October 24, 2006, a bright-eyed, curly-haired 16-year-old in boots and a sundress released her debut album, Taylor Swift.
Swift has been breaking records since her debut album! Her third single, “Our Song” made her the youngest person to single-handedly write and perform a number-one song on the Hot Country Songs chart!
Her sophomore album Fearless won four GRAMMYs and by her third album, she began to sell over 1 million copies of her albums in the first week of sales. She is the only artist to ever have three albums sell over 1 million the first week! She has sold over 40 million albums worldwide and she’s only 26 years old.
Swift is the youngest recipient of the Nashville Songwriters Association‘s Songwriter/Artist of the Year award and the youngest person to ever win a GRAMMY for Album of the Year.
Check out this video of Taylor Swift from 2006!
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