Why Taylor Swift is so popular?

How Did Taylor Swift Become Famous? Why is Taylor Swift so popular?

  1. Taylor Swift moved at the age of 14 to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue her musical career. Shortly, she became the youngest artist ever signed by Sony/ATV Music.

  2. Her first album became very popular

    Taylor Swift’s debut album got the number five position in Billboard 200. The album also stayed at that position for a long period of time.

  3. Her second album became a best-seller

    Taylor Swift’s second album, ‘Fearless’, became the best selling album of 2009 in the US. The album won four Grammy awards.

  4. She won many awards

    Swift received awards from the Nashville Songwriters Association and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. She won ten Grammy Awards, five Guinness World Records, one Emmy Award, 23 Billboard Music Awards, 11 Country Music Association Awards, eight Academy of Country Music Awards, and one Brit Award.

  5. Her third album became a best-seller

    Taylor Swift’s third album, ‘Speak Now’, became the number one selling album in the US and its single, ‘Mean’, wont two Grammy awards.

  6. She sold a very large number of copies

    After the release of her album 1989, Taylor swift became the first singer to have three albums that sold more than 1 million copies a week.

  7. She won the album of the year twice

    Taylor Swift became the first woman and the fifth person to win the album of the year award twice. (See What made Gigi Hadid famous?)

  8. One of the best selling artists of all time

    Swift is one of the best selling artists of all time, as she sold more than 40 million albums and her singles were downloaded 130 million times.

  9. She was listed in many Forbes’ lists

    According to Forbes, Taylor Swift is among the top earning women in the music industry. She also appeared on Forbes’ 100 most powerful women and Forbes’ celebrity 100.

  10. Included in Time’s influential people list

    Swift was also included in Time’s 100 most influential people in the world list in both 2015 and 2016.

  11. She sings about growing up

    Because Swift started her career early, she sings about the different phases of growing up. Her songs thus resonated with a large number of people, especially teens who are in the life discovering phase.

  12. Her 1989 tour grossed $250 million

    Taylor swift’s 1989 album tour grossed $250 dollar, and thus became one of the highest grossing tours of all time.

  13. Her lyrics resonate with people

    Swift’s lyrics resonate with people, as she describes emotions in a very detailed way. Her fans find that her songs are very descriptive of what they are going through.

  14. She personally connects with her fans

    Taylor Swift is known for her down to earth attitude with her fans. She connects with them on a personal level and even allows them in her house to celebrate with her some events. (See Why is Pakalu Papito famous?)

  15. She positioned herself as a normal person

    Taylor Swift positioned herself as a normal person who faces the same problems growing up as others. This made her seem very relatable to a large number of people.

About the author
Alex Williams is a PhD student in urban studies and planning. He is broadly interested in the historical geographies of capital, the geopolitical economy of urbanization, environmental and imperial history, critical urban theory, and spatial dialectics.

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