2021 Year In Review: Taylor Swift’s Record-Breaking Year

Published: Monday 6th Dec 2021 by Ryan

Whether it was for the good, the bad, or the downright shocking, 2021 was a year to remember.

As the year draws to a close, That Grape Juice is reflecting on the moments that rocked – or in some cases reshaped – the Urban and Pop cultural landscapes.

Up next, Taylor Swift’s record-breaking year.

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There is a reason as to why Swift is often referred to as “the music industry” and 2021 surely proved that title to ring true. The year started off strong for the ‘Blank Space’ singer as she topped the charts with her ‘Evermore’ album and winning Album of the Year at the GRAMMYs. Shortly after its success, she announced the first of her re-recorded album: ‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version).’

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The album was a huge success, selling 500,000 units in its first week worldwide and breaking the Beatles record for the quickest accumulation of three #1 albums in the UK. The album also went on to top the charts in the United States.

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Later in the year, Swift took to the presses to announce her second re-recorded album would be ‘Red (Taylor’s Version).’ The project featured new collaborations with Phoebe Bridgers, Chris Stapleton, and Ed Sheeran among others.

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Once more, the album saw major success breaking several records on streaming services as well as. Upon its debut, the album broke several records such as the biggest vinyl sales week in history and the biggest opening for a Country album in nearly a decade. Additionally, it spawned the third-biggest sales week of the year with over 600,000 units sold in its first week.

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Moreover, her song ‘All Too Well’ went on to become the longest #1 song of all-time (in minutes) in the history of the Billboard Hot 100.

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Elsewhere, Swift received another nomination for Album of the Year at the 2022 GRAMMY Awards for ‘Evermore’ and went on to continue her streak as the most-decorated act in American Music Awards history.

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All-in-all, it was Swift’s year and we were all just living in it. For now, she continues to re-record her old albums.

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  1. Yo December 6, 2021

    Taylor is amazing!

  2. Clarks0o00ñ December 6, 2021

    Shes on a roll.
    Next year is gonna be bigger for her

  3. Shayla Queen™ 👑 December 6, 2021

    Yaaaaaaaaaaas! 💯💋

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