Taylor Alison Swift (born December 13, 1989) is an American singer-songwriter. One of the world’s leading contemporary recording artists, she is known for narrative songs about her personal life, which have received widespread media coverage.
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.
Her father, Scott Kingsley Swift, was a financial advisor, and her mother, Andrea Gardner Swift (néeFinlay), was a homemaker who had previously worked as a mutual fund marketing executive
She released her first single, “Tim McGraw,” in 2006, and the song became a Top 10 hit on the country charts. It also appeared on her self-titled debut album in October of that same year, which went on to sell more than 5 million copies.
Swift’s second studio album, Fearless, was released on November 11, 2008.The lead single, “Love Story”, was released in September 2008. It peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one in Australia.
Swift made her acting debut in a 2009 episode of CBS’s CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, playing a rebellious teenager.
Speak Now, released on October 25, 2010,] was a commercial success, debuting at number one on the Billboard 200, and becoming the 16th album to achieve opening week sales of one million copies.
Red was released on October 22, 2012,The album was a critical and commercial success,and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 1.21 million copies and made Swift the first female to have two million-selling album openings.
1989 sold 1.28 million copies in the US during the first week of release and debuted atop the Billboard 200—this made Swift the first act to have three albums sell more than one million copies in their opening release week, for which she earned a Guinness World Record.
- Taylor Swift (2006)
- Fearless (2008)
- Speak Now (2010)
- Red (2012)
- 1989 (2014)
- Reputation (2017)
2007 : New Female Vocalist of the Year
2008 : Artist of the Year
2009 : Album of the Year (Fearless)
2011: Entertainer of the Year
2012: Entertainer of the Year
2013: Favorite Country Album (Red)
2014 : Dick Clark Award for Excellence
2015 : Favorite Pop/Rock Album (1989)
2015 : 50th Anniversary Milestone Award
2015 : Award-Winning Songs (Shake It Off)
2016 : Award-Winning Songs (Blank Space)
2017 : Highest Annual Earnings Ever For A Female Pop Star
Swift was dating Joe Jonas from the popular musical group The Jonas Brothers.
Swift was then romantically linked to actor Taylor Lautner, one of the stars of the successful Twilight saga. The pair reportedly met while filming Swift’s big screen debut Valentine’s Day, which hit theaters in February 2010.Unfortunately, the couple didn’t make it long enough.
Swift then dated singer John Mayer for a brief period, which ended on bad terms when she wrote the tell-all song “Dear John” about the womanizer.
From there, Swift was romantically linked to Glee starCory Monteith and Jake Gyllenhaal in 2010, and Conor Kennedy—son of Robert F. Kennedy Jr.—in 2012.
In 2015, Swift dated Calvin Harris, a music producer, DJ and singer, though the couple reportedly broke up in June 2016. Shortly thereafter, Swift began dating actor Tom Hiddleston, but the couple split three months later.