Taylor Swift was kind enough to share her custom Biden-Harris cookies with us on Twitter, on the night of the VP debate. Anyway, to speak more of the 62nd ranked America’s Self-Made women 2020, I will adhere(mostly) to the source of her achievements.
Her family’s move to Tennessee
Young Taylor’s singing capabilities were reason enough for her parents, Andrea Gnnessee, to help her pursue her musical career. The pride they must take in Taylor’s monumental successes – especially Aardner Swift and Scott Kingsley Swift, to migrate from her birth place West Reading, Pennsylvania to Nashville, Tendrea Swift, notwithstanding her recent cancer diagnosis, for a strong daughter always makes her mother proud.
Rise to fame and Media Coverage
Taylor Swift’s net worth of $365 million afforded her a 62nd place on Forbes’ America’s Richest Self-Made women 2020 list. Swift, being one of the best selling artists of all time, primarily gained her fame by the personal value which she imparted to her songs. Then her teenage audience gave her the extra merit that she needed to become a pop icon. Still, I should fain say that her country girl innocence is ever radiant in her personality. I mean who wouldn’t have gotten upset when Kanye West stormed the MTV Music Video Awards stage, on the night of Sept. 13, 2009, some moments into Swift receiving the ‘Best Female Video Award’, and verbally claim the award for Beyonce. After all that, I believe that even Kanye couldn’t have any malice towards her, whatever controversy the media may showcase.
Taylor Swift As a Pop Star
Swift is an accomplished lyricist and never fails to tempt the mind to want her kind of love; if such temptation hasn’t occurred in your teenage years then I’d plainly say that you didn’t listen to her 2008 release Fearless. If some other artist sang Love Story, I might’ve found it silly, but Swift dares remind us of the sweetness of summer love, and of course, the truth of it. The album helped build her legacy and was a check mark for Swift, to embark on her music career with a touch of platinum. The feats which she holds with her 113 recordings that have found a place on Billboard Hot 100 gradually contributed to the establishment of her artistic domination in the music industry, its foundation being laid by her swinging transition from country music to mainstream pop with her album 1989, which was released on Oct. 27, 2014. Following the massive success of 1989, Swift found some serious reins over the music industry and since has become a popular topic of public acclaim and backlash alike. Anyway, the pop star is never one to shy away from sharing her side with fans on the controversies created around her, and this was made clear when the Taylor Swift-Kanye West feud resurfaced because of the lawsuit surrounding their phone call conversation leak. In like manner about a year back, she made an emotionally charged post, targeting Scooter Braun, as his company Ithaca Holdings acquired the Big Machine Label Group, consequently, all of her old master recordings, by which she felt her independence and artistic license immensely curbed.
Folklore – a surprise album release amid the Covid-19 pandemic
Any music following the massive success of her 2019 studio album Lover would’ve been a cause of popular intrigue, but her latest album Folklore – a surprise release, does that by staying atop the Billboard 200 chart for seven non-consecutive weeks. More records followed in the success chain as Swift broke Whitney Houston’s long standing record of most cumulative weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, of 46 weeks, with a personal tally of 47 weeks. These successes, added, to the sentimental investment that Swift has in her songs, surely there are some more chart toppers to expect. Listening to Folklore you’d think “What must Taylor Swift feel seeing her 14 year old self in memory, becoming the youngest artist to be signed by Sony/ATV music publishing house? What overwhelming sensations must follow when a year later she signed her first record deal with Scott Borchetta’s Big Machine Label Group?”
To share her latter success here’s a list of her popular songs which hit the Billboard Hot 100(peak ranking), blow after blow:
You Belong With Me, 2009 (No.2 on Hot 100)
Shake It Off, 2014 (No.1 on Hot 100)
Blank Space, 2014 (No.1 on Hot 100)
Love Story, 2009 (her own Romeo and Juliet lyric story hit No.4 on Hot 100)
Bad Blood (featuring Kendrick Lamar), 2015 (No.1 on Hot 100)
Bad Blood, 2015 (No.1 on Hot 100)
I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (featuring Zayn Malik), 2017 (No. 2 on Hot 100)
Style, 2014 (No. 6 on Hot 100)
Look What You Made Me Do, 2017 (No. 11 on Hot 100)
We Are Getting Back Together, 2012 (No. 1 on Hot 100, owning something to Jake Gyllenhaal)
Lover, 2019 (No. 10 on Hot 100)
Today Was A Fairytale, 2010 (No. 2 on Hot 100)
Teardrops On My Guitar, 2008 (No. 13 on Hot 100)
End Game (featuring Ed Sheeran and Future), 2017 (No.18 on Hot 100)
If you’re pondering on it, the best day to convey your good wishes to her would be 13 December.