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Who is Taylor Swift?

American singer-songwriter on Trend.

By MUTHUSELVAM OPublished 2 months ago 5 min read

Take a look at one woman's path to fame in the media.Although Taylor Alison Swift was born in 1989, she didn't become well-known until she was 20. At the age of 17, she released her self-titled debut album in 2006, which helped her attain initial notoriety. She received 10 Grammy nominations for this album, which was almost immediately a success. For her song "Mine," she also won a Grammy for Best Country Song. She launched her second album the following year, which likewise topped the charts. After giving birth to her first child, she embarked on a tour with fellow country star Keith Urban. She had an injury while riding a motorcycle that nearly put an end to her flourishing career, but she eventually recovered and made a comeback. The rest of 2011 saw Taylor's star rise even higher as she released her third album and went on tour again with Keith Urban.In the eyes of many, Taylor Swift represents contemporary country music. Thanks to her good sense of branding and active social media presence, her career took off. She has sold more than 73 million albums globally and has 10 Grammy Awards to her credit.

After a few more years, Taylor's immediate classic debut album had been followed by a number of other highly regarded albums. Love and heartbreak are frequent topics in her songs, yet she subtly incorporates these ideas into universally appealing musical melodies. In 2012, her self-titled pop-rock album debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 and held that position for eight weeks. Thanks to the use of electronic music elements, it had a bigger success than her previous country albums. Taylor is continuously putting out new music and expanding her already great legacy even after all these accomplishments.

While many people believe that Taylor's music is what makes her successful, her branding actually contributes the most to this. She has a distinctive sense of style that combines vintage pieces with modern ensembles. Additionally, she is adept at using social media; she has a 15 million-follower Instagram account and frequently interacts with her followers on Tumblr through live broadcasts and Q&A sessions. Swift has had a variety of job options as a result of her positive public image, including writing songs for movies, creating clothing lines, and presenting talk programmes. Taylor is still among the most well-known individuals in the world at the age of 30, especially among younger people who first learned about her on Facebook and Twitter.

Taylor Swift's career has been marked by sustained global renown and success from the start, thanks to her vivacious personality and distinctive fashion preferences. Taylor Swift is the queen of country music; not only is she a fantastic performer but also a powerful brand builder who excels in both musical and literary works. Taylor still motivates younger generations with her brilliance, persistence, and distinctive sense of style.

Swift, one of the most prominent musicians of the twenty-first century, has had a wide-ranging impact on the music business. Greg Jericho, a business journalist, refers to her as a "cultural vigour" in his article.  Few musicians, according to Billboard, have experienced Swift's chart success, critical praise, and fan devotion, allowing her to have a significant effect.The contemporary country music scene was influenced by Swift. Swift is the first country artist whose celebrity has spread outside of the United States, according to Rosen . Whereas country music was not previously well-liked, her chart popularity now extends to Asia and the UK.  She is one of the pioneering artists in her country to use MySpace to advertise her music online. Country labels started showing interest in signing young artists who write their own music after she rose to stardom.  

Swift gave a younger audience that can identify to the country music by introducing it through her autobiographical songs about love and heartbreak.  Since then, critics have noticed her artistic influence on records by female country singers including Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves, and Kelsea Ballerini. Taylor Swift's live guitar performances contributed to the "Taylor Swift factor," a phenomena that is blamed for an increase in guitar sales to women, a hitherto underserved market.  Swift's "extraordinary route from teenage country prodigy to worldwide pop sensation" and a "singularly insightful" discography that takes into account both musical and cultural trends, according to Pitchfork, altered the face of current music forever.

 Clash claimed that Swift's cross-genre career inspired her contemporaries to try out various musical styles. Billboard stated that she "has the potential to drag any sound she wants into the mainstream orbit," crediting her with inspiring musicians to take creative control of their work.According to music critic Nick Catucci, by being open and sensitive in her songwriting, Swift paved the way for later pop performers like Halsey, Ariana Grande, and Billie Eilish to follow suit.  Swift is leading the 21st-century revival of poptimism, according to The Guardian, with her lofty aesthetic vision.After the end of the album era in the 2010's, publications see Swift's million-selling albums as an outlier in the streaming-dominated market. As a result, musicologists Gina Arnold and Mary Fogarty refer to her as "the last great rock star." Swift is the only musician in the history of Luminate Data to have five albums sell more than a million copies in a single week. Her sales stats are evidence that she is "the one pushing the music industry to her will," according to New York magazine.


Swift has won 11 Grammy Awards (including three for Album of the Year—tying for the most by an artist), an Emmy Award, 40 American Music Awards (the most won by an artist), 29 Billboard Music Awards (the most won by a woman), 92 Guinness World Records, 14 MTV Video Music Awards (including three Video of the Year wins—the most by an act), 12 Country Music Association Awards (including the Pinnacle Award), eight Academy of Country Music Awards, and two Brit Awards.  She was the youngest writer on Rolling Stone's 2015 list of the 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time. She has received accolades for her songwriting from the Nashville Songwriters Association, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the National Music Publishers' Association.With 134 million total copies certified by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the first woman to have both an album (Fearless) and a song ("Shake It Off") certified Diamond, Swift is the second highest-certified female digital singles artist (and third overall) in the U.S. 


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