Taylor Swift Biography

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is an American singer-songwriter born on December 13, 1989, in West Reading, Pennsylvania. Her father, Scott Swift, is a stockbroker. With her numerous Grammy Awards wins, Taylor Swift is every teenager’s dream. Born in a small town, she changed the way the current generation perceived country music.

Taylor Swift

Who Is Taylor Swift? 

Taylor Swift was earning renown as a country music singer by the age of 16 with hits like “Love Story” and “You Belong With Me” appealed to country and pop fans alike and helped fuel the multi-platinum success of her albums, including the Grammy-winning Fearless (2008). 

Quick Facts on Taylor Swift

Nick Name: Swifty, T-Swizzle

Also Known As: Taylor Alison Swift

Age: 32 Years, 32-Year-Old Females

Family:

Father: Scott Kingsley Swift

Mother: Andrea Finlay

Siblings: Austin Swift

Born Country: United States

Height: 5’11” (180 cm), 5’11” Females

Ancestry: German American, Italian American

Personality: ESFJ

U.S. State: Pennsylvania

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Childhood & Early life

Taylor Alison Swift was born on December 13, 1989, in Reading, Pennsylvania to Andrea Gardner Swift and Scott Kingsley Swift. She spent her early years on her family’s Christmas tree farm in nearby Wyomissing. She attended Alvernia Montessori School. Taylor and Austin used to attend Bible classes as their parents were Presbyterian Church goers. Her grandmother had been a professional opera singer, and Swift soon followed in her musical footsteps.

By the age of 10, Swift was singing at a variety of local events, including fairs and contests. She sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” at a Philadelphia 76ers basketball game at the age of 11, and began writing her own songs and learning guitar at 12 years old.

In school, she won a national poetry competition by submitting a poem called “Monster in My Closet”. It is her gift for poetry that helped her in songwriting. The first song she wrote was “Lucky You”.

She signed up with RCA Records and began flying from Nashville to Pennsylvania before her father took a transfer to Nashville to assist his daughter’s blossoming career. There she enlisted in‘Aron Academy and was home-schooled.

A Budding Artist

In 2005, she performed at the ‘Bluebird Café’, where she impressed Scott Borchetta, then a DreamWorks Records executive looking to manage his own production label and he signed her immediately.

In October 2006 she released her first album titled ‘Taylor Swift’. Her album occupied the number five spot on the billboard and her songs ran for over 157 weeks.

The following year, she released her holiday album, which was titled ‘Sounds of the Season: The Taylor Swift Holiday collection’. And while she continued to open for legendary artists, she continued to promote her debut album as well.

Breaking Music Records

After her initial hits, she recorded the album Fearless, which was released with her single “Love Story” in 2008. It climbed the billboard at no. 4 with “You Belong with Me” at no.2 on the charts.

‘Billboard 200’ announced it as the number one selling album of the year in 2009. The music video was also named ‘Best Female Music Video’ on MTV. That year she was also named ‘Artist of the Year’ for her album.

Swift joined hands with several artists like John Mayer, Kellie Pickler etc releasing singles that continued to rock the music charts including “Today is a Fairytale” a single of the ‘Valentine’s Day Soundtrack.

She made her first venture as an actor in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, where she played a rebellious teenager. She hosted ‘Saturday Night Live’- the only star to write her own monologue, and ‘Entertainment Weekly. She made her film debut in the movie ‘Valentine’s Day in 2009.

She became the youngest ever to win the Grammy Award for ‘Album of the Year. She received awards for ‘Best Country Album’, ‘Best Country Song’, and ‘Best Female Country Vocal Performance.

Success Journey

  • After the release of the critically acclaimed album ‘1989’, in 2014, she became the first female to have three consecutive albums selling over 1 million copies.
  • In 2012, with her new album ‘Red’, Taylor Swift showed her fans and critics that she wasn’t simply a country artist. The album featured various genres such as dance-pop, heartland rock and dubstep tracks, which received great feedback.
  • Her ‘1989 World tour’ grossed over 250 million dollars, which is her highest collection.
  • She soon became the ambassador of big brands such as Cover Girl, Sony Electronics, and Diet Coke. She soon became a brand herself and launched her own line of perfumes.
  • In 2017, she released her sixth album, ‘Reputation’. The album debuted at #1 on Billboard 200 and Taylor Swift became the first person to have four albums sell one million copies within one week in the U.S.
  • In 2019, she released her seventh studio album, ‘Lover’. It sold more than 500,000 copies in one week in the U.S and was Taylor’s sixth album to achieve this feat.
  • In 2020, Taylor Swift released two albums; ‘Folklore’ and ‘Evermore’.
  • In 2021, at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, she won the ‘Album of the Year’ for her album ‘Folklore’ and became the first woman in history to win the award three times.

Taylor Swift Awards

Primetime Emmy Awards

2015Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media – Original Interactive ProgramWinner

People’s Choice Awards

2015Favorite Female ArtistWinner
2015Favorite Pop ArtistWinner
2015Favorite SongWinner
2014Favorite Country ArtistWinner
2013Favorite Country ArtistWinner
2011Favorite Country ArtistWinner

Personal Life & Legacy

Taylor’s role model has been her grandmother, Majorie Finlay, an opera singer who made a name for herself as the best of her time. It is listening to the grandmother sing that inculcated a love for music in her.

The gorgeous pop star has had several affairs with famous celebrities, and none have been hidden from the spotlight. She first dated Joe Jonas of The Jonas Brothers in 2008, but the relationship ended with Joe falling for Camilla Belle.

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