06/11/2014 08:55 GMT | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Taylor Swift As You've Never Seen Her Before

Taylor Swift is having a good week.

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 28: Taylor Swift is seen on October 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by XPX/Star Max/GC Images)

The 24-year-old singer's new album 1989 is number one and as predicted, it has become one of the fastest-selling in music history. (Forbes reports the exact week one sales figure is a staggering 1.287 million copies. Wow.)

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To mark this momentous moment in her career, Taylor shared this flashback photo of herself during her "braids phase" in 2002:

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