Celebrate Taylor Swift's Birthday With 28 of Her Impressive Milestones
Taylor Swift may only be 28 years old, but judging by this list of milestones, many of her wildest dreams have already come true.
In honor of the megastar’s birthday today, Swifties all over the world are celebrating in her honor. As some fans highlighted online, the songstress accurately predicted early on that she would be a great success by this point in her life.
“I will be, hopefully, headlining and I would love to, you know, just be doing great touring and still be putting out successful albums and having the albums’ material grow with me and never, ever alienate my fans, ever,” Swift said in a 2007 interview with the Great American Country cable network in response to a question about what she would be up to at 28. “It’s always going to be all about the fans and I hope that that never changes.”
Now, as she officially toasts to 28 years, we wonder if she truly expected just how much she would achieve in the scope of a decade. Setting multiple Guinness World Records? Four Vogue covers? Making the best-selling album of the year…three times?
As fans celebrate the star’s special day, here’s 28 of the impressive milestones she’s reached in the last 28 years:
1. In 2010, Swift became the youngest main artist to win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 2010 for her second studio album, Fearless. She was 20 years old at the time.
2. Swift’s Fearless became the best-selling album of 2009, making her the youngest artist to have a best-selling album of the year.
3. At 14 years old, Swift became the youngest songwriter ever signed to Sony/ATV Music Publishing.
4. Five of her six studio albums have peaked at number one on the Billboard 200 and all six have peaked in the top ten.
5. In 2016, she became the first woman to win the Grammy’s Album of the Year more than once after she won for 1989.
6. Swift currently holds the record for most Billboard Music Awards with 21 awards.
7. In 2008, she received her first Grammy Award nomination—for Best New Artist. In 2010, she won for the first time. She has collected 10 Grammy Awards in total and 31 nominations.
8. Her 1989 tour became 2015’s highest grossing concert tour with roughly $250 million in sales worldwide.
9. In 2006, her debut album, Taylor Swift, became 7-times multi-platinum certified, the first of all six studio albums to go platinum.
10. Her lyric video for “Look What You Made Me Do” became the most-watched lyric video of all time in August 2017.
11. The music video for “Look What You Made Me Do” gave Swift her best YouTube debut, but also became the most viewed music video in its first 24 hours in history with more than 43 million views.
12. In just one week, Reputation sold 1.22 million copies, making it the top selling album of 2017—and her second time achieving the feat.
13. In 2009, Swift both hosted Saturday Night Live and performed as the musical guest. She’s appeared as a musical guest two other times.
14. Since 2012, she’s had five number one songs on Billboard’s Hot 100.
16. “Look What You Made Me Do” set a new record for most plays generated by any song in one day since Spotify launched.
17. In 2010, Swift set a new Guinness World Record for the fastest-selling digital album in the USA by a female artist with Speak Now.
18. In 2010, she set a new Guinness World Record for most simultaneous U.S. hot 100 hits by a female with 11 tracks on the chart, 10 of which were making their chart debut.
19. In 2009, she won her first MTV Video Music Award for “You Belong With Me.” She’s gone on to win six more and 17 nominations.
20. In 2012, she appeared on the cover of Vogue for the first time. She’s appeared on the American cover two more times since.
21. In 2010, she made her movie debut in Valentine’s Day.
22. She was nominated for her first Golden Globe Award in 2013 for “Best Original Song,” She’s been nominated a second time since.
23. She won her first Emmy Award nomination, for Original Interactive Program, in 2015. In 2016, she set a Guinness World Record for highest annual earnings ever for a female pop star with estimated earning of $170 million.
24. In 2017, Fearless was certified diamond by the RIAA, meaning it had achieved sales and streams exceeding 10 million album units.
25. In 2010, Swift was listed as one of Time’s most influential people in the world in the annual 100 issue.
26. In 2008, she was included in People’s “World’s Most Beautiful People.”
27. She was nominated for her first American Music Award in 2007 and won her first awards in 2008, among them Artist of the Year. She has won 19 in total and has been nominated 25 times.
