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How ‘Fearless’ and the Infamous 2009 VMA Moment Shaped Taylor Swift’s Career

Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard reflect on Taylor Swift’s second album, the significance of her choosing to re-record it, Taylor’s transition to pop, and more

2009 MTV Video Music Awards - Show Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic


It’s time to talk about Fearless, which means it’s time to talk about the infamous 2009 VMA moment when Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift on stage. Nathan and Nora talk about how that moment impacted her career and music, how Fearless represents Taylor’s first step away from country and into pop, and the significance of her choosing to re-record this album.

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