Taylor Swift Evolution 2004

  • The record deal

    The record deal
    At 14 years old, Taylor Swift signed a record deal with Big Machine Records in 2004.
  • The Big Debut

    The Big Debut
    In 2006, Taylor released her first self-titled album, "Taylor Swift". The song "Tim McGraw" from her first album was her first top 40 hit.
  • Fearless

    In 2008, Taylor released her second album named "Fearless". This new album was her first number-one album.
  • Career Milestone

    Career Milestone
    Taylor won an award for Best Female Video for "You Belong With Me" (One of her songs on the Fearless album). Her acceptance speech, however, was crashed by Kanye West. He took the mic and yelled Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time.
  • Speak Now

    Speak Now
    Taylor released her third album "Speak Now". This quickly became a fan favorite. After relating this album, she went on a 15-month tour performing songs from this album.
  • Grammys

    At the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, Taylor Swift won many Grammys. She won Album of the Year, Best Female Country Vocal Performance, Best Country Song, and Best Country Album. She was also nominated for four others.
  • Red

    Taylor released her fourth album which featured songs that were considered pop rather than country. Red featured the song "I Knew You Were Trouble" which is known to be the breakup song Taylor wrote about Harry Styles.
  • 1989

    Taylor released her fifth album however, this was her first all-pop album. It sold more than 10 million copies. It was the beginning of a new era.
  • Feud

    Kanye West used lyrics about Taylor in his song "Famous". It escalated after Kim Kardashian released a video of Kanye asking Taylor for her permission to use the lyrics about her. The video showed, what seemed to be, Taylor agreeing.
  • A step back

    A step back
    Taylor received backlash from people because of what happened between Taylor, Kanye, and Kim. Taylor's comment section on Instagram was flooded with snake emojis. She took a step back from the spotlight.
  • Reputation

    Taylor swift returned back into the spotlight by releasing her sixth album "Reputation". Her songs, and edgy look, were in response to all of the haters she had gained. However, she reclaimed her name and reputation.
  • Scooter Braun

    Scooter Braun
    Taylor's former record label and the masters of her first six albums were bought by Scooter Braun. In order to gain full ownership over her work, she announced she was planning to re-record her first six albums.
  • Lover

    Taylor signed a new record deal with a new label a year before "Lover", her seventh album, was released in 2019. It sold faster than any other album in the US that year.
  • Folklore and Evermore

    Folklore and Evermore
    Taylor released her eighth album in July called "Folklore". It was the first album to sell 1 million copies in the US that year. Folklore also hit no. 1 on the charts. A few months later, she released her ninth album called "Evermore".
  • Taylor's Version

    Taylor's Version
    Taylor's contract allowed her to start re-recording in November 2020. She planned to release Fearless (Taylor's Version) on April 9th, 2021, and Red (Taylor's Version) on November 12th, 2021.
  • Midnights

    Taylor released her 10th album "Midnights". It is the fourth album she owns.