Fame is a tricky thing. Back in the day, the people in the music industry have nothing but love from the audience, and for some reason, they don’t need such things as publicity. You know what they say about it: “good publicity or bad publicity is still publicity.” Nowadays, it seems having good music isn’t enough to stay in the limelight, and there is one present-day artist who is having her fair share of what it is like to have a love-hate relationship with people from all over the planet, and it is none other than the lovely Taylor Swift.
On December 13, 1989, the destined to be a superstar was born in Reading, Pennsylvania. Taylor Swift grew up at their Christmas tree farm in Wyomissing. She started learning to play the guitar and write her songs when she was 12. Her grandmother who was an opera singer influenced her love for music.
In 2012, Forbes Magazine hailed her as the highest paid celebrity below the age of 30, and she is a Grammy-award winning singer/songwriter. Her hits include “Love Story,” “You Belong with Me,” “Back to December,” “Shake it Off,” “Look What You Made Me Do,” “We are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” “Bad Blood,” and “Blank Space.”
Why Do People Love Taylor Swift?
People love Taylor Swift because of the simplicity and relevance of her music. It is because she writes songs based on real-life experiences which comprise of what teenagers struggle within their lives – love and heartbreak. The lyrics of her songs are straightforward, and the melody is uncomplicated that many people can quickly learn her songs, and also for this reason, once people hear her song, they cannot unlearn it. It’s like learning the ABC song. It is basic but fundamental.
People also love Taylor Swift because of her looks. She measures 35-26-35 with a height of 5 feet 9¼ inches. She is slim and embodies that of a model, and of course, nobody can deny that she can kill with her blue eyes. What’s there not to love? Taylor Swift indeed best describes America’s sweetheart.
Why Do People Hate Taylor Swift?
For the same reason why people love Taylor Swift, some hate her because of her music. They think her music is standard that it doesn’t deserve all the attention it is getting. Most believe that many artists are more talented, more deserving of success. There was one incident, during the VMA music award, where Kanye West, an American rapper, interrupted Taylor when she was doing her acceptance speech after winning the Best Female Video category. Kanye said, “Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time.”
Some people also criticize Taylor Swift’s songs because she often writes them after broken relationships. They think of her as a brat ranting about guys she once loved. She dated about 20 times and wrote songs for after a breakup. People think that what she does ruins other’s reputation. Mostly, adults feel that the content of her songs are about wasted emotions because they are at the age where a person had already gained wisdom about life – what’s necessary and what isn’t.
Whether people love or hate Taylor Swift, it is undeniable that she is one of the most popular artists nowadays. She had made her mark in the music industry that she will never be forgotten. She may write shallow and straightforward songs, but they are genuine. They embody human emotions which are love, hate, fear, anger, frustration, regret, and desire. These essential elements are all in her songs. Some people may like them; some may not, but Taylor Swift truly defines life and how it is – you just can’t please everyone.