Taylor Swift Success Up To "RED!"

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  • Taylor's born

    Taylor's born
    Taylor Swift is born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania. Her birthday is the reason behind her famous and ironic lucky number, 13.
  • Taylor Moves to Nashville

    Taylor Moves to Nashville
    During the summer of 2004, Taylor and her family relocate to Nashville in hopes of Taylor recieving a recording contract with a major country music label. Taylor is just 14 years old, but has already written and composed countless songs.
  • Taylor Signs with Big Machine Records

    Taylor Signs with Big Machine Records
    In early 2005, Dreamworks Records executive Scott Borchetta sees Taylor performing in a showcase and tells her of his idea to start his own independent music label, to be called Big Machine Records. Taylor is one of the label's first signed musicians.
  • Taylor Releases Her Debut Album

    Taylor Releases Her Debut Album
    On October 24, 2006, Taylor releases her debut album, "Taylor Swift," at the age of 16. It peaks at #5 on the Billboard 200 and is soon certified as five times platinum. The album also charts and gains commercial success in Australia, Canada, and the UK.
  • Taylor Releases A Holiday EP, Making Her a Household Name

    Taylor Releases A Holiday EP, Making Her a Household Name
    Following the release of her debut album, Taylor releases a 6-song holiday EP called "Sounds of the Season: The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection" which includes two original songs. The EP is extremely successful and by the end of the year, Taylor Swift is a household name.
  • "Fearless" is Released

    "Fearless" is Released
    On November 11, 2008, Taylor releases her highly anticipated second album, "Fearless." The album tops the Billboard 200 for 11 non-consecutive weeks, and is #1 on the Billboard Country Album charts for 36 weeks. The lead single of the album, "Love Story," becomes the best selling country song of all time. Over 3.2 million copies of "Fearless" are sold within one year.
  • Taylor Embarks on First Headlining Tour

    Taylor Embarks on First Headlining Tour
    In April of 2009, Taylor hits the road for not only her first headlining tour, but her first international tour which she calls The Fearless Tour in support of her album. Almost every show on the 105-date tour is sold out in less than one minute.
  • Taylor is Named Entertainer of the Year by CMA

    Taylor is Named Entertainer of the Year by CMA
    At age 20, Taylor becomes the youngest artist ever to recieve the prestigious honor of being named Entertainer of the Year by the Country Music Association. Taylor wins the award again in 2011.
  • Taylor Releases "Speak Now"

    Taylor Releases "Speak Now"
    In October of 2010, Taylor releases her third studio album entitled "Speak Now." All 14 tracks on the album chart on the Billboard Hot 100, and the album itself charts wiithin the top 10 in many countries around the world. It additionally sells roughly 1,047,000 copies in its first week.
  • Taylor Releases "Red"

    Taylor Releases "Red"
    Finally, after two years of touring, promoting, and collecting Grammys for "Speak Now," Taylor releases her long-awaited fourth studio album, "Red." The album, which includes themes of growing up, dealing with fame, and being heartbroken (allegedly by actor Jake Gyllenhaal), debuts at #1 on Billboard 200. "Red" sells 1,208,000 units in its 1st week with the help of the lead single, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together." To promote her fastest-selling album to date, Taylor will tour in 2013.
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    Taylor Swift's Success Up to "RED!"