Nostalgic News: Taylor Swift’s debut album came out 10 years ago


Taylor Swift, the eponymous first album by American pop country singer, Taylor Swift, was released on this day 10 years ago today, on 24th October, 2006.

The album, written entirely by Swift with some collaboration with Liz Rose, features the platinum certified singles, ‘Tim McGraw’, ‘Teardrops on My Guitar’, ‘Picture to Burn’, ‘Should’ve Said No’ and ‘Our Song’. A critical success, Swift would go on to release a further four albums (at time of publishing) and win ten Grammy awards as well as receive countless other nominations for her varied discography. Her debut album has also been included at number 18 in the Greatest of All-Time Billboard 200 Albums list, along with a further three of her later albums.

Image via Big Machine Records

Image via Big Machine Records

Swift has known a level of success others can barely even contemplate, let alone achieve as, to date she is the youngest ever recipient for the Album of the Year Grammy Award, and is the only female in the history of the award to achieve that accolade twice.  It would seem that all of her success can be traced back to the phenomenal commercial success of her debut album which has, since being released in 2006, spent 277 weeks on the Billboard Top 200 before peaking at number 5.

More recently, aside from her personal drama with all manner of celebrities from Kim Kardashian West to Tom Hiddleston, there have been rumours abound that Swift is getting ready to release a surprise album as, in the ten years since she has been in the spotlight, every two she releases another album. Fans are rabid with speculation and eagerly waiting to see what the icon will share release next.

Relive your noughties obsession and listen to her song, ‘Teardrops on My Guitar’ below:


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