Taylor Swift is a singer-songwriter who has had a career that has been a huge success for her. She has been named “Female Artist of the Year” by Billboard and the AMAs, and has won three Grammys. In addition to her musical career, she has also made a successful acting career and starred in several supporting roles. For her efforts, she was awarded the Dick Clark Award for Excellence from the American Music Awards and was one of eight artists to receive a 50th Anniversary Milestone Award from the Academy of Country Music.
When she was only nine years old, Taylor Swift began taking vocal lessons in New York City. After she grew up, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee, and bought a home in the suburbs. At age 14, she signed with Big Machine Records, which was led by record executive Scott Borchetta. Her father purchased a three percent share of Big Machine Records, which helped get Taylor Swift on her first major record label.
Taylor Swift signed a deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing in 2004 and became the youngest artist ever to do so. She co-wrote songs with Kellie Pickler and Boys Like Girls.
Her third album, Speak Now (2010), explored country pop. It included references to relationships with Joe Jonas and John Mayer. The fourth studio album, Red, incorporated elements of pop, rock, and electronic music. This album was named Best Album of the Year at the 52nd Grammy Awards. A documentary about Taylor Swift, called Miss Americana, is scheduled to premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.
Taylor Swift has released eight studio albums and two compilation albums. Her first, self-titled, was released in 2006. It peaked at number five on the Billboard 200 and garnered her a number of awards. During its promotional campaign, “Red” appeared on television, including Good Morning America and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Upon its release, it sold more than one million copies.
Her next album, Safe & Sound, was recorded with The Civil Wars, a folk rock group. As a result, the album was a departure from the pop-inspired work that has been typical of Taylor Swift’s work. Despite the fact that the album didn’t reach the top of the charts, it won a Grammy nomination for Best Pop/Rock Album.
Her ninth studio album, Evermore, was released later in the year. During its promotional campaign, it earned Swift another Grammy nomination.
Taylor Swift has received many other awards and honors. She was awarded the Horizon Award from the Country Music Association and was also named Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist by the AMAs. She also won the Song of the Year award for the track “Beautiful Ghosts.” Moreover, she was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 61st Grammy Awards.
Besides winning multiple awards, Swift has been nominated for the AMA’s Entertainer of the Year award, the Golden Globe for Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Motion Picture for “Beautiful Ghosts,” and the Billboard Woman of the Year award. She has been featured on numerous television shows, including The Late Show with David Letterman, ABC News Nightline, and Good Morning America.