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Taylor Swift

  • Birth

  • Bye Bye Birdy

    Bye Bye Birdy
    Taylor was involved in her school drama club in her hometown in Wyomissing PA. Whaen she was 11 years old she starred as Kim McAfee in Bye Bye Birdy.
  • Poetry Contest

    Poetry Contest
    Taylor Swift wins national peotry contest at 11 years old which inspired her to start songwriting.
  • National Anthem

    National Anthem
    Taylor Swift sings the national anthem at 12 years old before Detroit Pistons and Philidelphia 76ers in Philidephia. This was her first performance in fromt of an audiance.
  • First Album

    First Album
    Taylor's first album "Taylor Swift" was released when she was a sixteen year old freshman in high school. Her five singles from the album are "Tim McGraw," "Teardrops On My Guitar," "Our Song," "Picture To Purn," and "Should've Said No." The five times platinum album topped the Top Country Albums chart for 24 weeks, and is the 12th longest running albums in the pop albums chart as of 2013.
  • Fearless Album

    Fearless Album
    Fearless includes the album's bestselling single "Love Story" the best-selling single of all time internationally and once the best-selling country song of all time according to the IFPI. Fearless also the singles "White Horse" and "You Belong With Me." Fearless reached number one on Billboard 200 for 11 weeks making her the longest chart topper by a female country artist.
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    Fearless Tour

    The tour included 105 shows on four countries with venues selling out in a record of one minute.
  • Speak Now

    Speak Now
    Speak Now's first week sales of 1,047,000 copies was the fifth biggest debut in history for a female artist, the third biggest ever by a country album the biggest in five and one half years and ultimately, the biggest first week sales of 2010. (the first is Swift's own Red album later released in 2012.) The six singles from Speak Now are Mine, Back to December, Mean, The Story of Us, Sparks Fly, and Ours. The albums origional name was Enchanted named after the ninth track on the album.
  • Speak Now cont.

    Speak Now cont.
    After discussing the album with Scott Borchetta (the head of Big Machine Records) he explained that the album was not about fairytales and high school like her others were and so she re-named the album afer the fourth song on the album, Seak Now. Taylor Swift later named her first perfume after Enchanted and Wonderstruck after one of her favorite lyrics in the chorus of Enchanted. The album received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Country Album, making it her second consecutive nomination
  • Speak Now Platinum Edition Delux Album

    Speak Now Platinum Edition Delux Album
    Speak Now was certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA and, as of January 2015, has sold 4.5 million copies in the United States. It is also the tenth best-selling digital album of all time. Taylor Swift released the delu exclusively to the Target Corporation featuring a different album cover. It was released on the same day as the standard edition and includes three additional tracks, two acoustic songs, and a pop remix of "Mine"
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    Speak Now Tour

    Halfway through Speak Now Tour, it was ranked tenth in Pollstar's "Top 50 Worldwide Tour" after earning over $40 Million. The tour concluded with Taylor placing fifth on Billboard's annual, "Top 25 Tours", earning $97 million with 89 shows. The tour visited Asia, Europe, North America, and Oceania. Speak Now World Tour, became the third highest grossing tour of all time by a country artist, earning over $123 million in all.
  • Red album Continued

    Red album Continued
    Red is just the 18th album in United States history to sell one million copies in one week. Red topped the album charts in the UK, Australia, Canada, Ireland and New Zealand while charted in the top ten in every other major market including China. It has sold 6 million copies as of August 2014. Red has been certified quadruple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), making it Swift's fourth consecutive album to reach this plateau.
  • Red Continued...

    Red Continued...
    The singles on Red are "We are Never Ever Getting Back Together," "Begin Again," "I Knew You Were Trouble," "22," "Red," "Everything Has Changed (feat. Ed Sheeran)," and "The Last Time (feat. Gary Lightbody)." Red spent its sixth week atop Billboard 200, Taylor became the first artist since The Beatles 43 years earlier to log six weeks atop Billboard 200 with three consecutive studio albums.
  • Red Album

    Red Album
    Red was Taylor Swift's fourth album and was nominated for Best Country Album for the third time. Red was also nominated for Album of the Year for the second time for the Grammy's making Taylor the first country act to be nominated twice in the Album of the Year category at the Grammys. Its first week sales of 1.21 million was the third biggest debut in history for a female artist and became the fastest-selling album in over a decade
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    Red Tour

    The Red tour was Taylor Swift's third worldwide tour. Taylor became the first solo female artist in 20 years to headline a national stadium tour through Australia, with the last being Madonna. Taylor also became the first female artist in history to sell out Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia since it was opened. She performed to over 40,900 fans. The Red Tour also became the highest-grossing tour by a country artist in history with $150 Million passing Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Soul2Soul
  • 1989 Album

    1989 Album
    1989 is Talyor Swift's fifth album and also her first recorded pop album that is built over drum programming, synthesizers, pulsating bass, processed backing vocals, and guitars. Her writing style remains the same as her previous album containing songs about relationships and love. 1989 debuted number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 and selling 1,287,000 copies making it the album with thehighest sales week since 2002 with Eminem, and 2014's best selling album.
  • 1989 continued

    1989 continued
    The album's singles are "Shake It Off," "Blank Space," and "Style."