She’s a singer, an actress, a musician, and a dancer.
Taylor Swift is one of the most recognizable names in pop culture today. She has a huge following and has sold millions of records worldwide. Her music is often influenced by her personal life, and she has won numerous awards for her work.
She was born in West Reading, Pennsylvania on December 13, 1989. Her father Scott Swift is a stockbroker and her mother Andrea Swift is a homemaker. She started playing guitar at the age of 11, and by 14 she had signed a record deal with RCA Records.
Her country-inspired music was praised by fans and critics. She released her first single, “Tim McGraw,” in June 2006. The album was released in October 2006 and it spawned five more hits.
After a few unsuccessful auditions in New York City, Swift moved to Nashville and began learning the guitar from a local computer repairman. She also started performing in her local church choir.
In her spare time, she played piano and took acting lessons. In 2005, she met Scott Borchetta, a former DreamWorks Records executive who would launch Big Machine Records in 2006. He saw Swift’s talent and signed her to the label. He helped her with her debut, which was produced by Nathan Chapman.
The album spawned four top 40 hit songs. It also peaked at number 5 on the US Billboard 200.
She is also known for her roles in several films and plays including the musicals “Cats” (2019) and “Valentine’s Day” (2010). She has toured throughout the world.
Her songs have been covered by many artists. Some of her most popular songs have been “Blank Space,” “Shake It Off,” and “Bad Blood.”
Swift’s career has spanned more than two decades, with over sixty million albums sold. Her discography includes a mix of country, rock and pop. She has won multiple Grammy awards, and has become one of the most successful female musicians in the world.
When she was young, Swift listened to country music and was inspired by singers such as Shania Twain and Faith Hill. She wanted to be a country singer and began taking singing and acting lessons in New York City.
At the age of eleven, Swift sang the national anthem at a Philadelphia 76ers basketball game. She soon realized she was talented at singing and started to sing karaoke in the area.
After her father transferred to an office in Nashville, Taylor moved to Hendersonville, Tennessee where she was able to focus on her music. She began to write songs and signed with a songwriter named Liz Rose.
Her original songs eventually earned her a songwriting contract with Sony/ATV Music Publishing and she parted ways with Dymtrow in 2004. In addition to writing her own music, Swift has also penned songs for other artists.
She has been the recipient of a total of eight Academy of Country Music Awards, three Grammy awards and four Country Music Association awards. She has sold more than 60 million records and has toured extensively.