6 stars who owe their careers to Taylor Swift

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LAS VEGAS - MAY 13: Musician Taylor Swift performs onstage during the rehearsals for the 42nd Academy of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 13, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS - MAY 15: ***EXCLUSIVE/MINIMUM PRICING*** Singer/songwriter Taylor Swift performs onstage during the 42nd Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards All-Star Jam held at the MGM Grand Conference Center on May 15, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/ACMA/Getty Images for ACMA)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 07: Singer Taylor Swift poses with the 'Horizon Award' onstage at the 41st Annual CMA Awards at the Sommet Center on November 7, 2007 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 07: Singer/songwriter Taylor Swift receives award on stage at the 41st Annual CMA Awards at the Sommet Center on November 7, 2007 in Nashville TN. (Photo by Rick Diamond/WireImage)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 28: Singer Taylor Swift attends the 75th annual Rockefeller Center tree lighting ceremony November 28, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Country singer Taylor Swift arrives to the 'Verizon Wireless & People Magazine's Pre-Grammy Party' at Avalon Hollywood on February 8, 2008 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 14: Musician Taylor Swift attends the 2008 CMT Music Awards at Curb Event Center at Belmont University on April 14, 2008 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/WireImage)
Singer Taylor Swift arrives at Hollywood Life Magazine’s 10th Annual Young Hollywood Awards at the Avalon on April 27, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)
NEW YORK - MAY 05: Musician Taylor Swift departs from the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala, Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy, held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS - MAY 18: Singer/songwriter Taylor Swift arrives at the 43rd annual Academy Of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS - MAY 18: Singer/songwriter Taylor Swift arrives at the 43rd annual Academy Of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS - MAY 17: Recording Artist Taylor Swift performs during the Academy of Country Music New Artists' Party for a Cause show at the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino on May 17, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JUNE 16: (U.S. TABS OUT) Musician Taylor Swift appears onstage during MTV's Total Request Live on June 16, 2008 at the MTV Times Square Studios in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JUNE 16: (U.S. TABS OUT) Musician Taylor Swift performs onstage during MTV's Total Request Live on June 16, 2008 at the MTV Times Square Studios in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)
(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) Singer Taylor Swift is photographed behind the scenes at Us Weekly's cover shoot on September 24, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 10: Country musician Taylor Swift visits 'Late Show with David Letterman' at the Ed Sullivan Theater November 10, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Jeffrey Ufberg/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 12: Musician Taylor Swift attends the 42nd Annual CMA Awards at the Sommet Center on November 12, 2008 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jemal Countess/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Singer Taylor Swift arrives at the 2008 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 23, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Taylor Swift . during 51st Annual GRAMMY Awards - Salute To Icons: Clive Davis - Arrivals at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, CA, United States. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Singer Taylor Swift arrives at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on February 8, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 11: Taylor Swift attends the Sydney premiere of '17 Again' at Hoyts Cinema at the Entertainment Quarter on March 11, 2009 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Gaye Gerard/Getty Images)
LONDON - FEBRUARY 18: Taylor Swift arrives at the BRIT Awards 2009 at Earls Court on February 18, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
Singer Taylor Swift arrives at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards Arrivals at the MGM Grand Arena on April 5, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD - APRIL 02: Singer Taylor Swift arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere 'Hannah Montana: The Movie' at the El Capitan Theatre on April 2, 2009 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Barry King/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS - APRIL 05: Music artist Taylor Swift accepts the Crystal Milestone Award during the 44th annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena April 5, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS - APRIL 06: ***EXCLUSIVE*** Singer Taylor Swift poses backstage during the 44th annual Academy Of Country Music Awards' Artist of the Decade held at the MGM Grand on April 6, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rick Diamond/ACM2009/Getty Images for ACM)
NEW YORK - MAY 29: Singer Taylor Swift performs on NBC's 'Today' at Rockefeller Center on May 29, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
ENTERPRISE, AL - JUNE 04: Singer/Songwriter Taylor Swift performs at the 2009 BamaJam Music and Arts Festival on June 4, 2009 in Enterprise, Alabama. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 16: Singer/songwriter Taylor Swift attends the 2009 CMT Music Awards at the Sommet Center on June 16, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 23: Taylor Swift sighting on August 23, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Sylvia Linares/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: Musician Taylor Swift attends the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on September 13, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 23: Taylor Swift performs on ABC's 'Good Morning America' at ABC Studios on October 23, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 23: Singer Taylor Swift arrives to 'Late Show with David Letterman' at Ed Sullivan Theater on October 23, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jeffrey Ufberg/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 01: Taylor Swift performs during the 46th annual CMA awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 1, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 01: Recording Artist Taylor Swift attends the 46th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 1, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 11: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Singer Taylor Swift attends the MTV EMA's 2012 at Festhalle Frankfurt on November 11, 2012 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Dave Hogan/MTV 2012/Getty Images for MTV)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 07: Taylor Swift seen at her hotel on November 7, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/FilmMagic)
