Taylor Swift’s 2018 was one to remember. After her 6th studio album, reputation, was released in November of 2017, the following year had Swift doing better than ever.
In January, Swift released the music video for her single, “End Game” featuring Ed Sheeran and Future.
Swift announced more tour dates in February and her tour openers, Camila Cabello and Charli XCX. She gave a behind the scenes look at her “repu-hearsals.”
On March 11, the “Delicate” music video premiered, making it the sixth single from reputation.
On April 2, Swift returned to Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, TN. The first time she played there was when she was 14 and just starting out in her career.
On the 12th of the month, Swift released two Spotify singles, a stripped down version of “Delicate” and her cover of Earth, Wind, and Fire’s “September,” where she changes the 21st night of September to the 28th night. Many fans believe that is her and Joe Alwyn’s anniversary.
Also in April, she along with Sugarland and released “Babe.”
May 8 saw her kick off her reputation Stadium Tour in Glendale, AZ. Each night she would sing a surprise song on the B-stage. She sang every song from reputation while throwing in old hits like “You Belong with Me” and “We are Never Ever Getting Back Together.”
This tour later went on to break records and receive many awards. It is now the highest grossing U.S. tour and received the People’s Choice and AMA for best tour. She is the first woman to headline two nights in a row at Croke Park in Dublin and the three sold-out nights at Metlife Stadium in New Jersey.
She brought out many special guests including her best friend, Selena Gomez, Shawn Mendes, Troye Sivan, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, and others. It ended in Tokyo, Japan on November 21.
On May 20, Swift took home two Billboard music awards for Top Female Artist and Top Selling Album.
During one very special meet and greet in July, Swift witnessed two superfans get engaged right in front of her eyes.
In August, Swift graced the cover of Harper’s Bazaar
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When I finished reading Pattie Boyd’s incredible memoir Wonderful Tonight, I felt inspired and intrigued. I wanted to ask her about her life, sit down and talk about all things 1960’s London, Beatlemania, and how it felt to be on the other side of songwriting: the side of the muse. So that’s what we did, and she is now my forever lady crush. Thank you @harpersbazaarus for this opportunity and @alexilubomirski for taking these photos!! And of course Pattie 💗
On October 9, Swift opened up the American Music Awards (AMAs) with her epic performance of “I Did Something Bad” and later became the most awarded female in AMAs history. She is only one award away from tying with Michael Jackson for the most awarded ever.
Also in October, Swift encouraged people to get out and vote in the midterm elections. She inspired over 65,000 people to register to vote.
November ended her reputation era as she signed with Universal Music Group for her new record label.
On December 7, many fans and media outlets were disappointed when Swift was snubbed for Grammy nominations. She only received one nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album. Sadly Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Record of the Year were totally Swiftless.
Swift gave her fans a gift on her 29th birthday (December 13) by announcing that the reputation Tour film would be premiering on Netflix at 12:01 am pst on December 31. What a way to end an incredible year.
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Thanks so much for all the birthday wishes! Today I finally get to show you something we’ve been working on for a while… the trailer for the Reputation Stadium Tour! The entire concert film will premiere on @netflix at 12:01AM PST December 31. You made this tour so insanely fun for all of us on stage, and I’m really excited that we will have this memento of the memories we all made together this year. I also got to share the stage with such wildly talented people @camila_cabello, @charli_xcx, my band and dancers who shine so brightly in this film. You’re the best. Thank you for everything.
Also this year, Swift was named one of the top 10 female artists on Spotify. Only tweeting 13 times (classic Taylor) this year, Swift was named the most influential person on Twitter in 2018.
Swift just so happened to win 13 awards in 2018 and received many more nominations.
What was your favorite part of Swift’s 2018? Do you think TS7 is coming in 2019? Let us know on Twitter at @CelebMix.