Taylor Swift is an American pop and country singer and songwriter. She is currently the most successful digital artist of all time, with over one billion YouTube views for her first album, 1989, and more than seven million for her second album, Speak Now. Several of her songs have reached the top of the charts. Her albums have also earned several Grammy awards. In addition, she has won the American Music Awards’ Artist of the Year and Entertainer of the Year, and she was named Billboard Woman of the Year in 2011.
Born on December 13, 1989 in West Reading, Pennsylvania, Taylor Swift moved to Nashville, Tennessee, at age 14. Her father purchased three percent of Big Machine Records, and she joined the label as a singer/songwriter, performing under the name Taylor Swift.
At age 11, Swift won a local talent contest. By age 12, she had picked up guitar, and at age 13 she began writing her own music. After her debut album, Taylor Swift left Sony/ATV, and signed a record deal with Big Machine Records. She has since become a multi-platinum recording artist and has sold more than 100 million records.
Taylor Swift has received multiple Grammy award nominations for her work, including album of the year, best female pop vocalist and best song of the year. She has won six Grammys and has been named Billboard Woman of the Year.
Her fourth studio album, Red, was released in 2012. It was a mix of pop, rock, and electronic music. The lead single, “Shake It Off”, was a Top 10 hit on the US and Australian charts. This track also received a Golden Globe nomination.
On August 28, 2022, Taylor Swift announced her 10th studio album, Midnights. This would be the last studio album to be released under the red banner. It is her first fully original record since Evermore.
Before making a big splash in music, Taylor Swift had been involved in horse shows and participated in the Berks Youth Theatre Academy’s production of “Annie”. Her mother put her in a saddle at nine months, and she performed her first song at the age of nine. During her childhood, she also took an interest in country music.
Her seventh album, Lover, was released in 2019. It earned numerous accolades. For example, it earned three VMAs, and all of its 18 songs charted on the Billboard Hot 100 in the same week. Also, all of its songs have been nominated for a Grammy. One of the songs, “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever”, won Best Collaboration at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Swift also donated $100,000 to the V Foundation for Cancer Research. She has supported many charities, including Make-A-Wish and Habitat for Humanity. And she is known for her stories of heartache.
Taylor Swift owns a home in the suburbs of Music City. Previously, she had rented a house in Beverly Hills. However, she sold it for $4 million in 2018. In 2010, she appeared in the movie Valentine’s Day.