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 11: Taylor Swift performs onstage during the MTV EMA's 2012 at Festhalle Frankfurt on November 11, 2012 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Taylor Swift and her girlfriend Selena Gomez are seen on November 17, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 15: Taylor Swift onstage at FOX's 'The X Factor' Season 2 Top 11 to 10 Live Elimination Show on November 15, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Taylor Swift is seen on November 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Musician Taylor Swift attends the 40th American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Singer Taylor Swift performs onstage at the 40th American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alexandra Wyman/AMA2012/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Singer Taylor Swift performs onstage during the 40th American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/AMA2012/Getty Images for AMA)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 29: Taylor Swift arrives at the 26th Annual ARIA Awards 2012 at the Sydney Entertainment Centre on November 29, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Caroline McCredie/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 01: Musician Taylor Swift performs onstage during KIIS FM's 2012 Jingle Ball at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on December 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: Actress Taylor Swift attends the 2013 People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: Singer Taylor Swift arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 24: Taylor Swift arrives to '40 Principales Awards' 2012 at the Palacio de Deportes on January 24, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Fotonoticias/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Singer Taylor Swift arrives at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Taylor Swift performs onstage during the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 20: Taylor Swift attends the Brit Awards at 02 Arena on February 20, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 27: (Exclusive Coverage) Taylor Swift performs on stage at the Prudential Center on March 27, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. Seven-time GRAMMY winner Taylor Swift plays 3 sold-out NY area shows at the Prudential Center this week on The RED Tour. Taylor plays electric guitar, banjo, piano and acoustic guitar and changes costumes 10 times over the course of the evening. The North American portion of The RED Tour will play 66 shows (including 13 stadium stops) in 47 cities in 29 states and 3 provinces spanning 6 months in 2013. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/TAS/Getty Images for TAS)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 27: Taylor Swift sighting on March 27, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 25: Recording artist Taylor Swift attends the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons honoring Lucian Grainge at The Beverly Hilton on January 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 20: Taylor Swift and Jaime King are seen as they arrive for lunch in Beverly Hills on January 20, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GONZALO/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 19: Taylor Swift is seen as she goes shopping on January 19, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GONZALO/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 26: Recording artist Taylor Swift attends the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 23: Taylor Swift is seen on February 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Taylor Swift seen at LAX airport on February 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 25: Taylor Swift is seen in the West Village on March 25, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 26: Taylor Swift is seen on March 26, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ignat/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 06: Singer/songwriter Taylor Swift attends the 49th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 03: Model Karlie Kloss and singer Taylor Swift are seen coming out of Tracy Anderson 'GYM' in tribeca on April 3, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 03: Model Karlie Kloss and Taylor Swift iare seen walking in Soho on April 3, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 09: Taylor Swift is seen in the Meatpacking District on April 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 22: Singer Taylor Swift seen on the streets of Manhattan on April 22, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 16: Singer Taylor Swift is seen in Soho on April 16, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 15: Singer Taylor Swift is seen in Soho on April 15, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NARITA, JAPAN - MAY 31: Taylor Swift is seen upon arrival at Narita International Airport on May 31, 2014 in Narita, Japan. (Photo by Jun Sato/GC Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - MAY 30: (CHINA OUT) Taylor Swift performs on the stage in concert at Mercedes-Benz Arena on May 30, 2014 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 14: Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss are seen in Tribeca on July 14, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 22: Taylor Swift is seen in the East Village on July 22, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 10: Recording artist Taylor Swift attends FOX's 2014 Teen Choice Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on August 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 27: The wax figure of singer Taylor Swift is unveiled at Madame Tussauds Hollywood on October 27, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
Taylor Swift arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Taylor Swift attends the world premiere of "The Giver" at the Ziegfeld Theatre on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 11: Taylor Swift leaving her apartment with her white cat Olivia Benson in New York, New York on July 11, 2014. Photo Credit: mpi67 / MediaPunch/IPX
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 11: Taylor Swift with her mother Andrea Swift and father Scott Swift in New York, New York on July 11, 2014. Photo Credit: mpi67 / MediaPunch/IPX
Taylor Swift attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" on Monday, May 5, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Taylor Swift arrives at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Taylor Swift poses backstage with the awards for favorite album - country for "Red", favorite female artist - pop/rock, favorite female artist - country, and artist of the year at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Singer Taylor Swift performs on the runway during the 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the 69th Regiment Armory on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Taylor Swift arrives at the 47th annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 24: Singer Taylor Swift performs onstage during CBS Radio's We Can Survive at the Hollywood Bowl (presented by 5 Hour Energy) on October 24, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for CBS Radio Inc.)
Recording artist Taylor Swift arrives at the premiere of "Romeo and Juliet" at the ArcLight on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
Taylor Swift poses backstage with the award for Best Female Video for "I Knew You Were Trouble" at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Taylor Swift during 42nd Academy of Country Music Awards - Arrivals at MGM Grand Hotel and Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 06: Singer Taylor Swift is seen in Soho on August 6, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 30: Singer Taylor Swift is seen on July 30, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by XPX/Star Max/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 10: Singer Taylor Swift arrives at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on August 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Taylor Swift arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
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Taylor Swift gets things done. Seriously.

