Guess a name that is always on the fame list? If you guess it correctly, yes, it is Taylor Swift! Taylor Swift’s personal and professional life has always been closely scrutinized by the media and the music business. Her songs, which appear to be mostly about her relationships, have made her and continue to make her a controversial figure.
But she is unquestionably gifted, and it is her skill that has propelled her to the top of the music industry. Industry insiders also criticize her songs for their lack of depth in the lyrics; her song lyrics are generic words with little substance, but it’s impossible to overlook her effect.
All Too Well (Taylor’s Version) : Soars in at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100
All Too Well (Taylor’s Version)” topped “American Pie” as the longest song to hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for the first time in History. “American Pie,” which hit No.1 following its 1971 release, runs 8 minutes and 42 seconds, while “All Too Well (Taylor’s Version)” clocks in at 10 minutes and 13 seconds. American Pie remained on the top for 50 years and now Taylor Swift has set a new record in the music industry.
Taylorswift has posted a message on her instagram page last week which read:
“You guys sent a 10 minute song to number one for the first time in history honestly WTH.”
Taylor’s Contribution to Music
Since childhood, Taylor wanted to contribute her career to music. During her interviews, she has always been candid about her journey so far. She had put in a lot of effort to enhance her vocal abilities, she had to travel to New York daily to receive her vocal sessions. Also, she performed locally and during festivities to keep in touch with the audience. Taylor learned how to play the guitar from a computer repairman and local musician Ronnie Cremer. She too has her own share of struggle until she landed on her big break, which is in 2006.
Her first release, Tim McGraw in 2006; followed by Teardrops on My Guitar; Our Song; Picture to Burn and Should’ve Said No in 2007 and 2008, each of which ranked on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs. She is the youngest artist to acquire the title “Favourite Country Female Artist.” Her follow-up album, “Fearless,” also boomed on the Billboard Hot 100. She was nominated for a slew of categories, earning Best Artist of the Year (2009) and Best Female Video for “You Belong With Me” as well as Best Album of the Year, Best Country Album of the Year (2009) too.
Taylor’s dream came true in 2010, which many artists aspire to achieve. Not only did she get nominated for the Grammy Awards, but also bagged the Best Country Solo Performance. The same year, declared as the “Woman of the Decade, by Billboard, “Artist of the Decade” by the American Music Awards and the Brit Global Icon Award. Taylor’s demand among her fans fetched her a second Grammy in 2014 for her album “Red,” which at the time had sold over eight million copies.
Every year, she published a new record, which garnered her countless praises and prizes. She is one of the most successful and youthful musicians in history, having won 11 Grammy Awards, the most for a female artist, 32 American Music Awards, 49 Guinness World Records, and innumerable accolades from fans and admirers. Taylor Swift has also made several appearances on the TIMES 100 and Forbes Celebrity 100 lists.
Despite the pandemic, Taylor Swift surprised fans by releasing her album “Folklore” in July 2020, which became the year’s first album to sell one million copies. Swift is the first musician since the Beatles to have four straight hit albums. Her accomplishments were so many that they could never be written on a single page, and she had made such a significant contribution to the industry.
Taylor Swift is a fierce and kind human being in addition to being a beautiful musician. She always has been a political activist who openly conveys her views and is a representative of the LGBTQ community. Her interviews and encounters with the media have revealed her disgust with the industry’s casual sexism. Taylor published her debut “You Need to Calm Down” as a supporter of the Equality Act, which was a global hit once again.
Her album “Reputation” (2017) aimed as a pushback to those who attempted to curb her image, describing her as a “sweetheart to snake” transition for being outspoken and embracing life on her terms. “I did exactly what they did not tell me to do,” she stated in a public appearance.
Her song lyrics are so grounded in her personal views and feelings, it encourages upcoming artists to be honest and transparent about their sentiments via their music. Billie Eilish, Haley, and Ariana Grande all adopted the same aesthetic. Taylor Swift elevated the value of country music by redefining people’s perceptions of the genre.
Instead of just concentrating on her flaws and dragging her into clichéd debates, we should be proud of such a renowned woman. Nobody can deny that Taylor has a firm grasp on the music industry. She is currently one of the music industry’s most seasoned women. She hasn’t stopped awe-inspiring her listeners with her songs for the past 15 years. With a net worth of 365 million dollars, truly a woman in charge of her success.