Taylor Swift is a talented American pop, rock, and country singer. She has been nominated for three Grammy awards, and has won one. She is one of the most successful artists of the last 20 years. She has sold over 50 million albums, won four Grammys, received six American Music Awards, and has won numerous other accolades. She has also appeared on a number of major television shows and movies.
When Taylor was a teenager, she attended school in Hendersonville, Tennessee. She began writing and performing music in Nashville, and soon landed a record deal with Sony/ATV Publishing. She also started karaoke competitions and participated in horse shows. She learned to play the guitar at age 12 with the help of Ronnie Cremer. She also worked with Liz Rose in Nashville.
At age 16, Taylor Swift released her debut studio album, the self-titled Taylor Swift. The album went platinum in the US. The single “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100. The song also earned Swift a Grammy nomination.
At age 18, she left Sony/ATV to join the new Big Machine Records label. She was the company’s first signing, but her career took a turn when a dispute arose between her and her former label. This dispute became known as the Taylor Swift masters controversy. Eventually, Scooter Braun, who owned a majority stake in Big Machine, purchased all of Swift’s masters, making him the owner of her first six studio albums.
She continued to tour in her teen years, and her performances were widely praised. She opened for Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney, and Faith Hill. She also contributed two original songs to the The Hunger Games soundtrack. She has toured internationally. Her Fearless Tour was her first headlining concert tour. It grossed over $63 million. She also won the Horizon Award from the Country Music Association.
Taylor Swift has collaborated with a wide variety of artists on her albums. She worked with Zayn Malik on the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack. She also co-wrote a song with Calvin Harris. She has also written songs with Kellie Pickler.
She has released seven studio albums, with the most recent being Lover. She has also made a number of music videos. The video for her hit “The Man” features Taylor Swift in a beard. The music video takes aim at the behavior of wealthy men. It was shot at a mansion on a Jersey shore, and was named the #1 video of the year by The Guardian.
The singer has also won numerous awards, including the Academy of Country Music’s Horizon Award and the AMA’s Artist of the Year award. She has also been nominated for three Grammys, and has been named Female Artist of the Year by Billboard. She has received multiple media coverage and was the subject of a documentary entitled Miss Americana. She has also starred in several movies and played the role of Bombalurina in the musical Cats.