Taylor Swift Turns 26: What a Year It Has Been!

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Taylor Swift turns 26 years old today.

And it may not be a stretch to say no human in the history of the world has enjoyed a 25th year of existence as successful as that of this global superstar.

Taylor Swift Looks Proud

So, before Taylor embarks on what we're sure will be another headline-making, money-generating 12 months, let's take a look back at the previous year in the life of this singing sensation.

It all started toward the end of 2014, when Swift released her first pop album "1989."

A short while later, in promotion of the record, Taylor brought her sexy side to the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show:

After finding success with music videos for "Shake It Off" and "Blank Space," Swift then took things up a couple dozen notches with the "Bad Blood."

Its video featured pretty much every famous female in Hollywood (except for Katy Perry, natch):

With her professional career at an apex, Swift also managed to finally find love in her personal life.

They haven't been especially open about their relationship, but Taylor and Calvin Harris are very clearly in love:

Swift, meanwhile, spent most of 2015 on tour... but she was never alone.

The singer made news almost everywhere she went, thanks to the never-ending parade of celebrities who joined her on stage at various locations:

And where did such a year get Taylor?

Only above Beyonce and Kim Kardashian to become the most-followed person on Instagram.

Here's a look at what her 58 million-plus fans see on a daily basis via her account:

Oh, and did you know Taylor Swift even started a fashion line this year?

All of this is meant to say... WOW

Taylor Swift did all of the above at 25 years old. What could she possibly have in store for an encore?

We can't wait to find out.

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