What is Taylor Swift’s Net worth? $360 million
How did Taylor Swift earn her wealth and money?
Taylor Swift’s wealth comes mainly from her music, tours, endorsement deals, and merchandise. Amongst the brands she endorses / has endorsed are Diet coke, Keds sneakers, Walgreens, Papa John’s Pizza, Cornetto, AirAsia, and Qantas. She has been the CoverGirl spokesmodel, and the spokesperson for NHL Nashville Predators and Sony Cyber Shot digital cameras. She has also launched four fragrances with Elizabeth Arden. Born on 13th December, 1989, in Reading, Pennsylvania, U.S., Taylor Alison Swift is one of the top present-day music artists of the world. She has been included in the list of America’s Richest Self-Made Women, on number 55, (as of 2017) by Forbes. After numerous attempts at auditions in New York and not getting anywhere, Taylor turned her attention towards country music. And when she was 14, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue a career as a country artist. She had initially signed on with the RCA Records, but left them when she was 15, because they thought she was not ready for anything other than covers. So, she went on to sign with Big Machine Records. Taylor Swift was the youngest artist ever to have signed with the Sony/ATV Music house.
In 2006, Taylor’s debut album was released – “Taylor Swift”. The album garnered positive reactions, and positioned itself at number 5 on the Billboard 200. “Our Song”, one of the singles of the album, got on top of the Hot Country Songs chart. Due to this song, she holds a record of being the youngest artist to have written and performed a top country song. “Taylor Swift” sold 39,000 copies in the first week. In 2008, she released her second album called “Fearless”. Her lead single from this album, “Love Story”, went on to be called the second best-selling country single ever; it ranked number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. By 2009, she had released four more singles, – “White Horse”, “You Belong With Me”, “Fifteen”, and “Fearless” – out of which, “You Belong With Me” was the album’s best-charting single at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. And the album\ itself was number 1 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart. With this album, Taylor Swift earned herself a lot of recognition, fame, success, and wealth – it was the most sold album in the U.S. in 2009 – along with four Grammy awards that made her the youngest person to win the Album of the Year accolade.
Then in 2010, Taylor developed and released another album by the name of “Speak Now”; she was the only writer of the songs in this album. “Speak Now” started out as number 1 in the U.S. and her single, “Mean” won her two Grammys. Her next album, “Red”, had two very successful singles – “I Knew You Were Trouble” and “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”. Her fifth album, a very pop-focused one, came out in 2014; it was titled “1989”. It sold a million copies in U.S.A. within one week; Taylor now holds the record of being the first artist to have three albums to their name that sold a million copies in the first week only. Three of its singles – “Shake It Off”, “Bad Blood”, and “Blank Space” – peaked at number 1 in Australia, Canada, and U.S.A. This album flourished her award collection with three more Grammys, and Taylor became the first woman and fifth act overall to win Album of the Year twice. In 2015, she had a concert tour for “1989” which went on to be deemed one of the highest-grossing of the decade.
Taylor’s sixth album, “Reputation”, was released in 2017. Its lead single “Look What You Made Me Do” topped the UK and US charts.
Time. Other than that, she has also been awarded by the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Nashville Songwriters Association. She has 10 Grammy Awards to her name, alongside 21 Billboard Music Awards, 8 Academy of Country Music Awards, 12 Country Music Association Awards, 1 Emmy, 1 Brit Award, and 5 Guinness World Records. She has sold more than 40 million albums, 27.8 of those in the U.S. only, and 130 million single downloads. In 2010 and 2015, she was amongst Time’s 100 most influential people across the globe. Moreover, from 2011 to 2015, she was included in Forbes’ 100 most powerful women. Then, in 2016, she was a part of Forbes Celebrity 100. And, most recently in 2017, she has been named Time Person of the Year as a part of the “Silence Breakers.”
What are Taylor Swift’s highest-selling albums/songs?
- Fearless: 7.1 million
- 1989: 6.1 million
- Taylor Swift: 5.7 million
- Speak Now: 4.6 million
- Red: 1.2 million
- Love Story: 6 million
- I Knew You Were Trouble: 5.4 million
- Shake It Off: 5.3 million
- You Belong With Me: 4.8 million
- Blank Space: 4.5 million
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