Taylor Swift is a singer, songwriter, model, and actress who has been in the music industry since she was 12 years old. She is a multi-platinum selling artist and has received countless awards for her music. She is also an activist who has worked for social causes such as PETA, Red Cross and UNICEF.
She started singing at age 10 and was a fan of country music. She began to learn the guitar and wrote her first song when she was 12.
During her time in Nashville, Swift had many opportunities to work with a variety of musicians and singers. She signed a contract with Big Machine Records and released her debut album ‘Taylor Swift’ in October 2006.
Her first album was a big success and the song “Blank Space” was a huge hit. It was the number one single in the United States and Australia, and was a double platinum record worldwide.
After releasing her first album, she made several appearances on the television shows Good Morning America and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. She also participated in a number of musical tours including the Fearless Tour and Speak Now World Tour.
She has won a number of awards for her music and acts as a brand ambassador for many aces brands. She is a member of the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association.
The songs on her debut album reflect Swift’s experiences growing up in Pennsylvania and her struggles with the loss of her mother. They are an honest portrayal of her emotions and are often a cry for help.
When she was a child, Taylor used to sing karaoke in her home and was interested in country music. She would also sing the National Anthem at her local football games.
By the age of 11, she had won a local talent competition and was able to perform at a local country music festival. She learned to play the guitar from a computer repairman and started writing her own songs.
After graduating high school, she moved to Nashville to pursue a career in the music industry. In 2005, she performed at a showcase in Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe and was discovered by Scott Borchetta, a record executive who was preparing to form an independent record label.
She was one of the first signings for the new label, with her father purchasing a three percent share of the company. She began working on her debut album at the Bluebird Café and released it in October 2006.
Her next album, ‘Red’ was released in 2012 and sold over 5.25 million copies. It was her second top ten record and earned a nomination for the Grammy Award for Best New Artist.
‘Reputation’ was released in 2017 and was a massive success. It reached the top ten in the US, and was the first album to sell more than 1 million copies within its first week of release.
With her latest album, ‘Lover’, Swift continues to write about her personal relationships and has become a socially conscious artist. She has also been working with charity organizations such as the Red Cross and has donated millions of dollars to various causes.