Ten years ago Monday, Taylor Swift released her self-titled debut album at just 16 years old. Five chart-topping albums, four world tours, and 10 Grammy awards later, the 26-year-old is a pop icon.
In honor of the album’s 10th anniversary and Swift’s transition into super stardom, the singer posted a photo of herself that was taken when she was a teenager, along with a caption thanking her over 92 million Instagram followers for their support.
“10 years ago today, my first album came out,” she wrote. “I couldn’t be more grateful today, thinking back on how much fun we’ve had and how you’ve encouraged me to change and grow. It’s been such an adventure, guys. Thank you for all of it.”
Taylor Swift featured the hit singles “Tim McGraw,” “Teardrops on My Guitar,” “Our Song” and “Picture to Burn,” most of which were written during the singer’s freshman year of high school.
Following the album’s release, Swift was nominated for New Female Vocalist of the Year at the 2007 Academy of Country Music Awards and Favorite Country Female Artist at the 2007 American Music Awards.