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LLCE - Self-Expression And Construction To what extent Taylor Swift’s legacy is more than music ?

Publié le 11/03/2024

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« LLCE - Self-Expression And Construction To what extent Taylor Swift’s legacy is more than music ? INTRO : Hello everyone, today I would like to introduce you to an artist I am in awe for, she’s one of the most influent and most powerful artist in nowadays music industry : Taylor Swift.

She’s so powerful that the Bloomberg magazine said that she is the music industry.

That is why today we’re going to wonder to what extent her legacy is more than music.

In a time we will see that her legacy is based on music and in another time, we will see that she is more, that she is a breakthrough, once in a generation artist. I.

A musical legacy like no-one else - Finding your place in an established environment : Country music is ingrained in the DNA of America and Americans.

In fact, in 2018, 51% of Americans reported listening to country music on a monthly basis or more. So, yes, this genre was and continues to be highly popular.

However, a majority of country music consumers were individuals born between 1946 and 1980, encompassing the post-war baby boom generation and Generation X.

From a very young age, Taylor Swift was drawn to this genre and artists like Dolly Parton, to whom she holds great admiration.

This led her affluent parents to spare no expense in providing their daughter with everything she needed to succeed, including vocal lessons with the biggest stars of the time and acting classes on Broadway. - Making new with old: When Taylor Swift released her debut album, "Taylor Swift," in 2006, it was an immediate success and garnered critical acclaim. However, it was perceived by an older and predominantly male audience as merely the work of a young woman singing about her exes and issues that didn't resonate with their demographic.

Nevertheless, the album was certified 7x Platinum.

Her next two albums, "Fearless," "Speak Now," and "Red," all of which featured songs written by Swift herself, were also critical and commercial successes, contributing to Swift's emergence as the flagbearer of country music for a new generation, the Millennials. - Changing Musical Genres to Expand Horizons: With "Red," Swift's fans, known as Swifties, noticed a shift in sound from country to almost pop, which was also reflected in her style.

Gone were the curly hair and natural lips, replaced by straight hair and red lipstick.

With her album "1989" released in 2014, Swift fully transitioned from country to pop, a genre dominating the charts at the time.

This transition, which began with her previous album, resonated with her fan base, as evidenced by the success of singles like "Shake It Off".... »


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