- 09:11 AM, Jan 20
who loves another girl, was released in February 2007 and peaked at No.2 on Hot Country Songs chart. Numerous nominations were immediately coming towards her way, mainly for breaking through the industry with only one studio album.
Not only was she an accomplished singing bird, but also she was recognized for her songwriting skill. In October 2007, her songwriter peers at Nashville Songwriters Association International voted her to be Songwriter/Artist of the Year, a title that had never been taken by a 17-year-old before. Swift was later nominated for a 2008 Grammy Award in the category of Best New Artist, but ultimately lost to Amy Winehouse.
Her second album "Fearless" was released in November 2008, containing seven self-written songs about love and its complication. The album was graced with the chart success of lead single "Love Story". The song became the second best-selling country single of all time, peaking at No. 4 on Billboard Hot 100. The following singles also experienced similar success, sending the album to No.1 on Billboard 200 chart with almost 600,000 copies sold in the first week. "Fearless" was in fact the top-selling album of 2009.
A tour in support of "Fearless" was conducted extensively between April 2009 and June 2010, visiting some cities in Australia and Asia, with rising star Justin Bieber as supporting act on some dates. The tour was filmed for a DVD and Blu-ray release. Road trip aside, Swift gained popularity as well as sympathy from fellow musicians when she won Best Female Video for "You Belong With Me" at 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. Her acceptance speech was interrupted by Kanye West, who declared that Beyonce Knowles' video was the rightful winner. West received a lot of harsh criticisms for his act and was kicked off from the event. Knowles later invited Swift to the stage to finish her speech when she won Video of the Year. While insisting that Knowles' video was still the best of the decade, West gave public apology to Swift by saying that she was talented. Swift accepted his personal apology to her.
Swift was suddenly a hot commodity. She was featured on John Mayer's song "Half of My Heart", Kelly Pickler's "Best Days of Your Life" and Boys Like Girls' "Two Is Better Than One" among others. Her success was further recognized by Country Music Association, which named her one of the only six women