Her sweet tunes, which she belted out while playing an acoustic guitar, appealed to fans of all ages, and Swift was catapulted to superstardom. Over the years, her image has changed.
She’s now considered to be more of a pop artist than a country one, but she’s managed to grow a massive fan base and still earn widespread critical acclaim.
What was the first Grammy that Taylor Swift won?
At the 50th Annual Grammy Awards in 2007, Swift was not yet 20 years old. Her single “Tim McGraw” was one of the most-played songs on the radio, and teenagers everywhere were trying to emulate her mass of curly hair and country-chic style.
That was also the ceremony where Swift was nominated for the coveted Best New Artist Grammy Award. While she did not win the award, she got to experience the glamour and excitement of music’s biggest night, as fellow artists celebrated her domination of the radio airwaves.
Swift was consistent about writing and producing new music, and at the 2009 Grammys, her hard work really paid off. Swift scored eight nominations that year, and won four Grammys overall, including Album of the Year for “Fearless,” Best Female Country Vocal Performance for “White Horse,” Best Country Song for “White Horse,” and Best Country Album for “Fearless.”
It was truly a staggering evening, and it still stands as the Swift’s biggest night at the Grammys so far in terms of wins and nominations.
Taylor Swift has a winning streak with awards
Swift was also successful at the 54th Grammy Awards in 2011, winning two out of the three categories she was nominated in. That year, she won Best Country Solo Performance for her song “Mean,” and Best Country Song for the same song. She was also nominated for Best Country Album for her album “Speak Now,” but did not win that award.
In 2012, Swift added yet another Grammy to her shelf of awards when she won Best Song Written for Visual Media for the song “Safe & Sound.” She also scored nominations in two other categories that year. In 2013, Taylor Swift was nominated for three Grammys but did not receive a win. She repeated that pattern in 2014, with three nominations and no wins.
However, she was back with a vengeance in 2015, which was also the year that her sound transitioned fully from country to pop. That year, she won Album of the Year for “1989,” which critics had praised for its mature sound and impressive lyrics. Swift also won Best Pop Vocal Album for “1989” and Best Music Video for “Bad Blood.”
Over the next couple of years, Swift would receive several nominations, including at the 2018 Grammys for Best Pop Vocal Album, but no more wins.
How many Grammy awards does Taylor Swift have?
Altogether, Swift has won 10 Grammy Awards and received 41 nominations. This is a truly stunning achievement, especially considering Swift’s young age of 32.
There’s no doubt that as she continues to grow as an artist, she will keep reinventing herself and becoming more and more confident in her abilities. From selling out stadiums to racking up Grammy Awards, Swift has proven that she is an unstoppable force of nature.