Taylor Swift is an American singer-songwriter whose discography spans multiple genres. Her songwriting and performances have received wide-ranging media coverage. Her music has garnered a devoted following. However, despite her multi-platinum success, Swift is not without controversy. Read on to find out more about Swift’s music, career, and personal life.
Swift began her music career by winning a local talent contest at age eleven. She was also one of the youngest artists to sign with the Sony/ATV publishing company. However, at fourteen, she decided to leave the publishing house to pursue a solo career. She wanted to capture her early years on her album. At that time, she also met Scott Borchetta, who was preparing to form Big Machine Records. He then signed Taylor Swift, and they released her debut album in October 2006. The album received generally positive reviews.
Swift has sold over 200 million albums worldwide, making her one of the most successful artists of all time. She is the first female artist to win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year three times. Her music has also won her numerous other awards, including the Emmy Award and the Brit Award. Swift is also a vocal advocate for women’s empowerment.
Swift has also made appearances on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, Good Morning America, The View, and the Late Show With David Letterman. In addition, she performed at the MTV VMAs and the Teen Awards. She is slated to perform at the CMA Awards in Nashville, the MTV Europe Music Awards in Frankfurt, and the ARIA Awards in Sydney.
Taylor Swift moved to Nashville, Tennessee, when she was fourteen. She lived in a lakefront house and went to Hendersonville High School. She later transferred to Aaron Academy, where she eventually graduated a year early. In 2004, she became interested in country music, which led to her signing to major record labels.
Taylor Swift’s recent success has led to many collaborations with other artists. In addition to working with artists such as Bon Iver, she also starred in a musical, Cats. Her song “Beautiful Ghosts” earned her a Grammy nomination and a Golden Globe nomination. Swift’s latest release, “Folklore,” is a sweeping departure from her previous pop-influenced work. It won the Grammy for Album of the Year. Swift’s next album, “Evermore,” is due out in 2020.
While working on new music, Taylor Swift released her debut album, 1989. Named after the year she was born, 1989 was inspired by the sounds of the era. Although she had experimented with electronic dance music in her earlier work, 1989 is Swift’s first ‘pop album’ and sold five million copies in the United States. It also earned her second Grammy for album of the year.
After a successful debut, Swift went on to release her self-titled debut album in 2007. It was certified platinum and the video was released in December 2006. Swift continued to tour with Rascal Flatts and received accolades for her music. She also opened for several big country stars including Tim McGraw and George Strait. In 2009, she was named female artist of the year.