Many artists understand the hardships of entering the already dense music industry, so a lot of talented individuals try to, as much as possible, bring something unique and unforgettable to the table. Apart from this difficult task, musicians must also make sure that they stay relevant in an ever-fast-changing profession—and one person has nailed both tasks: Taylor Swift.
As many Swifties know, their idol didn’t just show that she is here to stay—she has also proven that she can sell millions of albums and earn many awards by continuously creating highly celebrated masterpieces. Taylor’s fans understand that she has an edge over other pop stars.
The Secret to a Long-Running Success
Taylor has so far enjoyed more than a decade of her successful career and it seems she is nowhere near stopping. With more than 10 years under her belt, it remains unbelievable and quite amazing how she still can sell out her albums in a blink of an eye—and fans have discussed what could possibly be the reason for this.
One fan theorized that Taylor has both solid and casual supporters, meaning the singer has a huge loyal following that takes in whatever she releases and others who dive into her new creations. Either of the groups can propel her to greater heights—but she’s lucky because she has both of these, making this her advantage over other artists.
Another one hypothesized that since Taylor entered the scene through country music, she was able to attract her fans from that genre when she transitioned to pop music. As such, she maintains a huge following from both genres.
Recently, Taylor shocked her fans when she dropped an entire album, ‘Folklore,’ less than a year after ‘Lover’ came out. This came as a surprise to most of her followers who knew that the ‘Bad Blood’ singer typically releases albums at least two years after the other.
Nonetheless, ‘Folklore’ is well-loved and critically received, selling more than 1.3 million records globally on its first day and over 2 million in the first week. Interestingly, her eighth studio album didn’t receive as much promotion as her other works but it still became a success!
Rise to Stardom
Taylor first made waves as a country singer in the 2000s, releasing hits that dealt with heartbreak and romance, like ‘Teardrops on My Guitar.’ Her second and third albums, ‘Fearless’ and ‘Speak Now,’ showed her successful transition to the pop genre.
Her fourth, ‘Red,’ was highly celebrated as well as the succeeding albums. Along the way, she earned recognitions after recognitions.