The tweet that changed Taylor Swift's life and music career forever

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Taylor Swift's music career could have taken a vastly different path if it arguably wasn't for one pivotal tweet. The game-changing post came from American Idol star Kelly Clarkson, seemingly altering the trajectory of the 'Fortnight' singer's life.

In 2019, celebrity manager Scooter Braun, alongside record executive Scott Borchetta, seized control of all Taylor's masters when they acquired her record label. This left her without ownership of her own songs.

In a heart-wrenching tweet, Taylor confided in fans, saying: "Don't know what else to do." Many stars rallied behind Taylor, with the likes of Selena Gomez, Gigi Hadid, Camila Cabello, and Halsey lending their support.

But it was one superstar's declaration that proved transformational. Kelly Clarkson made a suggestion via X, previously known as Twitter, on July 13.

And it seemingly captured Taylor's attention. Kelly's post read: "Just a thought, U should go in and re-record all the songs that U don't own the masters on exactly how U did them."

"But put brand new art and some kind of incentive so fans will no longer buy the old versions. I'd buy all of the new versions just to prove a point", Wales Online reports.

Taylor then went ahead and created 'Taylor's version' of her past albums - from Red and 1989 to Speak Now and Fearless. Each of Taylor's re-recorded albums comes with its own 'From The Vault' bonus tracks.

She has collaborated with a range of artists on these albums, such as Fall Out Boy and Phoebe Bridgers.

the creation of Taylor's re-recorded albums is likely the process that inspired Taylor to embark on the Eras Tour. The tour, which celebrates all of her albums, is already more than halfway through and has become the highest-grossing tour of all time, making Taylor a billionaire.

Kelly recently shared that Taylor sends her flowers every time she releases a new re-recording as a token of gratitude. The two remaining albums for Taylor to re-record are her debut album and Reputation.