Taylor Swift is an American singer-songwriter known for her tales of young heartache. She achieved widespread success in the early 21st century and is regarded as one of the top artists in pop music.
Her first album ‘Taylor Swift’ was released on 24 October 2006. It became an instant hit and had sold over 7.75 million copies worldwide. She has won many awards and accolades for her career including the most recent Grammy Award for Artist of the Year.
She has also won several CMA Awards, including Female Vocalist of the Year and Artist of the Year. She is ranked among the world’s most successful female musicians and has sold more than 80 million records.
As a child, Taylor began writing songs and performing them at venues in Nashville. She honed her writing skills by working with songwriter Liz Rose on two-hour sessions after school every Tuesday. She was signed by Sony/ATV Music Publishing at 14 years old and became their youngest artist ever.
In 2005, she performed at Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe and a music-recording executive named Scott Borchetta saw her and decided to sign her with his new label Big Machine Records. Having purchased three percent shares of Borchetta’s company, her father was able to help her achieve her dream of becoming a country music star.
Her debut album, ‘Taylor Swift’, was released in October 2006. It went gold after 13 weeks and has remained one of the top selling albums by an artist in history. It contains some of her best hits including ‘Love Story’ and ‘You Belong With Me’.
She has released many other albums and singles throughout her career, including ‘Fearless’, ‘Speak Now’ and ‘Red’. Her albums and songs have garnered numerous awards, including ‘Fearless’ winning the 2010 Grammy for album of the year and ‘Speak Now’ achieving multiple awards.
‘Fearless’ has become the most successful album by a country artist in history. It sold over 1 million copies in its first week and has 7 songs in the top 100.
The title track ‘Fearless’ won the 2010 Grammy Award for Album of the Year and has been one of her most popular songs. It has also been nominated for many other awards and has received over 50 million views on YouTube.
On ‘Speak Now’, she expanded her repertoire of musical genres and wrote songs that were more complex than on her debut. This album also won her a number of awards, including the 2009 Grammy Award for Album of the Year and the ‘McCartney Awards’ in 2010.
Her next studio album, ‘Red’, was released in 2012 and was the fastest-selling album by a country singer in history. It spawned her first number-one song and is considered by many to be the best album of her career. She has won a total of five Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year and ‘Best Country Album’.