How many albums has Taylor Swift released? A look at her music over the years
A look at the many eras of Taylor Swift’s music, as the superstar kicks off her tour on Friday.
Taylor Swift said her new tour will be a “journey through all of my musical eras”, encouraging fans to expect her performances to range back to her earliest hits as an up-and-coming country singer, to her modern era as a singing superstar.
‘The Eras Tour’ kicks off at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, coined ‘Swift City’ to celebrate the commencement of the tour, on Friday, March 17 with another show in the city the following night.
Swift made history as the first performer ever to sell out two shows at State Farm Stadium in the same tour.
A look at the eras of Swift’s music
Taylor Swift has released 10 albums since announcing her first record, ‘Taylor Swift’, which topped country charts, plus two other re-recorded albums, which she calls “Taylor’s Version”. The album’s Swift rerecorded are ‘Fearless’ and ‘Red’.
‘Taylor Swift’ (2006)
Swift released this album at the sweet age of 16. The country singer wrote or co-wrote all 11 of the songs on her debut record, and it was promoted through the go-to social media platform at the time: MySpace.
The album was recorded while the young country singer was in high school in Hendersonville, Tennessee.
‘Teardrops on My Guitar’, a song Swift performed at her high school talent show, gave her entry into the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The record spent 24 weeks in the top spot on the Billboard country chart and earned Swift a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist.
The album contains memorable singles such as ‘Tim McGraw’, ‘Our Song’, ‘Picture to Burn’, and ‘Should’ve Said No.’
‘Fearless’ had three singles in the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, including ‘You Belong with Me’, which was certified seven times platinum, and the album spent 11 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s album chart.
Popular songs from the album include ‘Fearless’, ‘Love Story’, ‘White Horse’, ‘You Belong with Me’, ‘Fifteen’, and ‘Fearless’.
‘Speak Now’ (2010)
‘Speak Now’ includes singles ‘Mean’. ‘Mine’, ‘Back to December’, ‘Sparks Fly’, and ‘Ours’.
The album was nominated for Best Country Album at the 54th Grammy Awards in 2012, while ‘Mean’ won Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance.
It’s since been named as one of the best country albums of the 2010s.
This emotional album has singles ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’, and is on the Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list.
Key tracks from the album include ‘Begin Again’, ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’. ‘22′, ‘Red’, and ‘Everything Has Changed’.
The title is a reference to Swift’s birth year, and has chart-topping tunes like ‘Shake It Off’, ‘Blank Space’, and ‘Bad Blood’, a hip-hop remix with guest rapper Kendrick Lamar).
It won Grammy awards for Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album, where Swift became the first woman to win Album of the Year two times.
It includes songs ‘Shake It Off’, ‘Blank Space’, ‘Style’, and ‘Out of the Woods’.
The self-seclusion album, ‘Reputation’, has songs ‘Look What You Made Me Do’, ‘Ready for It?’, ‘End Game’, and ‘Delicate’.
This album went triple platinum. Billboard, People, Rolling Stone, and USA Today placed ‘Lover’ in their Top 10.
Songs include ‘Me!’, ‘You Need to Calm Down’, and ‘The Man’.
The pandemic-era surprise album makes up “a collection of songs and stories that flowed like a stream of consciousness,” according to Swift’s description.
It broke Spotify and Billboard chart records and won the Grammy for Album of the Year, making her the only woman to win three times.
The album includes songs like ‘Cardigan’ and ‘Exile’.
Another surprise pandemic-era album, with indie-folk vibes.
Favorite songs from this album include ‘Willow’, and ‘No Body, No Crime’.
‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version)’ (2021)
Another re-recorded album, the 2021 version contains 19 songs from Swift’s discography.
Colbie Caillat, Maren Morris, and Keith Urban all provide guest vocals.
‘Red (Taylor’s Version)’ (2021)
This album has new versions of 20 of Swift’s hit songs, with Gary Lightbody and Ed Sheeran providing guest vocals along with Phoebe Bridgers and Chris Stapleton.
‘Midnights’ is about Swift’s struggle with insomnia and contains songs such as ‘Anti-Hero’, and ‘Lavender Haze’.
The concept album was inspired by Swift’s “sleepless nights’ and explores topics such as anxiety, insecurity, self-awareness and self-confidence.
It’s received critical acclaim, with Swift embarking on the ‘Eras Tour’ in support of the album, along with her other work.