This leggy, blonde beauty has been in the game since her teenage years; with over 26 million Instagram followers and 55 million Twitter followers, Swift is most definitely a household name at this point in her career. She has had endless success since the release of her very first album and continues to be one of the world’s most well-recognized celebrities.
Her first album self-entitled Taylor Swift was released when she was just at the ripe age of sixteen back in 2006. This album introduced us to the classic country Taylor songs like “Teardrops on My Guitar” and “Picture to Burn.” Along with these hits, “Our Song” was also on the album and happened to make her the youngest person to write and perform a song on the Hot Country Songs Chart. In total, five singles were released from this album, leading her to be nominated for a Grammy Award in the category Best New Artist.
Her next album, Fearless, was released in 2008; the single “Love Story” became the second-best-selling country single of all time. Since this album was clearly another win for T-Swizzle, she ended up becoming the first artist in the genre of country music to win a MTV Music Video Award: Best Female Video in 2009. Though Kanye West attempted to steal her spotlight, it only made her fans love her more than they already did. This incident received much media attention, but overall had a positive effect because the success of the artist never seemed to slack.
Tay-Tay as her fans lovingly refer to her, continued along the road of success, releasing two more albums; one of which was entitled Speak Now and the following entitled Red. Throughout the albums, fans could see the transition the artist was taking from being recognized as a country music artist to a pop star. In total, six singles were released from the album Red: only two for country radio while the other four were pop and international radio. Though this caused a slight uproar and some criticism by fans who loved and respected Swift as a country singer, she still had a favorable outcome and continued to receive nominations for multiple awards.
Just this past October, Swift released her most recent album: 1989. The album was completely of the pop genre, enthusiastic, upbeat and seemed to receive mostly positive criticism. Swift received the title of Billboard’s Woman of the Year for the second time and will receive a 50th Anniversary Milestone Award for her achievements from the Academy of Country Music later this year. I suppose this makes it apparent that even though Taylor Swift shifted her style, she is still accepted all over the music industry simply because of her talents.
In short, consider me a fan. As embarassing as that may seem, there’s not denying the fact that she’s a hit-making MACHINE, and seemingly everything she puts out turns to gold. The other aspect that is often overlooked with her is that she’s a very calculated marketing pro. She knows exactly what she’s doing, esp with social media. There was an article put out a while back (can’t remember where, maybe HuffPo?) that detailed the very methodical nature of her posts. This girl def knows what she’s doing in that regard.
As you can see, her career started strong and seemed to never quit. She has won seven Grammy Awards already and is only twenty-five years of age. Her fan base continually grows because her music seems to touch all types of people; from her sweet country songs to her fun pop releases, it doesn’t matter what genre you consider it, the music is likable and of great quality. The question is not “will Taylor Swift be relevant in the future?” but rather “what will she be up to next?”