She's one of music’s hottest young stars, but Taylor Swift is an old pro when it comes to the GRAMMYs, having won seven awards already. This year, she’s up for three more: Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Solo Performance.
While the singer officially jumped from the country scene into the pop world this year with 1989, the full album was released too late to qualify for this years GRAMMYs. All three of T.Swift’s 2015 nominations are for her No. 1 hit single "Shake It Off," and the rest of the album will be eligible for next year’s awards.
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ET talked to Swift on the red carpet at her first GRAMMY Awards back in 2008 as the singer was riding high on the success of her self-titled debut album and Best New Artist nomination.
"It's been a whirlwind," Taylor marveled of her first GRAMMY experience. "My 18th birthday is next week, the album went double platinum...how did this happen? How did my life get so awesome so fast?"
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Swift has certainly come to terms with her stardom in the years since, and has made a name for herself by giving back to the fans who helped her get to where she is. She regularly connects with followers on Tumblr and sent several of her biggest fans personalized boxes of gifts for "Swiftmas" over the holidays this year.
"I love to surprise them," Swift told ET special correspondent Gayle King last October of her fans. "I love to do little things that allow them to know that I always have my finger on the pulse of what they want."
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She might be a bigger star this time around, but for Swift, the thrill of making music is unchanged.
"It's the same feeling I fell in love with when I was 12 years old, when I first got a guitar, learned how to play it and wrote my first song," the singer told ET’s Nancy O’Dell in a 2012 sit-down interview. "I feel that rush every time I finish a new one. And that's why I love doing this."
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Check out behind-the-scenes footage from Taylor's "Shake It Off" music video in the clip below.
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