wendorff on Dec. 27 saying she was "obsessed" with a mash-up that she had posted on YouTube of Taylor’s two tracks Style and Blank Space, from her 1989 album. As of Jan. 9, Swift’s tweet has been retweeted more than 17,500 times.
The single tweet from Swift to her 50 million followers spurred a number one hit for Nashville based Wendorff. She debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart with her EP Arrow, that was first released in July.
Wendorff, who’s planning to release new material this year was clearly delighted with Taylor Swift’s endorsement as she replied back on Twitter: "so thank you, @taylorswift13, for giving me the highlight of my 2014 right at the buzzer."
"I’m so blessed for what @taylorswift13 did for me," she added. "Because of her, now I get to know all of YOU! Let’s make 2015 awesome, shall we?"
Wendorff, originally from Palos Verdes, Los Angeles, moved to the home of country music Nashville two years back to pursuit a career in the music industry. She currently attends Belmost University on a part-time bases where she is enrolled in their song writing and music business programs.
While her mash-up performance has catapulted her into the limelight, Wendorff admitted in a recent interview with Glamour that she has no idea how Taylor Swift came to hear about her video saying: "I honestly have no idea! That's what blows my mind. If I were to take a guess, maybe through my friends tweeting at her, but I would love to know how she found the video!"
When asked if she has yet to meet or speak with Taylor, Wendorff told the publication: "No, not at this point. It would be an absolute honor to meet her and thank her face-to-face for basically changing my life with one word."
Take a listen to the mashup that started it all below...