The release of Swift’s self-titled debut album in 2006 marked the start of her career as a Country Music Singer.
Her 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 left RCA Records when she was 15—the company wanted her to record the work of other songwriters and wait until she was 18 to release an album, but she felt ready to launch her career with her own material.
Swift later recalled: “I genuinely felt that I was running out of time.
Swift’s other achievements include seven Grammy Awards, one Emmy Award, 22 Billboard Music Awards, 11 Country Music Association Awards, eight Academy of Country Music Awards, and one Brit Award.
She is one of the best-selling artists of all time, having sold more than 40 million albums—including 27.1 million in the U. Swift has also had supporting roles in feature films including Valentine’s Day (2010) and The Giver (2014).
The album won four Grammy Awards, making Swift the youngest ever Album of the Year winner.
orkut had become a community of over 300 million people and was such an amazing adventure for all of us. All my life, I have felt like someone on the outs: I was a programmer, I was gay or I was short and had a foreign accent. But the truth is, I've never had trouble making friends because I love people. We click through feeds of updates from our friends from under our covers in the dark. Too often, we are hateful toward what we don't understand. I'm confident the more we connect, the more beautiful it will become. It's also why I created the world's first social network when I was a grad student at Stanford, and it's why I have dedicated my life to helping people connect with each other.
I wanted to capture these years of my life on an album while they still represented what I was going through.” She also parted ways with manager Dan Dymtrow, who later took legal action against Swift and her parents.
In 2010, a judge nullified six of Dymtrow’s legal claims.
In 2015, Swift became the youngest woman ever to be included on Forbes’ “100 Most Powerful Women” list, ranking at number 64.
Swift moved to Nashville, Tennessee when she was 14 years old, having signed an artist development deal with RCA Records.