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Taylor Swift to perform at Melbourne Cup

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Taylor Swift performs during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by imageSPACE/Sipa USA)

Global superstar Taylor Swift is heading to Australia to perform at the race that stops the nation.

The ten-time Grammy Award-winner will sing two of her hits from the latest album Lover, in the mounting yard at the Lexus Melbourne Cup Day on November 5.

It's Australia's highest-selling album for the year and has generated more than one billion streams in the country already.

VRC chief executive officer Neil Wilson said the club was thrilled to have Swift at Flemington ahead of the $8 million race.

"To think you can come to Flemington and watch not only the race that stops a nation but see one of the world's biggest - if not the biggest - entertainer perform for the cost of a general admission ticket is phenomenal," Mr Wilson said.

It will be Swift's only public appearance while in Australia.

© AAP 2019