Taylor Swift, the American singer-songwriter, has become such a trailblazer of an artist that, just by her name, one can directly remember one of her songs that evokes a certain sentiment.
Swift has amassed a massive 12 wins at the holy grail of music awards, the Grammys, including wins in the all-important ‘Album of the Year’ categories (three times), ‘Best Country Album,’ ‘Best Pop Vocal Album,’ and many more.
Swift introduced a new and unique sound that not only found significant relatability with people spanning across all ages but also changed the sound of pop and country forever.
As she is set to create more history with her timeless classics, let’s take a deep dive into some of her winning albums.
This 2014 album is believed to be Swift’s evergreen pop music production. With this album, Swift made the brave move to depart from her country music roots and make her way towards a full-featured pop album. The songs in this album brilliantly emanate the nostalgia of the 80s era, coupled with sharp songwriting and refined melodies. This album won Swift ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Best Pop Vocal Album’ at the Grammys.
Swift released this album in 2020. However, what was surprising was that she didn’t promote this album as extensively as she did with her other productions and announced the album to the public just a day before its release. The album comprises modern folk songs and includes collaborations with acclaimed artists like Bon Iver. The album, which is brimming with melancholy and Swift’s layered vocals, won ‘Album of the Year’ at the Grammys.
This 2008 release from Swift established her name in the history books of pop music. This album includes one of her biggest hits, ‘Love Story,’ which is one of the seminal country songs that defined a generation. The tracks on this album showed Swift at her emotional best, with lyricism that struck the right chords with the listeners. This record won ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Best Country Album’ at the Grammys.
This album, released in 2022, saw Swift experiment with synths and percussive beats. As per reports, Swift said that this album is "the stories of 13 sleepless nights scattered throughout my life." "Midnights" is honest, and it’s believed that this is one of her most mature albums to date.
This album, released in 2006, stands out as it describes Swift in a way before she became a global music icon. This album includes the acclaimed track "Teardrops on My Guitar," which is widely believed to be her breakout song, along with other uplifting tunes that were written by a 17-year-old Swift, which was only a sign of things to come.
Swift swept the MTV VMAs this year by bagging awards in ‘Video of the Year,’ ‘Artist of the Year,’ ‘Song of the Year,’ ‘Best Pop Song of the Year,’ ‘Best Direction,’ ‘Best Cinematography,’ ‘Best Visual Effects,’ ‘Best Editing,’ and ‘Show of the Summer,’ categories.