Over the past 10 years, how has Taylor Swift changed in each step of her musical journey?

In recent days, the female star made the whole world “sit still” when she suddenly set a countdown and continuously teasedaout a new project on Instagram. Before welcoming the unexpected, let’s look back at the changes through each album in Taylor Swift’s career.

Just “teasing” her comeback, Taylor Swift is already playing this big 500 brothers lined up neatly, preparing to welcome Taylor Swift’s comeback on April 26! Vengeful like Taylor Swift: 3 years later, I still can’t forgive the person who insulted me

It can be seen that Taylor’s recent teasers all have bright colors, completely different from the dark and bold album “Reputation”. Even Swifties themselves were extremely confused, not knowing if Taylor would release new music or want to announce that she was “following her husband and quitting the game”. Anyway, it’s all speculation, the only way is to patiently wait for the official answer from the female singer. Before receiving a “hot” comeback, let’s review the powerful empire she has built with 6 previous successful albums.

“Taylor Swift” – the debut of a young girl full of aspirations

The debut album marked Taylor Swift’s impressive music debut in 2006, all songs are in the country genre and depict romantic relationships. The melody in the song clearly represents Swift’s personal journey of struggle when she was a high school girl. Facing the craze of the most popular pop and rock music at that time, the first single “Tim McGraw” suddenly overwhelmed the world with the attractive appeal of a pure country song.

Over the past 13 years, how has Taylor Swift changed in each step of her musical journey?  - Photo 1.

The album brings a new talent to the US-UK music industry.

“Tim McGraw” quickly entered the top 10 of the Hot Country Songs chart and reached number 40 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, at the same time bringing Taylor’s name officially into the world music industry. The next four singles released, “Teardrops on My Guitar”, “Our Song”, “Picture to Burn” and “Should’ve Said No”, all earned Taylor numerous prestigious Platinum certifications from the Recording Association. Music of America (RIAA) and achieved outstanding commercial success in many countries around the world. The album brought the female singer many awards, most notably winning the “Album of the Year” category at the ACM Awards (the most prestigious award in the country music industry).

Not only did it stay on the Billboard 200 for 63 weeks, the album “Taylor Swift” received a rain of praise from critics. Specifically, Jeff Tamarkin from AllMusic commented, “A youthful, feminine and hopeful voice, but this is a confident and mature person.” Country Weekly’s representative said that “The album is full of authenticity, sophistication and is ideal for connecting all ages together.” Indeed, Taylor’s first encounter with music was quite successful and created a solid foundation for her journey to conquer the top.

Taking advantage of victory with the second album titled “Fearless”

The album was released in November 2008 and is considered a breakthrough in Taylor Swift’s career. As soon as it was released, “Fearless” occupied the number 1 position in the US market, becoming the best-selling album of 2009 when it brought in sales of more than 3.2 million copies sold. In particular, the female singer officially became the youngest artist to receive the “Album of the Year” and “Best Country Music Album” awards at the Grammy Awards.

Over the past 13 years, how has Taylor Swift changed in each step of her musical journey?  - Photo 3.

“Fearless” continues to conquer the audience.

The first single “Love Story” is considered the best-selling country song of all time, the song held the 4th position on the Billboard Hot 100 and created history for the music Taylor pursued because it was rare to have a country song. Which country achieved this achievement? She also received the “Best Music Video by Female Artist” award at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards for the MV “You Belong With Me”. The two songs “Fifteen” and “Fearless” also continued to earn Taylor RIAA Platinum certification.


“Love Story” MV – Taylor Swift

Not only is it a commercial success, “Fearless” is also rated 73/100 on Metacrictic. Although many mixed opinions revolve around the fact that the songs have gone beyond the elements of simple country music. But the success that Taylor Swift has achieved is undeniable, Ken Tucker from Billboard commented, “Many people thought Taylor would face quite a big problem when releasing her first record. But she is maturing day by day. Even though the songs were written by a teenager, they have widespread appeal. Taylor Swift is a genius…”

“Speak Now” – strongly affirms the title “country music princess”

The third studio album continued to bombard the world music industry, released to the public in 2010, “Speak Now” quickly topped the Billboard 200 and sold more than 1 million copies in the first week of release in the US. Taylor Swift officially became the female artist named in the Guinness Book of World Records for the best-selling digital album of all time. The album marks the expansion of the “country princess’s” musical style into the pop-country genre.

Over the past 13 years, how has Taylor Swift changed in each step of her musical journey?  - Photo 5.

Taylor Swift has an appearance that attracts all eyes.

“Speak Now” is considered a sequel to “Fearless”, the songs were written entirely by Taylor Swift. The album tells the story of the female artist’s life, revolving around themes of love, romance and heartbreak. “Mine” is the song that paved the way for this comeback. The song was praised by critics for its harmonious and smooth combination in each melody. The next five singles were “Back To December”, “Mean”, “The Story of Us”, “Sparks Fly” and “Ours”, all of which received Platinum certification from the RIAA. Not only that, the “Speak Now World Tour” tour brought Taylor huge profits of more than 123 million dollars.