28. Her second studio album, Fearless, won the Country Music Association, Academy of Country Music Award and Grammy Award for Album of the Year.
That’s certainly a list to be proud of. Happy Birthday, Taylor!
Stop making Swift a victim. Swift is a 27 years old immature person. Her Fans are brainless and toxic and are clueless about music
LOL right, because taylor swift is obviously quite immature what with never stirring up drama, never talking shit, always supporting other artists, and always staying in her own lane even when people swerve over into it.
and yeah we’re clearly clueless about music, i mean hey it’s not like taylor swift has 10 grammys (and was the youngest artist to win album of the year and the only female to win it twice), 21 billboard awards (she has the most bbma’s ever), 8 academy country music awards, 19 american music awards, 11 country music association awards, 66 bmi awards, 7 iheartradio awards, 6 mtv music video awards, 8 nashville songwriters awards, 10 pca’s, 25 tca’s, etc………..
oh and not to mention the fact that her blank space music video was the fastest video to reach 1 billion views, she’s the only female artist with 2 billion views on vevo, she’s the only artist to have been named billboard’s woman of the year twice, 1989 is 6x platinum in the US, RED is 4x platinum in the US, Speak Now is 4x platinum in the US, Fearless is 7x platinum in the US, and her debut album is 5x platinum in the US.
Presented by Swift’s friend Karlie Kloss, Little Big Town accepted the honor on behalf of Swift, who couldn’t attend the event due to scheduling conflicts.
“We didn’t write this,” Karen Fairchild said onstage. “We’re really grateful that [bandmate] Philip [Sweet] checked his email one night and that song was in his email. We want to say thanks to Taylor Swift. She couldn’t be here tonight with us.”
She continued, “Taylor, wherever you are, thank you for writing this beautiful song, and loving songs and loving Nashville. To the fans, to country radio, thanks for being so good to us.”
Though the “Look What You Made Me Do”singer — whose sixth studio album Reputationis released Friday — wasn’t at the show, the 27-year-old was there in spirit, following along with the live telecast.
Hank Jr at “The 21st Annual of Country Music Association” awards on October 12, 1987. He won “Entertainer of the Year” and also won, “Video of the Year” for “My Name Is Bocephus” and performed “Young Country” (pictured) and “Born to Boogie”.
Wrote her first full-length song, 'Lucky You'
Signed a development deal with RCA Records at 14 years old
Wrote her first set of songs with Liz Rose
Began recording demos with Nathan Chapman
Walked away from RCA Records after being told she couldn't record an album until she was 18 years old
Became the youngest songwriter ever to be hired by the Sony/ATV Tree publishing house
Performed at an industry showcase at The Bluebird Cafe and got noticed and ultimately signed by Scott Borchetta on Big Machine Records
Interned as an artist escort at the CMA Music Festival
Began working on her debut album
Released her very first single, 'Tim McGraw', which has since sold over 1 million copies and has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America
Released her eponymous debut album, selling 39,000 copies in its first week
Opened for Rascal Flatts on the final nine dates of their Me & My Gang Tour
Began promoting her debut album on a radio tour and made various TV appearances including on The Grand Ole Opry and Good Morning America
Released the second single from her album, 'Teardrops On My Guitar', which peaked at number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100
Was named the Nashville Songwriters Association's Songwriter/Artist of the Year, becoming the youngest person ever to be honored with the title
Released her third single, 'Our Song', which shot to number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making her the youngest person in history to single-handedly write and sing a number-one country song
Released a holiday album, 'Sounds of the Season: The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection'
Won the Country Music Association's Horizon Award for Best New Artist, claiming it to be "the highlight of her senior year" in her acceptance speech
Opened for Rascal Flatts again on their Still Feels Good Tour
Began promoting her second album on various chat shows including The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which dedicated a whole episode to the album's launch
Released her upcoming second album's lead single, 'Love Story', which became the second-best-selling country single of all time and became her trademark track
Released her second studio album, 'Fearless'
Released her second single from the album, 'White Horse'
'Fearless' debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with sales of 592,304 in its first week, becoming the top-selling album of 2009
Released her third single from the album, 'You Belong With Me'
Began her debut 105-date world tour, The Fearless Tour, which grossed $63,705,590 with 1,138,977 fans in attendance
Released her fourth single from the album, 'Fifteen'
Became the first country music artist to win an MTV Video Music Award when "You Belong with Me" was named Best Female Video, but her speech was interrupted by Kanye West
