Whether announcing a world tour or pulling her entire catalog from Spotify, everybody knows that Taylor Swift rules the world – everybody! Ms. Swift is a juggernaut in every sense of the word – she’s unstoppable. Once Kanye West attempted to stop the Swift machine, but it backfired and arguably promoted the burgeoning musician’s rise even more. Here are five reasons why Taylor Swift rules the world, with all five being legit!
1) She sells albums
This is like totally an understatement – word. Taylor Swift knows nothing about the recession (or even the depression) occurring within album sales, as she’s never experienced it. After her 2008 effort Fearless won the coveted Grammy for Album of the Year, Swift’s sales went through the roof. 2010 album Speak Now would sell 1,047,000 copies its first week. In 2012, Swift would do the million-seller thing once more, as Red sold 1.208 million copies it’s first week. As for 1989, it’s already en route to platinum certification.
Rewinding back to Fearless’ first week, it no sales slouch in the least. Fearless sold 592,000 copies itself. And to think, industry folks get excited if albums today can pass the 100,000 copies mark.
2) She has a knack for annoyingly catchy hooks
If you ever need to get a song stuck in your head, just call on Taylor Swift. The girl knows how to get you singing along with her annoyingly catchy hooks. Swift’s biggest singles all have these inescapably, addictive hooks. Look no further than her two number one hits on the Billboard Hot 100 in “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” and more recent smash “Shake It Off.” A big reason for them reaching number one and retaining their popularity was the hook. And don’t forget number two peaking hit “You Belong With Me,” which was as ubiquitous as they come.