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A look at Taylor Swift’s discography ahead of the 2024 leg of The Eras Tour

From "Speak Now" to "Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)," the world has seen Taylor Swift shift her musical genres and reclaim her music.

Collage of Taylor Swift’s 10 studio albums
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Taylor Swift has carved out a niche as one of the 21st century’s most influential musical legends. Born in Pennsylvania on December 13, 1989, the Blank Space singer-songwriter was destined to make her mark in the music industry. She comes from a relatively well-off financial background; her father is a stockbroker and her mother is an ex-fund marketing executive. But, money does not promise talent. This was innate in Taylor Swift as she keeps proving time and again with her every new album release.

Small beginnings, big feat

Unlike most legendary tales begin, her debut album Taylor Swift (2006) did not top the charts. It debuted at number 19 on the Billboard Top 200 and was a sleeper hit yet a commercial success. But Fearless (2008) brought her fame as one of the biggest country music artists. And, her sales only increased with the release of her next album Speak Now (2010) making her a household name. With the release of Red (2012) Taylor Swift had placed a spot as a permanent artist in people’s playlists. 


Transitioning musical genres

1989 (2014) is always cited as her most successful album. It was also her first album with which she transitioned into a different music genre; synth-pop. All her previous four albums were in the category of country pop rock, majorly if not entirely. Her subsequent albums Reputation (2017), Lover (2019), Folklore (2020), and Evermore (2020) have had mixed genres from Electropop to R&B to country and indie folk to alternative/indie and R&B/Soul respectively. 


Taylor’s Versions: Re-recording her first six studio albums one by one

In August 2019, Taylor Swift declared she will re-record her first six original studio albums as Scooter Braun bought the masters of her songs. As of yet, she has released three albums as Taylor’s Version namely, Fearless (Taylor’s Version) (2021), Red (Taylor’s Version) (2021), and Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) (2023). 

Live Albums

The singer keeps on giving reasons for Swifties to love her. She also has live albums to her name namely, Live From Clear Channel Stripped (2008) Speak Now World Tour Live (2011), Lover (Live from Paris) (2020), and Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions (2020).

The singer is currently touring the US as part of her The Eras Tour. Meanwhile, she plans to re-record the remaining of her previous studio albums. 
 

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