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With a net worth of $280 million, Taylor Swift is one of the biggest stars of the modern music era. From her girl-squad to her public feuds with the likes of Katy Perry, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, the American singer-songwriter from Pennsylvania is nothing short of a sensation. The Grammy Award winning singer initially started out as a breakthrough country star in 2006 and has since gone on to become one of the most popular pop acts in the contemporary music scene.
Taylor Swift is one of the top American singer-songwriters today. She has already achieved one of the most successful careers and she is only 27 years old. From her country hit “Highway Don’t Care” with Tim McGraw and Keith Urban, to her pop hit “Bad Blood” with Kendrick Lamar. She has made some of the most impactful songs in multiple genres.
Her most recent album, Reputation has entered its third week at the top spot on Billboard 200, leading with the single “Look What You Made Me Do.” The album, released in November 2017, has already been certified Platinum.
If you happen to be one of the “Swifties”, you ought to get Taylor Swift tickets to follow her upcoming tour in 2018. Tickets are expected to sell out fast, so get yours as early as you can!
Taylor Swift History
Taylor Swift has always had a passion for singing and songwriting. She knew that she wanted to sing professionally before she was even a teenager. She was born and raised in Pennsylvania. When Swift turned 14 she moved to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue a career in country music. In 2005 she performed at The Bluebird Café in Nashville where she was discovered by Big Machine Records. She became the youngest artist ever to sign with Sony/ATV Music publishing house. Taylor’s debut album, “Taylor Swift” was released in October, 2006 when she was only a freshman in high school. Her debut album reached number five on the Billboard 200.
Taylor Swift started out strong with her self-titled album. She won a lot of accolades for her album, Taylor Swift, including a nomination for the best new artist at the 2008 Grammy Awards.
Soon after this newfound success came Taylor Swift’s second album, Fearless, which was released in November 2008. “Love Story,” “You Belong To Me” and “White Horse” were some of the singles from this album that really performed well on the charts, adding to the rising star’s fame. The album debuted at number one on Billboard 200 and was followed by Swift’s first concert tour. She was named the Artist of the Year by Billboard in 2009 and also made the list for the 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women in 2017.
The album, Fearless, won the Grammy Award for the Album of the Year and Best Country Album, along with “White Horse” winning in the category of Best Country Song and Best Female Country Vocal Performance. Her Album of the Year win made her the youngest artist ever to get this prestigious honor.
Speak Now & Red
By this time in her career, Swift had become one of the hottest commodities in the business. Concert tickets for her shows began to sell out in less than two minutes as she continued on her success journey. In 2010, Taylor Swift released another album, Speak Now, which featured hit songs such as “Sparks Fly,” “Ours” and “Mean.” The album was a huge success and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, with more than 1 million copies sold within a week of its release.
Red soon followed, released in October, 2012. This album saw a shift in the sound of Taylor Swift, with a more dance-pop feel to it. The album turned out to be yet another major success for the artist as it debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and had first week sales of 1.21 million. More Grammy nominations followed at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. The single “I Knew You Were Trouble” won the Best Female Video award at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. Swift was also named the Best Female Country Artist of 2012 at the American Music Awards.
After moving to New York in March of 2014, Swift began working on her new album, 1989. Widely labeled as her first official pop album, 1989 was released on 27th October, 2014. Within a week of its release, the album managed to sell 1.28 million copies in the US and debuted on top of the Billboard 200 chart. By June, 2017, the album had sold more than ten million copies all across the world. The lead single from 1989, called “Shake It Off” debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Singles “Blank Space” and “Bad Blood” both peaked at number two and topped charts in multiple other countries. The supporting tour for this album, 1989 World Tour, grossed more than $250 million, becoming one of the highest grossing tours of the entire decade.
With her newfound success, Swift was named Billboard’s Woman of the Year in 2014, becoming the first artist to have gotten the honor twice. “Shake It Off” got nominated for three Grammy Awards, including the prestigious Song of the Year Award. At the 2016 Grammys, Swift won three major awards, including Album of the Year, Best Music Video (Bad Blood) and Best Pop Vocal Album.
The Latest: Reputation
In late 2017, Swift released the lead single from her sixth studio album, called “Look What You Made Me Do.” The single topped charts in multiple countries including the UK, US, New Zealand and Ireland. The music video for the song premiered at the MTV Video Music Awards and got more than 43.2 million views within the first day of its release.
The full length album was eventually released on 10th November, 2017 and managed to sell more than 1.2 million copies within the first week of its release in the US and more than 2 million copies across the world. The album topped charts in multiple countries, including the UK, US, Canada and Australia.
Taylor Swift to date has won 10 Grammy Awards and 22 Billboard Music Awards. She has also won 19 American Music Awards, 12 Country Music Association Awards, 8 Academy of Country Music Awards, one Brit Award, and one Emmy Award. Out of the five studio albums she has released every one excluding her first album has reached the number one spot on Billboard 200. She has also reached Rolling Stone’s 2015 list of 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time.
In addition to the countless awards won by the star, Swift had sold more than 40 million albums and had over 130 million singles of hers downloaded by the beginning of 2016.
Taylor Swift Tour Tickets
Taylor Swift’s Reputation Stadium Tour is all set to kick off on 8th May, 2018, in Glendale, Arizona. This would be the fifth world concert tour by the 27-year old. Tickets for the tour will go on sale on 13th December, 2017. The tour will see Swift perform in multiple cities across the US, including Glendale, Santa Clara, Pasadena, Seattle, Denver and Chicago. Swift will also be travelling to Europe to perform in Manchester, Dublin and London and to Oceania to perform in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Auckland. The North American leg of the tour will restart in June 2018 and will go on till October 2018, with shows in multiple cities. Taylor Swift tour tickets will be available soon. Swifties will spring into action as soon as they go on sale, so if you want to catch the country/pop star live then quickly get Taylor Swift tickets 2018 before they sell out.