After Taylor Swift’s Midnights, Check Out These Photos From Her First Album Era

She released her self-titled debut album in 2006.

LAS VEGAS - MAY 13:  Musician Taylor Swift performs onstage during the rehearsals for the 42nd Acade...
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In October 2006, a new country artist splashed onto the scene: a teenage Taylor Swift. Her self-titled album spent 24 weeks at number one on Top Country Albums and reached no. 5 on the Billboard 200.

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She wrote virtually the entire country album herself, drawing on personal stories and feelings — something she has maintained in all of her music.