Throughout her career, Taylor Swift has proved herself to be an introspective, passionate, and witty pop princess. Her songs are powerfully empathetic and connect her to audiences around the world. She has proved her innate charm through multi-platinum selling and record breaking success. The following is a look at the most important aspects of her life, including her most important achievements.
Taylor Swift was born on December 13, 1989 in West Reading, Pennsylvania. She was born to a stockbroker father and a homemaker mother. At age nine, she started taking vocal lessons in New York City. She eventually became the youngest artist to sign with Sony/ATV publishing house. She then left the company at age 14 and signed with Big Machine Records. She is the first woman to win the Grammy for Album of the Year for three different projects.
In 2006, Taylor Swift released her debut album, titled Swift. It was a wildly successful album, selling over five million copies in the United States. The album also earned Swift a nomination for Best New Artist at the 50th Grammy Awards. Her lead single, “Look What You Made Me Do”, broke a record for the most views in the first 24 hours. She also won a trophy for the same song at the VMAs. The album has received generally positive reviews from music critics.
Taylor Swift also released the folklore album. It debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. The album also received a nomination for Best New Artist at the CMA Awards.