Released the fifth and final single from her second album, its title track, 'Fearless'
Won four Grammy Awards from eight nominations including Album Of The Year, making her the youngest person ever to achieve that
Began promoting her upcoming third album on various talk shows and gave free mini-concerts in unusual locations, including on an open-decker bus on Hollywood Boulevard and a departure lounge at JFK airport
Released her third album's lead single, 'Mine'
Became the youngest ever artist and one of only six women to be named Entertainer of the Year by the Country Music Association
Released her third studio album, 'Speak Now', which sold 1,047,000 copies in its first week and became the fifth biggest debut in history for a female artist
Released the album's second single, 'Back To December'
Began her second tour, the Speak Now World Tour, which earned $97 million from 89 shows and 1.6 million fans
Her debut album was re-calculated to have sold 5.5 million copies worldwide
Released her third album's third single, 'Mean'
Released her third album's fourth single, 'The Story Of Us'
Was named Songwriter/Artist of the Year by the Nashville Songwriters Association
Released her third album's fifth single, 'Sparks Fly', with its music video of the ongoing world tour
Was named Entertainer of the Year by the Academy of Country Music and Entertainer of the Year by the Country Music Association
Released her third album's six and final single, 'Ours', a bonus track which went on to peak at number one on the Billboard Country Songs Chart
Was named Billboard's Woman Of The Year
Won Best Country Song for 'Mean' at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, which she later performed live
Contributed two original songs to 'The Hunger Games' soundtrack album, 'Safe and Sound' and 'Eyes Open'
Announced her upcoming fourth studio album via a livestream online chat and released the album's lead single, 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together', which became her first number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart
Released her fourth album's second single, 'Begin Again'
Released her fourth studio album, 'Red', selling 1.21 million copies in its first week and becoming the third biggest debut in history for a female artist and the fastest-selling album in over a decade
Released her fourth album's third single, 'I Knew You Were Trouble'
Began her third world tour, The Red Tour, for which she played 86 dates and was attended by over 1.7 million fans, grossing just over $150 million
Released her fourth album's fourth single, '22'
'Red' was re-calculated to have sold 6 million copies worldwide
Released her fourth album's fifth single, co-written and performed with Ed Sheeran, 'Everything Has Changed'
Co-wrote and released 'Sweeter Than Fiction' for the 'One Chance' movie, which received a Best Original Song nomination at the 71st Golden Globe Awards
Released her fourth album's sixth single, 'The Last Time'
Was honored by the Country Music Association with a special Pinnacle Award for "unique" levels of success, presented by various country artists and friends including Tim McGraw, George Strait and Faith Hill
'Safe and Sound' won Best Song Written For Visual Media at the Grammy Awards
Began The 1989 Secret Sessions, where she invited groups of fans from different countries into each of her houses to listen to her upcoming album prior to its release
Announced her upcoming fifth album via another livestream online chat, claiming it to be her "first documented pop album", and released the album's lead single, 'Shake It Off'
'Shake It Off' instantly reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 after being made available on iTunes
Released her fifth studio album, '1989', which debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 and sold 1.287 million copies during the first week of release
Released the album's second single, 'Blank Space'
'1989' became the best-selling album of 2014, selling 3.66 million copies in only three months
Was again named Billboard's Woman Of Year, the only artist to be awarded this title twice
'1989' became the highest-selling first-week album from a female artist ever, topping Britney Spears' 'Oops I Did It Again' from back in 2000
Released the album's third single, 'Style'
'1989' was re-calculated and has been said to have sold 8.6 million copies worldwide
Became the first artist in history to have three consecutive albums sell over 1 million copies in their first week
'Shake It Off' was nominated for three Grammy Awards including Record of the Year and Song of the Year
She was named by Time magazine as one of the 2015 Time 100 in the "Icons" category
Was one of only eight artists to receive a 50th Anniversary Milestone Award at the Academy of Country Music Awards
Released the album's fourth remixed single, 'Bad Blood', premiering the official music video at the start of the Billboard Music Awards
Began her fourth concert tour, The 1989 World Tour, from which only five shows from the North American run (May 20–June 6 2015) generated a total of $16.8 million from 149,708 ticket sales
Wrote to Apple Music, criticizing how it doesn't offer royalties to artists during the streaming service's free three-month trial period. A day later, Apple changed their policy.
