Taylor Swift is a country singer-songwriter who is known for her powerful vocals. She is also an avid social activist and a model. She is a co-founder of the charity group called Swifty Campaign and she has won several awards in her career. She has worked for the Red Cross, PETA and UNICEF.
Born on December 13, 1989, in West Reading, Pennsylvania, she started taking singing lessons at the age of nine and later shifted her focus to country music. She was inspired by country music star Shania Twain and Faith Hill. She was signed to RCA Records when she was 14 years old.
Her debut album titled “Taylor Swift” was released in 2006 and it reached the top of the country albums chart. It also became the best-selling album of 2006.
She was nominated for many awards including the AMA, ACM and CMA. She received the prestigious BMI Songwriter of the Year award in 2007.
After releasing her first album, she began touring and performing at concerts. She is a bestselling recording artist with over 30 million sales worldwide. She has won numerous awards including the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year award, and the AMA Female Vocalist of the Year award.
Following her success, she moved to Nashville in order to pursue her career. She had her first show at a local restaurant in 2006.
In 2007, she released her debut EP titled “Beautiful Eyes” and became the youngest person to receive BMI’s songwriter of the year award. She was also a winner of the American Country Countdown and the MTV Video Music Awards.
The following year she won the Country Music Association’s Female Vocalist of the Year award. Her next single, “Teardrops on My Guitar,” was a number one hit and was the second-best-selling single of 2008.
After winning her first Grammy in 2008, she released a re-recorded version of her self-titled album, Fearless. It reached the top of the Billboard 200 and was the first re-recorded album to do so. It was preceded by the singles “Love Story (Taylor’s Version)” and “Mr. Perfectly Fine.”
Her eighth studio album folklore was released on July 23, 2020 and debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. The album incorporated collaborations with Jack Antonoff, Aaron Dessner, and Bon Iver. It also featured several new artists, such as HAIM and The National.
She is a popular performer who has performed at a number of concerts including The Red Tour, Fearless Tour, Speak Now World Tour, The 1989 World Tour and Reputation Stadium Tour.
With her songs gaining more and more popularity, she has won more awards in her career. She has won the AMA, ACM and CMA. Her songs have also been featured in numerous movies and television shows. She has performed on the Ellen show, and she has made an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
Swift is currently working on her upcoming album. She has also been a model for brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch and has toured with her band.