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Celebrity Biography - Taylor Swift

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Taylor Swift (Singer / Songwriter)


Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer and songwriter who was born in West Reading, Pennsylvania but moved to Hendersonville, Tennessee at the age of 13 to pursue a career in country music in nearby Nashville.

About Taylor Swift:

  • Full Name: Taylor Alison Swift
  • Nick Name: Swifty, Aly, Tails, T Tayter Tot, TayTay, T-Swift, T-Swizzle, Taffy, and Tay
  • Date of Birth: December 13, 1989
  • Birth Place:  West Reading, Pennsylvania, U.S.
  • Height: 1.8 Meter
  • Celebrity Category:  Singer
  • Profession: American Singer and Song Writer
  • Awards: Click Here To View
  • Father Name: Scott Kingsley Swift
  • Mother Name: Andrea Gardner Swift
  • Relatives:
    • Austin Swift (brother)
    • Marjorie Finlay (grandmother)
  • Debut by Taylor Swift:
    • Song Writer: Lucky You (2001)
    • Album (Singer): Taylor Swift (2006)
    • Film (Actress): Jonas Brothers (2009)
  • Origin: Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
  • Genres: Pop, Country, Rock, Folk, Alternative
  • Instruments: Vocals, Guitar, Banjo, Piano, Ukulele
  • Labels: Big Machine, Republic
  • Net Worth: $400 Million (According to 2021)

Taylor Swift Awards Received (Click Here To View Full List):

MTV Video Music Awards:
  • 2013: Blank Space (Best Female Video)
  • 2015: Bad Blood  (Video of the Year for )
  • 2019: You Need to Calm Down (Video of the Year)

American Music Awards:
  • 2015: Favorite Pop/Rock Album for "1989"
  • 2015: Blank Space (Song of the Year)
  • 2019: Artist of the Decade
  • 2019: Artist of the Year
  • 2019: You Need to Calm Down (Favorite Music Video)
  • 2020: Artist of the Year

BBC Music Awards:
  • 2016: Most Entertaining Celebrity

Billboard Music Awards:
  • 2014: Top Artist
  • 2014: Top Female Artist
  • 2014: Top Billboard 200 Artist
  • 2014: Top Hot 100 Artist

Billboard Women in Music:
  • 2011: Woman of the Year
  • 2014: Woman of the Year
  • 2019: Woman of the Decade

Brit Awards:
  • 2015: International Female Solo Artist

Grammy Awards:
  • 2010: Album of the Year for "Fearless"
  • 2016: Album of the Year for "1989"
  • Taylor Swift Posing with Her Grammy Awards

People's Choice Awards:
  • 2015: Favorite Female Artist
  • 2015: Favorite Pop Artist

Guinness World Records:
  • 2010: Fastest Selling Digital Album by Female Artist
  • 2012: Fastest Selling Single in Digital History
  • 2014: Most Million-Selling Weeks on the U.S. Albums Chart with Three Consecutive Albums
  • 2017: Highest Annual Earnings Female Pop Star Ever

About Taylor Swift:

Marritial Status: (Unmarried)
Relation Status: In a relationship
Affairs:/Boyfriends:
  • Brandon Borello (In 2005)
  • Sam Armstrong (In 2006)
  • Joe Jonas, American Singer (In 2008)
  • Lucas Till, American Actor (In 2009)
  • John Mayer, American Singer-Songwriter (In 2009)
  • Taylor Launter, American Actor (In 2009)
  • Toby Hemingway, Actor (In 2010)
  • Jake Gyllenhaal, American Actor (In 2010)
  • Harry Styles, Singer-Songwriter (From 2012 to 2013)
  • Conor Kennedy, Social Activist (In 2014)
  • Calvin Harris, Scottish DJ (From 2015 to 2016)
  • Tom Hiddleston, Actor (From May 2016 to September 2016)
  • Joe Alwyn, Actor (From 2017 - Present)

Some Facts About Taylor Swift:

