In 2006 Taylor Swift released her first studio album, called simply Taylor Swift, with over five million copies sold, while remaining in the US charts for 275 weeks. In 2008 she published Fearless, an album that brought her to the forefront in the world, thanks to the single Love Story, which became the best-selling country song of history. That year, New York Times described Taylor Swift as “one of the best authors of pop, the character with the most practical sense of the country scene and more in touch with her inner life than most adults.”
In 2011, Forbes has included Swift in seventh place among the most important celebrities in the world, with an income of $ 45 million earned during the year. Also according to Forbes, she has an estimated assets of 165 million dollars. In the same year entered the Guinness World Record for “the fastest selling digital” with Speak Now, and for the highest number of songs simultaneously in charts from a female artist.
Also in 2013 she confirms her position as the artist to have gained the most during the year according to Billboard, thanks mainly to the Red Tour. Swift has sold 40 million albums and 130 million singles digitally, entering the list of artists music with higher sales.
During the award ceremony at the MTV Video Music Awards, which took place August 30, 2015, Taylor Swift was the most nominated artist, with 13 nominations, and most awarded, receiving four statuettes, including video of the year category for Bad Blood.
In October 2015, the video for the single Blank Space become the second most viewed on YouTube in the world, behind only the single Gangnam Style by South Korean rapper PSY.