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Taylor Swift's Rise to Fame

  • Birth

    Taylor Alison Swift was born.
  • RCA Records Development Deal

    RCA Records Development Deal
    In 2003, Taylor signed an artist development deal with RCA Records.
  • Sony/ATV Publishing Deal

    Sony/ATV Publishing Deal
    Taylor becomes the youngest songwriter to ever sign a Publishing Deal with Sony/ATV.
  • Bluebird Cafe Showcase

    Bluebird Cafe Showcase
    In 2005, Taylor was discovered by Scott Borcheta, owner of Big Machine Records, while performing a showcase at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, TN. Later that year she signed a record deal with Big Machine Records.
  • Tim McGraw

    Tim McGraw
    Taylor's very first single, "Tim McGraw" was released.
  • Self Titled Album

    Self Titled Album
    Taylor's debut self titled album was released.
  • Beautiful Eyes

    Beautiful Eyes
    Taylor's first EP, "Beautiful Eyes," was released.
  • Fearless

    Taylor's 2nd album, "Fearless", was released.
  • Fearless Tour

    Fearless Tour
    Taylor's first headlining tour, "Fearless," is kicked off in Evansville, Indiana.
  • 1st Grammy Awards

    1st Grammy Awards
    Taylor won her first Grammy Awards for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for the song "White Horse" and the Best Country Song award for the same track. She also won Best Country Album as well as Album of the Year for "Fearless."
  • Valentine's Day

    Valentine's Day
    Taylor's 1st major film, "Valentine's Day," was released in theaters.
  • Speak Now

    Speak Now
    Taylor's 3rd album, "Speak Now," was released.
  • Speak Now World Tour

    Speak Now World Tour
    Taylor kicks off her 2nd headlining tour, the Speak Now World Tour, in Singapore
  • The Lorax

    The Lorax
    Taylor's 1st animated film, "The Lorax," was released in theaters.
  • Red

    Taylor's 4th album, "Red", is released.