Taylor Swift’s re-release of her classic album Red has been a phenomenal global hit. The album has sold more than 25 million copies and achieved multi-platinum sales, but that success is not due to mere chance. It is the result of a clever strategy that stems from a thorough understanding of her audience. Enchanted has now racked up millions of streams since its release in 2010.
In 2018, Swift released her seventh studio album Lover. She also starred in a musical adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber play Cats. In 2020, Swift released a documentary called Miss Americana, about her career. This film is about the artist’s life. The next year, Swift released folklore, a departure from her pop-influenced music. The album won the Grammy Award for best album, and Swift then released her newest album, Evermore.
In 2012, Swift continued her acting career and recorded the voice of Audrey in the children’s book The Lorax. She also released a number of singles, including “Sucker,” “Love Story,” and “Fake Love.” Her music video for the song was a hit, reaching over a million views on YouTube in its first week. This single was Swift’s first number-one hit. During her tenure on the film set, she won numerous awards, including the Teen Choice Award for Best Newcomer.
While she was still in high school, Taylor Swift was performing at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. A record label executive, Scott Borchetta, saw her performing. The two then signed Taylor to the Big Machine label. Their first single, “Falling in Love”, was inspired by one of Swift’s favorite country artists. The album quickly achieved platinum status and topped the Billboard charts worldwide. The success of the album led to Taylor Swift’s hiring as a brand ambassador and artist.
After being nominated for six Grammys, Taylor Swift launched an education center at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee. She was the first female artist to win six awards, breaking the record of Michael Jackson with 29 AMAs. She has two cats and is often photographed on magazine covers. Her look-alike, April Glorias, appeared on the cover of many magazines. Despite being famous for her pop star looks, Taylor Swift is still a controversial figure in society. In December, Taylor Swift asked Justin Bieber to leave the gym for the first time, so the two could be close again.
In the meantime, Swift is continuing to criticize streaming services, Apple Music and Spotify for their unjust streaming policies. She published an essay in The Wall Street Journal about the future of music streaming in 2014 and later pulled her entire catalogue from Spotify. Despite calling streaming services “experiments” in her favor, she has pushed both platforms to reverse course and finally release her entire catalog to streaming services in 2017. In a single week, Taylor Swift made $400,000 from streams alone!
Taylor Swift spent her childhood summers in Jersey, where she raked Praying Mantis from trees. Her maternal grandmother was an opera singer and hosted a television show in Puerto Rico. At age nine, Swift began an interest in musical theatre. She traveled to New York to take acting and singing lessons. After she saw Shania Twain performing in New York, she started to listen to country music. She has since become one of the best-selling female country singers.