Throughout her career, Taylor Swift has sold over 200 million albums worldwide. She has won three Album of the Year awards and a total of eleven Grammy awards. She is the only female artist to have six albums that sell over 500,000 copies in a week. In 2011, Swift won a Grammy for best country song for her hit “Mean.” She also earned a nomination for the Golden Globe for best original song for “Beautiful Ghosts.”
Taylor Swift was born in Pennsylvania. She spent her early years on a Christmas tree farm with her parents. She began taking vocal lessons at age nine, and later focused on country music. She was signed to Sony/ATV publishing house at age 14. However, she left the publishing house at age 14. She then signed with Big Machine Records, whose co-founder was Scott Borchetta.
Taylor Swift has a diverse discography that includes a variety of genres, including country, pop, and R&B. Her narrative songwriting is often based on her personal life. She has received widespread media coverage and has become known as a powerful empathetic writer. In fact, she has been featured in Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time. She is the youngest person to ever receive the title of Woman of the Year. She was also named Female Artist of the Year by Billboard.
Taylor Swift’s debut album was released in October 2006. It debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. Its first single, “Look What You Made Me Do,” broke the record for most views in the first 24 hours of its release. This single reached number two in the US. The album also earned generally positive reviews from music critics.
Swift signed with Big Machine Records, which is helmed by Scott Borchetta, who was a record executive at Dreamworks Records. Borchetta noticed Taylor Swift when she was performing. She persuaded him to sign her to Big Machine. The label released her debut album, which was produced by Liz Rose and Max Martin. It was a departure from her previous pop-influenced work. The album spawned three international singles.
In 2010, Swift released her third studio album, Speak Now. The album included references to romantic relationships, including her relationship with John Mayer. It also included the song “Sweeter Than Fiction,” which was recorded for the One Chance movie soundtrack. It earned Swift another Grammy nomination for best country song for “Mean.” The album also earned her a nomination for Best Song Written for Visual Media at the 56th Grammy Awards.
Swift also earned her first-ever Grammy nomination for Best Country Album with her fifth studio album, reputation. The album earned generally positive reviews from music critics, and the album’s lead single, “Love Story,” reached number four on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The album also earned Swift several accolades, including a Grammy award for best country album, and several AMA and BMI awards. She also earned a VMA trophy for best country album.