Finding a firm footing in the music industry is no easy feat. It can take years, and even decades, to climb the ladder of success. And even then, the dream of becoming a superstar doesn't come true for so many. But one of the few singers who has managed to stand the test of time is Taylor Swift.
Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock | Taylor has millions of fans around the world
The 30-year-old pop star has enjoyed a successful music career that has spanned over 14 years, and it is showing no signs of slowing down. In a rapidly changing industry where most singers become nothing more than one-hit-wonders, Taylor has managed to stay relevant all this time, releasing chart-topping albums and garnering millions of sales every year.
Just recently, Swift surprised fans with the release of her new album, Folklore, proving that she is still a musical force to be reckoned with. So how has she managed to keep a fanbase of millions all these years? Fans are convinced that she has a secret advantage over her peers that has helped her stay on top.
Taylor Swift's career took off in 2006 when she was still a teenager with her first album, Taylor Swift which quickly made her the face of country music. The album claimed the top spot on Billboard's Top Country chart with songs she penned about her love life.
Republic Records | Just recently, Swift surprised fans with the release of her new album, Folklore
But Taylor didn't stick with her country roots for long. Her second album was in no way similar to the first one, and it was becoming obvious that Taylor had transitioned into a pop star. Her second, third, and fourth albums received massive praise from fans and critics alike. For years, her hit singles have played on the radio, making her a household name.
Fast forward to 2020, Swift has released her eighth album called Folklore, which broke records by selling a million records in a single day. Folklore's release comes just a year after Lover, her seventh album but the singer hasn't engaged in any promotion for her latest album. But this hasn't stopped Folklore from becoming hugely successful.
With 2 million record sales in just a week, Folklore is one of Taylor Swift's most successful albums so far, and many fans are wondering how the singer manages to sell so many records in an era of digital streaming.
A.PAES / Shutterstock | Taylor Swift's career took off in 2006 when she was still a teenager with her first album, Taylor Swift
One fan shared their theory on Reddit, claiming that the singer has an army of loyal fans who will always buy her albums. Moreover, she also has millions of casual fans who listen to her new music on streaming platforms, therefore propelling her music to number one on top charts.