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
thanks to humorandsuperfruit I looked the new Grammy categories up and there’s literally one for “a cappella"
which other a cappella group do you know that is mainstream, performs regularly on national/international T.V shows, won a national reality show, just wrapped a world tour grossing about 2 million dollars, is featured on billboard, sells out tickets in about two seconds, charted on the billboard top 15 with all four of its E.Ps, top 10 with three of them, and top 5 with their newest one (not to mention one of their singles got to number 13 on the hot 100)?
literally they’re getting huge and amazing and if you try to tell me that this change was not at least partly their influence, I will fight you to the death