POPSUGAR Celebrity

Surprise — It's Taylor Swift's Birthday!

Dec 13 2015 - 8:30am

Taylor Swift [1] is turning 26 on Sunday! It's already been a big year for the singer [2], who released her album 1989 to critical acclaim and was recently nominated for seven Grammys. She's garnered lots of attention and success since the release of her debut album in 2006 and has won countless Grammys, American Music Awards, and CMAs — not to mention charting 60 entries on the Billboard Hot 100. Since Taylor tends to seem genuinely shocked and excited to receive accolades from peers and praise from her fans [3], we've rounded up over 40 of her most jaw-dropping moments in celebration. Keep reading to see them all now.

Taylor looked surprised while accepting a People's Choice Award in January 2011.

She was surprised to have her photo taken while sitting with BFF Karlie Kloss at the American Music Awards in November 2014.

She made a face on the red carpet at the AMAs in November 2012.

Taylor celebrated her award win with Ryan Seacrest [4] at the ACMs in April 2011.

She gave her best, "Who, me?" pose during the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2013.

Much like the rest of us, Taylor was shocked by Kanye West [5]'s announcement that he'd be running for president during his VMAs acceptance speech in August 2015.

She took photos with her fans while arriving at the ARIA Awards in November 2012.

Taylor was honored at the CMT Artists of the Year event in November 2011.

She expressed her happiness on the red carpet at the Grammys in February 2012.

She wasn't expecting to be presented with an award by Michelle Obama at the Kids' Choice Awards in March 2012.

Taylor showed her shock while accepting a CMT award in April 2007.

Taylor put on a surprised face on the runway at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in London in December 2014.

She celebrated her Country Music Award win in November 2007.

Taylor greeted fans outside of Good Morning America in October 2011.

Taylor's bounty of American Music Awards sure did surprise her in November 2013.

She received an award for her songwriting in May 2009.

Taylor posed near a Grammy statue at the nomination announcements in December 2007.

She appeared on TRL in February 2008.

Taylor posed in the press room at the CMA Awards in November 2011.

She took the stage to accept a Grammy in January 2010.

She was surprised to receive an Academy of Country Music award in April 2012.

She had a jaw-dropping moment at the ACMs in April 2011.

Taylor attended the Elie Saab runway show during Paris Fashion Week in February 2012.

She took a surprised selfie with Demi Lovato at the MTV VMAs in August 2014.

She was more than a little shocked to have received so many Billboard Music Awards at the ceremony in May 2013.

Taylor took pictures of her fans while performing on the Today show in October 2010.

She showed her appreciation for fans while appearing on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno [6] in February 2012.

She posed backstage with her MTV EMA trophy in November 2012.

Taylor held on to her American Music Award while backstage at the event in November 2011.

She had a shocked facial expression while attending the Winter Whites Gala with Prince William in November 2013.

She waved to fans during the CMA Music Festival in June 2008.

Taylor was thrilled to be presented with the album of the year award by John Legend [7] at the Grammys in January 2010.

She was shocked upon winning an award at the CMAs in November 2009.

She was surprised to run into Lena Dunham at the Grammys in February 2013.

Taylor struck a surprised pose while celebrating her People's Choice Award win in January 2013.

She celebrated her Grammy win backstage in the press room in February 2012.

Taylor posed for portraits at the American Music Awards in November 2010.

She accepted her Choice Female Artist award at the Teen Choice Awards in August 2011.

She was grateful to receive a standing ovation at the Grammys in February 2012.

Taylor hung backstage with LL Cool J and Adam Levine at the Grammy Nominations Concert in December 2012.

She covered her face while accepting her album of the year award at the Academy of Country Music Awards in April 2009.

She was shocked to win an award at the MTV EMAs in November 2012.

Taylor looked shocked at the number of fans that greeted her at the Brit Awards in London back in February 2013.

Her surprised face hit the stage at the Jingle Ball in LA in December 2014.

Taylor showed her excitement while picking up the Billboard chart achievement award in May 2015.

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