Taylor Swift, the former country singer now pop superstar, confirms vast news. Having that said, the singer yelled out to the public that she is Nils Sjöberg.
Taylor Swift talks about writing Rihanna's This Is What You Came For
The 30-year-old American singer's fans previously made findings that she is the composer behind the hit EDM track of Rihanna and Calvin Harris in 2016 called This Is What You Came For. However, she was credited via a fake name or what the industry refers to as a pseudonym; Nils Sjöberg.
According to Hollywood Life, Taylor Swift opened up about why she hid under a fake name with an interview with The Beatles legend and music icon Paul McCartney. The two singing sensations graced Rolling Stone's feature on Nov. 13, as both of them unveils rarities in front of the eyes of their supporters.
"And that's when it's really fun to create fake names and write under them," the Look What You Made Me Do singer said when talking about the fun side of using a pseudonym. Taylor Swift continued that singers, if not, uses aliases whenever they have immense love for their passion, but at the same time, they don't want to be "overshadowed" by the judgments of people.
Paul then asked if Taylor Swift always uses a fake name, she quickly answered yes. It then paved the way for the singer to explain the story behind her using Nils Sjöberg. Taylor Swift told Paul that the name is Sweden's two most famous male names.
The funny fact is that Taylor Swift wrote the song This Is What You Came For, but ended up in Rihanna's care. But at least, nobody knew the truth for quite some time.
Moreover, Taylor Swift used the fake name to keep her name safe from all the remarks and buzz. The matter considers that she and Calvin dated between 2015 and 2016, and going by the name of Nils Sjöberg is the best move for her.
Paul McCartney in using pseudonyms
Adding his version of using fake names, the 78-year-old Paul shared his bits of stories towards using the wise move in several of his write-ups. NME quoted Paul's words saying he also did the same thing for the band, Peter and Gordon. He revealed that he uses the name Bernard Webb back those days.
The Grammy Award winner also added that he once knew about the late Prince writing Manic Monday, but his identity was latterly revealed.