Thirty Things Taylor Swift Has Accomplished Before Turning 30

Taylor Swift is one of the most successful women of all time. She has won virtually every music award you can win. She has set and broken her own records multiple times and has the most loyal fan base in the world. Nicknamed “Swifties”, they make a holiday of every album release and have been successful in selling out shelves of music and merchandise, and she has done it all before the age of 30. The past 13 years of her career have been unbelievably successful, and the next 13 even better. For Swift, Dec. 13 will be a new beginning, here are 30 things Taylor Swift has accomplished before turning 30.  

1.) Has had a hand in writing every single song on all seven of her albums; Taylor Swift, Fearless, Speak Now, Red, 1989, reputation, and Lover.  

2.) Became the youngest winner of the ACM award for Album of the Year with her sophomore album “Fearless”   

3.) Named "Entertainer of the Year" by Entertainment Weekly, making her their youngest to have ever received this recognition. . 

4.)  At 19, she was the youngest artist to ever be nominated for, and win CMA’s Entertainer of the Year.  

5.) The first country singer to ever win a VMA. 

6.) The youngest to ever win the Grammy for Album of the Year at 20.   

7.) She sold out her debut tour, the Fearless Tour at Madison Square Garden, in one minute. 

 8.) The first and only artist to have four albums sell over 1 million copies in the first week.    

9.) Her third, self-written album “Speak Now” was the first album to have all of its songs hit the Billboard Charts.   

10.) The first woman to win the CMA Pinnacle Award when she was 23 years old.  

11.) Became the first solo female artist in 20 years to headline a national stadium tour through Australia.   

12.)  Honored Songwriter/Artist of the Year at the Nashville Songwriters Association International Awards for the sixth time, surpassing five-time winners Vince Gill and Alan Jackson. 

13.) At 22, she became the most awarded artist at the Teen Choice Awards when she won her nineteenth award.     

14.) Wrote a letter to Apple Music in 2015 demanding that artists get paid for their work.  

15.) The only artist who has had an album (1989) with five singles to hit number one. 

16.) Her fifth album, 1989 spent a full year in the top ten on the Billboard Top 200.  

 17.) At 25, she was the youngest person to enter Fortune's 40 Under 40 List, ranking at #6; the highest rank ever for an entertainer on the list.  

18.) Won an Emmy for Original Interactive Program for her AMEX Unstaged: Taylor Swift Experience, for which she served as an executive producer.  

19.) At 26, she was the youngest person to be included in 2016 Forbes' America's Self-Made Women List with a net worth of $250M. 

20.) She had a BMI award named after her. The only other person with their own BMI award is Michael Jackson.   

21.) First woman to win Album of the Year at the Grammy’s TWICE. 

22.) Named the most charitable celebrity four years in a row (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)      

23.) Won her sexual assault case against radio show host David Mueller. She sued him for only $1 and it became a symbol for those going through the same circumstances. 

24.) The Reputation Stadium Tour grossed $345.7 million in revenue, becoming Swift's most successful tour to date, and the third highest grossing female concert tour of all time.  

25.) With her newest album “Lover”, she becomes the first female artist to have six albums sell more than 500,000 copies in a single week. 

26.) First woman to be featured on the cover of Time magazine three times.  

27.)  She personally takes the time to meet thousands of fans through free meet and greets before and after every show on every tour.  

28.) In 2019, she became one of People Magazine’s People of the Year.   

29.) She is Billboard’s very first Woman of the Decade.   

30.) The first woman to be given the American Music Award for Artist of the Decade.     

Congratulations and Happy Birthday Taylor! 

Hey! I'm Samantha, and I'm a senior at Saint John Vianney HS. 

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