Not only has this 25-year-old grown from an aspiring country teen starlet to a global pop phenomenon, she's taken plenty of her nearest and dearest along for the ride.

Earlier this week, Kendrick Lamar became the latest star to achieve a new career high thanks to Swift's star-power. Now ET takes a look back at six stars who have scored major boosts from Ms. Swift over the years.

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Kendrick Lamar:

Let's just call this: adding fuel to the fire.

Months after Lamar earned his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, Swift enlisted the rapper's talents for her buzzed-about "Bad Blood" video debut. Along with a laundry list of Swift's gal pals, Lamar provided the video's lone Y-chromosome and contributed not one, but two new verses to the revenge anthem.

Long story short: The single skyrocketed to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, marking Lamar's first ever chart-topping hit.

And not to discredit his own album's success, but Swift did boldly name drop him in her September 2014 Rolling Stone cover story. Five months later, after a series of back-and-forth social media exchanges and fun lip-sync videos, Lamar has his first No. 1 album. We're just saying!

WATCH: Taylor Swift Finally Drops Star-Studded 'Bad Blood' Music Video

Nicki Minaj:

When Swift and Minaj were named Woman of the Year and Rising Star of the Year, respectively, at the 2011 Billboard Women in Music Awards, they were more closely linked than some might imagine. In fact, during a tearful acceptance speech, Minaj credited Swift with the stratospheric success of her crossover hit, "Super Bass."

"First I saw a radio interview, and they asked her what song she liked and she said, 'Can it be a song that didn't come out yet?' and she started rapping 'Super Bass,'" Minaj recalled. "Then she tweeted that she liked 'Super Bass' and then all of her fans who had never heard about Nicki Minaj went and purchased it. After Taylor tweeted that, 'Super Bass' climbed up 80-something spots the same day on iTunes."

