If you are 21 years old, and as of the year 2010, have sold about 16 million records worldwide, then the only person who could possibly fit this description is Taylor Swift, who is one of the youngest and in recent years, one of the most successful artists in the world of country music today.
Her self-titled album that was released in 2006 was almost immediately certified multi-platinum and a nomination as Best New Female Artist while her following albums ‘Fearless’ earned her four Grammy awards as well as the Album of the Year.
Both her albums were right on top by 2008, selling $ 2.1 and $ 1.5 million records each, and if that wasn’t enough, her second album topped the Billboard 200 for 11 weeks; a feat that hasn’t been achieved by any artist since the year 2000.
And if her financials, which stand at about $ 45 million in earnings, doesn’t give one the entire story, then the distinction of becoming the youngest artist to ever win the Country Music Association Award for Entertainer of the year kind of sums up her career in a nutshell, and what’s more is only one of six women to win the highest honor that is offered by the Country Music Association.
Apart from these honors, she has also been featured on several cover magazines as well as initiatives in philanthropy as well, in particular to protect children from sexual predators online. All in all, Taylor Swift, as young as she is, has already done so much and one can only expect her to climb even higher in the years to come.