'1989' became the fastest selling album in more than a decade
She’s set to serve as key adviser on the Monday, October 30 telecast of the hit singing competition series, joining coaches Miley Cyrus, fellow American Idol-alum Jennifer Hudson, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. She’ll also work with and mentor the remaining 32 artists during the knockout rounds, which begin Monday November 6 (8-10 PM) and Tuesday, November 7 (8-9 PM).
As previously announced, Clarkson will return in season 14 in her new role as coach alongside returning coaches Alicia Keys, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton.’
The acclaimed singer/songwriter will release her anticipated new album “Meaning of Life”, the first for Atlantic Records, on Friday, October 27.
The Texas-born, Nashville-based Clarkson first came to fame in 2002 as the winner of the inaugural season of American Idol. Since then, she has wracked up worldwide sales of more than 25 million albums and 36 million singles. Her numerous awards include three Grammys, 12 Billboard Music Awards, four American Music Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music Awards, two American Country Awards and one Country Music Association Award.
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Total: 396 Awards
8 - Academy Of Country Music Awards
4 - American Country Awards
18 - American Music Awards
1 - AMAs Dick Clark Award For Excellence
1 - Annual Independent Music Award
4 - ASCAP Awards
1 - BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards
1 - BBC Music Award
9 - BenBoard Music Awards
21 - Billboard Music Awards
2 - Billboard Woman Of The Year Award
6 - Billboard Mid-Year Music Awards
3 - Billboard Touring Awards
1 - Bravo Otto Award
34 - Broadcoast Music, Incorporated (BMI) Country Awards
1 - BMI London Award
30 - BMI Pop Awards
1 - BMI Taylor Swift Award
1 - BMI Songwriter Of The Year
1 - British Country Music Award
5 - Canadian Country Music Association Awards
4 - Canadian Fragance Awards
1 - Capital Love Award
2 - Capital Twitter Awards
2 - Capricho Award
1 - Channel V Thailand Music Video Award
2 - CLIO Awards
11 - Country Music Association Awards
1 - Country Music Award Of Australia
3 - Country Music Channel Awards
1 - Cosmopolitan’s Ultimate Woman Award
4 - CMT Artist Of The Year Award
6 - CMT Music Awards
7 - CMT Online Awards
1 - Digital SPI Music Award
4 - Do Something Award
2 - FiFi Award (Perfume)
1 - Gold Ink Award
1 - Glamour Award
10 - Grammy Awards
8 - Guiness World Records
4 - J-14 Teen Icon Awards
2 - Keys to The City Awards
1 - Maxim Magazine Award
1 - Metrolyrics End Of The Year Award
1 - Music Bussiness Association Award
2 - MPS Online Awards
5 - MTV EMA Awards
6 - MTV VMA Awards
1 - MTV VMA Japan
1 - MTV Woodie Awards
1 - MTV Millennial Award
1 - MuchMusic Video Award
3 - MYX Music Award
2 - NARM Music Award
3 - Nashville Music Awards
1 - Nashville Symphony Ball Award
1 - NME Award
8 - Nashville Songwriters Association International Awards
2 - NRJ Awards
3 - Kid’s Choice Awards (USA)
1 - Ok! Award
10 - People’s Choice Awards
1 - Pinnacle Award
1 - Prêmio Los 40 Principales
8 - Radio Disney Music Awards
1 - Ripple Of Hope Gala Award
6 - SESAC Nashville Music Awards
1 - Hal David Starlight Award
1 - Member Inductee Award
1 - Johnny Mercer Award
1 - South Korea’s 2014 Female Role Model Pop Star Award
1 - Taiwan HITO Radio Music Award
13 - Taste Of Country Music Awards
1 - Ultimate Choice Award (TCA)
24 - Teen Choice Awards (TCA)
1 - TeenVogue Instaward
2 - The SiriusMX Indies Award
1 - The Perfume ShopLove Perfume Award
1 - The Tennessean Newspaper Award
21 - VEVO Certified (100M views Award)
2 - Youtube Music Award
1 - Young Hollywood Award
1 - 4Music Video Honors Award
1 - IFPI Global Recording Artist Of 2014 Award.
