Taylor Swift’s career began when she was an industry showcase artist. She had just turned fourteen and had already signed with Sony/ATV publishing house. Her father, Scott Borchetta, was preparing to start his own record label called Big Machine Records and was looking for an artist to sign. He chose her as one of his first signings.
At the age of 11, she competed in a local talent competition and won. Her performance of LeAnn Rimes’ “Big Deal” earned her a spot on the stage as an opening act for Charlie Daniels. Eventually, Taylor Swift became interested in country music, and she began auditioning for country concerts.
Swift’s self-titled debut album was released in October 2006. It received a positive response from critics, with the New York Times describing it as “pop-minded country”. She was also the opening act for Brad Paisley’s 2007 tour. Swift continued to promote her debut album throughout 2006 and 2007, releasing four more singles from it. All of these singles made it onto the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Taylor Swift has sold over 200 million records worldwide, making her one of the most successful artists of all time. Her albums have each opened at number one on the Billboard charts, and she has won eleven Grammy Awards, three Album of the Year awards, thirty-nine American Music Awards, and nineteen Billboard Music Awards. She has also been named Woman of the Decade by Forbes and Time.
Taylor Swift was born on December 13, 1989, in Nashville, Tennessee. She is the daughter of Andrea Finlay and Scott Kingsley Swift. Her father is a stockbroker, and her mother is a homemaker. She has a brother who is an actor. She spent her early years on a Christmas tree farm with her parents. At age nine, she began taking vocal lessons in New York City. She later decided to focus on country music.
Taylor Swift has been featured on numerous television shows. Her fourth studio album, “Red,” was released on October 22, 2012. She wrote nine of the sixteen tracks herself and co-wrote seven other songs. She has also teamed up with Tim McGraw and Keith Urban. After her breakthrough album, Swift embarked on a successful world tour. The tour lasted for four months and grossed over $150 million.
Taylor Swift’s popularity has grown since her early teens. She started writing songs at age twelve. She also won a national poetry contest with her song “Monster in My Closet”. At fourteen, she signed an artist development deal with RCA Records and began her music career. At fifteen, she signed a deal with another record company, but left the label because it wanted her to write songs for other people instead of herself.