MV “Back to December” – Taylor Swift

In 2012, Rolling Stone magazine listed “Speak Now” at number 45 on its list of “50 Greatest Female Albums of All Time”. According to the Los Angeles Times, “Taylor has created memorable music by honing in on the little things: the notes that hum in each verse, the lyrical images that accurately convey her frustrations, …”. At the same time, “Speak Now” was rated 77/100 on Metacritic.

The beginning of a new journey with the album “Red”

“Red” was released in 2012, appearing at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. Taylor Swift proves her top talent, she continues to challenge herself with familiar country music combined with vibrant pop sounds. First week sales sold more than 1.21 million copies and became one of the best-selling albums of a decade in the US. According to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), it was the second best-selling album globally in 2012.

Over the past 13 years, how has Taylor Swift changed in each step of her musical journey?  - Photo 7.

The album “Red” swept across all fronts.

The songs on the album continue to explore themes surrounding Taylor’s broken love story. The female singer chose red to name her 4th album because she believes this is her true feelings, full of intensity and chaos. “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The next six singles were all certified Platinum by the RIAA, of which “Begin Again” and “I Knew You Were Trouble” both had present in the top 10 of the Hot 100 chart.


MV “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” – Taylor Swift

In an interview with MTV News, Taylor Swift shared, “This album is very interesting, each song has its own characteristics. This is a patchwork of many different sounds, mixing a variety of emotions.” ,…”. According to the Los Angeles Times, “Very impressed by Taylor’s ability to combine different musical styles as she strives for something greater…”. The MV “I Knew You Were Trouble” won the “Best Music Video by a Female Artist” category at the MTV Video Music Awards. At the same time, the “Red Tour” tour brought Taylor Swift more than 150 million dollars.

The spectacular transformation called “1989”

If “Red” still retains a bit of gentle country, then in the album “1989”, the female singer decided to give up the music genre that made her name and officially embarked on the journey to conquer pop music. The album is strongly inspired by pop songs of the 1980s, Taylor Swift talks about past relationships and through that she explores herself in the present.

Over the past 13 years, how has Taylor Swift changed in each step of her musical journey?  - Photo 9.

The album brings new colors from Taylor Swift.

“1989” sold more than 1.28 million copies in the first week of release in 2014, bringing the total number of albums with more than 1 million copies at Taylor’s debut to 3. The album quickly topped the Billboard 200 chart, The first single titled “Shake It Off” also reigned supreme on the Hot 100. Subsequent songs such as “Blank Space”, “Style”, “Out Of The Woods”, “Bad Blood” … all achieved success. commercially successful. In particular, the “1989” era marked a strong bombshell on YouTube because Taylor Swift owned 3 MVs from the album with over 1 billion views.


MV “Shake It Off” – Taylor Swift

I thought this turn would be very dangerous for Taylor, but she proved her decision was completely correct. Specifically, the female star officially won the title of “Album of the Year” at the 58th Grammy Awards. “Smart, sharp and perfect” are the words that The Guardian newspaper dedicated to her epic comeback. Taylor Swift’s girth. “The 1989 World Tour” brought the US-UK music muse huge profits and became one of the highest-grossing tours of the 2010s.

“Reputation” – The old Taylor Swift has been buried in the past

Perhaps, “Reputation” is considered the boldest era in the career of the “country music princess”. After going through so many things, Taylor Swift officially returned with pride and shed the gentle, discreet image she had built up to now. “King Snake” suddenly released “Look What You Made Me Do” in August 2014. The single paved the way for “Reputation” which quickly climbed to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and broke the streaming record on Spotify. At the time of release, the MV “Look What You Made Me Do” beat PSY’s “Gentleman” to become the MV with the most views in the first 24 hours with more than 43.2 million views on YouTube.

Over the past 13 years, how has Taylor Swift changed in each step of her musical journey?  - Photo 11.

“Reputation” highlights the surprising transformation of the “snake lady”.

The work is meticulously done not only in terms of images and techniques, but also contains many hidden messages to slander Taylor’s enemies. From Kayne-Kim and his wife, ex-boyfriend Tom Hiddleston and “best friend” Katy Perry, all are summoned in “Look What You Made Me Do”. Even if you don’t understand the lyrics or meaning of the MV, just looking at Taylor Swift is already “happy”. Success after success, the female singer continued to release a series of singles such as “Ready For It?”, “End Game”, “Delicate”, … making fans happy and “crazy” because of her unique appearance. of the girl.


MV “Look What You Made Me Do” – Taylor Swift

Not only did “Reputation” sweep the globe, it also received positive reviews from critics. Rolling Stone magazine said of the album: “A profound take on pop music, Taylor Swift has the greatest album of all time, she’s trying something new,…”. To promote the album, Taylor officially launched “The Reputation Stadium Tour”, which brought in more than $340 million and became the second tour with the highest revenue in 2018.


Over the past 13 years, Taylor Swift has devoted herself to world music with 6 successful albums. From an innocent country girl, Taylor has now affirmed her classy music brand with products that leave an indelible mark in the hearts of fans. Will she really return to the track on April 26 and continue her glorious journey? Let’s wait!

Reference source: Wikipe

Scroll to Top