1 - Elle Style Award (Woman Of The Year).
1 - BRIT Award
2 - Japan Gold Disc Award
1 - ACM 50th Anniversary Milestone Award
8 - iHeartRadio Music Award
1 - Heat’s Twitter Award
1 - Emmy Award
1 - MusikFörLäggarnas Pris (A Sweden Award)
1 - Shorty Award
1 - MixRadio Award
3 - Telehit Awards
1 - Year In VEVO Award US
1 - Year In VEVO Award Australia
1 - Year In VEVO Award BR
1 - Year In VEVO Award UK
1 - Year In VEVO Award Mexico
1 - Year In VEVO Award Deutschland
1 - Year In VEVO Award France
You also can help me, if I forgot any award that you know and isn’t on this list, send me it in my ask!
Taylor Alison Swift (born December 13, 1989) is an American singer-songwriter. One of the most popular contemporary female recording artists, she is known for narrative songs about her personal life, which has received much media attention.
Raised in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, Swift moved to Nashville, Tennessee, at age 14 to pursue a career in country music. She signed with the independent label Big Machine Records and became the youngest artist ever signed by the Sony/ATV Music publishing house. Her eponymous debut album in 2006 peaked at number five on Billboard 200 and spent the most weeks on the chart in the 2000s. The album's third single, "Our Song", made her the youngest person to single-handedly write and perform a number-one song on the Hot Country Songs chart. Swift's second album, Fearless, was released in 2008. Buoyed by the pop crossover success of the singles "Love Story" and "You Belong with Me", Fearless became the best-selling album of 2009 in the United States. The album won four Grammy Awards, with Swift becoming the youngest Album of the Year winner.
In 2009, Swift appeared in the late-night show Saturday Night Live followed by her film debut the following year in Valentine's Day. Swift was the sole writer of her 2010 album, Speak Now. It debuted at number one in the United States and the single "Mean" won two Grammy Awards. Her fourth album, Red (2012), yielded the successful singles "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" and "I Knew You Were Trouble". With her fifth album, the pop-focused 1989 (2014), she became the first act to have three albums sell a million copies within one week in the United States. Its singles "Shake It Off", "Blank Space" and "Bad Blood" reached number one in the US, Australia and Canada. The album received three Grammy Awards, and Swift became the first woman and fifth person overall to win Album of the Year twice. The 2015 eponymous concert tour for 1989 became one of highest-grossing of all time.
As a songwriter, Swift has received awards from the Nashville Songwriters Association and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. She is also the recipient of ten Grammy Awards, five Guinness World Records, one Emmy Award, 23 Billboard Music Awards, 11 Country Music Association Awards, eight Academy of Country Music Awards, and one Brit Award. Swift is one of the best-selling artists of all time, having sold more than 40 million albums—including 27.1 million in the US—and 130 million single downloads. She has appeared in Time's 100 most influential people in the world (2010 and 2015), Forbes' top-earning women in music (2011–2015), Forbes' 100 most powerful women (2015) and Forbes Celebrity 100 (2016). She was the youngest woman to be included in the third of these and ranked first in Celebrity 100.