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Another decade is coming to an end, and while we try to wrap things up and consider the biggest icons of Pop music, there is no doubt that Taylor Swift stands on top. 7 successful albums, 10 Grammy Awards, 29 American Music Awards, and several other awards, including Billboard Music and Country Music Association awards are the showcase for her talent and success. And recently, Billboard placed Taylor Swifts in the 8th place in its Greatest of All-Time Artists.
She was born exactly 30 years ago in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania. As a lover of music and singing, she started singing in some local events since she was 10-11 years old and she started learning guitars at about the same time. Taylor Swift released her first album at the age of 16, a self-titled album that brought her immediate success in 2006. Her debut single itself was among the Hot Country Songs and four other singles gained platinum or multi-platinum status.
With her debut, Taylor established herself as a talented musician in the mind of the critics. Her next album, “Fearless” in 2008, brought her the first Grammy Award as Album of the Year and several Country music awards. “Speak Now” in 2010 became the Fastest-Selling Digital Album by a Female Artist and won the Guinness World Records for that reason and won the American Music Awards as The Favorite Country Album of the year.
In “Red”, she tried to incorporate more elements of mainstream pop into her music, and it was a sign of transition in her musical style. Red was listed among the top albums of 2012 and won several awards, including World’s Best Album by World Music Awards and Billboard’s Top Country Album. The album sold 1.21 million copies in the first week and became the fastest-selling album over a decade.
Taylor Swift – 1989 Cover Art
2014 was like a turning point for Taylor Swift. Her fifth album “1989” was in synth-pop style. While 1989 referred to her birth year, it somehow marked a new beginning for Taylor’s Swift career. Besides the changes in her musical direction, her live performance and music videos appeared to be more energetic and more ambitious, with more varied dance moves and choreographies. Most of the critics praised her new style, and Rob Sheffield of Rolling Stone called it “deeply weird, feverishly emotional, wildly enthusiastic”.
Following the success of “1989” and various awards including Grammy Award’s Album of the Year and Favorite Pop/Rock Album of 2014 in American Music Awards, she was listed as 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time in Rolling Stone’s list in 2015.
Taylor Swift continued adding more varied elements to her musical style with “Reputation” in 2017 and she called it her “most cathartic album”. As usual, Taylor was loaded with many awards including Favorite Pop/Rock Album of 2017 in American Musical Awards and Billboard’s Top Selling Album. Her most recent album “Lover” was released in August 2019 and gained the highest Metascore among all her albums. So far she had won Album of 2019 in People’s Choice Awards and various awards in American Music Awards in 2019. And the more is to come.
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Aside from her musical talents and success, her beauty, her style, and her sweet and lovely character have made Taylor Swift the center of attention in every form of media. Her personal love life has had many ups and downs, like every normal human being, and some of her personal struggles and feelings are expressed in her songs. She is also known to be a big supporter of charities and she has been engaged in various philanthropic efforts for many years. The next decade is going to be huge and we wish her the best of times and very successful days in every aspect of life.
Taylor’s new single for Christmas “Christmas Tree Farm” was released just one week ago in a video which revealed her sweet childhood days and Christmas times in her father’s farm: