Taylor Swift is known as the pop icon of this decade. With five albums, sold out world tours, and seven Grammy awards, it seems as if her career will never take a rest.
But what makes her so great? What is the difference between Taylor Swift’s concerts and the next best pop artist? Natalie Wall (’16), has been to both Speak Now (2010) and Fearless (2008) tours. “I was amazed by her sparkly outfits and she sounded so amazing.” Wall said. She is going to the 1989 tour this October and is “looking forward to hearing [the songs] live because I love them so much.”
It is no question that Taylor Swift’s live performances are a big hit. According to billboard.com, The 1989 tour alone has earned Swift $17 million and counting. Maggie Davis (’17), isn’t going to Taylor’s concert this year, but she would love to go again. Davis went to the Red tour (2014) and said “she sounded great live and she preformed really well.”
But Taylor’s performances are not the only thing that keeps her on top. When she was only 14 years old, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue her career in country music. Three years later she released her first album Taylor Swift.
Swift’s latest pop album, 1989, was released on October 27, 2014. Four singles from the album include “Blank Space”, “Style”, “Bad Blood”, and “Shake It Off” have all been on billboard.com’s top 10. On August 5, 2015, Swift announced the release of “Wildest Dreams” as a single. It is quickly climbing the charts and is becoming very popular among fans.
Taylor Swift will go down in history with the legends. She will be remembered as a preformance icon, a symbol of our time, and known as a worldwide pop-sensation. She will retire someday, but we can be sure that Swift isn’t going away anytime soon.