  • Taylor Swift parents were Presbyterian Churchgoers so, she used to attend Bible classes in her childhood.
  • Taylor Swift won many horse riding races in her childhood. She had a pony named Ginger.
  • Taylor Swift maternal grandmother was an Opera singer and was the host of a TV show in Puerto Rico.
  • At the age of nine, Taylor Swift developed an interest in musical theatre and performed for Berks Youth Theatre Academy Productions. She used to travel regularly to New York for her acting classes from Pennsylvania. Later, she got inspired by Shania Twain’s songs and shifted her focus towards country music.
  • Taylor Swift decided to move to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue her music career after watching a documentary on Faith Hill.
  • When Taylor Swift was eleven, she submitted a karaoke CD of various songs of Dolly Parton, Dixie Chicks, and LeAnn Rimes at Nashville record labels. In an interview, she shared this incident, she said,
  • It was on spring break, and I was 11 and I had this little demo CD — a karaoke CD of me singing songs by Dolly Parton and the Dixie Chicks and LeAnn Rimes. And I marched up and down Music Row with these demo CDs, and I’d walk in and hand them to the receptionist while my mom and my little brother were parked outside in a rental car.”
  • At the age of 12, Taylor Swift started her training in playing the guitar then she wrote her first song ‘Lucky You.’ with the help of local musician Ronnie Cremer.
  • In 2003, with the help of Dan Dymtrow, Taylor worked as a model for ‘Abercrombie & Fitch’ as part of their “Rising Stars” campaign.
  • Taylor Swift performed her original songs at RCA Records and received an artist development deal. Later, Taylor was enrolled in ‘Aron Academy’ while continued her education through home-schooling.
  • Taylor Swift later worked with the experienced songwriters like Troy Verges, Brett Beavers, Brett James, Mac McAnally, the Warren Brothers, and Liz Rose. Liz Rose said in an interview,
  • The sessions were some of the easiest I’ve ever done. Basically, I was just her editor. She’d write about what happened in school that day. She had such a clear vision of what she was trying to say. And she’d come in with the most incredible hooks.”
  • Taylor left RCA Records at the age of 14, later, she was signed by the Sony/ATV publishing house.
  • In 2005, she was performing at Nashville’s Bluebird Café where she grabbed the attention of Borchetta, a DreamWorks Records executive. At that time, Borchetta was planning to form an independent record label with the name, Big Machine Records. Taylor’s father purchased three per cent shares in Borchetta’s company.
  • Taylor started working on her first album and released her first album ‘Taylor Swift’ on 24 October 2006 under the music label, Big Machine Records. The album was a great hit and had sold over 7.75 million copies worldwide.
  • Later, she released many other chartbuster songs including, ‘Love Story,’ ‘Tim McGraw’, ‘Our Song,’ and ‘Teardrops on My Guitar.’
  • She was hired as a brand ambassador by many ace brands including Cover Girl, Sony Electronics, and Diet Coke.
  • She has many superhit albums to her name including Red (2012), 1989 (2014), Reputation (2017), and Lover (2019).
  • Interestingly, some of her songs are dedicated to her ex-boyfriends, some of such songs are “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” “Style,” “Mine,” and “Back To December.”
  • She has also performed live at musical tours like Fearless Tour (2009–2010), Speak Now World Tour (2011–2012), The Red Tour (2013–2014), The 1989 World Tour (2015), Reputation Stadium Tour (2018), and Lover Fest (2020).
  • Apart from singing, she is also a social activist. On 21 September 2007, she launched a campaign to protect children from online predators. She has worked for social welfare organizations like PETA, Red Cross, UNICEF, and Cancer Research Institute.
  • In 2010, she launched her own perfume line.
  • In an interview with David Letterman, Taylor said that she learns some phrases in the language of every nation she visits.
  • In October 2013, she inaugurated a $4 million education centre at the ‘Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’ in Nashville.
  • On 24 November 2019, she won six American Music Awards (AMA) including Artist of the Decade Award. She has won a total of 29 AMAs; beating the record of the legendary singer Michael Jackson.
  • Taylor’s look-alike girl is April Glorias from Kansas. She is so similar to Taylor that she looks like her identical twin.
  • Taylor was named after another singer-songwriter: James Taylor.
  • Taylor swift is well versed in playing various instruments like guitars (acoustic, electric, banjo), piano, and ukulele.
  • Swift is one of the youngest songwriters that Sony/ATV Music publishing house has ever signed.
  • Taylor has more than 600 nominations under her name.
  • Taylor sends gifts to her fans and calls it “Swiftmas.”
  • Swift single-handedly brought down the iPhone and MacBook giant Apple for paying her the fair amount of royalties within a day.
  • She is a cat lover. Two of her pet cats are Meredith and Olivia.
  • She considers ’13’ as her lucky number.
  • She has featured on the cover page of various/many well-known magazines like Vogue, Time, Billboard, and Elle.
  • In January 2020, she booked a gym for her workout session and asked everybody to leave the gym including Justin Bieber, who was already working out in the gym when Taylor arrived there.

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