The Beginnings of Grammy Award-Winner Taylor Swift
Who hasn’t heard of Taylor Swift these days? Swifties across the globe have been following the country singer’s career since 2006, and it seems that her career is steadily on the rise. The Grammy Award winner has recently released her 8th album called Folklore which earned her the Album of the Year at the Grammy’s this 2021. It seems that herinvestments in her music and her career have certainly paid off! However, how exactly did Taylor Swift’s career evolve into the powerhouse that it is now? Read on to find out.
Taylor Swift’s Early Years
It seems that music is in Taylor Swift’s blood since her grandmother was also an opera singer. By the time she was 10, she had been performing in various fairs and events. Later on, Taylor was tapped to sing the National Anthem at the Philadelphia 76ers game when she was only 11. By the time she was 12, she had already learned how to play the guitar and dabbled with songwriting. Her parents didn’t even have to worry about the mortgage when they left for Tennessee for Taylor to pursue her music career.
A Country Singer in the Making
After kickstarting her music career, Taylor caught the eye of music executives when she performed at The Bluebird Café, which eventually got her signed up with Big Machine Records. Her first single, Tim McGraw, was released in 2006 and immediately landed on the Top 10 hit country songs. Her first album sold more than 5 million copies, indicating where her career was heading. From that point on, Taylor didn’t need to worry about loans since her paycheck was constantly increasing.
By 2008, Taylor snagged her first Grammy nomination for Best New Artist. Other nominations went her way too. This was also the year that she released her second album called Fearless, which dominated both pop and country charts. She went on to become the highest-selling country singer of that time.
There is no doubt that Taylor Swift’s career has gone nowhere but up ever since she has started. Here are the highlights of her career:
2009 – Swift won the MTV Video Music Award for the Best Female Video category. Her speech was interrupted by Kanye West, who took the mic from her to state that it should have been Beyonce.
2010 – She became one of the hottest commodities in the music industry as she had been selling tickets to her concerts like hotcakes. She also became the youngest recipient of the Album of the Year award from the Grammy’s.
2012 – She was listed as one of the highest-paid celebrities under the age of 30 by Forbes. She used her investment money to create the Taylor Swift Education Center in Nashville.
2016 – She received the second Album of the Year Award from Grammy’s. It was a historic night since it was the first time that a woman won the award twice already.
2018 – Her feud with fellow singer Katy Perry came to an end, with the latter extending a literal olive branch to bridge the gap.
2019 – Swift released her album, ME!. She later brought home several awards at the American Music Awards, which, to her credit, she did deserve.
2020 – Taylor Swift released her eighth album, Folklore, and later surprised her fans with another album called, Evermore.
A Peek at Her Personal Life
Throughout her success, many have been wondering about her personal life. The country singer did date several high-profile celebrities like Joe Jonas, Taylor Lautner, John Mayer, Jake Gyllenhaal, Harry Styles, and even Tom Hiddleston. However, most of these relationships received negative press for not lasting very long. The most recent guy she had been dating is actor Joe Alwyn whom she met back in 2016 at the Met Gala.
What The Future Holds
It seems that there is no storm that Taylor Swift could not weather. Time and time again, the pop star has proven that there is simply no way to bring her down, a desirable trait to have in today’s culture of hate and bullying. However, the question remains; what is next for Taylor Swift? She has conquered every chart, sold out every stadium, and came back stronger than a ‘90s trend that it seems like there’s no more field for her to win over. But then again, she is the master of surprises. I guess all we can do is wait and see what she’ll do next. She has shown a massive degree of resilience, and we’re sure her reign is far from over.