There are many people in the industry who were born with a silver spoon in their mouth, Taylor Alison Swift is one of them. Even though she spent her early childhood in a Christmas-tree farm, her father earned and trusted her enough to move to Nashville so his daughter could pursue her love for singing. Nashville- the home of country music, welcomed the Swift family who had left everything behind in Pennsylvania. Taylor was only 14 then and had already signed a deal with RCA Records. She worked with many writers, in the end forming a lasting relation with Liz Rose. While working with Rose after school each day, Swift started recording demos with the famous producer Nathan Chapman. If there is one thing that should be appreciated about Taylor, its her dedication towards her dream. When RCA Records told her she cannot release an album until she was 18; she instantly parted ways. In 2005, while she was singing at an industry showcase at Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe, she impressed Scott Borchetta who was planning to form his own record label “Big Machine Records”. Swift later said “I genuinely felt that I was running out of time. I wanted to capture these years of my life on an album while they still represented what I was going through.” And so she started working on “Taylor Swift”, her debut album.
Queen of POP Taylor Swift
The 16-year-old artist was in talks as soon as she released her first single called “Tim Mcgraw”. Being honest, this 9-year-old song still gives me goosebumps and astonishes me that those amazing lyrics were written by a kid. She also released 4 more singles, “Our song” being one of them that made Taylor the youngest person to single-handedly write and sing a number-one country song. Swift was named Nashville Songwriters Association’s Songwriter/Artist of the Year in 2007 and became the youngest person to hold this title. Her debut album not only earned her AMA, CMA and ACM awards but also a Grammy nomination.
After promoting her debut album and singing as opening acts on several tours for two years, Taylor Swift released her much awaited second album called “Fearless”. This album screamed success from the very first day of its release. “Love story”, the first single from the album became the second-best-selling country song of all time, while “You belong with me” peaked at number 2 on Billboard-hot-100. The album also ranked number one on Billboard 200 Album Chart, and became the top-selling album of 2009. This resulted in Swift starting the “Fearless World tour” which was attended by over 1.1 million fans. This was the same album that earned Taylor her first MTV VMA award, making her the first country singer to ever receive it. Even though her magical moment was ruined by Kanye West, Taylor was still praised for being so wise and handling the situation well at this age. She performed for the second time on Grammys, and achieved a total of four Grammys awards. She was the youngest artist to get “Album of the year” award. She was also included in the list of “100 most Influential People”.
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Then came her third album “Speak now”, after receiving some negative remarks and accusations that Taylor Swift doesn’t do much writing on her album, she decided to write it all on her own. Speak now’s first week’s sale went up to about 1,047,000. She also had her 2nd world tour while promoting this album in 2011 and 2012. She won two more Grammys for the her masterpiece called “Mean”. That song is my favorite jam for all those people who love to give their opinions on every single person. She also wrote and sung two songs for “Hunger games” during this time.
Taylor Swift’s fourth album called “Red” was announced through the live web chat viewed by over 72000 people, it was released in October, 2012. It was called red because it described all of the feelings Taylor felt. The Red tour was named the most grossing world tour ever by a country singer. The first week sales for Red mounted to 1.2 million copies making it the highest first sale in a decade. At the CMA’s Swift was honored with Pinnacle Award for “unique” levels of success which was presented to her by her favorite people in country music industry. She received many awards for this album but was saddened at the fact that she couldn’t grab any Grammy for it. Taylor went through a lot during the Red era, after dating young singer “Harry Styles”, she was made fun of and bashed a lot. She obviously didn’t like the feeling of being joked about at every award show or talk show and while trying to ignore that feeling, she worked on her next album.
1989 was released at the end of 2014, it was Taylor’s first pop album and it came like a wrecking ball, crashing all the previous records. It became her best selling album ever and all the songs were catchy. “Shake it off” was released as the first single of the album and was written for all the people who loved to talk about Taylor’s personal life. What I learned then was people will talk, hate, fake and act, we just gotta shake it off. For me 1989 was the miracle that taught Taylor to be happy despite all the hate, she seemed to not care about anything people said and lived her life the way she wanted. She started dating her handsome boyfriend “Calvin Harris” in February, 2015. The news is always talking about how they are getting married soon but even if its not true, I just hope it happens because aren’t they the most adorable couple? The best part is they aren’t just the most adorable couple but also the highest paid celebrity couple of 2015. Bye bye Jay-Z and Queen B, you lost all the spots when this couple came on to streets. As we are still getting entertained by the beauty called Taylor and while we are still trying to find ways to digest her kindness, lets just hope she achieves more through these years. While we wait for her next single from 1989, we can dance to “Shake it off” and cry to “clean” 24/7. Good luck, Swift.