Taylor Swift may have earned $170 million in 2016, in large part due to her massive ‘1989 World Tour.’
After she finished touring, she said she was taking time off because she thought people were sick of her.
Well, she herself didn’t put out an album or even a single in 2016, but she wrote a few songs, and they skyrocketed to #1.
Calvin Harris and Rihanna released “This Is What You Came For,” after Taylor and Calvin had their very public break up.
Taylor did not want her name on the record, so she added a pseudonym Nils Sjoberg. It was later revealed that Taylor wrote the song and then all hell broke loose.
Fast forward 3 months, and Little Big Town release a song called “Better Man” which upon realizing Taylor wrote it, people assumed it was written about Calvin Harris.
Off Little Big Town’s CMA performance, the song shot to #1 on iTunes and with that kind of selling power, it won’t be long before it hits #1 on the country charts.
So, Taylor Swift, without even putting out an album, has had 2 songs hit the top of the charts. Not bad for being on a hiatus.