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1. "Taylor Swift"
Taylor's eponymous debut album was released in 2006 when she was sixteen. The country album went on to sell over a million copies in its first year. As with future albums, the songs were mostly about love in some way. She covered happy relationships, unrequited love, and breakups.
At the 2008 Grammys, Taylor was nominated as the Best New Artist but lost to Amy Winehouse.
Singles from this album include "Tim McGraw," "Teardrops on My Guitar," and "Our Song."
"Fearless" was released in 2008, still in the country genre. The album is about not letting your fears hold you back from living. It spent eleven weeks at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200.
In 2009, it won Album of the Year at the Country Music Association Awards and the Academy of Country Music Awards. In 2010, Taylor won her first Grammy for Album of the Year and Best Country Album.
Some of the top singles from this album include "Love Story," "White Horse," and "You Belong With Me."
"Fearless (Taylor's Version)" was released in 2021 with re-recordings of her songs.
3. "Speak Now"
2010's "Speak Now" saw Taylor's style turn more toward pop. Although Taylor always wrote or co-wrote the songs on her previous albums, for "Speak Now" she wrote all the songs alone. She was able to showcase her songwriting and storytelling on this album.
The album debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 and sold over one million copies in the first week.
Singles from this album include "Mine," "Back to December," and "Mean."
"Red" was released in 2012 and acted as the bridge between Taylor's country and pop career. Her goal was to represent all of the intense emotions involved in love. There was a song featuring Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol and one with Ed Sheeran.
The album sat at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 for six weeks, making Taylor the first female artist to have three consecutive studio albums atop the chart for at least six weeks.
Singles from the album include "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," "I Knew You Were Trouble," and "22."
"Red (Taylor's Version)" was released in 2021. The featured song was the ten-minute version of "All Too Well."
Named after the year Taylor was born, "1989" was released in 2014. The songs were also inspired by the music of the '80s and featured synthesizers. The album was also packaged with copies of Polaroids she had taken.
At the 2016 Grammys, Taylor won Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album, making her the first female solo artist to win Album of the Year twice.
Singles from "1989" include "Shake It Off," "Blank Space," "Style," and "Bad Blood."
"Reputation" was released in 2017 after Taylor took a break from music and social media. She has called the album a "defense mechanism." The musical style of this album can be described as electropop, hip-hop, and R&B. There were two special edition magazines that came with the CD that included photos, poems and paintings by Taylor, and copies of handwritten lyrics.
The album sold over two million copies in the first week. It won Favorite Pop/Rock Album at the 2018 American Music Awards.
Singles include "Look What You Made Me Do," "...Ready for It?" and "Delicate."
"Lover" came out in 2019 and was written as a "love letter to love." It has a much brighter sound than "Reputation" and covers the gamut of love.
This album sold just under half a million copies on its first day. It won Favorite Album of the Year at the 2019 People's Choice Awards. At the 2019 American Music Awards, it won Favorite Pop/Rock Album and Taylor was named Artist of the Decade. She also won four MTV Video Music Awards between 2019 and 2020 for this album.
Singles include "Me!" "You Need to Calm Down," and "Lover."
"Folklore" dropped unexpectedly in 2020 and broke a Spotify record with over 80 million streams on the first day. This album is a departure from Taylor's previous work in a couple of ways. Stylistically, the music is indie folk and alternate rock. Unlike earlier albums, the songs are not so much about Taylor's personal life but are poetic, fictional narratives inspired by folk songs.
The album won Album of the Year at the 2021 Grammys and Best Pop Album at the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards.
Singled from "Folklore" include "Cardigan," "Exile," and "Betty."
"Evermore" was another surprise for Taylor fans that was released just a few months after "Folklore" in 2020. This sister album continues the themes from the one before, focusing on storytelling and escapism.
Like "Folklore," "Evermore" received high reviews. "USA Today" placed it as number one on their 10 Best Albums of 2020 list. It won Favorite Pop/Rock Album at the 2021 American Music Awards.
Singles include "Willow" and "No Body, No Crime."
"Midnights" was released in 2022 to critical acclaim. Its first day saw 186 million streams on Spotify. Taylor described the album as a "collection of music written in the middle of the night" and the emotions of those sleepless nights. The style of the album is electronica and synth-pop.
The "3am Edition" was released soon after with seven additional songs.
The first single from the album was "Anti-Hero" which was inspired by Taylor's nightmares and feelings of depersonalization.