It has been 13 years since Taylor Swift released her self-titled album, "Taylor Swift", and since it is her lucky number, her Swifties have assembled to hold a Twitter party for her using #13YearsOfTaylorSwift!
On October 24, 2006, the "Teardrops on My Guitar" singer introduced her first studio album which had five tracks she composed when she was still a freshman in high school. What made her first album more special was that all the tracks included in the album were either platinum or multi-platinum certified by the Recording Industry Association of America. The first song "Tim McGraw" bagged a spot for 35 consecutive weeks at the Billboard Hot Country Songs list. The other songs were "Teardrops On My Guitar" (3 times Platinum Certified by RIAA), "Our Song" (4 times Platinum Certified), "Picture to Burn" (2 times Platinum Certified), and "Should've Said No" (Platinum Certified).
For thirteen years, the number 13 became the singer's lucky number. The "Shake It Off" singer already lost count of how many instances she saw the number and she knew something good would happen. Before going to stage, Swift had a habit of writing the number on her right hand because, according to her, a positive scenario would take place. Even her motor home's door and drums' head have number 13 on it.
In an interview with NBC Dateline in 2009, she revealed one by one the reasons why and how number 13 brought luck and blessings to her ever since she set foot on stage.
1. Taylor Swift's Birthday
The "I Knew You Were Trouble" songstress was born on December 13, 1989, in Reading, Pennsylvania. Taylor Alison Swift's name came from singer-songwriter James Taylor's name. She was also the firstborn child of Scott Kingsley Smith and Andrea Gardner Swift before her younger brother, Austin, who is also making his name in American movies.
2. 13th Birthday
Swift celebrated her 13th birthday on Friday the 13th in December 2002. Far from the beliefs, Friday the 13th became her lucky day, as well. Swifties said that everyone would be unlucky during the Friday the 13th unless you were born as the great Taylor Swift. What a lucky goddess!
3. Taylor's first song "Timmy McGraw"
Incidentally, the intro of "Timmy McGraw" (which was the first song of her first album "Taylor Swift") had a 13-second intro. People started to check the song out to prove if it really had a rest of 13 seconds, and it really had!
4. The 13th Seat
She added that every time she won an award, she was either seated on the 13th seat, 13th row, 13th section, or seat "M" (which is the 13th letter of the alphabet. People do not know what awards exactly she was referring to, but they were maybe from the Grammy, Billboard Music Award, MTV, or maybe in all award ceremonies she attended to!
"Basically, whenever a 13 comes up in my life it's a good thing," she went on.
Maybe 13 Became Unlucky Once
Blue Sphere, a clothing company that owned the trademark "Lucky 13" since 1993, filed a lawsuit against the singer for allegedly using their trademark when she released her own shirts line with "Lucky 13" written on them in March 2012.
Per Hollywood Reporter, Swift ended the legal dispute by complying with the terms of the settlement and they remained confidential up until this day.