She had such a clear vision of what she was trying to say. Swift was signed by the Sony/ATV Tree publishing house, Swift was at an industry showcase at Nashville's Bluebird Cafe in 2005 when she caught the attention of Scott Borchetta, a Dream Works Records executive who was preparing to form his own independent record label, Big Machine Records. The singer began working on her eponymous debut album shortly after signing the record deal.
She persuaded Big Machine to hire her demo producer Nathan Chapman, with whom she felt she had the right "chemistry".
With her fifth album, the pop-focused 1989 (2014), she became the first act to have three albums sell a million copies within one week in the United States.
Its singles "Shake It Off", "Blank Space", and "Bad Blood" reached number one in the US, Australia, and Canada.
Swift made her acting debut in a 2009 episode of CBS's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, playing a rebellious teenager.
In 2003, Swift and her parents started working with New York-based music manager Dan Dymtrow.
Her self-titled debut album in 2006 peaked at number five on the Billboard 200 and spent the most weeks on the chart in the 2000s.
The album's third single, "Our Song", made her the youngest person to single-handedly write and perform a number-one song on the Hot Country Songs chart.
Borchetta has said that record industry peers disliked his signing of a 16-year-old singer-songwriter at first, but that Swift tapped into a previously unknown market—teenage girls who listen to country music.
Following "Tim Mc Graw", four more singles were released throughout 20: "Teardrops on My Guitar", "Our Song", "Picture to Burn" and "Should've Said No".