'Icon of this age': Taylor Swift achieves monumental feat of 50M YouTube subscribers after 'Midnights' success

Taylor Swift is only the eighth musician to have more than 50 million subscribers to the video-sharing platform

'Icon of this age': Taylor Swift achieves monumental feat of 50M YouTube subscribers after 'Midnights' success
Taylor Swift attends the red carpet during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2022 held at PSD Bank Dome (Kate Green/Getty Images for MTV)
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Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift is one of the most extraordinary musicians of this generation and her credentials are a testament to her success. In recent years, the singing sensation has given some of the biggest hits and taken the world by storm with her tunes. She keeps on creating records every now and then and has now achieved a monumental field on YouTube this time around. After wreaking havoc on the Billboard charts with her new album, Swift has created a new record on the video-streaming platform by crossing the 50 million subscribers mark.

The musician achieved the milestone on the heels of her of last month’s release of her 10th studio album, ‘Midnights’. Earlier this month, Swift created history to claim the Top 10 slots on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart and became the first artist in history to claim the entire Top 10 in a single frame. However, the musician’s recent feat is really amazing because it’s not easy to garner 50 million+ subscribers on YouTube.

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The official Twitter account of YouTube celebrated the moment on the platform and congratulated the musician. It captioned the post as, “From her first upload :-) to the #TSAntiHeroChallenge and every era in between, congratulations to @taylorswift13 on reaching 50 million subscribers on YouTube.”


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The ‘Cardigan’ hitmaker has become only the eighth musician in the world to cross the 50 million mark on YouTube. The other musicians to achieve that monumental feat are Blackpink (83 million), Bangtan TV, the official YT channel of BTS (71.7 million), Justin Bieber (70.5 million), Marshmello (56 million), Eminem (54.1 million), Ed Sheeran (52.6 million), and Ariana Grande (52 million).

Swifties were really happy after learning that their favorite artist has joined the league of elite musicians and congratulated the musician for such an extraordinary legacy. One of the fans said, “That’s a real ducking legacy, I’m so proud of you Taylor.” Another fan tweeted, “I’m so happy for her. Taylor is so talented & cares about her fans so much & she goes out of her way to make things fun for them, unlike any artist that I have ever seen!! She’s absolutely deserving & worth all the recognition she gets!”

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“Congratulations Taylor always breaking records keep being amazing,” tweeted another fan. “She's an inspiration, that's why,” wrote another user. “She is an icon of this age!” said another social media user.


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According to the latest Billboard Hot 100 list, Swift’s ‘Anti-Hero’ from ‘Midnights’ still reigns supreme and is holding the numero uno position for the last three weeks.

Taylor Swift performs onstage during the 36th Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on October 30, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Taylor Swift performs onstage during the 36th Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on October 30, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame )

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The musician will be going on ‘The Eras Tour’ next year from March 17 and the tour’s first performance will be held in Glendale, Arizona. On the other hand, the tour’s last show will take place at the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Los Angeles.

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