Taylor Swift is a singer-songwriter who has been a huge hit all over the world. She has been nominated for several awards throughout her career and has become one of the best selling artists of all time.
She has sold over 100 million records worldwide and her music has been played on more than 700 radio stations. She has also appeared on numerous television shows such as The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Good Morning America and The View.
Her debut album, Taylor Swift, was released in October 2006 and reached number five on the Billboard 200. The album received great reviews from critics. The singles from the album, “Tim McGraw”, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” and “Speak Now” were all hits in the country music industry.
During her time as a singer, Taylor Swift has won many awards including four Grammy nominations, a VMA trophy and multiple AMA statues. She has also earned several BMI Awards and has been honored by the Country Music Academy with a Pinnacle Award.
Born and raised in Reading, Pennsylvania, Taylor Swift is a singer-songwriter with an eclectic range of influences. Her musical background includes pop, rock, country and country pop. Her mother is from a family of musicians and her grandmother was an opera singer.
In her early years, she took vocal and acting lessons in New York City but quickly switched to country music after being introduced to it by her parents. She became a fan of Shania Twain and Faith Hill. She later moved to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue her music career.
Her father, Scott Swift, is a stockbroker and her mother, Andrea, is a homemaker. She was born in Reading, Pennsylvania and grew up on a Christmas tree farm with her mother and brother.
She attended West Reading Elementary Center and Wyomissing Area Junior/Senior High School in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.
After graduating from high school, Swift moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where she began writing songs with songwriter Liz Rose. She was signed by record label Big Machine Records in 2006.
During her time in Nashville, she had the opportunity to work with producers Jack Antonoff and Tim McGraw. Her debut single, “Tim McGraw” was a hit in the country music industry and she spent most of her time on tour to promote the album.
While she was in Nashville, she performed at various venues and festivals. She also toured Europe and South America, performing in Mexico, Brazil and Argentina. She was nominated for three Grammy Awards in 2010 and won two in 2011.
The singer-songwriter has been a big fan of the Hunger Games series since her youth and she is currently writing the soundtrack to the prequel.
She is also a philanthropist and has given $500,000 to the Red Cross in 2010. She has supported various charities throughout her career.
Aside from her music, she has also made a name for herself as an actress and has appeared in many movies. She has also been a cast member on the popular television series Dancing with the Stars.