Take for instance Swift's mega-hit, "Our Song" that premiered on her debut album. 1 hit on Billboard's Country Songs chart and spent six weeks at the top of the charts — all thanks to Myspace."If you notice the running order on the record, 'Our Song' is No. "It was the last song added to the album, and a lot of that had to do with buzz that was being created on My Space." With "Our Song," Swift also became the youngest person ever to single-handedly write and sing a No.1 country hit.

From historic wins, to record–breaking album sales, to sold out concerts all over the world, Swift has made her mark as a force to be reckoned with in the music industry.

Although Kanye West might still believe he's to thank for Swift's meteoric rise to becoming famous, it seems she would have grown into the household name we know today even without his infamous outburst.

She would walk away from that deal just one year later because she didn't want to be at a place that "kind of wanted me maybe".

The short-lived relationship was also due in part to the fact that the label wasn't interested in having Swift record her original songs for a debut album.

Before she was selling out the likes of Madison Square Garden, you could catch a much less crowded (and less expensive) performance at local fairs, festivals and contests across her home state of Pennsylvania.

The young singer even got the chance to belt out the national anthem at a Philadelphia 76ers game in 2002.

Swift released her breakout single, "Tim Mc Graw," with the then indie record label in 2006. The young star and her mom would sit on the floor of Big Machine Records putting her single into envelopes to send to radio stations in hopes of getting her name out there.

The song stayed on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 20 weeks and peaked a No. Swift's debut, eponymous album Taylor Swift, was released in October 2006 when she was just 16 years old.

By 2008, Swift had already introduced us to a couple of guys who had broken her heart (here's looking at you Drew, aka Teardrops on My Guitar guy).

However, up until that point, all of the guys had been from her past life as a regular old high school student in Tennessee.

Swift was very hands-on with her page in the early days of her career and wrote her own bio, blog posts and even responded to fans which resulted in a more dedicated fan base.