Swift not only tweeted about the song -- that same year, she invited Minaj to join her on-stage during a high-profile performance at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, where they turned "Super Bass" into a crowd-pleasing duet. "Taylor started this 'Super Bass' frenzy, and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart," Minaj said on stage.

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Ed Sheeran:

The charming Brit was well on his way to superstardom (Hello! He counts Elton John and Paul McCartney among his famous fans) when he and Swift wrote the Red single "Everything Has Changed." And then, just like that, everything did change.

Sure, Sheeran's 2011 debut album + featured hit singles like "The A Team" and "Lego House," and was certified 6x Platinum in his native UK, but it was his opening slot on Swift's Red tour that truly certified Sheeran as a global phenomenon.

The following year, Sheeran scored his first No. 1 album in the U.S. with x -- which had been mostly written and recorded during his stint on the Red tour. Now, he's headlining his own arena shows with tour dates in Asia, Europe, North America, South America and Australia, performing show-stopping renditions of his new hits, "Sing," "Don't," "Thinking Out Loud," and "Bloodstream" among them.

WATCH: Ed Sheeran Has His Eye on Taylor Swift's Music Crown

Hunter Hayes:

Even before releasing his debut album, Hayes snagged an opening slot on 10 of Swift's Speak Now World Tour dates in the summer of 2011.

So, was Swift responsible for the massive success of what would become Hayes breakout single, "Wanted"? Probably not (entirely). But hey, she did give him one heck of an audience. According to Billboard, Speak Now brought in 1,356,720 attendees over the course of 89 shows. (That's an average of 15 thousand fans per show!)

WATCH: Hunter Hayes Adorably Freaks Out Over Performing With an Icon

Shawn Mendes:

Mendes made a name for himself the new-school way -- no, not on YouTube, that is soooo 2007 Justin Bieber -- on Vine. The six-second video platform was enough to land Mendes a major label deal in 2014. His debut single "Life of the Party" was successful, sure, but didn't quite crack the Billboard Hot 100's Top 20.

Come November, Swift sprinkled her fairy dust on Mendes and Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy, tapping both to open for her on the 1989 Take Over the World Tour. In a bit of perfect timing, Mendes' first full-length album Handwritten debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 just before Swift kicked off her 1989 tour. (And, to be fair, his previously-released EP did hit No. 1 on iTunes in 37 minutes last summer.)

Did Swift use her social media prowess to snag a rising superstar in the making? Perhaps, (and we'd expect nothing less from her) but as Mendes said himself: "Taylor Swift to me is the coolest tour I could possibly be on ever. You can't really beat that tour so that was the biggest news," he told MTV. "It's almost like as a kid when you try out for a rec soccer team or hockey team and you get the call like you made the team. I had that same exact feeling."

WATCH: Shawn Mendes on His Crazy Fans and Celeb Crush

Last but not least, The Girlfriends:

For an artist that has pushed boundaries and championed for feminism, we were surprised to find so few females emerge for this list. Unless, of course, one counts Swift's ever-growing gaggle of girlfriends.

We could argue that simply befriending Swift is its own form of career success. A shout-out on Swift's social media could mean thousands of new followers, while a night out on the town with her almost always translates to free publicity. (Or, for some, a role in her new music video and a front row seat at the Billboard Music Awards.)

By those standards, shall we add a few more to the list? For starters, Hailee Steinfeld, Karlie Kloss, Cara Delevigne, Selena Gomez, Lorde, Lena Dunham, HAIM, Lily Aldridge, and Fifth Harmony's Camila Cabello, to name a few.

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And let's not forgot about Swift's "long list of ex-lovers" -- Joe Jonas, Taylor Lautner, Harry Styles and Jake Gyllenhaal among them. As for her current lover, get the latest on Swift's date night with Calvin Harris in the video below.

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