Fearless (Taylor Swift album)

Fearless
The cover artwork of Taylor Swift's 2008 album Fearless, showing Swift's side profile with blonde curly hair. An action shot, her hair appears to burst outwards.
Standard North American cover
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 11, 2008 (2008-11-11)
Recorded2007–2008
Studio
  • Blackbird
  • Fool on the Hill
  • Quad
  • Sound Cottage
  • Sound Emporium
  • Starstruck (Nashville)
  • Sound Kitchen (Franklin)
GenreCountry pop
Length53:41
Label
Producer
Taylor Swift chronology
Beautiful Eyes
(2008)
Fearless
(2008)
Speak Now
(2010)
International edition cover
Singles from Fearless
  1. "Love Story"
    Released: September 15, 2008
  2. "White Horse"
    Released: December 8, 2008
  3. "You Belong with Me"
    Released: April 20, 2009
  4. "Fifteen"
    Released: August 31, 2009
  5. "Fearless"
    Released: January 4, 2010

Fearless is the second studio album by the American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. Under Big Machine Records imprint, it was released in the U.S. and Canada on November 11, 2008, and elsewhere on March 9, 2009. Written predominantly by Swift while she was promoting her 2006 self-titled debut album in 2007–2008, Fearless features additional songwriting credits from Liz Rose, Hillary Lindsey, Colbie Caillat, and John Rich. Swift wrote seven of the standard edition's 13 tracks by herself and, in her debut as a record producer, co-produced the album with Nathan Chapman.

Fearless is a country pop album whose composition incorporates country-associated instruments such as banjos, fiddles, mandolins, and acoustic guitars, that intertwine with dynamic electric guitars and strings. Music critics found the album to feature a crossover appeal brought by the influences of different styles of pop, folk, and rock. Inspired by Swift's teenage feelings, the lyrics explore themes of romance, heartache, and aspirations. The album's title refers to the overarching theme of all of its tracks, as they altogether depict Swift's courage to embrace the challenges of love.

After the release of Fearless, Swift embarked on the Fearless Tour, which ran from April 2009 to July 2010. The album was supported by five singles, including "Love Story" and "You Belong with Me", which performed well and set records on both country and pop radio. In the U.S., Fearless spent 11 weeks atop the Billboard 200 and was certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). It peaked in the top five of albums charts and received multi-platinum certifications in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the U.K., and has sold 12 million copies worldwide.

Music critics lauded Swift's songwriting for offering radio-friendly tunes and an emotional engagement that appealed to not only teenagers but also a broad audience, although some deemed the production formulaic. The most-awarded country album of all time, Fearless won Album of the Year at both the Country Music Association Awards and the Academy of Country Music Awards in 2009, and it won Album of the Year and Best Country Album at the Grammy Awards in 2010. The album featured on Rolling Stone's 2022 list of the 100 Greatest Country Albums of All Time. Following the 2019 dispute regarding the ownership of Swift's back catalog, she released a re-recording, Fearless (Taylor's Version), on April 9, 2021.


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