Globally known for her music, Taylor Swift has established her legacy through consistent determination and ever-improving talent. Day by day, her fame continues to grow with the hit songs and albums she’s released, making Taylor Swift one of the top icons in the music industry.
Aside from being a multi-awarded singer, Taylor Swift holds the record for the most charted songs in the Billboard’s Hot 100 as a female artist, with 138 of her songs peaking at the charts.
Before Taylor Swift’s Emergence of Fame
On December 13, 1989, somewhere in Reading, Pennsylvania, Taylor Alison Swift was born. Taylor Swift spent most of her youth in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, residing in their family-owned Christmas tree farm with her relatives.
It seemed as if the musical talent was genetic in Taylor Swift’s situation. Like her grandmother, who pursued professional opera, Taylor Swift proved to own the inherited musical talent when she started singing as a wee child.
By the time Taylor Swift reached the age of 10, she was already a known singer in numerous events, such as competitions and fairs. A year later and she sang The Star-Spangled Banner at the basketball match of the Philadephia 76ers. And by the young age of 12 years old, she’d already begun playing the guitar and crafting songs.
To further grow her musical skills, Taylor Swift frequently went to Nashville, Tennesee. During that time, country music consistently thrived in Nashville, and with the intent to kick-start her career in music by gaining a record contract, she frequently co-wrote songs there.
Taylor Swift’s family showed genuine support for her talent ever since the beginning. When her relatives noticed her undying perseverance and effort, they transferred to Hendersonville, Tennesee, to aid her musical career. (Source: Biography)
Taylor Swift’s Musical Journey
The beginning of Taylor Swift’s musical career pursuance established itself in the Blue Bird Cafe at Nashville, where her performance consequentially led to an official contract with Scott Borchetta’s Big Machine Records.
With millions and millions of sold copies, her self-titled debut album’s release in 2006 earned Taylor Swift recognition for her skill. She then gained three music awards the year after her debut’s release, namely the Top New Female Vocalist, the Country Music Association’s Horizon Award, and the Academy of Country Music.
Each album she released became a hit; more and more of her songs climbed towards the top of the charts. In 2012, Forbes ranked Taylor Swift as the highest-paid star under 30 years old, outranking Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and Justin Bieber. With her consistent hard work in bettering her musical talents, every album she’s released was a success. (Source: Biography)
Her billboard chart history is a clear indicator of her skill. With 7 of her songs peaking as number 1 hits, 29 top 10 songs, and an overall number of 138 songs securing their position in the Billboard’s Hot 100, Taylor Swift officially set the record for the most charted songs as a female artist. (Source: Billboard)
In 2021, Taylor Swift finally gained ownership of her life’s work through a new contract after the controversy with Scooter Braun. And now, she has the privilege of re-recording her songs and reaping the harvest of her hard work. (Source: Times Now News)