How Did Taylor Swift Get Famous?

By Tiara

As mentioned earlier, before she was famous, Taylor worked in retail as a floor manager at Payless Shoesource, a low-cost shoe retailer that has since gone out of business. While there is no proof that her career really changed after meeting someone who helped get her into music, it’s very likely that person was a musician.

Her early success can be tied to an encounter with then-boyfriend Jake Gyllenhaal backstage at one of his concerts. After he left, Taylor stayed behind to talk to him for a few minutes before leaving herself.

She later uploaded a short video of the two talking onto YouTube, where her channel would eventually pick up steam. It also didn’t hurt that she wrote her own songs or that people noticed how well she sang.

If you're a fan of Taylor's then you should know that she isn't always friendly towards other artists. She has been known to take some shots (no pun intended) at those around her but they are usually for legitimate reasons.

She won a few awards

how did taylor swift get famous

After graduating high school in 2005, she spent her freshman year at The University of Florida studying music business with an emphasis in songwriting. It was there that she met Daniel Fisher, now her ex-boyfriend and collaborator. He would go on to become her manager as well as her writing partner. They both worked hard to get noticed, but it paid off!

After being discovered by producer Frank Bello while performing a cover of Beyoncé’s “Irresistible,” he helped her land a recording contract with Big Machine Records.

She made a record contract

how did taylor swift get famous

After she left The Mickey Mouse Club at the height of her fame, Disney didn’t want to let their little star go! They gave her an opportunity to launch her music career on another track — one that would pay off in spades!

In 2001, just before she turned 18 years old, Taylor signed with Big Machine Records as a recording artist. Her first album for the label was called “Taylor Swift,” which is why it’s sometimes referred to as her debut album.

She wrote all of the songs herself, so she got to take full credit for them. It also helped that she is very talented – she has said that she spent most of her childhood listening to artists like Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston.

Since then, she has gone on to become one of the biggest musicians in the world. To date, she has sold more than 150 million records worldwide!

Her success has allowed her to do things like buy a house in Nashville, where she hosts songwriting workshops every week. She also don’t have to worry about money too much since she makes a ton of it!

But even though she enjoys being rich, she isn’t always happy with how other people seem to be living their lives. That includes spending lots of money on expensive clothes and cars.

Overall, she says staying true to yourself and investing in your relationships are more important than material possessions.

She released her first album

After recording your first song, what next? You can choose to release it yourself or you can hire someone to do it for you! Most people start by recording songs using a software program that has an online music store attached to it. These programs are usually free to use until you reach a certain amount of tracks, then they become paid apps or you have to purchase the individual track packages separate from the app.

Most people begin with their own voice because this is the most straightforward process — just turn up the volume and record away!

But how did A-lister Taylor Swift get famous if she didn’t put her name on her songs at least initially? The answer is quite simple – she hired other artists to write and produce her songs!

Swift always had musicians in the studio helping her create new songs. Some were there for a short time like Max Martin who helped craft five out of six songs off 1989; some stayed longer like Jack Antonoff (who also produced three songs) and Dave Bassett (two songs). Others left after one collaboration only to be replaced by another artist.

This article will talk about the seven different writers and producers that collaborated with Taylor on her first two albums as well as some insights into why they made such a big splash. But before we dive in, let us take a look at where these writers got their starts.

She released her second album

how did taylor swift get famous

After recording several songs in a studio, singer-songwriter Taylor Swift decided to release them as an EP under the name The Original Pressing. This is when she really got into the swing of things as a musician!

Her first single was called “Love Story” and it quickly became popular. Since then, it has received over 10 million views on YouTube and earned Swift her very own music label, Big Machine Records.

Now, she has another song that has gone viral! Her new track is titled “Begin Again” and comes off almost like a movie soundtrack. It features lyrics about hope and faith and how even if you are not sure what will happen tomorrow, you can always start anew.

Swift says that this song is for anyone who feels stuck or overwhelmed by life at times. You do not have to be in a good place before you begin again, which may sound crazy but true.

She began touring

how did taylor swift get famous

After graduating high school in 2007, you can find her singing and dancing her way through several different cities. This constant movement did not stop when she left for college either!

Swift attended The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she majored in English while simultaneously pursuing a music career.

After graduation, she took time to focus on developing as an artist before launching her successful music career.

It was during this period that she released her first album under Sony Records. Her self-titled debut received great reviews from critics and has since sold over 10 million copies worldwide.

Since then she has continued to achieve success with every new release, including 5 Grammy Awards and 2 Billboard Music Award nominations. These include Best Album For “The Body”, Song Of The Year for “Bad Blood” and Record of The Year for “Style”.

Her latest studio album is titled "Reputation" and it just so happens to be her tenth solo LP! It was officially released on July 26th 2019 and immediately reached number one on both the Billboard 200 and iTunes charts.

This article will discuss some important things about how Taylor got famous and what made her popular.

She got a big TV contract

how did taylor swift get famous

After she signed her first recording contract at age 15, it didn’t take long for people to start talking about how she would make a ton of money. At that time though, most artists don’t earn as much as they do now, so some even called her spending too much energy on her career.

Nowadays however, she is one of the top earning music stars in the business and she has proof!

She broke down what made her successful earlier this year during an interview with Billboard. Her number one tip? Keep working hard.

That sounds simple enough but it’s something very important when you are trying to succeed in any area of your life. You have to believe that you can achieve your goal, and you need to work relentlessly towards it.

It may sound cliché, but dedication really makes a difference in your success.

She makes millions

how did taylor swift get famous

As mentioned earlier, before she was famous, Swift wrote her first song when she was fifteen years old. Since then, she has written many more songs, recorded them, and got paid for it!

Swift is one of the most well-known artists in music today. Her hit songs include “Bad Boyfriend”, “Shake It Off”, and my personal favorite, “Look What You Made Me Do”.

She is also known as an incredible musician. She plays guitar, piano, bass, and drums, just to name a few instruments.

Her talent as a singer can never be disputed either. Not only does she have a beautiful voice, but she knows how to use it effectively.

All these skills combine to make her very popular. Between tours and recording sessions, Swift keeps herself busy by hosting events, doing radio interviews, filming music videos, and touring around the world.

She always brings along a crew or manager, bodyguards, and a chef.

She buys a lot of property

how did taylor swift get famous

As mentioned earlier, one of her favorite ways to gain media attention is buying expensive properties. This has not changed even though she does not need more space anymore because she just had a baby!

Swift bought her first house when she was 19 years old, back in 2006. It cost $500,000 which made it the most expensive home ever purchased by an individual at that time.

She has since sold this house for over $8 million making it one of the highest selling homes in Nashville.

Her second house was a two-bedroom condo that she rented out for $5,200 per month which paid off quickly with all the press it received.

This didn’t stop there as she continued to purchase more houses and land. All together she owns five different parcels of real estate including three condos, a mansion, and some farmland.

All of these properties add up quick but none of them broke the bank. The largest property she owned was a 2,400 square foot mansion that she picked up for around $3.2 million.